Data disk problem

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  1. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Since this morning I have this message when I try to access my Data disk:

    F:\IS NOT ACCESSIBLE
    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

    I ran a CHKDSK without success. Any other way to recover or the disk is "cooked"?

    Thanks for help
     
  2. eniqmah

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    I have no answer,,, I only wanna thank you for reminding me to back up. Well,... I would first try to determine if the disk is running at all. IF it is, try to confirm that the power and data cables are still intact and not gotten loose. After that, I would probably take it out, put it into an enclosure and see if it works there. If it doesn't, it's probably gone. I've read several "tricks" that revive a dying drive by freezing it, try googling for these tricks as i can not remember them.
     
  3. Brian K

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    Antarctica,

    Try Partition Table Doctor. It may help. See if you have a corrupt boot sector on F: drive.

    http://www.ptdd.com/
     
  4. Antarctica

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    Thanks guys for your help.Now I have access to my F:\ Drive again without doing anythingo_O

    But every time when i boot up, Windows automatically triggers a chkdsk of MY F:\ secundary disk.
     
  5. Brian K

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    Does it say the volume is "dirty"?
     
  6. eniqmah

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    First...save your data. Then reset the dirty bit by following these steps:
    First click Start> Run> bring up a command prompt by typing in "CMD" and type " fsutil dirty query F: ". This queries the drive, and more than likely it will tell you that it is dirty. Next, type "CHKNTFS /X F:". The X tells Windows to NOT check that particular drive on the next reboot. At this time, manually reboot your computer, it should not do a Chkdsk and take you directly to Windows.

    Once Windows has fully loaded, bring up another CMD prompt and type and now you want to do a Chkdsk manually by typing "Chkdsk /f /r F:". This should take you through 5 stages of the scan and will unset that dirty bit. Finally, type "fsutil dirty query F:" and Windows will confirm that the dirty bit is not set on that drive.
     
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    Thanks enigmah for the detail explanations. I will try it as soon as I find some free time and I will let you know.:)
     
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    Thanks again enigmah,it solved my problems. It was my FD ISR archives that were corrupted.
     
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    welcome bud.
     
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