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Windows 7: Chkdsk keeps finding the same problem - Orphaned Files.

18 Apr 2012   #1
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Chkdsk keeps finding the same problem - Orphaned Files.

Hey All,

I've been running chkdsk on my external drive (Data Backup). Every time I run it I get the same error that it's found a problem and fixed it. But if I run it again I get the same Error again that it keeps finding the same orphaned file. I don't seem to be able to fix it.

Chkdsk keeps finding the same problem - Orphaned Files.-capture-02.png

Drive has been running with no problems. Have scanned for bad sectors and found nothing.

Any help would be appreciated.




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18 Apr 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Have you run it with the /F switch as in the report, it says it should belong to Dir 17, but not that it was fixed.
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18 Apr 2012   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Cyclic,

Yes I've tried it with /F from the command prompt, still the same result when I run it again.
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18 Apr 2012   #4
chrisf8657

Win7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried it from the Recovery console command prompt? Sometimes that works as I have found in rare cases...if that doesnt work, we got some serious issues...
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18 Apr 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I don't know how practical this would be, but I recently had an external drive with a similar problem and I moved the data off it then wiped the partition, created a new partition and moved the data back.

So far, so good.
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18 Apr 2012   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I'll try from the recovery console and report back as I'm not at home at the moment.

Sorry if this is a weird question but If I was to copy the data to another drive would it also copy the errors as well?
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18 Apr 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Good question. I don't know, but all being well someone else will.
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18 Apr 2012   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

OK, So I tried running from Recovery, still the same outcome every time.
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18 Apr 2012   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried wiping the drive and creating a new partition? Thinking back to when I did the same it did clear the problem so my guess is it's worth a try.

Even if moving the data back gives you the same problem you're no worse off and if it doesn't you're home and dry.
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18 Apr 2012   #10
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Well my T: drive is my data backup drive and My D: drive is where I keep all my original data. The D drive shows no errors.
I'm just worried that if I wipe my D: drive and copy all the files from T to D I'm going to have errors on my D drive as well. It's about 520GB of Data so it's a bit of a concern. I've got nowhere else to save that much Data at the moment.
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