Checks the status of a disk and displays a status report. Can also fix disk
The status report shows errors found in the MS-DOS filing system, which
consists of the file allocation table and directories. CHKDSK also displays
a summary of disk usage. (CHKDSK does not verify that the information in
your files can be accurately read.) If errors exist on the disk, CHKDSK
alerts you with a message.
Note: The ScanDisk program is the preferred method of fixing drive
problems, and should be used instead of the CHKDSK /F command. For
more information, see the <SCANDISK> command.
CHKDSK [drive:][[path]filename] [/F] [/V]
To display the status of the disk in the current drive, use the following
Specifies the drive that contains the disk that you want CHKDSK to
Specifies the location and name of a file or set of files that you want
CHKDSK to check for fragmentation. You can use wildcards (* and ?) to
specify multiple files.
/F Fixes errors on the disk. Do not use this option when running CHKDSK
from other programs; for more information, see "Using CHKDSK With Open
Files" in <CHKDSK--Notes>. In general, when fixing disk errors, use
<ScanDisk> instead of CHKDSK.
/V Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is