Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Corrupt Disk!!! Help!

17 Apr 2009   #41
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
Some 3rd party partitioning tools (inc Freeware such as GPARTED) yield strange results on occasion AFTER W7 has been installed and you want to re-partition Disks.

I've had an instance of where everything is Kosher in W7 but on wanting to create another partition GPARTED says "Found Error in the Partition table -- Do you want to fix it". I've said YES and when I reboot W7 it still can access the disk OK but the Administrative Tools ==>Disk management from Control panel shows "Unknown Partition type" .

For re-partitioning now I'll backup the data say with ACRONIS and then using a VISTA PE disk re-create the partitions using the administrative tools fropm that Disk (It's basically a "Live Vista CD") and finally using the acronis program restore my data to the new partitions.

I think it's all something to do with the "System Partition" that W7 sometimes creates (not always) which causes the problems - especially if you want to Dual boot with XP.

Gparted works well *most* of the time -- I don't know enough about the Windows boot mechanism to know what's happening here but it does seem that Partition Management in W7 is a bit different from previous releases.

Incidentally if you are Dual Booting XP and W7 DO NOT USE THE OLD POWERQUEST (SYMANTEC) PARTITION MANAGER on the XP system to re-partition. This will probably break your W7 system (and hence your XP system as well).

Cheers
jimbo


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 May 2009   #42
aart12

Windows 7, Vista Ult
 
 
Corrupt Disk - Possible Solution

When I first installed Win7 RC, I began having disk corruption errors.
Through trial and error I have discovered that Win7 does NOT like being installed on a partition that was created and/or formatted by a third-party utility, like Acronis Disk Director 10... which is what I used to create a new partition so I could dual-boot with Vista.
Only when I used Vista's Disk Management to delete the Win7 volume, then reformat it as a simple volume and re-install Win7, did everything start working right. Since then no corrupt disk errors!
Before the Vista format trick, I was getting all kinds of errors trying to install drivers, apps, ...even simply copying data to My Documents in Win7. Every time I ran the suggested ChkDsk, it never found any problems either!!
Once I reformatted with Vista, everything is working GREAT!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2009   #43
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aart12 View Post
When I first installed Win7 RC, I began having disk corruption errors.
Through trial and error I have discovered that Win7 does NOT like being installed on a partition that was created and/or formatted by a third-party utility, like Acronis Disk Director 10... which is what I used to create a new partition so I could dual-boot with Vista.
Only when I used Vista's Disk Management to delete the Win7 volume, then reformat it as a simple volume and re-install Win7, did everything start working right. Since then no corrupt disk errors!
Before the Vista format trick, I was getting all kinds of errors trying to install drivers, apps, ...even simply copying data to My Documents in Win7. Every time I ran the suggested ChkDsk, it never found any problems either!!
Once I reformatted with Vista, everything is working GREAT!
Win7's one feature that has been overlooked, especially users coming from XP that i can speak for, has been the improved or enhanced disk management, as it does report failing disks. I wanted to discount this as i seen this from a beta, kinda like a 10yr old telling me how the world spins and i'm going to believe him over my adolescent educated self. Now since with RC, i loaded up those hdds that were apparently bad, my results as of a weeks use of RC now is about 50%... as with beta it was reporting 2 different drives failing, now only one, which for coincidence reasons, i only hear of the ONE failing in this box here. I also know of a reported sata drive as having bad sectors, my first drive that had win7 installed on it... now with RC i chose to choose another sata drive to install this on that atleast reported by 7 was in tip top shape. So like i stated, i only now show the report for just the one failed drive, but again, instead of a 10 yr old kid telling me facts, its now a 15 yr old teenager that knows how the world works, so i am still not taking this as a "final" disk report from 7. Yes it found/had different results than other programs, pros and cons about the reports in the differences... so i dont know really who is telling me the truth.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 May 2009   #44
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Incidentally if you are Dual Booting XP and W7 DO NOT USE THE OLD POWERQUEST (SYMANTEC) PARTITION MANAGER on the XP system to re-partition. This will probably break your W7 system (and hence your XP system as well).

Cheers
jimbo
Wont necessarily mess up the XP system boot, but it using it to format a partition for a 7 install does currupt the table somehow. This was how this thread all got started i believe, and how i found (after 3rd install) that this was the likely of all culprits, besides a failing drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Corrupt Disk!!! Help!




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable
A WD My Passport 2TB USB drive started giving me beeps at startup and shutdown a few days ago. Today I cannot access the drive contents and get the message in the thread title. I also got messages before this saying the disk needed to be formatted. Tried a new cable from another WD My Passport,...
Hardware & Devices
System Volume on Disk is Corrupt
Hi everyone. Here's a complex problem. Preface: While I was on my PC as usual one day, everything froze except the cursor, and I had to reboot. But upon restarting, I was presented with two options. 'Repair (recommended)' and 'Start Windows normally'. (The following happens every time, and is...
Hardware & Devices
Corrupt disk after trying to print???
I have a 1tb portable hard drive (WD My Passport SE) with backup data on it. I was working on a project (self-designed Cisco network case study) which involved several visio drawings. I would like to print these to my default printer. So, I right click on all of them and click print. I have...
Software
Hard Disk corrupt
Hello, Im my home-theatre PC (Win7, 32-bit) I have 2 HD's: 1 x 500GB, with 2 partitions: Win7OS and Multimedia (photo's and mp3's) 1 x 1500GB, with 1 partition: Video (DVD, MKV and Blueray) Now my Motherboard had some problems with SATA2. This Mobo is sent back to my supplier and it takes...
Hardware & Devices
Cant Download Programs.. Corrupt Disk
When ever i go to download like firefox or skype or aim or anything it tells me that internet explore is unable to find the server. when i go to start my computer up with Windows 7 on it. it does a disk check everytime.
General Discussion
Corrupt disk (even after three installs!)
For my Windows 7 installs, after about two days the W7 partition eventually becomes corrupt (see this thread, 3rd post, for similar pictures: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/1468-corrupt-disk-help.html). No disk check of any kind finds any errors or fixes anything (chkdsk, a few 3rd...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App