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Windows 7: Program Files (x86) showing as empty

4 Weeks Ago   #1
warmbells

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Program Files (x86) showing as empty

Hello,
My wife switched on her PC this morning and got an error saying that we needed to run the check disc utility. it would not run properly and when i go to Windows Explorer Program Files (x86), all the other folders show okay with their files. Is there any way I can get the Program Files (x86) folder to show its content or is there any way to recover the contents?


Thanks,
Gerald


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Was there anything in there as that is only used by 32 bit program so if all your software is 64 bit it will be empty
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The MFT (master file table) has become corrupted. You need to keep trying the check dick until it runs complete to fix the MFT. If you can't get it to run then you will have to connect the drive as an external to another computer and run the check disk. If that's not possible then you'll need to boot to a boot disk such as Hirens Boot CD and then run check disk on the partition.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
warmbells

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi,
Thanks for the replies,
It ia a partition on the OS drive, I've tried to keep running check disc but it will not do it. I have remembered that I have a copy of Partition Magic and it appears to be able to Rebuild MBR and do a Surface test. Is it worthwhile giving it a try?


Gerald
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If it is on a flash drive or Cd and is bootable. I don't remember if it has the ability to run check disk or not. If you can boot to the Partition Magic, do so and see if it will run check disk on the partition. check disk wont run if the boot drive is in use.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open a CMD window as Administrator and type:
chkdsk c: /f
It will say your disk is in use and if you want to schedule to next boot = Yes.
Reboot
Check disk will begin. Pay attention on the results, specially bad blocks, bad clusters or bad sectors.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warmbells View Post
Hi,
Thanks for the replies,
It ia a partition on the OS drive, I've tried to keep running check disc but it will not do it. I have remembered that I have a copy of Partition Magic and it appears to be able to Rebuild MBR and do a Surface test. Is it worthwhile giving it a try?


Gerald
MBR and MFT arer not the same things. If you can boot the computer successfully into the welcome/login screen, then the MBR is okay.

Like the others have already said, if CHKDSK does not run, then ask yourself are you are running the program from an administrators command window. And ask yourself if you are re-booting the computer to enable the CHKDSK to proceed.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
warmbells

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The problem is on the D drive a partition on the main drive. Will I have to run as chkdsk d: /f
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Yes run on d. You didnt answer post 2 do you have any 32 bit software or it will be empty
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Yes, sorry I hadn't realised, if the issue is on the D: drive then that is the correct syntax to use:
chkdsk d: /f
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