Windows 10: Windows 10 - The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

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  1. Posts : 12
    Win10 Pro (1709)
       22 Jan 2018 #1

    Windows 10 - The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable


    Hi, last night my internal hard drive is working fine but today when I want to access my hard drive windows said:
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    then I tried to chkdsk the hard drive, but aborted:
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    when I open the hard drive properties, the result is blank:
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    then I tried to error checking, windows said:
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    here is the status in disk management:
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    Anyway, my hard drive is WD Green 1.5TB, about 8 years old. Please help me to find a solution to fix this issue, thank you!
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  2.    22 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi, please download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot of its GUI showing its assessment of your E:

    Other possibilities: hardware interface, cabling, connector...

    Thanks.

    Note that searching for your error message
    chkdsk unable to determine volume version and state
    gives plenty of results which could point you in the right direction. E.g. these which do have an outcome using certain tools.
    [SOLVED] File or directory is corrupted or unreadable - Tech Support Forum
    unable to determine volume version and state.
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  3. Posts : 12
    Win10 Pro (1709)
    Thread Starter
       24 Jan 2018 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, please download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot of its GUI showing its assessment of your E:

    Other possibilities: hardware interface, cabling, connector...

    Thanks.
    Hi again dalchina! Here's the result as you requested:
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    Is there any information that you can enlighten me from that result?
    And for your another suggestions I will reply it later, because I'm still in my workdays. Thank you!
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  4.    24 Jan 2018 #4

    Well, it looks as if it's suspect- I would suggest you make sure you have a full backup, else rescue what you can and consider a new disk.
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  5. Posts : 12
    Win10 Pro (1709)
    Thread Starter
       24 Jan 2018 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Well, it looks as if it's suspect- I would suggest you make sure you have a full backup, else rescue what you can and consider a new disk.
    I already recover some of files from that disk with data recovery software. But, is there any way to fix the hard drive? without format or losing any data from it? thank you.
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  6.    24 Jan 2018 #6

    You can't fix a dying drive. HDDs come with redundant sectors and these are automatically reallocated in normal operation invisibly to the user.

    In your case there are additional warnings.

    We constantly recommend people use disk imaging routinely - compressed copies of Windows partitions, disks and partitions- copied to an external disk.

    This means you can recover easily without technical help even if your disk fails, your PC becomes unbootable (due to disk or file related problems). E.g. Macrium Reflect (free). Images also act as full backups.
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  7. Posts : 12
    Win10 Pro (1709)
    Thread Starter
       24 Jan 2018 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    You can't fix a dying drive. HDDs come with redundant sectors and these are automatically reallocated in normal operation invisibly to the user.

    In your case there are additional warnings.
    Okay then. But, have you heard before software named SpinRite and HDD Regenerator? are that softwares is worth to try? because there are some files that important is still not recovered by data recovery software. Thank you!
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  •    24 Jan 2018 #8

    n4rvto said: View Post
    Okay then. But, have you heard before software named SpinRite and HDD Regenerator? are that softwares is worth to try? because there are some files that important is still not recovered by data recovery software. Thank you!
    IF the files are important to you STOP and send it to a data recover company. The more you mess with it the worse it gets and reduces the chance of a sucessful data recovery. You will never "fix" that drive. The tools you mention are mostly snake oil. I would make a sector by sector clone with a program called ddrescue and work only from that clone to recover your files.
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  •    24 Jan 2018 #9

    n4rvto said: View Post
    Okay then. But, have you heard before software named SpinRite and HDD Regenerator? are that softwares is worth to try?
    No. Not worth a try. It will make it worse.

    What would you say if I suggested you send me the old disk, a new disk and $500 to copy one to the other? You can pay postage obviously and I'll keep the $500 anyway.

    If you had any sense you would say "no thank you, I will copy it myself (and ask how if I don't know)".

    That is what these forums are for - to help you not waste money or get scammed.
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  • Posts : 542
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       24 Jan 2018 #10

    Porthos said: View Post
    ....... I would make a sector by sector clone with a program called ddrescue and work only from that clone to recover your files.
    If you consider that the data is not worth paying for Professional Recovery , then Porthos above suggestion is the next best thing you can try.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/general-...-recovery.html

    You may have to do some more research on it since that thread is dated and was only a starter to begin with.
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