2019 16" MacBook Pro - Catalina 10.15.7 - 4TB NVMe SSD
Boot Camp Assistant install of Windows 10 (21H1)
After the install I can run chkdsk (no parameters) repeatedly without any errors.
If I run chkdsk /b (AS directed by Two Canoes) on the BOOTCAMP volume prior to cloning, one of three things occur (not consistent)
ONE - chkdsk /b seems to complete but when Win10 restarts I get the BSOD with the error: "Stop code: "BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO" TWO - chkdsk /b appears to mark 90% of the BOOTCAMP volume as having "bad sectors" THREE - chkdsk /b seems to complete but subsequent running of chkdsk reports" "The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect" "The Volume Bitmap is incorrect." "Windows has checked the filesystem and found problems." "Please run chkdsk /scan to find the problems and queue them for repair"
Online research seems to indicate that running chkdsk /b includes the functionality of chkdsk /r (according to Microsoft) and that running chkdsk /r on a modern SSD has been known to erroneously marks sectors as bad when they are not. In fact, most sources indicate that there is no reason to run chkdsk /r on an SSD as the SSD controller takes care of monitoring "bad Sectors’ and marks them so they are not used.
If, on the other hand, I do a fresh Boot Camp Assistant install and run chkdsk (no parameters) and get repeated results without any errors and then run chkdsk /f to check the file system i am back to:
"The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect" "The Volume Bitmap is incorrect." "Windows has checked the filesystem and found problems." "Please run chkdsk /scan to find the problems and queue them for repair"
Running chkdsk /scan reports no errors EVERY TIME I run it. I can alternate between chkdsk and chkdsk /scan and each time chkdsk reports the MFT error and chkdsk /scan reports that there are not errors.
What is the correct direction form Two Canoes on running chkdsk on an SSD prior to cloning???
Has anyone run into any of these errors when running chkdsk on a BOOTCAMP volume prior to cloning???
Does anyone still run chkdsk prior to cloning???
I’d appreciate any guidance from Two Canoes or other users.