ChkDsk on Partitioned Drive

  David4637 15:53 03 Jun 2009

Do I need to run the above on the C:Drive (OS) and the D; drive (data) as well? Thanks David

  johndrew 16:41 03 Jun 2009

Why are you running CHKDSK, do you have a problem with the drive?

Unless there is a need - such as you doubt the integrity of the HDD there is no need to use CHKDSK. In the event you do need to run it then you will need to run it on all partitions on a given drive to check the whole surface click here

  David4637 19:28 04 Jun 2009

I usually run it once per 6 months to ensure the HD (C: & D:) are OK. I gleaned from PCA it was a good thing to run, as it would clear any file corruptions etc. Perhaps its not necessary?
Thanks for your reply

  johndrew 10:28 05 Jun 2009

It will repair damage, but if there is any it is likely to run automatically on start-up of the PC. The safest option is to make a backup of your data on a regular basis to allow a new HDD to be written in the event of failure. You should keep your backup updated - say monthly - on a separate (preferably external) HDD.

  David4637 12:41 05 Jun 2009

I do backup using ACRONIS to an external HD, I just thought that running CHKDSK would resolve any issues before any problem(s) became significant. Thanks David

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