chkdsk.exe is a part of Windows Vista.
Relate to: System utility, Console, Device management
Default location: %WinDir%\System32\chkdsk.exe
Useful information about: chkdsk.exe
Description: Check Disk Utility
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Size: 15872 (15K)
Chkdsk.exe is used for check a disk and displays a status report.
CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[: size]] [/B]
volume Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), mount point, or volume name.
filename FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentation.
/F Fixes errors on the disk.
/V On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file on the disk.
On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
/R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F).
/L: size NTFS only: Changes the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays current size.
/X Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary. All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid (implies /F).
/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder structure.
/B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume (implies /R)
The /I or /C switch reduces the amount of time required to run Chkdsk by skipping certain checks of the volume.
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Constantly updated. Last update:
October 13 2008
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