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#1 Sleey Wood

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 01:38 AM

Hi,

When I discovered that a number of images and files are being corrupted (I can't open them anymore but it worked fine a few months ago), I became worried and wanted to run a scan for bad sectors, however, I cannot do so.

When I try to run the disk check from the properties in "My Computer", an error pops up saying that windows is unable to complete the disk check. When I tried to run it in the command prompt (ie typing chkdsk) It says: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). click on OK to terminate the application.

How do I, if possble, solve the problem of corrupted files and the disk checker?

Thanks.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:52 PM

Go to the support site for the manufacturer of your hard drive. In their download and drivers section they will have a disk utility to scan the hard drive. Give that one a try
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#3 Sleey Wood

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:16 PM

I ran the short DST and the results show a PASS. Guess there's nothing to worry aobut afterall...

But I still don't get why the checkdisk won't initialize.

Edited by Sleey Wood, 26 December 2008 - 09:17 PM.





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