Deleting Orphaned Files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dlovely, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    I rebooted my PC (WinXP SP1) and it ran CHKDSK then got to the 3rd stage and started deleting orphaned files. The 180GB WD is partitioned twice, @ 80GB on the front with the OS and 100GB on the 2nd for app storage etc... It then proceeded to delete pretty much all of the files. I was able to log on finally and I have NAV2004, ran that and no viruses found. All the critical updates were applied and current prior to any problems. I ran EasyRecovery and was able to see the files and backed them up to a new drive. Now I pop in the backed up drive and it runs check disk again off of that?!!? What the hell is deleting orphaned files and how could they have been all corrupted and is there a way to get em back? If I skip the chkdisk then I am able to use those files without any problems so I'm totally stumped. I even had WD send me a new 180GB drive and it's doing it on that one too when I copy back the files.
     
  2. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    It basically looks like this and it goes through all my files on the 2nd partition then when it's done I reboot and all my files are gone.

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


    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    Deleting index entry homepage210_09[1].jpg in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry HOMEPA~1.JPG in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry hp_news_02[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry HP_NEW~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry off1[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry OFF1_1~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry off3[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry OFF3_1~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry on2[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry ON2_1_~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry search[69].htm in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry SEE6C0~1.HTM in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry serialATA_03[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry SERIAL~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry utilities[1].js in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry UTILIT~1.JS in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry vline[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry VLINE_~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21187.
    Deleting index entry arrows[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry ARROWS~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry blank[2].gif in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry BLANK_~2.GIF in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry en[1].htm in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry EN_1_~1.HTM in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry go[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry GO_1_~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry hline[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry HLINE_~1.GIF in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry homepage210_02[1].jpg in index $I30 of file 21681.
    Deleting index entry homepage331_06[1].gif in index $I30 of file 21681.
     
  3. bbowden

    bbowden OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have the same problem using Win2000. Did you find a cause and solution?