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Corrupted Files, Chkdsk Also Corrupted.

Q: Corrupted Files, Chkdsk Also Corrupted.

Hi. Two days ago, I transfered a large amount of files, mostly music, from an external hardrive onto my laptop. Today, I noticed an error message shown with a triangle next to the clock on my screen saying "aolload.exe - Corrupt File." I ignored this, and later got this message for various other programs. I finally decided to try running chkdsk through the command prompt, and then I got a "Corrupt File" message for this program.

This is very bothersome, is there anything I can do?

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A: Corrupted Files, Chkdsk Also Corrupted.

If you have access to a Windows XP CD, boot from the disk and choose the option to use Recovery Console by pressing R
Choose your windows installation (if more than one listed)
Enter your Administrator account password. This is not necessarily the same password you use to login. If you do not know the password for this account, try pressing ENTER (i.e. Use a blank password)

Run CHKDSK from the command prompt.

N.B. Disconnect all external hard drives\flash drives before booting from the CD, as they often get labelled C: over your hard drive.

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I keep having problems with my files being corrupted and have to run the chkdsk utility several times every so often. If I don't run the chkdsk often, then I think my computer won't even boot up as that happens before when I don't run the chkdsk. Do you know what's the problem and why do I keep having my files corrupted and have to run the chkdsk so often?? Is there any way I can prevent my files getting corrupted and having to run the chkdsk so often?? Every time I run the chkdsk, it shows that there are segments of the files that's corrupted... Is that the reason why it is causing the computer to be slow and freeze often? I have windows XP btw..


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Last week I got two notices from my application bar, to the lower right corner of the screen. They read:

"The file or directory C:\System Volume Information\EfaData\SYMEFA.DB-journal is corrupt and unreadable. Please use ChkDisk utility to resolve."

and. . .

"Exception Processing Message c0000102 Parameters 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9cf 75b6bf9c are corrupt., Please use ChkDisk utility to resolve."

When I did go to Check Disk, and restarted the system, a blue-colored screen (not the Blue Screen of Death) comes up and says:

"The type of file system on this disk is NTFS. Cannot open this volume for direct access." This message is now coming up every time I start up the computer.

I have tried going into System Volume Information to check out these corrupt files, but everytime I try to open up this folder, a dialouge box comes up that says Access is Denied (is this normal?).

Is there any insight out there as to what these corrupt files generally do, and therefore what their corruption might mean to my system? Any insights as to how to correct my issues? Any insight into how to get Check Disk to work properly?

XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

A:Corrupted files and problems with ChkDsk in XP

System Volume Information is "System Restore".

Disable it. Reboot and renable and that should flush all corrupted files.

Then, run a full Chkdsk.

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I formated my computer, and when it booted up it ran chkdsk (before it booted to desktop)

It fixed a lot of index errors, and now a lot of my files are corrupted, a lot of mp3s consist of music from different songs. Is there anything to do ?

A:Solved: Files are corrupted after Format+chkdsk

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So here is the history of the problem,

I am on Windows 7 pro running on a Sandisk Extreme 240go. I just had a RAID 5 failure (one disk
failed, that was a 4x 4TB internal sata setup). After the fail, my data was still accessible, so I
decided to back it up on seperate disks (2TB flavor). I rebuildt the RAID array differently cause
RAID 5 option via Intel Rapid Storage kept failing, so I made 2x brand new RAID 1 to get 2x 4TB
backup storage. Well, the build process went well, no issues so far.

But when I plugged my backups (2TB ones) via external docking, these drives went suddenly
corrupted and inaccessible... I ran chkdsk on the 2TB's backups and somehow it fixed quite alot of
? problems ?. So far so good... Drives can be accessible again. I navigate inside the disk to check
the integrity and I realize this : all my jpegs, pdf, software .exe, and Premiere Pro projects showed
up corrupted, impossible to open them, everything corrupted... except my video files (which
fortunally represents 90% of my backup). But impossible to open my ?very important ? Premiere
Pro projects, my jpegs and my pdf's. This only happened in my backup drives. Other drives are
simply fine with such files.

I decided to run a virus scan on the backup drives, and Norton found this : ? W32 changeup ?
associated with buebud.exe. It said it fixed the problem, but I still can't access my files !
I now just wonder if chkdsk did not totally messed up the backup drives. And I also wonder why
my video files are... Read more

A:After chkdsk on ext. drive : corrupted .exe files, jpegs, pdf's etc...

But when I plugged my backups (2TB ones) via external docking

o I made 2x brand new RAID 1 to get 2x 4TB

Sounds like the RAID setup doesn't like being changed. It probably would have been better to get the drives connected as desired, set up the RAID then not change the physical connections.

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OK, my computer runs Chkdsk when it boots up a lot, finds a lot of corrupted files. It truncates them, but it always hangs before finishing. Any help?

A:Solved: Temp and log files corrupted, Chkdsk hangs.

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First i'd like to say this is my first visit to this forum, so Im not certain if this is the right place to make my thread by i'll go ahead anyways.

I turned my PC off last night and everything was fine.
This morning I logged on and my suspicion that something was afoot was sparked by the fact that icons on my desktop no longer had their proper icons.
I went to program files and the error message I got was:

C:\ Program Files is not accessible.
The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable.

I get a notification in the bottom corner of my screem telling me to run Chkdsk utility.
So I do a bit of research into it and try various methods of running the utility i.e command prompt and the more obvious Properties(of C:\)>tools>check for errors.

I realised while trying this that Admin privileges were not working correctly even though it states that I am infact admin of my PC.

In command prompt when I attempted to type in:
chkdsk /c (I believe this is the right command or something similar)
It came back with the error message:
Access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges.
You have to invoke this utility in elevated mode.

I looked into this "elevated mode" and another forum stated you must attempt to run the cmd. in administrator mode by right clicking it and selecting Run as administrator.
I attempted this and I get:
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Please ive looked into everything, im not the best with... Read more

A:Major chkdsk Problems, C:\ program files is corrupted or unreadable. Please help!

Do you get any Blue Screen Of Deaths? If so could you please upload the Dump Files

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Okay, my trouble began on Sunday night, when there was an instance of me having to force reboot the computer. I turned it back on, chkdsk wanted to run and I circumvented it.

So, later on Sunday night or Monday night I keep getting speech balloon warnings telling me things like

"C:\Documents and Settings\(My Name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\Cache\sesn\opr01H30.tmp is corrupted and unreadable. Please run chkdsk"

I've been getting the same warning for other tmp files on the Opera browser sesn folder as well.

Then, on Monday, I started getting error messages telling me that

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EPERSIST.DAT is corrupted and unreadable. Please run chkdsk"

So, first off this morning I ran a scan for viruses. No viruses were found, so I tried running chkdsk. At first it would run in read only mode and told me there were disk errors but wouldn't fix them. I then performed the other chkdsk method by going into My Computer, right clicking the hard drive, selecting Tools and then clicking both options to scan and repair errors.

It then told me it couldn't unless I rebooted the computer, so I did so. Many attempts at reboot it wouldn't run chkdsk and now, upon more recent attempts it does begin to run chkdsk but then it abruptly stops with something saying it cannot open the directory or something like tha... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Corrupted files in Opera and Symantec and Chkdsk won't work, HELP!!!

Comp, click your Start button and type CMD into the Run box. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press enter. You'll receive a message asking if you want to start Check Disk when the computer is restarted. Press Y for yes and restart the computer. Check disk should start automatically. Let it run, it may be a slow process.

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The loading icon on the "Welcome" screen freezes, and after a few seconds, or sometime minutes, it goes back normal. One more thing is that, after running check disk, or also known as chkdsk, my files all go corrupted. My game files are corrupted and i cant open my gaming program. I was forced to reinstall it. One day after, the vista loading screen ( the bar loading screen) freezes. I restarted and it went back OK.
So i want to ask do these symptoms bring the same meaning or are these just minor problems? I feel very uncomfortable with these problems.

A:Files are corrupted after chkdsk, vista loading screen freezes.

Hi woonjiajun88,

Let?s try few troubleshooting steps to check if issue gets resolved:

1. Try a clean boot to check if it would work, providing the link to do a clean boot for reference: How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista or Windows 7
2. Go to safe mode and check if the computer freezes. Please use the following link for detailed instructions to go safe mode: Safe Mode
3. Run Microsoft fix-it for slow performance issue and freezing issues, check if the performance improves, here is the link for fix-it: Fix Windows system performance problems on slow Windows computers
4. Try to perform SFC scannow and check if it fixes any corruption, please use the following link for detailed instructions: System Files - SFC Command

If issue persists, run the built-in diagnostics provided by the manufacturer on the computer to check if the hardware is working fine.

Please post the results.

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I recently tried to back-up my files onto an external hard drive after having a few problems/errors with certain applications with the intention of re-formatting my PC, however i've come across numerous other problems in the process!

I've noticed numerous files would not transfer to the external hard-drive due to the files being corrupted. I tried to run a chkdsk to see if it would mend the corrupted files but the chkdsk would not run due to an error which was supposedly caused by recently installed software and it recommended doing a system restore.

I attempted to do a system restore, however for some bizarre reason it was turned off resulting in having no system restore points!

I'm currently in the process of backing up whatever is salvageable until i can try and fix this issue. I came across a folder which once was full of PSD (photoshop) files but an error pops up saying that the file or directory is corrupt and unreadable. It says the folder is empty with 0 bytes.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Thank You,

A:Solved: Corrupted files, chkdsk not working, no system restore points!

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Hello all,

My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop has been having some strange issues lately. I cannot run .msi files, and device manager never populates a full list. Sometimes (rarely, but it does repeat) Windows Explorer will freeze, and if I attempt to close it and reopen it using task manager, the UI reloads, but whenever I click on a folder it claims Windows cannot load explorer. Restarting fixes that. I scheduled and ran CHKDSK, and it repaired a few bad sectors, but it didn't fix any of these problems. I have run CCleaner (both the regular cleaner and registry fixer) and defragmented my hard drive until it's only 1% fragmented. I then tried sfc /scannow, and it read a bunch of corrupted files but could not repair them. I read that to fix sfc, you must download and run Windows System Update Readiness Tool. It has been running and "Searching for Updates on this Computer" for about an hour now, and I'm getting concerned that it's just not doing anything. It's not frozen, the bar keeps moving from left to right and I can click on and off of it. I also have the logs from sfc if anyone wants to take a look at them, they'll be attached. The computer isn't very old, and has an intel i3 and 4gb of ram. If you would like any extra information to help, please reply and I'll get back to you as fast as I can Any recommendations on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

A:Many corrupted Windows7 files, SFC reads corrupted data but doesnt fix

Hi Qujibo,
First comment you said ran ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, this is not advised, unless you know what your doing

If there is an UNDO backup from that utility RUN it.

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run


run the MXdiag report from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Was this OS only installed via sysprep a couple of days ago??


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today I am posting in the Eight Forums to ask about how to fix a corrupted looking Windows 8 start menu with no corrupted files found. I know that's a really bad way to explain the situation. I have uploaded a screenshot which I hope explains the issues. I wanted to add the blank squares do not work and also the Maps button.

A:Windows 8 Start Menu Looking Corrupted; No corrupted files

Repair the start screen, see here:

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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So, I reformatted my computer again. Did some SFC scans before I installed any Microsoft updates and all scans were clean. Did all the updates, drivers, program installations. Couple days later I decide to check with SFC and found some errors. There's also errors at the source, meaning I can't replace them correct? This seems kind of stupid. Always having corrupted files no matter how many times I reformat.

A:Corrupted Files + Unable to Repair + Corrupted Source

Hello ecko69x

From the last entry in your report below, it looks like they have been repaired, and you are good to go.

"Verify and Repair Transaction completed. All files and registry keys listed in this transaction have been successfully repaired"

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Hi All

I bought a new windows 7 home basic edition. I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop after formatting the disk. During the 2nd step of installation Install windows ->Expanding windows it says files may be corrupted please ensure all the files exist before installation.

Please help, I have formatted my laptop and in a total mess.


A:Corrupted CD, getting an error as corrupted or missing files

I wiped the CD with a piece of cloth and tried again
it worked.

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hey, im in need of some advice and help as ive been really confused and scared by something;

i use windows and just today a box keeps poping up saying

"The file or directory C:\WINDOWS\Fonts is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility"

Many fonts and words have just disapeared such as in the windows start menu and on msn.

I havnt touched my fonts at all for months, so i dont see why this has suddenly just come up.

I dont know what Chkdsk is and was afraid to use it without knowing what the hell i was getting into...

Help please

A:corrupted fonts and Chkdsk

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I have run into a problem. My default profile in Firefox has become corrupted, aand the dialog box suggests running chkdsk. I tried to do that, and I got a message that it could not do it at the moment, since I have an NTFS file system. it said that it would run upon restarting. so I hit restart, but no chkdsk activity.
is there a way to do chkdsk, or a shareware version of chkdsk that would allow me to get it running?

A:Problem with corrupted file and chkdsk

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Hi, I need some help!
I have an Acer Aspire 5734Z with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed and ever since I got my computer I've been having trouble starting Windows normally. Like many time before, a week ago my computer started again freezing at the Windows logo every time I put it on. Here's what I tried to do to get things back to normal:

1. I ran CHKDSK /r, and got my computer working.
2. Two days later, I had the same problem. So, I ran CHKDSK /r (found 48 unreadable file segments, deleted 60 index entries, corrected and deleted file names..), but it froze at stage 3 of 5, "verifying indexes", and after 19 hours I shut it down.
2. Still having the same freezing problem, I ran CHKDSK /r once again (found 13 bad clusters..) and I noticed the line "Windows has made corrections to the file system". After the check was complete Windows wouldn't still start.
3. I tried all the different Safe Modes, but got stuck at loading "\windows\system32\DRIVERS\AVGIDSEH.sys" or the file after that.

After several days of CHKDSKs I've somehow been able to log in, but now a pop-up appeared saying: "The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable". I can barely use any programs at all, and those that I can use get errors like "chrome.exe - Corrupt Disk. The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable."

What on earth just happened to my Windows 7?! It feels like Windows/CHKDSK deleted the wrong file... Read more

A:Corrupted file system after CHKDSK

Welcome Heidi
It sounds like hard drive problems. Take this Hard drive test to be sure. I would back up my stuff, if you can, first, just in case.
Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I have a usb external case that I have an older 300gb Maxtor drive in. I am using it to work on a family photo album project so all that is on it is about 150gb of photos.

Last night it gave me some corrupt file errors so I ran checkdisk and after a reboot it ran and deleted the corrupt photos (no biggie, I have lots of copies) and I got back to work fairly quickly.

I also did a lot of deleting and moving of files yesterday, which I blamed for the corrupt ones, so I defragged the drive, it really needed it. It took several hours, but afterward I got into the files and looked at a few before shutting down for the night, all was well.

Today I looked at a few photos I had already modified then started trying to work on more pictures and my Paint Shop Pro would not open a folder due to one named corrupt file. I tried to delete that one file and copy a new version over it, but it would not let me. So I ran check disk again with both boxes checked, automatically fix system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. It made me reboot to let it run.

It ran for 4 hours! First it said the volume was dirty (not the first time I have seen that, but it goes away) then it deleted the one corrupt file, then it went on forever checking integrity files and free space (I did not know I was to be tested on this later so I don't remember exactly what it said).

Now the drive has lost its custom name that I gave it, although it kept the "H" moniker, it says the fi... Read more

A:Solved: USB Drive corrupted after chkdsk?

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Well, first I'll explain chronologically my thinking. Starting yesterday, my computer would boot into Windows and then upon getting to the desktop, the only thing that would show would be my desktop image (no task bar, no desktop icons, etc). Upon opening the task manager (still accessible) I found that explorer.exe was already running. After ending the process and starting a new one, there was no change. All programs are still accessible if you start a new command prompt and then navigate that way. This led me to believe that my explorer file was corrupt. By the way, this problem is intermittent. I can restore my normal desktop if I just restart my computer (most of the time.)
Anyways, so now I open the windows recovery console from the setup disk and try to execute a chkdsk /r, but before the process even starts it spits out the message "This volume contains one more more unrecoverable errors" or something to that effect. Any advice?

A:Corrupted explorer + Unnable to run chkdsk

Update: Restored some system files, and now the desktop issue seems to have gone away. Chkdsk issue still remains unresolved.

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Chkdsk has identified a file as corrupt. I am unable to get rid of the read-only attribute in the properties menu. It asks if I want to apply the change to the subfolders. If I click apply and O.K. it does not remove the read-only attribute.

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CAnt get computer to boot up when the disk is attached to the Motherboard. Chkdsk stopped at 0% at check 2 of 3. Any suggestions on what I can try to at least get at the data to copy to a new drive and format this one?

Using XP pro

A:Hadr drive corrupted chkdsk stops at 2 of 3

Hiya njsporto.

Am I correct in thinking this is not the system drive and is just a spare or storage drive attached as a slave?

If that`s the case, try slaving it to another computer and see if that has the same effect. Are you manually starting the chkdsk utility or is this the one that kicks in when you boot up and if it is, hit any key to stop it and go into the system.

If the hard drive is dodgy or has bad sectors/viruses etc, any data that you do manage to save may have become corrupt as well so if and when you do get the chance to retrieve anything, just take the important stuff and not whole chunks.


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Hi, I'm having some troubles with my computer that prevent me from working (this is my music work station) so thanks in advance for your help.
First, here are my computer specs:
Motherboard/Laptop Model: Asus P8P67 standard
System BIOS/EFI/UEFI Version: American Megatrends v1401
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
CPU Speed: 3.8 GHz
CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14
Amount of Installed Memory (GB): 4x G.Skill Ripjaws X 4 GB 1600MHz CL9 (=16GB)
Memory Voltage: 1.5v
Video Card(s): Gigabyte 4050 HD
PSU Model Number: Seasonic 600W 80+ Bronze
SSD Model: OCZ Vertex Turbo 60GB
HDD Model: Seagate 1TB + Seagate 3TB
OS: Windows 7 64bit
I installed my system in April 2011 and everything has run smoothly until 2 days ago.
The only system change I made was Sunday, when I installed QT Lite because Cubase needs QT to display videos. I didn't want to install the full QT so I installed QT Lite instead. This may not have anything to do with my problem but I guess everything is worth mentionning.
On monday morning I turned on the computer as usual but I saw a new green loading bar after the BIOS check. I thought I still wasn't awake but I then got an error message from Windows (Win7 64 Home ed) stating the computer couldn't boot properly because of errors and a startup repair needed to be executed. So be it, I waited for 3 minutes and once the diagnosis was complete, it said there were errors in the registry that got fixed in the process.
I remembered that I had a similar problem i... Read more

A:Startup repair + corrupted software + chkdsk errors

Well...I would never terminate a chkdsk...unless I think that the hard drive itself is the problem.  Chkdsk /r doesn't actually repair the hard drive...it's a file system tool and tries to repair file or file system problems it detects.  Terminating it is self-defeating, IMO, since it may result in file corruption that did not have to occur.
If the system boots now...please run the chkdsk /r command to completion.

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Opitiplex GX260

So i was minding my own business just surfing bing to find a picture to add to my website.

When I right clicked on the picture of a PS3 from walmart.com and copied it into paint, I received a Clipboard error.

Never heard of such a thing....So i decided...that I would wash out my cache and temp folders.

Upon doing this, I received an error warning me to run a chkdsk via the cmd prompt as

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GDE9C1AP\gen[2].php is corrupted
So i attempted the Chkdsk command, it failed on stage 2.

So i attempted to run the computer in safemode, this also failed.

So i tried running it in safe mode manually through msconfig....this also failed.

So i tried tracking down the file manually and deleting....the file is locked up.

So I downloaded "unlocker" to try and unlock the file.

This did not work, unlocker says the file is not locked up.

Any ideas about how to progress, and restoring, or reinstalling is out of the question.

A:Corrupted File, and Chkdsk failure - Opitiplex GX260

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I have Windows Vista Business 32-bit and today after downloading some files (.exe) from the internet, I recieved the "File or directory is corrupted or unreadable" error message. It only appears on the files downloaded from a specific point in time. I have ran a test on the HDD and that seems fine so what could it be?

Also I cannot run chkdsk after rebooting for some strange reason either.

Please help


A:File or directory is corrupted or unreadable and broken chkdsk

Hello Welcome to TSF! What are the files called?

And how did you run the chkdsk? From the command prompt or using the GUI way?

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I am trying to fix a new Toshiba Canvio 3.0 1.5TB drive that has errors. Each time I plug it in, I'm directed to run CHKDSK, but CHKDSK fails to complete with the /f parameter. The process stalls at 76%. If I run CHKDSK without the /f parameter, I get the following result:

Again, if I run CHKDSK /f, the process stalls at 76% and hangs forever. I've left the process to run overnight with no progress.

I've looked for solutions on Toshiba's website, but haven't found a solution. Any help or ideas are appreciated.

By the way, I'm not super tech-savvy, so if you have a technical solution, please give me as many detail as possible. Thank you!

A:External hard drive corrupted, CHKDSK stalls at 76% complete

I had a drive with a bad sector that would stall with CHKDSK /f. It was at the very end of the drive. I repaired the drive by formatting with Gparted or Partition Magic, one of the two, don't remember. When complete SMART reported 2 reallocated sectors and 99% health, been running fine ever since.

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This problem started a couple days ago. There doesn't seem to be a user initiated trigger, as it first happened after the computer was idling for a while, and subsequent crashes/problems occurred at various times in various circumstances, all the while getting worse. I'll elaborate below, but first:HardwareMotherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3LProcessor: Q6600Memory: 2x 1GB Ballistix (on QVL)Hard Drive: 500GB Seagate 7200.11Video Card: MSI 8800GTPSU: 630W RaidmaxSoftwareOS Version: Windows XP Pro 32 bit, 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600Antivirus: NOD32Firewall: Zone AlarmThe ProblemThe computer is almost exactly two months old, and was running perfectly up until this point when, as stated, it crashed seemingly randomly and never stopped crashing since.The first error I was not around for. I came back to my computer to find it was in an infinite BSOD-reboot loop, where it would clear POST and the Windows splash screen would pop up for about three seconds followed by an instant BSOD. It probably was going on for a good 20-30 minutes before I stopped it, which I did by completely powering down the system and then restarting. When Windows loads, it pops up the message 'Windows has recovered from a serious error'. I send the error report and it says everything is unknown except that it was caused by a driver, but doesn't know which driver. I figured it must have been a random thing, because I hadn't updated any drivers since first building the computer, ... Read more

A:Bsods And Corrupted File System Structure And Corrupted Drivers, Oh My

all of your hardware seems made by reputable companies but for onePSU: 630W RaidmaxEverybody makes a few bad power supplieshttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductRevie...False&Page=Did the gigabyte mobo come with some monitoring software utilities?

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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If someone with greater technical savvy than I can help, it would be appreciated. If logs would help, please advise which. I've tried to find/dislodge hijacker (.ru URL) I feel like I'm playing chess in the dark against grand master as grim reaper. Losing
money, time and peace with situation. Windows level 2 techs have remotely tried to fix ( 3 separate cases) and top tech guy at Corte Madera, CA store unable to fix problem. DCOM flooded with error messages by time OS completes Welcome  song/dance. Unable
to fix corrupt certificates with unknown and unsigned certificate extensions. Default (built-in admin) replaced by Defaultuser. Paths changed on any owner created admin accounts which no longer have any admin privileges despite still being named as admin.
Attributes changed on Library files so documents saved and pusic ripped cannot be accessed. Rollback option on drivers also all changed immed. after start up 1st time. Disk Management loses ability to format or save info on USB devices which are converted
to RAW format. Thrice weekly reset of system does nothing but allow brief window of usage.
Network settings corrupted and based on description believe DNS cache to be poisoned. Tried using sysinternal accesschk but log shows for less than 1 second & disappears. Procmgr shows huge amounts of svchost programs running simultaneously. Though my
guess is that both machine and network corrupted, probably 1 primary and rest result of ports left open by 1st so ... Read more

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So my computer ran a routine CHKDSK on one of my hard drives when I booted up today. It wasn't the drive that I have my OS installed on, it's the one I store most of my media on. Anyway I saw in the report that it "fixed" some problems with my drive. All I remember was the folders, not what it did. It didn't seem important to remember. Later I'm navigating in Windows Explorer and encounter the following when attempting to open a folder:

J:\My Documents\My Music is not accessible.

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Strange thing is, I was listening to music at that time in the Zune software. This is the only folder that I keep music in. Same message also came up for a couple of sub-folders in my pictures. I can view the properties of these folders and see the size of each. I can even see their contents in thumbnail view. I can open any file inside with Zune, Picasa, ect. But anything that uses windows explorer to open it (like opening it in an image editor) gives me that same error message. I've already scoured the forums and didn't find anything too similar to my situation. I'm already planning on getting a new hard drive but I need to be able to get these folders off my current drive first. I can't copy and paste them and Unlocker gives me the same error.

A:Corrupted folders not fully corrupted.

You could try using and Ubuntu LIVE CD (free). Don't install it. Just run it from CD. Then try to copy the files over to a secondary drive.
Next you could try to locate "Hiren's Boot CD" and use GetDataBack. Not sure if GetDataBack is still on Hiren's. Otherwise you could try purchasing GetDataBack. R-Studio is another good recovery software.

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How do I fix or open a corrupted PDF file that has been corrupted by some sort of programmatically emailing?

I have already asked Adobe and I have yet to get a response.

If necessary, I might look into the file format of a PDF file.

Please see the following screen shot:

A:How do I fix or open a corrupted PDF file that has been corrupted?

You might be able to extract the text with a hex editor, but other than a specific tool (I don't know of one) to fix it.......

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after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?


A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .


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I just wanted to know by what it means when your files is corrupted.
How can they corrupt and why? is it fixable?
when diferent files types corrupt will they have diferent effect?
for example a picture file, and a DLL file what will happen?

my gratitude to all answers

A:corrupted files?

There are many things that can corrupt files on a drive:

Hard drive age
Viruses and other malware

and the list goes on.

As for what can happen, picture files, MP3s, documents etc shouldn't have much impact. They just won't open, or will partially work. As for DLL and executable files...well, that depends on what other files require them to work.

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Where do I start? I guess I'll start with the OS, I'm using Windows XP Service Pack 2

Background in quote:


The CMOS BIOS keeps getting corrupted almost every time the PC is turned off. I have to set the date and time each time the PC boots. I tried changing the internal battery, but problem still persists. (It's possible that the new battery might not be really new). I eventually got used to it too.

Well, one day, I forgot to set the date, and I updated AVG, from whence it stopped working properly. Upon reinstalling, there is a warning at the end of installation saying "Unregistering of product failed". When I try to update AVG again, it says "Could not initialize update interface". So now, I'm stuck with old definitions of AVG. Note that this is not my complaint atm. I don't use my desktop PC, so I just ignored this problem for the time being.

There are 4 users on my PC and for security and convenience reasons, I made another limited user into an administrator. Maybe this was a mistake, for after some time (a couple of days or even instantly? I was not using the PC much), the limited users had a problem of explorer.exe not starting. The cursor shows up and nothing happens. I tried bringing up Run from the Task Manager and starting explorer. I type 'explorer' in the Run box and hit enter. The box disappears, but explorer doesn't start.

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I launched a sfc /scannow and it finds an error :

2015-03-04 00:23:58, Error CSI 0000010f (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #2827498# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::DirectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile(flags = (AllowSharingViolation), handle = {provider=NULL, handle=0, name= ("null")}, da = (SYNCHRONIZE|FILE_READ_ATTRIBUTES), oa = @0x55ca07b538->OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES {s:48; rd:NULL; on:[125]"\??\C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-com-dtc-runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16384_none_0a1162f033fa01f6\MSDTC.LOG"; a:(OBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE)}, iosb = @0x55ca07b518, as = (null), fa = 0, sa = (FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE|FILE_SHARE_DELETE), cd = FILE_OPEN, co = (FILE_SYNCHRONOUS_IO_NONALERT|0x00004000), eab = NULL, eal = 0, disp = Invalid)
2015-03-04 00:23:58, Error CSI [email protected]/3/3:23:23:58.884 (F) base\wcp\sil\merged\ntu\ntsystem.cpp(2155): Error STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND originated in function Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::DirectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile expression: (null)

I tried to find the file it was referring to, and it's just random characters :


I tried also to launch a "DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth" but it tells me it cannot find a correct source and exits.

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A:Corrupted files, sfc cannot fix

On my computers when sfc /scannow run 3 times with boots between each I do this next if the repairs were not completed. Repair Install.

Here is a tutorial by Brink:

Repair Install

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The problem is some of my exe files are corrupted.

When i used the command "chkdsk c: /r" in drive c:\windows\system32, the following messages displayed.

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
Would you like to schedule this volume to be chekced the next time the system restarts?(Y/N)

Evenif I choose Y, and when i restarted the system, i have another message "Cannot open volume for direct access".

Is there anyone can help me?

A:files corrupted

Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type or copy and paste
fsutil dirty query C: and press enter. Once the results are in, then in the Command Prompt type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y and Reboot the computer.

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when ever i make a new text file by right clicking and selecting new text file, it says it is corrupt, but when I do it by opening notepad and selecting save as.. it works ok.

A:corrupted txt files

Hello Cormac,

You might see if downloading and merging the txt option in the tutorial below may be able to fix this afterwards. It will restore all default associations for this file extension.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,

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I booted Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit in safe mode with the command prompt, I started the sfc /scannow command and it told me that I have some corrupted files that it can not restore.

Now, my CBS.log file is:


So, how do I restore these files?



A:sfc and corrupted files

Back up your stuff. Then do a repair install
Repair Install

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This happened yesterday when my buddy got a notification from a game he was trying to play to update his drivers, he currently is fighting with the computer for internet but from what I understand the Update failed, and everything went downhill from there. He managed to get on for a bit and attempted to find some help but it caused more problems than anything else. He gave me this file that he was suggested to figure out exactly what is wrong I'm not a computer expert so I have no idea what all of this means. Sorry the attachment was too big so I had to zip it.
He's got a Asus G74sx.

A:Corrupted files

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi i ran sfc/scannow, and it found corrupted files but couldn't fix them. The attached CBS log apparently has more details. Nothing major at all, but could someone tell me about CBS logs, and if i have any serious issues. If issues found could someone describe them. Thanks love this place. Nothing that bothering im just curious

A:CBS log, corrupted files.

The best way to make the repairs on a CBS report is to run
SFC three times. If not fixed
A Seven DVD is needed, not the DVD that comes with the computer when the system if preinstalled
Repair Install

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My computer was damaged when it fell on the ground. I have my new computer and I transferred the disk old to new. There are many files like WORD and JPG'S that when I try and open them it asks what program I would like to open them with. I have clicked through on many but all I get is all kinds of symbols and letters. Is there a way to recover these files?
Thank you

A:Corrupted files

Which Windows version(7, 8, 8.1, 10) and bit version(32, 64) is your new computer running?

Are your WORD documents in .doc or .docx or some other file extension?

Is there any version of Microsoft Office installed in your new computer?


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I have some JPG files that corrupted and can't open by Photoshop or other Image viewer. Any idea to fix them?

Thank you.

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Hello everyone!
Something horrible happened today! When I turned on my laptop, I noticed that all (almost all) my txt, pdf, mp4, ... files are not working.
svchost.exe -k netsvcs was running like crazy in the background and my ssd working like crazy too.
I think somehow windows 8 is encrypting my files.
To test the things, I created a text file with the content "test". I mean, I typed "test" and then saved the file. At first, it was ok, I mean, every time I double-clicked it, it showed "test" but after a few minutes, when I double-clicked it again, I got these in the file:
v÷ð{±À¬:_“.eqÊá«ïmåCÕ¤²¬,ÒÚ¨óh,ãi£{v½zwÊ5LMë¯1FSOŽS¨~DiEpƒË»•š7.Àv€e¿ª7«£pé¸áÈ3S›G<ÿ°¥òHð¯þwÍeùë+Ͷ“ò˜¦\9ö#÷„ŠÆ€,CêåšÑëW... Read more

A:All my files are corrupted

A repository of all current knowledge regarding CryptoWall, CryptoWall 2.0 & CryptoWall 3.0 is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CryptoWall and DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION Ransomware Information Guide and FAQReading that Guide will help you understand what CryptoWall (including versions 2.0 & 3.0) does and provide information for how to deal with it. Cryptowall typically deletes all Shadow Volume Copies with vssadmin.exe so that you cannot restore your files via System Restore or using a program like Shadow Explorer...but it never hurts to try. At this time there is no fix tool and Decryption of any CryptoWall Files...is impossible since there is no way to retrieve the private key that can be used to decrypt your files without paying the ransom.There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: CryptoWall - new variant of CryptoDefense Support & Discussion Topic.Rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any questions, comments or requests for assistance in that topic discussion.ThanksThe BC Staff

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Every time I start my PC I get 2 messages with two command boxes indicating the the files "FILEDALE.EXE" cannot be found. These same files came up as being possible Adware and my son deleted them. The PC works ok, its just these silly messages when I start windows.
Any idea how critical this is and what should be done?

A:Possible Corrupted Files

Hi Peter_BWelcome to BleepingComputer!I need you to verify the filename that you gave me. Is it Filedale.exe or Fieldale.exe? Filedale.exe is a malware file. Use our malware removal guide to assist you with the removal of the file,Good luck Peter,rigel

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I am experiencing a curious problem. Specific applications (.exe i presume) are getting corrupted after running them for the first time. For example i install mIRC.exe. after using it for the first when i want to open it the next time it doesnt come on. And a lot more programs similarily gives this error msg "The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application."

p.s recently i also to microAV. but this problem had occur b4 microav infected it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:58:51, on 9/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CAMTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:exe files gets corrupted after first run

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I recently had a laptop shut down because the power outlet pin was broken and I didn't know it. The shop was able to take out the H.D. and I was able to copy over to an external drive all the important docs, pics, music, video etc.

HOWEVER, now I cannot backup to CD any of the files on the external. They all appear to be "OK" - I have opened pictures, opened excel files etc.

I would just like to get a backup copy of what we put on the external but it fails and says there are "too many errors". Any ideas on how to fix this.

A:Fix Corrupted Files

What happens when you copy 1 or a few at a time?
You may be trying to copy too much (Gigs) in one shot, and Windows just runs out of resources

I've noticed running CCleaner helps when this happens

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