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By john ·
Following a Blue Screen STOP etc message, W2k Professional (after reboot) suggests that a disk should be checked for "consistency". How do I do that? I've used all the Norton Disc Doctor, defrag etc etc tools and it comes up smelling of roses each time. So what is "consistency" in this context? If it is a software failure, surely it wouldn't say "disk" - or would it!

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by rgrowcock In reply to Hard Disk integrity

From the run command, type chkdsk c (drive letter you want checked). This will occur when you reboot. If you "Blue Screened", 2K Pro should have brought that option up on the reboot. You get a typical Windows 2K startup screen, but with a black, DOS looking middle screen. In this screen Windows tells you you should check the consistency and it will run automatically, UNLESS you strike a key. That will abort the test. Hope this helps. Roger

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by 20 + years In reply to Hard Disk integrity

The above information can show you if there is anything wrong. The reason for this consistency check is this: When you get your BS of D or your machine is unexpectedly powered down or any other reason it is not shutdown properly, it performs this in self defense. When any of the preceding events occur, operating system files may not be in a consistent state due to files being open at the time of the crash. The consistency check confirms a files status and ensures it has not been corrupted.

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to Hard Disk integrity

Have you tried other Windows Fax Software,
here is the link:
http://businesssoft.about.com/library/picks/aatp_fax-software.htm
May be you can isolate it with other software....

SYRUPHIN?

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by GilesGuthrie In reply to Hard Disk integrity

It's extremely unlikely to be a disk failure, but W2K does maintain a number of databases (user accounts, registry etc) during operation, and an unexpected shutdown can cause these to fall out of a consistent state. It is precautionary of Windows totry and look for these problems when starting up, rather than enounter them when running.

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by dcosgrove In reply to Hard Disk integrity

this is the win200 improper shutdown message. It should give you a promt to press any key within 8 secs to abort test. If you leave it alone it will do a quick scandisk on it's own and continue to boot. It's the same as win98, but with a little different message.

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