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Old 04-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think Hirens has that in it. Hirens is 100% free.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hirens is free, and has several dozen different testing utilities, just have to know your way around a text gui and know how to read, some those tests destroy data.
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Wasn't there a Widows-like GUI?
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Before you go put money into it.. do you know if you had any past viruses? you can try running Combofix
Bleeping Computer Downloads: ComboFix Download
Combofix doesnt run on 64 bit windows operating systems. As stated by OP, he has Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit.
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Wasn't there a Widows-like GUI?

Not that I know of, I mean, some the programs had some really fancy dos like gui, one even let me have a mouse, then again, I am still exploring Hirens, and I use an older version as some things had been removed for legal issues.
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If your computer is scheduling chkdsk on it's own, then either it's flagged a sector on the hard drive, and it needs to "repair" it be moving the data from it, to another sector, and mark the old one bad, or it is having issues removing the flag.

I suggest using Hirens boot cd and perform the non-destructive tests such as HDD Regenerator, the test CAN take a long time on larger drives.

Last but not least, replace the cable between the motherboard and hard drive, a flaky connection or cable can cause intermittent issues, and cause this behavior. It can also cause the drive to appear as "bad" and will cause the system to perform a chkdsk operation at boot.
So what do I do exactly? Walk me thru it. Download HDD Regernator? Are there any other simple hard drive tests?
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