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Luke Skywalker
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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2008 09:00      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So Im messing with a new defragmentation program (Diskeeper). Not bad at all.

Well, it has the option to also check disks so I ran it on some externals I have. Problem is, they are externals, and Chkdsk only runs at boot. I got one working again with some messing with de/mounting it (I think) in my linux partition (the external drive in question has 2 physical partitions and one logical, my onboard has a windows partition and a linux partition[and supporting linux partitions])

So right now I have a physical and a logical with chkdsk flags on them according to windows. They run fine, but wont defrag or do any other maintenance-type stuff. Any ideas on how to clear them?

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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2008 14:33      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Luke Skywalker:
So Im messing with a new defragmentation program (Diskeeper). Not bad at all.

Given the trouble it got you into, I'm inclined to doubt that.

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Well, it has the option to also check disks so I ran it on some externals I have. Problem is, they are externals, and Chkdsk only runs at boot.
¿Qué?

I run a disk check on my external drives once a month, never had any problems.

In windoze explorer, right-click on the drive letter, properties -> tools -> Error Checking

Just did it then, the check ran fine.

Perhaps you could provide a little more detail about the trouble you're having?

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Diskeeper is actually pretty neat. I've used it before. I think the new Windows defragmenter is based on their technology, too.

You should be able to run the "disk checker" or whatever they call the dumbed-down successor to scandisk now while Windows is up, but if that doesn't fix the problem (say, if it says you need to restart to fix the volume), you can always pop in an install CD and run chkdsk from there - it should recognize your external devices. There might also be something in ntfsprogs for Linux that will allow you to toggle the dirty bit, though I'm unsure of this.

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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2008 19:03      Profile for Luke Skywalker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Solved it. Next restart it ran the other 2 drives. Evidently it wont run the onboard drive as well as others or something (note to self, restart more, not just hibernate).

Druid, actually it is, as this is a nice feature. I just had to get it figured out.

Thanks all

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