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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 2:55:03 PM

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I have version 5.1.2600 service pack 2 Build 2600. I have a new game [Sim
City] that says before installing the software I should run ScanDisk followed
by Disk Defragmenter. I know where Disk Defragmenter is but my computer says
there is no ScanDisk. What program on my computer does the job of ScanDisk?
Or do I need to download it? Thanks.

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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 3:08:07 PM

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Start>Run "chkdsk.exe"

chkdsk has replaced Scandisk

Gord

On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 11:55:03 -0800, binkr2 <binkr2@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>I have version 5.1.2600 service pack 2 Build 2600. I have a new game [Sim
>City] that says before installing the software I should run ScanDisk followed
>by Disk Defragmenter. I know where Disk Defragmenter is but my computer says
>there is no ScanDisk. What program on my computer does the job of ScanDisk?
>Or do I need to download it? Thanks.
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 4:08:50 PM

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binkr2 wrote:
> I have version 5.1.2600 service pack 2 Build 2600. I have a new game [Sim
> City] that says before installing the software I should run ScanDisk followed
> by Disk Defragmenter. I know where Disk Defragmenter is but my computer says
> there is no ScanDisk. What program on my computer does the job of ScanDisk?
> Or do I need to download it? Thanks.


WinXP does not have a program called "Scandisk," as this was a Win9x/Me
program. Instead, because WinXP is descended from the WinNT/2K OS
family, it has a command line utility called "Chkdsk," which performs
much better.

Start > Run > Cmd > Chkdsk.exe /? for the correct syntax and
available options.

Alternatively, double-click My Computer > right-click the desired
hard drive > Properties > Tools > Error-checking/Check Now. This will
run Chkdsk, normally on the next reboot.

Unless you are actually experiencing a specific problem related to your
hard drive's file system, there's no real need to run Chkdsk. There's
certainly no need to do so prior to installing a game. (Although
periodically defragging a partition is good advice.)


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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 9:06:25 PM

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"binkr2" <binkr2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E75EAB8F-3389-4CD7-A0BC-51EABC951014@microsoft.com...
>I have version 5.1.2600 service pack 2 Build 2600. I have a new game
>[Sim
> City] that says before installing the software I should run ScanDisk
> followed
> by Disk Defragmenter. I know where Disk Defragmenter is but my
> computer says
> there is no ScanDisk. What program on my computer does the job of
> ScanDisk?
> Or do I need to download it? Thanks.


It's back in a 95-based version of Windows. You don't have that
anymore. Did you even try to use Start -> Help and Support to search on
"scandisk"?
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 9:46:41 PM

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Bruce Chambers wrote:
> binkr2 wrote:
>
>> I have version 5.1.2600 service pack 2 Build 2600. I have a new game
>> [Sim City] that says before installing the software I should run
>> ScanDisk followed by Disk Defragmenter. I know where Disk Defragmenter
>> is but my computer says there is no ScanDisk. What program on my
>> computer does the job of ScanDisk? Or do I need to download it? Thanks.
>
>
>
> WinXP does not have a program called "Scandisk," as this was a
> Win9x/Me program. Instead, because WinXP is descended from the WinNT/2K
> OS family, it has a command line utility called "Chkdsk," which performs
> much better.
>
> Start > Run > Cmd > Chkdsk.exe /? for the correct syntax and
> available options.
>
> Alternatively, double-click My Computer > right-click the desired
> hard drive > Properties > Tools > Error-checking/Check Now. This will
> run Chkdsk, normally on the next reboot.
>
> Unless you are actually experiencing a specific problem related to
> your hard drive's file system, there's no real need to run Chkdsk.
> There's certainly no need to do so prior to installing a game.
> (Although periodically defragging a partition is good advice.)
>
>
Bruce, I find chkdsk/r to be a worthwhile program
to use more or less regularly. Somehow, it almost
always finds a broken file, or something to fix.
Maybe my OS isn't badly broke, but I don't mind the
20 minutes it takes to chkdsk (pit stop and all that).

Perhpas there is a version which checks dynamic
performance of the hard drive (read, write, butterfly,
etcetera)? I don't think that either of the Tools I got
from Seagate and Western Digital do that.

Bill Lurie
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