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Hard disk corrupted.

I have same problem where previously I accidently use the command "chkdsk /f g:"as taught by another website. After that I only found out that part of my file is lost. and a folder name FOUND.000 is found. Is there are any way to retrieve back original data before the check disk program run?

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Maybe. Best solution would be to get a copy of Ontrack Data Recovery. It's not free and there are a lot of others but I have found this one program to work in more cases than not. It can even do a "Raw" recovery if you don't mind getting back your file(s) in pieces. Mostly it depends on what kinf of file it was and how large. The larger it was, the less likely to be able to recover.

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DELL INSPIRON 1750 stuck in start up loop error code OFOO:


HI,

Could be you just need to update your drivers, before you take it apart try this:

Follow the steps mentioned below to check what Updates are installed on the system.
See which Windows updates are installed
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/See-which-Windows-updates-are-installed

Error Code 0F00:133C
Msg: DISK- No suitable disk media is present.
This error message is encountered when you probably have a bad video card and/or flaky RAM.

Step 1:
Unplug all the External devices such as printers, scanners etc and check whether you encounter this error message.

Step 2:
I would suggest you to install the latest drivers for the Video card from the dell website and check
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen
For further reference check the article mentioned below.
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

Step 3:
Iwould suggest you to configure Chkdsk to run when the system restarts next time. Follow the steps mentioned below to configure Chkdsk to run when the Windows Vista restarts next time.
a.Click Start and then Run.
b.In Open, type cmd and then press ENTER.
c.Use one of the following procedures:
Procedure 1: To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
Procedure 2:To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

Procedure 1: To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
Note: If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
a.Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
b.Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Procedure 2: To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.
Note: If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
a.Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
b.Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

I got this information @ 0F00 133C Error Code No suitable disk or media is present written by Thahaseena M, Microsoft Answers Support Engineer.

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Upon connecting the samsung G2 to my laptop, it says "needs formatting" but when click the format disk option it says "disk can not be formatted'


Many errors in Windows are caused by corrupt files. Those files could have become corrupt because of errors on your hard drive. The Check Disk tool checks for errors and attempts to fix any it finds.
Warning: Use Check Disk at your own risk. On rare occasions I've experienced problems when using check disk in Windows Vista. Here are a few things to watch out for:
If you run check disk and your computer has to be restarted to scan your computer and your computer hangs at a black screen when it boots up, do the following: Turn the computer off and back on and immediately start pressing F8 on your keyboard repeatedly. A black screen with different boot options will appear. Select to use the Last known good configuration (advanced) boot option.
Never stop check disk once it has started. It could take hours to days to scan your hard drive depending on its size. How-to Use Check Disk Using the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Open the Start Menu and click Computer. Right-click the drive you want to perform a check disk on and select Properties. Click the Tools tab in the drive Properties window.

Click Check Now under error checking. To perform a complete check of your hard drive for errors check off both options in the check disk window that pops up.

Click the Start button to start the process. If you are trying to check a hard drive that has open files you'll get a message similar to the one shown below.

Click Schedule disk check. Disk check can't check a hard drive that has open files. Your computer will reboot and check the disk before Windows Vista boots up. If you want to cancel the scheduled disk check for any reason, check out this guide.
Using the Command Line Interface
Check Disk can also be run using the command line (DOS) prompt.
Open the command prompt with administrative privileges by typing cmd in the search box in the Start Menu and right-click cmd.exe in the search results and then select Run as Administrator. Type chkdsk followed by one or a combination of switches listed below in the command prompt. If you run the check disk (chkdsk) command from the command prompt by typing just chkdsk check disk will run in read only mode. All it does is check for errors. It will not fix any errors it finds unless told to do so. This is done by adding switches when typing chkdsk in the command prompt.
A switch looks something like chkdsk /F. Notice the switch /F after the chkdsk command.
Below is a list of most of the switches used with the check disk command. You can use one or a combination of switches with the check disk command.
D: If you want check disk to scan a drive other than the C: drive, add the drive letter after chkdsk to tell it to scan that drive. If the drive is called X: on your computer it would look like chkdsk X:.
/F: The /F switch is the most common of the chkdsk switches. It tells chkdsk to fix any errors it finds. Chkdsk can't fix errors on a disk that has open files. If chkdsk asks you if you want to check the drive next time Windows Vista boots or dismount the drive choose to check the drive next time Windows Vista boots. Never choose to dismount the drive. That option should only be used by a professional.
/R: The /R switch tells chkdsk to attempt to recover any bad sectors of the hard drive if any are found. A bad sector is a spot on the hard drive that can't hold saved data anymore.
/I: The /I switch tells chkdsk to perform a less detailed but faster disk check.
/C: The /C switch tells chkdsk to skip the checking of cycles within a folder structure which reduces the scan time. Don't ask me what this means.
An example of an exhaustive disk check using the command line interface is:
chkdsk D: /F /R
The check disk command shown above will fix any errors it finds and also attempt to recover bad sectors of the D: drive if any are found.
If all else fails, try 3rd party tool SpinRite.

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I have done a monthly backup on my laptop for more than a year, but this time I'm getting an error message "corrupted file system 0x81000008


Run a check disk on the Drive and select Fix bad sectors.

    Running CHKDSK through the Windows Command Prompt:
  1. Go to the Windows Command Prompt. You can do this by clicking first the Start button and then clicking the Run button. After this, type "cmd" in the Open text box and press Enter.

  2. View the displayed Command Prompt screen.
    If you want CHKDSK to run in read-only mode, type:
    CHKDSK c:
    If you want CHKDSK to fix errors and not to check bad sectors, type:
    CHKDSK c:/f
    and press Enter in the Command Prompt.
    If you want CHKDSK to run thoroughly; that is, fix errors, find bad sectors in your hard drive and recuperate still readable data, type:
    CHKDSK c:/r or
    CHKDSK c:/p and press Enter in the Command Prompt.

  3. Running CHKDSK through My Computer (Windows XP)
  4. 1

    Initialize the properties of the hard drive you want CHKDSK to run. Open My Computer. Right click your mouse on the drive in which you want CHKDSK to run. Click the Properties button and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.

  5. 2

    Set up the Check Disk options by checking one or both check boxes displayed. These are labeled "automatically fix file system errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors". If you want CHKDSK to run in read-only mode, do not check either box. After this, click the Start button.

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Can read the drive, directory corrupted


just run chkdsk command to recover your directory structure,
Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Click Start, and then Run.
  2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  3. Use one of the following procedures:
    • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
    • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

      Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
    • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.

      Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day

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My toshiba L500 wont boot up when i turn it on it starts to load files then stops and tries to repair the problem but it does not


Hi,
There are so many reasons boot up; i.e if system files corrupted by virus or hard disk index tables corruption or hdd partions corruption.

So as a initial trouble shooting try to do following things to resolve problem.

Option 1:

1. Power ON your computer and Press F8 key to have Windows boot menu option

2. Select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and Press Enter
3. When command prompt loaded then type follwing command and press enter

chkdsk /r c:

(If this command is not working in "safe mode with command prompt" then start computer with Bootable CD and Press "R" key when first time asked. It will open recovery console and type this "chkdsk /r "command again to repair disk.)

This command will scan your hdd and repair disk errors.

Option 2 :

To repair your windows without losing your data.
Start Computer with bootable CD
Press R when it is asked to press.
It will repair windows.
Note : Please read Status Bar and screen messages /nstructions carfully (while Booting computer thru Bootable CD)

Mar 28, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L505ES5015 NoteBook

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How to repair corrupted directory on a computer


This was found on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646

WARNING: When Chkdsk detects problems with the file system and attempts to repair the damage, data loss can occur. Microsoft does not recommend running Chkdsk with the /f command-line switch unless you have a full backup of your hard disk.

Attempt to repair the damaged file, folder or file system index using Chkdsk. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type chkdsk /f <drive>:, where <drive> is the letter of the drive on which the damaged file, folder or file system index exists.
  3. Click OK.
NOTE: If the hard disk is large, Chkdsk may take several minutes to several hours to complete.

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Problem in external hard disk


Type this command in command prompt " chkdsk /r " in specfic disk prompt (eg) f:\> chkdsk /r

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the solution to your problem is format. just reformat your pc then after the completion of it, run the checkdisk ( i suspect that your hard disk has a bad sector)

to run the check disk..

1. go to start
2. look for the "run" command then click it
"run" command is a dos prompt that will allow you to key in some commands.

3. type chkdsk c: /f
Using /f will automatically fix the system and hard disk error if there is any

after that test, if the chkdsk found some bad sector in your hard disk, may i suggest that you have to buy new hard disk because using hard disk with bad sector it will face you a trouble in the future.

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Disk boot failure


there are multiple reasons for this

1. hard drive failure
solution: replace hard drive reinstall operateing system

2. computer is not set to start from hard drive
solution: enter bios and set computer to start up from hard drive

3. Hard drive not detected or cable loose.
solution: check are the hard drive cables connected well. try disconnecting and then reconnecting.

4. Hard drive file system corrupted and unable to find start up files
solution: you can use the windows xp to enter repair console and try to correct the corruption with chkdsk command if that doesnt work you have to reinstall operateing system

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