j0089184.wmf (7164 bytes)Checkdisk

Checkdisk is a holdover from the MS-DOS days of computer.  To run this command, click the Start Button, select the word "Run" and type the following in the dialogue box:

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Clicking OK will tell the computer to take a look at your Hard Disk and build a brief report of the most basic statistics similar to the graphic below:

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