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File system corruption

  1. #1


    Raleigh, NC
    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 Pro

    File system corruption


    Good evening all,

    I'll try to keep this brief.
    Scenario:

    2 AMD FX series cpus. Both installed with usb boot media (windows 8.1 Pro).

    Both have 1tb Western digital drives. One is a brand new drive 1mo or less in age the other at least a few years old.

    I did not image one system to the other, installed from a fresh usb drive recently purchased.

    I have corruptions when running sfc /scan now.

    On the older computer i had to totally re-install and today the boot looping issues occured again. Computer powers up boot cycles until it says startup has failed and i must recover the system.

    This is not a major deal as i did a restore, but its getting old FAST. the other system is also running sluggish. small tasks like managing the file folder system or opening web browsing sessions seem to cause freezing.

    Older cpu fx-8120 8gb ddr3 1600 new system specs fx-8320 8gb ddr3 1866.

    These by no means are slow crap machines. Both seem to run like crap, boot speeds i'd assume should be much faster. i load a decent amount of software but a 5min boot time is a bit ridiculous for such a machine.

    Please let me know if i can provide any further information.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You must have had a corrupted installation .iso. I would recommend to get a clean 8.1 .iso and start from scratch. Trying to troubleshoot these kinds of problems will be like herding flee. A reinstall will be the shortcut.

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could try running

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    then sfc.
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  4. #4


    Raleigh, NC
    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You could try running

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    then sfc.
    The interesting thing is, i did just exactly that.

    I pulled a sfc /scannow it showed errors, then i pulled the dism /online /cleanup-image /restore health.

    During the image clean-up the computers video card went into suspend mode and the computer was not functional when i attempted to resume. I hard rebooted the machine afterwards and was forced to restore it after i was unable to repair the start-up issues.

    I am guessing im going to have to try another image. The strangest thing is i am using the windows 8.1 usb mediacreationtool to create usb drives.

    I have no idea why it'd cause an issue. It was created on a system that was NOT corrupted with no known issues. I then created the 2nd usb image with another copy of the mediacreationtool on a 2nd known working system.

    I guess i'll have to go buy 8.1 again, was hoping i'd not have to do this.

    I got a corp copy from my old job and have been using the key since meh, this sucks...
    Last edited by N1sM; 28 Feb 2015 at 11:08.
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