RE: Latest Summary of Information: Problem Still Not Solved



Anders M
07-10-2005, 01:30 AM
Hi Sid!
Did you ever solve this problem?
I'm in the same mess right now.
As far as I have understood this problem it looks as if Microsoft allows the
whole system to go unrecoverably currupt, with fragmented $MFT-file, if you
put to many small files on the disk. Amazing!!!

/Anders M

"Sid Joyner" skrev:

> Whenever I boot-up and log on to the computer, the first thing I can do is
> run a chkdsk in read-only mode. It always issues the following:
>
> CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table
> (MFT) bitmap.
> CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
> Windows found problems with the file system.
> Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
>
> At this point, the volume is not marked as "dirty" by the system. However,
> after working with the computer for a few minutes, a Windows popup will
> appear lower right-hand corner repeatedly:
>
> "C:\$MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility."
>
> At this point, the volume is marked as "dirty" and a chkdsk is automatically
> scheduled on boot-up. (This is why it runs "chkdsk /f" on boot-up without me
> specifically asking for it.) This popup will continue to appear and annoy.
> However, I do not notice any other negative operational issues, except maybe
> a slight performance hit.
>
> Upon reboot, the computer will automatically do the chkdsk /f. After logging
> in, I check with chkntfs and discover that the volume is now marked as
> clean. However, I follow this with a chkdsk and get the same message about
> free space marked as allocated in the MFT. A few minutes later the dreaded
> pop-ups start and the volume is marked as dirty. Thus the vicious cycle
> continues.
>
> Other points:
>
> 1. There is an error on boot-up in the Event Viewer about the driver viaag1
> not being loaded. I have downloaded all HP updates and latest BIOS and it
> doesn not resolve the problem. Not sure if this is related to the
> aggravating corrupt MFT problem.
>
> 2. I have done a chkdsk /r and HP HD diagnostics and they all pass with no
> problems detected.
>
> Obviously, I'm frustrated. Any additional advice would be appreciated.
>
>
> "Sid Joyner" <sid_joyner@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:10sgntnc4gsj0e4@corp.supernews.com...
> > Hi All:
> >
> > I'm having a problem and I still can't figure it out. Hopefully someone
> > here can help and it's not serious.
> >
> > Computer:
> > HP Pavilion Athlon 64, 512 MB RAM
> > Windows XP Pro SP2 with all updates
> > Norton Systemworks 2005
> >
> > About two months ago, when I'd start up the computer, about 30 minutes
> > into a computer session, I'd get an ominous balloon-style Windows pop-up
> > in the lower right hand corner stating :
> >
> > "C:\$MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility."
> >
> > I don't have to be doing anything interactively on the computer. This
> > message can sometimes appears with on the Welcome screen.
> >
> > If I run chkdsk with no option in read-only mode from within an XP
> > session, I receive the following message:
> >
> > CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table
> > (MFT) bitmap.
> > CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
> > Windows found problems with the file system.
> > Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
> >
> > However, if I run chkdsk /F from DOS or from Norton, the computer runs
> > chkdsk on startup, but nothing seems to be fixed; the same thing keeps
> > happening. In addition, chkdsk now runs (with no effect) on startup 2 out
> > of every 3 times without me requesting it. I can't stop it from running on
> > startup.
> >
> > The only good news I can say is that this bothersome message seems not to
> > be affecting computer performance or operation. Everything seems to
> > working fine except for these pop-up messages that are concerning me.
> >
> > Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>


RE: Latest Summary of Information: Problem Still Not Solved