4.3.2. Check Disk
Check Disk is an applet that will help you create and display a status report for your hard drive. The applet also lists and corrects error on the disk.
Similar to Windows CHKDSK, Check Disk has a list of parameters that help you perform various functions on your hard drive.
To use Check Disk:
- In the Active@ Boot Disk shell, click Start > System > Check Disk. The Check Disk Applet workspace appears. A list of all hard drives appears in the Local Disks list.
- To select a hard drive, select the check box next to the drive name.
- You may add parameters to the command:
/F – If an error is encountered, Check Disk will fix the issue that causes the error.
/V – On a FAT or FAT32 file system, the full path and name of every file is displayed. On NTFS file system, only cleanup messages are displayed.
/R – Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.
/I [NTFS only] – Performs a less vigorous check of indexes.
/C [NTFS only] – Skips checking of cycles within the folder structure.
On a FAT or FAT32 file system, you may specify an individual file to check. To do this, click Browse and choose the file from the Select File dialog box.
- After you have selected a drive and parameters, click Add all marked disks. The chkdsk.exe command appears in the Command list along with the drive letter and all parameters.
This section contains help with the following:
- System Utilities Overview
- Partition Manager (DiskPart.exe)
- Check Disk
- Command Prompt
- Display Configurator
- Task Manager
- Date and Time
- System Information
- To add another drive, repeat steps 2 to 4.
- To remove a drive from the Command list, select it and click Delete command > Delete Current.
- To remove all drives from the Command list, click Delete command > Delete All.
- To run all commands in the Command list, click Execute. A DOS session appears.
- Watch as the functions proceed.
After the command is complete, the DOS session closes.