At some unknown point, the dirty bit on my C: was set (verified with
fsutil), and now
chkdsk runs on every boot. However, it always aborts at ~51%, preventing the dirty bit from being turned off. I booted into the Recovery Console and tried almost every
chkdsk recovery option (
/b), and they all fail some way through. From what I have gathered, this implies that there are sectors that are bad in ways that chkdsk doesn't handle (although those details are obviously unclear).
I tried a Hail Mary suggestion from another site: back up an image of the drive, format, restore the image, but that was ineffective…I used Acronis Backup & Restore, and I suspect it's restoring the problematic sector as well.
I don't think the drive is bad or is going bad. It's a fairly new Crucial mSATA SSD. Best guess, something like a power blip caused the corrupted sector. Otherwise, there are no problems, and everything runs fine.
Any suggestions on what to try next? Since I've successfully round-tripped my backup image, I'd be willing to try just about anything.
Edit: FYI, this is the
chkdsk output using any of the repair options:
Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... Correcting error in index $130 for file 203615. An unspecified error occurred (766f6c756d652e63 461).
That's where it ends, and punts me back to the command prompt. I also tried the suggestions I have seen for this error – run
sfc – but neither worked.