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Filesystem corruption (?) and appropriate use of fsck

Last week at work, our linux server (CentOS 5.5) was unresponsive to log in attempts, so I had to hard shut down it. After pulling out a couple of disks, on boot up it reported a degraded raid array ...
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Windows 8 To Go corrupts host desktop's drive

I'm testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview's To Go functionality and created an installation of Windows 8 on an external HD (instead of a USB stick). I can attach this drive to my main desktop via an ...
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Error “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” when accessing my external hard disk

I have Windows XP SP3. I was copying files from my ADATA 500 GB external hard disk (via USB 2.0) when a "Delayed Write Failed" error came up. Now I am unable to access it and it gives the error: ...
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Why did my flash drive become “read only” and (how) can I fix it?

I have a brand new flash drive (one week old) that has become marked as read only, by Windows, Kubuntu and a bootable partitioner. Why did this happen? Is it fixable? If it is, how can I fix this? ...
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Hard disk error, damaged Master Partition Table

My Hard disk just shows "Master Partition Table Corrupt" after I merged two partitions into one. CHKDSK is not able to repair (MPT mirror is also damaged), TestDisk also is not able to repair. It is ...
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Recovering Corrupted TrueCrypt Data?

I recently attempted to set up an encrypted TrueCrypt folder (non-hidden) on my USB Flash Drive. Before doing anything I copied all the files on the USB to my computer's harddrive. I then deleted ...
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How can I backup or move my Time Machine data on my non-repairable (but readable) volume to another disk?

Trying to repair my disk results in the following: Verifying volume “Drobo” Checking file system Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume. Checking extents overflow file. Checking catalog file. Invalid ...
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unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?

I have a hard drive that had 2 partitions C drive and D drive. My internet stopped responding, so I restarted my computer. However, my computer acted like it no longer recognized my C drive and that ...
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Recover slightly corrupted Windows XP drive with Linux

I installed Linux and that involved shrinking a Windows NTFS partition. I didn't move it, just shrinked it a hair. When I rebooted windows, it said "Disk can not be read". I booted my Lubuntu and ...
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Unable to delete corrupted files

I have an mp3 player which has somehow gotten corrupted. In some folders where there used to be mp3 files, its suddenly gotten these weirdly named gibberish files. Screenshot is below: Notice also ...
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Recursive AppData\Local\Application Data link - where should this point to?

I seem to have broken my Win7 home directory somewhat. in my users folder at AppData\Local\ there is a link from 'Application DatatoAppData\Local` which leads to pathalogical paths such as ...
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External Hard Disk is not empty but files are not being displayed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External Hard Disk is not empty but files are not being displayed My external hard disk has data on it. When I right click and see properties it says has 189GB occupied, ...
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Repair corrupted directory files

Last time I used my computer, it ran out of battery and turned off while I was working. Now when I restart it and try to start my web browser, it reports that files were corrupted. I cannot reinstall ...
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TrueCrypt: filesystem corruption: is it possible to lose all data at once?

I read that among various corruption risks is the filesystem corruption, that also affects TrueCrypt volumes, like any other system.I would like to know if it is possible that a corruption in some ...
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Corruption-resistant file system that works across Windows and OSX?

I'm planning to build an external RAID-based media drive, and I'd like to use it across both my Windows and OSX machines. exFAT works for both operating systems, but from what I've heard, it's much ...
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chkdsk errors in Windows XP SP2 — how do I repair the file system?

I have problems booting my Windows XP SP2 in any mode. So, I ran the installation CD in the repair mode and entered the repair console. There, I ran the chkdsk command and found errors on my C ...
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Retrieving data from an encrypted corrupt Windows disk - any way to access it from Linux?

My Windows system disk crashed (taking away tons of personal and work related files) This disk was encrypted using BitLocker The IT guy did his thing using some BitLocker recovery tool and gave me a ...
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Recover Memory Stick which system is being only recognised as RAW partition

I removed my 8GB Memory stick Pro Duo (FAT32) from my Windows 7 laptop while it was being accessed and when i tried to put it back in to read something from it, it tells me I need to format it. it is ...
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Hard drive file system corrupted

I have a 500GB hard drive which I primarily use for data storage. It worked just fine on my computer. My Windows 7 installation and applications are on a different drive so this storage drive is not ...
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Hard Disk NTFS restoration

I know there are many restoration-related articles (read through some of them), however my scenario seems to be less generalizeable and the data is critical, so any serious recommendation will be much ...
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Is fsck for ext4 available for 64-bit systems?

First, I'd like to thank James T & ct64116 for their help on my first question; I accidentally overwrote an ext4 partition with the Windows 7 installer and lost something like 300Gb of files. I ...
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I have a corrupt or missing file

windows/root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. I don't have the XP CD to repair it, recovery mode just keeps running, picking up no data. How do I correct this to be able to try and do a non-destructive ...
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What's a file system's “magic” number in a super block?

I'm working on a midrange NAS system basically running on Linux and I got to do some great testing today. The step-by-step lead me to using fsdb to corrupt the magic number on a file system in order ...
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Resized NTFS partition, now it wont mount

I have had a 1.5TB drive used as an external for 6 months or so, then I decided to put it in my linux server for network storage. ntfs was being crazy inefficient so I wanted to change the filesystem ...
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Rebuilding tree of reiserfs partition with no free space left

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=qqq bs=1M count=40 $ mkfs.reiserfs -f qqq ReiserFS is successfully created on qqq. $ mountlo-0.6 qqq ~/mnt/tmp $ cat /dev/frandom > ~/mnt/tmp/qqq cat: write error: No space ...
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How can I create a file with invalid Windows timestamps?

I'd like to create a file with an invalid created/modified/accessed timestamp. To be invalid it should be a date and time before 12:00 midnight January 1, 1601 C.E. UTC
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What are my options for a disk with what seems to be a corrupted filesystem?

I have a friend with an old Dell that will not boot into Windows. It has an IDE drive. It spins up. I have an IDE to USB device. I've attached the drive via that device to a working laptop. The ...
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rm a corrupt file

I am trying to remove a file using rm. However, if I do ls, all the information about the file is ?????? ?? ?? example.txt... And calling rm returns that no such file exists. How can I force a remove ...
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Linux media box/mail server suffering filesystem/RAID errors, kernel panics

In the past week, the mini-ITX machine I built myself to serve mail and Samba shares has kernel panicked twice with filesystem-related stuff. Last night I noticed integrity errors when streaming a ...
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How safe is DiskWarrior?

My Drobo failed, and on googling i find that i should use diskwarrior. How safe is disk warrior, can it do more unrecoverable damage? I think the mbr just screwed up