Corrupt File on Windows XP

  [DELETED] 12:55 27 Jul 2003

Can anyone help with this problem I have on XP. When I shut Windows down before the PC shuts off I get an Error box which says:
The file or directory C:\$MFT is corrupt and unreadable,
Please run the chkdsk utility.

I have done the chkdsk but it still continues to come on screen when shuting off. Sometimes the box do not appear and the next time I use the PC it runs chkdsk on its own, an it is not programmed to run as part of mainantence

Any idea's would be gratfully appreciated


  [DELETED] 13:20 27 Jul 2003

goto run and type sfc /scannow

you may need the disk handy

this will check all your files

  bremner 16:56 27 Jul 2003

This can be quite serious MFT is the master file table of your hard drive.

Searching Google with 'MFT Corrupt' brings up quite a few hits including this one click here

  [DELETED] 23:47 15 Dec 2003

Hi Guy's found out it was some faulty memory. PC running fine now.

Faulty bank of 128 memory.

Nice to know it was not too serious..

Many thanks


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