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Replacing Scandisk with Chkdsk

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Is there someway to replace the crappy DOS Scandisk include with 98SE with the Chkdsk scanner used with Windows 2000/XP?

That way, when I improperly restart, it actually will fix stuff.

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Use fat32 get a hold of ndd (early version), update your win9x with the patches these ladies and gentlemen produce and you will not need such a product as checkdisk

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Is there someway to replace the crappy DOS Scandisk include with 98SE with the Chkdsk scanner used with Windows 2000/XP?

That way, when I improperly restart, it actually will fix stuff.

It doesn't break anything to improperly restart usually.

I only shut down with the power button since years because it is faster.

And of course I have disabled the automatic scandisk after bad shutdown.

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Well I like Chkdsk better than Scandisk because with Scandisk all you get is a progress bar and it doesn't tell what it is doing. With Chkdsk, it actually gives you information, like what exact files have problems.

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Well I like Chkdsk better than Scandisk because with Scandisk all you get is a progress bar and it doesn't tell what it is doing. With Chkdsk, it actually gives you information, like what exact files have problems.

To my observation, unless you are in "automatically correct all errors" mode, scandisk tells you what file or folder has got a problem and presents you with several choices of action.

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how do I turn off automatically correct all errors mode for Scandisk dos?

I think it is the default mode.

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Look for SCANDISK.INI in the C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND folder. Read the comments inside, and change the values to whatever suits your taste.

HTH :P

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ok checked out the scandisk.ini file, and found nothing about showing errors while it is scanning.

; The following settings determine the corrective action ScanDisk will

; take if it was started with the /CUSTOM switch and finds a disk error.

; The next five settings accept any of the following values:

; Prompt Causes ScanDisk to prompt you before fixing this problem.

; Fix Causes ScanDisk to fix the problem without prompting you.

; Quit Causes ScanDisk to terminate if it encounters this problem.

try msdos.sys autoscan=0 and diy from command prompt with its switches

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CHKDSK for Win9xME/DOS is CRAP! OK for WinNT4/2k/XP/2k3/Vista when checking FAT16/FAT32/NTFS drives.

the CHKDSK module from the NT-based Windows versions dont work under Win95/98/ME/DOS. CHKDSK for Win9xME can NOT fix "physical" problems on your FDs/HDs the way that Scandisk does. Also, ScanDisk (in either DOS or Windows mode) can find and fix MANY MORE problems than what CHKDSK does.

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DOS Scandisk will always prompt you for anything it does, giving you details of the file/folder with a problem, unless you run it with the argument /autofix or /custom AFAIK.

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