I use a WD 1TB Sata2 HDD, on a USB docking base.
I started copying large files to this external Storage and went out.
When i got back home, there was a strange System tray message which i closed as i thought was nothing. The only words i vaguely remember are "optimized" and "performance"
Then i sadly discovered that the Disk is not accessible and Windows is prompting me to do a Format!
The System Event Viewer shows many occurrences of the following:
Source: Ntfs The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume F:. Source: Application Popup(but i see no popups) Application popup: Windows - Corrupt File : Exception Processing Message 0xc0000102 Parameters 0x000007FEFCF1715C 0x000007FEFCF1715C 0x000007FEFCF1715C 0x000007FEFCF1715C Source: Disk The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR2, has a bad block.
After a couple of restarts still the same. Then i tried to follow the chkdsk advice:
C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk F: /F The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is 1T. Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover master file table from disk. Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.
The MFT is considered corrupt and could not be recovered by chkdsk.
Then i booted from Linux and got the same.
I couldn't mount the Disk because of MFT being corrupt.
The Data on disk are valuable to me. What do you propose instead of formatting?
Thanks in advance :-)
I ran the TestDisk but both MFT(MFT main & MFT mirror) were corrupt, so reconstruction is not possible. I googled some more, and right now i am into Data Recovery with Zero Assumtion Recovery, as suggested by TestDisk.