Running DOS commands on a dual boot system.


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As I have two operating systems on a single HDD what happens when I run a command like chkdsk or scannow. Is it only checking the partitions for the O/S that I'm currently loaded into.
 
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Where are all the tech experts when ya need one. :). This question is beyond my knowledge base.:dontknow:
 

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You can define the volume you want to check. Try chkdsk /? for the parameters.
 
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seems to work for scan but wont allow /r as it tells me the disk is in use by another program. Of course both my O/S are on one HDD so that may be why. It offers the option to dismount the drive but I'm reluctant to try that.
 
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Yeah, you'd need to unmount the drive with /x first, but since you're logged in that's not going to happen. I'd use a third party tool from a bootable disc for best results. There's a Linux disc that's supposed to be designed specifically for disk troubleshooting. I don't remember the name but it's easy enough to find on Distrowatch. Chkdsk isn't really very flexible, and many oldtimers have a distaste for it as it used to have a bad reputation.

Appears we have a guide here on the site for Chkdsk, by the way.

[edit]I think the distro I mentioned was Parted Magic.
 

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