Persistent MFT BITMAP corruption (CHKDSK)

Posted: 01-08-2009, 01:16 PM

I have an HP 32-bit Vista system -- Core2 Quad (Q6600) CPU, 3 GB RAM,
320 GB drives

My intent is to have the second drive maintained as a clone of th
first, sort of a poor man's RAID 1, and to separate data partitions fro
system (quite a trick, I have learned). NTFS partitions
HD-1
C: HP-1 58.5 G
E: Vista Data-1 117 G
HD-0
G: HP 58.5 G
H: Vista Data 117 G
as shown when booted from second hard drive

I set all of this up during July - Sep of last year, then moved an
have only recently started trying to get set up in my new home. Withi
the past week, when I tried to use SyncToy to copy some files from
folder on C: to a folder on E:, it failed with an NTFS corruption erro
on E:. Other partitions do not have this problem

Attempts to fix

I have run CHKDSK many times, and most often it says it fixed th
problems -- a second run finds the same MFT BITMAP corruption problem

Using Acronis Disk Director/True Image, I backed up the entir
partition to an external drive, reformatted the partition and restored.
At this point, the corruption problems had disappeared, but they cam
back after I did another SyncToy run or two. I am running SyncToy beta
downloaded last August

Nevertheless, SyncToy and everything else I have used seem to run OK.
I continue to see NTFS corruption events in the event log, and CHKDS
detects an MFT BITMAP corruption, but CHKDSK can't seem to fix it. Mos
common error event: 55, NTFS
"The file system structure on the disk is corrup
and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility o
the volume Vista Data-1.

CHKDSK (usually run from Acronis Disk Director) finds and "corrects
MFT BITMAP attribute corruption. It has also sometimes found an
corrected errors in index entries and errors in the MFT mirror. Some o
the time, I have run CHKDSK to do a bad sector scan, but it has neve
found any, and the SMART statistics on the drive show no problems

Any suggestions for getting rid of my MFT BITMAP problem

Is this problem serious? I.e. is it one of those things that appear i
the event log, but which have no effect on behavior? Or is it likely t
get worse if I am unable to correct it and don't do
save/reformat/restore frequently?

Thanks for any help

Bruc

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wesleyx

Persistent MFT BITMAP corruption (CHKDSK)


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Re: Persistent MFT BITMAP corruption (CHKDSK)
Posted: 02-07-2009, 06:19 AM

Hi, I had the same problem with Vista, after formatting the drive in X
with Acronis Disk Director I had the same errors, try to reformat bu
not with Acronis Disk Director, just use windows format NTFS in dis
manager, hope this works for you like it did with me

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