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Why Scan Disk graphical user interface isn't available on Windows XP and Windows Vista (maybe Windows 7 also)?

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what GUI are you referring to? – Molly7244 Aug 28 '09 at 0:59
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Because it is no longer known as ScanDisk?

Windows 98 ScanDisk GUI

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Windows XP Check Disk GUI

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For the record: Afaik it was never called Scandisk on Windows (NT), only on WinDOS. – Joey Oct 11 '09 at 12:38

you can right click the partition you want to scan,select properties,then tools,the click on "check now" button,that'll check you disk for errors

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Windows 7 will have a UI returning, but not graphical.

From the Engineering Windows 7 Blog:

In Windows Vista, we had removed all of the UI that would provide detailed defragmentation status. We received feedback that you didn’t like this decision, so we listened, evaluated the various tradeoffs, and have built a new GUI for defrag! As a result, in Windows 7, you can monitor status more easily and intuitively. Further, defragmentation can be safely terminated any time during the process and on all volumes very simply (if required).

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That's nice to know, but this question is about scandisk, not defrag. – bk1e Aug 28 '09 at 14:21
It'd be nice if combined scan disk and defrag together as one. – trusktr Nov 10 '11 at 3:13

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