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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.)

A: unidentified corruption

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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On my HP G16-329CA Notebook, I have the issue with a black screen, no boot menu or UEFI or anything shows up at all, the fan runs and the Caps Lock LED emits an error code with 2 blinks before pause, I understand this means that this is a BIOS Corruption issue, so I've watched the videos explaining how to create a recovery flash drive using a USB, and followed all steps exactly as they're described, but when I download the BIOS file, I don't end up with an option to create and Recovery Flash Drive, it prompts me to an interface called InsydeFlash and asks me for my Current ID and New ID (the file is sp48895.exe), I believe it's attempting to update the BIOS on the PC I'm currently using, so I haven't dug too deep into it. Please help me.

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Need some help here....
I've downloaded a bunch of things from friends via MSN File Transfer....a couple friends even e-mailed me files to use that are WinRAR....the problem is that just about every WinRAR file I get....it always seems to be corrupted, or I'll get something saying Unknown Method.....I'm losing out on a lot of programs because of this....Do you think reinstalling WinRAR will help with this, or is it another dilemma?
 

A:WinRAR Corruption.....

Ok if they are zipped and then rarred, all the RARS have to go in the same folder then double click on any one to unrar!! If they are spread over many folders it doesn,t work !!! After the files are unrarrefd then extract to your desktop (new folder) and the finished product will be there!!!
 

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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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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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hey, i really need help with my laptop, its a Dell inspiron 1545, it got a virus and its complete mucked it up, i cant save anything because i made a second running system so i could still use it but its rubbish, the resolution has hit rock bottom but it says its on the highest setting and i cant connect to the internet because all of the main programs got deleted and i tried the CD's i got with it but they dont work.Also it doesnt have recovery manager so i cant restore it to factory settings, please help thank you
 

A:System Corruption

Buy the recovery discs from Dell or get a standalone copy of Windows (I suggest the same version it's already running).
 

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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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You have helped me save my Dell notebook once before and I am hoping you can do it again. Two issues:

1) Installed Citrix Receiver so I could work from home when needed (my fault), I was told it was a completely stand-alone 'portal' to my work computer. Yeah, RIGHT. It decided to infest MY hard drive and caused conflicts opening my own files (My Citrix Desktop is running a newer version of MS OFFICE than my notebook). All of my files kept prompting me to log into the receiver to open them. Then I discovered 3 processes that were set to run at start-up whether or not I logged onto the receiver! I uninstalled it, but there were MANY registry files left behind. I spent a half-hour getting rid of them one by one. Somehow, those 3 start-up services (and other old programs I've long since uninstalled) are still showing up as options for start-up under msconfig, start-up tab. I don't think that or that old AVG Secure Search is fully gone from my system.

2) This weekend, all my desktop icons decided to do an auto-arrange despite never having that checked. I ran a MalWareBytes and it found nothing. I just did a system restore to two days before this happened and they all went back in place. I then decided to run a Windows Update Check (I turned off the auto thing because it NEVER gives you ANY indication when it is running in the background and continuously interfered with the ability to operate my notebook (everything went into slow-mo and auto update WAS the re... Read more

A:major corruption

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OK guys..the two month wonder is back...I really did it this time!
(Yes, I was playing with the colors)

Just a few days ago, the Egg helped me rid my system of some really nasty spyware. There was still a couple of files floating around from weatherbug and precision time, so I tried to get rid of them. No go. Tried add/remove...nope. Tried program files...not happening..says something about cannot find log.dll files. tried to locate these files and the computer just laughed at me. Thought about going into the registry, but seeing as I just learned about the control panel....I think not! Tried System Restore, it runs through the whole thing and then says"system was unable to restore....." BLEEP Just peachy! Okay..this pile of....{bad word} is still covered by warranty. I got onto online chat with Shawn at e-machines, told him of the prob and what I had done to correct it, he says my system is corrupt, and to reboot with the disc that came with the system. Is there any other way around this??? Thanks...by the way I have an e-machines something or another , AMD Athlonconfused: ) and windows XP.
Gale
 

A:System Corruption!!! Help!

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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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I have just downloaded photos from my digital camera to my desktop. After the transfer was completed, the photos were erased from the camera. Upon trying to view the photos from my computer, the images became corrupted (you could watch the change take place in the thumbnail images in explorer). The center of each photo is shifted down, and the colour of the two resulting sidebars is altered to add a red tinge. Is there anything that can be done?
 

A:Solved: Help with jpg corruption

What thumbnail?
 

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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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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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I just got a request from my father to put all the .jpg photo files from his SD cards onto a disc so he could view them on his DVD player.
He bought a high end Cannon camera but no computer so he was just taking picts and hooking the camera up to the TV with the video cable, then erasing the ones he did not want... when I tried to access the photos I got errors so I sent the card thru "bad copy Pro" and it retrieved lost files but they are still corrupted.
I am going to "reformat " these cards but I would like to give my dad a suggestion on how to avoid this problem in the future? I am very careful with my cards and I backup all my files to a CD then reformat my card. Thanks
 

A:SD Card Corruption

Only reformat the cards "in the camera", not in the PC.

Also beware that some card readers will not correctly recognise the larger capacity cards now in common use.
 

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I have just downloaded photos from my digital camera to my desktop. After the transfer was completed, the photos were erased from the camera. Upon trying to view the photos from my computer, the images became corrupted (you could watch the change take place in the thumbnail images in explorer). The center of each photo is shifted down, and the colour of the two resulting sidebars is altered to add a red tinge. Is there anything that can be done?
 

A:Solved: Help with jpg corruption

Yes don't use the card the photos came from for anything so you'll have the best chance of recovering the deleted photos from it.

I take it these corrupted photos on the computer won't open in anythiing now? Or if they do they are the same as the thumbnail?

Is this on a Vista machine? If so, this has come up before and I am unaware of there being a solution as of yet, other than recovery of the originals from the camera card.
 

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I am running into a problem where my Windows XP keeps corrupting.

The first round after corruption, I used my windows installation disk and the repair option was not offered and the NTFS was gone, as if Windows disappeared. In an effort to salvage any data, I installed a new Hard Drive and then installed Windows XP again on the new drive; however within 2 days, this Hard Drive gave me the blue screen, which I couldn't see the error as it moved to fast and upon restart to repair the only option was to reformat.

Any idea what would cause this? I updated my bios for my ASUS P5n32e-sli as well as the chipset, but I am truly clueless as to what could have caused this.

This morning upon starting up, chkdsk found errors and did it's thing but at the end, gave me an error message, error unknown.

Any direction or advice would be greatly appreciated.


I will update specs on hardware and such when I get the info

A:Windows XP Corruption

and welcome to the Forum

I would start with running diagnostics on the hard drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

See this for how to make a bootable cd

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Hi

i'm reading TeraByte Unlimited ? View topic - W8 Corruption.

there is





Based on a number of reports, a quick search of the Microsoft forums, and testing, it's clear that Win8's new gimmick, called Fast Startup (hibernate on shutdown), is causing disk corruption. This occurs when partitions visible to Win8 are modified after shutdown (doesn't affect reboot). It appears that Windows does not clear its cache and remount file systems after resuming from hibernation. This "feature" is enabled in Win8 by default. We highly recommend you disable this new feature to prevent corruption to your partitions. Fast Startup can be disabled using BootIt BM 1.10 or higher via properties of the Win8 partition in Partition Work. You can also enable or disable this option in Win8:



the fix is
1) Open Control Panel.
2) Choose Hardware and Sound -> Power Options
3) Click on "Choose what the power button does" on left.
4) Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable".
5) Remove the check mark from the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" under Shutdown settings.
i'm running w8.1 pro 64
thanks
cheers

A:can w8.1 cause disk corruption?

From the description it sounds like this applies to dual boot systems, not a normal single OS Windows system. How else could partitions be modified after shutdown?

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When I'm playing my MMO, not very often I a line shoot out of my character and disappear within a second. The line looks like this http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4352/untitled3rv3.jpg except my problem isn't that bad. It's just 1 tiny line. What should I do?

Well my GPU temp is 53 C.
Specs: AMD X2 3800
3GB ram
BFG 9800 GTX OC
Windows XP SP3
 

A:Graphics Corruption?

#1 Overheating

#2 Old Drivers

#3 Unsupported Video Card

What's yout system specs? srtest.com
 

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Hey guys, I have a computer here at home that I built for general web surfing, lately this box has been having repeated ARP cache corruptions and its getting really annoying. It keeps saying that there is a network cable unplugged off and on before the ARP cache corruption problem happens.

This computer is on LAN, not wireless.
XP home, sp3.
I know that ARP cache corruptions happen from time to time but its not normal for it to be happening this often. (like once every 2 weeks.)

any ideas?
 

A:ARP cache corruption

Sounds like either the NIC hardware failing, or perhaps a cable or port on the router. It could also be malware, but I'd rule out the hardware issues first.
 

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A little long post, but I try to be detailed.

Okay, lately I have been getting a lot of corruption errors.
I get error messages all the time about file corruption. When I am installing games, game updates, even when installing XP I got error messages. It usually says something along the lines of "XXX File is not the same as source file" or just a simple "XXX is corrupt" Or some Stop 0x0 message after a random reboot. It happens when I try to install agmes, and often get file errors when tryin to play games (that's all I really do on this comp, but it isn't game specific).

Here is the error message in my events log, that was when I installed XP after a format 7 days ago.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Setup
Event Category: None
Event ID: 60055
Date: 5/2/2003
Time: 12:42:28 AM
User: N/A
Computer: PRIMARY
Description:
Windows Setup encountered non-fatal errors during installation. Please check the setuperr.log found in your Windows directory for more information.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Here are the content of my setuperr.log

Error:
Exception calling handler routine for commapps.
Handler address is 0x5f0320ad
Function = 0x7
Param1=0x0 Param2=0x10d48e8
Exception Type=0xc0000005 Addr=0x766accfb

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Error:
Setup was unable to build the list of files to copy
for "Phone Dialer." The specific error code is 0x57.
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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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