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Normal to have to run Chkdsk several times a week?


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#1 soloviola7871

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:59 AM

Hello all, I was just wondering whether or not it's unusual to have to run Chkdsk every three days or so, seeing as though my computer becomes very slow and unresponsive after a few days after running Chkdsk. After I run Chkdsk the computer is fine for a few days, but like I said, it becomes slow and unresponsive soon after. Each time I run it, new bad clusters are found. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:34 PM

I was just wondering whether or not it's unusual to have to run Chkdsk every three days or so

It's absolutely not normal.
Your drive seems to be on its way out.
Back up your data and get new drive.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:31 PM

Really? It's a laptop that I just bought last year. Am I even able to get a new drive for that?

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:52 PM

Still under warranty?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:32 AM

I should check in to that. You'd think it'd be at least two years, right?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

Autocheck does not run checkdisk with the /r switch - you need to do that manually. To run checkdisk, right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type:chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

Let's see what happens after that.

Edited by Allan, 16 June 2011 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

I would say...if you are running chkdsk /r every 3 days, you have problems.

If you are letting the system run that automatic 4-step chkdsk and it occurs every 3 days...I'd say that there's a good chance you need to run the chkdsk /r command immediately.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:48 PM

The system is probably running autocheck because of a dirty bit. But since it does not run with the /r switch it does not clear the dirty bit - this has been a problem since Windows XP. You need to run chkdsk /r manually to clear the problem. It's not a guaranty the issue will be fixed, but it works more often than not.

Edited by Allan, 16 June 2011 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:11 PM

I would say...if you are running chkdsk /r every 3 days, you have problems.

My point as well, especially since the OP says:

Each time I run it, new bad clusters are found


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:21 PM

Is it any different than running chkdsk from right-clicking My Computer -> Properties -> Tools?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:30 PM

If you really want to check your hard drive....

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

I would say...if you are running chkdsk /r every 3 days, you have problems.

My point as well, especially since the OP says:

Each time I run it, new bad clusters are found

Here's the problem. Unless he run's chkdsk /r he is not repairing the bad clusters from the previous scan, so chkdsk will continue to report bad clusters.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

<<Is it any different than running chkdsk from right-clicking My Computer -> Properties -> Tools?>>

Yes...and...no :). It all depends on what options you elect.

If you run it via My Computer/Properties...and elect both the Automatically fix and the Scan for options...it's the same as running chkdsk /r.

If you select neither or only one of those options...the chkdsk is less complete than running the chkdsk /r command.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:57 PM

Actually no. It's the same as running chkdsk /f - that's not the same as running chkdsk /r.




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