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Windows 7: error mft corrupt

10 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
error mft corrupt

when creating image of c drive through macrium, i got an error msg showing that MFT corrupt, please run chkdsk c:/f, what is this error type, and why it is occured????
screen shots showing the error below, and after running chkdsk C: /f , a black screen blinks and then nothing happens..




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error mft corrupt-mft.jpg  
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10 Mar 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hello prateek,
I hope you are in the habit of tacking regular backups of your system, seeing that you are familiar with Mac-Ref. If you have a previous Backup&Restore DVD somewhere around, you can recover from the corrupted Master File system Table.

As for what is MFT and why it can get corrupted, view this article:

Resolving Mft Is Corrupt And Unreadable Error Message

best wishes,
sreedhav
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10 Mar 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I would suspect a malware attack to have corrupted the MFT. Kindly download,SuperAntiSpyware Portable Edition onto a USB stick and just run. Site:SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Also run an on-line virus scanner-HOUSECALL from here: HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan - Trend Micro USA
Please get back and tell us how things sorted out!
regards,
sreedhav
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Are you running from chkdsk /f from an elavated command prompt? If unsure, follow these steps:

1. Click
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe in the list, and choose 'Run as administrator'
4. In the cmd windows, type chkdsk /f and hit enter.

Please post back any messages that are displayed.

Regards,
Golden
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10 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Hello prateek,
I hope you are in the habit of tacking regular backups of your system, seeing that you are familiar with Mac-Ref. If you have a previous Backup&Restore DVD somewhere around, you can recover from the corrupted Master File system Table.

As for what is MFT and why it can get corrupted, view this article:

Resolving Mft Is Corrupt And Unreadable Error Message

best wishes,
sreedhav
THANK U SIR , but before ur reply i defragmented the c drive, and i think it is fixed.. no such type of error is coming.. what do u think is defragmentation fixed it or not????
yes no doubt if everything fails i will try to recover my system image
..
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10 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
I would suspect a malware attack to have corrupted the MFT. Kindly download,SuperAntiSpyware Portable Edition onto a USB stick and just run. Site:SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Also run an on-line virus scanner-HOUSECALL from here: HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan - Trend Micro USA
Please get back and tell us how things sorted out!
regards,
sreedhav
i used microsoft security essential(up to date)but it not detected anything..
and then i used Superanti spyware suggested by you, it detects much, given below in the screen shots:
now i m confused and having doubt over microsoft security essential, which one is better??


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error mft corrupt-antispyware.jpg  
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10 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Are you running from chkdsk /f from an elavated command prompt? If unsure, follow these steps:

1. Click
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe in the list, and choose 'Run as administrator'
4. In the cmd windows, type chkdsk /f and hit enter.

Please post back any messages that are displayed.

Regards,
Golden
thank u sir,,
it gives an error,(in the screenshot below):


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error mft corrupt-cmdchkdsk.jpg  
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10 Mar 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Thats because you aren't running chkdsk in an elevated command prompt - please follow the steps in my previous post.

Regards,
golden
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10 Mar 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prateek133 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
I would suspect a malware attack to have corrupted the MFT. Kindly download,SuperAntiSpyware Portable Edition onto a USB stick and just run. Site:SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Also run an on-line virus scanner-HOUSECALL from here: HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan - Trend Micro USA
Please get back and tell us how things sorted out!
regards,
sreedhav
i used microsoft security essential(up to date)but it not detected anything..
and then i used Superanti spyware suggested by you, it detects much, given below in the screen shots:
now i m confused and having doubt over microsoft security essential, which one is better??
Dear prateek,
Thanks for the reply. SAS clearly indicates you have TROJANS in your system.Did you select"remove selected items" to get rid of them? Kindly run the scan with SAS again. Also download MBAM from here and update and run:Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

Regarding your question as to "defragging" the HDD resolving the "symptom",i have to say "yes", but the "disease" remains! Got to treat and cure it!
Please get back and keep us posted!
best wishes,
sree (call me sree)
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10 Mar 2012   #10
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prateek133 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
I would suspect a malware attack to have corrupted the MFT. Kindly download,SuperAntiSpyware Portable Edition onto a USB stick and just run. Site:SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Also run an on-line virus scanner-HOUSECALL from here: HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan - Trend Micro USA
Please get back and tell us how things sorted out!
regards,
sreedhav
i used microsoft security essential(up to date)but it not detected anything..
and then i used Superanti spyware suggested by you, it detects much, given below in the screen shots:
now i m confused and having doubt over microsoft security essential, which one is better??
Only the 2 trojans SAS detected are critical. The tracking cookies (although a pain) are harmless.

If you are a heavy internet user, MSE is not good enough. You need a more muscular AV program. I tried MSE for a couple of weeks and also caught 2 viruses. I quickly went back to Norton where I never had any problems.

But I am not trying to sell you Norton. Eset Nod32, G-Data or BitDefender would be good choices too.
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