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Windows 7: Windows causes corruption of HDD video files by error checking.

19 Dec 2015   #1
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows causes corruption of HDD video files by error checking.

Windows 7 is constantly is wanting to error check my external HDD which contains videos. If I allow it, the video files will become corrupted and unreadable. I suspect windows does this automatically sometimes.

How to I stop/disable windows from doing this error checking?


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19 Dec 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

See if this tutorial by Brink is what you are looking for.

Check Disk - Reset
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19 Dec 2015   #3
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Regarding the above tutorial....kind of sort of. When I type chkntfs g: (for the HDD) it says the drive is "dirty" and encourages to use a command to schedule a cleaning. If I do that, more videos will be corrupted.
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20 Dec 2015   #4
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Anyone else? This is a serious problem. Windows keeps trying to error check this disk and only causes damage to the files.
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21 Dec 2015   #5
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

I'm concerned that your drive is dying. Copy all of YOUR files to a new drive, also make a backup of the entire drive. Have your Windows and applications disks at the ready. Run the disk manufacturer's diag program and see what it finds.

After doing the above, hold your breath and let Windows churn away.

Regards,
GEWB
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21 Dec 2015   #6
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
I'm concerned that your drive is dying. Copy all of YOUR files to a new drive, also make a backup of the entire drive. Have your Windows and applications disks at the ready. Run the disk manufacturer's diag program and see what it finds.

After doing the above, hold your breath and let Windows churn away.

Regards,
GEWB

Thank for the advise......This external HDD is only a year old, and it wants to error check my other external HDD too. Both could be failing,
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21 Dec 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Desktop? Laptop? If desktop, reSeat anything and everything while the power is off, leaved plugged in for that 3rd ground.
If laptop, consider carefully opening laptop and carefully reSeating the HD and memory [since you're there]. Be careful not to break any ribbon connectors, such are easy to do.
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