Every year or so, there comes a time where my W2K hard disk seems to fail in mysterious ways. Every time my reaction is the same: I desperately start searching the GUI for the disk checking tool. Damn it, where have they moved it in this version of Windows!?

It occurs to me that I have to learn this again and again: there is no GUI checkdisk in W2K (and this is most likely true for all ‘NT’ derivatives, XP etc…)

So this time I’m writing it down here, so maybe next year I will not have to rant at Windows for a couple of days before I find the answer!

You just gotta type this:

chkdsk d: /F /R

Comments from long ago:

Comment from: Kochise

Right click on the disk icon, Properties, Tab Tools, Defrag !


2003-09-08 08-04

Comment from: François PLANQUE

checkdisk actually, not defrag, but it’s there! Where was my mind? :oops:

2003-09-08 14-34