check the disk

Posted on 2011-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
is there any i Can check the disk bad sector or any disk issue... when the disk is online?....
Question by:mansoornazar
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    Go to My Computer.

    Right click on disk in question.

    Press properties.

    Select Tools.

    At the top -Error Checking.

    run this. be careful though. you are given a couple options. if you are unsure, leave them both unchecked and simply run the checkdsk.
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    Cheskdisk call for a reboot? lock out the drive.
    I am attempting to address the "any disk isssue" of this question "not bad sector" part.
    You could use which allows you to check disk I/o ratios..this program could also show other related problems which might 'appear' to be harddrive problems

    You could check with Perfmon [performance monitor] and you assign counters to the disk object but the problem with this is you might not have a benchmark for drive working as usual..but it can give you some abnormalities..

    This is what i would do if your drive qualifies the prerequisites:  This program checks the smart utility attributes for values that indicate a problem..quick and easy..does not work on scsi or raid..When you run it you can click the "smart" tab for history and look at a long list of smart attributes.

    Just as a sideline: It is interesting that I just ran [ is locked out] on a drive and it found, marked and relocated to other sectors but smart still reports the drive with "replace drive"
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    I believe my comment was more accurate in that it addressed the issue..How to check with disk online?...i referred to that discrepancy immediately in my comment and concentrated on online checks.
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    Given the short question without much detail, I should not have accepted any answer. But that one was the first, and addressed exactly what has been asked for - as far as we can guess.
    Chkdsk allows online check, but not online repair.

    Your post was confusing - you are likely talking to a beginner. To make your answer valid, more would have to be explained, in a simple way.

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