|09 Nov 2011||#1|
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One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency
Hi guys. Just got this error when I switched on my computer.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. G:
The disk in question is one of the two partitions( F: and G: )of an old HD that I just slotted into my new system 3 days ago. It was working fine, and able to browse files on it fine until earlier. I let the dskchk run, and it found some errors and orphaned files etc.
Now when I'm in Windows, under My Computer, F: shows with details of space etc, and G: is there but doesn't show details. What do you suggest I do next?
My OS is in my new drive, so it isn't a problem. This old drive has been with me for 7 years, and I'm wondering if it could be failing. Also, I was shifting the CPU earlier, could it have been due to that?
EDIT: Just tried accessing G: in My Computer, and after the green bar filled up for a while, a message popped up saying "G: needs to be formatted before use. Do you want to format it now?" I clicked No, and then an error message popped up saying "G: is not accessible. Data Error: Cyclic Redundancy Check"
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|10 Nov 2011||#7|
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When you choose to run a regular format on a volume, files are removed from the volume that you are formatting and the hard disk is scanned for bad sectors. The scan for bad sectors is responsible for the majority of the time that it takes to format a volume.
If you choose the Quick format option, format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors. Only use this option if your hard disk has been previously formatted and you are sure that your hard disk is not damaged.
As your hardi disk has exhibited errors before, I suggest you open the disk properties, go to Tools tab, click on Check Now for error checking and in the opened dialog box put check marks on both boxes and press OK button. Now the check disk program will run in the background, run a surface scan on the disk, and attempt to recover any bad sectors and will mark them as bad when failed. This may take longtime.
While this process is going on you can continue to use the system. Once finished you can be sure that the errors on disk are either fixed or marked as such. You may use the disk now. If the surface disk test fails and gives out many errors then it is possible the disk is damaged beyond repair and you can send it to the bin.
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