Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

At start up computer seems to scan hard drive for lengthy amount of ti


  • Please log in to reply

#1
mrbojos

mrbojos

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
Ok, I wasnt sure were to post this. I think I have a hard drive issue but my problem is at the start up of my operating system. I have a Dell Dimension 3100. It crashed a few months back and I posted some questions on this forum about it. It was suggested that I scan my hard drive with a hard drive diagnostic. I scanned it and the program said I had about 100 errors on the drive. I tried in vain to rescue some stuff off the drive but I eventually reformated.
The only problem I have now with the computer is at the startup the first thing it does is do some sort of scan. The screen is totally black expert for a grey progress bar across the bottom of the screen. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for this scan to finish. When it is done the computer runs fine.
My question is, is my hard drive safe to use now? Is there anyway to stop that scan or is it necessary? I wouldnt worry about it but it takes forever to boot up and I dont want to go through another hard drive failure. Should I just get another hard drive?

Thanks for any help
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Replace the drive.
  • 0

#3
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,307 posts

I scanned it and the program said I had about 100 errors on the drive

Replace the drive. It will only be a matter of time before it crashes again.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP