Corrupt VHD disks and possible ways to repair

A corrupt VHD can spoil your day!

Sometimes the can appear fine, but you are unable to move  / copy them as they are written over a bad sector on the disk and the copy process appears to be working fine but then stalls – often with an error about can’t read.

The normal recommended approach is to try the simple things first:

  • Run chkdsk on host disk
  • Run chkdsk from within vhd (assuming its still opening) – if its a C drive you can attach it direct to another machine (via disk management) so its not in use.
  • Try HyperV tools for editing a disk

In my case basic chkdsk tests were fine, editing HyperV disk failed with CRC error every time.

I then ran chkdsk / b on the host machine (which took forever) but did flag up a couple of blocks as bad and sorted it for me.

In the process of hunting though – I also found http://hddguru.com/software/2005.10.02-MHDD/ which is a very powerful low level disk utility.  My next try was going to be to use this making sure REMAP was set ON (this is capable of low level scan and sector repairing by remapping the damaged sectors to another area of the disk).  You can download it as a bootable ISO so add this into your VM and machine should boot to the tool leaving disks unlocked for surface checks.

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re: Corrupt VHD disks and possible ways to repair

06 August 2014

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25 January 2016

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10 June 2016

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12 July 2016

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James Britton

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17 August 2016

The information shared above by James Perrins, is undoubtedly helpful. You can run a script on Windows PowerShell that will help you mount the VHD file in the root folder, and you can run a CHKDSK on it. Other than this, there are two more ways to repair VHD file. You can create a new Virtual Machine, add the corrupt Virtual disk file to it and then compact it. Also, you can try VHD tool, freeware provided by Microsoft to repair VHD file. 

For more information, you can read this blog post: Repair VHD File Manually – Utmost Solutions for VHD Recovery | N. Sem's Blog

Before you can purchase any 3rd party paid software, you must try the manual tricks to repair VHD file. I hope the shared information would be helpful. 

Thanks and best regards.

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07 September 2016

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26 October 2016

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05 November 2016

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25 November 2016

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31 December 2016

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28 March 2017

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re: Corrupt VHD disks and possible ways to repair

19 January 2018

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15 March 2018

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03 April 2018

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21 September 2018

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