Here's the deal. First I understand what this message means but I don't fully understand the consequences of running chkdsk and letting it fix and bad sectors.
Here's the background.
I run a custom cabinetry shop with 15 employees. About a year ago we purchased a used $30,000 CNC machine. It is a Cosmec Fox 48 from Holzher.
The machine runs fine but it is obsolete and if the hard drive crashes we will have no way to recreate it since we did not get the original CNC software media in the deal.
So I decided that the prudent thing to do would be to clone the hard drive so if it crashes I can just swap it out.
Trying to clone it failed and said I needed to run check disk.
When I run check disk I get the above error.
I am afraid to run check disk and have it fix the problem because I'm afraid it may corrupt the custom CNC software that I cannot reinstall.
Everything is working perfectly now and I am just trying to buy some insurance by cloning the drive.
Any advice you folks can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by jboshear, 06 May 2016 - 08:25 PM.