RE: Update to IE7 and Corrupt MFT
Just experienced exactly the same problems. Did as AlanB suggested and
everything is back to normal. Dell had no clue and a local CT was prepping me
for an XP reinstall. Something obviously went amuck in the install of IE7.
> I just updated a neglected computer from IE6 to IE7 and ran into major
> Each time the computer started the hard drive was detected as "dirty" so
> chkdsk ran but either found no errors or an error in file "uppercase". Then
> I got a message that the paging file was set to zero and Windows had created
> a temporary one. But any attempt to set the paging file to a non-zero value
> required a reboot and started me back in the loop. I also got a message from
> runndll about a "Windows - Corrupt File" that told me that the file c:\$MFT
> was corrupt and to run chkdsk.
> You may be wondering what on earth this has got to do with IE7. Well I
> googled windows corrupt file and C:\$MFT and the most popular link was to
> http://www.castlecops.com/t168034-Ge...r upt_or.html
> Two people on this thread said the problem was associated with installing
> IE7 so I uninstalled it. chksdk ran again on startup, said, I think, that it
> corrected errors in the MFT and I have not had a problem since.
> Is this an obscure known bug?
> Where do I find the log of what chkdsk did on startup? The text flashes
> past so quickly it is difficult to read.
> I could not find any logged reference to the Windows - Corrupt File error.
> Where would that be?
> By the way, I copied an image of the disk to another drive and was still
> stuck in the same loop. So if the MFT really was corrupt, somehow IE7
> blocked the repair.