[QUOTE=qwakrz;2003427]Yes, there is a possibility you will have corrupt data. Different types of filing system recover from this in different ways.
Fat & Fat32 both ignore any error caused by a system crash, this is why scandisc sometimes finds those file0000.chk files, these are sections marked as in use but without a file name so they are recovered as “lost chains” and given a file name.
NTFS has a journal that is stored along with the file, this allows the system to “roll back” a failed write when a problem occurs by undoing the instructions stored in the journal. It will not save the data but it allows the system to work out what is needed and correct and what is an error. Its not fool proof as if the error / crash happens when writing to the journal then you get the same lost info. This is why CHKDSK is still needed and sometimes still runs on NTFS.[/QUOTE]
Does win xp have chkdsk?
I was talking about over 200 gigs stored onto the drive, can all of them become bad, not just the file that you are writing to?
I’m talking music and video files, I have several hundred gigs on the drive, and I got a blue screen when not writing to the drive. I can’t really listen to/watch them all to make sure that they are still good.