Microsoft DOS scandisk command
The scandisk command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.
MS-DOS 6.2 and above
Below is a listing of available switches in MS-DOS scandisk 6.2 and above. It is important to note that these commands will not work in Windows 95 and above.
scandisk [ drive: | drive:\path\filename | volume_name | /all] [/checkonly | /autofix [/nosave] | /custom] [/fragment] [/surface] [/mono] [/nosave] [/nosummary]
|drive:||The drive letter you wish to scan.|
|drive:\path\filename||The drive and path or filename you wish to scan.|
|volume_name||The name of the unmounted compressed volume.|
|/all||Checks and repairs all local drives at once.|
|/checkonly||Checks drive for errors but will not make repairs.|
|/autofix||Fixes errors without asking you first. Saves lost clusters by default as files in the drive's root directory. Cannot be used with /checkonly or /custom.|
|/custom||Runs Scandisk using the settings in [custom] section of the scandisk.ini file. Cannot be used with /autofix or /checkonly.|
|/surface||Automatically checks surface after other areas are tested without prompting you first. When used with /custom, will override any /surface setting in [Custom] section of scandisk.ini.|
|/fragment||Checks individual files for fragmentation. Must specify a drive, path and file name; cannot use any other switches.|
|/mono||Uses a monochrome display instead of color.|
|/nosave||Deletes all lost clusters found by Scandisk. Can be used with /autofix.|
|/nosummary||Prevents display of full-screen summary after each drive. Use with /autofix to prevent prompts for undo diskette.|
scandisk c: /autofix
Scandisk the main hard drive for any errors and if found automatically fix those errors.