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    Rescue Windows Hard Disk with Linux.... chkdsk


    I have a Dell Laptop which will not boot from the internal drive

    I have taken it out and plugged in in via USB to another computer and Windows says it ought to reformat the disk etc

    Can't get into it via Repair my Computer as it is not recognized

    HOWEVER

    I boot a computer with a Linux Live disk (FatDog) and plug it in via USB and all files can be read....

    Now - I want to do a CHKDSK on it in the hope I can get it to boot into Windows

    How can I do this in Linux ????

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    Iv'e never used it but I hear that Hiren's Boot CD is good.
    Hiren's BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info
    Download Hiren
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    Hello and Welcome.
    If I were you I would immediately copy those files if you want to keep them. THEN proceed to fart around with the damaged disk. Once you start tinkering around you are very likely to lose everything on the disk, it sounds like a failure is very imminent.
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    Thanks

    Useful info !

    Actually, I have just run Ultimate Boot CD and in the Programs list there is Easeus Partition Tool under Disc Tools (or something like that)

    In this partition tool there is a CHKDSK facility !!!

    Ran that a couple time on the dodgy drive and partition and the damn thing booted when I put it back in the laptop

    Amazing when you know how....

    Cheers

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