[access-uk] Re: Scan Disc and Defragmenting

Thanks. I'll give it a go once a month and do the scandisk first. I've had two hard drives fail in the past so don't want the same again.

Donna
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tris-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:01 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scan Disc and Defragmenting



I don't know the answer to that, but both are available when you press alt+enter on a drive in "my computer" and switch using control+tab to get to the "tools" page. It is generally a good idea whilst running a scandisk to check the two checkboxes for automatically fixing errors and recovery of errors. This way windows is forced to chedule this for the next reboot which should ensure it does a good job if you happen to be checking the drive your Windows is on.


Regards.

Tristram Llewellyn
Sight and Sound Technology
Technical Support
www.sightandsound.co.uk

----- Original Message ----- From: Philip Martin
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:47 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scan Disc and Defragmenting



Hi Tristram,
If I should really run scandisk before defragmenting why is scandisk not included in the system tools in Windows XP.


Regards
Philip
----- Original Message ----- From: Tristram Llewellyn
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:19 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Scan Disc and Defragmenting



You should gnerally run scan disk before you defragment as errors that may be on disk can potentially become disasterously unrecoverable if the operating system then tries to compact these during the defragment process.


   Regards.

   Tristram Llewellyn
   Sight and Sound Technology
   Technical Support
   www.sightandsound.co.uk



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