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Hello,

Assuming your are using XP, from the start menu, click on run, type cmd and then ht enter.

In the command window type: chkdsk /f /r c:

Where c: is the drive you want to check.

the /f instructs windows to force closed open handles; the /r instructs windows to relocate bad sectors it cannot fix.

Since you are checking C: windows will want to schedule a restart as some open handles cannot be close while using windows.

Let me know your results and if you need further instructions.

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Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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If there bad sector on the hard drive replace the hard drive, as it can crash anytime.

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