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C:\$Mft is corrupt or unreadable Error

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Alert Message I get the following error now on my XPSP3 machine.  I ran chkdisk but nothing changed.  Anyone know what this is?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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The $MFT is the Master File Table metafile for an NTFS file system. It keeps a record of all the files in the volume.
 
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS 

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269642-32-what
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by:smckeown777
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How did you run chkdsk? From command line like - chkdsk /r ?

If yes, this could be an infection - what AV have you on the machine?

Boot up into safe mode and see if you get the same errors - if not then I'd say this is an infection and you'll need to scan it to clean
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by:jwalloga
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is it possible to make things worse by running chkdisk?

I use norton av
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Not that I've ever heard

Its usually the first thing that is done
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