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Deleting My old Disk Structure

Q: Deleting My old Disk Structure

Is there anyway to Deleting My old Disk Structure? This folders are from my old partition and I have 4 of them because my computer keeps getting errors/viruses and I end up having to start a new partition

When I try deleting them, it says:

Preferred Solution: Deleting My old Disk Structure

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Try downloading Ccleaner. It will clean your hard disk.

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Ya its me again, but this is for my old CPU. I have like 5 old disk structure which I don't know how to delete. The old disk structure came from system recovery which causes to put my old files in the old disk structure. I want to delete it cause I think there's tons of virus in it which are currently locked in it and its making my computer slow too sometimes.

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Can you explain the "old disk structure" a bit more for me. Are you talking about an actual hard drive, a restore point, or a folder?

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With the command prompt of Windows 7 SP1, how do I delete a directory structure with their files without deleting the name of the root directory?



A:Deleting a directory structure without deleting the name of the root

So you want to delete the contents of a folder without deleting the folder itself? Would that also include sub-folders within that folder?

Simply enter cd <path to directory> at the prompt to make the required directory the target of the next command. Then, after verification that this is the correct directory and that you do indeed want to remove its contents, enter del *.* at the prompt. This should delete its contents, but not the directory itself. Please note that content cannot be easily recovered, which is why I asked you to verify the location first.

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I just rebuilt my system using a separate "C" drive for the OS and apps plus a second HDD for data. I'm using Windows 7 Pro. The data drive was previously used as half of a mirrored array. The twin drive is on a shelf in the garage. I reformatted the data drive but am getting a message during POST that the system is "not in RAID mode now, there is still RAID structure in the hard disc".

I guess I needed to do more than format the data drive; I'm now thinking I needed to delete and recreate the partition and then format (just one partition, not multiple). In the old days, this might have been handled by FDisk. I assume that there is a better way now.

I'm thinking of copying all the files on the data drive elsewhere, reinitializing (repartitioning) and formatting it from within Windows using "Disc Management". Then I copy the data back and I'm done. Does this seem like a reasonable solution?

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Yes, this is handled by DISKPART now.

After backing up your data, you can remove the structure by booting off your DVD, go into repair windows, go to a CMD prompt, enterdisk prompt, select your disk and type CLEAN.

You can type help at the diskpart prompt to get a list of commands.

After cleaning the drive, exit diskpart. Simply deleting a partition from within disk management may not remove all the old structure information.

I'm gathering from your post that your WIndows boot drive is OK?


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Hi, i deleted my partitions by mistake. Drive originally had 2 partitions, 100MB (Windows 7 setup partitiion) and 930GB (Data storage partition).

In summary:

1) I deleted the 100MB partition (because disk is(was) now storage disk) and 930gb partition were deleted too.
2) I started following a guide from microsoft and re-create the 2 partitions as RAW (without format) (i ruined everything on this..).
3) I deleted the 2 raw partition and created a full space partition to the disk QUICK FORMATTING NTFS.
4) Started to try "Recuva" but most of the files recovered (1,000,000 files) are broken, i tried the option to recover FOLDER STRUCTURE but fails.

Is there any way to recover the files and FOLDER STRUCTURE properly? Except of the partitions deletions/creations i didn't write anything inside the disk.

Thanks and regards,

A:Recover Files after deleting partition with folder structure?


Welcome to Seven Forums
First course of action would be to use the affected hard drive as little as possible.
I'm not exactly clear as to what you did in steps one to three above. Can you confirm the following:
The disk in question is not your system drive?
The 100MB Windows 7 partition was on that drive?
I think it's fair to say that you may not be able to recover the folder structure, a dedicated data-recovery shop may be able to help out with that but primarily with file recovery.

Will await your response and regards

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I have IOmega 1 TB hard drive. 2 days ago, my comp restarted suddenly after which my external drive is corrupted.

I get the error 'H: is not accessble' The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.
It shows up in the disk management as RAW file system,

I have almost 700 GB of important documents, pictures & files that I don't want to lose.
Does anybody know of any good recovery software that can help.

A:Hard disk Error - The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

Hi r4hara,

Welcome to SevenForums.

You seem to have lost the partition somehow and that seems to be the reason why it had turned RAW.

IMO, the best free software to do the recovery from a RAW disk is Test Disk. TestDisk - CGSecurity

It can be a little daunting for the first time user, and so take your time to read through all the documentation.

First use PhotoRec in it - which does not write anything to the drive in question - and try to recover the files.

Then you can use TestDisk and try to rewrite the partition. Some people have reported that even after restoring the partition with TestDisk, the drive remained RAW but they were able to recover most files using the option to copy.

Whether PhotoRec or TestDisk, it is going to take a lot of time to recover the files. Copy them to another external drive with adequate capacity.

You may find some help here to understand the usage.

Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide

Good luck.

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Hi. I have rebooted my system earlier today and all of my files and programs got sent to a new file - titled 'My Old Disk Structure'. However I can't open any of the files or programs that got sent to it. My personal documents were password protected and when I click on them it says access denied. Anybody got any ideas? Really am desperate here guys!


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Can anyone please help me reinstall all my old data and settings from the my old disk structure folder that was created after I rebooted with a windows xp recovery disc.

I used the middle option which reinstalls all windows programs and promised to save all my personal data.

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I have just carried out a system recovery on an Advent 3215, Windows XP. How do I reinstall the programes in "My old Disk Structure". I can see all the files but I don't know how to reistall them to be able to use them once again. can anyone tell me if it is possible to reactivate thes programmes

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Welcome to TSG!

Unless it's a very simple program, you'll need to re-install using the original setup program, either from the program's CD or the downloaded file if it was downloaded.

Many programs also install files into the Windows tree, and the Program Files\Common Files tree, which need to be installed and registered, as well as making dozens, if not hundreds of registry entries. Not an easy task to do by hand.



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i ran system recovery and now have a folder my old disk structure
when i try to delete it i get message cannot remove folder CRMLog Access is denied if i can delete this folder i think i will have more space
can you help ?

A:can i delete my old disk structure

i think you are refering to your recovery partion and if you delete it you will no longer be able to do a system recovery

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Hi all,
I've used the site for a long time but for once, my problem can not be found. I transferred an old hard drive to a better computer as a slave drive but I cant access it. Chkdsk doesn't fix it and in disk management, it's listed as a raw when it is, or at least was NTFS. When I try to explore it it simply tells.me the structure is corrupted and unreadable. This drive did work perfectly. I tried some other solution which included running test disk but it couldnt find any partitions.

Ehm... H E L P! ! !

A:Disk Structure Corrupted

You ran chkdsk D: /x /r ?

If that doesn't fix it, then the drive has seemingly failed (electrostatic shock ?) - you could try using Recuva for files you need (maybe it'll work even tho Test Disk didn't).

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Good Day all

Im sorry if posting this is in the wrong section.

I'm in desperate need of some advice / help please. My hard drive crashed last night...
What happened was, i shutdown my pc and when powering up again it came with a repairing disk (running chkdsk) and then it didn't finish, so restarted again to no avail...sometimes boots to just before Windows then hangs just before login screen (stuck on black screen)

I setup another Hard drive and booted from it to Windows, and can see in Disk manager this particular disk shows Healthy Partition, and even shows the correct amount of Free space prior to the incident.

But when trying to browse the drive it shows "Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable." ( will add a pic if needed)
Hard drive is still fairly new, health was excellent in HD Sentinel prior to it happening the works.

Some people suggested running Chkdsk again, but im too scared to do so since, might repair and leave me with just a bunch of CHK files.

I got a quote from Data recovery services but it is insanely expensive.

Please anyone with some advice / help how to fix this, im going out of my mind here, it was a 500GB drive and all my data was on there. I will even go as far as making a PayPal contribution to the one that manages to solve this for me.

Thanks for reading and in advance.

A:Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable

I would try this program: Free Data Recovery Software Download to Recover Deleted Files - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to salvage data first without changing anything on that disk.

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A WD My Passport 2TB USB drive started giving me beeps at startup and shutdown a few days ago. Today I cannot access the drive contents and get the message in the thread title. I also got messages before this saying the disk needed to be formatted. Tried a new cable from another WD My Passport, didn't change anything. Tried it on another computer, same message.

Right click drive, Properties > Tools Tab > Check Now. Says Windows cannot access the drive.

Have I permanently lost the drive contents?

A:Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable

OP again. Tried this: run > cmd > chkdsk e: /f

See the attached for the result. The prompt in the box is blinking but nothing seems to be happening.

Tried Recuva. Disk not accessible.

Pandora Recovery, "device not ready", it's greyed out.

Tried wiping free space with CCleaner. Says the drive has an unrecognized file system.

In Manage, I see the drive is shown as RAW. Also, tried changing the drive letter, but this brings up "the drive needs to be reformatted".

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hi there,
I don't know where i suppose to write this but i hope i'm writing at the right place.
i've a external 2.5" SATA hardisk. now it is showing me a message:
F:\ is not accessible. the Disk structure corrupted and unreadable.

i hope someone can help me.. the information inside is important to me..

A:The disk structure corrupted and unreadable

Have you tried accessing this external drive on another computer?

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Hi, I'm using Windows 7 on an SSD. Since last (2/20) Windows update, the system has been acting strangely with logging mouse clicks. Processes are low, doesn't look like anything running in the background. When I tried to do a system restore to before the update, it told me that "the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable". When I tried to fix, since it's the c drive, it said I had to schedule it, which I did, and nothing happened. Rebooted myself, and doesn't seem to have tried to do the restore.

Any suggestions?

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Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried running a start up repair Startup Repair - Microsoft Windows

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I am getting the above message when in plug an external HDD via USB.
Checking this out forum I Have tried Chkdsk commands at cmd prompt:
chkdsk f: /r
chkfdsk /f f:
for both I get the same reply:
"Type of file is NTFS. Unable to determine volume and version state"

This external HDD is my backup and I would like to get it back.
If possible with data, if this is not possible just back so that I can re use it.
I feel naked without it!
NB To update this post. I am running Windows 10

any help appreciated......

A:Disk Structure is Corrupted and Unreadable

Originally Posted by Keval

I am getting the above message when in plug an external HDD via USB.
Checking this out forum I Have tried Chkdsk commands at cmd prompt:
chkdsk f: /r
chkfdsk /f f:
for both I get the same reply:
"Type of file is NTFS. Unable to determine volume and version state"

This external HDD is my backup and I would like to get it back.
If possible with data, if this is not possible just back so that I can re use it.
I feel naked without it!

any help appreciated......

Hi Keval and welcome to Tenforums.

For corrupted partitions/partition tables/MFT/files try TestDisk.

For data recovery, you could trial some free software:

Seatools for Windows will check the health of the disk. You certainly don't want to use it if it's failed/failing.

Another possibility is the PCB inside the external enclosure may have gone bad. In this case, you could remove the drive from the enclosure, hook it up to an adapter and grab your data off it that way, or buy a new enclosure to mount it in. However, if your drive is a WD, chances are that's not possible, because they now solder their drives to the PCBs.

Hope that helps.

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Sigh... I have a Western Digital Caviar 250 GB SATAII running as my master hard drive and then I have a Maxtor 80GB IDE hard drive running as a slave for storage.

I used the Maxtor for backing up all my files and where I kept all my installation executables on so if I ever reformatted I wouldn't have to raid the Internet for everything since I could just reinstall it all right away from the Maxtor. I don't recall anything to important fortunately but to save me many pain staking hours I would really like to know if I could get it back.

On to the problem, I was defragmenting my hard drives and decided to run "CHKDSK" on startup. I'm not sure If any errors occurred because I went for a cat nap as it did its thing. I came downstairs to discover that when I went into "My computer" and tried to open "D:" (Maxtor hard drive) this error shows up which hadn't happened before.

D:\ is not accessable.
The disk structure is corrupt and unreadable.

I don't know about you but this doesn't sound like a good thing...
While the drive is still displayed in "My computer" its no longer on the defraging list in Diskeeper.

I'll go look it up on google but are their any suggestions on what I should do now to get the information back?

NEW INFO: It appears that my D: drive has decided it doesn't like the NTFS file format so it ditched me and turned into RAW I heard their is some way to extract the files from it so ... Read more

A:Disk structure is corrupt and not readable

Hard Drive diagnostic programs

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My post is related to this thread.
I need help!
Having same problem where the solution stated doesn't really works.
The thing is that i cancelled a scan and interrupted it in between (esset nod 32) and since then I'm not able to open my drives, giving the above error.
Just canceling or interruption with a scan can't take out my 400gb of data off my hands.
I have registered just so because you guys are the only one's having the fix. But I don't want to go through all that just because I know my hard drive isn't dead or anything it was working fine and I decided to scan it and then canceled it as well and then I'm not able to open any drive.
Kindly help.

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Cancelling a virus scan alone should not cause boot failure. Did you suspect you had a virus or malware?

You aren't clear if you can boot into Windows or not. If not: run Startup Repair (you may have to run it 3 times) from your Windows install disk and report back. If in you can boot into Windows: run Chkdsk from the command prompt and report back.

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Based on what I read on this thread: Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable I did everything as instructed by Jumanji..

However, my case is similar to this one :
Corrupted disk structure, tried repair, only found one partition.

Tried GetDataBack by NTFS (not simple edition) and got the same result as the user named "neoplasm".

Tried to run TestDisk and repair MFT. The result I got was "Can't read NTFS MFT.'
Dont think I can run PhotoRec because I dont have any other HDD to store recovered files..

Right now I am running Easeus that was suggested by Anshad Nervana. Hopefully this stuff will work. However I really do hope someone can help me up on this.

P/s: Jumanji you you ever read this please help me

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I've been getting the following in the event viewer the last 3 days. The file structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run chkdsk utility on the volume HP. I've ran check disk twice and I still get it. I also downloaded WD Lifeguard Diagnostics and ran the Smart Test and the Extended test and both passed with no problems.The The computer seems to be running OK. I also checked the file system and it's OK. I get Ntfs Event 55 Task category (2). This is what it shows.

Log Name: System
Source: Ntfs
Date: 2/11/2011 8:01:04 AM
Event ID: 55
Task Category: (2)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Richard
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume HP.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Ntfs" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">55</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-02-11T14:01:04.172372500Z" />
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A:The file structure on the disk is corrupt

Did you run chkdsk /r ?

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Hi all,
I've just installed Windows 8.1 onto my friend's laptop, a Sony Vaio.
Originally, there are 2 partitions: C for Windows 8.1 (143GB) and D for Data (165GB).

I decreased partition C to 43GB and increased D to 265 GB by using Acronis Disk Director Suite from Hiren's Boot CD. Unfortunately, the process crashed. Partition D's format became RAW and whenever I open it, what I see is "Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable".

What can I do now?
Somebody, please help me.
Thank you very much.

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Hi there,
What is your primary goal at the moment to recover the partition or to format it and make is usable? You might try using some kind of partition recovery software, but if the data that's on this partition is important you might think about using professional data recovery services. Good luck.

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Hi All,

My computer wasn't booting, saying something about drive not accessible so took out HDD and plugged it into another PC, it tried to run chkdsk but wasn't allowed because "corrupt master file table". Tried to access it on another computer and came up with "Disk structure is corrupt and not readable". I have since formatted the HDD, read another post on this forum as to how to recover files and fix the problem but what i really want to know is, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? And how can i prevent it from happening again? Is my HDD on its way out and need to be replaced? Did i do something wrong cause i only formatted it about a week ago due to viruses...

Any help greatly appreciated!

A:Disk structure is corrupt and not readable

I would replace that hard drive, then save the exisiting one for saving data or special projects... but beware that you may have some other serious, but intermittent, problem with the computer... Likely a power supply, or cable jack, or other issue.
You didn't tell us the age of your system, or brand, or brand or hard drive. It is always easy to speculate about the computer of somebody else...
You can possibly prevent it by spending some money for an uninterruptible power supply with battery that connects between your computer and the wall, being sure you have a quality power supply, assuring that all people who use that computer follow good procedures for shut down, backing up your data religiously, installing more memory than you need, replacing your optical drive every year whether it seems bad or not, and thinking pure thoughts.
Good luck to you. If anything goes awry, please let us know.

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Recently, i bought a new computer and i connect my external hard drive to the computer. After i done with the transferring i tried to disconnect it but it said i can't because it's still in use. so, without any hesitated i just plugged out the external hd from the computer and when connected it back to the computer it said that the external hd is corrupted and unreadable. I try to perform a check disk but it won't allow me to do that. it say, it cannot perform the disk check because it can't access the disk. I also tried to do the check disk from the Command Prompt and it shows failed message:
"The type of the file system is NTFS.
Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted."
Even when trying to boot my computer in safe mode with Command prompt it didn't work... I don't know what to do now can anyone help me ?
Thank you

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W7 on an Intel 2600K with an Asus P8P67LE MB.

During software configuration on this new 64-bit box, I am seeing occasional, seemingly random disk corruption, which CHKDSK fixes. The O/S seems stable.

One example: after coming out of hibernation on drive 1 (system), corruption occurred on drive 2 (files). Another instance: after awakening from hibernation on drive 1, that drive was corrupt. Subsequent awakenings were fine.

In the opinion of experts who might frequent this forum, what might be the cause? Several on-line articles have hinted that certain (BIOS) voltages may need a tweak.

Software is not suspect, as the very same programs are running now as were on the old 32-bit machine. Over many years it never experienced disk corruption.

A:Disk file structure corruption

Why don't you as a first step disable hibernation on those drives? If the problem is solved, then you know it has to do with hibernation and probe it further.

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I am sitting here with a notebook and a desktop, plus I have a cavalry 500GB USB hard drive.

At first I could not get the USB hard drive to show up, so I tried a different cable, and it started working. With the new cable I was able to see the USB hard drive and play a song on it.

Now the USB hard drive is telling me that it is not accessible, and the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.




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

I don't have a solution, but note I have found the following about USB drives (hard or CD/DVD), through experience.
USB drives can be very unstable
Firewire (aka IEEE 1394) external drives are rock solid
This does not help you with your Notebook, but may explain your problem.

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Hello there!

Excuse me, as I'm new, but I hope this is in the right place.
I was recently torrenting some things with Vuze, however my computer froze up and wouldn't respond for a few hours. So, after waiting, I forced it to power-down. However, when I rebooted, I opened Vuze, and my torrent Library was empty. After trying a few things, I figured I should try to uninstall and reinstall Vuze. When it came to running the installer, when I attempted to reinstall, the installer told me that I didn't have permission to set the file directory. Then I tried to open some programms and I was met my this nasty little message (each program is slightly different) as a note coming from the task bar:


the file system structure on the disk is corrupted and unusable. Please run the Chkdsk utility on the Volume C:.

Opening iTunes, I get that message along with a dialogue which says:


The folder "iTunes" is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder.

Then it fails to open.

Word, along with the taskbar message, says:


Work could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable.

It opens, but the save icon is unresponsive.

Steam opens without any problems. Spotify freezes on starttup. Attempting to install AVG TuneUp to fix the problem, I get the dialog box:


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A:'the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable' Error.


chkdsk /f

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Hi, I'm trying to get a USB dvd/cdrw drive to work for a friend. Its a storix optical series model stxdvdcdrw. According to the documentation Its supposed to work with xp drivers. I plugged it in, it shows as a cd drive in my control panel, no driver error ( ! ) in hardware devices, however when i try to access a cd i get the "e:\ is not accessible. the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" error. I tried to update the driver already. I have no problem accessing the disk in my other cd drive. Any clues?

A:e:\ is not accessible. the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

You might have a corruption with the USB interface....try deleting it from the device manager, reboot...and then plug it back in & let it auto re-install.


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long time no see.

Anyway, I am concerned as I've received this message several times now, when attempting to save a .JPG image in Photoshop CS4 to my D: partition.

The message I receive is:
The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"

I managed to 'dodge' this with chkdsk. I chose to run it on the next PC restart, and once it had finished and I was inside of Windows, I could save files from Photoshop to D: again. However, after saving 3-4 JPG files, the message popped-up again..

I am defragmentating my disk now, but I'd like to have some professional advice and guidance here.

Thank you very much in advance and best regards.

A:[SOLVED] The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

Hi -

I need to ask - is this the same system as --

Windows 7(x64) BSOD in login-screen

A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

crying blood: BSOD Windows 7 (x64)

[SOLVED] BSOD: Windows 7 won't Boot

Please follow these instructions --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Regards. . .



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Hello and Help!! Not sure where to post this thread as not sure what the problem is. Anyways,
I am looking for pictures that I had burned onto CD's from a few years ago, and one came up with the above warning. I tried playing it in another drive and it shows nothing at all!!! I know it had pictures on it as I viewed them before!
So upset as I am looking for pictures of my recently deceased step father!!! I have an old computer with windows xp. Any help would be greatfully appreciated!

A:D:\not accessible disk structure is corrupted & unreadable!

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I feel like slinging this 64-Bit out of the window........

Ive now come to realise there is a problem with the partition its installed on...
I tried to install stuff on C:/ and it wont it doesnt matter what or whereabouts on C:/ i copy files it says the same thing...


Ive rand Chkdsk /f which finds errors then at the end says there is not enough room to repair MFT....

does this mean I have to increase the free space then re-run chkdsk/f ?
its installed on a 20Gb partition with 6Gb free... cant see how thats not enough space..?

A:Solved: Vista 64x - Disk Structure Corrupt

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I have a windows xp sp3 system. I have a 250 gb seagate hdd with five partitions. I converted three of them (factory formatted fat32 drive) to ntfs using disk management in control panel. Whenever I check it with OnTrack Easy Recovery Professional software, it reports "critical system structure errors have been found" on ntfs drives only. But when I check them using scandisk, no errors are reported. Also when I run OnTrack full diagnostic test, no errors are reported. Its happening only with file system test with OnTrack software. Is there anything to worry? Should I reformat the ntfs drives and convert them back to fat32? Is there any software to check for file structure errors? Please help.

A:How to repair disk file structure system?


You wouldn't have to worry as long as you can access the partitions and save and copy data to and from it. Are you having any problems?


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I've received a CD of photos from my wedding photographer today and when trying to view I get the error below:

D:\ is not accessible

Disk structure is corrupted & unreadable
Please help.


A:D:\not accessible disk structure is corrupted & unreadable

Hi, do other Cd's work in the Cd drive?
Have you cleaned the Cd with a soft cloth?
Do you have another Pc to check if the Cd will work in there?

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I'm trying to download WoW on my new laptop but an error keeps popping up saying that the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable. This also happens with other disks too. I've downloaded the disk on other computers before and it still works my other laptop. How do i fix this problem??????

A:Need help: "disk drive is not accesible because the disk structure is corrupted"

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I'm running windows 10 on a Samsung 250gb SSD.
Along with it I have two 500gb seagate hard drives, each partitioned in half. Giving me 4 separate volumes from the OS which I used for games, music, picture, etc.

A couple of nights ago, I woke up to notice that windows had run a scheduled update and was now restarting, but was stuck at 0% running a check disk on one of the volumes that belonged to one of the Seagate drives. One of the partitions on this drive was for my steam games folder. However I can't remember what exactly was on the other sister volume. As it was the middle of the night and the check disk was not advancing any further after a good half an hour I turned off the PC in case the hard drive was failing so I could take a look at it later.

Later being today, the first thing I did was go into the disk management utility built into windows, where I quickly noticed that the drive is flagged as an Invalid Disk. A quick search led me to a tutorial that instructed to download a hex editor and look for a value of 42 in Sector 0 under line 1C0 and changing it to 07.

Which I did, but the tutorial also instructed to look elsewhere for the same value under other lines in case the drive had several partitions, which is my case, however I couldn't not find the value in the other lines it suggested, and just changing all instances of the 42 value throughout the whole drive doesn't seem safe.

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A:Corrupted disk structure, tried repair, only found one partition.

Run this command: CHKDSK N: /f /v /r /x. Replace N with the letter of your disk.

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I download everything from the internet into my 32 GB HP Pendrive and also use it for Windows Ready Boost. But yesterday suddenly it gave the error message -

G:\ is not accessible.

The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

I ran CHKDSK /r and the following is the output.

The type of the file system is NTFS
Volume label is Removable Disk

Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover master file table from disk.

Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.

There was 20 GB of data in that pendrive and I want it back. How do I go about it?

A:Pendrive Inaccessible - Disk structure is corrupted or unreadable!

Tried on another PC yet?

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long story short, turned on my laptop one day

didnt load up, went straight to system restore

anyway clicked a button and my laptop went back to factory setting

eventually found out that i still have all my lost pics and photos

on my old disk structure, thing is cant take owner ship of it

followed this site http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421

but a security tab doesnt appear

im defo the admin on the computer

im stuck in a rut, and clueless

any help will be much appreciated

A:having trouble taking ownership of a folder(old disk structure)

Hello spb

You did uncheck "Use Simple File Sharing." ?

Have you tried Safe Mode?

If none of that helps
Start/Run and type in

Navigate to
Value: 1

Change the value to 0


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Obviously the user can check the consistency of a FULL, whole NTFS hard disk by performing a "chkdsk" command and run in addition one of the well known tools (like MiniTool Partition Wizard) a surface test to check whether all sectors of a hard disk are ok.

But what if I don't want to check the full, whole hard disk but only one (big) file?
I suspect only one file of being defect and want to avoid a long-lasting chkdsk and surface test.

Are there tools which narrow the ntfs and surface check to one file?


A:Check for ONE File (!) if NTFS structure + hard disk sectors ok?

Don't know if Chkdsk can be done on a single file but I'd first Copy it to another drive, USB Thumb drive or USB HDD, delete it, run Chkdsk again to assure that was the only file involved then run Chkdsk on the drive it was copied to. If it comes up good, put the file back where it was. Or if less than about 4.2GB put it on a DVD-/+R disc.

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I have no sound. At first I thought the problem was sound card. I replaced with a Manhattan sound card PCI channel with game MIDI/ Port. This just might not set up correctly It worked for a short time but not right after install. I tried the DOS install instructions big mistake. Desktop is full of folders from it.
My security needs structured and delete what isn't needed.
I have to many music systems downloaded. Need to keep best delete others.
I would like a free DVD download,record, edit system to play with.

ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED. Can you take remote control? It probably would be best.

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I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is my file server and it auto syncs user's file every minute. I have 3 disks. The primary partition (Disk 0) and two others (Disk 1 & Disk 2). My question does not include the primary

I shrunk Disk 2 so that I had unallocated space. I then extended Disk 1 using the unallocated space from Disk 2 creating spanned volume on Disk 1 (extended volume on Disk 2). It did not do what I wanted so I want to 'undo' it. Can
I just delete the spanned volume on Disk 2 (space that added to Disk 1)? Or more accurately if I'm going to delete the spanned volume on Disk 2, will it affect my users' files?

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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"


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


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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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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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Hi There...

I have just done a system repair and my advent has put my ENTIRE directory into a folder called "My Old disk structure" which is great because I can get all my old files back...

However - there is an administrator account on there which it won't let me access... how can I do that?

Once I have retrieved all my files... is it okay to delete all 30+ GB of it?

Thanks in advance.


A:Advent "My old disk structure"

take ownership

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my help files folder has 136mb---i read your post on slimming down xp,i noticed that i should delete, tour exe dllcache first--i didnt see this in my folder;-info. on my folder has this---sbsi tours-files accesschm,access help-accessb chm acc. dis .chm-can you give me a little more info. on this---windows xp--thanks,cutler

A:deleting help files from -c disk

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I recently ran a Disk Cleanup as part of my regular maintenance on my new computer. It had over 2.18GB of files to cleanup. That seemed a little high considering I run it every week to 2 weeks. It said it deleted all the files. I ran the Scan Disk again to be sure and it still had 2.18GB of files. I ran it again. Same result. I have a ton of room on the computer right now, but this could be a major problem down the road. Does anyone know why my Disk Cleanup would appear to be working and then not delete anything? Is there a solution for this problem? Thanks!

A:Disk Cleanup Not Deleting Files

Ever tried https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner ?

If you have the necessary boxes checked disk cleanup should be removing stuff.

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I messed up my hard drive using Hex Editor in Windows 7 because I want converted my entire hard drive from dynamic to basic and then from basic to dynamic because my hard drive was not showing 15 gb space in basic but failed.
Now I can't even boot Windows and When I want to boot my computer with Windows vista or Windows 7 CD it don't go hard disk deleting ad formatting option, it don't go further after copying files
Is there a way for me to delete the entire dynamic disk, convert to basic, and start over with the Windows installation.

A:Bootable CD for deleting Dynamic Disk

Find a DOS system boot disk from an older version of Windows, like Win98, and use the Fdisk utility to delete and recreate the partition. You should be able to do the rest with the Win 7 DVD after that.

If you can't find an old boot disk, try a program like Gparted, but you'll probably have to get a buddy to burn it onto CD/DVD for you, or else put it on a thumb drive.

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