weird Windows file system error


  1. Posts : 11,172
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    weird Windows file system error


    Hi folks
    chkdsk was just getting nowhere so I tried a non windows tool

    [root@refur hrafn]# ntfsresize -i /dev/sdb3
    ntfsresize v2017.3.23 (libntfs-3g)
    Device name : /dev/sdb3
    NTFS volume version: 3.1
    Cluster size : 4096 bytes
    Current volume size: 499839398400 bytes (499840 MB)
    Current device size: 499839401984 bytes (499840 MB)
    Checking filesystem consistency ...
    Cluster 611427 is referenced multiple times!
    Cluster 611428 is referenced multiple times!
    Cluster 611429 is referenced multiple times!
    Cluster 611430 is referenced multiple times!
    100.00 percent completed
    ERROR: Filesystem check failed!
    ERROR: 4 clusters are referenced multiple times.
    NTFS is inconsistent. Run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot it TWICE!
    The usage of the /f parameter is very IMPORTANT! No modification was
    and will be made to NTFS by this software until it gets repaired.

    I can get the data off this disk -- however does it look like the disk is about to go (or has gone) bad.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Have you checked the disk with chkdsk /r parameter?

    You should check SMART health report status just to be sure disk healthy.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 11,172
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #3

    FreeBooter said:
    Have you checked the disk with chkdsk /r parameter?

    You should check SMART health report status just to be sure disk healthy.
    Thanks

    However I actually ran what the program said and re-booted 3 times -- rather than 2 -- I got two times "Scanning and repairing disk --100% complete. 3rd Reboot Windows booted up normally with no scanning and repairing messages - no problems.

    Disk is now working 100% OK -- ran offline physical sector scan -- all 100% OK.

    It's worth really checking HDD's (or SSD's etc) properly and by more than one method before chucking them in the bin --you could be throwing away perfectly good hardware when the real reason for failure is something like unplanned shutdown etc. rather than actual hardware failure !!

    Marking as solved now --but thanks !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


 

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