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Windows 7: Help me avoid a future problems

11 Dec 2011   #11
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would run a chkdsk /r on the HDD

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11 Dec 2011   #12
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Also run Seagate SeaTools extended CD scan.
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12 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ive run the short tests in windows seatools and the drive passed all of them.
If I run seatools extended CD scan I have to do a backup to 700GB of data and I cant afford that now.
If I run the chkdsk /r command do I risk any data loss?
Should I run the command from DOS or windows?
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12 Dec 2011   #14

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There is always a slight risk of data loss, at any moment in time, whether you run Checkdisk or not. Your hard drive could die as you read this.

Having said that, I would run chkdsk /r.

If you are trying to check the C drive, it won't run from Windows. Try it.

It will complain, and ask you if you want to run it on a reboot.

Say yes to that and reboot.

It might take hours to complete, depending on the size of your drive.
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12 Dec 2011   #15
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The very repairs the HD may need are what might put your data at risk.

Running any System without having important data backed up is always reckless.

It's as easy as plugging in an external and turning Windows 7 Backup on, or dragging your named User account over. Done.
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12 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ive run the full error scan in HD Tune Pro and after 3 hours and 30 minutes the test completed successfully.
I will run the chkdsk /r tonight, hopefully it will be done when I wake up.
How come the drive passed all the tests in windows seatools?
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12 Dec 2011   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by florini View Post
How come the drive passed all the tests in windows seatools?
In post 10, you said:

"I tested my hdds with HD Tune Pro and my Seagate 1TB drive gave me 2 warnings(Reallocated Sector Count 1870, Ultra DMA CRC Error Count 2)."

Two possibilities:

The warnings provided by HD Tune Pro are simply erroneous.

The warnings provided by HD Tune Pro are valid, but within the limits necessary to pass the Seatools test.

I'd pay more attention to the Seatools test.

And I would reevaluate after running Checkdisk. It may fix some things and you may then even be able to pass the HD Tune Pro test.
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12 Dec 2011   #18
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If you ran it from Windows I believe it only checks the SMART data which can also be done at all times from desktop using a program like CrystalDiskInfo. It can't scan sectors because it's running.

The DOS CD scan can check sector by sector and even do some repairs.

The surest way to test a HD is using the manufacturer's extended CD scan along with Disk Check.

How is your Windows 7 performance on that SSD?

I always wipe the old OS HD's to prevent boot sector code from sometimes interfering, even at POST. Clean - Diskpart Command. If this is the old OS HD you can zero it using SeaTools CD.
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12 Dec 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The ssd is smooth 7.8 WEI.
I got the Reallocated Sector Count warning in CrystalDiskInfo too.
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12 Dec 2011   #20
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I have gotten that SMART warning so many times in CDI that I've started ignoring it.

Others may disagree with that but it's never yielded anything in CD scans or Disk Check, although those still need to be done to be certain.
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