Originally posted by dcloud
chkdsk /F is kind of scary, since running it can cause files to disappear. It does what it needs to do to fix the logical file system. Any attempt to "fix" things could result in data loss. It's risky.
At least now with Windows XP it is no longer necessary to run Chkdsk F from the DOS command line. You can still do it this way if you'd like (open the DOS command line and type "chkdsk /f"), but Chkdsk is now integrated into Windows itself.
[Edited on 1/2/2010 by dcloud]