How to Run Scandisk
Note: Scandisk can take quite a bit of time (up to several hours,
depending on the size and speed of the disk, number and size of
files, and whether or not errors are found on the disk).
- Double click on My Computer
- Right-click on the drive to scan (C:)
- Click on Properties
- Click on the Tools tab
- Click on Check Now
Windows 9X/Me Note: You should close all programs prior to
starting the scan. (You can hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to close any
unecessary applications -- select the program and hit End Task).
Windows 2000 & Windows XP Note: You will be presented with
"Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt
recovery of bad sectors" options. You should check both
options and click Start.
Windows 2000 & Windows XP Note: You will not be able to scan the
disk while Windows is running. Windows will give you the
option to "schedule the check" to occur on the next boot up.
You should select Yes and reboot your computer to begin the