Re: Corrupt files and files disappearing?
I'm having the same problem with a Lenovo laptop/Vista Home.
I tried your suggestion - run chkdsk from an elevated prompt, etc.,
but the restart did not run chkdsk. I saw a thread elsewhere that mentioned
rebooting thru SafeMode. Would that kick start chkdsk?
Is there any other way to handle the repeating "corrupt file" message boxes?
"Rick Rogers" wrote:
> Hi Lena,
> Run chkdsk from an elevated command prompt. Here are the steps: Click start
> and type CMD, then right click the entry that appears in the menu and choose
> 'run as administrator' (this step is necessary regardless of whether you are
> running an admin account). Click continue at the UAC prompt. From the
> command prompt, run 'chkdsk C: /r'. You will get an error message that the
> drive cannot be locked, and would you like this to be scheduled to run on
> the next restart. Type 'y' and hit <enter>. Close the command prompt, then
> restart the system.
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> "Lena" <Lena@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >A little notification popped up saying iTunes had a corrupt file (it also
> > said that C:/Mft was corrupt), and it said, "use the Chkdsk utility". (I
> > tried searching for "chkdsk" but it wouldn't let me use it, it said I had
> > to
> > be at an "elevated level"?)
> > And then the notification kept popping up, for all sorts of different
> > programs, not just iTunes but Notepad and Quicktime and everything, and
> > then
> > all of my files (documents, etc) appeared to be gone. I restarted, and
> > everything's back, but now I'm very worried.
> > Anyone know what's going on, and what I can do? Thanks ahead of time!