CHKDSK verifies but XP fails on disk.


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David Coleman

Hello all,

Hope someone can help.
I am running XP Pro SP2 (all current updates installed).
After a motherboard failure and replacement, I have a problem with my second
IDE drive.
It is an 80GB drive split into 2 x 40GB partition volumes. NTFS formatted.
The first partition is fine, however the second partition gives the error
E:\ Is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
If I run CHKDSK E:(/F) on the volume or XP forces CHKDSK on the volume at
start-up -
CHKDSK verifies the contents of the volume and correctly reports the file
statistics for the volume.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

39073844 KB total disk space.
30563216 KB in 35251 files.
11520 KB in 5128 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
46640 KB in use by the system.
4096 KB occupied by the log file.
8452468 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
9768461 total allocation units on disk.
2113117 allocation units available on disk.

Help. Where do I go next?

David.
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi David,

Try chkdsk E: /r

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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David Coleman

Rick,

Tried running chkdsk e:/R

C:\Documents and Settings\Davidc>CHKDSK E:/R
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Dat2.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems

39073844 KB total disk space.
30563220 KB in 35251 files.
11520 KB in 5128 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
46640 KB in use by the system.
4096 KB occupied by the log file.
8452464 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
9768461 total allocation units on disk.
2113116 allocation units available on disk.

Said everything was ok, but still the same error, even after reboot.

Cheers.
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi David,

Was the drive originally installed with a Drive Overlay (software that came
with the drive to use for setting it up)?

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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David Coleman

No, Its a standard 80GB Seagate drive and was set up under XP Disk Manager.
Prior to the problem it had been working for at least 12 months.
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi David,

My next step would be to look at it with mbrwork from terabyteunlimited.com
to see if there are problems at this level - probably remove and re-add the
volume to the partition table. If you're comfortable with working with a
disk editor, you can try it but be aware that errors made here can make
matters worse.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 
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Trent©

Hello all,

Hope someone can help.
I am running XP Pro SP2 (all current updates installed).
After a motherboard failure and replacement, I have a problem with my second
IDE drive.

Did you check Device Manager for any problems?

Did you check your Event Manager?

Did you install the chipset drivers for the new mainboard?

Check the partition with Partition Manager or other such program.

You might also try deleting the drive from DM...then reboot.

One final thing...

Why is it trying to check the E drive?...if you have 2 partitions. If
you have any optical drives, change the letters on them to somewhere
near the end of the alphabet. I change mine to R for ROM...W for
writer.


Good luck...let us know.


Have a nice one...

Trent

Budweiser: Helping ugly people have sex since 1876!
 
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David Coleman

Mbrwork etc is DOS 16 bit based and therefore will not run on WinXP. Found a
product from Bitrate (found with Google). The demo version allows me to view
the files correctly from the drive. The full version ($49.95) will allow me
to recover those files. Why doesn't CHKDSK perform at least the same
function as this, or is the development cost too much for MS????
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Drive tools in any version of Windows are always fairly limited in function,
that's nothing new. Anything complicated always needs a third-party tool.

BTW, there's no reason that mbrwork wouldn't work, it runs from a bootable
floppy and is not OS-dependent, and it can work with NTFS partitions. It
just happens to be a 16-bit program that runs in a DOS environment.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
 

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