I have been having some difficulties with the second drive recently.
The history is the PC is less than 2 years old. Last year the second drive failed and was replaced under warranty; so the suspect drive is less than a year old. Recently the drive decided to `dump` everything click here so was reformatted (2 partitions - E: & F:). I have been checking for `the dirty bit` as previously this same drive had given me problems because it was `set` and needed sorting.
Yesterday CHKDSK ran at startup on the E: partition but appeared to find nothing particularly wrong.
Today I opened the command prompt and put in `fsutil dirty query E:` everything seemed to freeze for a short while - lots of HDD activity - and then responded `Error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O error.`
I repeated the check on F: (the other partition on the drive) and got the same result.
I opened Device Manager which told me there was no problem with the drive (working properly). I expanded to show hidden devices and found `Non-Plug and Play Drivers`, `ASInsHelp` to have an exclamation mark by it - whether this has anything to do with the problem I have no idea.
To see if a re-boot had any effect I did one and CHKDSK started on the E: partition - again it appeared to find nothing.
I have just put `fsutil dirty query E:` into the command prompt and it tells me it is `not dirty`.
Can anyone throw any light on this problem at all? At the moment all appears good but could go pear shaped again!!
I have just put in `fsutil dirty query E:` to the command prompt and it came back dirty. Currently I`m running chkdsk /f /r e: and it will take some time based on past experience. Last time it was about 5 hours click here
I have a spare drive space between them. Basically the case takes four drives, I have two, so I use the bottom and the next to top. I also have two 80mm fans blowing into the area, as well as the extractor at the rear of the case, to maximise circulation. Don`t think I can do a lot more.