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  Chkdsk on restart, "found.000" "dir0000.chk" etc. 
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Reason   Nov 16, 2006, 12:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 18, 2006, 01:02pm EST

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Came home, started computer, went to the bathroom. Came back and chkdsk was running, it did some things, ok, no big deal. I've gotten about 3 MCE errors in the past 5 months, and I thought it was my boot drive, which is backed up.

Turns out it was my music drive, which is not backed up and is very important to me. My "Music" folder was gone, replaced with a hidden folder named "found.000" and which contains "dir0000.chk," dir0001.chk," etc through dir0004. Also one file, "file0000.chk."

All my music is in dir0000.chk, with the exception of Death Cab For Cutie. Most of that was in dir0003.chk, with the exception of one album. The individual songs were in dir0004.chk.

I tested some songs and they played fine, so it would appear there is minimal corruption if any, so far.

However, I made a new folder in the main DCFC folder, renamed it appropriately, and moved the songs from dir0004.chk into it. I cut and pasted. Songs will not play, and the folder shows as empty. There is a corresponding ~57 MB in the dir0004.chk folder, but of course it shows as empty when you mouse over it and the liittle window pops up.

I then made a Music folder at the root and cut and pasted my Gorillaz folder into it. Tried to open it, and it said it's not accessible and that access is denied. Gorillaz is gone from dir0000.chk.

I just copy/pasted another folder from dir0000.chk into the root, and was able to play the files. I then cut and pasted it into the Music folder, and got access denied error again. I don't want to experiment anymore as I keep losing music.

Obviously the drive needs to be replaced. (It's a Seagate 300G, ST330083 1A, PATA.) I have some other drives I can jiggle the data around some and I should be able to copy the music to one of them (or two). UNLESS someone knows what the hell found.000 and dir0000.chk folders mean and I shouldn't do that for some arcane reason.

So the data is there. Does anyone have suggestions for making sure I can copy it to another drive, or know of a reason why I shouldn't and if so, how do I get it back?


[edit] Changed title for search engine purposes.

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saleengt Nov 16, 2006, 01:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 16, 2006, 02:11am EST

>> Re: Chkdsk on restart, lost 232 GB - maybe not?

Read what other people have been saying about your same problem. From the looks of it, I don't think you can recover those files anymore.

Some people there are having the same problems. See if you can get some info there.

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Reason   Nov 16, 2006, 08:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 17, 2006, 01:32am EST

>> Re: Chkdsk on restart, lost 232 GB - maybe not?
OK, thanks. I googled it afterwards (duh) and found that first link, then some others where people had recovered stuff. I'll mess with it tonight when I have more time.

Edit: links included for posterity:

Help programs:

[edit 2. I would have posted a reply but no need to bump this.]

I was able to drag and drop nearly everything to another hard drive. The main folder appears to be fine, although there's too much stuff to do a comprehensive check for corruption. The other folder, the DCFC one, moved too, but the files are kind of jacked. Songs stop in the middle and then the next song is the second part and the next song. Not a problem as I can re-rip those from CD.

This is the second Seagate that has crapped out on me. Also, this one was an RMA to replace a drive that had been clicking, so it was relatively new - about a year I think. I was having video card/PSU related shutdowns a while back, so it may have gone bad with those, I dunno. Maybe I'll try to RMA it again, if it's still in warranty.

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