HDD checks for consistency at reboot, why??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fedele, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. fedele

    fedele Guest

    Why is my HDD checking for consistency occasionally at startup?
     
  2. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    you mean scandisk ?
     
  3. fedele

    fedele Guest

    yup, scandisk tells me that I need to check one of my HDD for consistency, i've made all thorough checks plus checked with the maxto powerdiagnostics tool. and it says it's ok. actually the tool "recertifies". any ideas?
     
  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    well , for example after a crash with manually restart scandisk checks your drives :)
     
  5. fedele

    fedele Guest

    yeah but nothing happens, I simply shut down and next morning it gives pops a blue screen with that message" on e of you hdd's needs to be checked for consistency"
     
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Is your WIndows XP boot partition FAT32 or NTFS?

    If its FAT32 try converting to NTFS. NTFS is less prone to errors and rarely has to scandisk

    To convert, Start->Run "convert x: /fs:ntfs" where x: is the letter of the drive to convert

    JJB
     
  7. fedele

    fedele Guest

    thanks for replies, my drives were formatted NTFS.....:-(