a Microsoft® utility designed
to check the integrity of a computer's hard disk drive as well as find
and fix errors which could muddle data. Running Scandisk
on your Windows® '95,
'98 or ME system can often solve numerous minor problems.
used on Windows® '95,
'98 and ME and does not exist on Windows®
or 2000 / 2003 systems, which now use chkdsk
to accomplish, essentially, the same thing.
There are different ways
to run scandisk on your Windows®
'95, '98 or ME machine but the most basic is as follows:
Click the Start button then select Run
In the Run window's Open box, type scandisk
Click OK and a scandisk window will appear
Within the scandisk window, select the drive you want to check (it
will usually be your C drive)
Choose the scandisk option you wish top use: standard
or thorough (use standard
first and thorough if the standard
option encounters and/or reports any errors)
Click the Start button to begin scandisk
Often, Windows '98 will automatically
run scandisk immediately after a computer is started if it
was improperly shutdown the last time it was used.
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