I have a home built PC- Win XP Home SP3, 2.8 Pentium Northwood, 2 hard drives, 2GB RAM.
Recently it insists that drive 'E' needs to be checked for consistency on each re-boot. It never finds any problem and the computer runs fine after. E is a 300GB drive for data only. I have C (operating system) and D (programs) on a separate disk. I have run chkdsk /r and Maxtor diagnostics and all report fine. I checked power and data cables and all fine. Eventually I cloned the hard drive to a new 300GB hard drive and then relaced this in the machine with an independent power supply. Same problem - it wants to check this new disk for consistency each re-boot. The machine runs fine otherwise and all data on E is available. Can't resolve this annoyance. Help appreciated. Thanks.