I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on a laptop with a 500G HDD, and had all partitions formatted as NTFS. I do a lot of programming and LaTeX typesetting, both of these involves a large amount of reading/writing/deleting to a lot of small files, such as C++ library headers or LaTeX packages.
The problem is that frequently, when there is a large number of writing to files, the partition being written to often corrupts, the
chkntfs e: returns dirty, where
e: is the partition being written. I've re-formatted the drive, I've contacted the laptop manufacturer and had the HDD checked, the HDD is not faulty, there are no bad sectors, and I've tried a brand new HDD, to no avail. The other partition on the same physical drive doesn't have this issue.
So at this point I'm pretty sure that it's no hardware related.
I've searched the Microsoft support pages, one page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018 provides an update for Advanced Format Disks, which I've already installed. The
chkntfs log shows $130 index errors, and when the
chkdsk ends I normally lose a lot of files. What's more strange is that some of the files that I lose aren't even being written to.
I'm at a loss here. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.