Solved PC frequently goes for Chkdsk.

December 22, 2013 at 01:12:06
Specs: Windows 7 , AMD FX 8320/ 4GB 1333 Mhz Transcend
Recently one of friend is facing problem from her PC. Her PC frequently goes for disk checking. After startup or freezes after some time of usage. Then works after running windows 7 repair and sometimes the issue resolved after system restore is made but problems invokes again after some time. Sometimes HDD and DVD/R are not recognized by BIOS and sometimes does after changing sata slots and re-pluging CMOS battery i have removed DVD/ R forever and now using external DVD/R, so i brought new MOBO , CPU, RAM as we were looking for H/W upgrade. Mobo, CPU, RAM is new only HDD is old.And problem existed even before H/W change. I have also re-installed OS couple of times without any issue but problem still persist. I have even booted with Ubuntu Live linux and it was unable to read only from C: partition and only C: partition gives such error. You guys have helped me in the past please help me again.

My system Spec, Win 7 64, AMD FX 8320, MOBO Gigabyte 880 GM - USB 3, 4Gb transcend 1333 Mhz. HDD Seagate 500 gb.

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December 22, 2013 at 05:52:29
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I suggest you test the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic software for DOS which loads from a bootable CD which you can make with the diagnostic software downloaded file.

For Seagate drives you need SeaTools for DOS. Download the CD-image ISO file and create a CD from it using IMGBurn:

SeaTools for DOS:


When you've created the CD you need to boot the computer from it and SeaTools will appear on the screen.

If the test shows any errors or faults with the drive you need to replace it with a new one.

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December 22, 2013 at 06:52:50
Chkdsk scans for file system errors & checks the condition of the hard drive. I don't know why you would have suspected any other hardware as the problem other than the hard drive?

Side note: DDR3-1333 if the wrong RAM for an FX-8320, you should have gotten DDR3-1866. You're losing performance with the slow RAM.

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December 26, 2013 at 07:09:03
Thanks Phil22 i did what you have suggested, i received 1 error from said HDD and i have also checked the claimed old non-working HDD of my friends sis on which i received around 10 errors and that tool not only shown number of errors but also repaired all of them.I have kept that CD inside special jewel case now. Thanks again.

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December 26, 2013 at 07:17:52
Thanks riider for the reply but all my h/w new including RAM and that problem was existed in the old setup also. But since now i got rid of that problem i am going to buy new RAM as you are suggesting and going to build new PC entirely of old system and since old h/w does have support for 1333 Mhz RAM so i will be using that RAM on old system.

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