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Corrupted Files, Chkdsk Also Corrupted.


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#1 HJT Noob

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:59 PM

Hi. Two days ago, I transfered a large amount of files, mostly music, from an external hardrive onto my laptop. Today, I noticed an error message shown with a triangle next to the clock on my screen saying "aolload.exe - Corrupt File." I ignored this, and later got this message for various other programs. I finally decided to try running chkdsk through the command prompt, and then I got a "Corrupt File" message for this program.

This is very bothersome, is there anything I can do?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:03 AM

If you have access to a Windows XP CD, boot from the disk and choose the option to use Recovery Console by pressing R
Choose your windows installation (if more than one listed)
Enter your Administrator account password. This is not necessarily the same password you use to login. If you do not know the password for this account, try pressing ENTER (i.e. Use a blank password)

Run CHKDSK from the command prompt.

N.B. Disconnect all external hard drives\flash drives before booting from the CD, as they often get labelled C: over your hard drive.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:06 PM

Hey thanks for information.

Problem today is much worse though. When I started up my computer to run the windows xp boot disk, my laptop (a dell) first loaded the tradition XP startup page (where you can press f2 for bios or f12 for boot menu), then went to the typical black page with a blue line on the top saying "ww.dell.com". However, on the first line on this black page, it spelled:

"PBR 2 . . . done"

After this it just stopped loading and stayed on this page, with a blinking underscore on the line below.

I tried restarting a few times, and I tried pressing random keys at this page. I also tried pressing f12 at the start of windows hoping to be able to select boot in safe mode, but I couldn't find this option. I tried going to the "system test page" where I got this error message and my computer starting beeping loudly.

What now?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:56 PM

Seems to happen, http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums...true&page=1

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:58 PM

Try running the Dell diagnostics - particularly on the hard drive.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:49 PM

Okay, I ran the diagnostics tests. My computer failed the very first hard drive test:

"DST Short Test
Test Results: Fail
Error Code: 2000-0146
Msg: Unit 0:DST Log contains previous error(s)"

After this, I ran a custom diagnostics test on my hard drive. These were the results:

**SATA Disk S/N = 5PK1G9XZ - Device Quick Check**
Test results : Pass

**SATA Disk S/N = 5PK1G9XZ - Read Test**
No additional sense information
Test Results: Fail
Error Code 0F00:0244
Msg: Block 5896877: Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.

**SATA Disk S/N = 5PK1G9XZ - Seek Test**
Test Results: Pass

**SATA Disk S/N = 5PK1G9XZ - S.M.A.R.T. Test**
Test Results: Pass

**SATA Disk S/N = 5PK1G9XZ - Verify Test**
No additional sense information
Test Results: Fail
Error Code 0f00:1A44
Msg: Block 5896875: Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected

No additional sense information
Test Results: Fail
Error Code 0f00:1A44
Msg: Block 5896876: Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected


Please hang with me here. Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:59 PM

Looks like you need a new hard drive.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:40 PM

Please no... :thumbsup: I have important stuff on that hard drive, including work for school. You sure?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

Well thanks for all the help and feedback. I decided to call up dell just to make sure on this, and it's true, I have to get a new hard drive. Really wish I backed my documents up before this happened.




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