6.2 Check Disk

Check Disk is an applet that will help you create and display a status report for your hard drive. The applet also lists and corrects error on the disk.

Similar to Windows CHKDSK, Check Disk has a list of parameters that help you perform various functions on your hard drive.

To use Check Disk:

  • 1. In the Active@ Boot Disk shell, click Start > System > Check Disk.
    Check Disk Applet workspace
    The Check Disk Applet workspace will appear with a list of all hard drives in the Local Disks list.
    Check Disk Applet workspace
  • 2. To select a hard drive, select the check box next to the drive's name.
  • 3. You can add parameters to the command:
    • /F — If an error is encountered, Check Disk will fix the issue that causes the error.
    • /V — On a FAT or FAT32 file system, the full path and name of every file is displayed. On NTFS file system, only cleanup messages are displayed.
    • /R — Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.
    • /I [NTFS only] — Performs a less vigorous check of indexes.
    • /C [NTFS only] — Skips checking of cycles within the folder structure.
    • On a FAT or FAT32 file system, you may specify an individual file to check. To do this, click Browse and choose the file from the Select File dialog box.
  • 4. After you have selected a drive and parameters, click Add all marked disks. The chkdsk.exe command appears in the Command list along with the drive letter and all parameters.
  • 5. To add another drive, repeat steps 2 to 4.
  • 6. To remove a drive from the Command list, select it and click Delete command > Delete Current.
  • 7. To remove all drives from the Command list, click Delete command > Delete All.
  • 8. To run all commands in the Command list, click Execute. A DOS session appears.
  • 9. Watch as the functions proceed.

After the command is complete, the DOS session closes.