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Windows 7: Hard Drive Always Corrupted

01 Apr 2010   #11
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4m4z1ng View Post
That output makes me wonder why it thinks "pagefile.sys" is in the Documents and Settings folder.

Also, it saying it scanned 1243 Mbytes seems odd, because my C: partition is 204.08 GB.

My other question is thus: shouldn't CHKDSK: C /f have found those and fixed them?
You don't necessarily have to start at the root of the drive. If you use the Start in dialog you can go right to your Video folder and scan it...

Hard Drive Always Corrupted-capture.jpg


But I don't like what I saw in your report... "The system cannot find the file specified" means there is a directory entry for a file that doesn't exist. Chkdsk should be able to fix that...

My videos are on another machine so scanning them is a bit of a problem... and mine's about 300gigs. Here's a report taken from my Software Archive disk just to show you what a good disk looks like....

Code:
Scan started at: 01/04/2010 21:51:46
Start Path  : E:\
Buffer size : 262144
E:\\System Volume Information
00000005 : Access is denied. 
Scan Completed at: 01/04/2010 21:56:30
Errors Reported:  1
Scanned  2583 Folders,  59044 Files,  17083 Mbytes
Time: 283 sec,  Avg. Speed: 61813 K/sec.
System volume information returns an error because it is locked by Windows.
But, note the speed....




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01 Apr 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This what I am always looking for

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01 Apr 2010   #13
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This what I am always looking for

But you know what? Just because there are no bad sectors doesn't mean his File Allocation Tables and Directories aren't all screwed up... The problem here seems to be that something has corrupted his directory files... but we'll have to see what FSScan says about his Video folder since that's the one being reported...
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01 Apr 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

By all means, I do not disagree. I usually focus more on the hardware part - never had a faulty MFT etc.
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01 Apr 2010   #15
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
By all means, I do not disagree. I usually focus more on the hardware part - never had a faulty MFT etc.
LOL... until now, that is.

I've seen stuff like this only a couple of times and almost always it's because of something stupid like a defrag crash or File System updates...

Still waiting for him to get back with his FSScan results from the video folder....
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01 Apr 2010   #16
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
never had a faulty MFT etc.
Me either.

This could be one of three things.

1.) Bad HDD cable [replace it].

2.) HDD needs some sectors repaired [I use MaxBlast for that, and repair them in DOS].

3.) Virus [scan immediately]

If your directories are corrupted, you need to find the root cause of the corruption. Just attempting to repair the MFT will most likely be fruitless. Or at least, they will be corrupted again shortly, if you don't address the cause.
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01 Apr 2010   #17
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Just for everyone's information here's the output of CHKDSK /f on a normal drive...
Hard Drive Always Corrupted-capture.jpg


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01 Apr 2010   #18
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
never had a faulty MFT etc.
Me either.

This could be one of three things.

1.) Bad HDD cable [replace it].

2.) HDD needs some sectors repaired [I use MaxBlast for that, and repair them in DOS].

3.) Virus [scan immediately]

If your directories are corrupted, you need to find the root cause of the corruption. Just attempting to repair the MFT will most likely be fruitless. Or at least, they will be corrupted again shortly, if you don't address the cause.
Agreed... What I was hoping to do was to get his files in a condition where he could back them up first...

chkdsk /f /r X: will repair bad sectors and write the affected files to the root of the drive where you can look at them and decide what to do...

I've never used MaxBlast.... got a screenshot?
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01 Apr 2010   #19
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Agreed... What I was hoping to do was to get his files in a condition where he could back them up first...
Absolutely. I knew where you were headed. Definately don't want to lose video's.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
I've never used MaxBlast.... got a screenshot?
Nope. I use it in DOS, and my web cam cable is too short to capture it [and I'm not about to go rooting around the cables behind my desk...LOL]. I do have a thread about the Ultimate Boot Disc in the sotware section though. I'll go hunt it up, and provide the link.

Here you go, that thread got buried I guess: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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01 Apr 2010   #20
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Here you go, that thread got buried I guess: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com
Ahhh... I've got one of those floating around here... I'll have to take another look at it.
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