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    Default Re: Trying to fix Vista – chdsk or sfc scannow.

    As Iantech commented, chkdsk and sfc, will scan the system files and data on a drive.

    You can tell chkdsk to scan for bad sectors as well. If you go into My Computer, right click the HDD, Properties /tools/error checking, theres two options, check the disk ( which is chkdsk) and check /recover sectors ( words to that effect). It will take longer as its then checking the whole Drive, not just data/ system files.

    Sometimes its helps, other times it wont, theres no real " this is the problem" result.

    Any hardware, no matter how old can and will play up at anytime.

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    Default Re: Trying to fix Vista – chdsk or sfc scannow.

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    If you go into My Computer, right click the HDD, Properties /tools/error checking, theres two options, check the disk ( which is chkdsk) and check /recover sectors ( words to that effect). .
    So can just do that from safe mode desktop don't have to go through command prompt. Cant look at moment its turned off

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    Default Re: Trying to fix Vista – chdsk or sfc scannow.

    yes can access from safe mode, it actually will pop up (or should) with a message saying cant run bla bla bla) and needs to reboot, do you want to run on next startup - Yes, then reboot

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    Default Re: Trying to fix Vista – chdsk or sfc scannow.

    Okay, thats me for 24 hrs laptop is being taken away

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