Chkdsk & Defrag, followed by crash

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mikemccu1, May 29, 2002.

  1. mikemccu1

    mikemccu1 Guest

    Anyone else have problems with checkdisk and defrag in XP?

    No, I'm not using any additional 3rd party software... just trying to use vanilla software. Here's my situation:

    (EVENT #1) Defrag wouldn't complete; Contacted MS Support line; They gave directions for running CHKDSK upon reboot; The CHKDSK completed, and subsequently DEFRAG completed. However, CHKDSK did 'fix' some things. I didn't think at the time to write down all of the files that it fixed.... (my bad)

    3 days later, the system would lock upon boot and give a black screen; I could still enter bios, etc..... I ran Western Digital harddisk diagnostics... reported that disk was OK, OS was corrupt.

    (EVENT #2) After buying another harddrive (so I could save the files from the old drive while meeting my never ending desire to burn cash on technology), I reinstalled XP..... and incrementally defragged as i installed program after program.... I also restored 'mydocs' contents to new drive.... Last night I attempted defrag, and it reported that 8 files were 'fixed'.... they were all .dll's... and were all in the OS directory....

    AM I LOOKING AT ANOTHER IMPENDING CRASH? I really hope not... anyone else have this annoying problem? Anything I can do about it?

    I really appreciate any advice or light that can be shed on the situation. Thanks!
  2. mikemccu1

    mikemccu1 Guest


    Just to clarify...

    I 'attempted' to run defrag last night, and it wouldn't complete... so I ran chkdsk and then defrag.... it was after chkdsk that the utility reported 'fixing' the files....
  3. OTE

    OTE Guest

    I've had problems with defrag, it just sticks at 1 per cent doesnt do anything else.
  4. mikemccu1

    mikemccu1 Guest

    the files that were fixed

    These are the files that chkdsk fixed: