indexes status error Chkdsk won’t run on (SCSI) Disk 0 with FAT and NTFS Need advice.

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System indicates indexes status error: "index entry bac3pm.ini in index $130 of file 50" and "index error bac3pm.tmp in index $130 of file 50" and system running very slowly. Attempts to repair problem are prevented, I believe, because (SCSI disk 0) C: drive was set up with a small 39MB EISA sector/partition using FAT (I assume necessary for Compaq utilities?) and the rest 8.43MB of C: uses NTFS. Norton DiskDoctor and Chkdsk will not repair the problem, indicating "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process" Scheduling Chkdsk at startup returns same message. I think the FAT part of C: was set up for Compaq's utilities. Questions: 1.Is there a way to fix/delete the indexes without damage. 2.Should I run Convert to change FAT area to NTFS or would that not work because most of the disk is already NTFS? 3.If, worse case scenario, I have to format the disk and reload everything, do I need to have a FAT sector on C:? System: Compaq ProLiant800 Win 2K. Any advice?

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First: do NOT convert the FAT partition to NTFS because the Compaq diagnostics won’t work. This partition is on the system drive but is not part of drive C: – it is a separate partition with no drive letter.

No, you do not ‘have’ to have a FAT partition on the system drive but it makes it easier to run the Compaq diagnostics from their own partition.

The repair issue is not caused by there being a FAT partition on the system drive.

Try locating the two files in question and copying them to another name. Then rename the two files to something else and rename the copies to the original file names.

The set CHKDSK to run and reboot the system.

Let us know what happens.

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