Answers to our TR Dojo pop quiz on the Windows chkdsk command (correct answers indicated in bold):1. When run without any parameter, chkdsk will do which of the following? Verify files, indexes, security descriptors, and the Usn Journal then display the results Verify only files and display the results Verify files, indexes, and security descriptors and attempt fixes any errors Verify files and indexes attempt to fix any errors 2. Which of the following chkdsk stages verifies files? Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 3. Which of the following chkdsk stages verifies security descriptors and the Usn Journal? Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 4. Which of the following chkdsk switches would you use to fix any errors discovered on the disk? /f /i /l /e 5. Which of the following chkdsk switches would you use to run chkdsk in verbose mode? /f /v /m /l 6. Which of the following chkdsk switches will force a check of a drive even if it is being used by another process? /f /v /x /d 7. True or false: You can force a check of the boot partition using the appropriate chkdsk switch? True False 8. Which of the following chkdsk switches would you use to locate bad sectors and attempt to recover any readable data? /f /r /b /i 9. Which of the following chkdsk switches would you use to locate and mark bad clusters? /f /r /b /c 10. Which of the following chkdsk switches can reduce the time required to run chkdsk by skipping some checks? /f and /b /i and /c /x and /r /l and /v
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