Repairing Disk Errors

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ceo54, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Junior Member

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    Hello!
    My machine is around 3 years old and I've formatted it 100 times, give or take a few. Due to the nature of my usage, very large amount of data is copied and pasted between the drives.

    I'm thinking to scan and repair entire HDD, if needed, for at least once. What's the best utility for it?:confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Junior Member

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    I meant scanning hard disk for bad sectors.:mad:
     
  3. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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  4. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Chkdsk /f /r C:

    That's all you need unless the situation is really bad and some data are already lost.
     
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  5. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Junior Member

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    I've got two partitions assigned same drive letter, how to deal with that?

    If I just put a drive letter in the command, which partition will it scan? and how to scan the other partition with the same drive letter assigned?
     
  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Afiak isn't possible to have two partitions with the same drive letter do you mean on dual boot or what?
     
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  7. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Junior Member

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    No, single OS. And yeah two partitions with the same drive letter.

    It's annoying that I can't use links and snips in my post until I get to 20.
     
  8. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #9 T-S, Aug 16, 2015
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    Anyway

    You can use mountvol to see the GUID, then use

    chkdsk "\\?\Volume{290e5cf8-xxxx-yyyy-bc01-73f219dczzzz}" /f /r

    (the U from GUID stands for Unique ;) )
     
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  9. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Junior Member

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    Git it.

    Thanks for the support windsman, T-S :)