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H:\$secure is corrupt and unreadable.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tommo020788, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. tommo020788

    tommo020788 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I am having trouble copying files to a portable harddrive.
    I copied some things from an old computer, then put it on my new computer, and I can only read the files on the portable harddrive.

    If I try to write any files to the harddrive, I get the following error:

    If I run chkdsk on "H:", first it comes up saying it can only continue in read-only mode,
    then it comes up saying "error found - but it cannot continue in read-only mode.

    Any ideas how I can get this fixed without having to back up everything to another harddrive, and re-formatting H:?
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    The WARNING! F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

    message means you have to specify the F parameter to fix any errors

    chkdsk H: /F

    try chkdsk /? to see all the options
     
  3. tommo020788

    tommo020788 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, that should do the trick.

    I'l let you know if anything else goes wrong.

    Cheers!
    Tom
     
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