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"Check your hard drive and RAM for errors": update or remove?

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  1. AliceWyman 5061 posts
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    The Windows links are outdated and there's no link for Windows 10 to check your hard drive for errors. I started updating the links but all I could find at Microsoft were these pages:

    Maybe we should just remove the Check your hard drive and RAM for errors section? I have an edit pending to do that.

    The Windows links are outdated and there's no link for Windows 10 to check your hard drive for errors. I started updating the links but all I could find at Microsoft were these pages: *Windows XP: [https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/app_disk_logical.mspx Detecting and repairing disk errors] *Windows 7: [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641432 Check your hard disk for errors in Windows 7] Maybe we should just remove the Check your hard drive and RAM for errors section? I have an edit pending to do that.
  2. AliceWyman 5061 posts
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    P.S. Looks like it's not necessary to manually check drives for errors on Windows 10:

    http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40734-drive-error-checking-windows-10-a.html

    Note You do not need to manually check drives using ReFS (Resilient File System) for errors. ReFS includes automatic drive error checking and correction.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReFS

    Resilient File System (ReFS), codenamed "Protogon", is a Microsoft proprietary file system <snip> As a result of built-in resiliency, administrators do not need to periodically run error-checking tools such as CHKDSK when using ReFS.
    P.S. Looks like it's not necessary to manually check drives for errors on Windows 10: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40734-drive-error-checking-windows-10-a.html <blockquote> Note You do not need to manually check drives using [http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/29897-refs-file-system-enable-disable-windows-8-1-windows-10-a.html ReFS (Resilient File System)] for errors. ReFS includes automatic drive error checking and correction. </blockquote> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReFS <blockquote> Resilient File System (ReFS), codenamed "Protogon", is a Microsoft proprietary file system <snip> As a result of built-in resiliency, administrators do not need to periodically run error-checking tools such as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHKDSK CHKDSK] when using ReFS. </blockquote>
  3. AliceWyman 5061 posts
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    P.P.S. For Windows 8/8.1 and chkdsk, see: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6221-chkdsk-check-drive-errors-windows-8-a.html

    Information In Windows 8, Microsoft changed the way to approach the health model of NTFS and changed the way we fix corruptions so as to minimize the downtime due to chkdsk. <snip> Online self-healing: <snip> In Windows 8 we increased the number of issues that can be handled online and hence reduced any further need for chkdsk.
    P.P.S. For Windows 8/8.1 and chkdsk, see: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6221-chkdsk-check-drive-errors-windows-8-a.html <blockquote> Information In Windows 8, Microsoft changed the way to approach the health model of NTFS and changed the way we fix corruptions so as to minimize the downtime due to chkdsk. <snip> Online self-healing: <snip> In Windows 8 we increased the number of issues that can be handled online and hence reduced any further need for chkdsk.
  4. AliceWyman 5061 posts
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    I made an interim edit to replace the Windows links for Windows XP and Windows 7 and to remove the link for Windows 8.

    I then resubmitted my earlier revision to simply remove the "Check your hard drive and RAM for errors" section and left it pending, to give reviewers time to decide if that is what we should do.

    I made an interim edit to replace the Windows links for Windows XP and Windows 7 and to remove the link for Windows 8. I then resubmitted my earlier revision to simply remove the "Check your hard drive and RAM for errors" section and left it pending, to give reviewers time to decide if that is what we should do.
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