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Constant chkdsk problems...


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#1 snow f

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:42 AM

I can run chkdsk /f everytime I restart on my gf's seriously lame pc, but it always finds things wrong.

Failing hard-drive or??

I installed a downloaded version of norton systemworks 2009, but it just appears to make chkdsk run at boot, so no difference.

your thoughts? :thumbsup:

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#2 MilesAhead

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

When she shuts it off does she by any chance just flip the switch on a power strip?
Some people actually think that's a convenient way of powering down everything
at once!! :thumbsup:

If not that then you might try getting a diagnostic program from the drive manufacturer's site.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:35 AM

I suggest uninstalling Norton SystemWorks. I used it for some time and the chkdsk tool is really superior and doesn't add an unnecessary program to your system. In general, NSW is a tool designed to perform features which any user can already do with any XP install...and the redundancy can be a problem.

I have to ask...why do you run chkdsk at every boot?

If Windows does it (automatically), it's an indication that there may be file/hard drive problems...as previously suggested, I also recommend running a diagnostic of the hard drive (if such is the case).

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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