I've got a Toshiba Tecra M2 with windows xp pro3. I was doing a scan disc from windows and I shut it down before it was finished because it froze up. When I turned it back on it said file read error use ctrl-alt-del to restart.
That didn't work so I went into DOS mode and did a chkdsk and it said the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problem.
Can I fix this in DOS? I don't want to lose my files.
you can run chkdsk to repair errors and recover lost data. But, this may be a sign that the hard disk is about to fail.
Typing chkdsk c: /f /r will both fix errors and recover lost data. Running chkdsk with both the /f and /r options can often take a considerable amount of timeâ€”depending upon the size of your hard drive and the amount of data stored on it. For example, a 60GB hard drive with half the drive filled with data will take about an hour and fifteen minutes when you use both the /f and /r options. Be prepared to take a long lunch because waiting for chkdsk to finish is somewhat akin to watching paint dry.