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WHS is corrupting files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a WHS server with a 200gb system drive, another 200gb drive, 3 250gb drives and a 1.5tb drive. Generally it works fine but I do get a BSOD about every few days - I never notice because the server just restarts but I can't track down the problem.

    However that doesn't bother me that much. My biggest issue is that I'm starting to get an error message telling me that files are getting corrupted.

    I recently had an issue with my system disk saying it had bad sectors so I'm planning on replacing that with a 2tb drive tonight but can you think of anything else that may cause corruptions. Generally torrents are always corrupt on download, so I have to stop them, and restart them to force it to re download the corrupted sectors.

    Anything else I should try?

    P.S.

    The server is in my loft so its getting pretty cold during the night (-6 probably) but its my understanding the pc's are generally a lot happier being too cold than being too warm.

    Thanks

    Ross
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 4:45 PM

Answers

  • You might want to disable the auto-restart when windows crashes so you can catch the errors.

    Right-click on your My Computer and select Properties.
    Go to the Advanced tab, and under Startup and Recovery section, click the Settings button.
    In the System failure section uncheck "Automatically restart".

    If you have bad sectors and files are stored that that would certainly lead to corrupt files.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:11 PM

All replies

  • You might want to disable the auto-restart when windows crashes so you can catch the errors.

    Right-click on your My Computer and select Properties.
    Go to the Advanced tab, and under Startup and Recovery section, click the Settings button.
    In the System failure section uncheck "Automatically restart".

    If you have bad sectors and files are stored that that would certainly lead to corrupt files.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:11 PM
  • Thats what I thought the issue could be but it sometimes downloads fine to a share I have. Then when I copy it from that share to another share it can corrupt then. I initially thought it was probably my system drive (as files download to c:\incomplete) but given that if I then move the file and that can corrupt it perhaps its more of a software issue.

    Fun fun fun.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Ross
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 11:51 PM