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Corrupted NTFS Partition

    Question

  • My external hard disk suddenly becomes inaccessible. Whenever I try to access it, it says:

    The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?

    The chkdsk command should have worked, but it didn't. Here's what I did.

    chkdsk J: /F

    where J refers to the corrupted partition..and here's the output:

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt.
    Reading second NTFS boot sector instead.
    Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted.

    Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:00 PM

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  • Use diagnostic tool from disk vendor. Start diagnostics tool from CD or USB.

    If you could not access disc with diagnostic tool, transfer disk to another computer to make certail it is not influenced by local failure.

    Regards

    Milos

    PS: When using chkdsk I add parameter /R.

    Monday, April 29, 2013 9:24 AM
  • I tried Seagate File Recovery For Windows, but it didn't worked, connected my disk to another laptop but received the same error again..same was the case using chkdsk command with /R parameter..

    Will try to run chkdsk command again..

    Isn't there any other option available..???

    There was a tool, named HDD Regeneretor..it says that it can repair boot sector by REGENERATING all the sectors in the given range. Is it feasible..??

    I tried to use the tool, but was unable to set the range..there was a fault in the tool as it was unable to accept the input.
    Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:21 PM
  • I have the same problem as Rajat_Sharma22.

    I don't have the tool from the vendor. Adding parameter /R does not change anything, I still get the same output:

    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt.
    Reading second NTFS boot sector instead.
    Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Mantvydas

    Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:22 PM