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#1 YesImOtto

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:55 PM

I was a little shocked this morning. I turned my laptop on, and it says something like " One of your drives needs to be checked for consistency"

Then it has something to do with CHKDSK.

I do remember having 0 file in bad sector though.

THis is the first it ever happened. I researched, and it says this is a sign my computer has been damaged. Honestly, I take extremely good care of it, seriously. I would not even bring it to my university. This laptop just stays at home. Take good care of it. I shut down properly , etc. too.

What is the problem?

EDIT: I just tried restarting my laptop. And this time it was fine, nothing happened. Just like normal. the CHKDSK did not happen again.

However....I still am curious as to what that was about....this laptop, I really look after it, like I said I would never bring it outside my home. This stays at home. And its only 8-9 months old....

Or maybe, it has something to do with shut down? Honestly, i just remembered this: Sometimes at night when I turn this off, it says 1 program running, would you like to force shut down? You will lose any work unsaved, etc. I just clicked yes. May this be the cause?

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:26 PM

I would start making back ups of important files, and think about purchasing another hard drive.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:01 AM

Really? This is 8 months old lol.

And it is gone, only happened once. Those people that I researched about, it happens to them every single time they turn their computers on.

I hope there is nothing dangerous? It doesnt happen anymore.

I actually think its because I keep "force" shutting it down (When I shut down, something comes up saying do you want to force shut down, yes or no, I choose no. This may be the cause)

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:05 AM

Just in case it fails.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:23 AM

Anymore other inputs?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:19 AM

Autocheck does not check or repair physical sector issues. To be safe you should run checkdisk with the /r switch:

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.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:25 AM

Done that. It says my volume is clean. Thats it, then it didnt perform the long scan etc. Only says my volume is clean and then brings my to my desktop.

SO ....is everything ok?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:27 PM

Done that. It says my volume is clean. Thats it, then it didnt perform the long scan etc. Only says my volume is clean and then brings my to my desktop.

Not possible. Please follow the instructions in my last post.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:10 AM


Done that. It says my volume is clean. Thats it, then it didnt perform the long scan etc. Only says my volume is clean and then brings my to my desktop.

Not possible. Please follow the instructions in my last post.

Yes.. I opened command promot, run as admin, then typed what you told me.

Then when I restarted my laptop, and it says my volume is clean.. and brings me to my desktop as usual. No checking etc.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:45 AM

There are several reasons checkdisk won't run, and one of them is a failing hard drive. I suggest you go to the website of your hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utility, burn it to cd and run it.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:28 PM

Appreciate the help, but is there any other advice other than that?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:20 AM

The best possible advice is to find out whether or not your hd is in trouble before looking elsewhere. Is there some reason you won't run the diagnostic?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:02 PM

What is the HD? I am not that good at computers.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:21 AM

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

To have your hard drive diagnosed for problems, please follow the steps below:

1. Determine the make (brand name) of your hard drive

2. Visit the link below, head to the section corresponding to the brand, download and install their diagnostic utility:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

3. Use the utility program to run all the required scans and tests to ascertain the health of your drive.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 August 2011 - 08:25 AM.

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