Operation failed with status code C0000098, Image header is corrupted or not accessible

Started by Pedro Santos


I use a Auto Mount/Persistent Ram drive With 768mb. Today when i booted i got:

SoftPerfect RAM Disk

Operation failed with status code = C0000098 and image status code = Image header is corrupted or not accessible

0 The operation completed successfully


I need the data on the image, can i get it somehow?
I have RAM Disk Version 3.4.

I also have this same issue. I tried to open my ramdisk PassMark OSFMount with offset of 4096 bytes but it does not open, How ever it does open my other ramdisks, I am left thinking that it's somehow corrupt itself to the point of unable to being opened again, I do need some data off of it, if there's any solution it'd be great. Thanks.
Same for me at 3.4.2
Win 8.1 x64
4.5Gb ram disk

After that error my SVI file doubled and have 8+Gb
and can not be open
More likely, for some reason your image file size had grown twice, and after that became unmountable. We have received a few reports where image file grew in size, but it's barely possible through the normal operation of the RAM Disk software. Quite possibly it's a result of a conflict with third-party software.

Could you please list what other software you have installed on this computer? Especially applications that might filter file operations, like antivirus and security software.
Windows Defender (included in Win8.1), Outpost Firewall Pro.
Some big programm packets: Razer Synapse 2, Logitech SetPoint, Nvidia drivers.
We seem to have found the bug, but could anyone who experienced image file size growth please confirm the following:

1. You had set up the RAM disk to periodically save data to an associated image file.


2. The image file became corrupted after the system had been restarted or turned off/on.

Thank you.
1. "Save Contents to Image"- ON,
in advanced "Save contents to associated image every, min" - OFF
2. Yes, corrupted after restart pc
It appears to have been caused by CCleaner. If you have it installed, it's the answer to what damages the image file files.
I encountered the same problem.

Save Contents to Image - checked. Save contents to associated image every, min - 5
My image is just 6 GB but it seems have grown to 9 GB.

Is there any way to recover the data on the image or is it impossible?
Juan, do you have CCleaner software on this system?

Kernel Experts Group
at SoftPerfect Research
Hi, folks!
I got that C00...098 error today. The disk was created using an image file with a size of 8 GB (raw). The image file's size now is 12,2 GB.

I changed some windows settings yesterday and maybe that has an influence.
- Enabled services "Superfetch" and "Disk Defragmenter" and set their startup type to "Automatic" (both were stopped and disabled)
- Changed value of registry key "EnableBootTrace" from 0 to 3


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