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Master File Table contains a corrupted file record Inspiron 5558

Q: Master File Table contains a corrupted file record Inspiron 5558

Event viewer displayed an error message Master File Table contains a corrupted file record . This system has no other symptoms. I have run chkdsk /f and it did clean up/moving of the files it did not fix the MFT. Can this been done with utility Dell Backup and Recovery or do I need a 3rd party program such as TestDisk?

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Hello everyone,
After I used "Acronis Disk Director" in a HirenBoot CD to cut some space from my D drive to my C drive (boot drive), I've got this "Windows is checking the D drive" then "Corrupted master file table. Checkdisk is aborted" on my D drive. After doing some homework, I've tried corrected it by using testdisk's Fix MFT function but "Both of the MFT files are corrupted. Can't fix".
I did not back up the whole partition.
Are there any other ways that I could try to fix this? I do not really want to buy $60 + commercial software that TestDisk recommends just to fix this possibly once-in-a-lifetime issue. However, if recovery softwares is the only option left, then I have to use them.
Cheers guys. I'd really appreciate any help.

A:Corrupted master file table after resizing partitions

You could try running:
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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When format a new hard drive to NTFS, an amount of hard drive space is reserved for master file table, because this way it won't fragment much and all the info will be in the same area. As you add stuff onto the drive, once you fill up the free space, it fills up the master file table reserved space, but not completely. Is this accurate?

I got a new 500GB hard drive and the reserved for master file table is 58GB. The MFT is only like 5-25MB or so, so eventually I will be able to use about 57GB of that reserved, right?
 

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System : XP Pro SP3

I note that on one of my computers the MFT is reported as being "98% used". I am apprehensively wondering what happens when the MFT hits 100%.....

Microsoft article KB174619 deals with the XP MFT but is less than helpful.

With regards to increasing the size of the MFT Microsoft only deal with W2000 and not XP.

The article also implies that deleting files does not decrease the "used %" of the MFT...... or so it seems...

The files that were deleted cause internal holes in the MFT. These holes are significant regions that are unused by files. It is impossible to reclaim this space.Click to expand...

Elsewhere Microsoft imply (without actually saying so) that the MFT will increase in size as needed. However, the current MFT on this machine is already at 3 fragments. If it hits 100% I am then assuming that a new block will be assigned to yet another MFT fragment, and I am wondering what impact this may have on performance.

In KB174619 Microsoft state that:-

In Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003, the defrag utility defrags the MFT. A defrag operation on the MFT combines an MFT file into 1 and prevents it from being stored in multiple places that are not sequential on disk. In this class of operation, the MFT file is more sequential. However, it is exactly the size that the MFT file was before the defrag operation.Click to expand...

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A:Master File Table

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Can the Master File Table (MFT) for a hard disk be rebuilt? Check Disk reports the MFT and it's mirror image are corrupted. This is a 2 TB disk that has Windows 7 System disk BACKUP on it and over 100 Windows Media Center TV hour programs on it. I checked with Microsoft TechNet and they said the only thing I could is reformat the Disk.

A:Rebuild the Master File Table

See if the tut fixes it.

Disk Check

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

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MFT Replaced by $MFT files. Any way to resolve problem without Reinstall.

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Hello,

I purchased a 1 TB Seagate Hard Disc about four months ago.It has two Partitions One 50 GB with Windows 7 New and other a 950 GB with movies,music important documents etc.I also have two more Internal Hard discs with Windows 8 and another windows 7.For last one week or so had problems in booting into new win7 got message that it should be repaired through Windows DVD.Did the needful and booted up.The next day same problem and my action the same. This happened about 7 times or so.

Today same problem.My reaction the same.But while booting I got a message that the 950 GB partition cannot be accessed because MFT is corrupt.Browsed through Windows 7 Forums and as advised in one of the threads downloaded Testdisk.Ran the program but unfotunately the dreaded message that both MFT and Mirror MFT are corrupt.Have lot of badly needed Data and I really want to recover it.

Will be extremely grateful for some advise.

Thanks

Manju

A:Master file table corrupt

You can try those:

http://www.uneraser.com/

http://www.file-recovery.net/

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I have heard that every comptuer has something called a master file table. This is source of restore deletion programs power, this is where these restoreing programs bring back files that have been stored once delted. This i know. What i dont know and am wondering is is that "secure deletion programs" are a quack then, becuase they fail to clean your mft files, which makes guttman passes full of bolongy. I hope i got this concept wrong. Explain this to me and tell me if there is a way that this can be wiped, if not then just explain to me how this drive works????

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Major Issue with the Master File Table. Received msg about windows Xp unable to rewrite the MFT "/$Mft" on the HDD from my sons HP notebook. This occured during the 'defrag' operation. Prior to the start of defrag, he had almost NO open disk space, so I deleted a lot of temp junk and tried to defrag. AT end of defrag process I received msg about Master File Table. Prior to defrag, I could see below the first level of directories on the HDD and now I can see NOTHING below the first level. All of this is a result of doing what the HP techs asked me to do to resolve a problem with this notebooks ability to bootup. The notebook would NOT boot at all, got a BLACK blank screen after a few seconds and nothing else. Would not even boot from a bootable utility disk. NEED help real bad, because my son needs to extract some data files from the HDD prior to HP doing a re-image of the HDD. These files are needed for two of his college classes prior to finals. PLEASE help....

A:Master File Table -problems-

About your original problem: Not booting -

The first thing your computer does is go through a POST test, which is a basic hardware functionality test through your BIOS. Most times, if the problem is not motherboard critical, or related to power supply problems, the BIOS will echo any hardware errors through a series of beeps. If the POST test passes (which you need to make sure it did) it then searches for a startup disk. This includes all internal and external drives.

This is the very first place to start, because if your POST doesn't pass, there is either something wrong with your BIOS settings, or there is a hardware problem critical to startup. Hope this helps.

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I recently had a crashed hard drive recovered and its data restored to a 300 GB LaCie Brick (Maxtor in a USB enclosure) provided by the data recovery service. I brought it home and while making a backup of the data, about 160 GB all at once, I encountered an error. I don't remember the exact wording of the error message, something about the source disk not being readable. I ran chkdsk and it reported Master File Table corruption.

The data recovery service says the LaCie drive checked out OK before releasing it to me, and suggests that my PC is causing the corruption. I have two other external USB/FW drives that are not exhibiting any problems; however, the same thing happened a couple of months ago with a 60 GB Western Digital ATA drive I extracted from an old PC and placed in a USB/Firewire enclosure. I was moving a big chunk of data from it and I kept getting CRC errors. Now that drive doesn't even appear in Windows Explorer. That drive is about 4 years old, though.

The original crashed HD was a Western Digital 250 GB USB/FW external. I had transported it in my checked baggage like I've done a dozen times before, well packed and protected, and when I got home from traveling and tried to read from it I could not. I don't know if it suffered some kind of physical shock, or if my PC crashed it, or if it was just its time to go. It was less than two years old. They had to open it up in a clean room to recover the data.

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A:Master File Table corruption

I'd let the service restore it to a new disk first, I can't imagine how your system would be causing an external disk to fail...

Yes, I'd just format the drive and see what it says. I'd also do the full format, not the quick format, which will at least attempt to write every sector.
 

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I remember seeing a tweak about changing the MFT from the default DWORD 1 (12.5%) up to 4 (50%), but this was a long time ago. I'd assume changing it's size has some effect on system speed if you were closing in on max space, but lets say on an SSD would it even be wise to consider changing it's size. I leave mine alone as is, but I can't seem to find any info on the subject other than general info.

A:Master File Table Size?

Leave it alone. That doesn't need to be changed by the user. It's not gonna speed up your system, you should keep that in mind mate.

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HI

I need some assistance. I have an Acer computer running Windows VISTA.
/when I first boot it up, I get a message saying that D : there is a Corrupt Master File Table. It takes a few minutes, but then it finishes booting into Windows. What is the cause, and how do I fix it?

A:Corrupt Master File Table

Some information about Master File Table:

http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs-mft.htm

Try running CHKDSK /F /R from an elevated command prompt.

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Hi all,

I am having problems defragging my second har drvie.. It mentions that it cannot save the MFT with using Norton Disk Doctor. I tried to see if I could increase the size of the MFT, but when I look in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Filesystem, the file "NtfsMftZoneReservation" is not there.

I read that this files controls how much space is used for this file.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Pramalot

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My PC is dual booted with [Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu]. While in Ubuntu a text file went missing but the Partition was still there, I booted into Windows & could not find the file although the Partition was there. Then Windows "Blue Screened", after re-boot Chkdsk tried to run & gave this message:

"corrupt master file table, chkdsk aborted"

When I click on the Partition drive letter:

"E:\ is not acessible.
The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable".

BlueScreenView identified the cause of the crash as "Ntfs.sys" & "ntoskernel.exe", I booted back into Ubuntu & the Partition was gone. When I got back into Windows BlueScreenView had no data & Windows Minidump folder was empty, how can I recover the Partition?

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Hi All
Got the following problem:

One of my harddrives last night just became inaccessible.
When i try to access it i get a message saying "disk is corrupted" or something like that.
If i use chkdsk i get "corrupt master file table". I used some application to test the drive and couldnt find anything, it passed all tests and those applications can recover everything on the HD.

So just wanted to know is there anyway to fix this without recovering everything and reformatting, because its a ***** to copy 300GB. So maybe there is someway to fix the MFT?

and anyone has an idea why it might have happened?
 

A:Corrupt master file table

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I'm a tech for an windows NT environment and i have a prloblem with a users hard drive i cann't run checkdisk or diskkeeper on the drive it will not boot up and it has been partitioned in FAT and NTFS but only the FAT is being acknowleged it's not seeing the NTFS. It has an error message that says ( $MFT is corrupted and unreadable, and when i try to run CHKDSK it says corrupt master file table.)Does anyone know how to corect this problem .
 

A:Corrupt Master File table

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When running the disk defragmenter (Windows XP Home, SP3) the Master File Table (MFT) shows that it is 99 percent in use, with only 3 fragments. It had previously been at 98 percent, but removing all but the most recent restore point seems to have worked for a time, dropping it back to 86 percent in use. But after installing the service pack 3 for Windows, the MFT jumped right back up to 99 percent. The concern is that, won't it now start to fragment the MFT, seeing as the allotted space is almost all in use? And will this cause performance issues?

And most importantly, what can be done about this?

There is a Windows support article titled: How NTFS reserves space for its Master File Table (MFT). In this article it states that you can increase the MFT zone by means of changing the value number using the Registry Editor. This seems like a drastic step to me, and I'm wondering if maybe something else could be tried first. Like perhaps using a reliable third-party defragmenter to reclaim MFT space occupied by deleted file entries?

OR...should it all be left alone as long as it is only showing 3 fragments (it's shown the same 3 fragments all along, even before it ever started closing in on 100 percent in use)?

Thanks for any help and advice.
 

A:Master File Table (MFT) Problem

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My MoBo (ASUS A7V original) doesn't natively support >137GB HDs without SP1 or higher and the updated ATA100 Promise drivers. I had a working 160GB HD. I did a fresh reinstall of XP pro, upgraded to SP2, and also reinstalled the updated the ATA100 Promise drivers. So I was re-organizing some files and while writing to the 160 GB HD (non-boot disk) it suddenly became corrupt and unreadable. The XP disk management tool says it's "healthy," Partition Magic 8 sees the drive but has ? marks for it's size. ON reboot, the DSK check prog says "Corrupt Master File Table." All my other HDs, which are less than 137GB, have no problems.

Sucks. Maybe I should have stuck with SP1. How do I go about reactivating the partition, is possible? And what file retrieval progs are good to use? Sould I uninstall SP2 and go back to SP1?
 

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Recently added a 2TB external USB drive for big files I rarely access. I'm using the Auslogics utility for defragmenting, and noticed something odd. A large portion of this new drive is occupied by the "Master File Table." (link to screen capture below; MFT is purple, normal files are green.) The percentage of space used by the MFT on my other drives is much smaller. Can anybody help me understand this? Anything that will reduce the table size?Screen Capture

A:Unusually large Master File Table?

Hi

This can happen if the drive had a lot of files on it previously that were deleted. That can cause the MFT to get a lot of holes in it in some cases. Was this a brand new drive or was it a full drive that you deleted all of the stuff on and then started putting files on it?

2TB can have a reserved MFT space of 250GB (12.5%). How big is it on your drive?

James

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My laptop crashed last week and it seems to have messed up the hard drive. Chkdsk says the master file table is corrupted and Windows couldn't recover it, so I wanted to try using TestDisk to repair it since I've read other people have had success with that. But when I go to Advanced File Utilities, the bottom menu only gives the options "type," "image creation." and "quit"; I don't see the "boot" option that's supposed to bring me to "Repair MFT." Can anyone help me figure out how to try and repair the MFT? I'm using the Windows 64-bit version of TestDisk that says some features are missing, is this why I don't see that option?

Thank you for any help you can provide!!
(Not sure if this is in the right forum section, let me know if I should move it somewhere else)

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Hi,

Last Wednesday I came to boot up my machine and it refused to boot saying the disk was unreadable. It said hit Ctrl+alt+del to reboot and just went into a loop of restarting and telling me to hit Ctrl+alt+del.

I tried to slave the disk to another machine and chkdsk came up saying the disk had errors to the master file table. It tried to fix the disk but despite being left over night it was on segment 15000 just rolling through each sector saying it was un readable.

I have a second disk in the machine and it was set to create a mirror each Tuesday night so I bought a new drive, reverted to the miror from last tues and assumed that it was a rare disk hardware faliure.

This morning I came to boot the disk and exactly the same thing happened! :(

I have once again reverted to the backup from last tuesday on a brand new hard drive but it seems like my assumption that it was the disk was wrong :(

The two drives are now so corrupt that not even formating tool tools from the ultimate boot CD can wipe them and one is no longer even recognised by the BIOS!

The machine had a virus checker installed (not very up to date version of kaspersky as my subscrioption ran out), it was defragged once a week and had plenty of space left on th disk.

The machine has been running for a few hours and I have pulled all of the data off but I am certain that it will happen again.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

If it is hardware then what should I replace first?

A:[RESOLVED] Master file table corruption what might cause it?

I had a Western Digital do this to me not long ago, I ended up going to their website, downloading their tools that "rebuild" the drive. it went and cleared the drive, and fixed the master boot files. after that I had an oem drive. had to reinstall everything, but been working ever since. I believe in my case a power outage got me.

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Dell Inspiron Laptop 5558 , Win 8.1, I7, 6GB RAM, 1 TB HDD

Event view shows the error below and also a WMI error event 24. I can provide detail on this error if needed. Disk management shows all partitions on the disk are healthy. What should I do to fix these errors?
MFT Error:
System

- Provider

[ Name] Ntfs

[ Guid] {DD70BC80-EF44-421B-8AC3-CD31DA613A4E}

EventID 55

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000000

EventRecordID 545416

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4

[ ThreadID] 2888


Channel System

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

DriveName OS

DeviceName \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy5

CorruptionState 0x0

HeaderFlags 0x922

Severity Critical

Origin File System Driver

Verb Bad FRS

Description The Master File Table (MFT) contains a corrupted file record. The file reference number is 0x4000000000bd7. The name of the file is "<unable to determine file name>".

Signature 0xa3d8fca0

Outcome Read Only Volume

SampleLength 0

SampleData


SourceFile 0x6

SourceLine 152

SourceTag 337

CallStack Ntfs+0x15cfc4, Ntfs+0xcd4be, Ntfs+0xcd694, Ntfs+0xadd08, Ntfs+0xc7d31, Ntfs+0x9fbcf, Ntfs+0x118131, Ntfs+0x12ce39, Ntfs+0x81090, Ntfs+0xe4c4, ntoskrnl+0x7471f, ntoskrnl+0x67074, ntoskrnl+0x1543c6

A:master file table (mft) contains a corrupt file Event ID 55 and WMI error event 24

Hi. . .

Run chkdsk /r from a CMD prompt screen.

Answer "Y" to the question; re-boot the system.

Chkdsk will run upon startup.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

EDIT: Paste chkdsk results into your next post. You can find the results in the Event Viewer - Application log. Do a find on "chkdsk" to find the entry.

Are you experiencing actual system problems or did you just come upon this entry and assumed it is an error of some kind?

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Dell Inspiron Laptop 5558 , Win 8.1, I7, 6GB RAM, 1 TB HDD

Event view shows the error below and also a WMI error event 24. I can provide detail on this error if needed. Disk management shows all partitions on the disk are healthy. What should I do to fix these errors?
MFT Error:
System

- Provider

[ Name] Ntfs

[ Guid] {DD70BC80-EF44-421B-8AC3-CD31DA613A4E}

EventID 55

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000000

EventRecordID 545416

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4

[ ThreadID] 2888


Channel System

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

DriveName OS

DeviceName \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy5

CorruptionState 0x0

HeaderFlags 0x922

Severity Critical

Origin File System Driver

Verb Bad FRS

Description The Master File Table (MFT) contains a corrupted file record. The file reference number is 0x4000000000bd7. The name of the file is "<unable to determine file name>".

Signature 0xa3d8fca0

Outcome Read Only Volume

SampleLength 0

SampleData


SourceFile 0x6

SourceLine 152

SourceTag 337

CallStack Ntfs+0x15cfc4, Ntfs+0xcd4be, Ntfs+0xcd694, Ntfs+0xadd08, Ntfs+0xc7d31, Ntfs+0x9fbcf, Ntfs+0x118131, Ntfs+0x12ce39, Ntfs+0x81090, Ntfs+0xe4c4, ntoskrnl+0x7471f, ntoskrnl+0x67074, ntoskrnl+0x1543c6

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I have a Dell Dimension E310, Pentium 4, 3.2GHz, 2 GB RAM, with Windows Media Center Edition on my C drive. I also have a second Seagate Barracuda disk (1 TB) for my data which is my D drive (Data). When I boot up I get the BSOD reading - 
 
"Checking file system on D:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Data.
 
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you contine.
Windows will now check the disk.
Corrupt master file table. CHKDSK aborted." (See attached pic)
 
I can access the C drive through Explorer, but cannot access my D drive any more. When I try, it reads..."D:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
 
I've already ran "Seatools for DOS" and found 3 errors which it repaired. I still get the same message at boot.
 
I've run "TestDisk" as well and it did not help either. Apparently, my MFT mirror copy was corrupted as well. Still the same message at boot.
 
How can I restore the master file table for my D drive. Not just recover data to another drive (which I don't have). Please help!!!

A:Corrupt master file table CHKDSK aborted.

Looking at the Test Disk page...I don't believe that there is any option other than data recovery.
 
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Advanced_NTFS_Boot_and_MFT_Repair
 
Test Disk is the tool that I have seen used here (by others) for any attempts at overcoming this problem.
 
FWIW:  Take a look at http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/150368-any-way-of-rebuilding-a-corrupt-mft/ .
 
Louis

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Hi,

The MFT of a large and importanted partition is apperently corrupted. I can still access the all or most of the data (I haven't tried to write yet because I don't want to mess up anything further).

The corruption happened when I tried to either write a new mbr or change the bootable flag.

Is there anyway to fix the mft? CHKDSK doesn't work, it gives the following error:

Corrupt Master File Table. CHKDSK aborted

Can anyone help me?
 

A:Corrupt Master File Table. CHKDSK aborted

If you haven't already, run a Google search on:

repair a Corrupt Master File Table

There is a lot of info there.
 

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I had a Western Digital 1TB HDD crash on me a few months ago. It had 2 partitions, C Drive, has docs/photos and important stuff I still have yet to recover. and G drive, which I've recovered everything from. A friend had had intermittent luck getting the drive to function, but I bought a replacement HDD identical to the failed one, and replaced the "motherboard" part of the drive. I have placed the failed drive into a USB enclosure drive, and tried to see what files are where, but then it goes over my head. testdisk/photorec are all touted as simple, but there's simple, and then there's SIMPLE. I need SIMPLE.. 
 
Shown below is a screen grab of what I see using these apps.

 
Below, in Disk Manager (WIN 8) It shows F: 801GB.. It Is a NTFS.. The G: Partition, as I mentioned, isnt an issue. NEED to save what is on F.....
 

 
 
Doing the "Quick Search" as highlighted above yields this result:

 
I CAN follow instructions, if anyone has a method of helping me fix the MFT.
Need a different grab off the screen? Let me know.. Any help is Exceedingly Appreciated.

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aight....i have 2 problems.....

first..- a lil while bak i got a virus....had no anti virus so it played wit my computer. I got an anti virus, deleted tha virus and all seemed well till an annoyin lil pop up kept coming up....."WINDOWS - CORRUPT FILE - The File Or Directory C:\$MFT is corrupt and unreadable. Please rune Chkdsk utility"

so i thort that reinstalling windows would fix that problem....which it sort of did...i still get a pop up but its only at start up......

i would like to know if you can fix the Master file table......i ran CHKDSK but it didnt do anything...so any help would be appreciated.

Second - After the reinstall another pop up came up...this one a different one
"Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point InternetGetSecurityInfoByURLW could not be located in the dynamic link library WININET.dll. "

and now my internet explorer does not work at all....it will jus freeze up and then i have to end it....

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me.....

A:Master file table and Entry Point problems

did you run
chkdsk /r
download and run the h/drive makers diognostic utility on the h/drive

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please help, is there any possible way that i can save my 1 TP seagate external hard drive?
 

A:Insuffiecient disk space to repair master file table(MFT)

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Hello,

I have run into a big problem on my External HDD. I can't access it, it tells me "The Disk Structure is Corrupt And Unreadable" After a bit of digging around I found out the Master File Table is corrupt. I've tried a few Data Recovery Programs over the last few days and I had a bit of success with Recuva. However, I have a way to many small files on that drive, ranging from textures copied 50 times in different folders from old Animation projects to final products. I a lot of my past work is on that drive and would be lost if I can't recover it. Recuva is good, but the structure of the hard drive is gone, it's a ridiculously long list of files and I can't know if it's important or not. Is there any way to recover my files in such a way I can see the folders? I would know which ones were important, and which ones weren't. and I did not have to waste days recovering an absurd amount of files I don't need and spend even more days trying to go through them all and find which ones I need to save.
Thank you for your time I hope someone can help!
 

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An external drive often issues. Data gets corrupted, due to any possible reason: e.g., a shock, power loss, etc. Anyway, I've performed a chkdsk recently so many errors were fixed. I now had the opportunity to perform it again (booting from win 7 dvd), because data gets corrupted often and I think running chkdsk can only improve a drive's condition. Only this time, it first said:
1% complete
an unspecified error occured (6e...)

So I ran it again, but each time from then on it kept saying:
windows cannot recover master file table. chkdsk aborted.

Only the drive is fine. I can dir it, see files, etc. So what's the problem with chkdsk?

A:chkdsk cannot recover master file table even though the drive is fine

If you are having frequent problems with data corruption you must consider the possibility of hardware problems. Obtain the drive diagnostic utility from the manufacturer and check the drive. If the drive has physical problems chkdsk may make it worse.

But even before you check the drive you should ensure you have a backup of all important files. If the drive is failing you may not have much time.

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Hi Team,

Is there any patch released for vulnerability related to "Microsoft Windows NTFS 3.1 Master File Table Denial of Service Vulnerability - Zero Day". Or any workaround for it.

Regards,
Dharmveer

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I've used Disk Director successfully before.  This time I attempted to shrink my C: partition so that I could clone to an SSD.  I had 148 Gb on 299Gb that I was trying to resize to 238Gb.  When the dust settled this bleeper reported Corrupt Master File Table.  My gut feeling tells me that 5 years of programs and tweaks are still there.  Does anyone know how to recover?  So far Acronis Recovery Expert, TestDisk and Seagate File Recovery no help.  DMDE shows daylight but what is the proper procedure to work it's magic?
I'm currently copying the D: partition of the afflicted drive just in case.
Help.

A:Partition resizing failed-now corrupt master file table on boot drive

When you ran Testdisk click on Advanced then Boot. Does it show that the backup MFT is intact?  Even the backup is actually only a few first bytes fo the MFT so it may not work even if the backup is listed as okay.
 
Also, if you can create a System Repair Disk on another computer with Windows 7 doing a chkdsk /r will try and repair the MFT.
 
You may have to recover your data with a program like Easeus Data Recovery. This would let you recover 1GB for free. After 1GB you would need to purchase a key.
 
This is why I recommend a complete disk image be done when doing any kind of partition movement. Though rare, things can go bad as you found out.
 
I am not familiar with DMDE but I would assume you need to scan the drive for it to find any recoverable files. Here is the online manual.

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I have multiple systems with the message below. I have ran chkdsk c: /f and Chkdsk c: /f /r to no success. I have ran diagnostics on all the machines and have no problems with hardware. I have ran several thirdparty defrag utilites to defrag the MFT but they didn;t work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

74067682 KB total disk space.
22085856 KB in 70292 files.
26812 KB in 9683 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
311034 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
51643980 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
18516920 total allocation units on disk.
12910995 allocation units available on disk.

A:CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table (MFT) bitmap.

I would interpret that...as a warning that the NTFS file system has problems which may not be capable of being overcome by chkdsk /r.I personally know of no other utility for correcting MFT problems, never had to search for one.I would run chkdsk /r on the partition first.If you still get the error message indicating that problems still exist...I would move all data files from that partition, in anticipation of a need to delete the partition and create it anew.I would also run the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive, based on the premise that the hard drive itself could be the reason for the NTFS file system problem.Somewhat related, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303079 AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831374Louis

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Here's the scenario:
1) Using a maxtor 160GB HDD which was used previously as 2nd storage HDD
on Win2k installation.
2) Now, Using a bootable CD, when I got to windows installation menu (the
blue screen) with the options of either deleting the previous partition or installing WinXP on the same partition, for some reason that I can't recall, I thought Windows was stuck in a loop. I missed on the bottom of the menu
that said: "F3 to cancel"
3) So, while in the blue screen menu, I manually powered off.
4) From this point and on, on repeated attempts to install either win 2k or xp, in spite of BIOS showing a 163GB HDD capacity, windows installation menu gives the following message:

131070 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

5) I have used Partition Magic (it reads total capacity of 156GB) and [email protected] software to delete all previous partitons & totally remove all data from HDD. No luck to get windows menu to see the full capacity of HDD when formatting or creating partitions.
6) I suspect Master Boot Record (MBR) is damaged/corrupted.
Have spent days trying to fix this agonizing problem. Any suggestions as
how to repair/fix MBR or anything else to resolve this problem is very
much appreciated.
 

A:Master Boot Record (MBR) may be corrupted: only 131 GB recognized

Your hard drive has a partion of 13g which you can format and install using xp or you can delete the partition and create a new size using fdisk. Once completed you need to go to disk management start>run>type in diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Create an extended partion in the unallocated space. Now create a logical drive in the new partition and format with ntfs.
 

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when I turn on my laptop this message pops up
sprtcmd.exe currupt file
C corrupt and unreadable
how do I fix this problem

A:Dell Inspiron corrupted file

Welcome to TSF!

Is it saying the entire C: drive is corrupt and unreadable, or is it listing a path to a file or folder?
Are you running a Server OS, or Windows XP (or Vista/Win 7)?
Did the message suggest you run chkdsk? If so have you?
To Run Chkdsk: Win2K/XP
Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter
Vista/Win 7
Click Start, type cmd, when cmd.exe appears in the list, right click it and click Run as administrator
Type chkdsk /R C: and press Enter. (Note the spaces between the colored parts).
You'll likely see this:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

Hit Y and Enter, then reboot. This could take a long time depending on size of drive and how many errors it finds.

Chkdsk will create a log in the Event Viewer in the Application log (Start | Run, type eventvwr.msc, press Enter) with a source of WinLogon ( Wininit Vista/Win 7) that will show a summary of the results.

You can click the Source column header to sort by Source, or Filter the viewWin2K/XP:
Click View | Filter... and select WinLogon[/B] as the Event Source.
Click View | All Records to remove the filter
Vista/Win 7:
Click Action | Filter Current log... and check Wininit in the Event Sources: drop down.
Click Action | Clear Filter to remove the filter

The file is part of the Dell S... Read more

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Recently my system crashed.......Win98 se.....Intel Pntm 2 /800 celeron/ 256ram. 20gig/hd/CDRW driver not working

I took my computer into a local shop for a complete purging/cleasing after the crash however the burner program is now not working (Record Now) and the fault (dialogue box) that comes up is that a file is missing.....namely ........MSVBVM60.DLL......... how do I get this file back into the program or whatever else is necessary to get this program functioning again.........

Thanks.

Duke2
 

A:Record Now program missing DLL file to re-install how do I get this file back?

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I have two separate files...one is an Inventory List, and the other is a Parts Code List. The Inventory List displays each automobile part along with a parts code. The table of parts codes and their corresponding details are found in the Parts Code List. How can I get the Inventory List to display the Parts List details on the Inventory List?
 

A:Solved: EXCEL--Matching a table on one file with another file

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I'm in the process of repair/recovery of my machine (Dell Inspiron 8500 with Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2). I'm following exactly the instructions in: http://attachments.techguy.org/attac...chmentid=62075, but a problem has developed. The "software" file (which is the file that the original blue screen error message says is "corrupt, absent or not writable") will not copy to the new tmp directory to create the backup. My understanding from the article is that this backup file (software.bak) will later be used to restore correct settings for various software applications. Since I can't copy it, it appears that I am screwed, no? Or is there a way out somehow?

Thanks to anyone who's been there and can help...

BTW I have the XP installation disk that came with, and a diagnostics disk which I have not yet run.

Jeeb
 

A:Blue Screen: Registry File Failure; can't copy corrupted file to tmp directory

Never mind, I had it wrong--didn't read the document referred to above carefully enough. The procedure worked like a charm, and the document is very easy to read and entertaining to boot! (pun intended).

The document describes a procedure that closely follows a Microsoft KB document (which I now can't find) but does not contain any warning regarding whether the OS is an OEM (original equipment manufacture) install or not. The Microsoft doc says not to use the procedure on an OEM-installed OS, but I just did it on my Dell, so that warning seems to be incorrect.

Many many thanks for the help provided by this document and this site.
Jeeb
 

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when running the GMER, it allowed me only to check the options: service, registry, file, C:\, ADS. i am not sure if that will be a problem.
thank you very much. i hope to hear from you soon.

A:failed to save all components to the file //system32// ... the file is corrupted or unreadable. this error might be caused by a...

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Hi Tech Guys,

I needed support for corrupted and excel files, do you know any best word and excel corrupted recovery software? i recovered a deleted word and excel file, but when i opened it some are okay and some are corrupted.

Please i really need help.. thanks in advance

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Hello, guys. I have a snapshot for my problem:

Size in explorer: ~2.7 GB
Size in props window: 0 bytes
Size of allocated space in drive's props: 255 from 300.

Erm... Ok. I've never seen such corruptions before. The file you see actually was some files and folders. I guess they got corrupted, but I don't know how. It's a friend of mine's and he used "Safely remove...." from what he's told me.

I can't copy, archive (backup), move etc. the file.

What happened (not "how")?
Can I recover those files and folders?
It's the file-system that got currupted?
 

A:Corrupted external usb HDD file-system into a single file

Have you tried it on more than one computer? Is there a tiny Write Protect switch somewhere on the stick which may have been partically turned on or off?

 

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In this database, i have a data entry form called "Information Requested" and all information in this form when entered are added into table Information Requested. In the form, 3 fields Names, Business Units and Emails are drop down lists based on table Contact List. However, what the form does now is i have to pick the name, business unit and email manually. It's not really efficient this way. what i want is when i pick the name, the corresponding business unit and email of that person will automatically show up in the box. How can I achieve this?
 

A:[Access 2010] How to append record from one table to another table.

The data should NOT be transferred to the table, only displayed on the Form, as it should only be entered once.
You can display it on the form by including the data in the Combo as a "Concatenated" field or you can transfer the data to "Unbound" fields.
 

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Hey there folks...
I am in need of some assistance. Obviously!

I need a form which allows a user to select a record from one table and completely move the record to a totally separate table in the same database. I need it to transfer all the data for the selected record.

AutoNumber will not be an issue as each record has unique identifiers.

I found this article online but it seems it will append ALL data and doesn't allow a user to select the correct record. This uses an Append Query which makes sense but again it seems as though it will transfer ALL records. All I need is for it to transfer a specific record depending on the user's selection in the form.
 

A:MS Access 2007: Moving a record from one table to another table...

Is this to "Archive" the record?
It is not normally necessary to actually "Move" a record, as you can just have a tick box called archive or similar that can be used to exclude that record from normal display and to display it as an Archived record.
There are 2 ways to do what you want, if it is really necessary, one is using an Append query, you can Identify the currently selected record on the Form using
forms![Form Name]![name of Key Field]
in the First Criteria row of your Key field, where Form name is the actual name of your form and name of Key Field is the actual name of your Key Field.
The other version is to use a VBA recordset Clone to do the same thing.
The
 

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Hi, i'm new in using excel macro and vba. In my workbook, there are large amount of uncluttered data in many table in one worksheet. I need help how to combine/merge/join multiple table in one worksheet into one master table into another worksheet using userform? i'm sorry if my explanation is confusing because I'm not so good in English. thank you for any help.
 

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I accidently deleted important files for making of short film and recovered it two days after using cmd. I recovered the files completely with the right file size and everything except for one problem..... It can't be viewed/played and doesn't show any codec. It says "The file isn't playable. That might be because the file type is unsupported, the file extension is incorrect, or the file is corrupt." I already tried various repair tools but nothing seems to work. Is there any way to recover my files back? :<
 

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Hi,

I've had an important document to send via email as an attachment. It was a word document .doc file which basically included 13 .jpg pictures, (one on each page), and some brief comments under each inserted picture.

I sent this file as an attachment, (approx 3 meg), using outlook express, and the recipient said they couldn't open the file as it was corrupt. I checked the original file my end, and it was fine. I sent a copy the same way to myself, I saw it had become corrupted along the way and could not be opened. I experimented and discovered it was happy to send all sorts of attachments such as .rtf, and the web page version html etc all fine on other end non corrupted, but could not get the .doc versions through without it getting the corrupted file message when opening the attachment on the other side.

In the end I sent it via my hotmail account (still using/through outlook express though) and it worked/opened fine.

I use SKY as my ISP, do you think it is something to do with them, or can you think of another reason?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Tony
 

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