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Fresh install of windows, Corrupt files Everywhere


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#1 cippy

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:29 PM

I have a pretty good idea what the problem is with my machine ( i think my HD is bad) but im looking for another set of eyes on this before i go out and buy a new HD.

So i have an old laptop a Dell XPS M1710. about 2 years ago i retired it from daily use because it wont work unless it's plugged in. Recently however I've found a use for the machine and have been using it again (I've been folding with it).

Now since the machines on all of the time I've found a few more uses for it on my home network and have started using it a bit more. however i seem to constantly get " * File is corrupted run check disk" errors on the laptop when im occasionally standing in front of it.

but here's the thing before i retired this laptop i installed windows 7 on it and used it for maybe a week. before it became a paperweight. there's no way the file system has all these corrupt files. so then i try to actually run check disk in start up repair.

and this is where it gets weird usually when a disk is screwed up check disk takes a long time to finish mine finishes in under 3 seconds. with /f and /r turned on.

I run no script in my browser along with adblock, i have avast on it just in case, and I recently ran Malware Bytes on it just so i can eliminate the possibility of some dumb piece of malware causing the problem.


That pretty much all of the relevent information i can think of atm, if you need any more info just ask.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

<<...( i think my HD is bad) but im looking for another set of eyes on this before i go out and buy a new HD.>>

Anytime a hard drive is under suspicion...it's wise to just run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic. That either confirms or refutes any doubts about the functional aspects of the hard drive. I see little point in pursuing anything until that step is taken.

Diagnostics are generally available at the websites of the respective hard drive manufacturers and there is no universal application...so you should use the Seagate diagnostic if you have a Seagate/Samsung hard drive...Hitachi diagnostic if you have a Hitachit drive...and so on.

Free Hard Drive Testing Tools - Hard Drive Diagnostics - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/tophddiag.htm

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'll run an extended SMART test over night and see if anything pops up and update when i have more information available thanks for the tip




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