FAT32 to NTFS Conversion on a External Harddrive

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  1. Nbarnett

    Nbarnett Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a new WD 1TB External Harddrive. About 750gb of it is being used at the moment. A few days ago I had a file larger then 4gb which I could not store on that drive and then later found out that I needed to convert it into NTFS.

    I opened Partition Manager and selected the convert file system to get it into NTFS. It said it found some errors , so I did a chkdisk on it on windows and had both options to scan and fix any errors automatically checked.

    I ran another test, I ended up having to restart the comp. When it was scanning and getting ready to convert it, I got this error:

    Invalid Partition Data:
    Partition control blocks information incompatible.

    My keyboard and mouse froze, it did not let me hit ok after I got that error message so I ended up having to do a force shut down.

    I have Windows XP Pro with the latest drivers and clean of spyware/adware with Norton Security 2010 and Zone Alarm.

    Can anyone tell me what my issue could be?

    Here are my log files:

    Code:
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:25:22 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:25:30 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A6CFFF9   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:25:30 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4B960002  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:25:30 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:26:37 (GM)
    >> [Operation]
    >> File system conversion
    >> Code: 521 (0x209)
    >> Virtual: 1 (0x1)
    >> Error: 0 (0x0)
    >> 
    
    ################################################################################
    Applying a set of operations.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:27:03 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:27:27 (GM)
    [Operation]
    File system conversion
    Code: 521 (0x209)
    Virtual: 0 (0x0)
    Error: 69643 (0x1100B)
    Restart is needed for operations completion
    
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:30:22 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:30:22 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Reiniting stub engine (REINIT_STUB_MAN)
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:30:28 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A6D4459   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:30:28 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4B960002  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:30:28 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:30:28 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:52:37 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:53:25 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A6C9339   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:53:26 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4B960002  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________04.11.2009 11:53:26 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 04.11.2009 11:59:13 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 01:22:33 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 01:22:38 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A473611   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 01:22:38 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4B960042  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 01:22:38 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 06:18:56 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:53:50 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:53:55 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A405119   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:53:55 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4BEE3942  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:53:55 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:55:01 (GM)
    >> [Operation]
    >> File system conversion
    >> Code: 521 (0x209)
    >> Virtual: 1 (0x1)
    >> Error: 0 (0x0)
    >> 
    
    ################################################################################
    Applying a set of operations.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:55:08 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:55:22 (GM)
    [Operation]
    File system conversion
    Code: 521 (0x209)
    Virtual: 0 (0x0)
    Error: 65569 (0x10021)
    Incorrect dir structure - errors in dir tree. CHKDSK should be used to correct
    
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:55:22 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:55:22 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Reiniting stub engine (REINIT_STUB_MAN)
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:55:27 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A408111   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:55:27 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4BEE3942  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:55:27 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:57:45 (GM)
    >> [Operation]
    >> Check file system integrity
    >> Code: 327 (0x147)
    >> Virtual: 1 (0x1)
    >> Error: 0 (0x0)
    >> 
    >> TARGET
    >> DiskNumber: 1 (0x1)
    >> PartitionNumber: 0 (0x0)
    >> Primary: 1 (0x1)
    >> Letter: D
    >> 
    >> PARAMETERS
    >> fix errors: 0 (0x0)
    >> check for bad: 0 (0x0)
    
    ################################################################################
    Applying a set of operations.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:57:48 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:57:59 (GM)
    [Operation]
    Check file system integrity
    Code: 327 (0x147)
    Virtual: 0 (0x0)
    Error: 69643 (0x1100B)
    Restart is needed for operations completion
    
    TARGET
    DiskNumber: 1 (0x1)
    PartitionNumber: 0 (0x0)
    Primary: 1 (0x1)
    Letter: D
    
    PARAMETERS
    fix errors: 0 (0x0)
    check for bad: 0 (0x0)
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:58:26 (GM)
    [Operation]
    Check file system integrity
    Code: 327 (0x147)
    Virtual: 0 (0x0)
    Error: 69643 (0x1100B)
    Restart is needed for operations completion
    
    TARGET
    DiskNumber: 1 (0x1)
    PartitionNumber: 0 (0x0)
    Primary: 1 (0x1)
    Letter: D
    
    PARAMETERS
    fix errors: 0 (0x0)
    check for bad: 0 (0x0)
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:59:07 (GM)
    [Operation]
    Check file system integrity
    Code: 327 (0x147)
    Virtual: 0 (0x0)
    Error: 69643 (0x1100B)
    Restart is needed for operations completion
    
    TARGET
    DiskNumber: 1 (0x1)
    PartitionNumber: 0 (0x0)
    Primary: 1 (0x1)
    Letter: D
    
    PARAMETERS
    fix errors: 0 (0x0)
    check for bad: 0 (0x0)
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:59:16 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    ################################################################################
    New initialisation of stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:59:16 (GM)
    OS Version: Windows XP
    Stub Version: 9.0.99.10022 (0x90632726)
    PARAMETERS:
    	Reiniting stub engine (REINIT_STUB_MAN)
    	Enabling CD Burner emulator (ENABLE_CDB_EMULATOR)
    ################################################################################
    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:59:21 (GM)
    Disk 0 (Basic)    Size: 114473 Mb  Model: WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0  Serial:      WD-WCALA162799
    
    CHSSectors:  0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    FullSectors: 0x000000000DF94BB0(234441648)
    
    C: 0x00003901(14593)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    C    0   7  NTFS         3F  DF8F8FF  DF8F8C1  DF8F8C0  A40A6C1   8        0   1   1     38FF  FE  3F            
      Free            7   0          DF8F900  DF94BAF     52B0     52B0        0   0     3900   0   1     3901  50  3F 
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:59:21 (GM)
    Disk 1 (Basic)    Size: 953869 Mb  Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000074706DB0(1953525168)
    
    C: 0x0001DB01(121601)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Primary    D    0   C  FAT32        3F 747059C0 74705982 74705982 4B941782  40        0   1   1    1DB00  FE  3F My Book    
    __________________________________________________________05.11.2009 11:59:21 (GM)
    Disk 2 (Basic)    Size: 15 Mb  Model: TigerJet HardDisk USB Device  Serial: 
    
    CHSSectors:  0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    FullSectors: 0x0000000000007D82(32130)
    
    C: 0x00000002(2)
    H: 0x000000FF(255)
    S: 0x0000003F(63)
    
      PARTITION  L SLOT TYPE FSTYPE    START      END     SIZE  FS_SIZE     USED CLST START_C___H___S    END_C___H___S LABEL
      Free            7   0                1     7D81     7D81     7D81        0   0        0   0   2        1  FE  3F 
    
    ################################################################################
    Closing stub engine.
    Time: 05.11.2009 11:59:21 (GM)
    ################################################################################
    
    
     
  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

    Joined:
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    Posts:
    918
    There's something with the geometry of the partition. I would run chkdsk at least a couple of times. From Start > run > "cmd" > "chkdsk /r X:" (X letter being your partition letter)

    It will take about an hour for that size hard drive.

    If you still receive the same error, I would try running the Linux/Dos CD and performing the conversion there.

    Finally, open a ticket with the support team and please attach your subact.log file found at C:\Windows\Program Files\Partition Manager\program\stubact.log

    Submit ticket here:

    https://www.paragon-software.com/my-account/support/sendRequest.htm
     
  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

    Joined:
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    Posts:
    2,802
    Try running TestDisk to check for errors/recover.
     
  4. Nbarnett

    Nbarnett Registered Member

    Joined:
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    Posts:
    5
    Hi Tommy,

    I had chkdsk running last night at around 12am and woke up this morning at around 7 to see it still running. It finally completed and here are my results:

    http://img.red-demon.com/images/ssiii.jpg

    No issues found. I received the same result when I ran chkdsk from the GUI interface but did not take as long as DOS Chkdsk did.

    Howard, I will give test disk a try right now.

    Edit*

    Howard, is there a particular option in testdisk to actually check for errors on the disk? I did not see one offhand in any of the options. Here is the testdsk log from everything that I did run from it:

    Code:
    
    Fri Nov  6 09:01:35 2009
    Command line: TestDisk
    
    TestDisk 6.11.3, Data Recovery Utility, May 2009
    Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
    http://www.cgsecurity.org
    OS: Windows XP SP3
    Compiler: GCC 4.3, Cygwin 1005.25 - May  6 2009 20:35:43
    ext2fs lib: 1.41.4, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20080501
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=120034123776
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1000204886016
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=18612224
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=120034123776
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1000204886016
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=18612224
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=120023253504
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=1000202241024
    filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\E:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.
    
    filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\E:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.
    
    Warning: can't get size for \\.\E:
    filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\F:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.
    
    filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\F:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.
    
    Warning: can't get size for \\.\F:
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=10487808
    disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\I:)=18612224
    file_pread(4,1,buffer,234452609(14593/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,1953536129(121601/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
    file_pread(6,1,buffer,48194(2/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
    Hard disk list
    Disk /dev/sda - 120 GB / 111 GiB - CHS 14593 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0
    Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63, sector size=512 - WD 10EAVS External
    Disk /dev/sdc - 18 MB / 17 MiB - CHS 2 255 63, sector size=512 - TigerJet HardDisk
    Drive H: - 10 MB / 10 MiB - CHS 2 64 32, sector size=2048 - TigerJet CD-ROM
    
    Partition table type (auto): Intel
    Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - WD 10EAVS External
    Partition table type: Intel
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,1953536129(121601/254/63)) lseek err Invalid argument
    
    Interface Advanced
    Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
    FAT32 at 0/1/1
    Info: size boot_sector 1953520002, partition 1953520002
    FAT1 : 32-238469
    FAT2 : 238470-476907
    start_rootdir : 476908 root cluster : 2
    Data : 476908-1953519979
    sectors : 1953520002
    cluster_size : 64
    no_of_cluster : 30516298 (2 - 30516299)
    fat_length 238438 calculated 238409
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
     1 P FAT32 LBA                0   1  1 121600 254 63 1953520002 [My Book]
         FAT32, 1000 GB / 931 GiB
    
    Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
    Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
    FAT32 at 0/1/1
    Info: size boot_sector 1953520002, partition 1953520002
    FAT1 : 32-238469
    FAT2 : 238470-476907
    start_rootdir : 476908 root cluster : 2
    Data : 476908-1953519979
    sectors : 1953520002
    cluster_size : 64
    no_of_cluster : 30516298 (2 - 30516299)
    fat_length 238438 calculated 238409
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    Current partition structure:
     1 P FAT32 LBA                0   1  1 121600 254 63 1953520002 [My Book]
    
    Bad sector count.
    No partition is bootable
    Ask the user for vista mode
    Allow partial last cylinder : No
    search_vista_part: 0
    
    search_part()
    Disk /dev/sdb - 1000 GB / 931 GiB - CHS 121601 255 63
    FAT32 at 0/1/1
    FAT1 : 32-238469
    FAT2 : 238470-476907
    start_rootdir : 476908 root cluster : 2
    Data : 476908-1953519979
    sectors : 1953520002
    cluster_size : 64
    no_of_cluster : 30516298 (2 - 30516299)
    fat_length 238438 calculated 238409
    
    FAT32 at 0/1/1
         FAT32 LBA                0   1  1 121600 254 63 1953520002 [My Book]
         FAT32, 1000 GB / 931 GiB
    file_pread(5,8,buffer,1953525183(121601/81/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,1953525183(121601/81/16)) lseek err Invalid argument
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    
    Results
       * FAT32 LBA                0   1  1 121600 254 63 1953520002 [My Book]
         FAT32, 1000 GB / 931 GiB
    
    interface_write()
     1 * FAT32 LBA                0   1  1 121600 254 63 1953520002 [My Book]
    simulate write!
    
    write_mbr_i386: starting...
    write_all_log_i386: starting...
    No extended partition
    New options :
     Dump : No
     Cylinder boundary : Yes
     Allow partial last cylinder : No
     Expert mode : No
    
    TestDisk exited normally.
    
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  5. SIW2

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  6. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    I do not recall all the options.
    Check at http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
     
  7. Nbarnett

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    I've reviewed it again and did not find anything to actually analyze the actual disk. The only thing that I did find was aiding in the repairing of boot sectors if the disk drive wasn't booting up properly. My external harddrive boots up properly, it has data in it, and i have ran chkdsk on it 3 times now. I do not need to recover any data since I have not lost any information. This program is not very useful for me but thank you very much for suggesting it.

    I still cannot convert my file system :-(.
     
  8. Nbarnett

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    Well, this morning I spent about an hour cleaning up any mess and reorganizing my external harddrive files. I removed about 42mb's of data out of 732gb's of data. I ran another check disk afterwards and it took about 5 hours to get this done compared to the last time where it only took 1 hour. So I figured ok maybe it finally caught the error and alas it did. I ran partition magic again to run the file system, it scanned the drive without any errors and currently in the process of moving all the files and directory. Looks like this might take more then a day, it's going at 3% every hour :-(.
     
  9. Howard Kaikow

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    Try running a good defrag program such as Perfect Disk.
    You nay have a badly fragmented partition.
     
  10. Nbarnett

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    Howard thanks, it looks like its working now. It's at 27% though lol, it might take a whole nother day for partition magic to complete the fat 32 to ntfs conversion since it has about 730gb of data in it.
     
  11. Howard Kaikow

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    I thought that you were using Paragon Partition Manager, not Partition Magic?
     
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