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Windows 8 damages my Windows 7 disk

  1. #1


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Windows 8 damages my Windows 7 disk


    I run Win8 from a USB stick. Every time I indirectly acces the Win7 disk - e.g. by opening the Computer window in Win8 or by opening Disk Management in Win8, I get a problem.

    When I reboot my Win7, Chkdsk runs and seems to repair the Win7 disk first. Then Win7 boots after first going thru the BIOS again. But once it did boot but I only got a black screen with a strip on the bottom which looked like an empty taskbar. Cursor was working but nothing else. Looked like the Explorer was damaged.

    Any ideas why that happens ??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    No idea why it happens at all. I've experienced the same chkdsk /f thing booting to Win7 after I had 8 running. I've never previously had any issues whatsoever with my HDDs and still don't.

    For some reason, 8 is setting the flag to do this kind of checking. While it is a nuisance, it is definitely not the results of any HDD damage or other problem.

    Let the chkdsk do it's thing completely and it should all resolve on its own. Immediately or eventually.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Right GMan. As long as it gets back to my Win7. But the one time when it got my system stuck I had to restore the system from an image. No big deal, but still a nuisance. I also think that there is no damage to my Win7 disk which is a 90GB SSD.
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Windows 8 damages my Windows 7 disk
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