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Recently deleted 250gb disk check questions

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May 29, 2012 8:09:48 AM

Hi, I recently deleted 250gb worth of downloads, programs, music, videos etc. and I feel like computer may be running a little sub-par.

So I'm asking if there is anything I should do after deleting that much.

Also, would a Check disk be at all necessary?

If so, should I check both boxes Scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors, AND Automatically fix file system errors?

I just know that a few years ago, I had a hdd fail on me and ended up just purchasing a whole new computer (new hdd + windows 7 was gonna be pricey enough to just have to buy a new pc).

Just wondering if there is a way to prevent that. Also I recently had a few blue screens, and in the 3 years of owning the computer a total of probably 9 or so BSOD's (most of them caused by bad nvidia drivers, and a couple from what I deduced was a RAM error or at least I think thats what caused them). So just curious, because I've heard it's good to do disk check/defrag every once in awhile(but that was also way back with like windows ME).


Thanks in advance for any contributions to this thread, tomshardware + google have been very helpful for me several times in the last month or so that I've been here.
a b G Storage
May 29, 2012 9:21:02 AM

Deleting data on HDD will not increase performance not like in SSD,
De fragment data on HDD will help but not helping in SSD.
Check disk regularly with /f (fix system error) is recommended, using /r (recover bad sector) only needed when the drive had minor failing but not major one.

The only thing i know to boost performance without adding hw is cleaning/deactivate any background program/service.

about BSOD u will need to check the cause one by one because it could be anything...
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a b G Storage
May 29, 2012 9:34:35 AM

First things first.
Rule out hardware issues, in this case overheating. A clogged up fan/radiator can cause instability due to overheating, which can cause BSOD. Open the case and do a thorough cleaning, including the GPU in the process.
Then: move on to do a clean up and a check up of the HDD. Run defrag a few times after the clean up, and run a chkdsk:
chkdsk x: /f/r , where x is your drive's letter.
Last, but not least, run a virus check, then do a clean drivers install for your GPU.
If still problems, hit us back. Good luck.
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