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corrupt $MFT

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#1 liquidmonkey


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Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:40 AM

hi there,

i'm visiting my father and his computer is constantly getting the following message...
"the file or directory c:\$MFT is corrupt and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility"

his PC is Win XP-SP1-SP2

after running the chkdsk, the message still appears and once logged in, the message appears everytime you click on something, like getting up internet explorer or trying to save something and so on.
i've checked the net now for a few hours but could not find a similar situtaion/good

can you help me please?
thanks in advance!!!
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#2 Grinler


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Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:27 PM

The $MFT is the master file table. It could be corruption due to a bad hard drive or other unrecoverable problem. Are you getting "Drive cannot be accessed" errors?

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