Loss of power during disk defragmentation

I used the Disk Defragmenter in Windows XP on a volume formatted to NTFS and during a defrag of my external hard drive, the power went off in my house all of a sudden (I triggered a circuit breaker). When I got the power back on, the drive seems okay, but I scanned the disc using Chkdsk in Windows. I checked "Automatically fix errors" and everything he said after it was done was "Disk Check in line." My hypothesis is that the file system is in good health, but the loss of power during defragmentation might affect the files on the disk?

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I used the Disk Defragmenter in Windows XP on a volume formatted to NTFS and during a defrag of my external hard drive, the power went off in my house all of a sudden (I triggered a circuit breaker). When I got the power back on, the drive seems okay, but I scanned the disc using Chkdsk in Windows. I checked "Automatically fix errors" and everything he said after it was done was "Disk Check in line." My hypothesis is that the file system is in good health, but the loss of power during defragmentation might affect the files on the disk?

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I guess that your drive is secure, but you can view
the newspaper of verification errors (chkdsk) to the following location:

In Windows XP to find the error checking log file...
Reach... Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Event Viewer /.
Application / Wininit or Winlogon [Source]

John Inzer - MS - MVP - digital media experience

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