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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Running the Check Disk GUI

Here are the steps to follow to run the GUI version of Check Disk:

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the drive you want to check and then select Properties.

  2. On the drive’s property sheet, select the Tools tab.

  3. Click the Check Now button. The Check Disk window appears, as shown in Figure 12-1.

    Use Check Disk to scan a hard disk partition for errors.

    Figure 12-1. Use Check Disk to scan a hard disk partition for errors.

  4. You have two options:

    • Automatically Fix File System Errors. If you select this check box, Check Disk will automatically repair any file system errors that it finds. If you leave this option cleared, Check Disk just reports any errors it finds.

    • Scan For And Attempt Recovery ...

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