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Offline hines232

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Scandisk
« on: May 20, 2008, 12:52:07 AM »
To Scandisk or not to Scandisk ???? That is the question !! Good or Bad ? ???
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 01:06:38 AM »
Does the following help?
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg298121#msg298121


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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 01:17:56 AM »
I don't believe hines232 is talking about defragmenting the HDD but using scandisk (A.K.A. chkdsk) to check for hard disk errors (though I could be wrong) and repair any bad sectors, etc.

@ hines232, if my assumption is correct:
I would only do this if I kept getting unexplained errors, crashes, etc. and was unable to identify a cause, it isn't something that I would do on a regular basis. I can't recall when I did one last, years ago would be about right.
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 01:32:51 AM »
 ;D    Right on the money DavidR. Thanks for the input, Always wondered.
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 02:01:33 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 04:24:48 AM »
If you think your disk may be "dodgy", I've found the free versions of Hard Disk Sentinel which has resident analysis & fault logging, and HD Tune's real-time Error Scan alternative to chkdsk very useful.
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 05:51:11 AM »
 :'( Not ME supported, but thanks . !
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 07:04:21 AM »
Sorry.
I missed that "minor detail" in your sig.  :-[

Just checking which older versions of HDS support ME.

Okay, version 1.40 works on 98SE. http://www.hdsentinel.com/hdsentinel_setup140.zip
Has fewer features but hopefully still logs reallocated sectors.
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Re: Scandisk
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 07:02:53 PM »
Sorry.
I missed that "minor detail" in your sig.  :-[

Just checking which older versions of HDS support ME.

Okay, version 1.40 works on 98SE. http://www.hdsentinel.com/hdsentinel_setup140.zip
Has fewer features but hopefully still logs reallocated sectors.

Will check it out, and thanks for checking for me.
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