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    Scan NTFS partitions

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    by compserv ·

    Hey I have looked for programs that can do this without booting to windows. I have found a disk called Active NTFS that allows you to boot to a dos envroment and look at and copy folders and files.

    But no I need one better. I want to find a disk that you can run scandisk from a DOS enviroment. Can anyone point me in the way in which I need to go to find this.

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    • #2724685

      Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

      by gralfus ·

      In reply to Scan NTFS partitions

      ERD Commander is one of my favorites. It is from
      http://www.winternals.com
      It gives you a windows-like environment, but is all from CD, so you can run a DOS window and do what you want.

    • #2726569

      Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

      by pctech ·

      In reply to Scan NTFS partitions

      You can also boot the computer to “Safemode with command prompt”. This is a 32 bit environment without any background apps running. This will allow you to run dergag by changing to C:\Windows\System32 (by default) and running defrag.exe. The syntax will be:
      defrag [-a] [-f] [-v] [-?]
      volume drive letter or mount point
      -a analyze only
      -f force defragmentaion even if free space is low
      -v verbose output
      -? the help menu

      I hope this helps you.

      • #2726568

        Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

        by pctech ·

        In reply to Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

        OK, now that I reread your question and got you through an asked for defrag. The same principle applies for running scandisk.
        Let me see, … where was that remedial reading course?

      • #2726285

        Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

        by compserv ·

        In reply to Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

        Im talking bout if a hd has bead sectors, causing probs booting to XP period. I need a stand alone item like a floopy/CD

    • #2712734

      Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

      by thinhanh ·

      In reply to Scan NTFS partitions

      Try this All in one Hiren’s Boot CD, I like it best:
      http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.chambers67/tools/hirenbootcd6.zip

    • #3292784

      Reply To: Scan NTFS partitions

      by compserv ·

      In reply to Scan NTFS partitions

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