scandisk with resume , is there one?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i have here an hard disk 1.5T
    is not mine , is my friend's hardisk

    he asked me to check for error

    well i have a big wish to let my pc on all the night

    so , i'm looking for a scandisk with resume
    so i can check for 5 hours today
    and maybe other 5 hours tonight

    is there one?
    thanks
    have a great week end:thumb:
     
  2. Raza0007

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    The only utility I know of that can resume a disk check is SpinRite. It is like Scandisk in its setting#2, but also does a whole lot more in setting#3, 4 and 5.

    It is not free.

    It might not work with external USB drives.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. mantra

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    thanks
    but it's incredible slow ,isn't it
     
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    In its level#2 setting it should not be too slow, as that setting is almost similar to the normal Scandisk (Chkdsk) utility. It gets slower as you advance the level setting.
     
  5. mantra

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    but chkdsk load the xp or above system file
     
  6. mantra

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    maybe HDDScan http://hddscan.com/

    at last work under windows
    don't know if it's trusty
     
  7. Raza0007

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    SpinRite is not dependent on OS, it loads from a DOS based boot disk (or usb flash drive). The comparison with chkdsk was only to show that in its level#2, it will perform the same job that is performed by chkdsk ulitity or scandsk utility, so the job speed should be similar too.

    I have no experience with HDDscan, why dont you try it and let us know.

    By the way, SpinRite is not a freeware and not trial ware is available. Probably get hold of a friend if you want to try it. In my opinion, SpinRite's benefits do not justify its cost. So, I am not endorsing it. I just mentioned it, as it is the only chkdsk utility that allows you to terminate a job and let you resume from where you left off.
     
  8. mantra

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    seems a great program!:thumb:
     
  9. mantra

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    is there a way to run spinrite under xp?
    i know it 's design to by pass the os
    but for a scan disk it could be nice run under xp at least i can do other stuff with the pc

    thanks
     
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    Unfortunately, SpinRite can only be run through a boot disk. It won't be able to do what it does if it is run from within the OS, so by design it has to be run from outside of OS.
     
  11. MerleOne

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    If you want to check it for surface error, I strongly recommend "HDTune", first in quick mode. In less that a night you will already get some picture.

    HDD SCan (http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2006.01.22-HDDScan/) is excellent also, and I think you can specify start & end position, hence splitting the job into several sessions.
     
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