Gmal-02 (file system error)

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  1. Egelie

    Egelie Registered Member

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    to day after long years ago, again met the famous GMal error. But this time not -04 but 02.
    what is the difference.
    I have read what Todd tell us about error -04.
    solution for this is installing windows 10 64 bit 1809_1776_379 again and after that ISR 2.4
    Then loading the .arx file.
    costs lots of time.

    is there a better solution for this ?
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  2. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    The only time I've seen this error (10 years back) I could not fix it... (it lead to a corrupt partition)
     
  3. Egelie

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    Pandlouk,
    i know you where busy with that error.
    I Thought Raxco has found a solution for this in the update to version 2.4.
    So the only thing we can do , start whole over again.
    But we have the .arx files, and that helps shorten the time.

    Frits
     
  4. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    did this happen after an w10 upgrade?
    Have you tried uninstalling (program only), reinstalling and reimporting/updating the snapshot from the archive?

    Panagiotis
     
  5. Egelie

    Egelie Registered Member

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    Panagiotis,
    or this happens after a W10 update, i don't know. It is to long ago.
    I do know, i regulary update W10. Now i have version .503
    Uninstalling the prgr was impossible, then i had to have access it first.
    Could i do that via the CLI ?
    When i could have access to the Instantrecovery control , it is possible.
    Couldd i have this .exe file on a other USB appart to run it.?
    In my opinion it is not possible.

    Frits
     
  6. pandlouk

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    I don't know if it can be uninstalled from the command line.

    By the way raxco has published a complete list of code errors
    ftp://ftp.raxco.com/pub/Download/InstantRecovery/UserGuides/InstantRecovery_Error_Codes.pdf
    File System Error: GMAL-02 Invalid MFT record
    The MFT attribute offset has overflowed the record. The likely cause is a corrupt file system
    resolution = Run CHKDSK /F /R

    Panagiotis
     
  7. Egelie

    Egelie Registered Member

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    Panagiotis,
    never know that Raxco published such a list.
    SO THANKS VERY MUCH.
    I did't know it could give so much errors.
    so excecuting CHKSK on a separate repair disk could solve the problem.
    I do have a repair disk EASYRE for Windows 10.
    But this EASYRE could not work together with ISR.
    i think the vectors for all the windows snapshots are on a other place.
    So i have to use a seperate CD with CHKDSK on it.
    I could also use the W10 installation disk , and jump to CLI , and find CHKDSK there.
    But finally I do hope , it takes years for GMAL errors to popup.
    thanks !
    Frits Egelie
     
  8. Egelie

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    looked to CHKDSK:
    /F Fixes errors on the disk.
    /R Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
    (implies /F, when /scan not specified).
    Will this also work with SSD drives.
    Bad sectors could also be repaired with Spinrite 6.0.
     
  9. pandlouk

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    Frits, I ususally run chkdsk /f .It is enough to locate and fix file problems, unless I suspect that files disappeard from the partition
    Yes it works in ssds too.
    Spinrite is way to slow for my taste.
     
  10. Egelie

    Egelie Registered Member

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    I know for years now of the existence of chkdsk, but never used it.
    I thought that the Gmal error was a sort of buffer overflow error.
    So, never thought on file error or something else.
    So, Gmal errors could be repaired with CHKDSK. ( some of them)

    Frits
     
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