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  1. Posts : 582
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       #31

    As I mentioned in an earlier thread - the Macrium boot usb would not work when system was so broken and before recent clean install. I have not tried it with the new install. I'm confident it will work.

    I will run the Dell diagnostics this am. I ran them recently and all passed but will do again.

    I did the drill for the 2 bsods chkdsk and sfcscannow -- sfc didn't come up with any integrity violations.- Is there anything else I should do -
    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 43,284
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       #32

    As I said before: Check your entire physical disk(s) (3rd party program); run RAM checks.

    Booting from a bootable medium is independent of your O/S. That's why I don't understand why you can't boot from your MR disk, assuming that is itself valid.

    Thus you can boot a PC with a new blank disk and restore an image to it.
    That's one way to recover from a failed O/S disk.
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  3. Posts : 582
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       #33

    Ran Dell dianostics - all passed. Now will find a ram checker and do that.
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       #34
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  5. Posts : 582
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       #35

    I ran the passmark mem test. - No errors. So diagnostics - all passed. mem test --no errors.
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  6. Posts : 43,284
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       #36

    Disk check? 3rd party...
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  7. Posts : 582
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       #37

    You obviously don't think the built-in disk check is good enough. Any recommendations? There are probably a lot out there but I would like your learned eye to offer a suggestion. Thank you.
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #38

    Hello @patriceltic,

    patriceltic said:
    You obviously don't think the built-in disk check is good enough. Any recommendations? There are probably a lot out there but I would like your learned eye to offer a suggestion. Thank you.

     Hard Disk Sentinel

    About Hard Disk Sentinel:

    Hard Disk Sentinel [ Sentinel ] is a multi-OS SSD and HDD monitoring and analysis software. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the hard disks and Solid State Disks inside the computer and in external enclosures [ USB hard disks / e-SATA hard disks ].

    Hard Disk Sentinel monitors HDD status including health, temperature and all S.M.A.R.T. [ Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology ] values for all hard disks. It also measures the disk transfer speed in real-time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures and performance degradations.
    You can run it directly from a USB, and in my opinion, this gives the best instant report available compared to other software of the same type.

    > Hard Disk Sentinel - Website



    zbook said:
    There are multiple types of drive tests.

    A drive may pass one test and fail another.

    Crystal Disk Info and HD Sentinel are SMART tests and are instantaneous.
    SMART tests are designed to predict drive failure.
    In Ten Forums we see drives with good and excellent SMART results that have already failed the long generic or long DST results.

    So it's best to follow the instantaneous tests and run the longer tests overnight while you're sleeping.

    The tests that are run overnight are:

    • chkdsk /b /v or chkdsk /f /v or chkdsk /r /v
    • Full error or surface scan.
    • Long generic test.

    > Check Hard Disk for Bad Sectors | Scan Disk on Windows
    > CrystalDiskInfo - Crystal Dew World [EN]
    > GSmartControl. Hard Disk Drive and SSD Health Inspection Tool
    > HD Tune Website
    > SeaTools | Seagate Support US
    > SeaTools | How to use SeaTools for Windows | Seagate Support US
    Source of the Post above: => Additional Resources



    I hope this helps.
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  9. Posts : 582
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       #39

    Regarding the mem test - it is my understanding that if this pc passed those tests w.o errors, then the pc is not in any trouble. Also the diagnostics. PC came out fine in both instances. My question is - do I still need to do a clean install after I do the check disk stuff.?
    Thanks to all.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #40

    patriceltic said:
    Regarding the mem test - it is my understanding that if this pc passed those tests w.o errors, then the pc is not in any trouble. Also the diagnostics. PC came out fine in both instances. My question is - do I still need to do a clean install after I do the check disk stuff.?
    Thanks to all.

    Most tests are not 100% accurate.
    That is they have false positives, or false negatives, or both.

    When memory testing the free version of Memtest86 only runs four passes.
    The pay version runs eight passes.
    Memtest86+ can run indefinitely.
    It sometimes takes passes into the twenties to find malfunctioning RAM.


    If the computer is able to normal boot or boot into safe mode then run the V2 log collector and post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive.

    BSOD - Posting Instructions



    Run Tuneup plus > post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive

    https://www.tenforums.com/attachment...p_plus_log.bat
    Last edited by zbook; 13 May 2023 at 01:21.
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