DetailPage-MSS-KB

Microsoft small business knowledge base

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

This article was previously published under Q283340

SYMPTOMS

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.

CAUSE

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

RESOLUTION

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.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Keywords: 
kbprb KB283340
Share
Additional support options
Ask The Microsoft Small Business Support Community
Contact Microsoft Small Business Support
Find Microsoft Small Business Support Certified Partner
Find a Microsoft Store For In-Person Small Business Support