Solved

chk files residing on my server C: drive

Posted on 2011-09-21
2
244 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a new Client running a Dell server with a Perc6 Controller.  The are also running a SQL Server 2008.  I noticed today that there are around 20 .chk files on the root C: drive with an associated .Txt ; I have seen Chkdsk create these file with a prefix of filexx but here, they are random number prefix.  I also noticed that around 20 of these files types are also in the recycle bin which is a real mystery because nobody deleted them.  Does this mean I may have to replace one of the Raid Hard disks if I can figure out which one is bad first or is some kind of normal behavior from the sequel server.
0
Comment
Question by:Roger_Kothawala
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Ian Meredith earned 500 total points
ID: 36578016
You should run some diagnostic scans over the drive first - chkdsk /f /r

Only issue with this type of troubleshooting is when your able to restart the server - after hours normally.

As far as the RAID status is concerned, there should be a RAID utility you can install to get that info (alternatively you can enter the RAID configuration utility during the boot process)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Roger_Kothawala
ID: 36710894
I did the chkdsk and it fixed some error in the free space.  I wil see if this worked by keeping a close watch on the C: to see if there are any more .chk files created.
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As with any other System Center product, the installation for the Authoring Tool can be quite a pain sometimes. This article serves to help you avoid making these mistakes and hopefully save you a ton of time on troubleshooting :)  Step 1: Make sur…
Article by: Leon
Software Metering within our group of companies has always been an afterthought until auditing of software and licensing became a pain point. Orchestrator and SCCM metering gave us the answer and it was an exciting process.
Viewers will learn the different options available in the Backstage view in Excel 2013.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question