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Thread: CHKDSK, Corruption and Consistency

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    I really think you have solved the problem, the hd was borked, as per my chkdsk, it seems normal, normal usage should now ensue. I understand where you are coming from, hd/data corruption is a nightmare, I have experienced it myself(new drive) and it a B------ to trouble shoot. Use the drive/system and see what occurs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Tractor View Post
    I really think you have solved the problem, the hd was borked, as per my chkdsk, it seems normal, normal usage should now ensue. I understand where you are coming from, hd/data corruption is a nightmare, I have experienced it myself(new drive) and it a B------ to trouble shoot. Use the drive/system and see what occurs
    Well I've come to the conclusion that the "unused index entries" that CHKDSK finds are normal. Likely they are just created through the day to day use of Windows and it's something that CHKDSK is designed to remove to keep everything tidy. So I can't really use that as any sort of "tell tell problem is still there" tester.

    I also tried to recreate the "checking for consistency" error with the original drive and I couldn't, this was likely down to the fact that the computer wasn't in normal use and I just installed things and messed around to try and get it to appear. I have however had enough of trying to troubleshoot the problem, like you say and this thread shows hd/data corruption troubleshooting is a nightmare. So as everything seems to point towards the hard drive I've swapped it out for another WD800JD that I freed up by using that new 250Gb Drive I purchased. This WD800JD I'm using now has been running in my system under mirror raid for ages now so it should be fine. I've decided not to change anything else that I haven't already. That way as long as I keep the data backed up I can see if it really was the hard drive causing the problems. Then in a months time (assuming there have been no problems) I'll reformat and use the second spare WD800JD in mirror raid like the system they were in before.

    Although only time will tell if the problem is sorted I'd just like to thank anyone and everyone who helped out by posting here and getting in contact elsewhere. I’ll likely post here every now and again with updates on any problems or (hopefully) lack of problems.

    One last question however, can someone who has RMA’d a drive to Western Digital tell me what they do if they find it’s not faulty and if they do find it’s faulty do they tell you?

    Thanks Again!

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