After noticable system performance degredations with my HD, I ran through the Virus removal forum and got help from a volunteer here and verified I am virus free.
During the process, I ran chkdsk and found several errors, which chkdsk /r corrected. However, I again found errors.
So here's my situation now:
If I run chkdsk /r from the recovery console, all errors are apparently fixed. If I immediately run chkdsk again, I get a confirmation that the disk appears to be fine.
However, when I reboot and run chkdsk from within Windows via CMD window (no options), I get the following:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Steve>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting index entry pgstat.stat in index $I30 of file 73057.
Deleting index entry PGSTAT~1.STA in index $I30 of file 73057.
Index verification completed.
Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
Edited by ProsperousOne, 25 December 2010 - 10:42 AM.