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The good old CHKDSK saved me

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Installing S7 Simatic V55 sp3  from my external HD ended in a crash.
Installing Simatic software is a.p.i.t.a.  
It takes hours and often ends premature with cryptic  error messages

Like:
 you have no sufficient rights to access
 ... the program you are just installing as administrator!..
Or   invalid drive E: while you are installing from DVD drive F:  ...

Since installing from DVD station F:   was terminated with error msg no access drive E:  
I thought to be smart and copied the install program to my USB drive 1T ADATA   as drive E:
This time the drive E: access error did not appear 
The install stopped in a crash anyway
I was not surprised  it is a Siematic install..
After that my USB HD was damaged  no access possible
Win Explorer freezes when trying to open ADATA CH94 (E:)
that was now renamed to E: only

the message:  drive E: has to be reformatted to use it..

That would mean complete data loss   350 GB   of  931GB
ooops


Googeling  I hit on using chkdsk /f e:    in the commandbox
it must be done i…