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#1 Cabinet

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:06 AM

Anyone know of a program to detect and/or fix file system corruption that isn't chkdsk?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:31 AM

tune up is a nice program

http://www.tune-up.com/download/

may not what you want but its good

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:41 AM

tune up is a nice program

http://www.tune-up.com/download/

may not what you want but its good


I use that and it's okay, I'm looking for something to identify and/or repair file system corruption, though.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:52 AM

just go to run>>>>type cmd>>click ok>>at the command prompt >>type in chkdsk>>press enter chkdsk will run but wont repair just let you know of errors if any

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:56 AM

just go to run>>>>type cmd>>click ok>>at the command prompt >>type in chkdsk>>press enter chkdsk will run but wont repair just let you know of errors if any


I realise, but I'm looking for an alternative, particularly for repairs.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:19 AM

There is a piece of kit called SystemRescueCD, which has the only other worthy alternative to chkdsk: ntfs-3g's "fix function". And then there is also the Gparted/PartedMagic Live CDs, which also include ntfs-3g, and a GUI allowing you to check the disk.

Edited by brandon, 02 October 2008 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:43 AM

its been awhile since i came accross this one but try it

http://www.portablef...re.com/?id=1179

its all i could find for now

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:23 AM

you will need you xp disc and you can either run it through windows or through the recovery console i would suggest recovery console if possible go into a command prompt and type "sfc /scannow" and you should be good to go a window will pop up and if during the check it ask for your disk just click on retry and it will read it and repair/replace files

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

use a hard disk utility, example: seagate drives use diskwizard. they have advanced testing
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