[windows2000] Re: Corrupt Drive c

  • From: "Greg Reese" <GReese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:25:09 -0500

the exact message was "The file system structure on the disk is corrupt =
and unusable.  Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:"

This was while trying to install the full download of SP3.

There have been some more odd thing since.  I am really starting to =
think the disk is bad by my experience with a bad disk has always been =
that they go completely dead.  This one seems to be doing odd things =


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles R. Buchanan [mailto:crbgfblab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 1:53 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Corrupt Drive c

I assume when you said you "deleted" the partitions, you not just =
everything off the partition, you actually deleted it and re-formatted =
Have you run chkdsk?

I had problems before reading files. It actually said access was denied =
it wasn't due to permissions. It had to do with (all indicators points =
this) that the files in questions were saved under XP, but there was a
re-install of W2K Pro (this was a few months ago btw) and this happened
afterwards, and that is when I found out the different versions of NTFS.
Folders lost their icons and a whole slew of things. I'm trying to avoid
that again, that is why I posted that question earlier, but I guess I
stumped a few on that one? <g> :-)

If you just deleted everything off that partition, then what I said =
might be at play on your system. I don't know. If you did fdisk or what =
you and created a whole new partition, then I would suggest instead of =
the web install, download the whole thing (if you have a high speed
connection) because maybe the web install files are corrupt? Just some

>-----Original Message-----
>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Greg Reese
>Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 10:30 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Corrupt Drive c
>I am reinstalling a computer I had Windows XP on.  I was having too =
much =3D
>trouble with XP and decided to go back to Windows 2000 Pro.  I deleted =
>all the partitions on it so I could reinstall everything fresh.  I was =
>able to get Win2K Sp 2 installed but every time I try to load SP3, I =
>start getting errors about Drive C being corrupt and unreadable. =3D20
>When I run the web based SP3 install, it pops up an error that it can't =
>find certain files. That is after it downloads and backs up everything. =
>If I look with Windows Explorer, I can see the file exists in the path =
>that it is looking but it still doesn't find the file.
>I am starting to think that I may have a bad drive but wanted to see if =
>anyone else had seen this kind of thing with SP3 first.
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