Scandisk is a hard disk repair utility available with Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME that can be run from the operating system, the Command Prompt or DOS. Scandisk is a useful tool that can be used when bad sectors are reported on your hard drive. Once the utility is run, it has the ability to automatically detect and repair the bad sectors.
Removing duplicate files on your Windows XP operating system is easy. It's finding them first that can present a challenge. To manually find duplicate files you can create a batch file that, when executed, will construct a list of all the files stored on your computer. You can painstakingly go over this list for evidence of duplicate files. Or you could download and install the Windows XP Service Pack 2 support tools. The Service Pack 2 support tools contains a duplicate file finder application that can be used to automatically find duplicate files.