When I try and back up my laptop, I get the following error: "The backup disk has a corrupted file system. Fix it by using the disk error checking tool or choose a different back up tool." I tried to use the restore files function...after rebooting, I get the same error message!?!?!?!?!?!?
Well i guess that either your file system is corrupt or your disk is formatted into a filesystem that it's not supported by the backup programs. I don't really know what filesystem is your disk formatted into but usually the FAT32 and FAT16 are the most failsafe file systems for Windows. So copy/paste the data you don't want to loose and then go to My computer -> right click on the drive icon -> format and then choose fat 32. Then try backing up your laptop again.
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This error mostly comes when the bkf file is corrupt, BKF file may gets corrupted due to virus attack or interruption during backup process. You can repair your corrupt or damaged bkf file with the help of bkf repair tool. Download a good bkf repair tool from http://www.restorebkf.org/
There is companies that make data recovery, you could try them, there is also some for private use, but they are not that good. But those companies will pay a lot, if you have a good home insurance you could try them to pay recovery.
Depends how much you appreciate the information on hard disk.
Hello, The file or folder could get corrupted due to improper turning off the PC like abrupt power cut without an UPS backup and various other reasons.Unfortunately there is no guaranteed way to fix the corrupted file/folder,but there are few things you could try that fixes the issue sometimes.
1) You can ask windows to check for errors and fix them.This may fixe the corrupted files or folders in some cases.Follow the steps below to run the error checking process.
Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options
Use one of the following procedures:
To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click
To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad
sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors
check box, and then click Start.
To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover
readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad
sectors check box, and then click Start.
Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you
will receive the following message:
The disk check
could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to
some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting
Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you
restart the computer? Click Yes to schedule the disk
check, and then restart your computer to start the disk
Like I said there is no guarantee this would fix the issue but its worth the try.The only way to keep the folders or files safe is to make backup copies on another hard drive or CD/DVD.Do let me know if it helped.
What operating system? Windows? If so, what version? Linux? Mac?
It could be a corrupt system file or a corrupt section in the MBR of the drive. If you have critical data on the drive that needs backed up, then I recommend that you (from another machine of course) download a live cd version of linux to boot into along with an external usb hard drive. You can then mount your existing drive and copy your data to the external usb drive for a backup of data. I would recommend either PclinuxOS, Knoppix or Puppy Linux. Exit once backup is complete.
Next, boot your machine with either a restore disk received with the purchase of your computer, or if unavailable, boot to a system disk of your current operating system (such as windows xp, etc.). This MIGHT require a fresh install of the operating system - thus the reason for doing a backup of data first. If however, there is a bad sector in the drive's MBR then you're ultimately looking at replacement of the hard drive and then performing a restore or a fresh install of the operating system.
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H there this mean a file is corrupt and you need to repair the damage file,you can do this by using a recovery disk for the computer if you have one.If you don't do not have a recovery disk for the computer you can use the operating system disk to repair it,please follow these steps:insert the operating system disk into the drive,restart the computer, press F12 and choose boot from CD save and exit.As the computer loading it will ask you to press any key to boot from CD, press any key, a blue screen will appear while its loading, when it get to the first set of options you will press enter to continue. when it get to the second set of options it will ask you to install the operating system or repair it, choose repair and follow the steps from there, this should solve the problem. But should backup your files before doing this even though no file will be lost but its better to backup just in case something goes wrong.
In Windows Explorer, right-click on the drive and select Properties from the context menu. Select the Tools tab. Click on the Check Now button in the Error-checking box. It will probably respond with a UAC prompt, so enter a username that has administrator access and its password or select the Continue button as required. If the chkdsk utility cannot establish exclusive control over the drive you may need to schedule the check to run after the next reboot, then reboot the machine. It will run a comprehensive check of all of the structures on the drive and fix any errors it encounters. Once it is done, you should be able to backup the drive.
"what the error actually says is, you have either run out of space, or
the backup file (.bkf) is too large for this disk. note: if the disk is
formatted with FAT32, the maximum possible size for the backup file is
limited to 4 gigs."
That error means that the FAT32 file system only allows 4GB files or smaller to be transfered. The chance that the backup file (.bkf) is larger than 4GB suggests that this file is causing your problems. You could try manually copying around that file (selecting all files from that folder except the large one) and see if that works.
Usually you will get many errors copying a drive directly as system files will be inaccessible and whatnot. Your best bet is to limit your copying to "C:\Program Files\" and "C:\Documents and Settings\", assuming you have Windows.