Fixing C: in stages


  1. Posts : 99
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    Fixing C: in stages


    I have a new laptop and as backing up my files to an external drive using Robocopy. It was going on for a long time and I didn't see any progress and was unable to find it in Task Manager, so I finally just shut it down for the night. In the morning when I rebooted, I got the message "Fixing C: Stage 1, .....ETA 20.31..." I left it alone for a while, then rebooted, and the same message came back. This time I left it to do its thing and it finally recovered, much to my relief. I reran Robocopy manually rather than in a .bat file so I could monitor and got everything moved over to my new laptop (whew!)

    I've been using both, the old one on off as I get my programs installed on the new one. My question is this: What caused the "Fixing C:...." message? In other threads it was suggested that the hard drive was dying, but I haven't seen evidence of that, EXCEPT now and then a clicking for a moment or two, and then its gone.

    Winver 2004, latest build.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    There are 2 things disk faults to the file structure caised by bad shutt downs which check disk can fix and bad disk sectors which is the drive going bad and cant be fixed. You need to goto disk makers website and down load their test for your drive that will tell you if its bad clicking doesnt sound good
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  3. Posts : 99
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    Samuria said:
    There are 2 things disk faults to the file structure caised by bad shutt downs which check disk can fix and bad disk sectors which is the drive going bad and cant be fixed. You need to goto disk makers website and down load their test for your drive that will tell you if its bad clicking doesnt sound good
    What's the name of the website? I found one at diskmakers.com but it's a music site.
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  4. Ghot's Avatar
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    rosawoodsii said:
    What's the name of the website? I found one at diskmakers.com but it's a music site.


    No. He meant the manufacturer of YOUR hard disk or SSD.

    You can use Speccy to find the make/model of your drive.
    Get the free version...

    Download Speccy | Find your computer specs, free!



    If Seagate made your drive, they have a program called Seatools.
    Western Digital has WD Diagnostics
    Samsung has Samsung Magician.
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