I'm having problems with "Directory corrupted and unreadable" in XP Pro.
I did a search for info on the forum and the only topic that came close to my problem appears to have been closed.
Here's my deal.
I have a folder in "My Documents" called "My eBooks". When I try to open this folder I get the aforementioned response. This is the only folder I have found that gives this error message. It was working fine Sat. night when I went to bed. When I got up Sunday morning and tried to open the folder, it wouldn't open.
The only thing I have done out of the ordinary is install "Adobe Acrobat 7 trial version"-downloaded directly from Adobe.com. I didn't go near "My eBooks" when I downloaded or installed it. I downloaded it to my desktop and installed it from there.
My current configuration has been working pretty good until Sunday morning, although I could stand a clean install.
Homebuilt computer, Athlon Duron 1300+; 2 WD 7200 RPM 80 gig hard drives;Dual boot-98SE on C:\... XP Pro on D:\ ; AVG antivirus Home Edition; Zone Alarm free edition.
System restore wouldn't bring it back.
Chkdsk will run but won't fix the problem. Chkdsk /F will not run. It says "the volume is in use by another process". I have tried scheduling it to run at next startup, but it still won't run. At that time it gives a message something about "appearing to be a non-windows disk".
I am considering running the Data Lifeguard Tools 11 diagnostic from Western Digital, but want to wait till I hear from the forum.
Anybody have an idea how to fix it or at least get into the folder so I can get my books on CD? If I could just get my books, I would do a format and clean install and be happy. If any more information is needed I'll be happy to oblige.
Anybody have any first hand experience with the software "Active-UnDelete" ? If so, will it help me?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Edited by framerw47, 31 January 2005 - 11:13 PM.