- Windows Media Player constantly running very high on memory consumption, even though we are not even running Windows Media Player
- Early on, after virus cleaning, we say a error pop up (only twice) saying the $MFT was corrupt and unusable
- Tried uninstalling various applications and it fails
- Kaspersky updates won't commit. Says it cannot create a directory .
- Other apps starting up automatically in Windows (i.e. Logitech, Dell Dock) give file system corruption type errors.
So, I have been on the assumption that the MFT and/or the file system is corrupt and have tried the following tasks:
From the Vista Installation DVD RE command prompt, I have run both of these commands several times with the same result:
It runs there for about 20 seconds and then returned with output/error of: "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"
Next, I attempted to run chkdsk from within the same Vista DVD Installation RE command prompt:
Here is the following command I ran:
X:\Sources>chkdsk c: /x /f /r
Output was as follows:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
791104 file records processed.
File verification completed.
5387 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
50 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
14 percent complete. (838035 of 929100 index entries processed)
All the chkdsk stops and exits at this same index number 838035 every time I run it.
I have run disk diags and it all says the disks are OK.
But I am suspicious that the MFT might be corrupt or out of sync with the file system.
I have went through these steps more than once and it is the same behavior every time.
Any help or advice on this would be much appreciated.