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Q: unidentified corruption

Hi guys,

could you help me identify the issue here? I'll try and provide as much info as possible
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don't know if this part is relevant but usually the first question to ask is 'what were you doing before it happened?' So this happened three days ago, the last thing i did was attempt to run MAME (arcade games emulator) for X-Men vs Street Fighter with an xbox 360 controller modded with arcade fightstick parts. The game crashed while loading and after restarting, the boot up screens look like this:


and i was unable to boot windows (i'm running 7) at all, it would freeze on the bootscreen with similar corruption lines across the screen. it also shows the vista bootscreen, The green bar instead of the hi-def glowing lights that form the windows logo. i am able to boot into safe mode but these red squiggly lines moving diagonally upwards to the right overlay the entire screen (taking a screenshot in safe mode does not reflect the lines, so i think it's a hardware problem.


subsequently i took my brother's laptop hdd out and attached it to my pc, it performs the same way, so i'm certain it's not a problem with my hard disk.

any help with indentification of the issue or solutions would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!

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Preferred Solution: unidentified corruption

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Up untill today my PC has been working a-ok. I first encountered the problem when i was palying a online mmo. After a couple of hours playing i entered a world and some graphical corruption occured where green pixels seem to appear in bands where the lighter colours where. After a short while the pc locked up,with loads of green pixels appearing and the last split second of sound caught in a loop.Nothing worked,mouse keyboard,even the lights for numlock,scroll lock and capslock did not respond to the keys being pressed.it has happened almost every time i tried a game since then.

I rebooted my pc and it was fine untill i was loging into the pc,where more of the same graphical corruption occured,when i logged in after a short while the pc froze on my desktop and hr monitor lost signal.after a few seconds it came back on an a message appeqred in the corner by the toolbar saying Kernel driver 258.96 had failed but had been recovered, his happened a few times. Windows works perfect in safe mode and i updated the graphics card drivers to try and resolve this but it did not work,i am posting this off my iPod so pardon the bad spelling,will upload a picture or video tomorrow wih more info if needed.
Runnng on a packard bell iXtreme with a quad core cpu and Nvidia 8400GS grqphics card. Hope somebody has a solution .thanks.
 

A:Pc locking up,graphical corruption,audio corruption

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I all of a sudden started getting messages about my DRM being corrupt when trying to use Rhapsody music subscription software. The software directed me to a microsoft web siite to upgrade windows components (see below). I then tried upgrading the Windows components from Microsoft web site, but the upgrade button is grayed out - don't know if this means no update available or means invalid windows. Working with their support, I was finally told my windows valid license key is corrupt (as in illegal copy - Not!). They washed their hands of me and said I had to contact Dell because they installed the OS. I do not really think it is a license key issue, but I am still trying to resolve the DRM problem.
Windows Media DRM Corrupt

Rhapsody message:
Phapsody has detected a problem with some of windows media DRM components on your computer. You will not be able to transfer or play any Rhapsody tracks until the problem is solved. Click OK to attempt to fix this problem.

Click Yes will close Rhapsody and any other application that uses windows media DRM. Your current windows media licences will be removed. You will be redirected to a web page to help you restore windows media DRM compnents.

www.drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/indivsite/en/indivit.asp
This web page displays:
Windows Media Technologies
Security component upgrade.
Upgrade security components of your digital media player so you can play protected files on your computer.

upgrade button is grayed out.

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A:DRM corruption?

I'm having the same problem with no light at the end of the tunnel. )=
I'll let you know as soon as I get it fixed.
 

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so where to start, well first of all i need to know how to repair a corrupted version of windows 7. I have two hard drives atm one with windows 7 working and one with the corrupted version on it. The main issue here is when my friend was fixing my computer he didnt format the hard drive with win 7 on it properly and i now have about 500mb's if im lucky on that hard drive. So id like to know how do i go about fixing the other hard drive with the corrupted windows 7 on it and no i cant reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows on it since he lost the disk briefly after doing so and it may not have been all that legal.

In the end of it all id like to get windows 10, how i figured about doing this was to get my old hard drive working with win 7 on it, boot up using that then install win 10 on it since it would have enough space to get the files which my current one cant.

If anyone else knows a better way of eventually getting windows 10 as my os without all this trouble that would amazing, i just want a hd with space on it

uhh i dont know what other information to give, i'm fairly certain its the windows files that are corrupted since i can still run my old games from it and not the hard drive.

tl;dr win 7 corrupted, got new hd with win 7, didnt format correctly, ****, want win 10 but not enough hd space, help get meh win 10 somehow by fixing corrupted hd or black magic

ill be out for the next two hours kinda bad time to post this but oh well

A:help with win 7 corruption / win 10

Format the drive, and PURCHASE a legal copy of Win7.
We cannot give assistance if the validity is in doubt.

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A very good friend of mine has a problem picking up her emails from BT Yahoo. When she logs onto the BT Yahoo site and inserts her name and pswd a large file of rubbish tries to download to her PC. If she uses someone elses PC all is fine! Ran Virus check, spyware check and checked BHO's. I've attached the HijackThis log just in case. Anyone help this young lady?Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 13:01:30, on 14/04/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mgabg.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Secu... Read more

A:Corruption

Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.ggqfqjknamqyctxrimogcghid.com/_...JTMZ0SqlMc.htmlO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCDRealtime] C:\WINDOWS\realtime.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DASH PROC] C:\DOCUME~1\Jackie\APPLIC~1\ERROR TYPE\Inter Ping Intra.exeO16 - DPF: {1C955F3B-5B32-4393-A05D-24B4970CD2A1} - http://streamp.babenet.com/cabs/videox.cabReboot your computer into Safe ModeThen delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)C:\WINDOWS\realtime.exeC:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\Jackie\APPLICATION DATA\ERROR TYPE\Reboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new log.

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Hey guys i need a bit of help. I started having problems the other day I was trying to watch a video and it kepp saying I needed to install Flash Player. This was strange since I always had Flash installed. I tried to uninstall and then reinstall, yet I kept getting same message. I decieded to check my windows version as a friend to me to make sure I was running the correct flash for my version of Windows. Upon checking it shows I am running Windows 9. This is impossible as I bought the computer a month or so ago and it only had windows 7 on it.......Need help, Thanks

A:IE 7 Corruption

This may give us a bit more information for us to look at >> Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE or HERE, and save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.Can you also mention the site that you got the message from, as this will help very much -

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Hiya

First post ever

Straight to the point.....

I have an Acer travelmate 3300 and all of a sudden on startup, in windows, or even when running the recovery Console or in Safe Mode, the system will blank out e.g. the screen will just go blank and the HDD light will completely disappear (the light that shows HDD activity)

Everything else is on including all the power and the motherboard Fans.

I've taken the drive out and ran a scandisk and repair on it and it says that it fixed some bad sectors (about 32k) but I put it back into the laptop and i still get the problem

i did get blusscreen once and it had the following information.

Page_Not_found_In_Non_paged_Area

It then went on about Win32k.sys and then

BF84716E At BF800000, Datestamp 45F013F6

if anyone has had this problem, or know the answer that would be great

It's been driving me nuts all day
 

A:HDD Corruption? Has anyone had this before

WELCOME TO THE FORUM
Yup Ur Screged ( I Know Its Spelled Wrong) Once A Hard Drive Goes Bad Its Very Very Hard To Fix It (unless It Has Raid Installed On It) I've Had Several Hard Drives Go Bad On Me. Hard Drives Usually Have An Expected Life Time Before Going Kurplunck But Most Likely You Got A Backdoor Trojan That Completely Wiped Out Your System Files. Good Luck With That Buddy But I Think Your Gonna Need A New Hdd
 

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Working on:
Dell B110
DE051 Celeron D
Almost 800MB Ram
WinXPSP3
80GB HDD
DVD/CDRW+- drive

User complained about Computer slowdowns and crashes when left alone.
I turned off startup programs and power options to always on with no screensaver.

They said they were using malwarebytes antimalware, so I did a quickscan to reporduce the results of the crash to get more info.

1hr 30min later the scan was in the Huiristics portion of the scan.

The user then used the bathroom and turned on the heater, turning on the waterpump and hitting the main breaker killing power to the computer.

Now 1 sec into windows booting "normally" it BSOD with:
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disc defragmentation or backup
0x000..024

Safemode does the same thing.
I dont have a cable onhand attach their HDD to my laptop and run CHKDSK,
So I try a boot from a windows install disc intending to repair. Either the disc was scratched or the drive would not work on the CDR, but my drive at home plays it fine. Im thinking of going to install from USB or get a cable to CHKDSK from my laptop.

Im starting to think Im over my head, and am taking too long to finish.
Any help is appreciated.

A:possible OS corruption

You are headed in the right direction
0x24 indictes the NTFS file system and chkdsk /r should help.

I dont suppose that you can get to a command prompt?

As long as the bios is set to boot from the cd
I would try a few more times.
I have seen it take 6-7 tries before it will "hook up"

If the computer supports booting from a usb device that would be good.
If not you may need to hook it to your laptop to run chkdsk.

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I ran sfc /scannow and have have corruption Only completed 44%

I ran sfcfix - fixed a few but still have corruption - sfc /scannow comlete at 100 %

Output of sfcfix.txt is as follows:



SFCFix version 2.3.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2014-08-16 15:59:47.006
Not using a script file.


AutoAnalysis::
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-shell-sounds_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_16e8d25616dd2c98\Windows Critical Stop.wav
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wmpnss-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_058e35be2cd5ba79\wmpnss_color48.png

SUMMARY: Some corruptions could not be fixed automatically. Seek advice from helper or sysnative.com.
CBS & SFC total detected corruption count: 21
CBS & SFC total unimportant corruption count: 0
CBS & SFC total fixed corruption count: 0
SURT total detected corruption count: 0
SURT total unimportant corruption count: 0
SURT total fixed corruption count: 0
AutoAnalysis:: directive completed successfully.


Successfully processed all directives.
SFCFix version 2.3.0.0 by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 4 datablocks.
Finish time: 2014-08-16 16:01:09.515
Script hash:
----------------------EOF-----------------------

Please help

A:sfc corruption - please help

Hello wildfire2004 and Welcome to the Forum

See here a tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am new to this forum and have a new computer and a new W7 pro 64bit
When I initially turn on computer the screen displays an illustrated information title of the gigabyte mother board,, then goes to a black screen with white lettering that flashes on briefly and appears to list the components of the system.
Why I believe there could be some corruption is that a flight sim game Rise of Flight is refusing to load. When i go to the start it tells me -"connection to master server was temporaily lost. check internet connections" All other sites are working.This change in Windows display occurred about the same time access to the game was denied which is why I I feel some problem has arisen within W7

A:possible corruption of W7?

Do you initially see something like this:



Then (or now) something like this:



?

The 1st is Gigabytes Splash screen. The 2nd is the BIOS screen. Usually, if you disable the splash screen, you will see the BIOS loading screen (which I prefer).

For me it was either/or, are you saying you now see one, and then the other? I won't be able to test it, but it's possible the BIOS is taking longer to load now and so the splash screen ends before the BIOS screen (which loads "behind " it) is finished. Does the boot take longer now? Perhaps the BIOS is hanging while your PC searched for a device? You could have a device (HDD, Optical drive) issue.

If not, this may just be a coincidence and you just need to troubleshoot your game issue. I don't think the OS itself is "corrupted". Have a look here and see if you don't find some help:

Rise Of Flight Blog

You may find your answer or an update to correct this. Looks like you must have a connection to server to play.

A Guy

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My WMP11 has some how become corrupt or something. I havent even gotten a chance to use it since i reinstalled windows.

basically whats going on is the color has been some how changed to red and i cant reset it back to the original black using the color chooser. one of the sliders is not showing up and when i click reset it doesnt do anything. I have reinstalled WPM at least four times but it just keeps doing this. What is going on?


Windows XP Pro. SP3
AMD Sempron 3000+
1 Gig. RAM
80 Gig. HD
 

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Here is an interesting problem for you all;
When I attach my DOK to the USB ports on my computer I get an error nessage that there is an increase in electrical flow followed by a message that the newly attached is not working properly. Tried detaching the DOK and retrying, tried it from all USB ports, tried removing alll the USB drivers from the device manager and have tried reboot - none of them work.

Any suggestions?
 

A:USB corruption

Try the device on another computer to see if it's the computer configuration or the device.
 

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Has anyone been having trouble with Vista Home Basic corrupting DVD discs after they have been wrote to? I have a disc that I saved some pictures to that Vista all of a sudden claimed it was a blank disc and wanted to know what I wanted to do with the disc. I took it to work in a panic thinking it had erased all my photos but my computer at work , XP Professional, showed them all. Any known gliches?

A:DVD Corruption

I get this 2 out of 5 times I burn anything. If I burn something at another time with the "live-file" system, it's a 4 out of 5 chance of "losing" all it's data.

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I'm having massive corruption issues running windows 7 ult 64. It regularly fails to boot and gives random bsod messages (Memory Managment, dll errors etc.).
I recently RMA'd the HD after it showed errors on the HD diagnostic utility (even after a complete wipe ) I also RMA'd the motherboard but it didn't change anything. At this point I have my eye on the wireless card (Rosewill RNX-G300EX PCI card). My thought is that (either through driver or hw fault) its causing some corruption in downloaded files, namely system updates. I also regularly get errors trying to open zip and executable files.

A:Win 7 os corruption

Please provide this information:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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I don't think this is a hijacker problem but i read in the forums that you guys really know how to read these to help determine all kinds of problems.. windows xp sp2 is so screwy that i can't run a lot of apps, others run perfectly. windows media player reports corruption or non-compatible file extensions in about half of my mp3 files, all of which have been perfect up until recently. Other failing apps include: personal firewall plus-asks for disk to access functions menu?; virusscan 8.0-part of active shield not installed?; encarta 2004 will go through opening screen and then close. the list goes on. I can't think of any significant changes that I have made to prompt this type of behavior; can you tell anything from this?Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 12:59:19 AM, on 30/12/2004Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Keyboard\Ikeymain.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exeC:�... Read more

A:O/S corruption

hiyou seem to be running an old version of hijackthis, please download the current version from herescan with it and post the new log

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dell access direct on my computer says it is corrupt, how do unintall and reinstall? I cannot find a trace of this anywhere
 

A:corruption

Have a look here http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090126194736AAKqjRp
 

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I am a mac user and I own a site that has downloads available for purchase. They are zip files with psd's in them. I have two windows 7 clients who can download the entire file and unzip it and everything show up except the psd files.

I was wondering if anyone could shed some light as to why this is happening.

Thanks!

A:zip corruption

Welcome Paigeypar to the windows 7 forums.

There is the possibility that the .psd files that you created are not compatible with the intel version of photoshop.
or, your zip program is only zipping up the fork files and not the data files. Not being a mac person, I do remember from my mac days that the mac uses two files to make a pair, one being the resource fork and one being the data fork. Most pc's ignore the resource fork and only use the data fork.

Hope this helps

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So heres the rap,

i have used the same install of windows XP for around 2-3 years without a format. ive updated all pc components in that time but kept the same install. of course i used all the relative driver cleaners before hand to reduce any clashes. I always kept the system clean and virus/ spyware free. never missed a beat until...

A few days ago i left my computer on all day whilst at work only to come home to a moniter screen which displayed 'no signal detected' so decided to reset it. then windows loading screen came on and near the end of the loading phase BSOD. i decided to boot in every other mode all followed with BSOD. i have never come across this before in my experience. I am very desperate to recover a few files within my documents including uni work and photos amounst other things <1gb in total id say.

to rule out hardware failure i tried booting it with another computer but BSOD still follows. it must be a software issue. or perhaps the hard drive it self?

i also threw the HDD in an external hard drive box and tried to load it as a mass storage device it does show up however i cant access it because it says it needs to be formatted. also windows displays the drive as empty instead of partially full which it should be.

any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
im sure this comes up alot but it does teach a valuable lesson to back up!

thanks,

kim
 

A:HDD corruption

Hello Kimbo
I would suggest that you d/l the tools from the website of the company that made your drive.
Most major drive manufacturers offer such tools.
Some are great... and highly recommended.
Not all are fully compatible with hardware from other makers.
SeaTools may be useful across makers, but I cannot say that it may be used with all.
That is why I suggest going to the maker of your drive.
(When I changed drives, I found that the WD utility was better for my new WD drive, and the Toshiba utility better for the old drive).
Again, YMMV.

Run both S.M.A.R.T. and Long tests, especially the Long.
This will let you know if the drive is bad, and (hopefully) whether anything can be recovered.
 

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Hi,

Re: Dell XPS, 2 gb ram, 160 gb hd, Intel Pentium 4A 3200 mz chip, running XP Pro SP2. I am having a series of problem that may or may not be related and would appreciate any help on these you can give.

First, The computer will not respond to keyboard commands in the boot source menu. But, the keyboard works fine once windows is running. I tried a USB board and the standard keyboard port; got the same result with both.

Second, the update download notification shield, microsoft puts in on the task bar while downloading, never gets beyond 9%. Auto update is turned on and my fire wall, sygate, has never gotten in the way before.

Third, the internet connection service that can be turned on or off in the Services window, is not there, neither is there a network icon in the Network Connections window. But, my satellite connection to hughes.net is running fine and my Belkin router is sending strong signals to my router.

Fourth, System Restore will not restore to a prior configuration whether it is one saved 20 minutes before or ten days earlier.

Joe
 

A:Corruption Somewhere

for starters ..backup everything you can't live without to CDs or DVDs...then scan with your anti virus and any spyware tools you have..post list of what you are using and what they find...have you installed any hardware or software recently.. what were you doing when you first noticed something was wrong...
 

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I have a corrupted OE using version 6 IE, on an XP Home version machine. Both PC World and Microsoft said that I have to reinstall or download IE version 6 since OE is bundled with it. When I do that, I am told that I already have version 6, and it won't download, therefore correcting whatever is wrong with OE. My XP came preinstalled on my machine, so I have no specific XP disk to fix the problem. All I have is the standard restoration disk which restores the whole HD to the stone age. How do I fix the corruption in OE?

A:OE corruption

Quote:





Originally Posted by Hawk51


I have a corrupted OE using version 6 IE, on an XP Home version machine. Both PC World and Microsoft said that I have to reinstall or download IE version 6 since OE is bundled with it. When I do that, I am told that I already have version 6, and it won't download, therefore correcting whatever is wrong with OE. My XP came preinstalled on my machine, so I have no specific XP disk to fix the problem. All I have is the standard restoration disk which restores the whole HD to the stone age. How do I fix the corruption in OE?




Try this website out it's the best I could find maybe someone else has a better method http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_r...e_and_oe_6.htm

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Friends,
All my applications have been converted to adobe reader documents.
Whenever i try to open google chrome adobe reader gets opened.
Same thing happens with all other apps except windows explorer.
Icons of all applications have got changed to adobe reader's icon

A:Corruption

Restore your file type associations to the default setting ...

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I'm just looking for a second "fresh pair of eyes" to comment or suggest a fix for a dilemma I'm having with my WIN XP PRO system. I'm working with a mS MVP on another board, but it's going stale and I'd thought I toss this over here and see if anybody has a suggestion. Approximately 3 weeks ago, when i started Internet Explorer this error message came up: In the above example, substitute sys restore, help center, sys info, management console etc To cut to the chase, as I tried to solve this error, it turns out several of the windows components return this error also even in safe mode, thus ruling out using system restore. sys restore is dead, sys info is dead, mmc, helpctr etc.. However, the computer works with my Corel Draw! program, the internet works with mozilla or Firefox. Things I've done is uninstalled add ons in Internet Explorer, dumped adobe, corel draw, ran hijackthis and run virus scans.. Here's a funny thing: Windows hot fix and security updates come on down the line and install no problem. But when you try to run sys restore you get that "* has encountered a prob and needs to close..." And of course Dr Watson has the same prob If there is an expert who wants to see the total history, here's the link:http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=23623 Nothing against Walter, just thought I'd ask if there is a fresh pair of eyes who might have a different opinion thanks all!!

A:Win Xp Corruption?

Wow! They've done a whole pile more than I could! Since the mshtml error seems to be common with all events - I'd suggest reinstalling SP2 to "repair" IE6. Also be sure to get all the Windows Updates.If that doesn't succeed, then I'd go with a repair install of XP (it'll save your data and programs): http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htmFWIW - here's a link to TrendMicro's online scanner that supports Firefox: http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php

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IE won't load pages properly (with error), logging on,
or configuring my ISP connection is not working as well as it should,
OE have problems as well,
but windows explorer is doing well no probs at all.
The modem Is reporting errors and closes, all the while the connection is still on,
(you know the little icon on the sys tray). It seems that the IE cache (temp files) is corrupted, is set to 720mb,
and after a short browsing it start displaying: This page cannot be found thing when I click on a link.
I have to reboot and log on again to have it working for a while, and on and on.
So I decided to reinstall\repair IE and OE but I'm not sure of how it's done,
short of reformatting and installing the whole OS.
And this is my best ghosted image that I have, so reformat and install or repair,
the flip side is time! 9 gegs of stuff. I need competent advice, thx...
 

A:IE corruption what to do- wxp pro

Download and run Hijack this . Scan and copy and paste the log here for someone to look at.
 

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hi there.
hope someone there can help me.
i work as tech support for University of Arkansas, and i have run into this problem big time.

on a DHCP server :
win 95/98/2000

a client get the IP assigned, can ping several domains or IPs, cannot telnet or browse the internet.

the computer can browse the network neighbourhood.

i have tried reinstalling the NIC, setting static ip, installing IPX and NetBuie, (sp) .... all the tricks that normally work.

and i still cannot fix it.

the only way that i know to fix it is reload windows.

i hope there is an easier way.

plz, help
 

A:TCP/IP Corruption???

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fresh install of OS(Windows Vista) installed on 80 GB HD, and one of my 400 GB hard drives has crashed
what happened is that while i was downloading a file though firefox, firefox froze and could not be shut down(by task manager and by right clicking - close, and various other ways of trying to shut down the program) , so i reset the computer thought the start menu, now after a full re-install of the OS (vista ultimate) i have no access to the hard drive that has very super ulta important information, i've had a bad experience with data recovery programs that i still lost everything anyways, so i'm wondering if there is a way to rebuild the MFT with a free program so then i can access the hard drive in a whole, just like it was before the MFT got corrupt

the only things that were installed in the new OS were firefox, avast, and the raid drivers(that the crashed 400GB drive is NOT connected to)
 

A:MFT corruption, what to do now?

Will this help?
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Advanced_NTFS_Boot_and_MFT_Repair
 

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Great forum here at techsupportforum.com. Hope someone can help.

I recently downloaded a PC game and was advised to upgrade my DirectX. So I went to the Microsft website and did, but by doing so, ended up with approx 50 DirectX icons on my desktop. When I try to run any of my games, I get error messages about missing DLL files (d3d9.dll & dxdiagn.dll). I cannot run the DirectX diagnostics tool due to the dxdiagn.dll error. The strange thing is when I use the search function I find these files loaded elsewhere on my computer (besides on my desktop). I have tried reloading Direct X about 20 times...no change. I tried restoring my desktop back to a time previous to the DirectX download, but it won't allow me to do so.

Also, when I try to delete the icons, they replicate themselves and show right back up. I tried to put them into a folder, but they replicate themselves back on my desktop. I updated all my drivers, and upgraded IE to 8.0. I tried to reinstall Windows XP, but the CD gives me an error message saying the version I now have is newer than the version on the CD so it won't allow me to do that.

Finally, I have downloaded 3 different programs from the Internet claiming to have capability to fix the problems. None have.

Ideas?

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Hi, i have had this problem for a couple of days till now, when i pass the mouse over the small windows that appear from the running programs in the taskbar, it gets like bars and lines over these windows.
I noticed that the search engine is having the same problem when i type in it (i use google Chrome). The desktop gadgets are also corrupted the same way.
What can i do to fix it?
I use a Toshiba Satellite laptop.

A:What is the cause of this corruption in the taskbar?

You say this started a couple of days ago? Simple things first. Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started? What steps , if any, have you tried to fix this?

I would start with a malware/Virus scan for sure. Also a sfc/scannow wouldn't hurt. Or you could try rebuilding your icon cache, though I think its unrelated. (click on the links below for tutorials on how to do these)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Also, welcome to the forums

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Hey guys,

I'm at my grandma's for christmas break and she's having troubles with her computer. I'm out of my league here so hopefully you guys can help me.

A couple of days ago an error would appear at start up stating that the Paging File Size was not turned on or was set too low. I looked on Microsoft's website and followed the steps on how to fix it, but it did not work. Now it keeps giving errors that certain windows temp files are corrupt. The corruption in MCE001f5 is preventing chkdsk from fixing the errors as it usually does when there's a file corruption. When the computer starts up, chkdsk is automatically canceled before it can start. Now to start the computer, you have to hit ctrl+alt+del whenever windows is trying to load, otherwise it just stays still and doesn't load. Also, this morning many files were missing and the wallpaper was changed.

Does anybody have any advice for me? I'm sure you will probably require further information from me as my description is pretty vague, but I'm not sure what all you need to know since I'm not very technologically gifted.

Thank you.

A:File Corruption

It sounds like she could have a fairly nasty infection. Which operating system is she using, and has she been downloading windows updates regularly?

I would advise you to follow our First Steps at Removing Malware . This process can get pretty in depth, especially depending on how bad the infection is. If they determine that you have a very bad infection, it may be quicker to just format the HD and restart fresh.

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My Dad's computer has been acting funny lately. First thing is, the scanner is not working and an error message keeps showing up that the usb ports are not turned on. They are enabled in the bios with no previous problems. Connections are secure, no cracks in the cable, and the bios still says usb is enabled. Second, the power went out twice on the computer during some lightning strikes without adequate surge protection. The inside of the computer seems to be fine, but ther seems to be alot of sudden file corruption. Will wiping the hard drive clean, and reinstalling help this? Or perhaps the scanner or the usb cable can be looked at? Please help....
 

A:usb and file corruption

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Hello,

I'm running on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and started to get some icon corruption in my Start Menu, Taskbar, and random shortcuts scattered elsewhere, such as the 4 corrupt icons illustrated below:

I have already followed the instructions to remove IconCache.db and rebooted but this eventually creeps back in again. I can't believe this is happening again as the last time I had icon issues was in Windows 2000 around 8-9 years ago.

It's definitely not a broken shortcut link or anything, even going directly to the actual realtemp.exe file for example has a corrupt icon on it.

What's going on?

A:Icon Corruption

It happens to me with certain programs as well, and like you say deleting the icon cache fixes some, but it just happens again.

Thing I've been doing is I have IconViewer installed, so I just go to the original file location of the program, right click on it, go to properties, go to the icons tab, save the icon, then right click on the messed up icon and change it with the icon from the program that I saved wherever. They stay from that point.
Just a little workaround that I do.
You can get Iconviewer in this list here if you wanted to try it out. It's a little app.

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So this has been going on for a while.

When I download an ISO file, the type that's compressed into a list of different RAR files of same name, I first need to extract them by extracting one of them, and then automatically the others get extracted.

Thing is, I always get a message that this and that files are corrupted.

I would also like to note:

1) If I give it a try once, I get a message that, for example, archive r.09 is corrupt. Then I cancel the entire operation, and get a message that r.31 is corrupt, while 09 is extracted normally. And so on and so forth! Which I find weird, as it mean that none of those single archives are really corrupt!

2) Also, I get this message on the archives with which I had no problems say, a year ago. I though they got corrupted because of standing on my HDD for too long, so I redownload them with same effects!

Any diagnosis guys? Using Win XP.

A:Win RAR volume corruption

Try 7Zip or Magic Disc to extract the ISO.

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Hi,

For a long time, I've had just one administrator account on my Win7 x64 PC.

I've recently added a second administrator account but I see corruption on the welcome screen.

Here's what I see when Windows boots up. It says "Windows Security | Please enter a username and password."

When I click on "OK", I see the following: An account placeholder picture with no text beneath. Another placeholder for an account picture with "Other user" underneath.

Both my accounts have images associated with them, and they both have bespoke names (neither of which appear in the image):

When I click on either account, this is what I see:

I can log in by typing in the user name. Neither account have a password.

I was expecting to see the Welcome screen straight away and display the two accounts (names+images), then click to enter.

I have tried turning on and off classic log-in using the Tutorials > User Accounts (at the top of this website) but it doesn't make any difference to the initial corrupted screen.

Edit: To add, when I log in, then log out of either account, the welcome screen displays as normal (images+account names appear). That's the only time the welcome screen appears normally.

Anyone know how to resolve this corruption?

A:Welcome screen corruption

When you log in as the original administrator, can you access UAC stuff? If possible, and not too much of a hassle, in that case delete that second account you made.

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hi im trying to post,im new,and when i try 2 upload,it says that its uploading or processing,but never finishes!any ideas??Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 6:06:31 PM, on 8/6/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP1 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\navapsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\npssvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Resolution Assistant\Common\bin\RxMon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\alertsvc.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.exeC:\WINNT\System32\devldr32.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Resolution Assistant\MotiveAssistant\bin\mad.exeC:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Navnt\navapw32.exeC:\Program File... Read more

A:Virus Or Corruption?

slow computer,cant access certain programs-like 2 yrs of my maya!!!sound will work not work work!!!i do virus scans,adaware and spybot please help!!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:25:18 PM, on 8/6/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP1 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\navapsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\npssvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Resolution Assistant\Common\bin\RxMon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\alertsvc.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.exeC:\WINNT\System32\devldr32.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Resolution Assistant\MotiveAssistant\bin\mad.exeC:\program files\quicktime... Read more

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It all started because i was getting BSOD with my new home built computer. see this tread for details on that:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/156505-5-bsod-4-weeks-new-build.html

i was suggested to uninstall AVG with Guru3D - Driver Sweeper however i read it as just: "Run Guru3D - Driver Sweeper". so i did and cleaned everything it found without really looking too hard at it. I thought i was doing as instucted but.... I wasn't
I was also told to reset my BIOS to its defaults. So i did when rebooting after running Driver Sweeper.

upon rebooting windows started a disk check. it was going crazy inserting Indexes and deleting files. i kinda freaked out thinking a virus might be deleting my files or something wrong was happening and i did the grand mistake of hard shutdowning down my computer by holding down the power button in the middle of a disk check. Im not sure if this really made a differance since it was deleting tons of files anyways. but never the less when i rebooted and skipped the disk check, many files were half gone.

this is a good time to explain my setup: i have my windows on a seperate SSD and all my programs and storage on a RAID 1 mirror set up across 2 partitions. RAID is set up like this:

2x 2tb SATA HDD's in RAID 1 w/ 2x partitions: P: Programs ~200gb and S: Storage ~1800GB

many programs were not working and lots of but the only important thing i lost is some Recordings of my band i did this past week. everything else wa... Read more

A:Need HDD recovery help after corruption

Try diskdigger first;

DiskDigger | Undelete and recover photos, documents, music, videos, and more!

It runs in memory and does not overwrite anything.
Regards....Mike Connor

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I've posted this question on other forums and so far, no one has been able to help. I have an XP SP3 desktop, Time Warner cable modem, LinkSys WRT310N V2 router. I also have a Win7 laptop connected to the router.

From time to time, usually once a day, but sometimes, more often, and ONLY on the XP computer, I lose all network connectivity. This includes the net and local mappings. When it occurs, I cannot raise the router (or anything) via HTTP, even using IP addresses. I can, however, ping ip addresses. I've tried recycling the router, but nothing except rebooting the computer helps.

When it occurs, the Win7 laptop is OK. HOWEVER, I did find that when my cell phone uses my wireless router instead of the cell tower, it has the same problems.

WHEN the WIN7 laptop connects via wireless, it has no problems.

Other problems also occur: For instance, on this site, I get "invalid URL" messages. And just a few minutes ago, when I tried to view my blog, I got invalid URL "/..." but now I don't.

I've run various anti-virus apps; nothing is amiss.

This is my second router.

RON

A:XP Network Corruption

There's is probably nothing wrong with your computer. If you can't access the Router setup even after recycling the power, with all computers, then there is a problem with the Router or Modem. The computers that are wired, try replacing the cable. If it persists, eliminate the router for a test. If a direct connection to the modem test good all the time, then it is the cable to the router, or the router itself. Try updating the Firmware for the router. Or go to the live support chat for Linksys.

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hello, i have installed build 7048 and i'm having problems with system files being corrupted.

it seems like the .net framework for some reason gets corrupted ... running a sfc /scannow (as administrator), shows that files were corrupted and a very large log is generated, including almost all files as having a different hash than it was supposed to have.

is anyone else having similar issues ?

A:System corruption

Hello Lboregard, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might consider a repair install to see if it can fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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It is very rare I ask for help with repairing any aspect of a computer but this has got me totally beat!

I was recently given a laptop to repair which was suffering a BSOD during login (XPSP3), I managed to fix this with a simple fixboot. However I believe some sort of malware/virus then attacked the MBR and partition tables as the hardrive thought it was FAT32 (actually NTFS).

Fixmbr made things even worse, the partition was unreadable and the windows instillation was no longer recognisable and the partitions files were all jibberish.

I used sprinrite (not failed me yet even on the most corrupt hardrives) to test the drives integrity think perhaps maybe its hardware failure however the drive was completely clean and very healthy.

I tried a bunch of FDISK and HD repair utilities which were useless as they wouldn?t touch the drive because of the seriously corrupt files.

I then tried [email protected] disc which is renowned for its ability to restore corrupt/deleted partition/s. It was indeed capable of reading the partition. I learned that the current corrupt partition was a new partition (not the original windows partition) that was full of garbage, the software was able to find the old file system and delete the other garbage one. I could browse and see all the files in there glory, I thought I was finally going to be able to get back into windows. I then used the restore option to get the partition back; despite it saying the operation was successful the partition ... Read more

A:Serious corruption, help needed

I am ffalling down the list with not even a single view or reply, so I helped the pople who got ahead of me so its only fare that I...

*BUMP*

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Hi everybody,

My partner has been happily using her computer for the last four years without problems.
However, recently the system seems to have suddenly got corrupted.
When the login box appears, the password box suddenly fills itself up with characters preventing login. When we delete the characters, they simply re-appear.

With some difficultly we can sometimes logon but get simliar problems with other dialogue boxes - for example: Clicking start makes the "run" box appear, which again fills itself up with characters.
We have not put any new programmes on the computer for several months and we have the AVG free virus protection programme installed.

The O/S is Windows XP home edition with latest updates.
The computer is an HP a708.uk

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Peter

A:Computer Corruption

Have you done any scans for spware and Adware or trojans

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Hey everybody.
I have a dell xps 435mt, read more about my rig in my profile.
Ive had nonstop issues but i'll skip the sob story.

I have lost over 3 terabytes of valuable information in the past few months.
The first one was my two 1.5TB ecogreen samsung drives in this enclosure (ICY DOCK MB662US-2S dual bay 3.5" SATA I & II to eSATA / USB 2.0 Screw-less external hard drive RAID enclosure for Mac & PC)
I lost so much data it was awful, and i'm still not even near recovering.
Today it was my 750gb hitachi drive in an external enclosure as well.
Both of them connect to the PC through esata.
I think maybe esata is to blame, or windows, but i cant do this anymore!
I've lost sooo much valuable and important stuff to me that it's nearly destroyed me.
The point is I can come to terms with the lost data () but for this to happen again would be even more catastrophic.
How do I ensure this doesn't happen again?

Is there a driver or fix by microsoft for esata?
I have taken such good care of these drives and the oldest one is only about 8 months old.
They are not supposed to be acting up! So what's going wrong here?
I mean FFS I have a maxtor external connected through usb and it hasn't given me the slightest issue in the past 6-7 years.

A:Going Nuts. HDD corruption!!

What kind of data was on those hard drives? You have Ultimate...is it RTM or the RC?

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Hello everyone!

I am here today with yet another XP problem, but I am sad to say this is not your average run of the mill registry corruption.

Background:
During an architectural rendering - my apartment's power went out - immediately shutting off my computer. Upon resetting the circuit breaker and rebooting, I was mortified to discover my computer would not boot at all. (I think it is important to note prior to the power outage - my computer was freezing periodically, {besides other applications, utorrent would always make it freeze.})

After reboot, when it comes to the screen that gives you several boot options (safe mode, last known good... etc.) any option I click won't work and it simply freezes until I force shut down.

I tried repairing windows XP but during the installation it says something in the nature of "cannot find original windows installation, please contact sys..."

I successfully loaded up a BartPE bootable windows - but the OS could not detect my hard drives (the drives are just empty.)

*I suspect my hard drives died

I have windows installed on a data drive, and I have another 2 500gb hitachi drives raided together. (Not the raid setup that mirrors - the one that screws my career over)

What can I do to recover my data? Is there any external enclosure that I can get or some way of repairing windows through BartPE even though it doesnt read c: drive? Midterm presentations are around the corner and I cannot afford to pay for da... Read more

A:XP Total Corruption?

You have a Raid 0 setup and likely had a Bios crash so you need someone to set your Bios up for Raid again and then it might actually just boot up OK (provided you haven't messed things up too much).

I would suggest a shop.

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The main problem I have is that when my company boots up, it shows a message signalling me to replace the hard disk, as it is “bad”. This happens every time, and it happened back in October, to which I had fixed by my computer technician. However, there is actually nothing wrong with the hard disk. I have cleaned out all of the viruses I had previously and I remember the technician telling me that the viruses had damaged the boot record, along with the other, hidden stuff. I am not sure what he did, but I think he cleaned out everything (and I mean every single thing), not just reformatting, like rebuilding the partition tables or something. I have no idea. So I was wondering if anyone here could teach me how to redo everything, much like the technician.

Please keep in mind that I am running Windows 2000 Professional and have used the recovery console (I have tried the “fixboot” and “fixmbr” commands several times already).
 

A:Corruption in boot

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I installed a Server 2008 OS on my Laptop. When I went to connect to my network it coudn't use the Wi-Fi feature. I went on computer Management and it had a question mark. How do I re-install it or re-configure it. Rememeber that I can't go online too fix it as there is no Internet or network.
 

A:Hardware Corruption

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I recently purchased an all in one HD PC which has windows 10 as its operating system. When trying to set up broadband connections and email accounts I have encountered problems. Technicians in both cases said there were probably corrupted files in the system. Another problem is the when the computer goes into sleep mode or is shut down the modem also switches off. I have been told by Telco technician that the modem is ok. It is only connected to PC by Ethernet cable.

A:Corruption in Windows 10

Hello, Mary. Welcome to the forum.

You may want to follow these two tutorials by Brink. Use DISM commands to at least check the Windows component store to see if it is healthy. If not, use it to fix. Then use SFC commands to fix file corruption.

DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image

SFC Command - Run in Windows 10

Is it your modem or router that you're having problems with?

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I recently purchased an all in one HD PC which has windows 10 as its operating system. When trying to set up broadband connections and email accounts I have encountered problems. Technicians in both cases said there were probably corrupted files in the system. Another problem is the when the computer goes into sleep mode or is shut down the modem also switches off. I have been told by Telco technician that the modem is ok. It is only connected to PC by Ethernet cable.

A:Corruption in Windows 10

Hello, Mary. Welcome to the forum.

You may want to follow these two tutorials by Brink. Use DISM commands to at least check the Windows component store to see if it is healthy. If not, use it to fix. Then use SFC commands to fix file corruption.

DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image

SFC Command - Run in Windows 10

Is it your modem or router that you're having problems with?

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I have a copy of my maths assignment (my most recent version...which is not backed up) that I have been unable to open. The error is:

The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents. Details: The name in the end tag of the element must match the element type in the start tag. Location: Part:/word/document.xml, Line: 2, Column: 12620.

Does anyone happen to know how to correct this error? I am working with Word 2010.

Many thanks!

A:file corruption?

To fix this problem would requires knowledge of XML, if you make a copy of the document and rename the extension to a .zip and open it you can see the .docx package contents. The document.xml is the file that needs to be edited, it is located in the word folder. If your not able to edit this yourself, attach the document to a post and i will have a look at it for you, alternatively you can send me a PM and i will give you an email address to send the document to for myself to have a look at, either way.

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I have a copy of my thesis (my most recent version...not backed up of course) that I have been unable to open. The error is:

The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents. Details: The name in the end tag of the element must match the element type in the start tag. Location: Part:/word/document.xml, Line: 1262, Column: 124679.

Does anyone happen to know how to correct this error? I am working with Word 2010.

Many thanks!

A:File corruption?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HydroHoney


I have a copy of my thesis (my most recent version...not backed up of course) that I have been unable to open. The error is:

The file cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents. Details: The name in the end tag of the element must match the element type in the start tag. Location: Part:/word/document.xml, Line: 1262, Column: 124679.

Does anyone happen to know how to correct this error? I am working with Word 2010.

Many thanks!


If word (I assume) is set up to auto save there is another copy. I am not an office guru so you may be best served googling restoring from auto save

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