How to troubleshoot disk problems in Microsoft Windows Vista

This guide provides instructions for troubleshooting disk problems in Microsoft Windows Vista. It is excerpted from the book "Windows Vista Resource Kit," by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt with the MSWinVista Team.

This excerpt from Windows Vista Resource Kit provides instructions for troubleshooting disk problems in Microsoft Windows Vista.

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

 Home: Introduction
 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

Windows Vista  Resource Kit 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

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