Unable to create file with File system error (65535)

Whenever I try to create new file in my one of my system drives it is displaying "Unable to create file xxxx.txt". File system error(65535) Previously I was able to create/delete files.

Now every thing related to file operations are getting failed (create/delete/modify).

For file modify following error message is displayed "The drive cannot fine sector requested".


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Last updated April 4, 2020 Views 20,769 Applies to:


I would suggest you to run a SFC scan on the computer.

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.    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.

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7


Also try running a Check disk on the computer.

Check a drive for errors


Hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you require further help.


Rehman – Microsoft Support

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