Windows XP - Disk error checking

In Safe Mode

Restart the computer in Safe Mode (press repetitive F5 or F8 during startup before loading Windows).
  • Open My Computer (icon on the desktop),
  • Select the drive of your choice > Right -Click
  • Properties >Tools > Check Now

Verification at startup

Open an MS-DOS window:
  • Start> Run > cmd
  • Type: chkdsk c:/F
  • If the computer asks if you want to check on the next restart, confirm with O Input, and then restart your computer.

This solution is recommended because it allows Windows to perform an audit of the disc before the programs started.
Published by jak58. Latest update on March 1, 2018 at 06:25 AM by noctambule28.
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