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Chk dsc

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by stephen714, Mar 3, 2015.

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  1. stephen714

    stephen714 Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2015
    Ever since my computer had to restart after installing this very nasty backup software that comes with Toshiba portable external drives, I have had CHK DSC run every other startup. It never gives me any error messages that I can understand. Yet, once when I did have a problem and ran file checker, it found the error and completely fixed my problem. What is the difference between the two? With the way Win 7 files seem to "drift" and sometimes get inadvertently dragged around, wouldn't running file checker be a good first place to start with many problems?
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    i run chkdsk first as that makes sure the harddrive is intake, no badblocks or errors reading the drive
    once you have a good drive
    then i run sfc /scannow file checker to make sure windows files are OK

    is that what you mean ?

    if you keep getting chkdsk wanting to run, then you may have a failing harddrive

    For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
    Hold the Windows key and press R

    Now type CMD

    then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ): ​

    In the command prompt window that opens type


    diskdrive get status

    Post back the results in a reply here
    right click in the command prompt box
    select all
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
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