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Need to setup CHKDSK /f /r as a scheduled task

Posted on 2006-07-07
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In my company's network, I have all 120 of my XP Workstations on a weekly reboot and defrag schedule using scheduled tasks.  I have this pushed out through a Group Policy login script that runs a batch file which creates the scheduled tasks and runs them under the System account.  It has been working well.

I would like to add Chkdsk to this automatic weekly maintenance as well.

Is there a way I can run a .bat file that will run "chkdsk c: /f /r" AND confirm yes to run it upon reboot when it asks:  "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another precess. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?"
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by:Mark Skrodzki
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Hi ES13Raven,

Have you tried, "chkdsk c: /f/r/y" in your bat file?

Cheers!
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by:ES13Raven
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Yes, you get an "invalid parameter - /y" so it doesn't work
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by:ES13Raven
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Found it:

echo y|chkdsk c: /f /r
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by:Mark Skrodzki
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ES13Raven,

Great find!!!

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