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I am getting a D:\$mft error

Posted on 2010-09-09
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This is on my Windows SBS 2003 Machine which is set up in a RAID 5 with four 80GB disks.  It seems that it is only happening when i am running Veritas Back-up exec 10d.  The D partition is my data and not the operating system partition.  Where do i start?
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mft = Master File Table - basically it keeps track of where everything is on the disk.

Try the repair procedure:   http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Advanced_NTFS_Boot_and_MFT_Repair
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Ok i ran chkdsk tonight and it did find and fix some issues on the Data partition.  Am am going to see if this surfaces again.  Is there a way to check and see what was fixed during the chkdsk?
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Chkdsk usually fixes bad tracks on a disk. It attempts to move any data first and usually is successful. You should run chkdsk periodically to check for errors. If you continue to experience this issue, or see "fixes" from chkdsk, I advise looking at replacing the disk. Hopefully you have a good backup of the data.
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Well its a raid 5 setup with four disks broken down into two drives.....I don't know what disk is going bad if any are.  I have new disks here in case that were to happen.....would a replace and rebuid fix this issue?  I do backups every night but as of they have been takeing forever to complete
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