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Problems with CHKDSK

By Captain828
Dec 20, 2006
  1. I've run into some strange problems since I increased the space on my main Partition (C:/) from 20 to 30 GB using Partition Magic 8: everytime I now boot, CHKDSK makes a scan
    I've used Partition Magic a couple of times and so far no glitches, but I don't even know if that's the cause of this anomaly
    I have a WD 250 GB on ATA100 (hell, it barely has an year) that runs flawlessly so a HDD malfunction is out of the question.
    I can live with CHKDSK running on every boot, however I have an USB keyboard (G15) and it won't read the "any key" required to skip the test
    Anyone experienced this before? Thx in advance ;)
     
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Did you run CHKDSK /R
     
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    C drive and Windows

    Why are you starving Windows with 30 gb out of 250 ?
    It need more then that to operate well.Like at least 15 % unused.
    Re : chkdsk. You must have it set as a daily or reg task.
    So check your "Scheduled Tasks".
    This is it's property,or look in System tools on the start menu.

    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

    Tip : Convert your kbd to PS/2 if you can.Logitech recommends it for mine.
    The converter came with the package.
    I have no problem like you describe.
     
  4. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 287   +10

    @smore yeah, did that on both drives, nothing happened
    @zipperman I'm not starving Windows, but I need the rest of my space for Games, Movies, Music, etc
    I checked that thing with the regs and Scheduled Tasks, but nothing.
    off topic: I didn't find a converter for my G15 in the package, I got one for my MX1000 though ;) Perhaps I'll buy one later, anyways thx for the tip
     
  5. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Item 4 Partition

    This might help answer your ?

    http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc...wers.search_fnl&p_search_text=&p_new_search=1

    Note: I have a partition for Movies and 1 for Music.
    But i think games should be installed on C: It's usually suggested during
    installation.But you do it your way if it works and you have no game problems to post.
     
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