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Comp reboots w/"serious error" from Scandisk

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Every time I run Scandisk in win xp pro I get to the final stage and the PC restarts before it finishes and I get the messages "recovered from serious error". I get three dialog boxes saying this. I have run the entire malaware process and had no problems.

I do not want to reformat my disk.

Is there a way to generate a log file? Is there a way, perhaps, to run scandisk from a command prompt?

The computer runs fine btw, I'm just anal.
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Lets scan for bad sectors on ur HDD. Follow these steps:

1. Insert WinXP instaltion CD. In BIOS set CD Boot Priority to first.

2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5. On the prompt, type chkdsk /r.
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