|31 Jan 2011||#1|
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hard disk error checking
Windows 7 Pro. ASUS latest motherboard, Fastest AMD CPU. The C drive is a 1.5TB, D drive .5TB.
Back in the XP Pro days I periodicly ran the 5 step hard drive error chiecking where you checked the c drive properties selected tools, clicked the error checking option at the top of the list. Then placed a check in both boxes then said do it, allways got a warning window stating that the system had to have complete control to do this so it would doit at the next re-boot. The process is a 5 step process with the first 3 steps going pretty fast, setps 4 and 5 took the longest time. The larger the drive the longer time.
I tried this today the computer described above with the large c drive. After 4.5 hours the notation stated it had check 9,745 clusters, the screen process was not anything like XP, finaly I gave up and started trying to find a way to stop the process, finaly after rebooting shutting down I must have hit the right key combination and finaly got into windows.
The hard drive is large at 1.5TB's.The drive is a SATA drive not EIDE. Should I have not done this on a SATA drive or does anyone know how to tell the process to stop, when I did this with XP Pro or Home the window allways showed a stop option Win7Pro did not.
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