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You will probably have to replace what was corrupt. You may have copies as "volume shadow copies".
To check, right click on the parent folder of any missing or corrupt file and select Properties > Previous Versions and see if anything is there for it.
As for what chkdsk did, you can view the log by running eventvwr.msc and open the Applications log there and find and double click on the "wininit" entry.
Sometimes chkdsk saves partial copies of corrupt files -- good for data recovery, but not executables.
To see if any of these are present, open Folder Options > View and temporarily uncheck "hide protected files"
Look on the root directory (c:) for files saved as "Found(nnn)" where "nnn" is a number.
By the way you should always verify whether the drive is healthy before running defrag. Either run chkdsk on it first, or open a command prompt (start > run: cmd and enter fsutil dirty query c:
substitute any drive letter you want to check.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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