Solved CHKDSK often run on specific (but healthy) HDD from startup

November 23, 2017 at 11:53:25
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Genuine Intel(R) CPU U2300 @ 1.20 GHz
Hola. I've made most hardware run smoothly on a fresh install, and performed tests on most of my hardware, but despite being in good health (around 97%) according to Harddisk Sentinel, one hard drive repeatedly gets checked for consistency from boot-up. At one point it even disconnected and then reappeared during a move of files to it.
Can this hard disk be faulty even though it's analysed to be in good shape? Or can such errors be caused by OS in some way?

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November 25, 2017 at 08:59:58
The disconnecting is probably happening more often than that, which is why the file system keeps getting marked dirty.

You can check for newer drivers for your chipset and any storage controllers involved. Otherwise, it's probably a hardware issue.

Verify the connections to the drive and the cables involved, if applicable. If that all checks out, it could be the enclosure, assuming this is an external drive, or it could be the circuit board on the drive, regardless of drive type.

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November 23, 2017 at 11:54:34
Oops. Wrong specs, but can't edit them.
Real ones are: Windows XP Home, AMD FX 8320 8-core, NVIDIA GTX 560.

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November 23, 2017 at 22:27:57
Disable or Stop Auto CHKDSK During Windows Startup
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/disable...

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November 24, 2017 at 08:33:05
"Wrong specs, but can't edit them"

You could have listed the specs of the PC you're asking about in your post. Since you posted in the XP forum, I'm guessing it's an old system with old hardware?

Try CrystalDiskInfo to check the condition of your HDDs.

https://crystalmark.info/software/C...


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November 24, 2017 at 08:38:37
Comrade: At one point it even disconnected and then reappeared during a move of files to it.
I don't know, man. Having a HDD spontaneously die doesn't sound particularly healthy, even if it does immediately recover.

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November 25, 2017 at 06:01:53
Sorry for not adding the real specs, I put 'em on, but this is only a concern about one specific HDD.

Thanks, I could turn off CHKDSK-scan, but it's more about whether the occasional scan is a bad sign and it could be faulty despite 97% reported health.

I'll try CrystalDiskInfo and post back. You don't think HDSentinel does the job?

It's not that it dies, it just dis- and reconnected at one point. Else it's running smoothly whenever I use it.


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November 25, 2017 at 08:59:58
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The disconnecting is probably happening more often than that, which is why the file system keeps getting marked dirty.

You can check for newer drivers for your chipset and any storage controllers involved. Otherwise, it's probably a hardware issue.

Verify the connections to the drive and the cables involved, if applicable. If that all checks out, it could be the enclosure, assuming this is an external drive, or it could be the circuit board on the drive, regardless of drive type.

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November 27, 2017 at 11:22:39
Maybe you are right, sir.

I did update my chipset drivers and by the way, it is an internal HDDrive, so the enclosure ain't a problem. I reconnected the cables recently. And as far as it seems, it's not being CHKDSK-scanned every time I boot up and hasn't indicated anything the last few days. It has only happened a small handful of times the last week or two.

I downloaded and checked out CrytalDiskInfo and it only said no disk was found whenever I entered the program, so I guess it doesn't work with my AHCI-configured drives. So HDSentinel is my only lead on this.


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November 27, 2017 at 14:29:33
"I downloaded and checked out CrytalDiskInfo and it only said no disk was found whenever I entered the program"
If this is the one you tried, it should have been Ok.

CrystalDiskInfo
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Crysta...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://crystalmark.info/software/Cr...


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