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Hi, does anybody of you know a good test program for harddrives which support raid-0 setups? The program should test whether all data written to the drive(partition) is correct, just a simply test program.

Thanks in advance

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Hi, does anybody of you know a good test program for harddrives which support raid-0 setups? The program should test whether all data written to the drive(partition) is correct, just a simply test program.

Thanks in advance

If you don't mind a FAT32 partition, use scandisk (boot from a Win98SE floppy).

If your array is large (60GB+), make sure you allow yourself plenty of time for this to complete (hours!!).

Thank you for your time,

Frank Russo

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http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware...ntfswin98.shtml

Chkdsk 

NTFS for Windows 98 includes a scandisk for NTFS drives named NTFSCHK. In the same way that NTFS for Windows 98 creates an NT-like environment for the NTFS driver, NTFSCHK creates an NT-like environment for the AUTOCHK.EXE (chkdsk) program of a Windows NT/2000 installation. The files that make up this environment include AUTOCHK.EXE, NTDLL.DLL, and three character mapping files, C_437.NLS, C_1252.NLS, and L_INTL.NLS.

The NTFS for Windows 98 setup program adds the execution of NTFSCHK to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that the consistency of your NTFS drives is checked every time you boot into Windows 95/98. You may also run NTFSCHK from DOS before Windows 95/98 starts, from a DOS-box command prompt, or by selecting the NTFSCHK icon in the NTFS for Windows 98 program group in the Start menu. 

In some cases NTFSCHK will indicate that it cannot lock the specified drive(s). This condition results when applications or Windows has active handles to open files on the NTFS drive for which NTFSCHK reports the condition. If the applications in question do not close their handles, or Windows keeps open handles, you must reboot the computer and run NTFSCHK before the drive is accessed by applications or Windows, or reboot into Windows NT/2000 and perform a chkdsk operation there. 

While NTFSCHK scans a drive that drive will not be accessible. If you click on the drive icon in Explorer you will receive an "access denied" error message. If Explorer is opened to directories on a drive being checked and you attempt to navigate the directories you will receive errors indicating that the directories do not exist. 

NTFSCHK's command-line usage is as follows (selecting the NTFSCHK program icon results in a check of all the computer's NTFS drives):

ntfschk [/s] [/f] [/q] [ drive letter: | * ]  /s This switch has NTFSCHK display the list of detected NTFS drives. Use this command to determine which drive letters correspond to NTFS volumes. 

  /f  Unless you specify this flag NTFSCHK runs in read-only mode, where it detects and reports errors but does not correct them. Use this flag to fix drives for which NTFSCHK reports corruption. 

  /q  This switch has NTFSCHK perform a quick check of the specified NTFS drive(s), by not setting the NTFS drive "dirty" flag on the disk(s). Thus, NTFSCHK will only check the drive if it is marked as being in a possibly inconsistent state. 

  * Has NTFSCHK check all NTFS drives, or you can specify a specific drive letter (e.g. D:) to check. 

 

All I could find,

Frank Russo

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The problem is, that I have the "WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM is missing or corrupt" a few times in the last weeks on my WinXP machine, and I read that either bad memory (which I don't think is my problem, because normally my system is really stable, no crashes at all) or bad harddrive. Now I have a TH7-II Raid with an HPT370 chip onboard an 2xWD400BB in a raid-0, and now I wanna test whether this might be the cause for my problem.

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The problem is, that I have the "WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM is missing or corrupt" a few times in the last weeks on my WinXP machine, and I read that either bad memory (which I don't think is my problem, because normally my system is really stable, no crashes at all) or bad harddrive. Now I have a TH7-II Raid with an HPT370 chip onboard an 2xWD400BB in a raid-0, and now I wanna test whether this might be the cause for my problem.

So then the following should work...

Find a 1GB HDD and attach it to the Pri IDE.

Set Bios to boot from the onboard and not the RAID adapter.

Install 98 on the 1GB HDD

Install the 98 HPT drivers

Install the aforementioned freeware in 98

use the NTFSCHK to scan the NTFS partition.

All done?

You should be able to buy a used 1GB drive for $10 at you local hardware shop.

If 9X doesnt install on the "new" 1GB drive, then you can assume that you have a memory/MB/CPU problem.

Thank you for your time,

Frank Russo

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No idea what's NTFSchk but you could try something like this:

set source=f:somwhr

set dest=g:elsewhr

set file=file

del test.txt

@echo off

:begin

copy /B %source%%file% %dest%

fc /B %source%%file% %dest%%file% >test1.txt

type test1.txt

type test1.txt >>test2.txt

goto begin

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