Must one run Checkdisk before defrag?


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joshidm

Can chances of machine forcing itself into Checkdisk scan on restart be
reduced by running defragmentor regularly.

Read somewhere that too often use of defragmentor reduces disks life.

Regards
D M Joshi
 
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Guest

Dear,

Chkdsk is always runs afet a bad shutdonw or restart.
Moreover, You can always disable CHKDSK on restart in Windows 2000

1. Run the Registry Editor (regedt32.exe)
2. Under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following subkey:
\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
3. Change the BootExecute entry to:
autocheck autochk *
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the
change to take effect.

I hope this helps.
 
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Dave Patrick

I'd be inclined to think the inverse would be true. If a volume's dirty bit
is set, this indicates that the file system may be in an inconsistent state.
The dirty bit can be set because the volume is online and has outstanding
changes, because changes were made to the volume and the computer shutdown
before the changes were committed to disk, or because corruption was
detected on the volume. If the dirty bit is set when the computer restarts,
chkdsk runs to verify the consistency of the volume.

When Autochk runs against a volume at boot time it records its output to a
file called Bootex.log in the root of the volume being checked. The Winlogon
service then moves the contents of each Bootex.log file to the Application
Event log. One event log message for each volume checked is recorded. So
check the application event log.


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| Can chances of machine forcing itself into Checkdisk scan on restart be
| reduced by running defragmentor regularly.
|
| Read somewhere that too often use of defragmentor reduces disks life.
|
| Regards
| D M Joshi
|
 
G

Guest

It is utter nonsense that defragging disks shortens the life of the disks.
That was said by someone who has no understanding of how disks work. In fact
the opposite is true. Severely fragmented NTFS volumes will cease to boot
and only a wipe and reinstall can fix it.

Running chkdks and defrag should be standard operating procedures for
maintaining servers.
 
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Greg Hayes/Raxco Software

"Read somewhere that too often use of defragmentor reduces disks life."

File this under "urban legends"...

- Greg/Raxco Software
Microsoft MVP - Windows File System

Disclaimer: I work for Raxco Software, the maker of PerfectDisk - a
commercial defrag utility, as a systems engineer in the support department.

Want to email me? Delete ntloader.
 
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paulmd

Can chances of machine forcing itself into Checkdisk scan on restart be
reduced by running defragmentor regularly.

Read somewhere that too often use of defragmentor reduces disks life.

Not enough to worry about.
 
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Bob I

Maybe if they ran it 24/7.
"Read somewhere that too often use of defragmentor reduces disks life."

File this under "urban legends"...

- Greg/Raxco Software
Microsoft MVP - Windows File System

Disclaimer: I work for Raxco Software, the maker of PerfectDisk - a
commercial defrag utility, as a systems engineer in the support department.

Want to email me? Delete ntloader.
 

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