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Help! Secondary (SATA) HD just corrupted!

post #1 of 14
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My second HD, an 80GB SATA WD HD just screwed up. It's my gaming HD, and I can still see all of the files, but when I start up a game that is installed on this HD, it says that some of the files needed to start the game are missing or corupted. What happened, and what can I do about?
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post #2 of 14
reinstall the games maybe?
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post #3 of 14
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I really don't want to have to reinstall 80GB worth of games...most of which I've almost beaten. Isn't there anything I can do to salvage it? I can see the files, WIndows just doesnt seem to recognise them. I've already run antivirus and antispyware, and didn't pick up anything that looks like it could do that kind of stuff.
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post #4 of 14
Hi, maybe your hdd has bad sectors. Make fullscan your hdd for the errors.
post #5 of 14
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As in run chdisk?
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Hakan View Post
Hi, maybe your hdd has bad sectors. Make fullscan your hdd for the errors.
This is true you may hae bad sectors. However running a Chkdsk will erase these sectors anyway. If i was to be honest mate..Sorry you have lost those games.
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As in run chdisk?
Yes.
post #8 of 14
Have you got a backup rig? If so check if you can see the files on that pc.
    
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post #9 of 14
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For lack of something better to do, I restored windows, and as part of windows restore, it ran chdisk. chdisk reported that it had "bad indexes in file 24" and proceeded to fix them. My games still wouldn't work, though. After that, I was poking arround in windows explore, and found that to start Madden07 (installed on my 2nd HD...I was usuing it as a test game) if I use explore to go to the CD, and click on the exe "madden07", I get the same error, but if I click on the exe, "mainapp" it starts. The shortcut in the start menu still won;t work, and neither will autorun. What does this mean?

EDIT: I can see the files on this rig, and no I don't have a backup rig.
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Athlon X2 Black Edition I forget lol HD 4650 2GB Kingston 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon X2 Black Edition I forget lol HD 4650 2GB Kingston 
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1x160GB, 1x250 3GB/s SATA Win XP Pro 17-inch piece of junk CRT FSP SAGA 450W 
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post #10 of 14
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Weird....after the sys restore, it appears that everything except Madden07 is working fine...I created a shortcut to mainapp and replaced the defualt shortcut to madden07 with it, and it seems to work fine.
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Athlon X2 Black Edition I forget lol HD 4650 2GB Kingston 
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1x160GB, 1x250 3GB/s SATA Win XP Pro 17-inch piece of junk CRT FSP SAGA 450W 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon X2 Black Edition I forget lol HD 4650 2GB Kingston 
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1x160GB, 1x250 3GB/s SATA Win XP Pro 17-inch piece of junk CRT FSP SAGA 450W 
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