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By toddjsharp ·
Is there a utility other than scandisk that can repair a corrupted directory?

It is a Windows 98' machine, and from what I can tell, the label of the partition was lost and the windows\system directory was corrupted. I fixed the label issue withthe "label" command and that seemed to work. All the other data on the drive appears to be OK. (even in directories below system) I just cannot perform any functions on the system directory itself.

Scandisk just seems to hang. File copies to the directory fail. And trying to list the contents of the directory fails..

Thanks,
Todd

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by wbutler188 In reply to corrupted directory

there are 2 utilies,
norton utilities but the total package can screw up your machine and youll have bigger problems. but it does have a good scandisk prog.
2 diskkeeper for w98,95,nt. never used it but either do a websearch on that name. go to there website and eiter download the demo or order a cd demo for 30 days and then dump it or buy it. it will fix your problem on a short term. or just purchase it out rite. i think it goes for 40-50 bucks,not sure on price but its a good util

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by toddjsharp In reply to corrupted directory

i remembered the old norton disk doctor after posting and I plan to check into it.

diskkeeper, I have heard of but don't know anything about. thanks for the tip..

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by SyscoKid In reply to corrupted directory

Try booting in safe mode and running scandisk. Worked for me when I had a problem running defrag.

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by toddjsharp In reply to corrupted directory

doing what you mentioned is what got me to the point that I could diagnose it.

scandisk hangs once it hits this directory.

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by dmiles In reply to corrupted directory

Using the ERD will solve this problem by resetting the files at install,after that run Scandisk

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by toddjsharp In reply to corrupted directory

98' startup disk doesn't act like an ERD.. All it does is allow you to boot and run a few utilities (scandisk being one) from the floppy. In this case, scandisk is useless.

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