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Unread 27-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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Check-disk/scan-disk utility

Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK of a
drive within Windows?
I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
Regards and thanks in anticipation.
Rubicon
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Unread 27-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

what's wrong with
the genuine chkdsk?

most third party freeware
utilize the built in
chkdsk system and
simply overlay it with
a graphical user interface.

but if you are curious
about a utility for disks
like chkdsk, then i
recommend acronis
disk director.

its not free but it
is "reliable".
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"Rubicon" <rubicon@donot.reply> wrote in message
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> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK of a
> drive within Windows?
> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
> Rubicon
> ---------
>
>
>


 
Unread 28-05-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
ju.c
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

CheckDisk 1.03 200 kb
Info: http://www.paehl.de/home.htm (click on "English freeware")
Download: http://www.paehl.de/checkdisk.zip

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ju.c


"Rubicon" <rubicon@donot.reply> wrote in message news:#sLYDjDwIHA.4876@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK of a
> drive within Windows?
> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
> Rubicon
> ---------
>
>
>
 
Unread 28-05-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
Pete Puma
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

Rubicon wrote:

> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK of
> a drive within Windows?
> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
> Rubicon
> ---------


You used to be able to attack the drive, live, in ye olden days of Windows
98.
XP requires a complete unmounting of the drive, so you need to (and tell me
if you know how to do this) set up something on a USB key that will boot,
see SATA drives and USB drives, and attack the OS. Repeatedly until the
errors disappear, which often takes many repairs.
Or do it from a boot CD the slow way or a boot-slipstreamed disk.

I'd LOVE to do this in command-line from a USB drive.
Anyone know how?

--
All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

 
Unread 28-05-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

The simplest way to get a Chkdsk capability from outside Windows
is with a Bart's PE boot disk. You could always create a bootable
USB Thumb drive ( 9X/ME ) and use a Dos Mode NTFS driver but
that's a lot of work. The Bart's PE disk is faster to boot than using a
XP CD to boot the Recovery Console. I've had a good bit of success
running a Chkdsk on a Windows volume with the PE disk.

"Pete Puma" <pete@puma.org> wrote in message
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> Rubicon wrote:
>
>> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK
>> of
>> a drive within Windows?
>> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
>> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
>> Rubicon
>> ---------

>
> You used to be able to attack the drive, live, in ye olden days of Windows
> 98.
> XP requires a complete unmounting of the drive, so you need to (and tell
> me
> if you know how to do this) set up something on a USB key that will boot,
> see SATA drives and USB drives, and attack the OS. Repeatedly until the
> errors disappear, which often takes many repairs.
> Or do it from a boot CD the slow way or a boot-slipstreamed disk.
>
> I'd LOVE to do this in command-line from a USB drive.
> Anyone know how?
>
> --
> All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.
>



 
Unread 28-05-2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

My response at bottom:
"Rubicon" <rubicon@donot.reply> wrote in message
news:%23sLYDjDwIHA.4876@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK of
> a
> drive within Windows?
> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
> Rubicon
> ---------



Thanks for the informative responses. I was try out possibilities because I
recall reading/hearing somewhere that MS chkdsk is not as thorough as some
third-party utilities available.
Regards.
Rubicon
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Unread 28-05-2008, 07:13 PM   #7
Bill in Co.
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

OR running something like NTFSDOS or NTFS4DOS on a Flash drive at bootup,
which is faster than any of this.

R. McCarty wrote:
> The simplest way to get a Chkdsk capability from outside Windows
> is with a Bart's PE boot disk. You could always create a bootable
> USB Thumb drive ( 9X/ME ) and use a Dos Mode NTFS driver but
> that's a lot of work. The Bart's PE disk is faster to boot than using a
> XP CD to boot the Recovery Console. I've had a good bit of success
> running a Chkdsk on a Windows volume with the PE disk.
>
> "Pete Puma" <pete@puma.org> wrote in message
> news:Kyf%j.3554$QW.3258@trndny04...
>> Rubicon wrote:
>>
>>> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK
>>> of
>>> a drive within Windows?
>>> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
>>> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
>>> Rubicon
>>> ---------

>>
>> You used to be able to attack the drive, live, in ye olden days of
>> Windows
>> 98.
>> XP requires a complete unmounting of the drive, so you need to (and tell
>> me
>> if you know how to do this) set up something on a USB key that will boot,
>> see SATA drives and USB drives, and attack the OS. Repeatedly until the
>> errors disappear, which often takes many repairs.
>> Or do it from a boot CD the slow way or a boot-slipstreamed disk.
>>
>> I'd LOVE to do this in command-line from a USB drive.
>> Anyone know how?
>>
>> --
>> All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.



 
Unread 28-05-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
R. McCarty
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

Those drivers will mount an NTFS volume, but what actual disk
utility would you add to run a drive scan ?

"Bill in Co." <not_really_here@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:eXZ1vPPwIHA.4848@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> OR running something like NTFSDOS or NTFS4DOS on a Flash drive at bootup,
> which is faster than any of this.
>
> R. McCarty wrote:
>> The simplest way to get a Chkdsk capability from outside Windows
>> is with a Bart's PE boot disk. You could always create a bootable
>> USB Thumb drive ( 9X/ME ) and use a Dos Mode NTFS driver but
>> that's a lot of work. The Bart's PE disk is faster to boot than using a
>> XP CD to boot the Recovery Console. I've had a good bit of success
>> running a Chkdsk on a Windows volume with the PE disk.
>>
>> "Pete Puma" <pete@puma.org> wrote in message
>> news:Kyf%j.3554$QW.3258@trndny04...
>>> Rubicon wrote:
>>>
>>>> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a CHKDSK
>>>> of
>>>> a drive within Windows?
>>>> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
>>>> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
>>>> Rubicon
>>>> ---------
>>>
>>> You used to be able to attack the drive, live, in ye olden days of
>>> Windows
>>> 98.
>>> XP requires a complete unmounting of the drive, so you need to (and tell
>>> me
>>> if you know how to do this) set up something on a USB key that will
>>> boot,
>>> see SATA drives and USB drives, and attack the OS. Repeatedly until the
>>> errors disappear, which often takes many repairs.
>>> Or do it from a boot CD the slow way or a boot-slipstreamed disk.
>>>
>>> I'd LOVE to do this in command-line from a USB drive.
>>> Anyone know how?
>>>
>>> --
>>> All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

>
>



 
Unread 28-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
Bill in Co.
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

chkdsk (or a version of it)

R. McCarty wrote:
> Those drivers will mount an NTFS volume, but what actual disk
> utility would you add to run a drive scan ?
>
> "Bill in Co." <not_really_here@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:eXZ1vPPwIHA.4848@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> OR running something like NTFSDOS or NTFS4DOS on a Flash drive at bootup,
>> which is faster than any of this.
>>
>> R. McCarty wrote:
>>> The simplest way to get a Chkdsk capability from outside Windows
>>> is with a Bart's PE boot disk. You could always create a bootable
>>> USB Thumb drive ( 9X/ME ) and use a Dos Mode NTFS driver but
>>> that's a lot of work. The Bart's PE disk is faster to boot than using a
>>> XP CD to boot the Recovery Console. I've had a good bit of success
>>> running a Chkdsk on a Windows volume with the PE disk.
>>>
>>> "Pete Puma" <pete@puma.org> wrote in message
>>> news:Kyf%j.3554$QW.3258@trndny04...
>>>> Rubicon wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a
>>>>> CHKDSK
>>>>> of
>>>>> a drive within Windows?
>>>>> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
>>>>> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
>>>>> Rubicon
>>>>> ---------
>>>>
>>>> You used to be able to attack the drive, live, in ye olden days of
>>>> Windows
>>>> 98.
>>>> XP requires a complete unmounting of the drive, so you need to (and
>>>> tell
>>>> me
>>>> if you know how to do this) set up something on a USB key that will
>>>> boot,
>>>> see SATA drives and USB drives, and attack the OS. Repeatedly until the
>>>> errors disappear, which often takes many repairs.
>>>> Or do it from a boot CD the slow way or a boot-slipstreamed disk.
>>>>
>>>> I'd LOVE to do this in command-line from a USB drive.
>>>> Anyone know how?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.



 
Unread 28-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #10
R. McCarty
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Re: Check-disk/scan-disk utility

Just curious if copying the native Chkdsk.Exe would run in a 9X
or ME boot environment. Always thought a NT compiled Exe
would not invoke from those earlier OS'es.

"Bill in Co." <not_really_here@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:eLeN2dPwIHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> chkdsk (or a version of it)
>
> R. McCarty wrote:
>> Those drivers will mount an NTFS volume, but what actual disk
>> utility would you add to run a drive scan ?
>>
>> "Bill in Co." <not_really_here@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:eXZ1vPPwIHA.4848@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> OR running something like NTFSDOS or NTFS4DOS on a Flash drive at
>>> bootup,
>>> which is faster than any of this.
>>>
>>> R. McCarty wrote:
>>>> The simplest way to get a Chkdsk capability from outside Windows
>>>> is with a Bart's PE boot disk. You could always create a bootable
>>>> USB Thumb drive ( 9X/ME ) and use a Dos Mode NTFS driver but
>>>> that's a lot of work. The Bart's PE disk is faster to boot than using a
>>>> XP CD to boot the Recovery Console. I've had a good bit of success
>>>> running a Chkdsk on a Windows volume with the PE disk.
>>>>
>>>> "Pete Puma" <pete@puma.org> wrote in message
>>>> news:Kyf%j.3554$QW.3258@trndny04...
>>>>> Rubicon wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Is there any third-party (freeware a plus) utility that can do a
>>>>>> CHKDSK
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> a drive within Windows?
>>>>>> I am thinking in lines of the old DiskDoctor from Norton.
>>>>>> Regards and thanks in anticipation.
>>>>>> Rubicon
>>>>>> ---------
>>>>>
>>>>> You used to be able to attack the drive, live, in ye olden days of
>>>>> Windows
>>>>> 98.
>>>>> XP requires a complete unmounting of the drive, so you need to (and
>>>>> tell
>>>>> me
>>>>> if you know how to do this) set up something on a USB key that will
>>>>> boot,
>>>>> see SATA drives and USB drives, and attack the OS. Repeatedly until
>>>>> the
>>>>> errors disappear, which often takes many repairs.
>>>>> Or do it from a boot CD the slow way or a boot-slipstreamed disk.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd LOVE to do this in command-line from a USB drive.
>>>>> Anyone know how?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.

>
>



 
 

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