NTFS Chkdsk and Unknown Hard Error
- From: hoffman.mm@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 4 Jun 2005 16:25:40 -0700
When I run chkdsk on my NTFS drive (that I boot from) I usually get a
message saying that there is an error in my volume bitmap. If I run
chkdsk /f to schedule a boot-time check, the first time after I reboot,
many applications will not launch. Instead I get a message box that
says "Unknown Hard Error." After a reboot, the Unknown Hard Error goes
This problem has been reproduced by others and discussed here:
The author of that page said he got a response from Microsoft saying
that it was a problem in Windows, that he should ignore the "error in
volume bitmap" error. Three questions:
1. Is ignoring the error really the best behavior to take?
2. What on earth does "Unknown Hard Error" mean and why is it occurring
under these circumstances?
3. Will Microsoft solve this issue anytime soon?
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