I dual boot Ubuntu 9.10 beta and Windows 7 RTM. After having run Windows 7 for a while this evening, I booted into Ubuntu and copied two files into my home directory. One was ~50mb and the other was ~500mb or so.
When I rebooted into Windows and tried to log in, I recieved some variation on the following message:
C:\Users\James is not accessible.
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
(It also mentions either explorer.exe or unreg2mp.exe, depending. It disappears before I can write it all down.)
I assume Linux must have done something screwy when copying the file. I mean, I've used NTFS support hundreds of times in the past, but bugs are everywhere, right?
I got dumped to a temporary desktop where I ran "ckdsk /f" and rebooted. chdsk mentioned several errors with file 25 (Is that a MFT? The number seems small enough to be one.)
After the scan finished, I tried to log in again. Same error, dumped back to temporary desktop. Crap.
What's the best way to fix this? All my important stuff is backed up by Dropbox, but reinstalling everything would be a pain.