This is the most common answer I find over in the business enterprise side of the market is:
"Never run CHKDSK on a Solid State drive. The partitioning and MTF are not the same as a standard magnetic drive."
I have never run chkdsk on my ssd's. chkdsk was designed for hard disk drives not ssd's.
Over here on the gamer and enthusist side of the market it gets kind of crazy. Visit enough forums and you will see all sorts of answers and opinions. It is not unusual to see posters go off on a tangent.
foscooter - chkdsk will run without causing any damage but it won't accomplish much of anything.
I was researching this thinking I had a hard drive problem which I might still have but I figured I would run this by you and see if you had any suggestions.
I have an Intel i7 3770k Quad Core on an Asus Sabertooth z77 Motherboard with 16 gb Ram. I have a Crucial M4 SSD and a WD TB drive running Windows 7 64 bit Professional.
Recently when turning on my computer I thought it was locking up on the sign in screen so I rebooted it and it would let me sign in. I realized recently that it was not actually locked up permanently, that if I was patient and waited 30-60 seconds it would work fine and continue to work fine. When I am typing the password, sometimes the dots show up and sometimes they do not but either way within a minute I am signed in.
Any suggestions? This is really annoying and I am at a loss.