CHKDSK Finds Lost Clusters When ScanDisk Does Not (104540)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q104540


CHKDSK may report lost clusters on a system when ScanDisk (or another third-party surface scan utility) indicates that the disk has no problems.


This situation occurs when you have corruption in the volume label. ScanDisk is ignoring clusters assigned to volume labels, while CHKDSK is not.


To work around this problem, run CHKDSK /F.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/20/1999
Keywords: KB104540