File or Directory C:\$MFT is corrupt or unreadable. Run CHKDSK /f



jfn
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
File or Directory C:\$MFT is corrupt or unreadable. Run CHKDSK /f.

Got this message on a WinXP Home SP2 box. I can't run chkdsk /f
because I'm using the disk (obviously) When I reboot however,
the system does it's own chkdsk but doesn't find any errors.
The message keeps coming back. I don't get any hits when I
search the KB. Any help would be most appreciated...

Jimmy

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the command : CHKDSK /R

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"jfn" <jfn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C64E0BC1-2026-44AC-BF2E-F22A8A6927A3@microsoft.com...
> File or Directory C:\$MFT is corrupt or unreadable. Run CHKDSK /f.
>
> Got this message on a WinXP Home SP2 box. I can't run chkdsk /f
> because I'm using the disk (obviously) When I reboot however,
> the system does it's own chkdsk but doesn't find any errors.
> The message keeps coming back. I don't get any hits when I
> search the KB. Any help would be most appreciated...
>
> Jimmy


File or Directory C:\$MFT is corrupt or unreadable. Run CHKDSK /f