Scandisk and NTFS

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by raw, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. raw

    raw Guest

    Can anybody please tell me whether scan disk should run on a NTFS partitioned hard drive on startup of WinXP if it has just crashed.
    The problem is my computer keeps restarting itself when using P2P programs only on some though, and i have two hard drives one for backup and scandisk runs on this one everytime windows crashes but not my NTFS partitioned hard drive, why?
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    1) There is no Scandisk in XP - Microsoft went back to Checkdisk
    2) Sometimes it runs, sometimes it doesn't. I don't believe it has anything to do with the file format, it just seems to run when it thinks it's needed (or when autoscan is enabled). I haven't noticed a discernable pattern
    3) From a command prompt (ie, Start - Run) you might want to run chkdsk /r on the drive(s) in question. This will not only run checkdisk, but enable it to repair any errors it may encounter
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Right click on the drive. Select Properties, under Tools select the "Check Now" button

    It is NOT needed after every crash or reboot and doesnt run automatically in those circumstances

  4. NTFS has a journalling system that records all disc transactions and uses these indices to validate or correct drive contents transparently upon restart. Microsoft doesn't seem to have information about this but in Linux there is a similar product called Reiser. You may want to explore that for a better insight.