System Volume Information is corrupt and unreadable

Posted: 06-24-2006, 08:59 PM
Received the message 'V:\System Volume Information is corrupt and unreadable'
and then something about run chkdsk. This error occurred within XP on my dual
boot system (XP/Vista). XP became pretty much non-responsive because of the
multitude of 'System Volume Information is corrupt and unreadable' error
messages. They appeared througout my session... Now, I finally managed to
make my way to the restart (several dozen clicks later) and rebooted into
Vista. No problems booting into Vista but my Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem
which had worked in previous Vista sessions was now being reported as having
no driver. I ran 'error checking' and the system could find no troubles...
Went into XP recovery console and ran chkdsk on v: and no problems reported
so.... what happened? is this something users should know about if trying a
dualboot configuration?

Oh, I also noted that the Boot folder containing the Vista bootsect.exe file
was long gone...

Hard disk seems fine and I closed both XP and Vista via the shutdown menu...
I'm afraid of losing the XP data so uninstalled Vista by resorting to the
fixmbr and fixboot in recovery console (XP)...

M.

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Re: System Volume Information is corrupt and unreadable
Posted: 06-24-2006, 10:42 PM
It might be. Be sure to report it as a Vista bug even though it impacted
XP. Volume Shadowcopy Service in XP and Vista have some incompatibilites,
the most notable of which is the deletion of Vista System Restore points
following a restart of XP.

"looknto" <looknto@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D92FD09-6CDB-4508-B5C4-FA41F5C1ECD9@microsoft.com...
> Received the message 'V:\System Volume Information is corrupt and
> unreadable'
> and then something about run chkdsk. This error occurred within XP on my
> dual
> boot system (XP/Vista). XP became pretty much non-responsive because of
> the
> multitude of 'System Volume Information is corrupt and unreadable' error
> messages. They appeared througout my session... Now, I finally managed to
> make my way to the restart (several dozen clicks later) and rebooted into
> Vista. No problems booting into Vista but my Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem
> which had worked in previous Vista sessions was now being reported as
> having
> no driver. I ran 'error checking' and the system could find no troubles...
> Went into XP recovery console and ran chkdsk on v: and no problems
> reported
> so.... what happened? is this something users should know about if trying
> a
> dualboot configuration?
>
> Oh, I also noted that the Boot folder containing the Vista bootsect.exe
> file
> was long gone...
>
> Hard disk seems fine and I closed both XP and Vista via the shutdown
> menu...
> I'm afraid of losing the XP data so uninstalled Vista by resorting to the
> fixmbr and fixboot in recovery console (XP)...
>
> M.
>
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> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com....vista.general

 
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