Disk problems can cause unpredictable behavior in Windows. In this chapter, the authors explain how to prepare for disk failures and use Chkdsk, a Windows command line utility that checks disk volumes for problems. They then lead you through the process of using the Disk Cleanup Wizard, and end the tutorial by explaining how to disable non-volatile cache.
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TROUBLESHOOTING DISK PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS VISTA
Tip 1: Preparing for disk failures
Tip 2: Using the Chkdsk utility
Tip 3: Working with the Chkdsk interface
Tip 4: Determine if Chkdsk is scheduled to run
Tip 5: Using the Disk Cleanup Wizard
Tip 6: How to disable non-volatile caching
|This chapter excerpt from the Windows Vista Resource Kit, by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup and Jerry Honeycutt with the MSWinVista Team, is printed with permission from Microsoft Press, Copyright 2007.
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This was first published in October 2007