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Are GoBack and CHKDSK incompatable? CHKDSK reports errors almost randomly.

For the first time that I can remember, Chkdsk is continually reporting various different files needing to have their indexes deleted or fixed (or whatever happens with files in NTFS), and the files change constantly. Each time I run CHKDSK on C without the /F switch, different files show up as needing some kind of attention. There are ZERO bad sectors (so it says) and I already scanned for viruses AND spyware thouroughly with no infections reported. And even after entering CHKDSK /F and rebooting multiple times, it keeps finding errors.

The only thing I can seem to think MIGHT be a factor is the installed copy of Norton GoBack 2004. It's the only computer I've encountered with this installed and the only time I've had this anomolous looking  I know it works in the backgournd creating something akin to System Restore checkpoints.
Has anyone heard of this? Or even anything like this?

Thanks all.


Some examples of scans that were run in "read only mode"
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Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

  58548892 KB total disk space.
  23391980 KB in 77959 files.
     29968 KB in 5215 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    152340 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  34974604 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  14637223 total allocation units on disk.
   8743651 allocation units available on disk.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting index entry A0000005.ini in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000006.lnk in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000007.lnk in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000008.lnk in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000009.lnk in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000010.lnk in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000011.lnk in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000012.reg in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000013.ini in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000014.ini in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry A0000015.reg in index $I30 of file 53961.
Deleting index entry cmls_ms.tlv in index $I30 of file 77594.
Deleting index entry Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnkCommon Startup in index $I30 of f
ile 78998.
Deleting index entry Adobe Gamma Loader.lnkCommon Startup in index $I30 of file
78998.
Deleting index entry Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnkCommon Startup in index $I30 o
f file 78998.
Deleting index entry ADOBEG~1.LNK in index $I30 of file 78998.
Deleting index entry ADOBEG~2.LNK in index $I30 of file 78998.
Deleting index entry ADOBER~1.LNK in index $I30 of file 78998.
Deleting index entry Bluetooth Manager.lnkCommon Startup in index $I30 of file 7
8998.
Deleting index entry BLUETO~1.LNK in index $I30 of file 78998.
Deleting index entry Digital Line Detect.lnkCommon Startup in index $I30 of file
 78998.
Deleting index entry DIGITA~1.LNK in index $I30 of file 78998.
Deleting index entry Norton GoBack.lnkCommon Startup in index $I30 of file 78998
.
Deleting index entry NORTON~1.LNK in index $I30 of file 78998.
Index verification completed.

Errors found.  CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

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The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Deleting index entry cmls_ms.tlv in index $I30 of file 77594.
Index verification completed.

Errors found.  CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
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tenaj-207Commented:
Run chkdsk /r

Chkdsk /f only fixes errors on the disk, /r also locates bad sectors and recovers readable information, and /r includes /f.

Run chkdsk /? if you want more detail.
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SysExpertCommented:
Also

The free
UBCD
www.ultimatebootcd.com/ can be downloaded and burned to a CD

It contains the vendor diagnostics and other tests for almost all Hard drives as well as lots of other good things.

I hope this helps !
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johngerityAuthor Commented:
tenaj-207, you did read the part that said "And even after entering CHKDSK /F and rebooting multiple times, it keeps finding errors." right? No offense but I didn't buy my A+ cert from a wal*mart.

Just so we're clear,

CHKDSK isn't finding the same problems each time. CHKDSK is finding DIFFERENT problems EACH TIME, even if I don't specify CHKDSK /F.

Each time it's run, wether the /F switch is entered or not, the problems go away and new problems come up. I run CHKDSK again, and the previous new problems go away and newer ones come up. It's as if there ARE no problems and the OS is having lulz at my expense. I ran a full anti-virus scan and found nothing (definitions are updated as of the day I ran it).

I've been doing this for YEARS and have never come across such an anomoly. Usually if I run CHKDSK /F it fixes the problem (unless the drive is going bad, and again there are NO BAD SECTORS on this drive, and I DID CHECK FOR BAD SECTORS).

The fact that this is the first computer I've worked on with Norton GoBack installed led me to believe that this may be part of what's causing this problem.

I'll try the boot CD SysExpert suggested.
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tenaj-207Commented:
Hope I didn't rub you the wrong way johngerity, just trying to help :-).

I think you're right about the issue being linked to Norton GoBack.  Often if a file is in use then chkdsk will  report "Deleting index entry."  I've seen this when I tried to do a chkdsk and a defrag or Windows update simultaneously.

To confirm that it's an issue with Norton, or some other software, use msconfig to stop all startup items and all non Microsoft services then rescan.

-good luck-
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johngerityAuthor Commented:
After I ran NDD off a Norton Recovery CD (2005), It found no such errors. I got the green light to uninstall GoBack not long after that email. After that, I found CHKDSK still found the same kind of errors, but only 2 out of the 4 times it was run.

BTW, sorry about my response before.
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