|Operating system||MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows 9x|
|Graphical version of ScanDisk on Windows 98|
|ScanDisk prompt when it finds an error|
|ScanDisk Surface Scan Options dialog box|
|ScanDisk Advanced Options dialog box|
The program was first introduced in MS-DOS 6.2 and succeeded its simpler predecessor,
CHKDSK. It included a more user-friendly interface than CHKDSK, more configuration options, and the ability to detect and (if possible) recover from physical errors on the disk. This replaced and improved upon the limited ability offered by the MS-DOS
recover utility. Unlike CHKDSK, ScanDisk would also repair crosslinked files.
However, ScanDisk cannot check NTFS disk drives, and therefore it is unavailable for computers that may be running NT based (including Windows 2000, Windows XP, etc.) versions of Windows; for the purpose, a newer CHKDSK is provided instead.
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If you are running MS-DOS 6.2 or later, run ScanDisk, instead of [~snip~]
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