I try to fix my Windows(NTFS) Drive from Ubuntu. Partitions From Gparted

The error messages I got from GParted and other software was Input/Output Error during read on /dev/sda. Or Failed to read SYSTEM.SAV

Another strange thing was that smrtmontools said that it passed the health test!

So I tried to fix it with ntfsfix but partition sda2 and sda3 had the command output:

Volume is corrupt. You should run chkdsk.

Now I'm stuck and I don't know how to run this command from Ubuntu.

  • No, I couldn't use ntfsfix. It askes me to use chkdsk – Panagiss Apr 14 at 10:57

chkdsk is a Windows command. You should boot from a Windows installation medium (DVD or USB) and run Windows repair. Make sure that your Windows drive is seen as first drive in BIOS or Windows repair will not be successful (had this issue once and documented it at the end of the following article https://www.claudiokuenzler.com/blog/778/install-linux-mint-18.3-software-raid-mdraid-device-partition).

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  • I have done it. Waiting for results now. I hope it works because ntfsfix said that some sectors are corrupted – Panagiss Apr 14 at 12:36
  • It worked with chkdsk. Thanks – Panagiss Apr 15 at 19:35

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