|Background to finding the problem: My computer was running very slowly after hibernation, so I restarted it and afterward ran some scans just to be sure it only needed restarting. Two out of three scans came back clean (antivirus and antimalware), but my scan by SuperAntiSpyware came back with double the usual amount of adware, same ones as usual but two of each. Usually that's all, but this time it needed to restart. After restart, I ran chkdsk just as a last check.|
The scan finished, but claimed it found errors in the file system and needed to run at restart with /f, so I did so. After it was all restarted, I ran chkdsk again just to be sure. It said again at the end, direct quote:
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Then it says to run chkdsk with the /f command to take care of it.
Is this a false positive? What should I try now? As I said, I ran chkdsk with the /f command just before doing it in read-only as a double check, but somehow, the problem seems to have come back immediately. I did not run anything before running chkdsk again after the restart.
Does anyone have any suggestions? This is getting me pretty worried.
(PS: This is a IBM laptop running Windows XP service pack 3, and the file system is NTFS.)