Error: The Disk Structrue is Corrupted and Unreadable?

spirittoo

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I don't understand why I am getting this error when I try to save the edit. The computer see the disk. I can play the program on the DVR, so why am I getting this message? I didn't have this problem before. I've edited almost 400 shows with no problem. A while back ReDo has a problem with what it said was a corrupted file. After that when I hooked up the drive to the computer to edit, I would get a message from windows the disk may need to be scan, but when I tell it to go ahead it would state it couldn't. That has been going on for a while but it didn't prevent me from editing ... until now. What is the problem?
 

jmc

Active member
I don't understand why I am getting this error when I try to save the edit. The computer see the disk. I can play the program on the DVR, so why am I getting this message? I didn't have this problem before. I've edited almost 400 shows with no problem. A while back ReDo has a problem with what it said was a corrupted file. After that when I hooked up the drive to the computer to edit, I would get a message from windows the disk may need to be scan, but when I tell it to go ahead it would state it couldn't. That has been going on for a while but it didn't prevent me from editing ... until now. What is the problem?
Sounds like your disk has been going bad over time.

Do NOT write anything to that disk until you backup
everything that you can from it to a safe place.

Some people make a "disk image" of the failing disk and work with the image
to play it safe with the data.

There are recovery programs that might be able to help if it is not too far gone.

Hope you have it backed up!
Good luck!
jmc
 
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spirittoo

New member
I don't understand ... the computer and the DVR sees the drive ok why not the program? This is a WD so I will use they diagnostic software to see if there is a problem. I've only had this disk for a few months.
 

DrP

Member
The DVR may simply be skipping read errors on playback. The PC may 'see' the disk, but that only means the disk is functioning enough for the operating system to be able to read juuuust enough to tell what file system is on the disk and pretty much nothing more. When further access is attempted the errors start to make their presence felt.

It's also possible that the disk drive hasn't actually developed errors to the point where you have lost data, it may simply have exceeded one of its S.M.A.R.T. thresholds. Windows can monitor S.M.A.R.T. data from the disk and advise you via popups that all may not be well.

Check Windows' system event logs for hard disk related problems and you'll probably find a whole slew of 'red stop sign' items indicating exactly what is going wrong.

Regardless, it's not looking good. Age of the device isn't necessarily an indicator of reliability.
 

spirittoo

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Wellsir ... I downloaded WD diagnostic software and the drive tested good. Now what?:confused: I tried doing an extended search for errors but it takes 18 hours ... I ran it for 8 and got no errors. I checked the system event log and saw no errors pertaining to the drive or anything else during the time this started to happen.
 
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DrP

Member
I checked the system event log and saw no errors pertaining to the drive or anything else during the time this started to happen.
I don't know where you looked but it clearly wasn't in the system event logs. Even if the disk itself had no actual issues in the relevant time window, the file system did, and that would appear in the event logs. No ifs, no buts.
 

spirittoo

New member

Sorry, but I do know where the system event logs are and there was nothing ... and I figure there isn't because I found the problem was with individual recordings. I kept recording shows and when I tried to edit the newly recorded shows it worked. It threw me off because there were three problem shows that would not edit in a roll. So I am editing once again ... thank you for your time.
 

TimA-C

Member
What kind of drive are we talking about and how are you connecting it to the PC/Laptop? If it's a USB drive then you might have a "loose" socket on the PC/Laptop that doesn't always make a solid connection, try a different socket. If it's not that and you're connecting to one of the front USB sockets on a desktop PC then the drive might not be getting quite enough voltage, so try plugging into one of the sockets on the backplate of the PC. (I know it sounds daft, and no one has been able to give me a definitive answer why this is sometimes the case, so I'm going with either voltage dropped because of the extra resistance of the longer wire to the front sockets or the longer wire is picking up electrical interference inside the case.)
 
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