Originally Posted by boomstick1
Thanks for the replies guys. Is there a sure fire way for me to check to make sure my windows 7 is all good? Or, would I know very soon if there was a problem.
I'm kidn of OCD about this. Little slow downs here and there would not be symptoms of corrupt win7 files right?
If you want to check your disk for any errors, press [Win]+[E] to open Explorer, right-click your C:\ drive and click "Properties", navigate to the "Tools" tab and click [Check now]. The default settings are fine; click the [Start] button. It should ask if you want to schedule the disk check when you reboot your computer; click [Yes] and then reboot your computer. As your computer reboots, chkdsk should come up and find (and fix) any errors that may be found.
If you're experiencing little slowdowns that are new, it is probably that System Repair rewrote a few system files which will means that they are now located on a physically different place on the disk. That means that the ReadyBoot pre-cache information is out of date for those files, which will add a short delay during the first boot. Also, the HDD to have to seek over to them every following boot until the disk is defragmented. To force Windows to straighten out those files now, right-click your desktop, click "New\Shortcut". Type "cmd.exe" and finish the wizard. Right-click the new shortcut you created, and click "Run as Administrator." In the command prompt that comes up, type "rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks" (without the quotes) and press [Enter]. After a minute, type "Defrag.exe %systemdrive% -b" and press [Enter]. That should
do it. When you're done, you can delete the shortcut you created.
Originally Posted by Disturbed117
This is off-topic but, I usually leave my system on for 1-2 months at a time with no restarts.
Me too, sometimes! Windows 7 is quite stable.