Windows XP Professional won't Boot - Damaged File System

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    Hi Elizabeth et al,

    My landlord's PC can't complete the initialisation of the Operating System (OS) due to a damaged File System.

    The error message indicates a file (Windows\AppPatch\drvmain.sdb) is damaged and that to repair it the Original CD-ROM should be used to initiate a Repar of the Installation.

    However, unfortunately, my landlord doesn't have that CD and nor do I have a copy.

    Using GParted Live on a USB Flash drive to Boot the PC I was able to obtain the following details.

    Code:
    Check and repair file system (ntfs) on /dev/sda1  00:00:01    ( ERROR )
    
    calibrate /dev/sda1  00:00:00    ( SUCCESS )
    
    path: /dev/sda1
    start: 63
    end: 32772599
    size: 32772537 (15.63 GiB)
    check file system on /dev/sda1 for errors and (if possible) fix them  00:00:01    ( ERROR )
    
    ntfsresize -i -f -v /dev/sda1
    
    ntfsresize v2014.2.15AR.1 (libntfs-3g)
    Device name : /dev/sda1
    NTFS volume version: 3.1
    Cluster size : 4096 bytes
    Current volume size: 16779538944 bytes (16780 MB)
    Current device size: 16779538944 bytes (16780 MB)
    Checking for bad sectors ...
    Checking filesystem consistency ...
    100.00 percent completed
    Accounting clusters ...
    Cluster accounting failed at 101901 (0x18e0d): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101902 (0x18e0e): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101903 (0x18e0f): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101904 (0x18e10): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101905 (0x18e11): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101906 (0x18e12): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101907 (0x18e13): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101908 (0x18e14): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101909 (0x18e15): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101910 (0x18e16): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101911 (0x18e17): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 101912 (0x18e18): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596926 (0x185dfe): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596927 (0x185dff): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596928 (0x185e00): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596929 (0x185e01): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596930 (0x185e02): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596931 (0x185e03): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596932 (0x185e04): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596933 (0x185e05): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596934 (0x185e06): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596935 (0x185e07): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596936 (0x185e08): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1596937 (0x185e09): missing cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1603961 (0x187979): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1604195 (0x187a63): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1604270 (0x187aae): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1604804 (0x187cc4): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1605595 (0x187fdb): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Cluster accounting failed at 1605598 (0x187fde): extra cluster in $Bitmap
    Filesystem check failed! Totally 30 cluster accounting mismatches.
    ERROR: NTFS is inconsistent. Run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot it TWICE!
    The usage of the /f parameter is very IMPORTANT! No modification was
    and will be made to NTFS by this software until it gets repaired.
    Some of the information I found on the Internet, however, indicates that "chkdsk /f" can sometimes make things worse.

    So, before I try to use that as a final option, I was wanting to know what actually happens when a person chooses the Repair option for an installation from an Original CD-ROM? Does the Repair process actually use "chkdsk /f" also? And then, what happens next?


    Using the ntfsfix utility, which is included with GParted Live, the following information was obtained.

    Code:
    ntfsfix /dev/sda1
    Mounting volume... OK
    Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
    Checking the alternate boot sector... OK
    NTFS volume version is 3.1.
    NTFS partition /dev/sda1 was processed successfully.
    Second part to follow ...
     
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    Using the testdisk utility, which is also included with GParted Live, the following was obtained.

    Code:
    OS: Linux, kernel 3.14-1-486 (#1 Debian 3.14.5-1 (2014-06-05)) i686
    Compiler: GCC 4.8
    Compilation date: 2014-04-13T17:18:51
    ext2fs lib: 1.42.10, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
    /dev/sda: LBA, HPA, LBA48, DCO support
    /dev/sda: size       156301488 sectors
    /dev/sda: user_max   156301488 sectors
    /dev/sda: native_max 156301488 sectors
    /dev/sda: dco        156301488 sectors
    /dev/sdb: LBA, HPA, DCO support
    /dev/sdb: size       78242976 sectors
    /dev/sdb: user_max   78242976 sectors
    /dev/sdb: native_max 78242976 sectors
    /dev/sdb: dco        78242976 sectors
    Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
    Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/md - 0 B - 1 sectors (RO), sector size=512
    Hard disk list
    Disk /dev/sda - 80 GB / 74 GiB - CHS 9729 255 63, sector size=512 - ST380011A, S/N:3JV4GSQS, FW:3.06
    Disk /dev/sdb - 40 GB / 37 GiB - CHS 4870 255 63, sector size=512 - SAMSUNG SP0411N/R, S/N:S0DBJ10YA17865, FW:TW100-13
    Disk /dev/sdc - 2021 MB / 1927 MiB - CHS 1010 63 62, sector size=512 - SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro, FW:8.02
    
    Partition table type (auto): Intel
    Disk /dev/sdb - 40 GB / 37 GiB - SAMSUNG SP0411N/R
    Partition table type: Intel
    
    Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 40 GB / 37 GiB - CHS 4870 255 63
    Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
    NTFS at 0/1/1
    NTFS at 2040/1/1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=6
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=4
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=6
    Current partition structure:
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
     2 E extended LBA          2040   0  1  4868 254 63   45447885
     5 L HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
    ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error
    Failed to read index block: Input/output error
    
    search_part()
    Disk /dev/sdb - 40 GB / 37 GiB - CHS 4870 255 63
    NTFS at 0/1/1
    filesystem size           32772537
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2048283
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
         HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    NTFS at 2040/1/1
    filesystem size           45447822
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2840488
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
         HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=4
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=3
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=4
    
    Results
       * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
       L HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    ntfs_device_testdisk_io_ioctl() unimplemented
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386327(1020/0/28)) read err: Partial read
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,16386328(1020/0/29)) read err: Input/output error
    file_pread(5,6,buffer,16386329(1020/0/30)) read err: Input/output error
    
    
    dir_partition inode=5
       * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    Directory /
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
        4000 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:24 Archivos de programa
        3531 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:00 Documents and Settings
       11352 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:28 MSOCache
        3529 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 16-Jun-2014 23:28 System Volume Information
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 WINDOWS
        7431 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 AUTOEXEC.BAT
        1863 -r--r--r--     0      0      4952 14-Apr-2008 12:00 Bootfont.bin
        7430 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 CONFIG.SYS
        7432 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 IO.SYS
        7433 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 MSDOS.SYS
        3495 -r--r--r--     0      0     47564 14-Apr-2008 12:00 NTDETECT.COM
        3523 -r--r--r--     0      0       211 19-May-2006 22:46 boot.ini
        3491 -r--r--r--     0      0    251168 14-Apr-2008 12:00 ntldr
          27 -r--r--r--     0      0 352321536  4-Feb-2014 10:54 pagefile.sys
    
    dir_partition inode=28
       * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386335(1020/0/36)) read err: Input/output error
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,16386335(1020/0/36)) read err: Input/output error
    ntfs_readdir failed for cluster 28
    Directory /WINDOWS
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
    Directory /
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
        4000 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:24 Archivos de programa
        3531 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:00 Documents and Settings
       11352 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:28 MSOCache
        3529 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 16-Jun-2014 23:28 System Volume Information
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 WINDOWS
        7431 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 AUTOEXEC.BAT
        1863 -r--r--r--     0      0      4952 14-Apr-2008 12:00 Bootfont.bin
        7430 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 CONFIG.SYS
        7432 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 IO.SYS
        7433 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 MSDOS.SYS
        3495 -r--r--r--     0      0     47564 14-Apr-2008 12:00 NTDETECT.COM
        3523 -r--r--r--     0      0       211 19-May-2006 22:46 boot.ini
        3491 -r--r--r--     0      0    251168 14-Apr-2008 12:00 ntldr
          27 -r--r--r--     0      0 352321536  4-Feb-2014 10:54 pagefile.sys
    add_ext_part_i386: max
    add_ext_part_i386: min
    
    interface_write()
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
     2 E extended LBA          2040   0  1  4868 254 63   45447885
     5 L HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
    
    To be continued in 3rd post ...
    Third part to follow ...
     
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    Code:
    search_part()
    Disk /dev/sdb - 40 GB / 37 GiB - CHS 4870 255 63
    NTFS at 0/1/1
    filesystem size           32772537
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2048283
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
         HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386315(1020/0/16)) read err: Partial read
    NTFS at 2039/254/63
    filesystem size           32772537
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2048283
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
         HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    NTFS at 2040/1/1
    filesystem size           45447822
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2840488
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
         HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    NTFS at 4868/254/63
    filesystem size           45447822
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2840488
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
         HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
         NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    NTFS at 4868/254/63
    filesystem size           45447822
    sectors_per_cluster       8
    mft_lcn                   786432
    mftmirr_lcn               2840488
    clusters_per_mft_record   -10
    clusters_per_index_record 1
    NTFS: Can't read MFT
         HPFS - NTFS           4868 254 63  7697 253 62   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=78220484, size=45447822, end=123668305, disk end=78242976)
    Disk /dev/sdb - 40 GB / 37 GiB - CHS 4870 255 63
    Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
    The harddisk (40 GB / 37 GiB) seems too small! (< 63 GB / 58 GiB)
    The following partition can't be recovered:
         HPFS - NTFS           4868 254 63  7697 253 62   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=4
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=3
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=4
    
    Results
       * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
       L HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    ntfs_device_testdisk_io_ioctl() unimplemented
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386327(1020/0/28)) read err: Partial read
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,16386328(1020/0/29)) read err: Input/output error
    file_pread(5,6,buffer,16386329(1020/0/30)) read err: Input/output error
    
    
    dir_partition inode=5
       * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    Directory /
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
        4000 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:24 Archivos de programa
        3531 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:00 Documents and Settings
       11352 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:28 MSOCache
        3529 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 16-Jun-2014 23:28 System Volume Information
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 WINDOWS
        7431 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 AUTOEXEC.BAT
        1863 -r--r--r--     0      0      4952 14-Apr-2008 12:00 Bootfont.bin
        7430 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 CONFIG.SYS
        7432 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 IO.SYS
        7433 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 MSDOS.SYS
        3495 -r--r--r--     0      0 ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error
    Failed to read index block: Input/output error
        47564 14-Apr-2008 12:00 NTDETECT.COM
        3523 -r--r--r--     0      0       211 19-May-2006 22:46 boot.ini
        3491 -r--r--r--     0      0    251168 14-Apr-2008 12:00 ntldr
          27 -r--r--r--     0      0 352321536  4-Feb-2014 10:54 pagefile.sys
    
    dir_partition inode=28
       * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386335(1020/0/36)) read err: Input/output error
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,16386335(1020/0/36)) read err: Input/output error
    ntfs_readdir failed for cluster 28
    Directory /WINDOWS
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
    Directory /
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
        4000 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:24 Archivos de programa
        3531 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:00 Documents and Settings
       11352 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:28 MSOCache
        3529 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 16-Jun-2014 23:28 System Volume Information
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 WINDOWS
        7431 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 AUTOEXEC.BAT
        1863 -r--r--r--     0      0      4952 14-Apr-2008 12:00 Bootfont.bin
        7430 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 CONFIG.SYS
        7432 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 IO.SYS
        7433 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 MSDOS.SYS
        3495 -r--r--r--     0      0     47564 14-Apr-2008 12:00 NTDETECT.COM
        3523 -r--r--r--     0      0       211 19-May-2006 22:46 boot.ini
        3491 -r--r--r--     0      0    251168 14-Apr-2008 12:00 ntldr
          27 -r--r--r--     0      0 352321536  4-Feb-2014 10:54 pagefile.sys
    add_ext_part_i386: max
    add_ext_part_i386: min
    
    interface_write()
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
     2 E extended LBA          2040   0  1  4868 254 63   45447885
     5 L HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
    ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error
    Failed to read index block: Input/output error
    simulate write!
    
    write_mbr_i386: starting...
    write_all_log_i386: starting...
    write_all_log_i386: CHS: 2040/0/1,lba=32772600
    
    Interface Advanced
    Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
    NTFS at 0/1/1
    NTFS at 2040/1/1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=6
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=4
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=6
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
     2 E extended LBA          2040   0  1  4868 254 63   45447885
     5 L HPFS - NTFS           2040   1  1  4868 254 63   45447822
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 23 GB / 21 GiB
    ntfs_device_testdisk_io_ioctl() unimplemented
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386327(1020/0/28)) read err: Partial read
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,16386328(1020/0/29)) read err: Input/output error
    file_pread(5,6,buffer,16386329(1020/0/30)) read err: Input/output error
    
    
    dir_partition inode=5
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    Directory /
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
        4000 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:24 Archivos de programa
        3531 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:00 Documents and Settings
       11352 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:28 MSOCache
        3529 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 16-Jun-2014 23:28 System Volume Information
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 WINDOWS
        7431 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 AUTOEXEC.BAT
        1863 -r--r--r--     0      0      4952 14-Apr-2008 12:00 Bootfont.bin
        7430 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 CONFIG.SYS
        7432 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 IO.SYS
        7433 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 MSDOS.SYS
        3495 -r--r--r--     0      0     47564 14-Apr-2008 12:00 NTDETECT.COM
        3523 -r--r--r--     0      0       211 19-May-2006 22:46 boot.ini
        3491 -r--r--r--     0      0    251168 14-Apr-2008 12:00 ntldr
          27 -r--r--r--     0      0 352321536  4-Feb-2014 10:54 pagefile.sys
    4th part to follow ...
     
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    Code:
    dir_partition inode=28
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1  2039 254 63   32772537
         NTFS, blocksize=4096, 16 GB / 15 GiB
    file_pread(5,16,buffer,16386335(1020/0/36)) read err: Input/output error
    file_pread(5,1,buffer,16386335(1020/0/36)) read err: Input/output error
    ntfs_readdir failed for cluster 28
    Directory /WINDOWS
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
    Directory /
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 .
           5 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:29 ..
        4000 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 29-Jan-2014 16:24 Archivos de programa
        3531 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:00 Documents and Settings
       11352 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 19-May-2006 23:28 MSOCache
        3529 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0 16-Jun-2014 23:28 System Volume Information
          28 dr-xr-xr-x     0      0         0  4-Feb-2014 10:55 WINDOWS
        7431 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 AUTOEXEC.BAT
        1863 -r--r--r--     0      0      4952 14-Apr-2008 12:00 Bootfont.bin
        7430 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 CONFIG.SYS
        7432 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 IO.SYS
        7433 -r--r--r--     0      0         0 19-May-2006 22:52 MSDOS.SYS
        3495 -r--r--r--     0      0     47564 14-Apr-2008 12:00 NTDETECT.COM
        3523 -r--r--r--     0      0       211 19-May-2006 22:46 boot.ini
        3491 -r--r--r--     0      0    251168 14-Apr-2008 12:00 ntldr
          27 -r--r--r--     0      0 352321536  4-Feb-2014 10:54 pagefile.sys
    
    TestDisk exited normally.
    As can be seen from the above there is an error occurring when trying to access the Windows directory.

    I placed the Hard Drive into my own PC and downloaded the GetDataBack for NTFS utility with which I was able to see the files and directories residing in the Windows directory.

    Using the DiskExplorer for NTFS utility, I was able to view the File Entry Details for the drvmain.sdb file without any error occurring but when I attempted the same thing, for the Windows directory, a "Bad sectors handling" dialogue window was displayed. In total there was 8 or 9 bad sectors that the Disk Explorer utility encountered for the Windows directory which is probably the reason the OS won't initiate. I don't know how the MFT (Master File Table) entries operate but I am guessing that the entry for the Windows directory is related to the entry for the drvmain.sdb file and if the entry for the Windows directory is damaged in anyway, then, any files or directories residing within it will not be able to be "seen" by the OS.

    So, is using "chkdsk /f" the correct or only solution to try for this scenario to enable the OS to start?

    Thanks, Michael
     
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    you want to run checkdisk with the /r parameter:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265/en-us
    How to perform checkdisk

    if you do not have Recovery Console installed, then run from the start menu

    go to start, run, type in cmd

    in cmd type in chkdsk c: /r and press enter

    type Y for yes and press enter

    type exit and press enter

    restart pc, allow checkdisk to finish and run again

    this is a lengthy process depending on the size of your harddrive, the percentages will fluctuate, this is normal, you can view report in the event viewer.
    go to start>run> and type in eventvwr.msc, click on the applications directory, and in the right hand panel choose winlogon.
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    run at least twice and then we can see if the issue still occurs.
     
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    Hi Elizabeth,

    When you say "run again", do you mean "chkdsk <driveletter>: /r" or simply "chkdsk <drive>:"

    I had previously used the graphical Disk Management interface of my Win 2000 Server to perform what I thought was the Repair option but it was stopping in the 2nd stage.

    So, I ran chkdsk with the /r switch, from the Command Console, which produced the following results.

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    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    
    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 28.
    Correcting error in index $I30 for file 28.
    Sorting index $I30 in file 28.
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
    Recovering orphaned file Fonts (47) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Config (48) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Cursors (51) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file addins (63) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file CONNEC~1 (64) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Connection Wizard (64) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file DRIVER~1 (65) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Driver Cache (65) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file AppPatch (87) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Debug (88) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file ehome (145) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file explorer.scf (513) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file clock.avi (1546) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file explorer.exe (2077) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file FaxSetup.log (4031) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file comsetup.log (4036) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file cmsetacl.log (4724) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file GRANOD~1.BMP (5012) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Grano de café.bmp (5012) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file A pescar.bmp (5014) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file APESCA~1.BMP (5014) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Abanicos.bmp (5018) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Azteca.bmp (5020) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Cursores (5021) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file DTCINS~1.LOG (5358) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file DtcInstall.log (5358) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file desktop.ini (6109) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file DOWNLO~1 (6425) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Downloaded Program Files (6425) into directory file 28.
    
    Recovering orphaned file control.ini (7434) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file bootstat.dat (7452) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file 0.log (10301) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file $NTUNI~1 (10885) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file $NtUninstallWdf01005$ (10885) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file Alcrmv.exe (11036) into directory file 28.
    Recovering orphaned file tmp.edb (21392) into directory file 10187.
    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    Free space verification is complete.
    Adding 1 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    
      16386268 KB total disk space.
       4272140 KB in 20689 files.
          5632 KB in 1663 indexes.
             4 KB in bad sectors.
         89152 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
      12019340 KB available on disk.
    
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
       4096567 total allocation units on disk.
       3004835 allocation units available on disk.
    Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 1502.
    After this I transferred the Hard Drive back to its original case and Windows XP Pro started without a problem. :)

    I have since run chkdsk without any switches and this has produced the following results. It's in Spanish but I think you should get the drift.

    Code:
    El tipo del sistema de archivos es NTFS.
    
    Advertencia: parámetro /F no especificado.
    Ejecutando CHKDSK en modo de sólo lectura.
    
    CHKDSK está comprobando archivos (etapa 1 de 3)...
    Comprobación de archivos terminada.
    CHKDSK está comprobando índices (etapa 2 de 3)...
    Comprobación de índices terminada.
    CHKDSK está comprobando descriptores de seguridad (etapa 3 de 3)...
    Comprobación de descriptores de seguridad terminada.
    Corrigiendo errores en el mapa de bits del volumen.
    Windows encontró problemas con el sistema de archivos.
    Ejecute CHKDSK con la opción /F (fix) para corregirlos.
    
      16386268 KB de espacio total en disco.
       4771048 KB en 21340 archivos.
          5904 KB en 2240 índices.
             4 KB en sectores defectuosos.
         91592 KB en uso por el sistema.
    El archivo de registro ha ocupado      65536 kilobytes.
      11517720 KB disponibles en disco.
    
          4096 bytes en cada unidad de asignación.
       4096567 unidades de asignación en disco en total.
       2879430 unidades de asignación disponibles en disco.
    Is there some tool I can use to determine the location of the defective sectors containing the 4KB of data so that I may be able to determine if they contain anything useful?

    Would you say that the disk appears healthy with only 4KB contained in defective sectors?

    Thanks, Michael.
     
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    your drive could last months or go in the next hour, a good checkdisk will always come back with 0 kb in bad sectors.

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    you want to start backing up your data and getting a new drive.

    the /r parameter will try to recover data, and you can read the following article from Ask Leo about a program for repairing your disk, read the comments also:

    http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_fix_a_bad_sector_on_my_hard_drive.html
     
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