Is there a “Scan Disk” in Windows 2000?


Hi not sure if this is the right forum for such simple question. I was just given a used Gateway with Windows 2000 Pro and can not find “Scan Disk” on it.


This question was answered on November 30, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

No, there isn't, but there is "chkdsk".

Go to Start > Run, and type:


At the prompt, type:

chkdsk /?

Unlike the 9x kernel, it can't do repairs when Windows is running, so it will check your disks at boot time And it won't pop up nearly so often since NTFS drives are less prone to error.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 30, 2004