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Default Best alternative to CHKDSK?

I find the standard Windows CHKDSK to be uninformative (particularly when running it in-OS, not in startup) and desire more specific details about what's going on in my hard drives. So, what hard drive probing applications do you favour over CHKDSK?
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Default Re: Best alternative to CHKDSK?

Hi

Try this one Active@ HD Monitor
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Thanks. I'll give it a download. Are your experiences with this product positive?
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Default Re: Best alternative to CHKDSK?

Hi

Yes, its fine for checking the status of your HD, in Temps, Smart status, then it also does a scandisk for errors and unlike Windows it gives you a graphical representation of the HDDs blocks, so Green good, Red bad, you get event logs of what you have done.

Plus its free for personal use, worth a try at least.


note: as I forgot, if your using Vista then you need to run this app as Admin (can set this auto in the apps shoutcut > properties > compatability tab and tick the bottom option to run as admin
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Default Re: Best alternative to CHKDSK?

Sounds excellent. It's exactly what I'm looking for. And thanks for the note, but don't worry, I'm a XP man.
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What can it do apart from monitoring?
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