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What does a scan of an external hard drive by Windoes OS mean?

I have connected my external USB hard drive to my Windows computer, I got a notification that some error is detected and it is recommended to perform a scan of the hard drive. It was also written that ...
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ScanDisk (ChkDsk) on shared folders on Virtual Machines: is it needed?

Scenario: Windows XP SP3 running on Virtual Machine (VM) guest (VirtualBox). A host's shared folder, say d:\VMSharing. The guest VM has some file(s) in use from that shared folder (so he is ...
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How to recover JPG files that turned into folders on a portable drive?

On prtable harddrive, which was used with several devices, some picture files (JPEG) are turned to directories. It is impossible to "enter" these directories. Filesystem is NTFS. It is impossible to ...
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Difference setting HDD Maximum transfer size 128KBytes and 512Bytes while scanning for recovery purpose?

I'm here desperate to recover as much lost pictures as I can from my HDD. And I want to get answer following subject Difference between setting HDD Maximum transfer size to 512 Bytes (1 sector) and ...
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Disable XP disk check using FAT32

Right now I'm using Windows XP and Macintosh on my MacBook Pro via Bootcamp. Sometimes my XP would crash and when I restarted it it would have to go through disk check, although it says I can skip it ...
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How can I repair the OSX root partition without the original disk?

I used /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app to check root partitions for problems and Verify Disk function said there were some issues. But there seems to be no way to run Repair Disk - it wants ...
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Scan Disk then Defrag, or Defrag then Scan Disk (in Windows)?

Which one should I do first in Windows 7? Scan Disk or Defragmenter?
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On XP many application won't start, get fixed after scandisk, but the the same again after reboot

So I've got Win XP, after startup I'm unable to run many applications (like Google Chrome, Opera, Lightroom) while some (Word for example) are running OK. If I make a scandisk (during bootup) the ...
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I always get a “scan and fix” message for external HDD, but no problem ever found (Win 7)

I have an external HDD that, when I plug it into my Windows 7 laptop, always initializes with the "do you want to scan and fix" message. I've run it a few times, but the built in Windows scanner ...
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Chicken and Egg: Can't Restore System Point and Can't Run Scan-Disk

I have an awesomely evil hard-drive corruption of some sort going on with my Windows 7 installation. Whenever I schedule a scandisk and restart, Windows tells me that the hard-drive is corrupted and I ...
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Has Microsoft improved Scandisk, CHKDSK and Defrag in Windows 7?

Is there only interface design change or something internally has changed? Most of the time I could see that Scandisk is unable to check OS partition as there are no rights. It schedules the task to ...
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Is there any disk check software for GNU/Linux that can work with NTFS partitions made by Windows 7?

I'm having problems with scandisk on windows 7. After I schedule it, I get the countdown and it either hangs on 1 second or does nothing. I believe that I should run it on my primary windows ...
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XP disk check runs every time I boot

Every time I boot my computer XP checks my backup partition (it is NTFS) for errors, this has become really annoying because my computer is old-ish (5+ years) and I don't leave it on like I used to. ...
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Scan disk runs on every boot with Windows XP

I have four drives on my computer. The problem is that each time I start the computer the scan disk check (CHKDSK) runs for a drive even if I shut down my computer properly. I ran the thorough scan ...
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Disk consistency check hangs - Windows XP

Whenever I turn on my PC I get a warning that the “system disks must be checked for consistency”. When it starts it goes through step 1 of 3 fine, but when it gets to step 2 (verifying indexes) just ...
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scheduled chkdsk on Windows 7 blinking the hard disk light every 5 seconds, what can I do?

PG&E (the local electricity company) came and took out the old power meters and put in a new ones by brute force and with no advance notice in our neighborhood, so my computer went down in power. ...
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Disable XP disk check?

We periodically have XP crashes. When we restart XP we go through a disk check that takes half an hour. Do we need to do this disk check? Can we disable it? Update: Partition is indeed FAT32
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What are Found.00 files and folders?

Sometimes in my hard disk I can see some of the folders names Found.00 and etc in a hidden mode. I guess this is scan log folders and files . But why this has been created ? how do we get rid of those ...
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Cannot access drive in Windows 7 after scandisk lockup, but can in safe mode

I ran scandisk on my external USB drive due to the inability to delete a few files. Windows asked me if I wanted to unmount the drive before the scan, warning me that it would be unusable until the ...
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The device, \Device\Harddisk1\D, has a bad block

I got this error when I did my scan disk ( with the option to fix the error) on an external hard disk. And here's the event log: Checking file system on F: Volume label is New Volume. Read failure ...
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Bad Sectors Relocation on Windows XP

I think my hard disk contains bad sectors and those bad sectors locate on the place where VM instance is, is there a tool that will allow me to fix those errors, or at least shift all the bad sectors ...
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Why Windows removed Scan Disk GUI?

Why Scan Disk graphical user interface isn't available on Windows XP and Windows Vista (maybe Windows 7 also)?
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Can I Retrieve back the files on a hard disk that contains bad sector?

Can I always retrieve back the folders and files on a hard disk that contains bad sectors? As far as I know bad sectors do spread, and it can cost your OS unable to bootup if the bad sectors are in ...
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Does Scan Disk and Check Disk really help to fix the hard disk error?

Is the scan disk and check disk command ( CHKDSK ) is really fixing the hard disk error, or at the very minimum, stops the hard disk error from propagating?