Mark Conrad wrote:
> I am having difficulty finding a "safe" file system
> maintenance utility, namely one which will _not_
> damage the Vista file system further. (do no harm)
> My Vista Ultimate was running fine, as near as I
> could determine, all my apps ran okay.
> So I decided to do routine maintenance of my NTFS.
> (file system)
Er.... Ever hear the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?" If
everything was running fine, what on earth prompted you to screw with
things? Vista's file sysztem, NTFS, needs no "routine maintenance."
> There were literally dozens of utilities to choose
> from, so being thoroughly confused, I blindly
> chose "RegCure" from a Canadian firm for $30.
> Big Mistake.
> Vista promptly crashed after the file system repair.
RegCure is not a "file system" maintenance tool; it's a snake oil
registry reamer whose sole function is to separate the gullible from
their money. And its use caused just the sort of results that one would
expect: a useless computer.
> Is there any such thing as a safe file system repair
Vista includes the only tool you're ever likely to need: CHKDSK.
However, unless you are actually experiencing a specific problem related
to your hard drive's file system, there's no real need to run Chkdsk.
The utility is not designed to be used as part of any period maintenance
plan, nor does NTFS require any sort of routine maintenance.
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