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Windows 7: Will Clean All Overwrite Chkdsk

20 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Will Clean All Overwrite Chkdsk

If I were to run chkdsk to check for errors, fix them etc. If I ran a clean all would it just overwrite any effect chkdsk had

this is while booting from my windows 7 disk with a hdd i have

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20 Dec 2011   #2


No, if you run a chkdsk repair (X:\chkdsk /r) and then reinstalled Windows it would not cause any harm.

However, what's the point if you're going to reinstall Windows? Chkdsk does not fix HDD physical problems. Just enable SMART disk monitoring in your BIOS, and when reloading Windows do a disk reformat in the process.
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20 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

so should i just run a clean all on my hdd then install windows

I didn't quite understand your second sentance
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Dec 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Clean All securely overwrites data and also clears the boot sector which is sometimes necessary if it has corruption - however the Clean command alone can do this.

To check the condition of your HD and repair it or the file system, run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check.
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20 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thanks man
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