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Hard disk at risk

by pop_moo / January 19, 2007 12:50 AM PST

Just installed a new 80 gig hard drive. everything is working fine. Under disk management it says the disk is healthy and then in brackets 'At Risk'. What exactly does this mean and how can I change this. I am running Win XP pro.

Tantalus

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Check provided website
by Willy / January 19, 2007 1:26 AM PST
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I had that happen to me in
by TONI H / January 19, 2007 9:49 PM PST
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Disk Management before. Most times it's something trivial, such as when I installed a firmware upgrade for my dvd device and windows or that program installer changed the drive letter for the dvd and used the drive letter I was using for that harddrive or partition. By renaming the dvd drive letter back to what it was before, renaming the harddrive or partition back to what it was before, and then right clicking the harddrive letter involved with the warning I chose ACTIVATE the drive again from the menu choices and it was back without risk.

I think it's a way for Windows to tell you that shortcuts pointing to that drive aren't going to work right again until you fix the problem, since it's also showed up when I've rearranged harddrives on the IDE/SATA/RAID controllers from what they were originally, too.

In any event, by seeing the fact that Windows sees the drive as "healthy" but "at risk", I would guess that there's nothing wrong with the drive itself and just needs to be Activated again to lose the warning.

TONI

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