Error Message: Errors Found, F Parameter Not Specified

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SYMPTOMS

When you start your computer to a command prompt and then run Chkdsk.exe, you may receive the following error message:
Errors found, F parameter not specified. Corrections will not be written to disk. CHKDSK cannot check the validity of this drive because the following path is too long:

<Path>

To run CHKDSK, the drive must not contain paths that are longer than 67 characters. To shorten the path, use the MOVE command to rename some of the directories in the path.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the command line you type contains more than 67 characters.

RESOLUTION

To work around this issue, use ScanDisk instead of Chkdsk to check your hard disk for errors. For information about how to use ScanDisk, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type scandisk, and then double-click the "ScanDisk" topic.

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Article ID: 179820 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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