A few days ago, used my external HDD (a 2TB Seagate) in order to transfer some files on Vista. During that, I noticed some malfunctions on my system(it was running too slow, Windows Explorer crashed).
When explorer crashed, file transportation stopped. I was afraid, but I tried to access my files and it seemed to be working. I tried to open a movie(from Seagate) but it couldn't load. I thought of restarting, but this took sooo long...So I unplugged HDD and at that time it managed to shut down. I logged on
Vista but the HDD couldn't be mounted. I plugged it but nothing happened. I unplugged it and I heard this specific sound that notifies that sth has been unplugged.
I thought of logging to Ubuntu 10.04 and see what I can do. I plugged the HDD, but I couldn't see it. I opened GParted but I couldn't see it either. I tried with Disc Utility and there it was! I tried to
mount it but a got an error message stating that an error occured with windows, there is a file (0,0) that has problem or something like that. It suggested to log in Windows run
chkdsk/f and reboot twice.
The thing is that I am somehow afraid to do so because I don't really know the impact on that. Plus I don't trust doing even a check on Vista
I risked it and I typed
cmd. I cannot, however, actually run it because I don't have admin privilleges. So from search I found
chkdsk, I right cliked and selected
run as administrator. It run but I got a message like NTFS file system. It should check at the coming restart.
At that point I am mistaken. I thought that
F but this is not the case here...
Does anyone have any suggestions and advice?