As you probably know, you can run the Chkdsk.exe utility to see how much disk space is available and if any problems exist with the disk.
You can run Chkdsk.exe on a Windows XP system by right-clicking a drive letter in My Computer and selecting Properties. In the Properties dialog box, select the Tools tab, and click the Check Now button in the Error-checking section. This opens a dialog box with options for automatically fixing file system errors and attempting to recover bad sectors.
However, the command-line version of Chkdsk offers four additional parameters that apply only to NTFS-formatted disks. These parameters can be useful in a number of disk troubleshooting operations.
Here's a closer look at these parameters: