blank.gif (43 bytes)

Church Of The
Swimming Elephant




Creates and displays a status report for a disk based on the file system used. Chkdsk also lists and corrects errors on the disk. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive it will offer to check it the next time the computer reboots.

Issuing the ckdsk command on a fixed disk requires you be a member of the Administrators group.

chkdsk [drive:][[path] filename] [/f] [/v] [/r]



Used without parameters, chkdsk displays the status of the disk in the current drive.


Specifies the drive that contains the disk that you want chkdsk to check.

[path] filename

Specifies the location and name of a file or set of files that you want chkdsk to check for fragmentation. You can use wildcards (* and ?) to specify multiple files.


Fixes errors on the disk. The disk must be locked. If chkdsk cannot lock the drive it will offer to check it the next time the computer reboots.


Displays the name of each file in every directory as the disk is checked.


Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information. The disk must be locked.

More Information About Chkdsk

ntcmds00000001.gif Chkdsk--Notes

ntcmds00000001.gif Chkdsk--Examples


Protect yourself from cyberstalkers, identity thieves, and those who would snoop on you.
Stop spam from invading your inbox without losing the mail you want. We give you more control over your e-mail than any other service.
Block popups, ads, and malicious scripts while you surf the net through our anonymous proxies.
Participate in Usenet, host your web files, easily send anonymous messages, and more, much more.
All private, all encrypted, all secure, all in an easy to use service, and all for only $5.95 a month!

Service Details

Have you gone to church today?
All pages ©1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Church of the Swimming Elephant unless otherwise stated
Church of the Swimming Elephant©1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Packetderm, LLC.

Packetderm, LLC
210 Park Ave #308
Worcester, MA 01609