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Windows 7: Hard Drive Always Corrupted

02 Apr 2010   #31
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4m4z1ng View Post
It's an internal HD on a laptop.
That still doesn't eliminate bad connections...
Try to simply remove it and plug it back in and see what you get....

And now the tough question....
Has that computer ever been dropped?


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02 Apr 2010   #32
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
If you did have a bad connection the corruption might be to the point where that's your only fix.
That's another thing I was thinking. I've had corrupted installs due to a bad HDD connection more than once.

Bad sectors will do the same type of thing. Sometimes a fresh install won't bypass those bad sectors that were previously "repaired" by Windows. The newer drives actually store that info in the firmware now. HDD's have come a long way.
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02 Apr 2010   #33
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

Wohoo! It looks like
Code:
chkdsk /f /r C:
worked.

What is the /r tag, and what did it do that /f didn't?

Thanks!


Me mentioning that it's an internal HD on a laptop was just me saying that messing with the cables isn't something I'm excited to do.

Has the laptop ever been dropped? Depends who is asking.
I'd tell the company that no, it hasn't.
But it most likely has.
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02 Apr 2010   #34
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

The /r switch locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

Glad to see you got it resolved!
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02 Apr 2010   #35
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

I'll try to back up data that theoretically isn't corrupted and see if that works.
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02 Apr 2010   #36
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
The /r switch locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

Glad to see you got it resolved!
Actually, I didn't. My excitement was due to the fact that if I click "Videos" from the "Libraries" shortcut, then it opens the folder. But when I navigate to the folder directly, I get an error message.
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02 Apr 2010   #37
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

How are you attempting to access the Video's folder? Is it a link in the start menu, or do you have to go into Documents>Video's? I think we're getting somewhere now.
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02 Apr 2010   #38
4m4z1ng

Window 7
 
 

I open an explorer window. On the left side, it has shortcuts to things, under the headings "Favorites", "Libraries", "Homegroup", "Computer", "Network."

If I expand the "Libraries" tab, then click on "Videos", it takes me to my videos folder, showing the "Sample Videos" subfolder. No error so far. When I right-click and try to create a New Folder, I get this message.

Quote:
An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
with the options Try Again and Cancel.

When I open an Explorer window and navigate to c:\users\bill and click on the "Videos" folder, an error message pops up:

Quote:
C:\Users\Bill\Videos is not accessible

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
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02 Apr 2010   #39
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4m4z1ng View Post
I open an explorer window. On the left side, it has shortcuts to things, under the headings "Favorites", "Libraries", "Homegroup", "Computer", "Network."

If I expand the "Libraries" tab, then click on "Videos", it takes me to my videos folder, showing the "Sample Videos" subfolder. No error so far. When I right-click and try to create a New Folder, I get this message.

Quote:
An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
with the options Try Again and Cancel.

When I open an Explorer window and navigate to c:\users\bill and click on the "Videos" folder, an error message pops up:

Quote:
C:\Users\Bill\Videos is not accessible

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

Ok... try this and tell me what happens...

click Start and on the Start panel click your user name... That will open your home folder.... What happens if you click "videos" in there?


Also a little shortcut trick ... On the start panel, drag your username out onto the desktop... Instant access to your home folder.
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02 Apr 2010   #40
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hmmm, that's odd. Try this once. Right click on the taskbar> choose Properties> click on Start Menu tab> Customize button> scroll all the way down to the bottom, and tick the show as link circle, then save. Now try to access the video folder through the start menu. If that works, check to see if it unlocked your video's folder through explorer.
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