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Undoing chkdsk recovery for "invalid file names"?

I accidentally deleted the System Volume Information folder in an external NTFS formatted drive. Today after a reboot to install updates windows 7 automatically ran chkdsk, which flipped over the table in rage. Specifically, it did the following for thousands of files generated on linux with names it considers invalid: [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Jul 4, 2015 - 2 answers

How can I fix my XP computer from UBCD?

How can I run chkdsk (or something similar to fix my XP computer) from UBCD 4.1.1? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Aug 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Corrupt NTFS filesystem, can't get into the repair console.

My parents computer isn't booting, and it's due to a corrupt ntfs filesystem. I'd like to run CHKDSK, but when I try to boot into the repair console, it requires an administrator password, which we don't have (second-hand computer). I can't use a password reset disk, because it won't recognize the disk (presumably due to the corrupt filesystem). Catch-22 - what now? [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 23, 2010 - 17 answers

Chkdsk error be gone!

Persistent CHKDSK error only appears when downloading with Chrome. [more inside]
posted by prior on Jun 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Best hard drive practice?

Is CHKDSK actually any good? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Mar 4, 2009 - 17 answers

How best to respond to a bad sector?

Inconsistent information about bad sectors on a hard drive -- what's going on, and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by puffin on May 20, 2008 - 14 answers

My computer's gone HAL on me!

It appears that chkdsk has corrupted some of my files. How can I stop this happening? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on May 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Chkdsk has eaten my computer

My laptop started to run chkdsk, then froze, so I had to hard shut it. Now I cant get into windows XP at all. Help? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Jul 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Did chkdsk eat my files?

So my server reset while my RAID array was synchronizing... now my files are corrupt? :-( [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Jun 18, 2007 - 8 answers

Need help with a ckhdsk problem on Win 2k

Strange problem with chkdsk in windows 2000. My machines currently have latest Zone alarm (virus prot disabled), Diskeeper 2007, and Kaspersky AVP 6.0. I am noticing unusual behavior on both of them, but more so on one of them than the other. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Apr 18, 2007 - 4 answers

recover files after XP reboot?

Windows XP rebooted, and chkdsk set many of my files to zero bytes. How do I get what was originally in those files back? [more inside]
posted by calwatch on Apr 4, 2004 - 5 answers

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