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Chkdsk Deleted Files Pc Wont Startup

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#1 madmak16


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Posted 10 November 2006 - 04:21 AM

Yesterday evening a message popped up in my system tray informing me that a file was corrupt and it would be a good idea to run scan disk/chkdsk.

I closed windows thinking nothing more of it, but wanted to make sure the pc would startup again ok, so I turned it back on and it went straight to the CHKDSK screen telling me it would be a good idea to do a scan. I pressed a key to bypass it, the computer then restarted and went back to this screen, so I let it check the c: drive that windows is loaded onto.

It came up saying there were several corrupted areas, and started deleting and adding files. There were 3 stages, not the normal 5 when you schedule a CHKDSK.

The last stage was something like checking security descriptors, then updating UNC database or something like that I cant remember.

Now the computer wont start, I have tried booting to Safe Mode, and reverting to last known good settings etc but nothing.

I have partitioned my hard drive, so would it be possible to load XP onto the d: then try and sort the C drive from there?

Is this a virus?

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 04:54 PM

Do you have the recovery console installed - or can you install it from your XP installation CD? (by booting from it and selecting the first "R" to repair from the recovery console?

If so, try the following commands in Recovery Console:

Since this is a hard drive error, the very first thing that you should do once you get back into the system is BACKUP your data! This may be a sign of impending hard disk failure and you don't want to get caught with your data unprotected!

Edited by usasma, 10 November 2006 - 04:55 PM.

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