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    a disk error has occurred

    Okay so here is the deal. I am a somewhat average computer user, and today I've stumbled at a dead end.
    Last night, I left a program running which finished this morning, what program Ill refrain from posting because it is irrelevant. Now I had VLC + 2 Folders open, and I was watching James Bond the Golden Finger .
    This morning, the computer was at its worst, so I figured Ill turn if off completely and let it cool off. Its a somewhat average computer for its age.
    Well when I turned it back on:
    a disk error has occurred
    That is what it keeps saying.
    Thus I am here, because I was able to run ubuntu from an old experiment I had on a CD. It seems to work after a couple of tries but originally it too was a pain in the rear.
    I really need to fix this as my harddrive is completely fine. I accessed it through Ubuntu and backed up anything that was required. Now I am here begging for help to fix an issue with Win7 on a linux based OS forum... I dont know where else to go



    EDIT:
    Okay I think I see something relevant. My HDD is partitioned into C & D, C being win7 files and etc, and D being my own. Well in Ubuntu I only see the D partition.
    Last edited by Naughtmare; November 30th, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Naughtmare View Post
    Okay so here is the deal. I am a somewhat average computer user, and today I've stumbled at a dead end.
    Last night, I left a program running which finished this morning, what program Ill refrain from posting because it is irrelevant. Now I had VLC + 2 Folders open, and I was watching James Bond the Golden Finger .
    This morning, the computer was at its worst, so I figured Ill turn if off completely and let it cool off. Its a somewhat average computer for its age.
    Well when I turned it back on:
    a disk error has occurred
    That is what it keeps saying.
    Thus I am here, because I was able to run ubuntu from an old experiment I had on a CD. It seems to work after a couple of tries but originally it too was a pain in the rear.
    I really need to fix this as my harddrive is completely fine. I accessed it through Ubuntu and backed up anything that was required. Now I am here begging for help to fix an issue with Win7 on a linux based OS forum... I dont know where else to go



    EDIT:
    Okay I think I see something relevant. My HDD is partitioned into C & D, C being win7 files and etc, and D being my own. Well in Ubuntu I only see the D partition.
    I don't understand what the issue is. "at its worse" is not descriptive in a way that we can help solve. A few specifics and exact details would be helpful. Think about copy/pasting log errors as a first step to getting more help.

    Also, if your title were clearer, you might find more people able to help. I know next to nothing about Windows.

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    im not sure what you're asking for but if it's help with windows 7, you won't get that help within UBUNTU forums.
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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    im not sure what you're asking for but if it's help with windows 7, you won't get that help within UBUNTU forums.
    Pretty sure I made it clear but okay.
    Computer went super freaking slow. Like as though I was using up 90%+ of my CPU so I decided to restart it, but upon restarting it came up with this error:
    a disk error has occurred, press ctr alt del to restart
    and when I do it just loops non-stop.
    And like I mentioned in the edit:
    My HDD is partitioned into C & D, C being win7 files and etc, and D being my own. Well in Ubuntu I only see the D partition.
    Is C corrupted then if its not coming up at all?

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    I posted here because I need help with the HDD issue I am having, it wont allow me to run into win7 but forces to stay on either CD/DVD or ctraltdel ****.
    I am truly only here because I read on some forum about Ubuntu having a disk checker and thought that maybe you guys know about this.

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Ubuntu wouldn't show you the "C" drive as it looks in windows 7, you can mount it with the ntfs-3g driver. You need to determine what /dev/sdX device it is. you can use sudo fdisk -l to find out. then to mount it
    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/

    BUT, that won't help you run a chkdsk on it, you'll need a windows recovery console. You may be able to check a NTFS partition with linux but I am not sure how reliable it is.
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