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Run chkdsk periodically even if nothing wrong?


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#1 GoshenBleeping

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

Should chkdsk be run periodically even if nothing appears to be amiss? Comments?

 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

Well -

I ran it yesterday on 2 computers, so I must be one of those that runs it every few months just to check.

Both were run under ( /r ) in case there was a problem, and I know this borrowed XP is always needing checking.

I always read the results, or I feel there is no use in running the check -

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:21 PM

Chkdsk is a disk error checking utility that verifies the logical integrity of a file system. Chkdsk scans the hard drive and will check the files and folders for file system errors, lost clusters, lost chains, cross-linked files and inconsistent directories and bad sectors. When encountering logical inconsistencies in file system data, chkdsk will perform the necessary actions to repair the file system data.

Running Chkdsk is one of the first (and easiest) troubleshooting tools which can be used to check the health of your computer and resolve various issues. Many users regularly run utilities like Chkdsk and Defrag as a part of their overall computer maintenance schedule but it is most commonly used when experiencing hard drive related errors and fix them.
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