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Microsoft error check on hard drive

Topics: Technical Issues
Nov 7, 2015 at 5:28 AM
I believe that one of my hard drives may be going bad. I want to use Microsofts error check to make sure. This is on an encrypted external drive. If I mount it will the error check work as intended by doing it on the logical partition?
Nov 7, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Yes. I hope you have a backup of your data in case the HDD has bad sectors/blocks or fails.
Nov 7, 2015 at 9:21 PM
Yeah I always have a clone of the hard drive. The reason I ask is because it started out with a lot of sector already scanned and it didnt take long at all. Maybe i forgot to click repair bad sectors. I will try again, thank you.