Tag: Storage

How to scan, fix and troubleshoot disks with Powershell

How to scan, fix and troubleshoot disks with Powershell

I still see the old good chkdsk command everywhere in blog posts. However, since Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server you have now the Repair-Volume which is doing the same work. Like for the chkdsk tool, you have the scan, spotfix and the OfflineScanAndFix parameters. In addition, here are some other useful tools cmdlets: - … Continue reading How to scan, fix and troubleshoot disks with Powershell

[Solved] External USB drive twinkling in Windows Explorer

This week, one of my colleagues logged on to a server and when he opened the file explorer all external USB drives where appearing and disappearing continuously. At the same time, in the upper right corner, several messages appeared asking to unlock all BitLocker-protected drives. This happened on several Windows 2012 R2 servers. After investigation, … Continue reading [Solved] External USB drive twinkling in Windows Explorer