How do I correct errors on my hard drive?

Question

While defragmenting my drive I get a message that the drive cannot be defragmented because it contains errors, how can I correct those errors?

Answer

This question was answered on May 7, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can use a feature built into Windows 98 called "Scan Disk" to check for errors on your hard drive To start this feature, press the "Start Button", then "Programs" then "Accessories", "System Tools" and "SCANDISK" Make sure that "Thoroughly and Automatically Fix Errors" is checked and click the "Start" Button.

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 7, 2002