I have a strange situation on a hard-worn HDD. When I run chkdsk on it, I keep getting the message "Index Entries referencing file 841231 will not be validated because the file contains too many filenames" (for a few different numbers). I cannot seem to find any information anywhere on this error and what it means.
This is on Windows Vista 32-bit Business, a Thinkpad Laptop, and a HDD crammed full of files and programs with only a few percentage points of free space.
There is a snippet of help on MSDN and Technet at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms828667%28v=MSDN.10%29.aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/sv-se/library/cc975399%28en-us%29.aspx which is less than useful. It says "try to break the file into multiple parts". Could this be an issue related to fairly big files, like 10 GB+?
Update: the files as documented in my own replies below do not have to be big to be problematic. It is something else that is going on. Also, if you want to run the MS tools to investigate the file system, remember to do so as administrator. Using UAC does not work.