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 Post subject: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:51 pm 
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I just installed Windows 7 Professional today. While running CHKDSK for a certain hard drive on no less than two occasions (keep in mind that the hard drive in question is used for backing up data and is not bootable), a message repeatedly comes up that says the following:

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Correcting eror in index $I30 for file 86003.


The message came up multiple times on those occasions. Ultimately, however, an unexpected error is detected and the system ends CHKDSK. Is there a good way to fix this problem?

Another problem concerning CHKDSK in Windows 7 Pro is that when I try to use the CHKDSK/F command to fix any possible errors on the bootable hard drive, a message says the following:

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Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility in elevated mode.


Um, how do I invoke the CHKDSK utility in elevated mode?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:27 pm 
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Correcting eror in index $I30 for file 86003.

That indicates corruption in the file system. CHKDSK can potentially fix that corruption by running CHKDSK with the /F parameter (as an Administrator), however if not or if the corruption reappears then that usually indicates problems with the drive, cable, etc.

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...how do I invoke the CHKDSK utility in elevated mode?

You can do that by starting a command prompt as an Administrator. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:37 am 
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Scott, be glad that I had backed up the data on the problem hard drive on two separate hard drives that are not in the system I usually use. I've already quick-formated the problem hard drive more than once. Was that a good idea?

BTW, I've decided to go back to Windows XP Professional (at least for now) for the aforementioned system. A piece of legacy hardware (namely a Canon BJC-250 printer) weighed in heavily on my decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:01 pm 
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It's always a good idea to have backups! There isn't much of a difference between quick and other formatting under Windows, but if you suspect the drive is having problems I'd run diagnostics on it. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:38 pm 
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I used The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows to run Bart's Stress Test v. 5.1.4 on the problem hard drive, which is a Samsung HE103UJ drive. After over three hours of testing, a certain message read:

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An error has occurred.. ReadFile returned an error. Data error (cyclic redundancy check)..


The next line read:

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Testing has stopped


Is it a good time to replace the hard drive in question?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:20 am 
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Is it a good time to replace the hard drive in question?

I might be more interested in what any Samsung diagnostics reported, but if the drive has shown other operational problems then I'd say yes. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:38 pm 
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I ran SeaTools for DOS on both of the Samsung HE103UJ drives in the system in question (including the drive brought up earlier), and testing appeared to indicate that both drives have bad sectors. I've run CHKDSK on the drive that has Windows XP Professional installed. Here is a crucial section:

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CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 20719 of name [name of certain file].
File data verification completed.


Scott, do you think I should get rid of both hard drives?


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:19 pm 
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Definitely, it isn't worth trusting good data to bad drives. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:54 pm 
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Man, I have to get rid of two Samsung HE103UJ hard drives because they both have bad sectors! These are RAID-class drives, for crying out loud! That's why I bought them in the first place!


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 Post subject: Re: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:16 pm 
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All drives will fail, it is just a question of when. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Problems concerning CHKDSK
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:34 am 
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IIRC, I bought those two drives in 2010. I bought them new.


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