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Storage Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wira, 25 Aug 2011.

  1. Wira

    Wira Spoderman

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    So I built myself a pc, it's been almost half a year now (I think).

    never had any problems until now windows suddenly tells me it needs to run a disc consistency check at boot. I let it and seems to mess with some files and finish, so no problems really.

    just, should I be worried?

    After googling it (yes, I did google it first), I found some people telling me it might be a sign of a bad HDD, especially if it comes up repeatedly.

    did take some pics with my camera (as I thought I might be in major ****, but I'm using it now just fine)

    thanks :thumb:
     
  2. Picky88

    Picky88 New Member

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    It could be a hard disk issue, make sure you backup any crucial work NOW just in case. You want to run a hard disk tool that tells you about its SMART status, which is used to verify how well a hard drive is working. seatools is one I have used before. This error can also happen if you had a power cut or other disruption to the PC.
     
  3. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    You might run a full chkdsk /b as well to be sure.

    edit: Run from elevated cmd prompt.
     
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  4. Wira

    Wira Spoderman

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    hmm, use this pc mostly for gaming so wouldn't think I have anything especially important on here.
    I'll run the storage checks tomorrow.

    chkdsk is a windows command?
     
  5. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    It checks for and (I think) can repair damaged sectors in hdds. Like lysol says, run it in admin mode - easiest way is start>cmd>ctrl+shift+enter.
     
  6. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    Can just be a sign of a bad shutdown as well. Quite often happens with a power outage system will see a unclean filesystem and run chkdsk on the drive to make sure all is OK.
     
  7. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    BACKUP always BACKUP, even if the disk is fine BACKUP
     
  8. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Can sometimes be sign of a disk going bad if happens repeatedly, or bad RAM, but generally it's pretty harmless and can happen if you got a crash, power outage or even just silent "bit rot". So doesn't even mean anything is necessarily wrong, Windows will sometimes run it as precaution after a bad shutdown.

    And The_Beast speaks wisely...
     
  9. Wira

    Wira Spoderman

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    guess I'll have to get hold of a external HDD, just rly haven't got the money to spare :/
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Fine the cash, I'd rather eat ramen for a month than lose all my data
     
  11. Picky88

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    Save any data that you cant replace - including licences for any software/games you have paid good money for. You may only need to use a memory stick!
     
  12. Wira

    Wira Spoderman

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    I rly don't know, guess I have a few photo albums on here, but it's nostly just games I have on steam or retail.

    Just had a wierd bootup where it took way too long for the desktop background/icons to appear.
     
  13. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Set up a drop box for 2gb of free online storage for anything vital as a temporary measure.

    Vagina boon - Peter Griffin
     
  14. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    I don't think it's a problem. Probably you've just promptly shut down your PC or something. That's what causes it for me at least. Don't worry about it.
    Backups are never a bad idea though.

    +1 for dropbox, it's awesome.
     
  15. MjFrosty

    MjFrosty New Member

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    Let it check, if it occurs not long after it's probably failing, just make sure you backup, always!
     
  16. Wira

    Wira Spoderman

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    it just did the chckdisk at boot again, I dont have anything very important on this computer anyway.

    maybe a fitting time to throw an SSD in there?
     

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