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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 have my laptop connected to a main pc thru wireless and this morning both went offline i phoned my service provider who says i have a corruption on windows my router ip should start 192 but says 169 any ideas how to fix this
 

A:windows corruption

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I am sort of stumped on this one although I have a few more options left open. I just wanted to get a few more ideas. I built a new computer a few months ago and it has been giving me hell ever since. It started with things on the hard drive randomly getting corrupted. I was using an old hd so I figured might as well buy a new one, so I did. That didn't solve the problem. I have had problems with 3 hard drives. I used memtest on my ram and it checked out ok. I am running out of ideas on what could be wrong.

Symptoms:

I noticed randomly files will get corrupted for games or any application in general. MOO got corrupted, but then again so did regedit. Periodically something important gets iced and the system won't boot so I have to reformat. It stays together for a period of time then something takes it down. I was wondering what else I could try or what it might be?

A:Very odd corruption problem

Here is a dxdiag dump if it will help. I am running on a chaintech S1689 mobo.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/6/2005, 20:52:44
Machine name: GARM-NU0H7OUNYH
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) (2600.xpclient.010817-1148)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: AWARD_
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 161MB used, 2300MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectSound (stage 3)

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES
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This computer is a Dell Dimension desktop running XP Home SP2. A couple weeks ago a family member was downloading something and the download apparently stalled, he cancelled and rebooted. Since then Internet Explorer will not open any websites, and System Restore gives an error “System Restore has encountered a problem and needs to close. Do you want to send an error report……..”.
Firefox is also installed on this computer and works fine. I can do without IE but am concerned about not having System Restore.
I have tried the following:
Ran ewido malware removal, Spybot and Ad-Aware (all in Safe Mode), system was clean.
Ran Trend Micro Housecall, system was clean.
Ran ccleaner.
HiJack This had a few “nasty” entries but removing them made no difference.
Ran sfc /scannow.
Repaired Internet Explorer and System Restore using the command line “rundll……” commands.
Reinstalled SP2.
Turned off all Startup programs via msconfig.
Turned off all Internet Explorer Add-Ons.

I can ping everything ok.
I’m pretty much out of options other than a Repair Install of XP. I have about 30 gig’s of family photos on here that I need to back up first. Any other suggestions?
I can provide my HJT log if needed.
Thanks.
 

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When running the defrag utility it stops saying that there may be disk surface corruption on drive C, it then advises me to run a full scandisk/surface scan.

When I do this it shows no errors... so I cant defrag my drive via system mechanic (still can normally) and also the scandisk screen shows up in different colours (not the usual XP blue)

Is this a problem with sytem mechanic or my system? (if so how bad?)

Thanks in advance

A:Possible disc corruption.

Hi,

Go to your disk manufacturer's website and download their disk utility for that drive. Use that to diagnose and/or repair/defrag your disk. That should give you any details that are needed. I am familar with System Mechanic and don't think that would be your problem from what you have said. The disk utility should get you back on track.

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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 am currently running Windows 2000 SP4 and have run into a huge problem. I had my computer off for about 3 days and I go to it today and boot up. Everything seems normal but once I log in it says something like "Could not open environment section in Registry. Logging in as normal user." I hit ok and was surprised to see that only the standard icons on my desktop were showing up. Nothing in my taskbar or quick launch bar. I decided to do a manual check of my registry with Regedit.

Upon further investigation I found that there are alot of keys and values missing from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER (I checked this by logging into my computer with my brother's account). Then, when I try to go to My Computer->Properties->Advanced Tab and then click on the Environment varibles button, I get an error message that says "Cannot open USER environment section in Registry. Possible corruption." I cannot do any actions in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key. I check both Google and MSDN and nothing has come up. I am backing up everything just in case I need to format and reinstall windows. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Possible Registry Corruption

Hmmmm....this 'might' work, depending on how 'friendly' windows was feeling. If it logged your bootup as abnormal, then restarting, hitting F8 at the right time, and choosing 'Last Known good configuration' "might" (and I say that hopefully) just fix the problem. If not, then looking at what you have said, you might just need to reinstall. However, don't do that until someone else has looked at the problem. They might be able to fix the reg for you.
Scorp.
 

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Hi:
I was having a problem with an update to Windows 7 - specifically my system would not download Explorer 8 updates (even though I never use this browser, I was tired of getting notices to update it). I followed the problem solving steps suggested by Windows, which eventually had me download a problem solving tool, which produced a log. I then copied the log and sent it to Windows, as directed. Here is the bottom line on that log, according to a Windows rep:

"From the case log, I found the following information.
Summary:
Seconds executed: 1044
Found 8 errors
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 4
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 4
This message means this issue is caused by corrupted system files." END QUOTE

Because my laptop was purchased with Windows Vista, and upgraded to Windows 7 (via manufacturer's disk), the rep says I need to go back to Vista and then once again upgrade to Windows 7. He says I can do this with my Recovery Disk that I created when I purchased the computer. He also says that because my Windows 7 OS is corrupted, it will only get worse as time goes on and I need to do this.

OK -- I"m very upset at the thought of doing this. When I use the Recovery disk to go back to Vista, this means I will lose everything on my computer, right? (yes, I am backed up, but still....)

Do I really need to do this when I don't even use Explorer 8?
Is there another way to do this without going back to Vista? Or without erasing my hard drive?
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A:Corruption in Windows 7 OS - What Now?

Hi Chayden,

Instead of installing Vista its better to run a clean install in windows 7. Just back-up your data. And install windows 7 by formatting your C-drive will resolve your issue.

Note: Its just a waste of time if you install vista and than upgrade to windows 7.

It might be while upgrading to windows 7, it would not removed all the existing system file. Or it would be not compatible with any existing program or application installed in Vista. Or any application got corrupted while upgrading to windows 7.

Try a fresh and clean install of windows 7. It would resolve your issue.

Hope it helps.

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my windows has died!

I can't get past the screen when the big windows logo comes up and the scrolling progress bar stops with to bars, then a blue screen with white writing tells me that the computer has shut itself down to prevent damage.

I spoke to dell tech support, it's not a hardware problem. I may need to reinstall windows, so i need a way to get the data (Everythinh in My Documents, (Apart from my music and videos,) and there are some files on the desktop i need) from the dell hard drive

can you help,

i wouldn't like to have to take the hard drive out as this will void my warranty
 

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Hi, thanks for opening my post!

I've been having chronic BSOD crashes on a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Win XP Pro SP2.

No new hardware or software loaded. Microsoft Windoze automatic screw-ups are turned off. Only hourly AV patches are new software uploads. (Run 2 other near identical laps, and not having same issue).

Have done extensive tests on HDD, loose RAM, corrupt drivers, diagnostic utilities et al, and nothing really presenting itself.

Have tried the "Restore computer to last known good config", have done a couple of system restores to points earlier in the month. And even removed from OEM loaded software which has been noted on Dell forums to possibly cause BSODs.

To date, laptop has always been able to load back into windows. However, on last but one crash (happens about once a day, randomly, no pattern re usage or applications being run), just got the command prompt with message that system 32 is corrupt, and couldn't load windows.

Ran some further tests, one reported that the NTFS HDD volume was dirty, but other diagnostics (Dells and the HDD drive manufacturers (Hitachi) utility report nothing wrong with hard drive), though Checkdisk says there's a bad sector.

Was about to follow laborious process of using Recovery Console and OS CD to repair registry, get into windows via safe mode, over-write a recovery point and activate an old system restore point, when, trying a reboot one last time, have got into windows again. But aft... Read more

A:Best System32 Corruption Fix?

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Hello,
Everytime I start my computer I get a message that says there is "corruption in the featuremanager and a backup file has been created" Not sure what this means, but since it started my computer is super slow, even the offline work I do is slow.
I'm using a HP Mini 210-1180NR with Windows 7 Starter. For internet I just started using Clear 4G Mobile USB. I think the problem might be caused from the Clear 4G because it all started when I hooked that up a week ago. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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This computer was fresh installed last Friday. Over the weekend it gets infected with smitfraud which I fixed with smitfraud fix. While navigating to the normal startup location in the registry I saw this. The computer runs fine, just curious if anyone knows what could have cause it.

 

A:Ever seen registry corruption like this?

Try This :-

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
 

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Ok, I'm new here, so please bear with me. I'm having a problem that I didn't see when I glanced through the forums and I thought maybe someone here could help.

That being said, I was doing a little bit of work on a friend of mine's computer recently. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it. When you turn on the power, the motherboard does it's loading screen and then i have the option of the BIOS and everything. You all know how that works. Then, the whole thing resets.

I've tried reinstalling Windows XP. That worked for a little while. Now it is doing this again. I thought that a possible fix might possibly be a boot disk. So, I changed the boot order on his computer and put in an XP boot disk. It is still going through this only to reset itself again and again. I have even left it alone to see if it would just finally get tired of it and load the OS, but it continues for hours.

I deal mostly with hardware, so I'm kind of at a loss. So, if you could please help in any way, it would be much appriciated. Thank you.
 

A:Possible dll extension corruption?

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Afternoon, Got a quick question.
I have a 1.4 amd duron with a radeon 9800 pro and 1 gig of ram with onboard audio.
Now, I have windows xp pro sp2 corp edition. and my main harddrive is a 40 gig western digital. i have had the error where it wont boot it goes to the windows/system32 folder is corrupted. so i format re-partition go into windows it works.
then about a month later same error
so i do the same process about a month later get the error once again so i switch my main 40 to another 40 western i had sitting around it worked fine. then about a month later get the same error.
Now i have a 40 gig western digital as a slave also, and a 80 gig maxtor and a 300 western external and a 150 rocketpod external. i have a feeling the internal 40 gig slave is some how corrupted and is screwing my main drive over.
Im not sure though so i transfered the files from that to one of my externals and removed it.
Do you think i am right or do you think there is some other evil force at hand here.
Well unfournatly nearly 20 minutes ago i once again had the problem so i now know it wasnt my slave 40
please help me out
 

A:Windows Corruption

Try putting XP onto the 80GB Maxtor (if you haven't already).
 

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It's unfortunate that my first post on these forms is to address a rather large problem I've encountered while re-installing different OS's. It's my hope that you guys can help me out. Don't let me down!

Ok, here's the story. Despite all the vista nay-sayers, I decided to try it out anyway. I installed Vista Ultimate on my Compaq Presario sr1910nx. It worked relatively well, until one time I booted up - or at least, I tried. I was given the infinitely descriptive error message: "Missing Operating System". I decided that, well, Vista hadn't really met my expectations, so I popped my XP Home SP2 CD back in the drive, and went back.

The install went smoothly. I deleted existing partitions on my hard drive, and then installed XP to the resulting unpartitioned space. So, I welcomed my XP desktop with open arms.

It didn't do the same for me. XP fails to recognize most of my hardware, including but not limited to my network adapter and cd-rom drive. Needless to say, this has resulted in some serious issues; I cannot connect to the internet, because XP refuses to realize that I have a connection. I can't even re-install XP from a CD, because XP won't recognize that, either.

I tried mounting an XP .iso with Daemon tools. No dice, the installer wants a CD drive just as much as I do. So, I downloaded some driver identification tools to a USB drive from my laptop and ran them on my desktop. The problem? They need the inter... Read more

A:Driver Corruption XP

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Hi folks,

New here searching for help and not sure where this should go. So, seemed most appropriate.

Brand new Lenovo T60 laptop. Important spec is ATI Mobility 1400 vid card.

I have tried two external montiors and both VGA and DVI outputs and both fail the same way.

After about a half hour of use, first the icons in my system tray start to disappear. You can hover, and they might come back. This then moves to include the quick launch tray. Next, a few desktop icons disappear. Then some menu items are blank. Finally, the screen goes grey with a little bit of all elements scattered around. Reboot, fine again.

This does not happen on the laptops LCD undocked.

Tried every video setting I can think of. With 512 MB Vid RAM, this should not happen. Played with paging file settings, write combined, changed acceleration - on and on.

I'm at a los and very frustrated, as you might imagine. Pretty knowledgable and willing to try most proposed solutions.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

~Bob

PS. This is my home machine so no acces to it during work hours. Will reply every evening, if not sooner.
 

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Hi guys having major graphics issues on desktop and in games.

I have no idea what is going on I got a bigger PSU and reinstalled windows and this did not help any ideas?

EDIT: Just realised this only happens when I alt tab (or at least I think it does) if that helps
 

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Hi
Recently purchased a new computer, conroe 945g chipset worked ok for a week and then i downloaded a pdf from dvla site and now I keep getting a blue screen with "begin physical dump" written at the bottom, I ran recovery system and did what it calls scndsk and it said "this volume has one or more corrupted files", now it is coming up with a black screen saying " reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media" and I think I have tried these and nothing seems to work.
Can anyone help
Many thanks
 

A:file corruption

Hi and welcome. Sounds like you might have to try a repair installation on Windows.
 

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hello,
i'am dealing with a ntfs missing message and i tried everything i have dealt with this before i didnt care much about the files so this time i went ahead and formated my western digital 30gig it took a number of attempts to get xp pro installed i finally was able to get all files to load and copy then right at the end the windows logo came up with the little night rider bar running across the bottom and my system re booted and i got the ntfs missing message again how can this be even after i wiped out the harddrive.ive done everything neccessary in my bios removed ram swaped ram i even tryed other harddrives and im still getting the same message.im two steps from throwing my pc out the window.what the f*#% is going on could it be my motherboard somehow containing memory im seriously at a lose PLEASE HELP anybody PLEASE thanks
 

A:corruption remains

Maybe microsoft can help:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822800/EN-US
 

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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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