When using Chkdsk to troubleshoot and fix
problems on NTFS-formatted drives, you may want to configure Chkdsk
to run in the early stages of system bootup instead of while the
operating system is actually running.
This allows you to obtain a more accurate
reading on the condition of the disk without the extra overhead of
the running operating system. You can do this using the Chkntfs
Follow these steps:
- Go to Start | Run.
- To restore all Chkntfs default settings,
enter Chkntfs /d.
- If there are multiple hard drives in the
system, enter Chkntfs /x
<drive letter>:. This excludes the drives you don't want
to check. Make <drive letter> the letter(s) of the drive(s)
you want to exclude.
- Enter Chkntfs /t:0 to set the
countdown to zero.
- Type Chkntfs /c <drive
letter>:, where <drive letter> is the letter of the drive
you want to check.