What CHKDSK exactly showing messages on prompt?

August 6, 2016 at 01:09:14
Specs: Windows 10

This is the screenshot just before exiting chkdsk. There were bad sectors on the disk. In that case some files, I heard, could be deleted when chkdsk is executed with /r switch, so I turned it off in haste. As you see, chkdsk didn't leave any messages that it deleted or modifed something. Still could there be any files already deleted? When I checked it out after the terminaton no found.xxx folder or chk file was found.

It is said that there could be losses in the data recorded on the sectors marked as bad in the recovery process using /r switch. What I'd like to know is if there could be any possibility that when the job occurred it proceeded without leaving any job history on the prompt screen.

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August 6, 2016 at 03:12:20
chkdsk /r checks the disk for bad sectors and attempts to repair them if possible, although in truth it's impossible to repair bad sectors.

Any files in bad sectors are almost always corrupted anyway so they are useless. That's why it's so important to keep your files backed up on another drive.

A drive which regularly has bad sectors on it is nearing the end of it's life and should be replaced. If you fail to replace it, the number of bad sectors will simply increase until the drive packs up altogether.

Since you aborted the error checking process at the start of Stage 4, it couldn't possibly have created a CHK file anyway.

Next time let it run to completion otherwise there's no point in running it. Keep your data backed up in future so there's no need to worry about losing data.

And don't forget to replace that failing drive ASAP.

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August 6, 2016 at 05:51:51
Are you are the same person who has posted this self same query several times?:

If so then yet again you have the same answer. It doesn't matter a fig whether it deleted anything or not because it will only delete "CORRUPT ITEMS". In other words they would have been useless anyhow. Chkdsk does not go around deleting good files.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 6, 2016 at 08:05:37
I agree with Derek. This is your forth post asking the same question over and over again. You posted the first three threads under your other username as Alex1090. There is NO BETTER solution other than what we already told you four times.



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