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Article ID: 283340 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.5

This article was previously published under Q283340


When you run the Chkdsk utility program in read-only mode on a volume that uses the NTFS file system, Chkdsk may not detect corruption in the disk structure.


This behavior can occur if the $logfile data region in the Master File Table is damaged.


To work around this behavior, run Chkdsk with the /f option to reinitialize the $logfile data region and to correct the corruption problem.

At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER
chkdsk volume_label: /v /f
where volume_label is the label of the volume that you want to run Chkdsk on.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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