Where's ScanDisk in XP?

  • Craigtaz
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I finally upgraded to Windows XP. I used to schedule ScanDisk and Defrag to run via the task scheduler in Win98. I can't find ScanDisk in my XP programs list, and the XP task scheduler wizard won't allow me to run Defrag in the task scheduler. Any suggestions?
  • BlueHat
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Right click on your HD and then click properties-> tools -> Error checking, -> check now -> check the boxes.

the next time u will reboot ur system, it will scan ur HD.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you'll find that this is pretty unnecessary using XP, unlike 98.
XP is far more stable, and unless you are installing a lot of new
programs or adding and deleting tons of files all the time, there
is no real need to run scandisk IMO. Same goes for defrag.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

The defrag depends on whether or not the user is using NTFS or FAT32. If using FAT32, defragging may be necessary.

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