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Replacing Scandisk with Chkdsk

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Somebody explain something, please. If CHKDSK is so last why does Win9x always install it? And, in any case, when CHKDSK is opened all it does is display a DOS window instructing you to use SCANDISK.

CHKDSK appears to be useless and pointless so why is it there?

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Somebody explain something, please. If CHKDSK is so last why does Win9x always install it? And, in any case, when CHKDSK is opened all it does is display a DOS window instructing you to use SCANDISK.

CHKDSK appears to be useless and pointless so why is it there?

CHKDSK is there to remain backward compatible with older DOS software. Also many Windows tutorials reference the CHKDSK commando :)

@Jimmsta: msboot.asm

;	BUGBUG -- 7 Dec 1992 -- chuckst -- changed version back to 5.0 to
; avoid bug in PC-TOOLS DISKFIX
OsVersion DB "5.0"; DOS version number

This is an nice example of the way Microsoft tries to keep everybody happy :realmad:

Edited by hp38guser

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Win9x CHKDSK is totally USELESS on FAT32 formatted volumes. It'll detect FAT32 but will NOT scan it for errors and will tell the user to use SCANDISK to fix errors on FAT32 systems. However, CHKDSK can still be used to check floppy disks (which always use the older FAT file system) and other removable drives as long as the removable drives are not formatted with FAT32 or any other file system.

Edited by erpdude8

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VERY VERY SURPRISE find W98SETUP.BIN Hexa Code

List Command Complets for Scandisk W9x Extreme

(No List Command for Help)

List Binary File ComandPreinstalation

SCANDISK /TEXT /NOSUMMARY /CLIP /NOLOST /SIMPLEUI /ALL /MONO /CHECKONLY

Scandisk= Mode Text, No Summary File, No Clippboard DOS Command Line, NoLost Damage File Stop, SimpleUI, No Explication For Caracteristic Scan, All For All Disk, Mono Mono Optional for No VGA Monitors, Checkonly, No repair

List Recommend Command DOS

SCANDISK /TEXT /NOSUMMARY /CLIP /NOLOST /SIMPLEUI /ALL

List Recommend Command Fix Repair

SCANDISK /TEXT /NOSUMMARY /CLIP /NOLOST /ALL

Very BEST Hexa Cheking File! for exaust 178Kb HexaCheck

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