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Windows 7: Quicktime install corrupted data drive

25 Aug 2011   #1
marcusbmg

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Quicktime install corrupted data drive

Yesterday tried to install apple quicktime. Install failed and then I started having problems with the D data drive: "inaccessible or corrupted" messages.
I can still see the folders, files and structure in file management. However attempting to move or copy anything fails. On boot win7 advised to check drive but that didn't work.
I ran western digital diagnostics off UBCD rescue cd, short and long tests no errors. Then I checked the win7 install with System File checker - no problems (didn't expect any, win7 boots fine). Then I tried chkdsk D:
This swiftly returned "orphan file found can't continue..." chkntfs returns "D is dirty.."

Now I am worried that if I run chkdsk /f this might be a disk wide problem and everything is going to become a .chk file
HELP advice needed!
I should add that I looked at system restore but no restore point was available prior to the apple install attempt - not sure why!
Should I attempt some data recovery first? I have a backup (paragon image) but it is a month old (due to this PC being a recent build and dilatory in setting up regular backup).
So I am hoping for some good advice from members more expert in working with ntfs problems like this...thanks


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25 Aug 2011   #2
marcusbmg

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

update:
installed the drive into an xp box, chkdsk did its thing on booting looks like everything might be ok....??
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25 Aug 2011   #3
marcusbmg

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Mark as solved.

basically it was me ol man...
Tried to install while a bunch of other stuff was open, wires got crossed, file got corrupted on data drive.. lesson learned...
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25 Aug 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've always found Quicktime highly annoying at best and instead use either Quicktime Lite or Quicktime Alternative, neither of which have ever caused a problem.
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