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Chkdsk Reports an Erroneous Event ID 41
Article ID: 161801 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q161801
When you run chkdsk <drive_letter>: /f, you may receive the following event in the system event log:
NOTE: The "xxxx" is the volume label of the partition.
Event ID: 41
Description: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the device Device\Harddiskx\Partitionx with label "xxxx".
Chkdsk reports the wrong text message in the event log. The message should read:
"Autochk will be run on this volume because user has selected it."
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.