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Why is fsck saying corrupt superblock or partition table and how to fix?

I made an image (dd) of a drive and I am trying to run a filesystem check on it: Filesystem Type: ext3 Here is the Original error from fsck: fsck -fv -z ./Seagate.ST3500320NS.SN-9QM5ZHHR.500GB....
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Hard Drive Keeps Corrupting Important Files, Need New Hard Drive?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE and fairly frequently I will try to boot my computer only to be faced by some "rescue mode" or failure screen from which I follow online guides which direct me into updating and ...
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fsck says a partition is mounted in Ubuntu Recovery Mode

I ran Ubuntu 18.10's Recovery Mode and fsck failed saying dev/sda7 is mounted. I tried unmounting it only to be told that "it is busy". I'd appreciate any hints on solving this. The partition dev/...
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Fixing a corrupted USB

My USB seems to be corrupted, and I am looking to format the entire thing. I have no desire to recover any data on it, and all I want to do is use it as a USB again. On Windows, the USB mounts, ...
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Did have a risk of corruption to my disk when i migrate it

I tried to copy my current disk SSHD 1 To onto a SSD 1 To. Both of them are configured in GPT. I do the first section of this site https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/migrate-os-to-ssd-hd.html ...
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repair HFS+ corruption using known file size and ino numbers

I've had a very strange corruption on a volume : all the files & folders are here, and all have 0 bytes, in lieu of the TBs of data it should contain. Usual solutions (diskUtility repair, fsck, ...
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SD 64GB Ultra works fine but sometimes goes back in time literally [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB card which works fine.. I used it for a few months and it never had problems Short story: New files sometimes vanish. Deleted files sometimes reappear, and they also work ...
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Can the laptop hardware corrupt the HDD/SSD?

long version: Around 4-5 months ago, I replaced the HDD in my Asus x501a laptop with a SSD (ADATA Ultimate SU650 120GB SATA3), as it would freeze occasionally and the HDD made a nasty scratchy noise. ...
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mdadm raid has unknown filesystem after adding new disk

My Computer is running ubuntu 1804 but i am new to linux. I am using mdadm and created a raid-5 with 3x 4TB drives (sda, sdb sdc). OS is on a separate SSD (sde). No, I don't have a backup. Yes it is ...
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How to fix an APFS corruption?

A few weeks ago, I copied some directories from an old external hard drive to my iMac. I ended up with a few corrupt files due to the bad state of this ancient hard drive. I managed to delete them, ...
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Corrupted files - all files on drive had their size capped to 64 KB

I have a Windows hard-drive from my previous computer that got corrupted in a very weird manner. All the files in the hard-drive had their size capped to 64 KB (I connected the hard-drive to my ...
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After btrfs scrub, how do you get the list of affected files?

I just tried to use btrfs send for a backup but it ended up giving me an io error. I ran btrfs scrub, which reported 32 unrepairable blocks on my raspi's sd card. The obvious way to fix this is to ...
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Can't delete file as root

Routine system update (Linux Mint 19) failed with an error about not being able to make a backup of a file. File has very weird owner and group and odd lsattr behavior. Can't delete the file as root. ...
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Even weirder “Error splicing file: Input/output error”

I know this is the n'th question out there on the "Error splicing file: Input/output error" message, but I'm experiencing some behavior inconsistent enough with the other posts I'm reading to merit ...
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MicroSD content disappeared and turned into one big unaccessible file [duplicate]

I put some 8Gb MicroSD card in Video Recorder and recorded some video onto it. Then I got a message, that card is full. I plugged it into computer's card reader and saw, that card was full of Android ...
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Recover files from corrupted sd [duplicate]

I messed up when trying to benchmark write speed on an sdcard with important files on it. sync; sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1M count=1024; sync 1024+0 records in 1024+0 records out ...
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Copied empty folder on top of C:\ using xcopy - what happened?

I was testing xcopy on Windows 10 for use in scripts and, in haste, I run: xcopy /s /e /y /x "%~dp0/aaaaaaaaaa" "C:/" where aaaaaaaaaa is an empty folder. /s /e /y /x does the copy recursively, ...
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Applications can't access files although I have permissions

I using Windows 7 After the PC didn't start a few times, it suddenly did, but when it happened, some applications that access the file system didn't work. Dropbox popped up a message saying there's a ...
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Format hard drive without starting windows

My hard drive must be corrupted/missing files etc. I cant boot any windows install/linux. Because i currently can't launch any OS (I also tried running dban to complete wipe my hard drive but there ...
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A few questions about HDDs and magnets

It is possible to corrupt data and even destroy a hard drive when running a powerful magnet over it. So I have a few question. Now if the magnet was powerful enough, can a drive be destroyed only if ...
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usb drive i/o error [duplicate]

my usb drive reports i/o errors when trying to format. here's the log from rufus. Found USB 2.0 device 'Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 USB Device' (0951:1665) 1 device found No volume information for ...
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FAT32 128GB Sandisk flash drive isn't working after deleting System Volume Information

after trying to delete files on my flash drive I accidentally deleted System Volume Information thinking it was useless. I know Windows has restore points to restore the folder but after that my flash ...
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Read only file system after reformatting and repartitiniong

I am facing some issue in my one of hardisk. I have cleaned it completely, scanned it for bad sectors and reformatted it but again it giving me readonly file system error on next day. Here is ...
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USB Drive Corrupted and Write Protected [duplicate]

So my USB drive fell out of my Mac whilst I was saving some stuff. I plugged it back in but I was told that 'MacOS could not fix this device'. I plugged it into my windows machine and attempted to do ...
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Recover data of hard drive possible? [duplicate]

I took out my harddrive (WD 2TB) out of an external casing and put it into an other via usb reading sata docking station which changed something so Windows asks me to format the disk. I got no real ...
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Best filesystem for (slow) usb key

I made a home video player with Kodi on a RaspberryPI. I plugged in a 128GB USB key to store movies on it but found it to be dead slow. I formatted it with FAT and other than the file size limit it's ...
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Chkdsk taking almost two days

I used chkdsk /r on my 32GB SDHC card but it has already taken almost two days. While I was listening to music, which was in the sd card, on my smartphone, suddenly it told me the sd card is ...
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Contents of Pictures, Music and Videos folders keep getting mysteriously deleted from Windows 10

A few weeks ago I noticed that these folders that had over a decade's worth of media stored in them were completely empty. Totally emptied out. And those were the only folders this happened to (that ...
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SSD turned to RAW suddenly - Reliable?

My laptop with Windows 10 fall creators update (installed one week ago) is running on a laptop with the main disk SSD OCZ Vertex 128GB + a secondary internal disk Samsung SSD 512GB, the latter as a ...
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most files missing after interrupting shut down in Windows 10 (with dual boot)

Windows 10 wouldn't finish shutting down and after more than 5 minutes, I interrupted it by pulling the plug. It had been at that "shutting down" screen for 5 minutes. Upon starting, it said some DLL ...
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Corrupted drive and can’t boot after Windows 10 update

I have (had) 2 computers (Lenovo laptop, dell tower) running windows 10. Although normally they sleep, this last week they were both rebooted. When they tried to load windows, they failed to load and ...
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Windows Defender made all my documents “corrupt and unreadable” (0x80070570)

I read some stuff online about cryptocurrency mining and wanted to give it a go, so I downloaded a miner which I know to be trustworthy called XMR-Stak. I downloaded it from the official GitHub page, ...
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Critical _system_ Corruption

I have done memory scan, cpu scan,malware scan, driver/windows update, ran dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth and dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth And I am still getting ...
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Lenovo T450s bricks SSDs - what could be the reason?

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T450s. In December, the SSD that was build in to it started acting up. I noticed it when my /boot/initramfs-linux.img file was corrupted and could not be ...
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Unnacesible SD CARD after making gold card

I made gold card by this guide from my Samsung EVO plus SDHC. I formatted my card to FAT32. Then I inserted it into my Android Phone and through GoldCard Helper I got mmc2 reversed CID (SD Card Serial)...
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Possible scenarios of a flash drive corruption for FAT32 filesystem

I have an SD card which seemingly stopped working few years ago. Recently I tried recovering some data from it, and I was able to recover very little (I used Gparted). Most of the data was lost and I ...
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Directory can only be accessed with explorer [duplicate]

This is a strange situation that I don't really know why it's happening. Let's say I have these directories (names are fake but the structure is real): a +- b | + file1 | + file2 | +- c + file3 ...
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`e2fsck -n` + how to know if need to run e2fsck in order to fix corrupted blocks?

We want to check the filesystem on the disks as /deb/sdc ... /dev/sdg on each Red Hat Linux machine. The target is to find what are the disks that require e2fsck ( as e2fsck -y /dev/sdb etc.) ...
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How to diagnose and repair this NTFS volume

I have a Windows Storage Space that is an 8-drive array configured for parity and formatted as NTFS. Yesterday I was performing maintenance on some files using the security tab from the properties ...
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Bitlocker wrote header to volume but didn't actually encrypt drive?

I was attempting to configure Bitlocker on my laptop which has two volumes: a boot SSD (C:) and a larger spinning disk (D:). When I first tried to encrypt the entire C: (boot) drive, it told me that ...
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RAID-1 corruption: Possible to apply catalog data from one disk to another?

More details can be provided, but here's the basis for the question. I just had a RAID-1 hardware failure which has resulted in an unusual situation: Disk A, containing the file catalog data, but no ...
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Corrupted sudoers file on long running Raspberry Pi

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 as a home server to run my scheduled scripts from. For the past few months my scripts have run fine, but yesterday I got a database paging error which seemed strange. ...
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3TB HDD detected as 746GB, then CHKDSK severely corrupted the file system

So I have two 3TB HDDs, one being the backup of the other, almost full (containing mostly videos, TV documentaries and whatnot), with no hardware issues (SMART parameters are all fine). I plugged one ...
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Failed to start File System Check after crash? (Arch Linux)

Could this be a hardware problem?: Recently my computer crashed. I was editing something in vim, next thing I know I can't save my changes because the filesystem is read-only. I was forced to reboot, ...
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Delete corrupted files on Linux

I have some corrupted files and don't know how to delete them. They got corrupted on an apt-get update. I tried removing the directory also, which doesn't work... Even the ls command throws errors ...
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Widespread File Corruption - HDD failure, or other components corrupting drives?

Apologies in advance, this will be a long post as I figure explaining everything that's relevant is better than being vague and having a long back-and-forth. The main reason I'm asking here is because ...
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Lost files taking up a lot of space on HDD

I was unzipping a big folder, like 10+ gigs onto my HDD. Unfortunately I ran out of space so it canceled. But being stupid, I quickly x'd out of what it was doing, only to realize it was in the middle ...
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How to prevent disk corruption on Virtualbox

I have a btrfs filesystem with redundant metadata in a virtualbox image. After a host system crash the btrfs partition experienced some corruption, which is counter to the guarantees of the filesystem,...
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How to re-use a corrupt drive

How can I put a corrupt drive into good use? One of the hard drives in my desktop has some invisible bad sectors. Windows 10's "scan and repair" feature says that it has no errors. Glary utilities "...
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Identify and remove corrupted files from a hard-drive

I've recently recovered a few hard-drives using partition and data recovery software. Most of the recovered data is intact, but amidst a total of 3TB of data, even a small percentage of corrupted ...