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  1. suegal42

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    I have been running chkdsk /f and it continues to find errors, should I keep running it until it reports no more errors? I am doing this to try to speed up the computer it is an older pc that runs very slow. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Claymore

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    Try running chkdsk with the /r parameter.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Does it make it to the end? If so, and you continually find errors, it's probably time to think about backing up anything important and buying a new hard drive.
     
  4. suegal42

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    without the /f ?
     
  5. suegal42

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    it does make it to the end but when I run it again it will still say it finds errors
     
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    Chkdsk /f
    Fixes errors on the disk (marks bad sectors as bad)
    Chkdsk /r
    locates bad sectors and attempts to recover readable data there and move it elsewhere . It also implies Chkdsk /f
    although the syntax
    chkdsk /f /r
    is perfectly acceptable.

    If after running chkdsk with either of these switches you continue to get bad sectors (Ie you run it again and there are more bad sectors) it is highly likely the drive is failing and you need to back up data immediately and purchase a new drive.
     
  7. suegal42

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    I wil try it with the /r thanks for your help.
     
  8. suegal42

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    Seems to have helped somewhat, thanks again.
     
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