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PaperAssassin

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Hi everyone, you know how sometimes during boot-up, a blue screen pops up and checkdisk is automatically run ("harddrive needs to be checked for consistency...etc.")? Well, all of a sudden this has been happening *everytime* I bootup. Is this something I should be worried about ie. is this a early sign that my harddrive is starting to die out? If not, how can I stop checkdisk from running every single time? Thanks
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If you have any data you value on the hard drive you need to run diagnostics on it. You should be able to get them from the maker of the hard drive or from the machine manufacturer.

Have you let it run to completion and looked at the report? Also look in the Event Logs and see if there are any reports of hdd errors there. Failure to take action at this time could result in the loss of all your data, which you should back up to an external drive or other means in case you have to reinstall..
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Hi PaperAssassin...

Click Start, then Run, type cmd, and click "Ok". At the prompt in the command window that opens, type fsutil dirty query c: and press "Enter".

Does the result of this indicate the drive is "Dirty"?

To close the command session, type exit and press "Enter"

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Wannabe, I ran fsutil and c: (the boot drive) is not dirty. However, d: IS dirty. How would I "clean" it?
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