Using the Windows Scandisk utility

Windows has a built in utility for checking your hard drive for errors. Most casual users aren't aware of it or what it does and I won't explain that here. The purpose of this page is to guide you through the process of performing the Scandisk procedure so here we go...

  1. Click on the start icon in the lower left side of the Taskbar.

  2. Click on 'Programs'.

  3. Click on 'Accessories' and then on 'System Tools'.

  4. Click on 'Scandisk' and in the accompanying popup dialog, choose the drive (typically "(C:)") you wish to scan.

  5. Check the box labeled 'Automatically fix errors' and then click 'Start' .

  6. After the Scandisk is done, click on 'OK' then 'Close' if your finished or choose the next drive and repeat steps 4 through 6.

Congratulations! You just performed one of the basic maintenance procedures that keeps Windows 95/98 running at it's best! Good job!

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