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CHKDSK Warning: F Parameter?
Posted By Tim On February 14, 2013 @ 9:00 AM In File & Disk Management,System Tune-Up Help | Comments Disabled
Tom from Pennsylvania writes:
I am running windows XP home edition service pack 3. I was running the CHKDSK and a warning come up that the F parameter was not specified. Can you elaborate on this? I have had the computer shut down and reboot while I was using it, is why I was running CHKDSK. I am using Microsoft Security essentials for virus protection.
The chkdsk utility is a built-in program from Microsoft which scans, verifies and can fix some file system errors and hard drive corruption/errors. You can launch the utility from Windows by opening a command prompt (hold down Windows Key and Press R key, type cmd.exe and press enter) and typing chkdsk. The error you are receiving about the f parameter indicates you’ve not told chkdsk to fix errors it has found.
The Chkdsk command has quite a few syntax options, the format to use is: chkdsk [volume:][[Path] FileName] [/f] [/v] [/r] [/x] [/i] [/c] [/l[:size]]
You may be prompted that a volume “Cannot be scanned due to it being in use” or “Unable to be locked. Would you like to scan on next restart?” It is a good idea to select Y for yes, then restart the machine to allow chkdsk to run. Most often when scanning your primary C hard drive for errors with the intention of repairing and fixing bad sectors, you would use the following syntax: chkdsk c: /f /r
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