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The good old CHKDSK saved me

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

 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

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