CHDSK kills clean xp install

Hello,
I installed xp on a clean formatted (by a sp3 installed disk during install) After I installed it I shut down and ran disk check it removed two entries, I was still able to boot into windows,

Then I shut down again and checked the disk from another hard drive installed with xp sp3. It found a huge amount of entries and deletes them, Then I cant boot to the hard drive anymore with out it say a bunch of files are missing.


Now I used DBAN to full erase that hard drive and then I reinstalled it again with my xp sp3 cd and a real valid license from my retail box (same one used before on the disk) and then I ran chdsk and it starts deleting pages of stuff again!

whats wrong?
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  1. Hard drive dying?

    You might feel inclined to get a better answer, by specifying the type computer, the hard drive make/model involved, and if you are aware of BIOS settings that can make a hard drive look like it's dying but really isn't.
  2. No i tested the hard drive with WD diagnostics and several hard drive testers and its still near 100%
  3. Shadowraze said:
    No i tested the hard drive with WD diagnostics and several hard drive testers and its still near 100%



    Try reinstalling once more but don't run CheckDisk. There must have been a reason for doing it on the last fresh installation - what was it?.
  4. Shadowraze said:
    No i tested the hard drive with WD diagnostics and several hard drive testers and its still near 100%


    Ping: saga lout


  5. Try reinstalling once more but don't run CheckDisk. There must have been a reason for doing it on the last fresh installation - what was it?.

    Just to make sure everything ran well. also because the first on got corrupted. i think I just figured out why the first install got corrupted, I mistakenly used a windows xp (no service packs) to install it, so it only installed to a 137gb partition, when I tried to re size it from another computer, and then boot to it I belive that caused the corruption

    BUT the second time after using DBAN on the disk i then installed it with a xp sp3 disc, I checked it again but it STILL came up with a bunch of indexes and such that it deleted pages and pages of them.


    also @Tigsounds: ??
  6. Thanks but I don't really need recovery, I did a fresh install. nothing was lost either time. I did not copy or migrate data yet, First I wanted to make sure the install was successful! Good thing I checked huh..
  7. Shadowraze said:
    Thanks but I don't really need recovery, I did a fresh install. nothing was lost either time. I did not copy or migrate data yet, First I wanted to make sure the install was successful! Good thing I checked huh..


    That's not for data recovery, quite the opposite. It is to initialize a hard drive, correctly.
  8. oh ok thank you, but what and how exactly do I need to use this and what was going wrong it the first place?
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