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My Windows Home Server is showing disk issues.

In the Event Viewer I get the message:

The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:\fs\X.

When I log onto the Windows Home Server Console I get the message:

An unexpected error has occurred in the Windows Home Server Storage Manager

Most of the files on the shared folders are accessible okay, but there are some that I can see in Windows Explorer, but I cannot open them (I do have them backed up to an external disk attached to my Windows Home Server).

How can I tell which logical and physical drives the errors are on?


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closed as off topic by Bryan, MDMarra, Ward, mdpc, Magellan Jun 8 '13 at 14:06

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Before you do anything else, detach your external disk. It's not a backup if it's still online. – Joseph Kern Oct 13 '09 at 12:18
I have done that. Thanks :-) – Techboy Oct 13 '09 at 12:48
"C:\fs\X" seems quite a strange name for a volume... – Massimo Oct 13 '09 at 13:58

While I am no expert in WHS; have you run chkdsk?

Try this once per partition:

chkdsk <volume:>

If you have errors try running this:

chkdsk <volume:> /R

The /R will try to "fix" bad sectors, and recover the data.

You can also check your event log for 1001 events, which are related to your disk.

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I usually run chkdsk at least twice, once to fix any errors that may have accumulated over a long period of time, then a second time to confirm no more sectors are going bad. Also try running a disk health utility from the HD manufacturer. – Eric H Oct 13 '09 at 17:24

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