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  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Disk Error


    I upgraded my laptop from windows 7 to windows 8. As expected, a Windows.old file was created, however, it got stuck in deleting previous windows installation when I tried deleting the folder using the disk clean up. I tried deleting it through the elevated CMD, but, it gave me a the error: "request could not be performed because of an io device error". Also, when I try to copy a folder from the windows.old folder to the desktop, it gets stuck in some of the files and displays the same error. Note: the system got really unresponsive while deleting (more than the "normal" unresponsiveness). I did a clean install, but the same thing happens on the new Windows.old000

    So I tried CHKDSK /R C: then reboot... I think the check disk made it worse... It gave a disk error, then Automatic startup repair ran, now it's doing a system restore... It restored back to Windows 7... Now it's giving the disk error again, and automatic startup repair is runnning.

    Is this a problem with the physical hard drive? I'm guessing some clusters are corrupted or something, isn't there a way to isolate those clusters? I really need my laptop.
    Last edited by acer3; 21 May 2013 at 03:38.

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Delete it from safemode, it should work fine..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    Delete it from safemode, it should work fine..
    I already tried it. Same thing happened.
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  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Meant to say rename in safemodfe then delete....
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