I have a PC, running Windows XP Pro (SP3). A cable to the hard drive started smoking, and melted the connector. I replaced the power supply and the cable. The data on the hard drive was okay, but it would not boot from the hard drive. In trying to view the Windows folder, I was told it was corrupted.
With the problem hard drive plugged into a different PC (running the same OS), that PC decided to run chkdisk on the problem drive. It ran for about 10 minutes, not a very thorough version of the things chkdisk can do. But afterwards, it boots fine. Windows seems to work fine.
Question: should I run anything else to make sure Windows is okay on this hard drive? A more thorough version of chkdisk? Or diagnostic tools from Western Digital (which made the hard drive)?
Edited by hamluis, 27 June 2015 - 07:22 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.