Windows – Why does chkdsk produce “Correcting error in index $I30 for file 33267” and then freeze

chkdskwindows 7

I am running chkdsk like this:

chkdsk k: /x

I get this error:

Correcting error in index $I30 for file 33267.

What does it mean? Here's the full problem:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]  
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C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk e: /r  
The type of the file system is NTFS.  
Volume label is RodDrobo.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
162048 file records processed.  
File verification completed.
   0 large file records processed.
   0 bad file records processed.
   0 EA records processed.
   0 reparse records processed. 
CHKDSK is verifying indexes  
(stage 2 of 5)... 10 percent complete.  
(167130 of 208124 index entries processed) 
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 33267. 
Correcting error in index $I30 for file 33267. <--- it always reaches this spot, then hangs forever

Best Answer

I think you just leave the chkdsk to finish what it started, Depending on the size if the drive and the number of files in it, chkdsk can take anywhere between a few hours to a few DAYS!!! It's best to be patient or risk losing the drive.

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