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Scandisk Shortcut

  1. Right-click on a blank area of your desktop (somewhere without an icon). A context menu should appear. Choose `New', then `Shortcut'.
  2. A window will pop up asking what command to run for this shortcut. Type "scandskw /A /N /P".
  3. Click Next.
  4. Windows will ask to confirm the name of your shortcut. Since "Scandskw" is not very friendly, type "Scandisk", "Scan All My Hard Drives", or something else meaningful to you.
  5. Click Finish.

The /A switch in the example above tells Scandisk to scan all the non-removable drives in the machine. The /N tells Scandisk to start automatically. The /P tells Scandisk not to automatically correct errors.