doing some house keeping on my XP PC today and i ran chkdsk on my C drive and it gave the following message:
Windows found errors on the disk, but will not fix them because disk checking was run without the /F (fix) parameter.
\WINDOWS\system32\freqdb.db-journal first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated.
so i run "chkdsk /f" and on next reboot chkdsk ran but didn't find any errors nor show the above message..If i run chkdsk again it shows the above message again!
i'm not sure what file chkdsk is referring to.. the only file beginning with freqdb in the system32 folder is "freqdb.db". if i rename the file to "freqdb2.db" and run chkdsk again it doesn't show the above message (first allocation unit is not valid). i've renamed it back now. system does access the file as the time stamp has changed.
i ran "sfc /scannow" and no error is shown (window pops up to say its doing something then after 20 seconds disappears).
anyone know how serious this problem is and how to correct it? should i reinstall XP for example? i'm abouts to upgrade to Windows 7 so probably won't want to do that.