Disk Defragmentation with power lost

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Disk Defrag after lost power, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. I was defraging an external disk when I lost power when the power came back
    on I tryed to access the data and all I have is empty directories and no
    data. I can see a few files on the root directory but they will not pull up
    either.
     
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  2. Disk Defrag after lost power

    cheen Guest

    you need to check the disk for errors

    go to COMPUTER, right click on the external drive icon> properties> tools>
    check disk


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    cheen, Feb 10, 2008
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  3. Thanks, But I checked it out the defrag was only about 1/2 way thru when I
    lost power.
     
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  4. Disk Defrag after lost power

    cheen Guest

    You lost the power and that caused the disk to "crash"

    you must do a check disk if you dont see the files you had!
    Again I will repeat, go to my computer, right click on the drive select
    properties then do what you see in this screenshot

    http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7173/checken7.jpg

    after the check disk is finished see if you have your files back


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    cheen, Feb 10, 2008
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  5. I have run it but I did it again but no errors and the disk defrag doesn't
    repair it either. It shows that I have 40 gig of space and 32 gig of space
    used but no files.
     
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  6. Mark L. Ferguson, Feb 10, 2008
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  7. Disk Defrag after lost power

    cheen Guest

    the disk may not be dead.. it probably is FAT32 since externals have this
    for compatibiliy reasons

    its far more prone to problems of this nature than NTFS..

    To the Original Poster , if you have a friend who has more technical
    knowlage tell him to use a program to try to scan the disk for errors ,
    there are many programs that try to fix problems like this,
    or mount it from Linux or something.. this of course only if you have
    imporant files

    if all fails and you did not have anything important format the drive in
    NTFS and see if it works again
     
    cheen, Feb 10, 2008
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