Here is the fsck which is ok. Remember that if I do the clone to another file 
server it works fine.

"c:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe"  fsck --full
Checking object directories: 100% (256/256), done.
Checking objects: 100% (774/774), done.
Checking connectivity: 5128, done.

One thing I notice now, is that the object key is different on each run of the 
81f1bb353f860726835c6d265b3433a72c3fc082 vs 
a7b8f40dcafba3ec534db6d11e4b928775f26bcd and others we did yesterday.

Also if we do the suggested command 'git checkout -f HEAD' it works fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: brian m. carlson [] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:25 PM
To: Dodge, Warren L
Subject: Re: Error 128 Clone succeeded, but checkout failed

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:11:43AM +0000, Dodge, Warren L wrote:
> Hi Brian

Hi.  Please do keep the list in CC.  Someone else may be able to help you 
better than I.

> c:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe" --version git version 
> 1.9.4.msysgit.0
> I also had 1.8.?? and it did the same thing so I updated to try that.
> This is exact.
> "c:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe"  clone --progress -v 
> VHDR_GIT_REPOSITORY fail Cloning into 'fail'...
> done.
> fatal: unable to read tree a7b8f40dcafba3ec534db6d11e4b928775f26bcd

This means that git is unable to read this object.  It could be missing or 

What do you get if you try to run git fsck --full on this newly cloned 
repository?  I realize it won't have a working directory, but git fsck should 
still run.

> warning: Clone succeeded, but checkout failed.
> You can inspect what was checked out with 'git status'
> and retry the checkout with 'git checkout -f HEAD'
> I didn't get the status code but is was 128 when I did this in bash
> Our file servers are many terabytes and use DFS to break them up into 
> the file systems that are used.

>From what I can tell of DFS from Wikipedia, it's using SMB under the hood, and 
>I'm not sure how well git works over SMB.  Maybe some of the msysgit folks can 
>chime in here?

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