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Ok, i tried booting into windows this morning, and it kept getting stuck on the splash screen . It also gets stuck on the splash screen with all the options ...
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    How to fix my ntfs harddrive?


    Ok, i tried booting into windows this morning, and it kept getting stuck on the splash screen . It also gets stuck on the splash screen with all the options from the save boot menu. So i started debian via my usb, and tried fsck and ntfsfix. Both failed me. So i tried gparted,tried checking my disk.
    Here is the report. (can't parse it because this is my first post)
    lightvaderpersonalstorage.xtgem.com/gparted_details.htm
    I can access the disk on linux, but i or my mom uses windows daily.
    So i would like to fix the filesystem. I also cannot format it, because i do not have the windows cd anymore.
    What to do now?
    Does linux have any tricks up its sleeve i do not know about?

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    Hi and welcome

    ntfs is closed software and non posix filesystem.
    My suggestion is to check the filesystem with a windows OS.
    Last edited by Irithori; 06-23-2014 at 02:15 PM.
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    But i can't boot from windows anymore.
    That's the whole reason why i did the check on linux (apart from that ntfsfix happens to be way faster)

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    I meant:
    Remove the harddisc, then connect it to another windows machine via either sata or usb (with an adapter)

    ntfsfix is not a replacement for chkdsk
    See here
    Ubuntu Manpage: ntfsfix - fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS

    You need windows to execute a consistency check on ntfs
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    What version of Windows? If Windows 7 and you made a rescue CD (USB) it has the tools you need to get running again. Without bootable Windows media of some sort, there is no magic bullet.

    Have you tried to boot it into "safe" mode as it may be a driver issue? (Press & hold the F8 key as it's powering up)

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    Great. Now all i have to do is figure out how to remove the hdd from the desktop and somehow connect it to my laptop. Are you certain there is no other tool that can try to fix the errors?

    Oh, and it is windows xp pro

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    Oh, and the save mode does not work as well. Altleast i know what has caused this error:
    my bad habbit of hard shutdown-ing windows when i forgot to press the button to boot from usb.

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    Could be malware or a million other reasons for your symptoms.

    There are Windows Forums like Computer Hope - Index for issues like malware cleaning or missing dll whatever.

    You would save some time by joining a forum like that and resolving a Windows issue there. Other than that.

    Puppy Linux Discussion Forum :: View topic - Fix Windows with Puppy Linux and Other Live cd Tools.

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    All i want right now, is a way to fix 85 cluster acounting mismatches with linux. Without booting windows. Without a windows recovery cd. And prefferably, without messing with my hardware, but i'm looking into that already.

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    xp is a different problem.
    It is deprecated.
    So the only suggestion can be: Replace it with a supported OS.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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