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February 19, 2007 9:31:31 PM

Hi everyone, I’ve been building my own systems for a couple years now and I usually do my own tech support but this one has me stumped. First my laptop (Dell Inspiron 8500) stopped booting, giving me a BSOD every time I tried. I took out the HD and mounted it in an external drive enclosure (NexStar USB 2.0) and hooked it up to my desktop to get the data off it before reformatted the drive, assuming at this point that it was just a corrupted copy of windows I was dealing with. However, when I tried to open the drive in windows explorer I got a “can not read drive F: Error Performing Inpage Operation” message. I tried rebooting the system a couple times to no avail. After an online search the only info I was able to find was that my HD was probably failing and to try Ontrack’s Easy Recovery Pro. I tried the software and I was able to see the data on the drive just fine, but to get it off I will have to buy the software. This is going to set me back about $90. It’s worth it to me to get the data(serves me right for not backing up my data as often as I should), but I hate to shell out the cash if I’m just missing something simple that would let me access the drive. Thank you in advance for your advice, I’ve found the comments on this site invaluable over the years.

System Specs.

Desktop

MB: Asus P5WD2-Premium
Ram: 2gig Balistix-667
CPU: P4 3.4ghz
GPU: ATI X850 PE
OS: XP Pro SP2

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 8500

Ram: 640
CPU: P4 Mobile 2.4ghz
GPU: ATI 9000 mobile
OS: XP Home SP2
HD: Toshiba 30gig

If I’ve missed any important specs, please let me know
September 19, 2007 11:33:42 PM

hi

i had this issue with xp home on a lenovo 80gb drive. I created all kinds of boot disks to get 600+ pictures and videos from our hols this summer and could see and read the data. I couldn't for the life of me get the laptop to recognise usb2 and was left to copying in usb1 mode at 2.5-5mb per picture this was taking too long.
i have removed the drive and placed on a usb -sata dongle and found this tip in www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=158047

use RUN and cmd in dos window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /r which should perform a more thorough check...some claim instant results...running now and will post results
September 19, 2007 11:46:25 PM

ah b****r...no luck for me as it reports im out of space - strangely, the xp disk mangement reports no files system (ie. not ntfs) and that the disk is empty!
looks like i'll continue off loading files at the snails pace

'...Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>chkdsk f: /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is IBM_PRELOAD.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
File record segment 45772 is unreadable.
File record segment 45773 is unreadable.
File record segment 45774 is unreadable.
File record segment 45775 is unreadable.
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting index entry manifest.xml in index $I30 of file 25465.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters
detected in file 6898 of name \pagefile.sys.

An unspecified error occurred.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
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Anonymous
a b G Storage
November 4, 2008 12:28:19 AM

Click RUN and cmd then you'll be in command window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /F (such as - chkdsk e: /F) which should perform a repair...this worked for me, same error...oh, and by the way...Your Welcome!!! ..lol!
March 8, 2009 1:32:47 PM

Wow! Let me say an awed and amazed "THANK YOU" to anonymous whoever you are, and to Tom for providing a platform to search for this kind of help. My Fantom Drive external HD came up lame and your precise elegant solution saved 100 gigs of family photos and a presentation for the congregation that had to be given this Sunday morning. I'm not trying to prosletyze (probably can't even spell it) but I do hope you get some kind of reward where you may least expect it for such random (and unboastful) acts of kindness. Really helped us out here in Michigan.

New friend of anonymous
Scott
April 22, 2009 1:39:52 AM

Hi,

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 and the HD has become unreadable. I have been unable to get Windows XP to reboot and so I've removed the HD and was trying to extract the files using a HD enclosure. I got the message, Error: Performance Inpage Operation.

I read your solution but don't understand how I can use the Ontrack Easy Pro software to recover the files. Please advise me on exactly how to use the software to pull out the files. The HD does not boot up if I put it back in the system.

PLEASE HELP in guiding me through data recovery.

Susanna
April 30, 2009 12:07:14 AM

Thank you SO much. You helped me save a hard drive with 10 years worth of photos.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 12, 2009 4:24:29 PM

Thanks A lot. This worked like magic

Quote:
Click RUN and cmd then you'll be in command window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /F (such as - chkdsk e: /F) which should perform a repair...this worked for me, same error...oh, and by the way...Your Welcome!!! ..lol!



July 7, 2009 4:22:47 PM

Another big THANK YOU to anonymous! I just tried this on a hard drive that I was not able to see and it worked perfectly!
July 11, 2009 3:27:21 PM

Like the previous poster, another big THANKS! for the help, everyone. CHKDSK /F was the winner, and got the drive back up and running.
July 25, 2009 8:59:40 AM

I had the "error performing inpage operation" message as well and the USB dongle was not sufficient to fix my HDD. The CHKDSK worked for me too. THANKS!

SettledDnRoamer
August 2, 2009 8:57:12 AM

acl said:
ah b****r...no luck for me as it reports im out of space - strangely, the xp disk mangement reports no files system (ie. not ntfs) and that the disk is empty!
looks like i'll continue off loading files at the snails pace

'...Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>chkdsk f: /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is IBM_PRELOAD.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
File record segment 45772 is unreadable.
File record segment 45773 is unreadable.
File record segment 45774 is unreadable.
File record segment 45775 is unreadable.
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting an index entry from index $O of file 6654.
Deleting index entry manifest.xml in index $I30 of file 25465.
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters
detected in file 6898 of name \pagefile.sys.

An unspecified error occurred.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

August 18, 2009 2:41:07 PM

Hi,

I have the same problem and try to do the chkdsk thing, but my commandline says "access denied" - what should I do?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 29, 2009 9:26:53 AM

svens said:
Hi,

I have the same problem and try to do the chkdsk thing, but my commandline says "access denied" - what should I do?


Log off and log back on as an Administrator
September 2, 2009 1:13:20 AM

uhhh,... thanks to anonymous and all of u here chkdsk ery very trealy working and was solve my problemm,... very2 thanks a lot to u alll,...
September 2, 2009 3:46:48 AM

second time i encountered this problem and had to run multiple times before getting access to the disk.

Thanks all
September 3, 2009 10:50:40 PM

:D  thanks for all the info especially to anonymous . agr8 big thanks...save myself from having to format my ext hard disk and prevent outsiders to view my private data.. oh well .. thanks again.. chkdsk is a big help indeed..
September 5, 2009 6:56:00 PM

Hi,

Ive got a samsung 750GB external hdd model number: HD753LJ.

Ive had it for about a year now. A couple of days ago i plugged in the USB to see some data on there. My PC see's the Drive but i cannot get into the drive to see the files.

So i tried plugging it into another PC. Same problem. I right click, properties and apparently my drive has 0 free space, and 0 used space.

So by this time i really started to get worried. 600ish GB of my kids pictures and birthday videos seem to have gone.

Yesterday i ran a CHKDSK... 2 mins in and i see this;

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File record segment 4 is unreadable.
File record segment 5 is unreadable.
File record segment 6 is unreadable.
File record segment 7 is unreadable.
File record segment 24 is unreadable.
File record segment 25 is unreadable.
File record segment 26 is unreadable.
File record segment 27 is unreadable.
File record segment 64 is unreadable.
File record segment 65 is unreadable.
File record segment 66 is unreadable.
File record segment 67 is unreadable.

I assume CHKDSK is still running and i understand that it being a 750GB HD it may take a while, but 24 hours later and i have seen no further progress.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
September 5, 2009 6:57:31 PM

... i dont know if the 4, 5, 6, 7 pattern means anything
September 13, 2009 3:35:09 AM

acl said:
hi

i had this issue with xp home on a lenovo 80gb drive. I created all kinds of boot disks to get 600+ pictures and videos from our hols this summer and could see and read the data. I couldn't for the life of me get the laptop to recognise usb2 and was left to copying in usb1 mode at 2.5-5mb per picture this was taking too long.
i have removed the drive and placed on a usb -sata dongle and found this tip in www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=158047

use RUN and cmd in dos window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /r which should perform a more thorough check...some claim instant results...running now and will post results


********* Thanks a lot ************ It helped me in recovering my Dell HDD and most important pictures for the past 8 years .. Thanks a lot for Tom as well for hosting this ********************************
Anonymous
a b G Storage
November 18, 2009 7:26:12 PM

Hi

Ive had a similar problem. I plugged in an external HD into a laptop and soon I was receiving baloons stating that data from my HD had been lost. When I plugged the HD into my own laptop I got the same message and the HD will not open to show my folders although it is there. When I try and open anything from a software such as Microsoft Word I get the message "Error performing inpage operation". When right clicking on the properties it also says that there is 0 free space and 0 used. The hard drive will open with a Mac but have tried on several PCs and it won't work. I tried the suggestion from annonymous and the following are the results:

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stag 2 of 3)...
Correcting error in index $130 for file 45431.
Correcting error in index $130 for file 45431.
Correcting error in index $130 for file 45431.
Insufficient disk space to correct errors
in index $130 of file 45431.

It is true that the HD is almost full. Is there anything else that I can do to access the file, this is my entire work computer on the HD!
Anonymous
a b G Storage
November 19, 2009 12:35:32 AM

I am so thrilled to have found this thread! We ran chkdsk and were able to recover ALL our files from our hard drive! I wish I had known about it earlier as I could have avoided building a new computer, but I won't complain to have all my pictures and files back! Thank you so very much!!
December 7, 2009 9:04:24 AM

Hi,

From my DOS days I know the CHKDSK command but it did not help me at all.

Maybe somebody could provide me a hint here.

Status:
I am using a Deskstar 7k2000 (2Terabyte) which is connected to a USB-Sata adapter and which has been formatted with NTFS before. 200GB are used currently.

Running tsMuxgui of a large .ts file(HDTV) led to error message.

1. Action: chkddsk E: /f => everything is fine :-)
2.)Action: chkdsk E: /R => Until step 4 of 5 everything is o.k. At 82% the test stopped with message: Disk has not enough space to replace bad clusters. HDD running relatively hot at this stage.
3. Action: Using Error scan of HD tune => Everything is fine.

I am pretty confused now.

There is a problem aparently but two out of three tools report that everything is fine...

Any help is greatly appreciated.

sunzi
December 7, 2009 6:36:55 PM

One more detail I have forgotten to mention: The HDD is brandnew !

Either I will have to return it because in fact the HDD is broken or I can fix the issue myself.

Thank you for your feedback

Sunzi
January 23, 2010 7:33:17 AM

chkdsk /F worked like a charm !!

thanks so much
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 14, 2010 11:26:33 AM

Thank you to the anonymous poster for this tip. It got me out of a tight spot.
May 3, 2010 12:15:42 PM

ThankQ Very much my friend. You are helped me lot.

I solved my problem with your help.

Thanks AGAIN my FRIEND. :bounce: 
May 7, 2010 11:44:27 PM

I'm scared of trying /F because won't that reformat the external hard drive? I need to save my files. My career depends on it..
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 10, 2010 2:06:31 AM

Thank you, anonymous! chkdsk was the answer.
May 12, 2010 8:01:47 AM

Just wanted to add my name to the list saying "THANK YOU!" to anonymous. This was SO helpful and I was able to recover all of my friend's documents. By the way, to the person scared to try the chkdsk /F -- it doesn't reformat the drive, it Fixes the errors!
May 19, 2010 5:03:21 PM

Ditto - a big thanks (I did a diskpart / list partition and my drive knew it was a NTFS type 07 drive but was missing the fs type - chkdsk /f was able to reassign this and I found I had 4KB of bad files and 1 bad cluster but the data was made available).
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 24, 2010 7:47:49 AM

thank dear


sagar
Anonymous
a b G Storage
May 24, 2010 4:18:23 PM

Quote:
Click RUN and cmd then you'll be in command window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /F (such as - chkdsk e: /F) which should perform a repair...this worked for me, same error...oh, and by the way...Your Welcome!!! ..lol!



i am very thankful to you for this information.... i am gurpreet singh from india.. i was in shock when i saw that error on my hard disk.. after serching so many site i read your solution.. you are genious dear. this is great.. please mail me your email ID at BCASTAR@yahoo.co.in . i want personal contact with you.. Again thank you so much ...
May 28, 2010 7:44:16 AM

Thanks for your advice, everyone :) 
Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 26, 2010 3:16:41 PM

tech_service82 said:


I'm getting similar problem. Please let me know, if you were able to resolve this. I have lots of data in my external hdd which I need to recover.


Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 26, 2010 3:17:39 PM

acl said:
Any luck, I'm getting the same error. thanks

Anonymous
a b G Storage
September 6, 2010 4:53:36 AM

Quote:
Click RUN and cmd then you'll be in command window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /F (such as - chkdsk e: /F) which should perform a repair...this worked for me, same error...oh, and by the way...Your Welcome!!! ..lol!



GOOD JOB!!!

It worked!! Got all my files running.. Thanks!
October 26, 2010 6:20:26 PM

You'd think with a thousand years of DOS experience under my belt I would have thought of the chkdsk [drive:] /r command, but I didn't. I had, like so many others, a failing disk and was able to recover stuff by using the command. Thanks for the reminder.

I was trying to use a CoolMax CD-350-combo and COMODO (and others) to no avail. The system would just hang when the disk was connected.

Thanks all...

Dennis
Author of Three Hundred Zeroes
Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail
Three Hundred Zeroes: http://tinyurl.com/2f74mdt
November 4, 2010 2:24:53 AM

"With a thousand years of experience"
I hope you can help me: I have a samsung sata 160 gb and everytime i try the chkdsk it says: cannot open volme for direct access.

what can/should i do?
please help, i have 23 gb's worth of music i must recover :(  :cry: 
December 18, 2010 1:15:10 PM

k1ypp said:
You'd think with a thousand years of DOS experience under my belt I would have thought of the chkdsk [drive:] /r command, but I didn't. I had, like so many others, a failing disk and was able to recover stuff by using the command. Thanks for the reminder.

I was trying to use a CoolMax CD-350-combo and COMODO (and others) to no avail. The system would just hang when the disk was connected.

Thanks all...

Dennis
Author of Three Hundred Zeroes
Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail
Three Hundred Zeroes: http://tinyurl.com/2f74mdt


SpinRite costs the same as a new hard drive but is the next best step in getting your data back.

http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
Anonymous
a b G Storage
December 20, 2010 3:34:34 AM

Quote:
GOOD JOB!!!

It worked!! Got all my files running.. Thanks!

Anonymous
a b G Storage
December 20, 2010 3:40:17 AM

Quote:
GOOD JOB!!!

It worked!! Got all my files running.. Thanks!

I couldn't get the info from my external backup hard drive, but after finding your post i was able to get all my pics and music files back, thanks,,,, I had 11 GB of music files backed up there and thought they were lost. I almost gave up. It just took me a couple tries before I got it right, type (chkdsk G: /F) G was my external hard drive..... Ur Awsome.......
January 17, 2011 2:15:46 AM

Writing this to hopefully help anyone else who encounters what I did.

Trying to recover a SATA Hard Disk by connecting it through a roswill Pata/SATA to usb converter. Encountered the "Error Performing Inpage Operation" and then ran chkdsk. Chkdsk returned the error "an un specified error occured"

I reran the chkdisk command each time that the error message "an unspecified error occured", a total of 5 times in all and each time I reran the command it was able to go further until it finally completed.

good luck to everyone in recovering their files.
January 19, 2011 12:41:36 AM

Quote:
I couldn't get the info from my external backup hard drive, but after finding your post i was able to get all my pics and music files back, thanks,,,, I had 11 GB of music files backed up there and thought they were lost. I almost gave up. It just took me a couple tries before I got it right, type (chkdsk G: /F) G was my external hard drive..... Ur Awsome.......


I keep getting invalid parameter, I know it's the operator, so I would appreciate your expertise, and thank you in advance!
January 22, 2011 7:05:43 PM

Thanks again to "anonymous" I managed to resurrect a laptop drive today for a member of family who didn't understand what I meant when I said "backup, backup, backup". I too have forgotten far too much DOS for comfort so found this invaluable.

Thanks again
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2011 4:52:02 AM

Its awesome post .I literally panicked when I get the error.But when I ran the command chdsk i: /F it fixed like a magic .
Thanks a LOTTTTTTTTTTT
February 23, 2011 6:02:18 AM

Thanks a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttt.. Its working for me toooo .... Good job guys...
March 4, 2011 12:24:13 AM

Quote:
Click RUN and cmd then you'll be in command window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /F (such as - chkdsk e: /F) which should perform a repair...this worked for me, same error...oh, and by the way...Your Welcome!!! ..lol!



Many thanks to you, anonymous. It works for me too. Hope you get all the best things. :) 
a c 143 G Storage
March 4, 2011 12:42:16 AM

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