Checking Local Disk

By Maurice
Sep 3, 2003
  1. Recently, I went to "My Computer" meaning to check my CD ROM drive, in error, I clicked on "Check Local Disk" it started, so I let it run, it came up "Scan for, & attempt recovery of bad sectors" I said OK,& it went through Phases 1,2,3 & 4 in twenty minutes, then "Disk Checked". I clicked on OK.
    Since then, when I boot up, within a minute, the dialler is there, & in next to no time, I'm on-line, before, I had to go to Internet Explorer or Outlook Express before the dialler would appear, tell me it's not a coincidence, what exactly does this facility do? I know the "Scan for....etc., IS self-xplanatory but how? & has anyone else tried this,.....I guess they have.
    Also it said "Check Hard Drive & check Local Disk", I'm still learning as you can gather, so what is the difference please?
    Another facility was "Automatically fix files system errors" should I have done that too?
    Hope this isn't too involved, but it IS all on the same subject
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    This function is unrelated to your internet connection. Its used to check the file system on a hard drive partition to look for any potential problems. From your description, none were found, and your problems most likely stem from something else, such as internet connection misconfiguration.
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Thanx, Phantasm66, I now know,but why my dial-up is much faster at the moment though, is a mystery,but I'm NOT complaining!! [while it lasts]
    When you've got time, what IS the difference; [hard drive/local disc] ? I know others will probably give their opinions later, but I'd like yours, & how about the"fix sysem files errors" bit?
    Thanks again, sorry if I'm a pain, but TS is my life blood!!
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