WARNING! Should I be scared??

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  1. Posts : 307
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       #1

    WARNING! Should I be scared??


    I purchase a 2 TB HDD to archive an important file. The clone of my important file went fine but I get the warning boxes shown in the attached screenshots. I did a chkdsk/F as admin and there are zero problems reported.

    Do I need to return or buy another HDD or is the Windows report of no problems sufficient to ignore my paranoia and to assume all's well?

    I'll be happy to perform other diagnostics and to report back with screenshots.
    Thanks.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    Is this a USB drive? Try it on another computer and run S.M.A.R.T. info on it with Crystal Disk Info or HDTune. GSmartControl is one of the better tools.

    Using the following will give you a quick feedback on the drive. Anything other than okay is a warning.

    wmic diskdrive get status
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  3. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,478
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       #3

    Honestly if the drive is still under warranty I'd just replace it to rid myself of any worry and potential problems down the road. No need in getting a headache in trying to figure out what's what when the drive is still under warranty.

    BTW if you have Lightroom and an SSD drive you'd do well to put the LR catalog there for better performance.

    My two cents.
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  4. Stigg's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    That can happen if you remove your drive without using safely remove hardware.
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  5. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,478
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
       #5

    Stigg said:
    That can happen if you remove your drive without using safely remove hardware.
    That's actually a good point... assuming the drive is an external (portable) one. Though I've seen that warning associated with thumb drives as opposed to HDD drives.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #6

    1 You can see the scrollbar in the Event viewer general tab. You should select all that text & post it if you want a response to it. At the moment, not enough can be seen to give any opioninon at all.

    2 Was the drive disconnected at the end of copying? Is it possible that it was disconnected before copyign was fully completed?

    3 There is currently no evidence to suggest that the HDD is faulty.

    Denis
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  7. x509's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    sygnus21 said:
    BTW if you have Lightroom and an SSD drive you'd do well to put the LR catalog there for better performance.

    My two cents.
    What he said.
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  8. Posts : 307
    Windows 10 home Version 10.0.19041 Build 19041
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks for the responses. Yes, this is a USB drive. It's plug & play and there is no "eject" option hence no "safely remove hardware".

    I'll try running S.M.A.R.T. info on it with Crystal Disk Info or HDTune. Not familiar with these but it may provide needed information.

    @ Try3 "the Event viewer general tab. You should select all that text & post" I'm not sure if I've selected the correct event but the one highlighted in my first post screenshot provides the information below.
    *****************************************************************************************
    Log Name: Application
    Source: Chkdsk
    Date: 9/1/2019 11:40:34 PM
    Event ID: 26226
    Task Category: None
    Level: Information
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: Acer_Desktop
    Description:
    Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot.


    Checking file system on G:
    Volume label is Lightroom.


    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...

    892416 file records processed.


    File verification completed.

    59 large file records processed.



    0 bad file records processed.




    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...

    1644 reparse records processed.



    1217964 index entries processed.


    Index verification completed.

    1644 reparse records processed.


    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.

    162775 data files processed.


    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...

    4752 USN bytes processed.


    Usn Journal verification completed.
    Windows has found problems that must be fixed offline.
    Please run "chkdsk /f" to fix the issues.


    1953479679 KB total disk space.
    777417264 KB in 353041 files.
    268864 KB in 162776 indexes.
    1018603 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    1174774948 KB available on disk.


    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    488369919 total allocation units on disk.
    293693737 allocation units available on disk.


    ----------------------------------------------------------------------




    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...


    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...


    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...


    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Chkdsk" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">26226</EventID>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-09-02T03:40:34.599858200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>16242</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Acer_Desktop</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data>


    Checking file system on G:
    Volume label is Lightroom.


    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    892416 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    59 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    1644 reparse records processed.
    1217964 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    1644 reparse records processed.
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.

    162775 data files processed.


    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...

    4752 USN bytes processed.


    Usn Journal verification completed.
    Windows has found problems that must be fixed offline.
    Please run "chkdsk /f" to fix the issues.


    1953479679 KB total disk space.
    777417264 KB in 353041 files.
    268864 KB in 162776 indexes.
    1018603 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    1174774948 KB available on disk.


    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    488369919 total allocation units on disk.
    293693737 allocation units available on disk.


    ----------------------------------------------------------------------




    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...


    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...


    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    </Data>
    <Binary>009E0D00F5DE0700F5970C00000000006C060000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is the CrystalDiskInfo report. I changed the drive letter but it's the same drive.

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    Last edited by lbeck; 04 Sep 2019 at 16:10.
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  9. sygnus21's Avatar
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       #9

    lbeck said:
    Thanks for the responses. Yes, this is a USB drive. It's plug & play and there is no "eject" option hence no safely remove hardware".
    I find it odd there is no eject option for your portable drive. Are you sure that's the case? Here's what it should look like (Win 10) when a drive is inserted (installed).

    WARNING!  Should I be scared??-drive-eject.png

    The red box shows the eject button. As you can see in the image I have to option to eject my T5 external drive.

    Regarding the "bad drive" issue, given the new info you posted along with your screen shots, may have come from just removing the drive without ejecting it first. In short, the drive itself may not be (going) bad. But...

    Edit: If you're going to post long strings of text like you did use the Wrap Code tag....

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    Code:
    @ Try3 "the Event viewer general tab. You should select all that text & post" I'm not sure if I've selected the correct event but the one highlighted in my first post screenshot provides the information below.
    *****************************************************************************************
    Log Name: Application
    Source: Chkdsk
    Date: 9/1/2019 11:40:34 PM
    Event ID: 26226
    Task Category: None
    Level: Information
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: Acer_Desktop
    Description:
    Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot. 
    
    
    Checking file system on G:
    Volume label is Lightroom.
    
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    
    892416 file records processed. 
    
    
    File verification completed.
    
    59 large file records processed. 
    
    
    
    0 bad file records processed. 
    
    
    
    
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    
    1644 reparse records processed. 
    
    
    
    1217964 index entries processed. 
    
    
    Index verification completed. 
    
    1644 reparse records processed. 
    
    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    
    162775 data files processed. 
    
    
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    
    4752 USN bytes processed. 
    
    
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    Windows has found problems that must be fixed offline.
    Please run "chkdsk /f" to fix the issues.
    
    
    1953479679 KB total disk space.
    777417264 KB in 353041 files.
    268864 KB in 162776 indexes.
    1018603 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    1174774948 KB available on disk.
    
    
    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    488369919 total allocation units on disk.
    293693737 allocation units available on disk.
    
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    
    
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    
    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    
    
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Chkdsk" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">26226</EventID>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-09-02T03:40:34.599858200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>16242</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Acer_Desktop</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data>
    
    
    Checking file system on G:
    Volume label is Lightroom.
    
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ... 
    892416 file records processed. 
    File verification completed. 
    59 large file records processed. 
    0 bad file records processed. 
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... 
    1644 reparse records processed. 
    1217964 index entries processed. 
    Index verification completed. 
    1644 reparse records processed. 
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    
    162775 data files processed. 
    
    
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    
    4752 USN bytes processed. 
    
    
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    Windows has found problems that must be fixed offline.
    Please run "chkdsk /f" to fix the issues.
    
    
    1953479679 KB total disk space.
    777417264 KB in 353041 files.
    268864 KB in 162776 indexes.
    1018603 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    1174774948 KB available on disk.
    
    
    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    488369919 total allocation units on disk.
    293693737 allocation units available on disk.
    
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    
    
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    
    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    </Data>
    <Binary>009E0D00F5DE0700F5970C00000000006C060000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
    </EventData>
    </Event>
    It takes up a lot less space
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  10. Posts : 307
    Windows 10 home Version 10.0.19041 Build 19041
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thanks on all counts Syg...

    Ever since I can remember I ejected a disc by right-clicking and getting the window shown in my screenshot below. I hit "Eject" and get the "safe to remove" return. Usually with a thumb drive. I never accessed the tool tray to get the icon in your message. Now that I see that option to eject, I'll use it.

    Yanking my EHD without ejecting is likely (hopefully) the reason for the error that caused my concern.

    Thanks for the Wrap Code tag advice also. I wasn't aware of that either.

    I'm going to mark this as solved - Thanks.


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