I discovered this problem from investigating the Git console in JetBrains 
Rider, noticing that it was taking excessively long to create commits. I'm 
running Git for Windows.

When I run `git gc`, I get this output:

Enumerating objects: 152755, done.
Counting objects: 100% (152755/152755), done.
Delta compression using up to 16 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (70481/70481), done.
Writing objects: 100% (152755/152755), done.
Total 152755 (delta 83181), reused 150956 (delta 81540), pack-reused 0
fatal: could not find pack <packfile.pack>
fatal: failed to run repack

Steps I have tried (mostly suggested by ChatGPT):

   - Closing all programs with Git integrations
   - Hunting down <packfile.pack>; it exists in .git/objects/pack and I 
   have the permissions "Full control", "Modify", "Read & execute", "Read", 
   and "Write" (though not "Special permissions")
   - Running the command as administrator in case permissions were the issue
   - Checking for file locks on the packfile
   - Running `git fsck` on the repository
   - Running `git gc --no-prune` for testing (still failed)
   - Checking for Git updates
   - Restarting my computer

Googling (at my level of skill, anyway) isn't finding any help. What can I 

Many thanks!
Lyndon Gingerich

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