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Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:32 am

Hello

A very important partition on my PC, containing a large library of audio files, can no longer be seen by Win 10. It can see there is partition named "audio data (H:)" but says access is denied. If I try and run Tools-Error Checking Win says it cannot access disk.

Properties shows it as 0 bytes.

Is there anything I can do to salvage this (apart from shooting myself through the head for not backing it up) ?


Thanks

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:49 am

What does Partition Work say about it?

How is BIBM set up, limited primaries or not? Is the data partition on the boot disk?

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:59 am

BIBM shows the correct size (and how much is occupied).

The partition in question is not on the boot drive.

I'm running chkdsk at the moment, so I hope this will fix it ...

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:30 am

Chkdsk sorted it. No bad sectors, which is encouraging I guess.

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:24 pm

swayzak wrote:
> Chkdsk sorted it. No bad sectors, which is encouraging I guess.

swayzak,

This sounds like a Fast Startup issue. Do you have Fast Startup enabled?

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:38 pm

Brian K wrote:
> swayzak wrote:
> > Chkdsk sorted it. No bad sectors, which is encouraging I guess.
>
> swayzak,
>
> This sounds like a Fast Startup issue. Do you have Fast Startup enabled?

Thanks - will check.

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:06 pm

Hi swayzak,

Did you have Fast Startup enabled? Just interested. A similar event happened to me on a test computer when I forgot to disable Fast Startup.

Re: Corrupted partition - can I rescue it ?

Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 am

On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:38:45 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
swayzak disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Thanks - will check.

When I had a similar issue, it was the boot drive failing. I'd find a
backup would fail, and chkdsk /r would fix things so I could get a
backup done. It would then repeat and fast boot was disabled. Fast
boot only causes problems in certain situations.

In my case, I changed the hard drive and all was well.
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