CHKDSK Tips?

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    KenO

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    Appreciate any chkdsk tips, especially those that will speed up the various processes.

    After watching a number of videos the one that impressed me the most was Tutorial: Repair disk errors - PROPER use of chkdsk
    have yet checked how much time it saves so would be interested in comments from more experienced chkdsk users.

    Thanks

    Ken
     
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    I didn't watch the video, but just wanted to pass along my experience. When I decided to upgrade this 7-year-old PC to W10, I decided to run chkdsk first, to search for and repair errors. I have a 1.5 TB HD, -- only about 70GB contains data. I made the mistake of running it on the entire drive, instead of the portion containing data. It took hours to complete the task (it didn't find any errors).
     
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    Hi littlepeaks,

    "I made the mistake of running it on the entire drive, instead of the portion containing data. It took hours to complete the task (it didn't find any errors)" I also had that problem except after ~ 26 hrs it ended with message "An Unspecified Error Occured".

    Googled and found "CHKDSK - an unspecified error occurred (75736e6a726e6c2e 4f6)" https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...d/90ef8f1f-e976-4d9d-a51b-c2f405a1dec5?auth=1

    From my quick search is many (~26K) have reported the "Unspecified Error Occured" Interesting that mine did not give a string of letters and numbers?
     
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