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Windows 7: Cannot get rid of corrupt files from hard drive

24 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Cannot get rid of corrupt files from hard drive

I recently upgraded my laptop's hard drive from the stock HDD to a SSD. On the HDD I had some corrupted files that I couldn't get rid of. I cloned my old hard drive to the new SSD, hoping that the files wouldn't transfer but they did. So I still have about 7 directories on my new SSD that are 'corrupt and cannot be read' that I want to get rid of.

I have tried running the chkdsk function to no avail. What I've seen in the forms is that I need to run the chkdsk function from within the Advanced Booting Options menu in the BIOS; however, I cannot access this because I do not have the F8 option to access this from startup. Additionally, I do not have my Windows Boot disc from when I purchases this laptop 4 years ago.

What I'd really like to know is why the F8 option does not appear on the boot screen and if/how I can still get to the Advanced Booting Options menu in the BIOS to get at my problem. Or any other methods to getting rid of my corrupted files.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Try this tool function of SAS.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

That didn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Apr 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

What are the files and their location?

When you clone or image a drive it copies files whether corrupt or not. I would recommend, since you should have all your data on the old HDD to do a clean install with only the SSD connected and after wiping it.

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In the Note box under Here's How are link on how to make a w7 installer disk or USB drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2014   #5

Win 7

To get into the Advanced Boot menu, maybe this can help Advanced boot option F8 not appearing
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