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stephen714

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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?
 

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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

wmic

diskdrive get status

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