NEED FOR HELP!!! Windows just performed an auto chkdsk option at startup in...

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NEED FOR HELP!!!

Windows just performed an auto chkdsk option at startup in purpose to fix something about a directory name...

When windows finally opened a whole directory of Drive D (removable HD) with the name "Media" was changed type...

What i mean is that windows cannot "see" the specific folder as a folder but as a SIMPLE Unknown type file...

As you can easily understand i have a major problem because i can't access the files in ex-directory "media"..

In prompt mode i discovered that missing files are in a directory with the name "found.001" in the same drive and the in it filenames are like file001.chk, file002.chk etc.

i suppose that this is chkdsk result

Finally my question:

What should i do to recover all these files???

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This question was answered on September 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Note that after you log on successfully, last known good is overwritten Therefore if the problem occurs after you log on, last known good is not really going to help.

A clean boot (slide 8) is useful in helping to isolate the problem to a driver, service, or startup application If you can start Windows XP in either normal or safe mode, try a clean boot using the System Configuration Utility To start the System Configuration Utility, click Start, click Run, and then type msconfig and press ENTER First use the selective startup option with System.ini, Win.ini, Startup items, and with all non-Microsoft services disabled.

To disable all non-Microsoft services, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box on the Services tab, and then click the Disable All button If this works, then you can re-enable the items that you disabled, one-by-one, and see which one causes the problem to occur For example, if the problem returns when you re-enable services or startup items, then you can use the System Configuration Utility to further isolate the issue by re-enabling services or startup items one-by-one, and testing to see if the problem returns.

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Posted by Shamsul of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 12, 2004