Corrupt data files after sys drive reinstall RRS feed

  • Question

  • My WHS would not boot due to an ntfs.sys error.  I reinstalled WHS on the system drive then transferred my data files from the data drives.  I believe I followed the recommended procedure and transferred the files from the data drives to the fresh share folders.  These file transfers appeared successful because the file size and file extensions  were correct.  I then reformatted the data drives and added them to the storage pool.  It turns out that all the data files are corrupt.  I can not open any of my movie, picture or music files.  I have most but not all of this data backed up an my laptop computer thanks to a new 640 gb drive.

    I want to figure out why this happened so I have confidence that in the future I can restore my duplicated files after a sys drive failure.  I think that I transferred the files from the DE folder during the restore,  although they may have come from a different location on the data drives.  Could there be a problem with my SATA adapter / driver which would lead to the ntfs error and to the data corruption?

    Is the best course of action to simply delete the corrupt files and transfer new files from my laptop, or would you recommend a WHS reinstall first?  Any help is appreciated.  Thank you.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 3:21 PM