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Problem With Hard Drive At Boot Up


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#1 Nic4433

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:53 PM

I built a computer about six months ago. I put two internal hard drives in it. I just now started having a problem with one of them. Both hard drives were brand new. It is my secondary hard drive, not the HD with the operating system. I only use it for a few backup files and videos and pictures and such.

Everytime I restart my Computer it goes through the boot process like normal. But then It goes to a blue screen and says it needs to scan the HD for consistency. What does that mean? It will then scan the hard drive and give the specs i.e. how much free space, how much used space etc. But it does this everytime I restart. And the files seem to run just fine after it finishes.

What do you think would cause this?

Thanks,

Nic

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:15 AM

Try running chkdsk.

Go to Start and click on My Computer.

Right click on the drive in which you want chkdsk to run.

Click on Properties and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.

Set up the Check Disk options by checking Automatically fix file system errors, and then click Start.

This may take a while, so run this when you have sufficient time to allow this to complete.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:17 PM

This is caused when you dont shut down the Windows normally. A power failure or just switcing off the PC may cause it.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:32 PM

This is caused when you dont shut down the Windows normally. A power failure or just switcing off the PC may cause it.



Actually now that you mention it, this did start occuring after the power went out due to a severe thunderstorm.

But I ran CHKDSK and it seems to have fixed the problem. Thanks for the help,

Nic




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