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disks need check for consistency

June 21, 2005 at 19:02:14
Specs: windows xp pro, intel p4 2.4GHz 1gig ram

Everytime I start up my computer I get the message one of
your disks has to be checked for consistency. I have 6 ide
drives and 6 scsi drives and right now it always says I have
a problem with the same 2 drives. They are new drives
one is IDE the other SCSI. It will go thru the check and not
find any problems. How can I get the system to stop
checking my drives every time? It used to check 3 or 4 of
the scsi drives everytime I booted, now it only checks 2
drives, but they weren't any of the drives that were always
checked before.

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#1
June 22, 2005 at 03:24:11

i think it happens because your computer was not restarted properly, next time go start -- logoff -- restart or shutdown instead of pressing the restart button

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#2
July 7, 2005 at 19:27:39

Sorry so late responding. I do shut my system down as was suggested.

I discovered that a large number of my video
files (.AVI) which I had stored on two 250GB drives appear
to be corrupted and I'm desparate to figure out why
that happened.

Could this be the result of an inherant problem with the
large disk drives, or did something else cause it?

I first noticed the problem when I tried to open a directory
of video files and I started getting error messages telling me
that windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to
close. I found out that if I set the view to list I could
open the directory with no problem. But the moment I set
view to thumbnails it would give me the error message: "
windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to
close." Or windows explorer would just stop responding.

I finally narrowed the problem down to the fact that
something was wrong with some of my video files.

If I deleted the bad files then everything would work
normally. But sometimes, I found files I could not
delete. The System would tell me it can't delete the file
because it is being used by another person or program.
the only way I found to cure this type of problem
was to reformat the disk.

When I'd try to play the video clips with windows media
player, or QuickTime they would not play, Most of the
times windows media player would stop responding while
trying to open the video clip. Or I'd get a message
saying class factory cannot supply requested class.

If the clip would open up I'd only get static noise
playback with no video. Some times, when I could play
a video clip I noticed that the name I had given the
clip was not even the video clip it was playing.

Sometimes If I'd try to drag the file to another
directory windows explorer would stop responding.
At other time the file simply couldn't be moved
by dragging. Taskmanager tells me that drag has stopped
responding.

Promise Ultra 100 TX2 IDE: controller card

H: MPEG250 250 GB INTERNAL ENHANCED IDE WD CAVIAR SE
Western digital 7200rpm 8 meg cache
MODEL: WD2500JB
SERIAL #: WMAEH1094173
DATE MFG: 25 FEB 2004 M
DRIVE PARAMETERS: LBA 488397168
MDL WD2500JB-DOEVAO
DCM DSBHCRJAH


I: storbckup> 250 GB INTERNAL ENHANCED IDE WD CAVIAR SE
Western digital 7200rpm 8 meg cache
MODEL: WD2500JB
SERIAL #: WMAEH1961964
DATE MFG: 2 APR 2004
DRIVE PARAMETERS: LBA 488397168
MDL WD2500JB-DOEVAO
DCM DSBHCRJAH


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#3
July 12, 2005 at 11:20:51

I have the same problem. I also use a 250G second hard drive for data and video strage, also some files and during the start up it usually asks me to do a consistency check. I have formatted this 250G drive and noticed that every time I run the consistency check on the drive it dose something to the files so that I cant use them any more. This sucks.
If I skip the consistency checks then the computer and hard drive work fine.
I read about the consistency check and I dont need it. I want to turn it off so that it stops messing with my files and currupting them.

HOW CAN I TURN OFF THE CONSISTENCY CHECK ON START UP IN WINDOWS XP?


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