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If my computer didn't shut down properly, do I need to check for disk errors and attempt recovery of bad sectors?
 
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If Windows started without any issues after an unexpected shutdown then there is probably no need to run a chkdsk.

However, there is no harm in running chkdsk. So it may be a good idea to run it.

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Hi 34m0922,

As Tabvla said, there is no harm in doing so. But no, one improper shut down isn't indicative of a failing harddrive or anything serious.
 

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Hi 34m0922,

As Tabvla said, there is no harm in doing so. But no, one improper shut down isn't indicative of a failing harddrive or anything serious.
so do i need to reformat and reinstall OS?
 
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so do i need to reformat and reinstall OS?
Please be more detailed. Does your system shutdown on it's own? Do you do a hard shutdown by holding the power button in for 5 seconds. It's important to know why your system is shutting down improperly?
 
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Why are you worried..? Does this happen occasionally or frequently or all the time...?

As Lance has written - you need to provide more specific detail about the issue.

As a general rule you can adhere to the following most of the time in most circumstances: -

1. Occasional improper shutdowns are not unusual. If you look in Event Viewer you may be able to determine what caused the improper shutdown. Normally, no action is needed.

2. Running the disk-checking utility will not do any harm and might resolve an unknown issue. Running a disk-check once a month is normally good practice.

T.
 
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