Seeking software to do what chkdsk does - but better

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by bellgamin, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I'm looking for software that will do what chkdsk does, but do it better & safer. Namely, I want a program that can check for file structure errors, lost clusters, bad sectors, etc -- and can make repairs safely.

    Norton Utilities does this sort of thing, I think -- but I am extremely reluctant to use any program from Symantec ever again.

    Any non-Symantec suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Durad

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    Spinrite and after that CHKDSK
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Spinrite costs $89! Are there no *reasonably priced* softwares that compete with Norton Utilities & do disk checking?
     
  4. dog

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    The last System Works version I used was 2002 ... but as far as I remember the disk check utility used chkdsk (it may have done a shallow check on its own), but anything in depth and any error correcting was done by chkdsk.
     
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    Wow -- grrrreat link! Thanks, Rico:-*
     
  8. Durad

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    You may try SystemMechanic as well. Trial version should do the job and if you like it you can always buy it :)
     
  9. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Bellgamin

    Don't forget if you run from the Windows CD you will need any drivers the system needs.

    Pete
     
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    check with your disk manufacturer most have freely downloadable disk checking tools. most drives today use smart technology to report to os problems. I know that the western digitals have self repairing technology when useing their disk tools if problems are found it repairs them.:cool:
     
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