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Windows 7: Chkdsk related query

20 Dec 2013   #1
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Chkdsk related query - updated with "sfc error"

I have never ran chkdsk before on my laptop, its more than 2yrs old if I remember correctly - never had to do a system restore nor had OS fresh install.

I would like to know how often do I need to run chkdsk & are there any complications involved by running chkdsk ? I'm referring to data loss or OS crash in general, as I need to take precautions if I may face any.

My system files are on "C" drive, while I have installed most of my programs including FF on "D" , while E & F have been for all my other stuffs.. ranging from scripts, movies, images, songs & what not. From what I have learned by few tutorials over here, C drive needs to be checked during setup using schedule option while other drives can be checked even when I'm operating the system.


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20 Dec 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Goodlad mate it will have no harmful effect in fact it may pick up problems and fix run both of these

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html<= DO NOT run on a SSD
Just as matter of interest why do you think you need to run a chkdsk??

A program most of us use here is this and used regularly with defrag should keep the system tidy.

CCleaner - Download when you run this one on the cleaner when it is finished go to Options > then Cookies > highlight the ones you use passwords for and send them to the right hand list for keeping and then go back to the cleaner and run.


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21 Dec 2013   #3
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks ICit2lol mate for the detailed response & assistance

Actually, I have been having too slow boots & some of the applications were opening up too slow for past 3-4 days, in fact today my system was hanging around in welcome screen for quite a while, even after that, for almost a minute or 2, I had just a black screen with a mouse pointer showing up, so I thought it would be better to run chkdsk & check may be if they are some issues with the disks, just to be on the safe side. I read some where its recommended to run chkdsk, whether system is throwing up issues or not, as it would keep the system in check & fix the issues if there are any.

Coming back to the above mentioned commands, do u want me to run them as an alternative to chkdsk or in addition or chkdsk ?

About CCleaner, will I get the cookies listed after it completes scanning, or prior to that ? As, I will have to save them, like you have stated above

defrag, what does it exactly do ? I haven't used feature ever before

As far as I know, my lappy doesn't have any SSD, is there a way I can confirm it ?

Just added crystaldisk info details, may be it can shed some focus too ?

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21 Dec 2013   #4
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

just to update, I did the SFC & I got a msg "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix them. Details are included in CBS.log"

so, I made a new thread on the topic (over here), so that the main focus of this thread doesn't deviate
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21 Dec 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs goodlad and good thinking Brink is brilliant and I should have included that when I posted back.
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