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check disk is giving me "File record segement xxxxx is unreadable"

Q: check disk is giving me "File record segement xxxxx is unreadable"

Hi everybody,

The title says it all. My dad was using the computer to watch some videos online when Mozilla Firefox froze. Then I tried to get into the task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del and that wouldn't work. Tried right clicking the taskbar and going into task manager and that didn't work either. So I just shoved the power button to turn off the computer, and turned it back on. It hung on the "Starting Windows" screen for a while, then it launched into check disk. It scanned for a bit, then said "File record segment 2xxx is unreadable" and it kept going until about 58%, then it just kept giving "File record segment 3xxxx is unreadable" and kept going up until "File record segment 44139 is unreadable". Then it said something about index errors and the computer reboot. Now it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". Does anyone have any insight?

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A: check disk is giving me "File record segement xxxxx is unreadable"

So I threw in my windows 7 CD to try and repair the startup, but it didn't work. Now the computer rebooted and is going through check disk again. I already switched the SATA ports on the motherboard. Is there anything anyone can suggest?

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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Good day! I'm currently helping my uncle with his laptop (Acer Aspire 5742Z) running on Windows 7 with a problem stated at the title. I've tried waiting for it to finish up which took a couple of hours but go a BSOD moments after trying to login through windows so after it restarted I canceled the CHKDSK this time and was able to get through windows but everything was running very slow that I could barely open My Computer. I've also read that it could be a hardware failure but I hoping that's not our case so I was wondering if there's a proper fix for this. I'm not a computer specialist but I do understand some bits and pieces so I apologize in advance if I don't get some terms you might be saying. Hope you guys can help me out thanks in advance!

A:CHKDSK at startup, getting "File recored segment XXXXX is unreadable."

I am afraid your laptop's hard disk is failing hard. The only thing that might help is a complete CHKDSK check ("Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"), preferably by removing it from the laptop and attaching it to a working PC via a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE adaptor or via a good USB disk enclosure.

If the disk is successfully checked then you can clone it immediately on a new 2.5" hard disk and put it in the laptop. If you are lucky, the system files might be intact and you will have saved your Windows installation and your data.

If the disk fails CHKDSK, then you have to give up and make a full Windows install on a new hard disk. If you need data from the old hard disk, you can attach it to the laptop via a USB enclosure and you might get all or part of your data. Good luck!

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Hi,

I doubt the bad sector on hard disk, so I made check disk through the Windows 7 (not in cmd mode). In processing check disk stops at stage "2154545 file record processed" (2154545 is random number), and I wait for 2 hours but without any results. Why check disk stopped at this point? What next to do? Thanks!

A:Windows check disk stopped at "xy file record processed"

Hello and welcome Shark Developer mate can you get into safe mode? If so try the chkdsk again.
Power up and tap F8 and when in safe mode try again using this
Disk Check if the first method doesn't work then try option 2.
Post back what happens.

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

This drive works fine if I put it back in the machine it came from.
 

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Check BIOS settings for RAID and SATA. It may need to be tweaked.
 

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Download and run the disk manufacturer's utility to partition and format this drive. That should find the drive and do the job for you.

You didn't say what brand of drive it was, so I can't point you to the utility, but you can find it with a search of the manufacturer.

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When I try to "View workgroup computers" I get"workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use ........"
I can ping the PC I am sitting on and the laptop on the network ok.
I can \\angelika-LT ok
I can \\192.168.0.20 ok

My PC is the administrator. Why can't I even not see the PC I am sitting on in.
No firewall is set.

Thank you for any ideas
 

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I hooked up a drive I haven't used in quite some time in my new external case. with some of the directories on there I get this...

"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" and it won't let me access it

what causes this and is there any way to fix it?
 

A:""the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

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I am working on someones laptop with the complaint that the DVD drive stopped working. It was working last night. Running W7 32 bit.

I tried to play some CDs and DVDs in Windows. Tried to boot a Linux disk, a Partition Wizard Disk, an Acronis Boot disk, a Windows 7 Disk. No play, no boot.

In Windows Explorer, with a Sims disk in the drive, double click brings up the error message: E:\ is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

In Disk Management the CD-ROM drive shows. I can change the drive letter. It shows "383.58GB RAW"

In Device Manager: very strange. The
"Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7530B"
device (as I recorded when I installed the OS over a year ago) no shows up as
"Oxtiazc (D^D(R_ID-7=38B"

I ran the Microsoft Mr Fix It - Mats/DVD.RUN and it found no issues.

I Removed the Drive from Device Manager and restarted. It installed the same garbled device. There is no Roll Back Driver. There is no Update driver.

The only thing that she thinks was changed was she installed 3 Windows Updates that came through today. But I did a System Restore to before that install and no change.
An hour ago there were the 3 updates available again. Just now there is only one. ???

I've run out of ideas. Anyone seen this one before? Dead Drive?

A:Laptop DVD-RW Issue: "The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"

Hi,

Is there any chance the firmware has thrown a "wobbly"? Is it possible to update the firmware?

Regards,
Golden

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Hi guys. A few day ago, when I tried to started my laptop (hp probook 4534s), i got disk check. After that when I try to download something i get this error ("The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable") and I cant download it.
And when i try to install mozilla firefox i get new 7-zip error ("can not create temp folder archive")... Please somebody help me

A:"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"

Perhaps the disk check was just a simple scan, or was interupted.

Run a Full scan with Repair:
Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click on Command Prompt > choose Run As Administrator
Type: chkdsk /r and then hit enter (This is providing there is only one disk and it is the one with the OS on it)
You will get a warning and you will be asked to run diskcheck at the next startup > say yes.
Restart the computer
Do not interrupt the process.

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(I love this forum).

Hey guys, I'm having a bit of problems with my USB thumb-drive. Whenever I try to format it (via Windows) it says "The disk is write protected." and on accessing, it gives the following error,

"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable".

I decided to look-up on internet to get this solved but didn't find any solution.

It shows up under Disk Management as "RAW". There is no data in the drive (even if it is some, it's not worthy). Any fixes?

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit. I tried a lot of stuff but failed to get this up and running.

A:"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable."

Any help?

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Afternoon all.
Something strange happened yesterday, which i cannot figure out.

I have 3 disk drives, 2 150 gb drives and a 75 gb drive, and they all show up on the start > computer window. Until yesterday.

The 3rd (smaller) drive suddenly showed up as "corrupt or unreadable" and would not let me access it. as if that wasnt bad enough, my DVD drive then went and done exactly the same thing, for no reason whatsoever.

First things first then: The DVD drive. I went to google and found a technique where you go into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and changed the registrys. This bit has been sorted.

Back to the 75 gb disk drive: it now wont show up on the start > computer window at all. Even on the F8 boot menu it wont show up. The only way it will show up is if I insert my Vista disc in, and then it will show up on the first screen or two of the installation process.

This has meant that the GetDataBack program cant even find the faulty drive in order to carry these unreadable files over to, say, hard disk no.2.
Only the Vista installation agknowledges it as being connected.

Assuming that the DVD drive bit should be quite straightforward at this point, it leaves me with just the problem of the disk drive.

How can I access these files, and drag them over to another drive with the view of reformatting the thing afterwards?

And will this happen again? is this 75 gb drive reliable enough?

Hope you can help. Thanks.
 

A:"corrupt or unreadable" disk drive

this post is no longer applicable. look below
 

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My roommate recently put together a new computer, However, upon power up, we receive "DISK BOOT FAILURE." BIOS recognizes both the CD-Rom and the HDD correctly as SATA 0 and 1 (we've tried placing them in 1 and 2 also), but no go. We've also switched around the boot order, and no go there also. During power up the mobo says "Detecting drives: No Drives Found" or something similar for about half a second, but it's hard to read as it's fast.

Any idea what could be done to fix this? Any and all help is appreciated!

The mobo is EVGA X58 and the CD-Rom and HDD are both Samsung.

Thanks,

DSK
 

A:Solved: New PC build giving "DISK BOOT FAIL" on startup, help?

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I was working on Microsoft Word 7 and had multiple documents open; the computer froze (from being overworked, I guess) and I turned it off doing the "hold the power button for five seconds" thing. When I started up my computer again and opened up Word 7, I was able to recover most of the documents I was working on, except one. That one will not open (the message that appears says that the file can't be found), nor am I able to delete it (the message is that the file can't be deleted because it's corrupted or unreadable).

What can I do to fix this? I want to delete it; how may I do that? Please and thanks for the help. I don't speack tech, so the official support help from Microsoft Office confused me a little.
 

A:Microsoft Word 7: "This file is corrupted or unreadable."

I have never tried it, but you might try Pocket KillBox
There are other similar programs out there.
 

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Hi all, hoping someone can shed some light on what whats going on & how I can rectify this highly annoying situation. I'm not sure why this has started, but when I now try to DL any files or save ANY files, I get a message saying 'File directory is corrupted & unreadable'.

I tried to open an image with 'Windows Preview' & got 'Windows Photo viewer cant open this image, as the file appears to be damaged to large or corrupted' (none of which is correct)-yet I can still open ALL images by double clicking to use the windows photo/image viewer App

I also can not save anything either- I tried to take a screen shot & save it using paint- I just got the same 'File directory is corrupted & unreadable' message.

With Windows Internet Explorer, I have been trying to DL a torrent, but cant "open" the DL link (I click "open", but nothing happens), nor can I 'save it' (as I get the same 'File is corrupted & unreadable' message for both "save" options), nor can I click cancel to close the DL options box in Internet Explorer- as again, nothing happens when I click it.
To try get around these problems I tried using the magnet link option- which worked ONCE, but now even that wont work, as I cant DL the 2nd file- the DL starts (after taking ages to DL meta data- which is odd in itself), then the torrent is shortly terminated & I get the 'Error: File or directory is corrupt & unreadable' file message .

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A:"File directory is corrupted & unreadable" message when DL

Open Command Prompt as an administrator, often referred to as an "elevated" Command Prompt.
Type:

sfc /scannow
check your task manager what does it show cpu/system usage being at? If it's at 80-90-100% region a lot it's very likely you have an infected system

Kernel for Windows Data Recovery - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P300-160 with Windows Vista operating sytem,
my problem is when i try to open documents a pop up window appears

"Location is not valiable"

"C:\Users\Toshiba\Documents is not accessible"
"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

This is the message in the window,

on the guest account on the computer the documents opens fine without a problem,

Im not sure what is wrong i followed instructions i got from microsoft support, i used a programme called "Command Prompt"

I think it could be the hard drive failing but im not sure,

Thanks

A:Documents "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

Hi,

Not sure what you have done!

Do you have a "Toshiba" user on the PC?

Look here for some possible answers: -

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

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(My query's title is probably complete gibberish, so please excuse it.)

Hey there--my memory card had a HUGE folder in it which appeared to be quite corrupted. I took advice that I read in another forum and went and ran a chkdsk where I converted the files and now I have a "Found" folder with 49 fragments that were found from that messed up folder. What do I do with these?

Is there some way to finally access that information? Thanks in advance for checking this out. I really appreciate it.
 

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Need a bits/bolts expert recommendation.
I do pc/net/cad tech work.
Revisiting this problem...

A user upgraded Windows OS, removed an old HP printer, some time ago... still has a recurring problem with a .lnk file (in an "HP Deskjet D1300 series" folder) which can't be deleted even in safe mode command prompt... can't delete the folder\*.* ...can't rd the folder (not empty). Any touch to the file brings a 'Corrupt file' dialog... "The file or directory uninstall.lnk is corrupted and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."
Chkdsk runs often to no effect. I believe we've previously set the fsutil dirty bit. At one point, I think I got my SpinRite CD out and booted it, but for some odd reason it wouldn't see the hard drive in that computer, so it couldn't analyze it. The user is otherwise using his computer... somewhat ok, for a non-computer tech user ... there doesn't appear to be any other problems, virus, etc. This 'corrupted' file problem lingers but he's not been disposed to attack it aggressively... however, perhaps now I can convince him otherwise, since it continues to linger.

Tempted to try the SpinRite disk again, but... my idea was to remove the drive, slave it off another computer and try to work on it that way... or, just backup an image, format the thing (letting it deal with any physical abnormality) and restore the image... see if the file remained untouchable (is that likely?)... Read more

A:File "corrupted and unreadable". Can't delete.

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Whenever I try to open my 48Gig partition on my slave hard drive, I get this message:

F:\is not accessible
The File or directory is corrupted and unreadable

this is very strange because I just used it earlier today and opened it to look in it with no problem.

It was formated NTFS yesterday to only be used by my W2K operating system on the extended partition of my dual boot setup....but it is still visible in my Win98 My Computer list(I didn't think NTFS partitions could be seen by Win98).

AND everytime I boot to Win98, my computer runs a scan disk on it, both standard and surface scan which takes Hours!

What can have caused all this?

AND more importantly,...How can I fix it, Please?
 

A:Why do I get: "The File or directory is corrupted and unreadable"?

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I have a small set of Word files (perhaps 100 out of several thousand) that open properly but when I try to back them up / transfer them, I get the error message: "file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" .

This seems different than similar postings I found (usually people who get this message have an entire drive problem... and cannot open the files contained in the drive).

Any solutions? Should I be worried that this is the sign of a potentially bigger problem?
I'm working off a dell inspiron 1150, windows xp, word 2003, maxtor one touch external hard drive

thanks
 

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So multiple issues here, including the SysInfo utility. (When I download Sysinfo utility, I get a "Parameter incorrect" error.)

Running Windows 10, not sure what else I can tell without SysInfo utility.

A few months back I posted an issue with my drives on another account (I have more space on the D: drive instead of the C: drive, but I can't really use it). Because of these space issues I moved steam over to the D: drive and now I'm getting "missing file privileges" when I attempt to update a game.

So far I've had these issues with Verdun, Europa Universalis 4 and Kerbal Space Program. Moving the install to the C: drive seemed to fix the issues with Verdun and Kerbal Space Program.

Before moving KSP to the C: drive some files were undeletable even with unlocker.
 

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One of our Lotus 1-2-3 v9.5 users running Windows 98 is getting a "File is Corrupt" error when trying to save to our network server running Windows 2000 Server. However, after the user gets that message and clicks "Ok" to get out of that dialog box, she can use the "Save As..." file option and save the file to her local hard drive. From there, she can move it back to the server. Things work, but in a very tedious process. At times, the user will not get the error, and it will save directly to the network server. The rest of the user's department doesn't seem to be having similar problems.
We did think that it could be a network problem, however, the user never has problems getting disconnected from our Novell Groupwise email server, or when accessing Excel, Word, Access, other files etc. It seems like Lotus is the only program that the machine is having trouble with.
Could it be that either something causes 123 to close it's network connection, 123 running on Win98 does not for some reason like the connection to the Win2k server? Can anyone suggest some sort of network/NIC analyzer software (prefer GNUish/Freeish, as this is only 1 client, so large expensive software packages are out of the question) that we could possibly use to see what's going on with the connection from the user's Win98 machine, to the Win2k server while accessing a Lotus 1-2-3 file? As I said before, strange thing is everything else seems to work... Read more

A:Lotus 123 v9.5 giving "File Internet Security Corrupt" when trying to save

1. Copy the NSF file into a new local location that has Lotus Notes
2. Using the Command prompt go to Lotus Notes home. (i.e. c:\lotus\notes )
3. Run the following commands:
(Enter the user's Notes password if prompted)
3a. nfixup.exe <filename>.nsf
3b. ncompact.exe -c <filename>.nsf
4. Once the file has been fixed and compacted. Rename the original NSF in source (i.e. _backup or _corrupt) to distinguish the corrupt version from the fixed one.
5. Add the fixed NSF to source and process in Clearwell as needed.

6. Also there is one more methods to get back .nsf file via https://www.repairtoolbox.com/lotusnotesrepair.html Lotus Notes Repair Toolbox
 

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One of our Lotus 1-2-3 v9.5 users running Windows 98 is getting a "File is Corrupt" error when trying to save to our network server running Windows 2000 Server. However, after the user gets that message and clicks "Ok" to get out of that dialog box, she can use the "Save As..." file option and save the file to her local hard drive. From there, she can move it back to the server. Things work, but in a very tedious process. At times, the user will not get the error, and it will save directly to the network server. The rest of the user's department doesn't seem to be having similar problems.
We did think that it could be a network problem, however, the user never has problems getting disconnected from our Novell Groupwise email server, or when accessing Excel, Word, Access, other files etc. It seems like Lotus is the only program that the machine is having trouble with.
Could it be that either something causes 123 to close it's network connection, 123 running on Win98 does not for some reason like the connection to the Win2k server? Can anyone suggest some sort of network/NIC analyzer software (prefer GNUish/Freeish, as this is only 1 client, so large expensive software packages are out of the question) that we could possibly use to see what's going on with the connection from the user's Win98 machine, to the Win2k server while accessing a Lotus 1-2-3 file? As I said before, strange thing is everything else seems... Read more

A:Lotus 123 v9.5 giving "File is Corrupt" when trying to save

1. Copy the NSF file into a new local location that has Lotus Notes
2. Using the Command prompt go to Lotus Notes home. (i.e. c:\lotus\notes )
3. Run the following commands:
(Enter the user's Notes password if prompted)
3a. nfixup.exe <filename>.nsf
3b. ncompact.exe -c <filename>.nsf
4. Once the file has been fixed and compacted. Rename the original NSF in source (i.e. _backup or _corrupt) to distinguish the corrupt version from the fixed one.
5. Add the fixed NSF to source and process in Clearwell as needed.

6. Also there is one more methods to get back .nsf file via https://www.repairtoolbox.com/lotusnotesrepair.html Lotus Notes Repair Toolbox
 

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...

DR

A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors

Welcome

I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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For some time now, maybe a month?, I have been getting annoying balloon pop-ups saying what ever application I try to run is corrupt and unreadable please run chkdisk and solve the problem, well the programs still run fine, and I reboot and run chkdsk and it "supposedly" fines the erros and fixes them, but when I start the comp back up I get same messages. And when I reboot it trys to chkdsk everytime. I have installed "SpeedFan" to check my hdd and everything seems to check out fine, everything is green and all that jazz. I have tryed a couple things to try and fix it just everything I try to do doesn't work, so maybe there is somethign I am not hitting right on, anyway I was wondering if ANYONE out there could try and help me out with this problem... any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Joe

P.S.- It started after a improper shutdown due to power outage, and I have UPS running I was just not home in time to cut off comp. properly.

A:Keep getting annoying "blank application.exe" is corrupt and unreadable"

Do you run an AntiVirus utility? Which?

Do you run an Anti-Spybot utility? Which?

NOTE: You should be running both types of utilities. One will catch what the other does not.

Try this:Boot to your original WinXP Setup CD
At the window with the 1st Repair option on the bottom Status Bar, select that to run the Recovery Console
At the Recovery Console command line, enter CHKDSK /R (the /R is not a typo)
Let CHKDSK run then reboot

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My wife has a two month old Lenovo ideapad with Windows 7. We are now getting alerts that the D partition is near full. Is this system taking multipul backups of the harddrive C and storing them all? What are my best options to have a safe backup, but not overloading the D partition? I do see in; Computer>System>Device Manager>Disk Drives>D Drive General tab that there are two options at the bottom.
option one, (not checked in my case) "Compress this drive to save disk space".
Option two, (checked) "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
Would selecting option one solve my problem? If this system is saving a snapshot of D over and over, it will only be a matter of time when option one will be overcome.
SO, I would think that there has to be a setting that will let partition D delete older backups...right?

Would it be a combination of selecting option one and changing a setting that would enable older backups to be automaticaly removed?

A:Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

Welcome to the forum
If your D drive is made for backup's only, you can delete all files exept the newest one.
But it's advised to make backup's on an external USB drive and change the frequency of backup's to your files and olso for images to your OS.

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I reformatted my computer about 4 weeks ago. Every week I've been doing routine maintenance. Ad/spy/virus check, follow by cleaning of Internet temp files, cookies etc etc.


After that I would do a scan disk and the last 4 weeks has been ok, it completed to phase 3.

Now for some reason it doesn't complete phase 2.

Anyway ideas?

Windows XP, Service pack 3 installed.

A:"Windows was unable to complete the disk check" Stuck on Phase 2

Hmmmm? I just cleared the cache, cookies, etc on firefox which is the default browser I use. Clicked scan disk and it completed pass phase 3.

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?. Because it seems I have to clear all those date before scan disk can be completed. Why?

I would have thought clearing cookies, history temporary files via control panel > Internet options > general clears all the data but it seems I have to clear it through firefox too? Why?

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?

Another thing. As I managed to complete scan disk. I decided to re check it just incase, at this point I was surfing the net reading some emails, etc and scan disk did not complete.

WHY???

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Hello. I am having trouble with a message in Action Center in Windows 8.1. It is saying "Check Backup Disk Space" and I cannot hide the message. I had Windows 7 File Recovery setup with Windows 8.1, but now after the upgrade, the message is "stuck." Can this be fixed? These two links explain it perfectly:

Windows 8.1 Update - Check backup disk space - Microsoft Community

Windows 8.1, can't remove "Check backup disk space" error in action center - Ars Technica OpenForum

Please help. Thanks.

A:"Check Backup Disk Space" Error Windows 8.1

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hey all, i just reformated my computer. i have 2 hard drives. one which stores all my system files, os etc. and onther which i use just for storage. When i restarted my computer for the first time since reformating i had a message sayinf somthing alng the lines of:

"One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue."

i wasnt at my computer so it decided to go ahead and do it anyway. by the time i got to my computer and turned it off, booted it back up and avoided the dick check again on start up it had already deleted 20 gigs of my music files. It was saying somthing about orphened files when it was running through deleting everything from image files to mp3s. please let me know if there is a way to resotr my deleted files or find out exactly what was deleted. ive never seen anything like this.
 

A:Disk Check Keeps Deleting my music, "orphened files" help!

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I've tried system restore and got this message:
Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for errors before it can be restored.). So down below of that message, there's a link which says ''Check the disk for errors''. So I clicked on it, and then it says ''Windows can't check disk while in use, do you want to check for hard disk errors the next time you start your computer?''. So I agree to it by clicking ''Schedule disk check''. So then I restart my computer & and it does nothing at all. I wanted to try system retore because theres this pop-up that keeps accuring on my Internet screen (Google Crome,Internet Explore) that says ''Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue'', and saying that It's outdated. But when I did try to install it, It wouldn't let me. Comes to find out, I THINK (Idk) it's like some type of virus. But I was just wondering on why my computer wont allow me to restore now? What should I do??

My computer: Desk Top (Windows 7) Hp S1933
(I'm super slow when it comes to computers, so please bear with me!)

A:Error: "Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for e

Hi, go to start search and type, cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the command prompt copy paste the following:-

reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" > 0 & notepad 0

press enter, please post the notepad outcome here.

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I have a Latitude E6420, got error code 2000-0142 and blue screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one. I put the new drive in and reboot. I am still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable".
In BIOS setup, i had my HDD as the first to boot already. I ran a Diagnostic test and got:
Error Code 2000-0142 Validation 119106
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 6WS1712X, Long Self test unsuccessful.
What can I do next? I have a new hard drive put in and still getting this?
Please HELP!!
Many Thanks in Advance

A:Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

You must install WIndows onto the new drive -- it is blank when it arrives from the factory.

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Trying to clean up the wife's system, which has not been accomplished in a VERY long time.
Tried to do a "Defrag", was told it had to do a "Check disk" first.
When I set it to accomplish that with the next "Restart", I was then prompted with 'cannot open volume for direct access check disk'

Sooooo, wizards.... your thoughts?
Thanks... as always.
Sky
 

A:Can not open disc to complete "Check disk"

Skyholder said:


Trying to clean up the wife's system, which has not been accomplished in a VERY long time.
Tried to do a "Defrag", was told it had to do a "Check disk" first.
When I set it to accomplish that with the next "Restart", I was then prompted with 'cannot open volume for direct access check disk'

Sooooo, wizards.... your thoughts?
Thanks... as always.
SkyClick to expand...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823439
 

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Hello everyone, new member here. First off, thanks for accepting my registration.

Anyways, every time I try to schedule a "Check Disk" it NEVER starts on a restart...

I ALREADY did the "sfc /scannow" command on the cmd prompt.
It did NOT fix my solution. In fact it said it was UNABLE to fix some problems.
I have attached a file of my "SFC scan log". Inside it says it was unable to fix "Chkdsk.exe" Go figure

Alright, just some extra information. I also think my computer is confused of itself . I mean, it seems to not know if its a 64 bit or a 86 bit!

I was told from someone to install a hotfix for "Chkdsk.exe" here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975778/en-us

But it did NOT work. I attempted to install BOTH 64 bit AND 86 bit hotfixes, and YES they were BOTH windows 7 (Chkdsk.exe) hotfixes.

My system specs:

-Toshiba Qosmio X505 Laptop-

Windows 7 -64 bit- (Yes it SAYS 64 bit but I've tried to install other kinds of hotfixes for both 64 and 86 bits and none of them worked!)

Intel Core i5

4gb Ram

Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M

If any of that matters anyway! Thank you guys, I really hope there's a computer pro out there that can fix my problem. I've joined many forums and had no fix. I don't want to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 mainly because it takes long and I KNOW there has to be another way. I'll only do that as a last resort. Not only that, I'm kinda bad at trying to backup files, ... Read more

A:Unable to start "Check Disk" on startup.

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Hey guys.

Basically my pc restarted by itself out of the blue and gave me a "No system Disk, insert system disk then press enter" message at POST screen.

This is a brand new HDD, but anyway I manually restarted like 10 times before it booted up properly. But Checkdisk stated just before the login screen so I let it run, but It froze at "51%". So I had to manually restart again. Now I cancel the checkdisk every time but when I switch my pc and want to use it again later, checkdisk always appears before the login screen and im scared to let it run coz It might freeze again!

And I ran a HD tune error scan and that also froze my pc.

Any help plz?
 

A:Constant "Check Disk" at startup; Need help

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Hi, all!

Yesterday I went to run a check disk by going to My Computer, then right-clicking on the C drive, then choosing "Tools." I checked both of those options that come up in the dialog box, then rebooted my computer. Now, I've done this before, and it would reboot, and then eventually go to a blue screen and show the check disk process doing it's thing.

However, this time, it simply gave a very small message saying something to the effect that it was checking disk, then it says it cannot access the file, then it says done checking disk.

So, I ran a sfc /scannow and it asked for my disc, which I put in, and I let that run. I tried the check disk again, but same small error message. So, I looked in the system error logs, and there are a couple of error messages about the sfc that I just ran. It says that there are several .dll files that could not be copied to the DLL cache. It gives the same "specific error code" for all three errors. The code is: 0x000004c7 All three say that they are needed for system stability.

If you need the three actual files, I can type them out. They were all three quite long, so I didn't type them out, but if they are needed, I will.

I don't know if those errors from the sfc are related to my check disk not working? The thing is, everytime, now, that I reboot, it will pause at the blue screen and try to do the check disk, but says it can't. After that, it goes to the welcome screen.

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A:"check disk" has stopped working

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How can I work around the following rror message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk". I'm using Windows XP on a Gateway GT 4016

A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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Hi,
I got this instruction from an emai [below]l but I cannot find the option for "record a log file". In fact, I cannot even find dial-up adapter. Perhaps this set of instructions were designed for another system and not Windows 2000. How do I find the log file option in Windows 2000?

>>1. Right click Network Neighborhood, choose "Properties" or >>My Computer, Control Panel
>> and Network.

>>2. Click Dial-Up Adapter and choose Properties. Under the >> Advanced Tab, click "Record a log file"
>> and change the Value to "Yes".
 

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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I tried to post in the check disk tutorial:

Check Disk - chkdsk[11]=Performance%20Maintenance

But that post is now closed.

As a fan of Brink's tutorials, here are some comments - helpful comments, I hope

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1) I've been running the command

CHKDSK C: /f /r

for years.

Your tutorial gives the impression (to me, anyway), that only one option can be used at one time.

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2) I just noticed that there is a "Check Disk" command from within Properties > Tools

(That proves how quickly I see things )

I gave it a try with both options checked. First for the C: drive, then for the D: drive.

In both cases, I restarted to allow the command to work. In both cases, a black screen appeared, with the disk LED working constantly. Each drive took about 20-30 minutes (I did not check the exact time.) I assumed things were happening, as with CHKDSK.

Then the startup continued to the login screen. There were no messages, So I assumed that everything was OK.

Then I saw your note in this tutorial, "This method does not always run chkdsk when the computer restarts on some computers."

So, my question is: Did the check work or did it not work?

Your tutorial does not say "If it works this will happen..., whereas if it doesn't work, this will happen...

It might be helpful to tell the user what to expect and what not to expect

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A:Did "Check Disk" work or not?

Hello OldGrantonian,

Did you by chance change the default boot screen? If you did, then you will need temporarily to do step 6 here to be able to see what is happening at boot while chkdsk is running.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

A:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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Windows Xp.. System file check wants the wrong CD. So obviously it won't accept my original install CD. As you can see from my image, I am running Windows XP Home, and sfc asks for Windows XP Pro CD-ROM. As it happens I have even tried inserting the disc is asks for, but it still refuses to repair any files. Any thoughts?

 

A:System File Check is "broken".

If you have upgraded to SP2, which it appears you have, you need to use a SP2 disk when you run SFC. (note it is asking for a Service Pack 2 CD) (not sure why it wants a Pro Cd vs a Home CD but ....)

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

A:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)
~eric

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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Hello,
I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.
 

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)
-J
 

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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I have almost 2 Gb of music on my computer that I'd hate to lose. And hate to have to rebuy or redownload too.

So what I'm wondering is... can I back up all that music on 3-4 700mb disks as a data disk instead of making a 70 minute music disk?

I have Sonic RecordNow that I use for music burning and data backup. I'm just wondering if it is possible to back up 1/3 of it in a folder as a data disk, and do the same for the other parts.

Possible? Would this work?

It would make much more sense to have 4 disks that although you could not PLAY them in a CD player as the songs would be stored in a folder on it, to just be able to copy them out onto another computer instead of making 20+ audio CD's.

Would my idea work? Help me out guys...
 

A:Backing up music as a "data" disk instead of a "audio" disk? Possible?

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