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Windows 7: Some questions Plz reply ;)


23 Feb 2010   #1

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Some questions Plz reply ;)

I would like to ask few questions one at a time plz reply me
First of all, I wud like to start with this one :

1. Yesterday I had scheduled Boot time disk check(w/ automatically fix and scan for and attempt bad sectors... checked) for all drives(partitions).And it started fine and showed No problems.But after a while i discovered all the partitions had got bootsqm.dat files of some 4kb.Im sure they were created after disk check at boot time bcoz there wasnt any before.So I wud like to know what are they?are they harmless?why are they created?why arent they deleted automatically after reboots if they are temporary files created by system?They are still there so can i delete them what happens if i do so?

PS Is it normal to have bootsqm.dat or do they mean some kinda problem ?

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23 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Check these links
bootsqm.dat?
Bootsqm.dat

a simple Search for bootsqm.dat in the forums or even Google would have been enough
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23 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Check these links
bootsqm.dat?
Bootsqm.dat

a simple Search for bootsqm.dat in the forums or even Google would have been enough
Sorry but i couldnt find what im searching still i have few questions left:

a.why are they created?
b.why arent they deleted automatically after reboots if they are temporary files created by system?
c.Is it normal to have bootsqm.dat or do they mean some kinda problem ?
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Taken from TechNet forums,


1. This file only gets created when you run some software that requires to chkdsk (Disk Check) when computer is rebooted, after the task is complete and the operating system is running, you can safely delete this file.


It doesn't replicate after deletion because it is no longer needed, it will only appear again when you will run another Disk Check at system reboot.


2. AFAIK presence of bootsqm.dat indicates that the disk was checked (chkdsk) and this probably "fixed" some errors on the disk.


3. I guess during this process access to your data was somehow lost.



Regarding your third question, are you missing any data in the drive (missing files, folders) ?
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23 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This file is automatically created when chkdsk is either automatically or manually invoked on your hard drive. It is basically a scratchpad for use by this command so that it can keep track of what, if any, corrections it needs to apply to the disk. It is not automatically deleted, however you can manually delete it should you wish. It can be found in the root folder of your HDD and is a 4KB file.

The following images show the resultant file on my system after running chkdsk on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit partition with a clean result:
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23 Feb 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

Dwarf thank u very much for your reply now it made me clear.The detailed answer like yours was what i had been expecting.
gladson1976 Thanks also to you.
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23 Feb 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

Now its time to proceed to Second question of mine

2. When I tried to chkdisk or format Partitions which is not part of system and is only storage of my personal files : I get warning (cant while its in use) Force a Dismount ?
Is it normal? Why is it being locked?I dont think there is any program running from there or using it.
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23 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

In order for this tool to run, it needs exclusive access to the drive. That means that no other programs can be running or accessing any of the files on the drive whilst this check is carried out. This also includes such background programs as the indexing service. For this to happen, the drive needs to be dismounted (for non-system drives) or, for system drives (the one containing your OS), the check will be scheduled for the next boot. You can cancel this check on boot, however until the check has been allowed to run you will get this prompt on every boot.
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23 Feb 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

Now Third question :

3. "hobocopy" HoboCopy | Get HoboCopy at SourceForge.net
I heard it can help to copy in use files that are being locked.
Can it run on Windows 7? If yes how to use it plz explain.
If hobocopy cannot be used on win 7 arent there any GUI alternatives to it ?

PS I've heard it can copy even files from c:\...\TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES\LOW\flaxxxx.tmp
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24 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brainiacary View Post
Now Third question :

3. "hobocopy" HoboCopy | Get HoboCopy at SourceForge.net
I heard it can help to copy in use files that are being locked.
Can it run on Windows 7? If yes how to use it plz explain.
If hobocopy cannot be used on win 7 arent there any GUI alternatives to it ?

PS I've heard it can copy even files from c:\...\TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES\LOW\flaxxxx.tmp
This is my last question for this thread so
Any Idea? Anybody pls
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