Fix for ‘The file or disk structure is corrupted and unreadable’ on NTFS drive

On my Windows Vista Ultimate laptop, I have two partitions one for Windows OS and other for all my documents. I use Carbonite service for online backup of all my documents in D drive. My daily internet use includes downloading very huge files and deleting them very often. When trying to delete or write any new content, I get the error ‘The file or disk structure is corrupted and unreadable’.  The file or disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

The temporary fix was to do a Check Disk Chkdsk ( scandisk ) from Windows. But, it would only schedule it at restart of computer because it prompts drive is in use. And this happens again and again. After some research, ‘ This behavior can occur if the NTFS volumes’ Master File Table (MFT) is corrupted. NTFS supports case-sensitive (POSIX) file names, but Chkdsk does not check file names in case-sensitive mode.’

To resolve this issue, run check disk and then back up the drive that contains the corrupted file. Reformat the volume, and then restore from the backup.


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  2. Had identical problem with XP. Solution was to remove Microsoft’s “Anti-Malware.” YMMV.

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