ScanDisk May Perform Surface Scan Under Windows (106426)

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 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.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/18/1999
Keywords: KB106426