Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › Chkdsk keeps showing up on start up and i keep skipping it!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Chkdsk keeps showing up on start up and i keep skipping it!

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I remember reading a thread/guide i forget which, said that CHKDSK is not necessary for an SSD.

It keeps popping up before i log in; and i have to keep pressing a key to skip it.

Is there harm on using chkdsk? If i want to skip it; why does it keep showing up? How can i prevent this from showing up every time i reboot/turn on my computer?

What if one day i just turn my computer on and chkdsk initiates without me remembering to skip it; will there cause any damage to my SSD ?
post #2 of 4
Apparently you could run chkdsk on an SSD, but just remember to not let it scan and recovery of bad sectors as that process is already being done by the controller on an SSD. as for the prompt it gives at bootup, you could change the scheduled scan preference in properties option under your drive.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by huzzug View Post

Apparently you could run chkdsk on an SSD, but just remember to not let it scan and recovery of bad sectors as that process is already being done by the controller on an SSD. as for the prompt it gives at bootup, you could change the scheduled scan preference in properties option under your drive.

Thanks for the reply huzzug,

how would i do that? I tried looking around in Control Panel but couldnt find anything, where should i be looking?
post #4 of 4
I only know chkdsk itself can schedule a check for the next boot. I mean when you run it at the command line. You can check a volume immediately, but if you want to check C: and additionally repair using the "/F" parameter, it asks if it should schedule a check for the next restart.

It looks like this (example on an Admin command prompt window):
Code:
C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

If you don't start it with special options, the current version on my Windows 8 will not check for bad sectors. It only checks if the NTFS data structures are broken or not.

Perhaps schedule a check for C: yourself? It might overwrite what was originally scheduled. You will then be able to set exactly the options you want. The option "/R" seems to be what scans the surface for errors. I'd guess if it's not specified, it will simply not do that.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: SSD
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › Chkdsk keeps showing up on start up and i keep skipping it!