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Technoid
1st March 2007, 11:22
I tried an "off line" defragment of my boot drive and something when wrong (should have ghosted it and chkdsk'ed it first).

So I ran a fresh WinPE disc I swiped from work today.

I got the dreaded "cleaning up lost files" and it listed a shitload of files.

"damn there goes my OS install" i thought.

And then I got the "restoring lost files" and it listed yet another shitload of files, some I recognised as "important".

"crapp, now it ate the rest of the files" I depressingly thought.

But after I rebooted W2k started and everything seems to work fine :eek:

chkdsk miraculously fixed it :D

ZokesPro
1st March 2007, 11:36
Wow, who would have thought!

Jammrock
1st March 2007, 12:23
Wow, who would have thought!


CHKDSK from WinPE/BartPE/UBCD is actually very good. From a local boot it sucks. You have to be able to give it the /X command for it to work really well.

/X dismount the entire HDD giving CHKDSK full access to all sectors.

Technoid
1st March 2007, 13:08
CHKDSK from WinPE/BartPE/UBCD is actually very good. From a local boot it sucks. You have to be able to give it the /X command for it to work really well.

/X dismount the entire HDD giving CHKDSK full access to all sectors.

that switch is new to me, thanks for the heads up ;)