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Anonymous
October 27, 2004 1:20:27 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when I
ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty confusing
and did not help at all. As always, I do so appreciate
all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all of
you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your warnings,
and installed a good backup program. Three days after
backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped out
by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool will
heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle

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Anonymous
October 27, 2004 3:28:37 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Parameters are passed to chkdsk as a space plus a letter, as "chkdsk /f", in
a command line.

"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when I
> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty confusing
> and did not help at all. As always, I do so appreciate
> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all of
> you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your warnings,
> and installed a good backup program. Three days after
> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped out
> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool will
> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
Anonymous
October 27, 2004 7:11:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

/F is the"Fix" parameter. Read only won't repair errors, so Specify "Chkdsk
/F" for better results.

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> Parameters are passed to chkdsk as a space plus a letter, as "chkdsk /f", in
> a command line.
>
> "Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> > Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when I
> > ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
> > Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
> > mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
> > a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty confusing
> > and did not help at all. As always, I do so appreciate
> > all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
> > sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all of
> > you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
> > you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your warnings,
> > and installed a good backup program. Three days after
> > backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped out
> > by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
> > backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool will
> > heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
>
>
>
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Anonymous
October 27, 2004 12:48:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi, Belle.

> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?

How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add a space, then /, then
the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window, type any command plus "
/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the parameters and switches
available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?

Should you change it? That depends. I like to run Chkdsk as Read-only
first. When I am sure that I want changes to be written to the disk, I run
it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see with chkdsk /?, /R
"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes. Usually, /R (or /F)
solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes misinterprets what it sees
and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard for us non-experts to
know which is which, and often we have little choice but to trust Chkdsk and
let it try to fix things.

In the early stages of trying to track down a problem, you may not want
changes to be written. You might want to preserve the present state of the
disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use some powerful utility to
recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for analysis.

When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable, or that the error is
one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better option, then run chkdsk
/r (or /f).

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@corridor.net
Microsoft Windows MVP

"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when I
> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty confusing
> and did not help at all. As always, I do so appreciate
> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all of
> you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your warnings,
> and installed a good backup program. Three days after
> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped out
> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool will
> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
Anonymous
October 27, 2004 12:48:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Many thanks to all of you. As always you were very
helpful. BYW,R.C., I love San Marcos. Belle
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi, Belle.
>
>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?
>
>How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add a
space, then /, then
>the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window, type
any command plus "
>/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the parameters
and switches
>available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?
>
>Should you change it? That depends. I like to run
Chkdsk as Read-only
>first. When I am sure that I want changes to be written
to the disk, I run
>it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see
with chkdsk /?, /R
>"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes.
Usually, /R (or /F)
>solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes
misinterprets what it sees
>and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard for
us non-experts to
>know which is which, and often we have little choice but
to trust Chkdsk and
>let it try to fix things.
>
>In the early stages of trying to track down a problem,
you may not want
>changes to be written. You might want to preserve the
present state of the
>disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use some
powerful utility to
>recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for
analysis.
>
>When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable, or
that the error is
>one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better
option, then run chkdsk
>/r (or /f).
>
>RC
>--
>R. C. White, CPA
>San Marcos, TX
>rc@corridor.net
>Microsoft Windows MVP
>
>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message
>news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when I
>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
>> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty confusing
>> and did not help at all. As always, I do so appreciate
>> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
>> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all of
>> you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
>> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your
warnings,
>> and installed a good backup program. Three days after
>> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped
out
>> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
>> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool
will
>> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
>
>.
>
Anonymous
October 27, 2004 9:00:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi, Belle.

You're welcome. And we love San Marcos, too. ;<)

And, as a native Okie, I also recognize the name Belle Starr. Have you ever
been to Robbers' Cave, near Wilburton, OK? Lots of Belle Starr memorabilia
around there.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@corridor.net
Microsoft Windows MVP

"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:17fa01c4bc2f$62633490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Many thanks to all of you. As always you were very
> helpful. BYW,R.C., I love San Marcos. Belle
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi, Belle.
>>
>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?
>>
>>How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add a
> space, then /, then
>>the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window, type
> any command plus "
>>/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the parameters
> and switches
>>available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?
>>
>>Should you change it? That depends. I like to run
> Chkdsk as Read-only
>>first. When I am sure that I want changes to be written
> to the disk, I run
>>it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see
> with chkdsk /?, /R
>>"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes.
> Usually, /R (or /F)
>>solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes
> misinterprets what it sees
>>and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard for
> us non-experts to
>>know which is which, and often we have little choice but
> to trust Chkdsk and
>>let it try to fix things.
>>
>>In the early stages of trying to track down a problem,
> you may not want
>>changes to be written. You might want to preserve the
> present state of the
>>disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use some
> powerful utility to
>>recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for
> analysis.
>>
>>When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable, or
> that the error is
>>one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better
> option, then run chkdsk
>>/r (or /f).
>>
>>RC
>>
>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message
>>news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when I
>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
>>> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty confusing
>>> and did not help at all. As always, I do so appreciate
>>> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
>>> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all of
>>> you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
>>> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your
> warnings,
>>> and installed a good backup program. Three days after
>>> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped
> out
>>> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
>>> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool
> will
>>> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 12:14:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Yes, R.C. I have been to Robber's Cave. Love camping in
that area. Love camping all over OK and Tx.
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi, Belle.
>
>You're welcome. And we love San Marcos, too. ;<)
>
>And, as a native Okie, I also recognize the name Belle
Starr. Have you ever
>been to Robbers' Cave, near Wilburton, OK? Lots of
Belle Starr memorabilia
>around there.
>
>RC
>--
>R. C. White, CPA
>San Marcos, TX
>rc@corridor.net
>Microsoft Windows MVP
>
>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message
>news:17fa01c4bc2f$62633490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Many thanks to all of you. As always you were very
>> helpful. BYW,R.C., I love San Marcos. Belle
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Hi, Belle.
>>>
>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?
>>>
>>>How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add a
>> space, then /, then
>>>the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window, type
>> any command plus "
>>>/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the parameters
>> and switches
>>>available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?
>>>
>>>Should you change it? That depends. I like to run
>> Chkdsk as Read-only
>>>first. When I am sure that I want changes to be
written
>> to the disk, I run
>>>it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see
>> with chkdsk /?, /R
>>>"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes.
>> Usually, /R (or /F)
>>>solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes
>> misinterprets what it sees
>>>and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard for
>> us non-experts to
>>>know which is which, and often we have little choice
but
>> to trust Chkdsk and
>>>let it try to fix things.
>>>
>>>In the early stages of trying to track down a problem,
>> you may not want
>>>changes to be written. You might want to preserve the
>> present state of the
>>>disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use some
>> powerful utility to
>>>recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for
>> analysis.
>>>
>>>When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable, or
>> that the error is
>>>one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better
>> option, then run chkdsk
>>>/r (or /f).
>>>
>>>RC
>>>
>>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote in message
>>>news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when
I
>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
>>>> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty
confusing
>>>> and did not help at all. As always, I do so
appreciate
>>>> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
>>>> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all
of
>>>> you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
>>>> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your
>> warnings,
>>>> and installed a good backup program. Three days after
>>>> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped
>> out
>>>> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
>>>> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool
>> will
>>>> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
>
>.
>
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 1:33:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

My sister lives in Bastrop. I have a cousin in New Braunfels. I was born
in SA.

"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:192101c4bc9c$3a651680$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Yes, R.C. I have been to Robber's Cave. Love camping in
> that area. Love camping all over OK and Tx.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi, Belle.
>>
>>You're welcome. And we love San Marcos, too. ;<)
>>
>>And, as a native Okie, I also recognize the name Belle
> Starr. Have you ever
>>been to Robbers' Cave, near Wilburton, OK? Lots of
> Belle Starr memorabilia
>>around there.
>>
>>RC
>>--
>>R. C. White, CPA
>>San Marcos, TX
>>rc@corridor.net
>>Microsoft Windows MVP
>>
>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message
>>news:17fa01c4bc2f$62633490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Many thanks to all of you. As always you were very
>>> helpful. BYW,R.C., I love San Marcos. Belle
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>Hi, Belle.
>>>>
>>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?
>>>>
>>>>How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add a
>>> space, then /, then
>>>>the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window, type
>>> any command plus "
>>>>/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the parameters
>>> and switches
>>>>available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?
>>>>
>>>>Should you change it? That depends. I like to run
>>> Chkdsk as Read-only
>>>>first. When I am sure that I want changes to be
> written
>>> to the disk, I run
>>>>it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see
>>> with chkdsk /?, /R
>>>>"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes.
>>> Usually, /R (or /F)
>>>>solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes
>>> misinterprets what it sees
>>>>and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard for
>>> us non-experts to
>>>>know which is which, and often we have little choice
> but
>>> to trust Chkdsk and
>>>>let it try to fix things.
>>>>
>>>>In the early stages of trying to track down a problem,
>>> you may not want
>>>>changes to be written. You might want to preserve the
>>> present state of the
>>>>disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use some
>>> powerful utility to
>>>>recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for
>>> analysis.
>>>>
>>>>When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable, or
>>> that the error is
>>>>one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better
>>> option, then run chkdsk
>>>>/r (or /f).
>>>>
>>>>RC
>>>>
>>>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>>> wrote in message
>>>>news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)when
> I
>>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read only
>>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
>>>>> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty
> confusing
>>>>> and did not help at all. As always, I do so
> appreciate
>>>>> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved my
>>>>> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all
> of
>>>>> you good people who preach backup,backup,backup,thank
>>>>> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your
>>> warnings,
>>>>> and installed a good backup program. Three days after
>>>>> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was wiped
>>> out
>>>>> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
>>>>> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor fool
>>> will
>>>>> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 1:33:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Ok, Colin, you qualify as a 'Good Guy', too. And,BTW,
Thanks for your response to my original post. Belle
>-----Original Message-----
>My sister lives in Bastrop. I have a cousin in New
Braunfels. I was born
>in SA.
>
>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message
>news:192101c4bc9c$3a651680$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> Yes, R.C. I have been to Robber's Cave. Love camping
in
>> that area. Love camping all over OK and Tx.
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Hi, Belle.
>>>
>>>You're welcome. And we love San Marcos, too. ;<)
>>>
>>>And, as a native Okie, I also recognize the name Belle
>> Starr. Have you ever
>>>been to Robbers' Cave, near Wilburton, OK? Lots of
>> Belle Starr memorabilia
>>>around there.
>>>
>>>RC
>>>--
>>>R. C. White, CPA
>>>San Marcos, TX
>>>rc@corridor.net
>>>Microsoft Windows MVP
>>>
>>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote in message
>>>news:17fa01c4bc2f$62633490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>>> Many thanks to all of you. As always you were very
>>>> helpful. BYW,R.C., I love San Marcos. Belle
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>Hi, Belle.
>>>>>
>>>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read
only
>>>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?
>>>>>
>>>>>How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add
a
>>>> space, then /, then
>>>>>the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window,
type
>>>> any command plus "
>>>>>/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the
parameters
>>>> and switches
>>>>>available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?
>>>>>
>>>>>Should you change it? That depends. I like to run
>>>> Chkdsk as Read-only
>>>>>first. When I am sure that I want changes to be
>> written
>>>> to the disk, I run
>>>>>it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see
>>>> with chkdsk /?, /R
>>>>>"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes.
>>>> Usually, /R (or /F)
>>>>>solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes
>>>> misinterprets what it sees
>>>>>and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard
for
>>>> us non-experts to
>>>>>know which is which, and often we have little choice
>> but
>>>> to trust Chkdsk and
>>>>>let it try to fix things.
>>>>>
>>>>>In the early stages of trying to track down a
problem,
>>>> you may not want
>>>>>changes to be written. You might want to preserve
the
>>>> present state of the
>>>>>disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use
some
>>>> powerful utility to
>>>>>recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for
>>>> analysis.
>>>>>
>>>>>When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable,
or
>>>> that the error is
>>>>>one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better
>>>> option, then run chkdsk
>>>>>/r (or /f).
>>>>>
>>>>>RC
>>>>>
>>>>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>>>> wrote in message
>>>>>news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)
when
>> I
>>>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read
only
>>>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
>>>>>> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty
>> confusing
>>>>>> and did not help at all. As always, I do so
>> appreciate
>>>>>> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved
my
>>>>>> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all
>> of
>>>>>> you good people who preach
backup,backup,backup,thank
>>>>>> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your
>>>> warnings,
>>>>>> and installed a good backup program. Three days
after
>>>>>> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was
wiped
>>>> out
>>>>>> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
>>>>>> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor
fool
>>>> will
>>>>>> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
October 28, 2004 2:31:47 AM

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yw

"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1aad01c4bca4$405a3a90$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Ok, Colin, you qualify as a 'Good Guy', too. And,BTW,
> Thanks for your response to my original post. Belle
>>-----Original Message-----
>>My sister lives in Bastrop. I have a cousin in New
> Braunfels. I was born
>>in SA.
>>
>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message
>>news:192101c4bc9c$3a651680$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Yes, R.C. I have been to Robber's Cave. Love camping
> in
>>> that area. Love camping all over OK and Tx.
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>Hi, Belle.
>>>>
>>>>You're welcome. And we love San Marcos, too. ;<)
>>>>
>>>>And, as a native Okie, I also recognize the name Belle
>>> Starr. Have you ever
>>>>been to Robbers' Cave, near Wilburton, OK? Lots of
>>> Belle Starr memorabilia
>>>>around there.
>>>>
>>>>RC
>>>>--
>>>>R. C. White, CPA
>>>>San Marcos, TX
>>>>rc@corridor.net
>>>>Microsoft Windows MVP
>>>>
>>>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>>> wrote in message
>>>>news:17fa01c4bc2f$62633490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>> Many thanks to all of you. As always you were very
>>>>> helpful. BYW,R.C., I love San Marcos. Belle
>>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>>Hi, Belle.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read
> only
>>>>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>How to change it? Simple. As others said, just add
> a
>>>>> space, then /, then
>>>>>>the letter for the parameter. In a "DOS" window,
> type
>>>>> any command plus "
>>>>>>/?" to see a mini-Help file listing all the
> parameters
>>>>> and switches
>>>>>>available with that command. For example, chkdsk /?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Should you change it? That depends. I like to run
>>>>> Chkdsk as Read-only
>>>>>>first. When I am sure that I want changes to be
>>> written
>>>>> to the disk, I run
>>>>>>it again with the /F or /R parameter. As you can see
>>>>> with chkdsk /?, /R
>>>>>>"Implies /F"; either parameter causes disk writes.
>>>>> Usually, /R (or /F)
>>>>>>solves the problem. However, Chkdsk sometimes
>>>>> misinterprets what it sees
>>>>>>and its "fixes" make the problem worse. It's hard
> for
>>>>> us non-experts to
>>>>>>know which is which, and often we have little choice
>>> but
>>>>> to trust Chkdsk and
>>>>>>let it try to fix things.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>In the early stages of trying to track down a
> problem,
>>>>> you may not want
>>>>>>changes to be written. You might want to preserve
> the
>>>>> present state of the
>>>>>>disk for further diagnostics or to be able to use
> some
>>>>> powerful utility to
>>>>>>recover data or information from the FAT or MFT for
>>>>> analysis.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>When you are sure that there is nothing recoverable,
> or
>>>>> that the error is
>>>>>>one that Chkdsk can fix, or that you have no better
>>>>> option, then run chkdsk
>>>>>>/r (or /f).
>>>>>>
>>>>>>RC
>>>>>>
>>>>>>"Belle Starr" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>>>>> wrote in message
>>>>>>news:1cf501c4bbdc$49bdef00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Hi. I have XPHome SP1(haven't installed SP2 yet)
> when
>>> I
>>>>>>> ran chkdsk,I got the following message: Warning F
>>>>>>> Parameter nor specified. Running CHKDSK in read
> only
>>>>>>> mode. Should I change this? And,if so,how? I did
>>>>>>> a 'google' on F Parameter, but it was pretty
>>> confusing
>>>>>>> and did not help at all. As always, I do so
>>> appreciate
>>>>>>> all the help I get from all of you. You have saved
> my
>>>>>>> sanity more times than you know. By the way, to all
>>> of
>>>>>>> you good people who preach
> backup,backup,backup,thank
>>>>>>> you,thank you,thank you. I finally heeded your
>>>>> warnings,
>>>>>>> and installed a good backup program. Three days
> after
>>>>>>> backing up my whole system--you guess it--I was
> wiped
>>>>> out
>>>>>>> by a five year old's fingers. Please keep preaching
>>>>>>> backup and safety measures. Maybe another poor
> fool
>>>>> will
>>>>>>> heed the warnings. Cheers to all of you, Belle
>>>>
>>>>.
>>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
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