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Windows 7: CHKDSK on SSD

17 Feb 2015   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
CHKDSK on SSD

My laptop with a SSD (different from one in my system specs) recently froze up so I had to force shutdown it. There seems to be no corruption, but can I run chkdsk to make sure it is okay?


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17 Feb 2015   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There would be no problem.
Same question was asked and answered by our own Brink, in the past
Checkdisk on SSD
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17 Feb 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have personally run Chkdsk on my ssd's with no problems.
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17 Feb 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Jack, what did you get as a result.
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17 Feb 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Running chkdsk on an SSD is fine.

You just don't want to defrag a SSD. Instead, you would want to TRIM a SSD.
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18 Feb 2015   #6
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Wait, but do ssds even get bad sectors? This is how the freeze happened, I was trying to open Windows Explorer, and it didn't stop loading. Nothing else was clickable but the cursor was movable, and stayed as the loading cursor. So I tried to force sleep by closing the lid, but it didn't sleep. So I opened it again and the screen was black with the power button still on. I tried pressing the power button to see what happens but it stayed black. So I just waited for the disk activity to stop and held the power button to force it off. There is no visible signs of corruption though in my personal files. But it did start up slower but this must be because Windows was not able to do hybrid boot since the drivers and the kernel was not saved to disk.
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18 Feb 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If you drop power in the middle of a write to disk (SSD) operation, you can still get a corrupted file/folder.
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19 Feb 2015   #8
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
If you drop power in the middle of a write to disk (SSD) operation, you can still get a corrupted file/folder.
Well, so are you saying I should run chkdsk?
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19 Feb 2015   #9
richc46

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Yes, run it. Remember on any hard drive it is not wise to run it too often. Good to run if you have performance problems or after a lot of downloads.
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19 Feb 2015   #10
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

How come it is bad to run it often? Just wondering because on my old computer, I ran it any time I felt like the computer was running slow. That was about once a week. Sometimes less often.
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