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ScanDisk May Perform Surface Scan Under Windows

Article ID: 106426

Article Last Modified on 11/18/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q106426


ScanDisk is designed to run in /CHECKONLY mode under Windows. However, in rare circumstances, you can get ScanDisk to perform a surface scan under Windows by typing SCANDISK /CHECKONLY /SURFACE.


This problem occurs when you run SCANDISK /CHECKONLY /SURFACE.

WARNING: Since there is a slight chance of data loss when you run SCANDISK /CHECKONLY /SURFACE under Windows, Microsoft recommends you run SCANDISK / CHECKONLY under Windows.

Additional query words: 6.20

Keywords: KB106426