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Microsoft Word 7: "This file is corrupted or unreadable."

Q: Microsoft Word 7: "This file is corrupted or unreadable."

I was working on Microsoft Word 7 and had multiple documents open; the computer froze (from being overworked, I guess) and I turned it off doing the "hold the power button for five seconds" thing. When I started up my computer again and opened up Word 7, I was able to recover most of the documents I was working on, except one. That one will not open (the message that appears says that the file can't be found), nor am I able to delete it (the message is that the file can't be deleted because it's corrupted or unreadable).

What can I do to fix this? I want to delete it; how may I do that? Please and thanks for the help. I don't speack tech, so the official support help from Microsoft Office confused me a little.

Preferred Solution: Microsoft Word 7: "This file is corrupted or unreadable."

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A: Microsoft Word 7: "This file is corrupted or unreadable."

I have never tried it, but you might try Pocket KillBox
There are other similar programs out there.

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I hooked up a drive I haven't used in quite some time in my new external case. with some of the directories on there I get this...

"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" and it won't let me access it

what causes this and is there any way to fix it?

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(My query's title is probably complete gibberish, so please excuse it.)

Hey there--my memory card had a HUGE folder in it which appeared to be quite corrupted. I took advice that I read in another forum and went and ran a chkdsk where I converted the files and now I have a "Found" folder with 49 fragments that were found from that messed up folder. What do I do with these?

Is there some way to finally access that information? Thanks in advance for checking this out. I really appreciate it.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P300-160 with Windows Vista operating sytem,
my problem is when i try to open documents a pop up window appears

"Location is not valiable"

"C:\Users\Toshiba\Documents is not accessible"
"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

This is the message in the window,

on the guest account on the computer the documents opens fine without a problem,

Im not sure what is wrong i followed instructions i got from microsoft support, i used a programme called "Command Prompt"

I think it could be the hard drive failing but im not sure,


A:Documents "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"


Not sure what you have done!

Do you have a "Toshiba" user on the PC?

Look here for some possible answers: -

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

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Hi all, hoping someone can shed some light on what whats going on & how I can rectify this highly annoying situation. I'm not sure why this has started, but when I now try to DL any files or save ANY files, I get a message saying 'File directory is corrupted & unreadable'.

I tried to open an image with 'Windows Preview' & got 'Windows Photo viewer cant open this image, as the file appears to be damaged to large or corrupted' (none of which is correct)-yet I can still open ALL images by double clicking to use the windows photo/image viewer App

I also can not save anything either- I tried to take a screen shot & save it using paint- I just got the same 'File directory is corrupted & unreadable' message.

With Windows Internet Explorer, I have been trying to DL a torrent, but cant "open" the DL link (I click "open", but nothing happens), nor can I 'save it' (as I get the same 'File is corrupted & unreadable' message for both "save" options), nor can I click cancel to close the DL options box in Internet Explorer- as again, nothing happens when I click it.
To try get around these problems I tried using the magnet link option- which worked ONCE, but now even that wont work, as I cant DL the 2nd file- the DL starts (after taking ages to DL meta data- which is odd in itself), then the torrent is shortly terminated & I get the 'Error: File or directory is corrupt & unreadable' file message .

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A:"File directory is corrupted & unreadable" message when DL

Open Command Prompt as an administrator, often referred to as an "elevated" Command Prompt.

sfc /scannow
check your task manager what does it show cpu/system usage being at? If it's at 80-90-100% region a lot it's very likely you have an infected system

Kernel for Windows Data Recovery - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Whenever I try to open my 48Gig partition on my slave hard drive, I get this message:

F:\is not accessible
The File or directory is corrupted and unreadable

this is very strange because I just used it earlier today and opened it to look in it with no problem.

It was formated NTFS yesterday to only be used by my W2K operating system on the extended partition of my dual boot setup....but it is still visible in my Win98 My Computer list(I didn't think NTFS partitions could be seen by Win98).

AND everytime I boot to Win98, my computer runs a scan disk on it, both standard and surface scan which takes Hours!

What can have caused all this?

AND more importantly,...How can I fix it, Please?

A:Why do I get: "The File or directory is corrupted and unreadable"?

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Need a bits/bolts expert recommendation.
I do pc/net/cad tech work.
Revisiting this problem...

A user upgraded Windows OS, removed an old HP printer, some time ago... still has a recurring problem with a .lnk file (in an "HP Deskjet D1300 series" folder) which can't be deleted even in safe mode command prompt... can't delete the folder\*.* ...can't rd the folder (not empty). Any touch to the file brings a 'Corrupt file' dialog... "The file or directory uninstall.lnk is corrupted and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."
Chkdsk runs often to no effect. I believe we've previously set the fsutil dirty bit. At one point, I think I got my SpinRite CD out and booted it, but for some odd reason it wouldn't see the hard drive in that computer, so it couldn't analyze it. The user is otherwise using his computer... somewhat ok, for a non-computer tech user ... there doesn't appear to be any other problems, virus, etc. This 'corrupted' file problem lingers but he's not been disposed to attack it aggressively... however, perhaps now I can convince him otherwise, since it continues to linger.

Tempted to try the SpinRite disk again, but... my idea was to remove the drive, slave it off another computer and try to work on it that way... or, just backup an image, format the thing (letting it deal with any physical abnormality) and restore the image... see if the file remained untouchable (is that likely?)... Read more

A:File "corrupted and unreadable". Can't delete.

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I have a small set of Word files (perhaps 100 out of several thousand) that open properly but when I try to back them up / transfer them, I get the error message: "file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" .

This seems different than similar postings I found (usually people who get this message have an entire drive problem... and cannot open the files contained in the drive).

Any solutions? Should I be worried that this is the sign of a potentially bigger problem?
I'm working off a dell inspiron 1150, windows xp, word 2003, maxtor one touch external hard drive


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I am working on someones laptop with the complaint that the DVD drive stopped working. It was working last night. Running W7 32 bit.

I tried to play some CDs and DVDs in Windows. Tried to boot a Linux disk, a Partition Wizard Disk, an Acronis Boot disk, a Windows 7 Disk. No play, no boot.

In Windows Explorer, with a Sims disk in the drive, double click brings up the error message: E:\ is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

In Disk Management the CD-ROM drive shows. I can change the drive letter. It shows "383.58GB RAW"

In Device Manager: very strange. The
"Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7530B"
device (as I recorded when I installed the OS over a year ago) no shows up as
"Oxtiazc (D^D(R_ID-7=38B"

I ran the Microsoft Mr Fix It - Mats/DVD.RUN and it found no issues.

I Removed the Drive from Device Manager and restarted. It installed the same garbled device. There is no Roll Back Driver. There is no Update driver.

The only thing that she thinks was changed was she installed 3 Windows Updates that came through today. But I did a System Restore to before that install and no change.
An hour ago there were the 3 updates available again. Just now there is only one. ???

I've run out of ideas. Anyone seen this one before? Dead Drive?

A:Laptop DVD-RW Issue: "The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"


Is there any chance the firmware has thrown a "wobbly"? Is it possible to update the firmware?


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(I love this forum).

Hey guys, I'm having a bit of problems with my USB thumb-drive. Whenever I try to format it (via Windows) it says "The disk is write protected." and on accessing, it gives the following error,

"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable".

I decided to look-up on internet to get this solved but didn't find any solution.

It shows up under Disk Management as "RAW". There is no data in the drive (even if it is some, it's not worthy). Any fixes?

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit. I tried a lot of stuff but failed to get this up and running.

A:"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable."

Any help?

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Hi guys. A few day ago, when I tried to started my laptop (hp probook 4534s), i got disk check. After that when I try to download something i get this error ("The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable") and I cant download it.
And when i try to install mozilla firefox i get new 7-zip error ("can not create temp folder archive")... Please somebody help me

A:"The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"

Perhaps the disk check was just a simple scan, or was interupted.

Run a Full scan with Repair:
Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click on Command Prompt > choose Run As Administrator
Type: chkdsk /r and then hit enter (This is providing there is only one disk and it is the one with the OS on it)
You will get a warning and you will be asked to run diskcheck at the next startup > say yes.
Restart the computer
Do not interrupt the process.

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Recently, I backed up all of my files (My Documents, Music, Pictures, etc) to another PC (it is running Windows 7 x86) by plugging the Windows 8 hard drive into it's SATA port and copying everything over. I then factory reset the Windows 8 machine and updated to Windows 8.1.

All was fine until I put the hard drive back into the other PC and copied the files over. They all copied fine, but after plugging the drive back into the Windows 8 machine and clicking on any of those directories (Pictures, for example), I just get an error message saying that the directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Can anyone help?

I still have all of the files backed up onto the other PC, but I can now not even copy the files over via a different means (USB stick), as the directories are completely inaccessible both on the Windows 8 machine and the one to which I backed up.

Thanks in advance,


A:Win 8 Directories "corrupted and unreadable".


I have just ran chkdsk /f and the folders are now accessible. One of them has files in but none of the others have which makes no sense to me. I'm going to have to copy everything over via USB pen...I am interested to know if I made a bad move with what I did to cause this problem and why it happened in the first place?



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Would someone PLEASE help me figure my issue out. I am at a loss as to what I did on my laptop for Microsoft Word to just stop working. This is what's going on:
1. I open up Word; 2. I go to my documents & click on the doc I want to open; 3. I get the pop-up that states, for example, "The file Amer Hist Doc 3 is not available".

If I send the doc as an attachment in my email & then open it on another computer, it comes up fine. It just won't work on my laptop.

Did I accidently hit someone to make Word do this all of the sudden?? Do I just need to un-install Microsoft Office & then reinstall??

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Lily

A:Microsoft Word 2003: "The file ____ is not available"

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I am using Microsoft Office 2016 on a windows 10 laptop and I have a copy on an Android phone. Documents, photos, etc. are saved to Microsoft OneDrive. There is one document that, when I try to read or edit it on the phone gives me an error message: Word found unreadable content. Do you want Word to resolve the issue (or words to that effect)? The message goes on to say that if I trust the source, click yes.

I click yes, but the same message appears. I can click yes ten times, the message pops up again and again. Same if I click No.

The same document behaves just fine when I view or edit it on the laptop. I have tried uninstalling OneDrive on the phone, without improvement. I have uninstalled Office 2016 on the phone but have not yet reinstalled it, waiting for some advice from here.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:MS Word "Unreadable Content" Error Message

If it only occurs with that one file, I would suspect an issue with that file. Could be the format in which it is saved, embedded content, scripting, etc.

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I installed some software to assist me in converting .pdf docs. I didn't keep the name of the software but did uninstall it via control panel.

I now have mulitiple "File" menu entries: 29 entries between "open" and "save". The entires are all idenical, "Open PDF"

Nothing happens when I click on them. How can I remove them from my "File" menu?

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Good day! I'm currently helping my uncle with his laptop (Acer Aspire 5742Z) running on Windows 7 with a problem stated at the title. I've tried waiting for it to finish up which took a couple of hours but go a BSOD moments after trying to login through windows so after it restarted I canceled the CHKDSK this time and was able to get through windows but everything was running very slow that I could barely open My Computer. I've also read that it could be a hardware failure but I hoping that's not our case so I was wondering if there's a proper fix for this. I'm not a computer specialist but I do understand some bits and pieces so I apologize in advance if I don't get some terms you might be saying. Hope you guys can help me out thanks in advance!

A:CHKDSK at startup, getting "File recored segment XXXXX is unreadable."

I am afraid your laptop's hard disk is failing hard. The only thing that might help is a complete CHKDSK check ("Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"), preferably by removing it from the laptop and attaching it to a working PC via a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE adaptor or via a good USB disk enclosure.

If the disk is successfully checked then you can clone it immediately on a new 2.5" hard disk and put it in the laptop. If you are lucky, the system files might be intact and you will have saved your Windows installation and your data.

If the disk fails CHKDSK, then you have to give up and make a full Windows install on a new hard disk. If you need data from the old hard disk, you can attach it to the laptop via a USB enclosure and you might get all or part of your data. Good luck!

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Hi everybody,

The title says it all. My dad was using the computer to watch some videos online when Mozilla Firefox froze. Then I tried to get into the task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del and that wouldn't work. Tried right clicking the taskbar and going into task manager and that didn't work either. So I just shoved the power button to turn off the computer, and turned it back on. It hung on the "Starting Windows" screen for a while, then it launched into check disk. It scanned for a bit, then said "File record segment 2xxx is unreadable" and it kept going until about 58%, then it just kept giving "File record segment 3xxxx is unreadable" and kept going up until "File record segment 44139 is unreadable". Then it said something about index errors and the computer reboot. Now it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". Does anyone have any insight?

A:check disk is giving me "File record segement xxxxx is unreadable"

So I threw in my windows 7 CD to try and repair the startup, but it didn't work. Now the computer rebooted and is going through check disk again. I already switched the SATA ports on the motherboard. Is there anything anyone can suggest?

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I have repeatedly tried to tell the chkdsc to run upon reboot, but nothing happens. I am still getting the error the C:\Program Files\Microsoft is corrupted or unreadable -- sptcmd.exe -- Corrupt File

I am running Vista Small Business OS -- Dell support did not provide me a viable solution -- it's a MS problem Recommendations?

A:C:\Program Files\Microsoft is corrupted or unreadable -- sptcmd.exe -- Corrupt File

If you have a Vista CD put that in and boot off of it and choose to Fix my Computer Vista will first try to fix the file system. If that fails it will give you the option to go to System Restore, or the Recovery Console (where you can run Check Disk)

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Hi guys, first off I haven't been here for help in years literally this was the first place I thought of because a few years ago many generous people helped me solve my problem, this place is awesome. Please pardon me as I am only decently literate with computers but try my best.

Ok I am trying to solve an annoying problem for my parent's computer. My dad was typing a normal document in Microsoft Word (OS is XP with System Pack 2, and it is Word 2002) and he said that just yesterday for the first time, after typing for maybe a half hour, a window would pop up with a "runtime error" and it would freeze untill he clicked ok on it, and it would then shut down loosing all his work that he didn't save.

So I got on the computer and opened Microsoft Word, and was able to duplicate the problem time after time but not every single time. When I simply open word, then click to close Word, the box appears, and he verified it is the same box he saw. It says exactly as follows, no more, no less, and every time reads the same -

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime Error!
Program:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 10\WINWORD.EXE
abnormal program termination

So I tried to research it, and came across a fix on Microsoft's support site saying remove something called COM Add-ins. I did so by following each step removing the one COM add in i found, and it did not resolve the problem at all. It still errors out. SO I grabbed the master disk and un... Read more

A:Solved: Microsoft Word keeps throwing up "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library" Error, Arghh!

First, welcome back!!! (although, vaguely, it's like seeing your cousin after many years at a funeral...nice to see you, sorry about the circumstances....)
Well, this isn't fun - the more I looked, the more "answers" and causes I found...
(I think you probably did what the above is about - COM add-ins)
and two that seem similar, but aren't the same (good ol' MS!)

Good luck and let us know if you get this fixed - and what did it!

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I opened Word this afternoon to find the normal template page with added graph lines when set to "print layout" view. The page is blank, as it's supposed to be, in Outline, Web Layout and Normal views -- sans graph. If I open a document, graph lines appear along with the text. In another case the document has lines all evenly spaced, top to bottom. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Word, run its own "fix it" program, deleted the normal.dot and so on -- nothing works. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I willl attempt to attach screenshots. (Notice that the installer graphics are also broken up; the word "progress" doesn't appear correctly. ) Thanks.

A:Corrupted "Print layout" view in Word 2002

Make sure you can see your Drawing Toolbar (View-->Toolbars-->Drawing).

Hit Draw-->Grid. Uncheck the "Display Gridlines on Screen" and then hit the Default button.

Tell it YES...you want to make changes to normal.dot.

Hope it helps!

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I have a virus problem. All the time a window appears that says:

"Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. Your personal data at the reach of everyone's hand. History records and other personal information [...] easily reachable. Download protection software now!
Click OK to download the antispyware (Recommended)"
Of course I didn't cklick OK, I perfomed a scan by Antivir, Spybot Search&Destroy and Adaware, but the problem isn't solved.

Could somebody help me?

I found a similar help request on this page and therefore did a system scan via HijackThis.

Here is the logfile:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:22:29, on 21.12.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programme\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Programme\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Programme\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Programme\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\xyz\Lokal... Read more

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I have started getting this as an error message on opening Word 2007.

"Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable."

Am not able to save any word document. Also, on trying to close Word I get this error message;

"Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?"

Have checked my environment variables, User Variables are set to as under;

Variable - Value
Temp - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp
TMP - C: Documents and Settings/ABC/Local Settings/Temp

Also, the Value in the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders >Cache is as %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

Pls assist in resolving this issue.

A:Word 2007 Error Message: "Word could not create the work file."

There are 2 registry paths to change:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER >Software >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Explorer >User Shell Folders

Both have the "Cache" String which should be changed. And the correct Win7 Cache path in both entries is

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Termporary Internet Files

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Download and run the disk manufacturer's utility to partition and format this drive. That should find the drive and do the job for you.

You didn't say what brand of drive it was, so I can't point you to the utility, but you can find it with a search of the manufacturer.

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

This drive works fine if I put it back in the machine it came from.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Check BIOS settings for RAID and SATA. It may need to be tweaked.

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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So, I was playing a game called Battlefield 2, and it was a little laggy, it was pissing me off so I restarted my computer. I don't know if this screwed something up, but instead of re-booting up, my computer told me that a file in the system 32 folder or around there (It's called system, I think) was corrupted or missing.
Whoop dee doo. I've had like this happen way too much, and I'm incredibly tired of re-formating. I do NOT want to re-format and re-install it, PLEASE, GOD, NO!

So, it told me to put in my windows CD and push "R" to repair it. So, I did, but that gives me a nice command line, and I don't exactly know what to do.

I tried restarted, and now without any error it just brings me to the blue windows XP screen before the computer goes to your desktop, but it just stays there without actually..going to my desktop and letting everything function. So, what do I do now? Is there any way to replace this file, or am I gonna have to re-format?

A:Computer does not boot up, A file in my windows folder is "Missing/corrupted"

hey there killaer

they only thing thing that comes to mind is (F8 ) and useing the (The Last Good Configuaration ) option

when you use thr repair dose it not tell you wich drive your software is on / profile ??

it should give you the option as in ( 1 c;/win) or something to that affect , maybe you need to slow down and read what the options are

i know this can be very frustrating but sometimes good things come to those that stop and smell the pc chips and stand back, look, read ,and reread

i have learned this lesson many times !!!!!

hope things work out


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Hello All -

I am really hoping that someone here can help me out!

I have decided to fix a friends old HP Laptop - "OLD" meaning it came with XP, but can upg to Vista (which I don't plan on doing - just trying to establish the age)

They had been having some problems and thought they had a virus. No virus was found, just a lot of junl and I cleaned up the harddrive, but noticed after running a few minutes the touchpad would stop working and I could not install any windows updates. It said it had SP2, but I saw no trace of it (and we all know what a computer looks like when its installed)

So I began tinkering with it. Before I knew it, I was looking at a blue screen. Fine, I will just reinstall windows. So I do that. I did get some sort of an error during the install about it not reading a file, so I reinstall again - until I get no errors through the process.

Windows now up - Time to install updates. Get the wi-fi working, download SP2 from Windows (the entire thing, not the installer - unextracted)

When I go to run it, at different times, it aborts the install, and says "file is corrupt"

WELL, I know that is not the case. The file is fine, its something with the computer/windows.

Before I start pulling out the memory, I am hoping someone here can tell me what I can do.

**The computer does NOT have a virus, unless its in the BIOS and is staying put, but none in windows itself**

I have seen many questions about this - But not really any solu... Read more

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For some time now, maybe a month?, I have been getting annoying balloon pop-ups saying what ever application I try to run is corrupt and unreadable please run chkdisk and solve the problem, well the programs still run fine, and I reboot and run chkdsk and it "supposedly" fines the erros and fixes them, but when I start the comp back up I get same messages. And when I reboot it trys to chkdsk everytime. I have installed "SpeedFan" to check my hdd and everything seems to check out fine, everything is green and all that jazz. I have tryed a couple things to try and fix it just everything I try to do doesn't work, so maybe there is somethign I am not hitting right on, anyway I was wondering if ANYONE out there could try and help me out with this problem... any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Joe

P.S.- It started after a improper shutdown due to power outage, and I have UPS running I was just not home in time to cut off comp. properly.

A:Keep getting annoying "blank application.exe" is corrupt and unreadable"

Do you run an AntiVirus utility? Which?

Do you run an Anti-Spybot utility? Which?

NOTE: You should be running both types of utilities. One will catch what the other does not.

Try this:Boot to your original WinXP Setup CD
At the window with the 1st Repair option on the bottom Status Bar, select that to run the Recovery Console
At the Recovery Console command line, enter CHKDSK /R (the /R is not a typo)
Let CHKDSK run then reboot

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My operating system is Vista and I have been using Microsoft office 2007 “Document Imaging” for OCR and passing the text to Word. Recently it has been exhibiting strange behavior.

When I try to send the text to Word (“Send text to Word&#8221, “Document Imagining” gives an error message:
“Server Busy. This action cannot be completed because the ‘document 1 - Microsoft Word’ program is not responding. …”. However, an empty Word document window appears anyway.

When I minimize the empty Word document window, a small dialog box appears asking me “Do you want to convert from
[list of file formats] to Word?” If I select HTML, the text appears in Word.
Sometimes the Word/”Document Imaging” programs hang up completely, in which case I have to go to “Task Manager” to get out of the predicament.

I have uninstalled and re-installed “Microsoft Office 2007” with no success in solving the problem. However, if I I implement "Document Imaging" on a different computer (also with Vista), everything works as expected.

Can anyone tell me what is going on? How can I go directly to Word instead of having to convert from HTML? How did it get to HTML in the first place?

A:Solved: Microsoft Word problem with "Document Imaging" OCR software

Have you tried going to Word Options ? Check in Advanced under Compatibility and make sure Word 2007 is selected in the "layout this document as if "

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Microsoft Word 2003 on my Sony Vaio laptop doesn't have a Save As function, either in the File menu or as shortcut Alt+F A. It's not even there as a disabled/greyed out option - the options under File go straight from Save to Save as a webpage. Any ideas what could have happened "Save As" or how to restore it?

A:Microsoft Word 2003 doesn't have "Save As" function

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Hey guys!

I'm getting this error when I try to upload my resume on to a website and so I'm unable to do any uploading:

"you cannot close microsoft office word because a dialog box is open office 2007"

I've had this error before and last time I deleted a windows update (can't remember what) but I'm afraid that it might have came back (blame it on the wife ). Anyways this error is linked to Norton which I don't use (using Avast).

using windows 7 (x64), office 2007, reproduces on all browsers. No processes that deal with office is running.

If anyone has any ideas as to how to get rid of this it would be lots of help. THanks.

A:"you cannot close microsoft office word because a dialog box is open"

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I am having a goofy problem with .doc and .xls files. If I attempt to open them from either Windows Explorer or My computer, I get the "This file is already open" error but then you can then change the file and save it.
However, I can then execute the application and open the file from within the app, it works fine and doesn't give the error.
Any help would be appreciated. I have found traces of this error on the internet but have not found any satisfactory solutions to it. Thanks

A:"File Already Open" when Word or Excel file opened with WinExplorer or My Comp

Have you tried closing word then clicking start/run and typing

winword /regserver

Type this one for excel.

excel /regserver

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I need to be able to run a .bat but am unable to. when clicking on a .bat file a pop up notifies me that my Pc can't run .bat files I looked on the interwebs and found some people that had accidentally made .bat's open with notepad and could not
run them their fix was to go to this location in the registry "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.BAT\UserChoice"
and delete UserChoice I have followed this path and there is no .bat key. 
Please help

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Hi members,
I need your favour to recommend a software or a method to crack protected Microsoft Word file. The password is set under "Protect Document" not the password to open file. Therefore, I was able to open file but just could not amend and make changes in the content. I hope it explains all. Thank you.

A:unlock "Protect Document" Microsoft Word

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After I open Microsoft Word, and then go to "Insert" and "Picture...from File", and then go to My Documents, as soon as the cursor moves anywhere after opening My Documents, the computer freezes.

I uninstalled Office, and re-installed, and still have the same problem.

Any suggestions?

A:Microsoft Word "Insert" freezes computer

I have a similar problem on two dozen Office 2003 machines at school. We find that we can do inserts of clip art without a problem if we have run no other programs that day before try an insert.
But we would love to have a real solution.

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All of a sudden I am not able to open any of my word documents
They open to a gray screen and at the bottom say
"requesting virus scan....."

Don't know what I have done.
I installed two new programs recently but they do not seem to have
anything to do with the documents.
WinPatrol and Zappit

Thanks for your help

A:Microsoft word keeps requesting "virus scan"

wiered - cleared up the next day

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I wanted to add Microsoft Word to SendTo menu.
Adding a shortcut to SendTo folder is not working for me.

A:How to add "Microsoft Word" to SendTo folder (Windows 7)?

Try this... Sendto Toys :: gabrieleponti.com ::

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Microsoft Word 2007 states "Microsoft Office Word Has Stopped Working" whenever i tried to open the  word file with following error:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: WINWORD.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.4518.1014
Application Timestamp: 45428028
Fault Module Name: WINWORD.EXE
Fault Module Version: 12.0.4518.1014
Fault Module Timestamp: 45428028
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 00057e87
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 761b
Additional Information 2: 761bb02383f0f05ad225973b43ea9f9d
Additional Information 3: c1cf
Additional Information 4: c1cf2a3aa0b029d3ecc0cf69286c1007

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INFO ONLY for those suddenly having "no response" with MS Office 2003/2007 Word:

Weeks ago I suddenly got a problem with Microsoft Word (Office 2003) usually failing to respond , unable to open or save files, and just "hourglass thinking". In fact I frequently had to go to Task Manager to close it. Tried everything I could think of and read in sites (renaming "normal.dot", reloading MS Office 2003, loading MS Office 2007 with same result, removing Adobe 9 Pro that had been loaded a week before, using "repair" command.............and nothing worked. Finally I found a solitary blog input somewhere saying that the person with same problem on Vista resolved it by uninstalling "Office Live DD-on 1.4". I had installed that a few weeks before I discovered the problem and never used Office on Vista PC since installation. I uninstalled "Office Live Add-ON 1.4" after many hours of trying other things.............and PROBLEM FIXED!
On my XP laptop and desktop, that Add-On has no impact on Office programs but is apparently a problem with Vista. I did not see any such notice on Microsoft site.

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Ok, so here's the story: everytime I open a document in MSWord 2003, its fine, opens and works and I can type and do whatever. The first time I save the file, it saves properly, however, if I CTRL+S again, it asks me to specify what file I want to save it as, and when I try to save it as the one I have open, it errors me, saying that the file that I have open is a read-only file. That's weird, because in the properties I can clearly see that its not read-only.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on? I un and reinstalled on my PC but the problem continues. Any help will be greatly appreciated =]

Thanks in advance.

BTW I am using XP and the in the blue bar of the open document it says "DocumentName (Read-Only)" after I try to save it for the second time.

Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post in, Im new, but I really need help because my comp has been acting weirdly these past few days.

A:Microsoft Word 2003 "Read-only" PROBLEM

you apparently are OPENING a R/O document.

find the document of choice,

at the bottom; Attributes ... is r/o checked or unchecked?

Be sure to save your documents in your profile area:
\Documents and Settings\yourlogin\My Documents\... anywhere below this

Modify your Word Preferences to make the above the Default Directory

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Alright so I followed all the steps on this article: How to open a Works 6.0, a Works 7.0, a Works 8.0, or a Works 9.0 word processing document in Word to install the Micorsoft Works file converter. This allows you to open MS Works files in MS Word. I installed both the MS Works 6-9 converter AND MS Works 4 converter. However with both installations I still haven't been able to to open MS Works files in MS Word 2013. When I open the files I get the following error:

Any idea on how to fix this???

Note: I already tried repair installing MS Office...

A:Microsoft "Word cannot start the converter Wks9Pxy"?

I realise that this thread is three weeks old, but just in-case it is still an issue, I thought I would reply with what appears to be the answer:
Unable to Download the new converter Microsoft works 6-9 File - Microsoft Community

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Hi all,

When I right-click to bring up the folder menu, the "new" bar contains many of the other office applications, but not word. Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks in advance,

A:Right-click -> New -> but no "Microsoft Office Word Document"

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I have a problem today. I need it answered ASAP, please!

So I am doing a project for school and stuff...and I need to download this animation software called Pencil. Now, My PC has not been opening .exe files. So I'm screwed.

Let me explain.

Whenever I download a application file (.exe) and try to open it, this happens:

Now, it does this on EVERY .exe file I try to open. EVERY FILE.

If you know the solution, that would be great! Please tell me ASAP!

Austin C. Hutchinson

A:My PC says "File is Corrupted" whenever I open a download .exe file!

Try restoring the default action for .exe files: Default File Type Associations - Restore

Also try downloading the file while booted to Safe Mode with Networking. If that works then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem. Use Clean Boot to resolve:

Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering

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