1.    06 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 32
    Win 7/10

    Alleged corruption found in the $Boot file?


    I did a routine CHKDSK on my C: drive (SSD), in Windows 10, 64-bit. Got this beauty:

    "chkdsk /scan" is aborting due to corruption found in the $Boot file.
    "chkdsk /f" will be required to repair the volume.

    Thing is, upon repairing (required a reboot), the alleged errors are still there. Which makes me think that maybe this is false alarm. Samsung Magician found no errors on my disk. And CrystalDiskInfo reports no bad/reallocated sectors, or any errors of any kind either.

    I did, at some point, use a utility called Partition Assistent, which transformed my MBR to GPT. Not sure if that could be related (as I hadn't run a CHKDSK since).

    There are no file system errors on the drive at all, btw. Just a reported boot file corruption. And no errors found with powershell.

    I would have ignored this, if I did not, indeed, get an occassion where Windows 10 won't boot (I know GPT has a lot of redunancy). So, maybe there's something odd, after all.

    And suggestions left? Thanks.
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  2.    06 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Indiana/Florida
    Posts : 1,504
    Windows 10 Home x64

    You could try running a system file check if you haven't yet. It should repair or replace any corrupted or missing files.

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    07 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 32
    Win 7/10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
    You could try running a system file check if you haven't yet. It should repair or replace any corrupted or missing files.

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    As expected, SFC reported "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

    I'm really suspecting Partition Assistent, which transformed my MBR to GPT. Can't prove it, though; but *do* find it a bit troublesome the scheduled Windows CHKDSK (needing a reboot) can't fix the issue.
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  4.    07 May 2017 #4

    .. I would tend to agree - that app did something funky that Windows does not understand..
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  5.    07 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Indiana/Florida
    Posts : 1,504
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Well, it was worth a shot I guess. Have you tried rebuilding the MBR? Have even considered a repair install? I rarely post links to other sites but these guys are trusted, here's a tutorial on how to rebuild your MBR from the WindowsClub :

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair...rd-mbr-windows

    And here's our tutorial on how to do a repair install :Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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