November 20, 2003, 05:33 PM
I have a 100 gig hard drive with 2 partitions. The smaller partition is 20 Gigs exactly, and it is empty. The problem is everytime i boot, windows checks the disk for consistency and blah blah blah. It never finds anything wrong with the disk, yet another disk check is scheduled.
I know this because when i try to defrag that partition i get an error saying that it cannot be defrag because a chkdsk has been scheduled on that partition.
1. Is there a possibility i have a problem?
2. Can the scheduling in CHKDSK be disabled?
November 21, 2003, 10:02 AM
What is the file system of the affected partition?
November 21, 2003, 10:39 AM
November 22, 2003, 03:26 PM
format the smaller partition and see how that goes....
November 22, 2003, 07:39 PM
i sorta got rid of the problem, i put some data on the trouble partition, the re installed xp on the other partion. I got the same chkdsk at startup once and havent seen it since. I still dont know what caused it in the first place.
November 22, 2003, 08:20 PM
Seems there is a problem with the particular partition possibly a bad sector..........Try using a program Like Winternals or Norton System works to run a full diagnostics......I would not put any important data on this partition, I had a similar problem with a HDD which failed several weeks later ??? ??? ???
November 22, 2003, 09:06 PM
Another possibility, since chkdsk did not find any files on the empty partition, that might have been interpreted as if the program never checked anything and so did not set the "I checked this partition already" flag. Just a thought. :-)