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Windows 7: Hard Drive Always Corrupted

01 Apr 2010   #21
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Anyway, MaxBlast repaired a dead Maxtor HDD when everything else failed. So I use it exclusively for repairing bad sectors now. It never fails. However, you might have to have at least one SeaGate, or Maxtor drive installed to be able to use it, I can't remember. My service PC always has at least one SeaGate in it, so I'm not sure.


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01 Apr 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Anyway, MaxBlast repaired a dead Maxtor HDD when everything else failed. So I use it exclusively for repairing bad sectors now. It never fails. However, you might have to have at least one SeaGate, or Maxtor drive installed to be able to use it, I can't remember. My service PC always has at least one SeaGate in it, so I'm not sure.
That's good to know and I have both Maxtor and Seagate disks. Will have to read their PDF - tomorrow.
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01 Apr 2010   #23
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That's good to know and I have both Maxtor and Seagate disks. Will have to read their PDF - tomorrow.
I swear by both [SeaGate bought out Maxtor anyway]. And I won't purchase anything but SeaGate. Only one hard drive failure in around 15 years, and that was my own fault, not the HDD.

If you visit any sites that actually do data recovery on bad drives, that's where you get the real skinny on the best drives to purchase. Stay away from the new generation of Hitachi's. They are using porcelin on the platters now, and the dust from it sticks to the heads. Their junk. I've heard that the 11th generation SeaGate Barracuda's have firmware issues with their SATA drives, so that's the only SeaGate to steer clear of. I have an 11th generation IDE ATA Barracuda, and it's been working great for a few years.
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02 Apr 2010   #24
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

Ermmm... I DID use WUBI once, and that did some bad things, like fake partitions and such, but I thought those should have been gotten rid of by now. Checking the /Videos folder specifically now.
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02 Apr 2010   #25
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

Ermmm... Got this result.

Code:
Scan started at: 02/04/2010 01:55:03
Start Path  : C:\Users\Bill\Videos

Invalid Start Path!
Scan Completed at: 02/04/2010 01:55:03
Errors Reported:  1
Scanned  0 Folders,  0 Files,  0 Mbytes
Time: 1 sec,  Avg. Speed: 0 K/sec.
Not really sure what to make of it, except that Windows doesn't think \Videos is an OK folder?
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02 Apr 2010   #26
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Have you tried using a different cable on your hard drive yet? I'm almost positive this is a hard drive issue. That's the most common problem when files appear to be corrupted, is a bad cable. Happens all the time.
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02 Apr 2010   #27
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

It's an internal HD on a laptop.
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02 Apr 2010   #28
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

running
Code:
chkdsk /f /r C:
, will check again in morning
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02 Apr 2010   #29
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

Got these errors in FCCheck

Code:
Scan started at: 02/04/2010 11:39:39
Start Path  : C:\Users\Bill
Buffer size : 262144

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\(null)
00000005 : Access is denied. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Archived History
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_0
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_1
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_2
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\data_3
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\index
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Session
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Tabs
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History Index 2010-01
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History Index 2010-02
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History Index 2010-03
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History Index 2010-04
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\History-journal
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.chess.com_0.localstorage
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Plugin Data\Google Gears\localserver.db
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Plugin Data\Google Gears\permissions.db
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Thumbnails
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Thumbnails-journal
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Visited Links
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data
00000020 : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\(null)
00000005 : Access is denied. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\IconCache.db
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\IconCache.db
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\Microsoft Corporation
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\rx_image32.Cache
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\rx_image32.Cache
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\rx_image32.Cache
C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\rx_image32.Cache
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\rx_image32.Cache
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\Songbird2
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\History\Western DigitalTemp
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat
C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG1
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG1
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG1
C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG1
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG1
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\(null)
00000005 : Access is denied. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG2
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG2
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG2
C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG2
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG2
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat.LOG2
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TM.blf
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TM.blf
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TM.blf
00000002 : C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data

00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

00000002 : C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TM.blf
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\NTUSER.DAT{016888bd-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat{a853b9a9-f3ec-11de-ad58-001e6554142c}.TM.blf
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat{a853b9a9-f3ec-11de-ad58-001e6554142c}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat{a853b9a9-f3ec-11de-ad58-001e6554142c}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat{ed92411e-d86f-11de-9a77-001e6554142c}.TM.blf
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat{ed92411e-d86f-11de-9a77-001e6554142c}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.dat{ed92411e-d86f-11de-9a77-001e6554142c}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\ntuser.ini
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Application Data\Recent
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Videos
00000002 : The system cannot find the file specified. 

Scan Completed at: 02/04/2010 11:46:50
Errors Reported:  80
Scanned  168 Folders,  3947 Files,  734 Mbytes
Time: 430 sec,  Avg. Speed: 1748 K/sec.
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02 Apr 2010   #30
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4m4z1ng View Post
Ermmm... Got this result.

Code:
Scan started at: 02/04/2010 01:55:03
Start Path  : C:\Users\Bill\Videos
 
Invalid Start Path!
Scan Completed at: 02/04/2010 01:55:03
Errors Reported:  1
Scanned  0 Folders,  0 Files,  0 Mbytes
Time: 1 sec,  Avg. Speed: 0 K/sec.
Not really sure what to make of it, except that Windows doesn't think \Videos is an OK folder?
Yeah... that can happen if the folder is a hardlink... I've got to update that utility for win7... but if you can find your actual Videos folder it should scan it.... It might also help to turn on the "Show hidden files" and turn off the "Hide system files" options in your folder view settings....

What I was trying to do was to get you into a position where you could identify bad files and dump them or at least get a backup...

But there are still other paths to explore... have you tried the Error Checking tool from right clicking the drive then selecting properties->tools ?

Also from the hardware side....
Have you checked your drive cables? It could well be a bad connection...

Have you tried simply copying your files out to another disk and doing a complete format and reinstall on this one? If you did have a bad connection the corruption might be to the point where that's your only fix.

Maybe the others will have some ideas....
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