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Windows 7: C: D: drive both dirty/corrupt/cyclic redundancy check

03 Aug 2014   #1
PotatChip

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
C: D: drive both dirty/corrupt/cyclic redundancy check

fsutil dirty query returned both C: and D: drive as Dirty.

Desc of the problem and other information:

First started off about 6 months ago, my pc has 2 drives, C: and D: with D: being empty, nothing stored, not used for anything.
started storing files and within some time there was about a full drive of files,music, programs etc
A program (osu! a music game) was running on D: and froze. After 10 mins of freezing, ctrl+alt+del and power button not working, i stupidly decided to switch it off by the wall.
After restarting the PC, nothing much was different.
A few days later, some songs began to freeze and fail to play.
I checked it out, when clicked, it says cannot play on WMP.
some time later, some winrar files began to fail to open/extract files from. the error message was "Error, cyclic redundancy check"

after many weeks, more and more files began getting this "cyclic redundancy check" error. i have searched online and performed CHKDSK many times with /f and /r with no hope.
Downloaded malware bytes and done many deep scans and found nothing
Used Norton 360 and deep scans, etc, still nothing

reluctant to by a new hard drive, i moved most of the existing files to my C: drive...
some corrupted files such as .mp3/.iso and some other files could not be copied, they were deleted.
some small files took a LONG time to copy across, which was worrying.
after that, i performed the "fsutil dirty query" check on both drives daily. D: is Dirty, C: is NOT dirty.

Until a week ago, i was downloading some files via bit torrent which returned a "cyclic redundancy check" error.
after a few days, i turned on my PC, something popped up, a message saying;
wmpshare.exe directory xx/xx/xx/filename.mp3 is corrupt. number of these messages increased as the days passed
and soon some files were unable to be opened.

tried checkdisk again, fixed nothing.

Any advice?
also, does moving a corrupt/infected file to a clean drive "infect" the drive/ make it corrupt?
(I know some corrupt files cant be copied, but some did...i think...)

I have 2 checkdisk logs available, done between a few days to see if the corruption has "spread" as well as a testdisk log.


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03 Aug 2014   #2
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

If a file is corrupt it's going to stay that way until you fix it. Moving it is not a fix.
An infected file will definitely spread the infection to it's new location.
Sounds like you need a new drive. And perhaps stay away from torrents. They are so old news anyway.
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03 Aug 2014   #3
PotatChip

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyanna View Post
If a file is corrupt it's going to stay that way until you fix it. Moving it is not a fix.
An infected file will definitely spread the infection to it's new location.
Sounds like you need a new drive. And perhaps stay away from torrents. They are so old news anyway.

Yeah, i know moving wont fix it, thats why im posting here to ask how to fix it. I moved the files to PREVENT further corruption.
I say "infected" as in corrupted, so you mean moving a corrupted file to another drive/location infects it as well?
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04 Aug 2014   #4
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Moving a corrupted file does not corrupt the new drive
Moving an infected file infects the new drive
The terms corrupted and infected are not interchangeable and not paying attention to which one you use just leads to confusion.
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04 Aug 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The "cyclic redundancy check" error usually means a problem on the disk surface and that means you need a new disk drive. That is the cause of the file corruption.
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04 Aug 2014   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

My advice, get another drive and backup everything you can as soon as possible, normal HDDs are so cheap nowadays you shouldn't need to spend a fortune to get a reasonable capacity
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