To offer background on the machine:
- I upgraded it last summer with a 60gb Solid State HD to host the OS and a 700gb HD to host the bulk non-system essential files and apps
- I've had no anti-virus on it but occasionally run the Microsoft free Scan & Repair along with Iobits cleanup suite
- There's been this Win7.CH Trojan Horse that is occasionally detected for the past 6 months and even though I select to fix and repair, it always comes back
- The machine will occasionally crash after exiting a high performance application like a videogame
After installing the Planetside2 videogame Beta on the 700gb drive, my SS drive began to become strangely over-stuffed with files, and I could not narrow down where they originated. I uninstalled a few unessential Iobit programs and cleared my downloads and recycle bin, then something even stranger happened. The SS drive had 16gb free, while this entire time I've had it I've only managed to keep it about 2-4gb free, and the file clogging stopped from what I could tell.
Anyway, a week or so later, after exiting the Planetside2 Beta application earlier the machine crashed (unsurprisingly) but upon startup, did not recover.
Startup repair unsurprisingly can't fix it, and I receive the following problem signature:
The Windows Repair Problem Signature
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: Unknown
Problem Signature 4: 21200506
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 17
Problem Signature 7: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
I found this post:
and decided to give the posted solution a go since it seemed so similar to mine.
Unfortunately I did not realize that the tech tailored the solution specifically to the posters scan results, so when I tried to use the same solution, it didn't work.
I'm quickly realizing that my problem is not the same...
What I've tried so far
I ran Chkdsk and it said F parameters aren't specified and it only took a millisecond to complete showing nothing wrong.
The Startup Repair scan returns are all "0x0" errors.
The afformentioned forum posts solution didn't work since it wasn't specified to my machine.
There is indeed corruption, but can it be fixed?
Right now I used notepad to access the computer contents and am copying my gigantic folder to an external (Is it wise to host absolutely all your content in a single gigantic folder?), everything is frozen and judging by previous transfers will be for the next 40 minutes.
Thanks for any input!