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Windows 7: corrupt drive message

05 Feb 2011   #1
martinrjensen

home premium 32 bit
 
 
corrupt drive message

I had a problem with my windows 7 partition (I ran partition magic 8 on it and let it "fix" the drive, bad mistake and FYI it was a accident).
Anyway following this the computer froze and I went to reboot. When I restarted, I got a currupt file system message and no boot.. I had another hard drive sitting aroung and I reinstalled 7 on this new drive. I then plugged in the original hard drive to try to copy files off of it and I got the message that the original drive file system was corrupt and "would you like to format it?" question.
I said no and backed out.
I then took this drive and plugged it into a windows XP computer via external USB port and I was able to access files no problem. I could see the files and was able to transfer them to the new drive through sharing of the drives on my network.
I think this is interesting (weird really) that Windows 7 wanted to format the drive yet Windows XP saw the files just fine and I was able to save them easily. This actually has happended twice now where Win7 says a drive is corrupt and can't be read, but windows XP sees it just fine.
Anybody else? Any thoughts?


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05 Feb 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

All bets are off using Partition Magic on Win7 as it is incompatible.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD for partitioning operations, HD Surface Scan and File System checker, as we have here for hundreds of operations without fail.

You don't want anything to "fix" a HD besides these PW tools, the maker's diagnostics/repair CD and Disk Check (from DVD or Repair CD Command Line) anyway.

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05 Feb 2011   #3
martinrjensen

home premium 32 bit
 
 

I agree. it did mention it was incompatible when I installed it. I was curious about the fact that after I reloaded the OS with Win 7, it wouldn't read the old drive, but an XP machine would
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
All bets are off using Partition Magic on Win7 as it is incompatible.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD for partitioning operations, HD Surface Scan and File System checker, as we have here for hundreds of operations without fail.

You don't want anything to "fix" a HD besides these PW tools, the maker's diagnostics/repair CD and Disk Check (from DVD or Repair CD Command Line) anyway.

HD Diagnostic
Disk Check
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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