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Windows 7: Hard Drive "Corrupt" but files still work

05 Jan 2011   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

The chkdsk will just check for errors, but not repair them. In order to do that, we need to run chkdsk /f

However, continue with the current chdsk, don't stop it now : lets see what it throws up first.

Also, whilst you wait for that to finish, can you also download this:

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

It will allow us to check the SMART attributes of the disk to see what sort of health issues it has. We can run that once you have finished the chkdsk run.

Regards,
Golden


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05 Jan 2011   #12
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ow wow. It's done.

"Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode."

I'll run chkdsk /f now, and see what happens. If nothing good happens, I'll try CrystalDiskInfo.
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05 Jan 2011   #13
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

The chkdsk will just check for errors, but not repair them. In order to do that, we need to run chkdsk /f

However, continue with the current chdsk, don't stop it now : lets see what it throws up first.

Also, whilst you wait for that to finish, can you also download this:

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

It will allow us to check the SMART attributes of the disk to see what sort of health issues it has. We can run that once you have finished the chkdsk run.

Regards,
Golden
Or

chkdsk /f /r

as /f fixes errors
/r checks for bad sectors and recovers readable information.

But do continue with just running chkdsk first!
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05 Jan 2011   #14
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KSchrief View Post
Ow wow. It's done.

"Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode."

I'll run chkdsk /f now, and see what happens. If nothing good happens, I'll try CrystalDiskInfo.
Yes now hopefully chkdsk /f will repair those and continue reading further.
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05 Jan 2011   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK.

Run CrystalDiskInfo anyway, since eletro-mechanical errors (if they exist) cannot be fixed by chkdsk - I'm interested to see how much life this disk has in it. The SMART attributes will tell us that.
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05 Jan 2011   #16
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hey. Here are the results from both Chkdsk /f and CrystalDiskInfo

The drive now gives the name of the drive, and the format "NTFS" but upon trying to open says "I:\ is not accessable. Access is denied"


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05 Jan 2011   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That drive still looks reasonable to me.

What happens when you turn it off, and turn it back on? Can you access it then?
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05 Jan 2011   #18
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Same thing. "Cannot access I:. Access is Denied."

However, there are no more errors about formating, etc. The "SmartWare" partition still loads just fine.
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05 Jan 2011   #19
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow, that drive should be working fairly well, there isn't any bad bad things going on. Only 8kb in Bad sectors. By no means perfect... I may run that application on my drives, did not know about it. chkdsk /f did fix some errors though.

Try running chkdsk /r to check the bad sectors. Now
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05 Jan 2011   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I just thought of something to try after you finish with the chkdsk /r:

If you right-click on I:, are you able to get the Properties option? If so, can you get into it at all?

Regards,
Golden
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