Power Outage here :( (solved)

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Power Outage here :( (solved)

Postby briandc » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:32 pm

Hi all,
we had a power outage last night; PC was on at the time. Tested it this morning and can't boot; I got this message:

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Is this telling me the disk has been corrupted? Is the HDD still useable?

thanks to all in advance!

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Re: Power Outage here :(

Postby tramp » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:08 pm

briandc wrote:Is this telling me the disk has been corrupted? Is the HDD still useable?


Usually that is repairable by fsck, but you need to run it manual.
It's tell you the file system on your disk is corrupted, not the disk itself.
you could run in BusyBox

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fsck -a /dev/sda1


to repair it.
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Re: Power Outage here :(

Postby lilith » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:54 pm

I get nightmares when looking at that screen :mrgreen:
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Re: Power Outage here :( (solved!)

Postby briandc » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:19 pm

tramp wrote:
briandc wrote:Is this telling me the disk has been corrupted? Is the HDD still useable?


Usually that is repairable by fsck, but you need to run it manual.
It's tell you the file system on your disk is corrupted, not the disk itself.
you could run in BusyBox

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fsck -a /dev/sda1


to repair it.


Hi tramp,
thank you for the info! I did a bit of searching about BusyBox and found a useful video HERE

I used the

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fsck.ext4 /dev/sda1
command (sda1 for my system) and pressed "y" in the walk-through. Then a

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reboot -f
command at the end, and voila! Back up and running! :)

So the power outage didn't have anything to do with it. Thank God!

Thanks again!

brian

PS: This one's easy as pie, lilith! :D
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Re: Power Outage here :(

Postby lilith » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:25 pm

Long live Linux :D

I remember that I've seen that busybox message ones... I forgot what I did to solve it.
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Re: Power Outage here :(

Postby tramp » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:41 pm

briandc wrote: and voila! Back up and running! :)


I'm glade to hear that. :)

briandc wrote:So the power outage didn't have anything to do with it. Thank God!


I'm pretty sure it was the culprit.
But as long only the indexes are corrupted, you are lucky.

I've had 2 month ago a similar out-take, just, my disk greets me with "the click of death" when I try to start my PC. No disk at all found on boot, not even in the bios. I open the hard-drive, pull the read head back in position, put a new controller on the hard-drive, but without luck, the drive is death, not even clicks any more. All my data been lost.
It hits me hard, as I haven't uploaded/backup my work from the last 3 month and was short before finish a new project.

But, have I learned something out of that? No, right now, I'm nearly in the same situation, done some work for the last month, recover my project from memory, which I still ain't backup nor upload, will I do it now, No, shit, I'm still to lazy. :lol:
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Re: Power Outage here :(

Postby briandc » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:58 pm

tramp wrote:
briandc wrote: and voila! Back up and running! :)


I'm glade to hear that. :)

briandc wrote:So the power outage didn't have anything to do with it. Thank God!


I'm pretty sure it was the culprit.
But as long only the indexes are corrupted, you are lucky.

I've had 2 month ago a similar out-take, just, my disk greets me with "the click of death" when I try to start my PC. No disk at all found on boot, not even in the bios. I open the hard-drive, pull the read head back in position, put a new controller on the hard-drive, but without luck, the drive is death, not even clicks any more. All my data been lost.
It hits me hard, as I haven't uploaded/backup my work from the last 3 month and was short before finish a new project.

But, have I learned something out of that? No, right now, I'm nearly in the same situation, done some work for the last month, recover my project from memory, which I still ain't backup nor upload, will I do it now, No, shit, I'm still to lazy. :lol:


Oooh! Sorry to hear about the loss of your data!
I think that was a lesson I learned pretty early on.. to make multiple copies of important things.
For a moment, I really thought I had lost my HDD, although I had stuff saved already and so the worry was just about the condition of the PC. -I suppose I could do a MemTest to see if I get any errors (I did one for about an hour, with no errors). But all looks good so far. And, I learned something new about computers in all of this, so it was "useful" in a sense. :)


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Re: Power Outage here :( (solved)

Postby glowrak guy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:47 pm

One of my back-up drives is a standard 3 terrabyte external usb NTFS.
One day, it woke up with a dreaded Master File Table error.
This drive just sat there, didn't get hot plugged, when moved
between computers, both computers are off when the drive is recabled.

The drive was over 80% full, but only a few months old.
I no longer trust multi-terrabyte NTFS partions on usb drives, for safe backups,
as this scenario has happened three times now. I now use three or four
smaller partions on multi-terrabyte drives, and keep several smaller drives,
with finished work saved on both ext4 and ntfs partitions, and also on dvds,
with duplicates of each dvd disc.

It took 9 painstaking days for a shop with pro recovery software,
to restore the drive with MFT error. I've used a free utility
called Recuva in the past, to rescue data from an ntfs terrabye drive that didn't
hold crucial data, took 4 days, but it often won't capture the name/extension
of files, so sort-by-size was needed to separate the presets
from 24bit audio files. And then the real work would begin, if one was desparate.
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