How do I perform Scandisk in Windows XP or Windows 2000?

A. XP and Win2K don't include the DOS SCANDISK utility. However, you can perform the same task using XP's and Win2K's Error Checking feature. To access this feature, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the drive you want to check, and select Properties from the context menu.
  3. Select the Tools tab.
  4. Under Error Checking, click Check Now.
  5. If you want the scan to automatically attempt to make repairs or check the disk for bad sectors, select those options and click Start.
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  6. Close Windows Explorer.
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