Master File Table

February 20, 2009 at 10:25:18
Specs: Windows XP
How do you repair the master file table in Windows XP. I get the following error message when trying to Ghost my computer from the DOS prompt at bootup: "NTFS Error: error reading file_volume MFT record."

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#1
February 20, 2009 at 10:50:42
error reading does not mean it needs to be repaired.

This usually indicates the Ghost software you are using is too old to recognize ntfs.

ALWAYS before ghosting run chkdsk /f, run disk cleanup and defrag the drive.

This is assuming you are malware/virus free [and that you checked that]


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#2
February 20, 2009 at 11:11:18
Thanks for the good information. I'll do those things and then try the ghost program again. It is new enough to recognize NTFS.

Thanks,
Woody01


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