How to solve the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable error i


Mar 6, 2013
During windows installation this message is appeared;

The file ore directory C:\Boot is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.


Nov 27, 2012


Kindly I ask your attention. :D

You just installed Windows ? and got immediately an boot sector error.
Or your HDD/SSD is corrupt or your Windows DVD or you just had some bad luck.

Well, lets say you have a bad sector ad your HDD/SSD. Windows ask you to do a disk check.
To do so, open command prompt ad Start/Programs/Bureau-accessoires.
Than you type:
chkdsk /F
The parameter gives the order to do so and to fix it if needed.
(When using command prompt from the disk or when Windows needs still to start, you will have to use the parameter /P.)
Because Windows has the HDD/SSD in use, it will ask you to do ad the next reboot/Windows start.
Press y or j for yes. Reboot and before Windows really starts, Windows will do the disk check.
It will take a while, but all the issues will be shown. Keep looking ad it for the information, it will not be shown when Windows is started. It says so, but no!
Do it again, always check again!

Than you could do the next:

Put in the original Windows Installation DVD.
Open Command Prompt as administrator (right click on the program link and click on 'Open as administrator') and do a system file check, type:
sfc /scannow
When finished, reboot and do it again.

Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file.

To do this, follow these steps:

1.Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

2.At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool.

Follow these steps:

1.Open an elevated command prompt as described in the previous step 1.

2.At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

Note The Sfcdetails.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. Verify the date and time entries to determine the problem files that were found the last time that you ran the System File Checker tool.
3.Type sfcdetails.txt in Search programs and files, and then press Enter.

The Sfcdetails.txt file uses the following format:
Date/Time SFC detail

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

To copy the sfc details to your desktop as an text file.

If the System File Checker tool cannot repair a file.

Follow these steps:

1.At an elevated command prompt, copy and then paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER:
takeown /f Path_And_File_Name
For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\jscript.dll.

2.Copy and paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER to grant administrators full access to the file:
icacls Path_And_File_Name /GRANT ADMINISTRATORS:F
For example, type icacls E:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /grant administrators:F.

3.Copy and paste (or type the following command to replace the file with a known good copy of the file:
Copy Path_And_File_Name_Of_Source_File Path_And_File_Name_Of_Destination
For example, type copy E:\temp\jscript.dll E:\windows\system32\jscript.dll.

Now you can take a look if it's all correct, open the file ad your desktop and see if everything pasted the check.

Start your browser, use different search engines and use different phrases:


There you will find some links like:

When you copy the second System File Check text too your desktop, make shore that you have renamed the previous one or added a number. Or it will be overwritten, than you can't compare them.


When you did this, try the next.

Start Command prompt and type Help and press Enter.

Now you will have a list of commands.

When having only one Windows installed, look for fix boot and follow the instructions.

For this, you can look it on the net too.

Start your browser, use different search engines and use different phrases:

How to use command prompt Windows (version installed)?

If you want you could go for:

How to fix boot sector with command prompt Windows (version installed)?

Don't forget to write it down, you can't have a look while your computer is down.

And when nothing helps, :eek: , you need to reinstall it! :pt1cable:

Hopefully I let you known enough and that you will find the answers you seek! :D

Good luck and have fun doing it! :D

Best Regards,


Let us know how and what, when it's fixed too. Than it can be closed! :D