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James Steph • March 25th, 2013 at 6:24 am Hello James, Thanks for the excellent tutorial. It won't recover filenames or directory structure so you'll have to go through and rename all of the results. Try a paid recovery program. Reply Guy March 17, 2015 at 1:06 pm Hi Keith, Glad I could help. this contact form

Even so, I did deeper search with HPFS-NTFS. I had to use the XP CD-ROM to run Recovery Console and then run the command: chkdsk e: /r The chkdsk process took 14 hours! At the step where the deeper search is being conducted, the window displays the following message as the deeper search continues (currently at 64% complete): Check_FAT: Can't read FAT boot sector. Are you sure that you are seeing it in Disk Management or do you have another 2TB drive attached that you might be seeing? http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/341579-files-messed-up-after-check-disk-how-recover-correctly.html

Chkdsk Stuck

ETA: Sorry for resurrecting such an old thread, but this is the closest I've found online to my problem. If one doesn't have their data in at two or three places (the more, the merrier), then the data might as well not exist.

Got Feedback? It just deleted my entire 40 gig HDD. Mine was scheduled but there was no input so I signed in w/o knowing if any check was done????

Or maybe you know someone who is pretty tech savvy and could figure it out. However, I don't think your 160gb drive is a wash. If Windows thinks that there's a problem on your hard disk -- because the hard drive's "dirty bit" is set -- it will automatically run this tool when your computer starts Chkdsk Log To go back up a directory highlight the line that has two dots ..

This is an extremely... that's progress from what I've tried) Hadhirah • January 27th, 2013 at 10:42 am Before I click the quick search, it shows the partition and below it say no partition is But if this isn’t the cause, read on. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/check-disk-corrupted-my-files/6127614c-d04d-45ae-9d0d-8b28baa723db Note that if CHKDSK is run at boot (required in most cases when repairing files/etc.) then the CHKDSK results show up as "Wininit" events, not necessarily "CHKDSK" events.

SOMETIMES you can recover ONE of the two files cross-allocated. How To Use Chkdsk possible NON INVASIVE solution (ie you can try it, and it won't make things WORSE): run chkdsk from windows with the parameter "/v", that is goto "start"(button) then "run" and in James newb • February 5th, 2013 at 1:18 pm Dear James Litten, firstly you are helping many people with your post, heartly congrats. Am I missing something?

How To Stop Chkdsk

EDIT 1/22/2013 It can put your mind at ease and make the process less stressful if you can successfully and quickly make copies of the most important files on the drive. http://superuser.com/questions/432535/successful-data-recovery-but-most-files-are-corrupted a)well my hard disk(950GB)is detected and I am only able to see the folders, if I try to enter them (error: The request could not be performed becoz of an I/O Chkdsk Stuck You should be able to run it from there. How Long Does Chkdsk Take I ran into an error where some of the files were not copying over because of some ".ds" issue so i goggled how to fix it and the solutions listed didnt

If you get another drive or free space on another drive or flash drive that you want to copy some or all of the data to, let me know if you http://skdcom.com/how-to/corrupt-disk-help.html I would be happy to send screen shots if you would be able to assist me. Computer problems are variable. after a click sound from harddisk it shows two drives . What Does Chkdsk Do

Please let me know,if there are any other risky steps which can be tried out !! If no, take it in to the store that you bought it from. I accidentally deleted ~9,000 graphic files from a volume that was nearly full (hence lots of fragmentation) I used a host of recovery programs that gave (sometimes vastly) different results. http://skdcom.com/how-to/how-to-recover-my-data.html You can see it easily in the picture below, because I put it there.

Your disk should look different from the example in this post. Chkdsk /f /r Sadly, there’s no panacea for preventing hardware damage. Thanks Amanda admin • February 11th, 2013 at 10:12 pm Hi Amanda I don't understand what you are trying to do.

Help appreciated.

Reply Guy McDowell June 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm If the HDD has been formatted, then there is no record on it of what sectors are bad, or anything else. Steve Francis • March 3rd, 2013 at 2:46 pm Thanks for posting this. Some of the hits were forum entries (unfortunately not this one!) saying not to do it in the 'Run' dos box, but to go to the disk in My Computer/Properties/Tools and Chkdsk Commands Clicking on the DOS "safe mode" option would only recycle back to the DOS (or BIOS) screen offering the "safe mode" option.

But when I run testdisk, analyze, and write partition table, GParted sees a fat32 partition, and fdisk shows: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 62 7920499 3960219 b Navigation [0] Message Index [#] Next page How-To Geek Articles l l What's New in Windows 10's Creators Update, Arriving Spring 2017 How to Repair Windows Bootloader Problems (If Your I know it's old but it was still working. ???? his comment is here If you wish to continue on your own there are three important rules to remember. 1.

The file was 4000kb, when I tried to open the file, the error was the specified path cannot be found, please try again. Reply Guy McDowell August 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm With that much malware and with the C: drive filling up on it's own, I'd suspect that you have viruses, rootkits, or Any other ideas? Hell, I didn't even know that there were any available parameters.

That will prevent Check Disk from running on your next start. Creates and displays a status report for the disk. Read More , or the operating system itself. Here is a link to the instructions… http://fixit.litten.com/linuxfilecopy.html You can then copy the files to someplace else.

Thats all i ever use. Reply ha14 March 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm well sometimes chkdsk -r does not work to fix bad sectors, i had that problem on a laptop, on every startup chkdsk scan You say it's not there¿ I would not let that person set my computer up again and yes were talking about se7en, who in their right mind would use something awful The type of file system is NTFS.

On a solid-state drive, natural wear will eventually result in sectors becoming bad as they're written to many times, and they'll be remapped to the solid-state drive's extra -- or "overprovisioned" chkdsk came up automatically after an abnormal shut down of XP as usual and I simply clicked "Yes" (as usual) to allow chkdsk to CHECK my HDD -- NOT repair it data. Thanks in advance for your help, jh admin • January 14th, 2013 at 5:05 pm Hi JH It would be very difficult to help you repair a problem like that in

This means that it can find some files that are not linked in any directories. But, this time when I clicked "yes" at the chkdsk prompt ..it started going through "stages" and taking much much longer to run. Let Me Explain Wondering How To Reformat Windows 8?