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Win2K and NTFS corruption problem

By thenderson ·
My personal programs folder under documents and settings is corrupt. NTFS has 'burped'.

If you try to copy files to this folder they disappear (as did all files in this folder), if you try to delete the programs folder you get a message that thefolder cannot be deleted because it contains data. If you try to delete the folder from a command prompt you get a corruption error.

If you run chkdsk (during reboot) he will reset the dirty bit, but as soon as windows boots the dirty bit is once again set to indicate a disk problem.

I tried to restore the offending directory from a tape backup, the back up completes ok, but the files have disappeared.

Any one know of a trick or a utility that may repair or at least let me delete the folder ?

I would hate to think that Microsoft's enterprise level opsys (what a joke) would require a reinstall to solve this problem.

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by rkelly In reply to Win2K and NTFS corruption ...

This could be caused by bad sectors on the disk, or bad index files Have you tried running

CHKDSK /F /R

This should clean up and bad sectors and will scan all the indexes within your NTFS file structure. The /F is for fixing any found problemsand the /R is to do a surface scan to discover any problem areas on the disk.

Obviously before doing this you should backup any data you cannot do without.

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by thenderson In reply to Win2K and NTFS corruption ...

The only way to resolve this problem was to format the disk. The chkdsk utility was unable to fix this problem.

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