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Alrighty then, just wondering because that may have explained the invalid security descriptors. But it seems that wasn't the problem.

There have been several fixes for this problem online. Some are simple property/ file sharing changes to the drive and its files and others are hotfixes from Microsoft.

Too bad you weren't able to discover the actual cause before you did a repair install. The answer could have come in handy later, maybe for yourself or others.
Yeah I know. I have actually seen the problem before on a clients machine, but I just formatted and reinstalled Windows as they had no data on it.

I would like to know what caused it as everything appeared to be fine. The only thing that had been installed recently was Folding@Home, and I can't imagine that would of cause the problem.
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Sorry to have to bump this after it looked like a solution was available. Within the repaired XP Installation I tried to do a defrag to see if would ask for chkdsk again and low and behold it did. I am not even going to bother running this time though.

I am getting a new hard drive in on Tuesday, which I will make my main drive, install Windows on it then copy over all the data then do a low level format on the current drive. Then I will RMA my other 2 drives that seem to be failing.

GRRR I need hard drives that don't fail. They aren't even hot and there is no reason for them to fail.
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Grab SpeedFan and do an in-depth online analysis on your hard drives. It's a very useful feature.

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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Grab SpeedFan and do an in-depth online analysis on your hard drives. It's a very useful feature.

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Hmm never saw that button before...must have been blind.

Results Link should work.

Bit worried about the Hardware ECC Recovered.
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New hard drive should be here on Tuesday, so what I will do is install Windows and copy over all my data on to it.

I will then take it out and put my current drive back in and run chkdsk again to see if it replicates the problem, then we can try to find a fix for other people in the future.
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