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

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

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?

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

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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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I am getting an error C:\Program Data\ Microsoft is corrupt or unreadable. I finally found this path thanks to one of the post on here...my problem now is the folder show no files or folders (0 files) and it will not open give me error that its corrupt or unreadable. I cannot load and new software (was trying to load Visio and Office 2007) it will give me this error. What and where do I need to go to reload these files (if that is what needs to be done). Mainly I am trying to figure out how I can load these applications. I also can't download any updates, I get this error message when ever I turn on the computer for IEUSER and other things but I can use everything, access internet, etc. Thanks for your Help

A:C:\Program Data\Microsoft is corrupt or unreadable

Hello Ferglump, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this problem may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,

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

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

Any suggestions?


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

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

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

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

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

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .


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

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

Any suggestions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am getting a message "LogonUI.exe - Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I attempeted to run Chkdsk but got a message saying I would have to schedule it for next start up. I did and it didn't start.

I went into the command prompt as admistrator and tried entering
sfc/scannow, and c: /r. Nothing has changed, I tried to do a system restore, but got a message saying that it can't be done because of corrupted files.

I am running a Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavilion dv6000, 1.73Ghz Intel Centrino Duo, 2GB Ram

I would appreciate any help.

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I am getting a message "LogonUI.exe - Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I attempeted to run Chkdsk but got a message saying I would have to schedule it for next start up. I did and it didn't start.

I went into the command prompt as admistrator and tried entering
sfc/scannow, and c: /r. Nothing has changed, I tried to do a system restore, but got a message saying that it can't be done because of corrupted files.

I am running a Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavilion dv6000, 1.73Ghz Intel Centrino Duo, 2GB Ram

I would appreciate any help.

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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.

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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My computer is acting very strange. When I turned it on this morning, it came up with a blue screen with white lettering and said it was running a chkdsk. After it was done it booted up windows and my desktop screen with the icons came up just blue. A message came up and said the file or directory C:/DOCUME local settings is corrupt and unreadable, please run the chkdsk utility. I need help. Anybody out there know of a solution?

A:File is corrupted and unreadable.

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I hope I'm in the right forum. I am trying to delete a file from System Mechanic which is apparently disallowing me to reinstall the program. All other files have been deleted but when I try to delete this last file in order to install into a "clean" directory, I get the message that file is unreadable or corrupt and cannot be deleted. There has to be a way to delete it. Can anyone help?

A:Corrupted or unreadable file

Try this.


good luck.

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when running the GMER, it allowed me only to check the options: service, registry, file, C:\, ADS. i am not sure if that will be a problem.
thank you very much. i hope to hear from you soon.

A:failed to save all components to the file //system32// ... the file is corrupted or unreadable. this error might be caused by a...

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using usb flash removable storage disk to move -- mp3, excel, words, ppt, etc. -- from laptop W2k to laptop Wxp. 2 folders, 1 mp3 and an excel file cannot be moved or deleted. getting 'the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable'. objects show '0' bytes.

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I have been having a virus problem for the past week, and I ran many programs to fix it, according to postings on this site.

One thing I'm working on now, is deleting an infected file.
I get the error:

The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable.

The file name is C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\UACrhxfhbrrsb.sys

chkdsk doesn't fix it, because it has problems fixing files with a mix of UPPER and lower case in the file name.

I tried "unlocker", but doesn't work.

If you could help me delete that file, that would be great.
Thank you.


A:The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable.

Please download RootRepeal Rootkit Detector and save it to your Desktop. * Close all programs and temporarily disable your anti-virus, Firewall and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. * Click this link to see a list of such programs and how to disable them. * Create a new folder on your hard drive called RootRepeal (C:\RootRepeal) and extract (unzip) RootRepeal.zip. (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to this link.) * Open the folder and double-click on RootRepeal.exe to launch it. If using Vista, right-click and Run as Administrator... * Click on the Files tab, then click the Scan button. * In the Select Drives, dialog Please select drives to scan: select all drives showing, then click OK. * When the scan has completed, a list of files will be generated in the RootRepeal window. * Click on the Save Report button and save it as rootrepeal.txt to your desktop or the same location where you ran the tool from. * Open rootrepeal.txt in Notepad and copy/paste its contents in your next reply. * Exit RootRepeal and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.Note: If RootRepeal cannot complete a scan and results in a crash report, try repeating the scan in "Safe Mode".

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Dear all,

I've had an IBM Thinkpad T42p for about 2 years now. FYI, it's still under warranty.

I haven't fully rebooted in a week or so, mostly hiberating and that works just fine. I rebooted just today and encountered a blue screen of death indicating something about:


For the past 6 hours I've been reading all about this and the related problem:

"The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Apparently my disk got corrupted somehow. It's apparently not as simple as BOOT.INI being bad as is said to be a common problem. My problem seems very severe in the following way: I actually have another Windows XP installation on the same computer. It still works fine as does linux.

However, if I try to access the other partition/drive (called e: in the other windows) then I get:

"The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

I read some more and found that chkdsk /f or chkdsk /e are to be used. I do this and the first time I ran chkdsk /f e: it was reported to have a few things fixed. I still couldn't access the HD, which gave the same error as above. I continued with doing:
C:\Documents and Settings\jon>chkdsk /f e:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is IBM_PRELOAD.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed... Read more

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My external USB hard drive gives me a "file or directory is unreadable and corrupted error" when I try and open it. Defrag sees the drive, but gives the same error.
It is a Transcend 120 gig SATA drive.
I have a lot of experience fixing hardware on many systems. I am a retired service rep.
I always tell people to have a backup, well this was my backup, and then I started erasing files on my computer to speed it up. I would like to recover some of the files on this drive.
I ran Belarc, which is a neat program.

Copy and Paste ran some of these together

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
IBM 237319U ThinkPad T40
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.30 gigahertz Intel Pentium M64 kilobyte primary memory cache1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Not hyper-threaded Board: IBM 237319U Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: IBM 1RETDRWW (3.23 ) 06/18/2007

USB Drive Last Used
FUJITSU MHY2120BH -- drive 1, s/n 4047A28AFFFF 7/24/2011 8:56:30 PM

Drives new ? drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
74.95 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
49.63 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
MATSHITA DVD/CDRW UJDA775 [Optical drive]
FUJITSU MHY2120BH USB Device [Hard drive] --
drive 1Hitachi HTS541680J9AT00 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0,
SMART Status: Healthy
2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Local Drive Volumes new ? volume encryption

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 74.95 GB 49.63 GB free

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A:File or Directory is corrupted and unreadable

There is drive recovery software that bypasses the directory and reads directly from the platter. This works provided it really is a corrupt directory. Otherwise, if it is a hardware failure, you will need to pay a drive recovery service to open up the drive and repair the drive or have them read and record your files off the drive.

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Hi Guys,

I have an external hard drive on which a folder/directory gives this message when I try to open it on my PCs:

'the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable'

When I attach the drive to my Sony TV via the USB slot I can access the folder and play the files in it - mp3s.

The PCs are Win XP and Win Vista and they cannot open the directory.

Any tips on how to get in there and get the files out?


A:Ext. HD: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

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Hello People at TSG

i have a problem with a file in the my documents folder

it has an error message saying its corrupted or unreadable i can not delete it or remove it but i can rename it it used to be called downloads folder mcafee found a virus in it once i think it locked the file but mcafee is deleted from my pc i have norton internet security 2007 now i am wondering if there is a way to remove it i renamed the downloads folder to corrupted file and marked at as hidden but i would like to remove it also windows check disk keeps wanting to run every tme windows starts and its getting annoying i have let it run a few times and it just keeps comming back how can i stop that any help would be nice

thanks here is a screen shot of the error message

A:Solved: Corrupted Or Unreadable File

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Good evening.

When I start up I get a box that states 'the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable' of what looks like Windows Updater. So I followed the instructions and have posted two scripts to this message.

However.. I was not successful in using DSS and GMER so I instead used RSIT and HijackThis (although they are both coming up as HijackThis?). The logs are posted below as per instruction.

I can post a photo of the box that appears if this is helpful.

Thank you

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.10 (written by random/random)
Run by charlotte at 2014-10-29 21:11:47
Microsoft Windows 8.1
System drive C: has 311 GB (70%) free of 446 GB
Total RAM: 3971 MB (64% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 21:11:48, on 29/10/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17344)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative Professional\E-MU USB Audio\EmuUsbAudioCP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OLYMPUS\DeviceDetector\DeviceDetector4.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\PasswordUtility\readLM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Plustek\Plustek OpticBook 3800\book express.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:'File/ directory is corrupted and unreadable'

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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Double-click FRST64 to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
Make sure the Addition.txt button is ticked.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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i've got the same problem BUT...
i mounted the drive with ntfs-3g under linux before. in linux it's no problem to mount and read it but windows gives me that failure massage: "file or directory corrupted..... bla bla.
so i tryed already some options with testdisk but it seems not to help
-> allthrough i'm not such a pro in those tools and hope i didn't lost all my data by now. so may you have any recommendations what i should do with that tool. <-
...or you got some other ideas for me...

A:file or directory is corrupted & unreadable

Hi, welcome to TSF.

If you can read the files in Linux, but not in Windows, I think you should start looking for infections.
What anti-virus program are you using?

If you find malware you can't get rid of:
Follow the 5 steps here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html
Post the logs in a new thread here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

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I attached my xp drive as a slave to my 2000 pro drive and booted. It checked my xp drive and then started to truncate everything. I now cannot reboot my xp drive. I tried using xp cd to repair but it says I can't due to error on partition, drive full etc. I have tried my friends partition software but it finds no errors. When I use his xp drive to see my xp drive, it says it is unreadable. Is there something out there to repair my truncated files? Is this fixable or is formating my only option. I am desperate to retain my xp drive data. Using parition magic 8, it shows my xp drive as a type 07 and my 2000 as a FAT drive. I have spend days searching for answers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:File or directory corrupted and unreadable

Iīve got a very similar problem and ask for help.

I was clonning a hard drive using GHOST, but I realized that I picked the wrong HD, so I turned the PC off inmediately when the process was at 35%.

Then I connected the HD as slave into another laptop.
Windows XP see the slave disk but canīt access the data (data I hope still be in my HD).
"the file or directory is corrupted ad unreadable" appears.
I went to Computer Management :
In the primary disk appears NTFS, in the slave appears nothing.

I returned the HD to my first laptop, and booted from a Win98 floppy disk and run (in DOS) "A:>fdisk /mbr".
After a few seconds, A:> appeared again, so, with no message visible, I turn my laptop off.

And again I went to my second laptop and connected my HD as slave but nothing new happened.
I donīt think all the data is lost but probably the NTFS partition went crazy. I canīt do chkdsk too.

Please, help me!

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I just purchased a new external harddrive...2TB my passport.
when performing a standard backup of my computer from windows 7, it failed twice*.
now, even after restart, my computer cannot access the new drive, neither from windows explorer nor cmd prompt...both say "E:\ is not accessible the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". also, under disk management screen it now indicates the file system as RAW and 100% empty (although the status indicates healthy).

my question is, is the hardware damaged? or will reformatting be sufficient.
I am not concerned about any data recovery...just whether or not I must return the harddrive for a new one.


* I gather from the internet because of some idiotic windows 7 issue that it falls asleep during backup process, but wondering if others could validate this as a known problem

A:the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

Quote: Originally Posted by pson

I am not concerned about any data recovery...just whether or not I must return the harddrive for a new one.


In Disk Management, do you see the option to "Initialise Disk" when clicking on the USB drive? Do that, and the disk should no longer show as RAW, and be usuable.

Once you have that, let bus know and we can recommend some tests to check the USB drive out further.


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Greetings everyone,

I've got a question that's been bugging me for a while now. I've just never gotten around to dealing with it because while it's annoying it's not that serious.

That said, I've been getting messages from my PC that says such and such file is corrupt:

several aol related files, some of my downloaded videos (cannot delete them anymore), temporary internet files, M$ft (or something like that), etc.

So anyone know how I can fix or get rid of these pests? =)

A:Corrupt and Unreadable Files.

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I have a 250 GB Maxtor external drive. 99% of the drive is OK, I just have several files that will not delete and I get the "cannon delete xyz the file is corrupt and unreadable. How can i delete these files.

What is also strange is that two other files were deleted and reside in the recycle bin of my laptop but I cannot delete them from the recycle bin either, when I select "empty recycle bin"
I get "cannot read for source or disk"



A:The file is corrupt and unreadable

try running a chkdsk on the drive

start run chkdsk (drive letter ie chkdsk d: ) /f

/f makes chkdsk do a full scan and repair.


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when I log on to msn I get a message saying the below file is corrupt, unreadable and recommends I use chkdsk(I'm not sure how to use this, I tried to use it, dont think it worked). Msn still works, so I don't really know the effects of this corruptness, except a different display pic comes up every time i log on.

The location of the corrupt file is;
documents and settings/pc user/Application Data/MSN messenger/2470070473/listcache.dat

I put this listcache thing into the recycle bin, but then I restored it in case it was important. What should I do about it? There may be other corrupt files that I dont know about. I was in the process of defragmenting the pc today, but a pop up came up saying it couldnt work because of the above file (something like that :))

A:Corrupt and unreadable file

From what I can tell it is just a cashe file.

Try putting it back in the recycle bin, then log in and see if the file rebuilds itself or if errors are generated from the removal. If all else fails, just restore the file as you did previously.

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I have a laptop that runs Windows XP and every time I start the computer, it says the volume is dirty and it runs through a system check. When I run Avast virus scan, it tells me that it couldn't scan this file - C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\Last Active. It says that the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable (1392). How do I fix this? And if I do fix this, will it take care of the volume is dirty problem?

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Your hdd is comprised of clusters, and a dirty volume means that one of these clusters is damaged.Try running chkdsk /rGo to Start, click on Run, and type cmd in the box and then click OK.A black page like the one below will open with a blinking cursor, type in the chkdsk /r then press the Enter key.

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Hello, hopefully some can help resolve my headache!

I have a 40gb mp3 player, an iRiver H340. There are no drivers installed for it, I just use it like an external hdd or memory stick and access it through windows explorer files and folders.

I imagine I'm getting what I deserve here - I must have removed it from my pc without doing the proper safe remove process at some point in time, as it now won't read. When I try to access the drive it just crashes and falls over - when I try to access it via the command prompt I get the error message: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

I don't need to recover the data as all the music is on my proper external hard drive, so I imagine I just need to wipe it and reformat it. I tried to reformat it but got an error message about FAT32 (I'm not very techie - don't know what this means).

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this reformatted and accessible again?

Thanks in advance.

A:mp3 player: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable


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I really need some help here. I have a second HD with no OP system on which I just use to store most of my music, pics, documents etc. The problem is when I click on one of the folders (my most important one )
I get the message "file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"
I really need to get to this folder, I have been reading through the forums and have come across people with the same problem and they have been advised to run CHKDSK I have tryed this but it tells me it cant run becouse the drive is "RAW" (I have know idea what that is).
Please help if you can. The drive is FAT32.
Im not sure what information I should be giving you to help me solve this problem so please let me know.


A:file or directory is corrupted and unreadable message

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I was recently transferring copies of some files from my PC to my external Maxtor 200GB USB HDD,
after i was finished transferring the files i tried to access a large 35GB .RAR file on there that i had just copied over, and it wouldnt let me a access it for some reason even though the file size was the same as the one on my pc..
so i unpluged the USB-HDD from that pc & pluged it into my other pc. But somehow in the process of doing that i guess I got some sort of a "Drive write cache failure" or something... not realy sure what it said becuase i saw it once and from then on i can no longer even access into the HDD for some reason, because now i keep getting this ERROR every time i try to open the HDD.

* I tried a Chkdsk on the drive & it gave me this "The drive, the path, or the file name is not valid."
* Ran SpinRite on it for 12Hrs and still cant access the drive

what else can i do to get my data back of this HDD or even access it..???

A:Please Help..!! Maxtor USB HDD - The File or Directory is Corrupted & Unreadable..!!

Write caching is something that Windows does to boost disk access performance. Typically with hard drives, Windows will not write data to an HDD *immediately*, instead it will write it to memory and copy it to the drive later on during idle time. This is why when you plug in a USB drive a "Safely Remove Hardware" icon always appears. Using that icon tells the computer to write all cached data to the drive so that you can unplug it without losing any data. "Drive write cache failure" means you unplugged it while unwritten data was still in the cache - data which is now lost.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is what that error means.

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E:\ is not accessible
The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable

How can i open my hard disk

A:E:\ is not accessible The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable

First go to My Computer and confirm that E: is the actual drive letter of your hard disk. Then go to Start/Run and type CMD and hit enter. In the command prompt type the drive letter of the external drive and hit enter, the prompt should now read E:\> now type chkdsk /F and hit enter. Now type a Y and hit enter to unmount the drive. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any errors.

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When I went to click my favorites tab in Internet Explorer, this is what came up: a window that says:

Location Is not Available

C:/Users:<my name>/Favorites not available
The file is corrupted or unreadable.

My question is how did my favorites file dissapear and how do I get it back? A friend of mine said to switch to fire fox and look under the directory and the same message appears. I really would like my favorites list of links back:( Is this possible?


A:(FAVORITES TAB:) ox80070570:file corrupted and unreadable.

Reboot your system and press key 'F8' in order to access the windows menu. Here you will see something called 'Repair'. It's apparent function is to check all the programs that run at startup and fix them if possible. Select this options and wait for an hour. It will automatically fix the error of all the applications.

Hope this helps.

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So I had decided to defragment my external hard drive yesterday, and used "Defraggler" to try and make the pc run a bit faster. I left it running all night, because last time I did it, it did take over six hours to complete. Woke up this morning, to find the pc off. Which was strange, cause I didn't ask it to turn off after it completed it. after turning it on, a little error appeared for the briefest second then went away. I then went to event viewer and found the following error which appeared through the whole list:

"The device, \Device\Harddisk1\D, has a bad block."

I went into my External HD, and clicked on one of my most important folders, and got:

"Sarah's Documents

the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

Please tell me I can get it back. This is my backup, the real backup.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 131061 MB, Free - 20056 MB;
Motherboard: , ConRoe1333-DVI/H.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:(Defrag) the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

What program did you use to create the backup. Is it an image file?

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A few months ago, I sold my grandfather my old PC. It's an HP (sorry don't remember the exact model) that we purchased 2001. We upgraded the computer from Windows XP to Windows 7. He is pretty computer illiterate, so it has basically sat in a room and not been used much for the last few months. Today, he called me with a problem so I went by to check it out. Sorry if I'm not specific enough with my details, but I've got the gist of it

On startup, a dialog box comes up saying that windows is attempting to repair itself and that windows may restart several times throughout this process. After a while, the box says that windows was unable to repair itself and asks if I'd like to send a report or not. After clicking "send report" or "don't send report" it gives me the option to either finish, or cancel. If I click "finish" the computer shuts down. If I click "cancel" the computer restarts.

I tried to do a system restore, but it said that the restore wasn't completed and that some files may be corrupt.

So at this point I tried to do a repair installation of windows. This took me to the same screen that I encountered to begin with.

So then I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7. At the very end of the installation process, I got a message that said something along the lines of "C:\windows.old.000\windows\serving.packages is corrupt and unreadable". I then got another message saying that "c:\windows.old.000\... Read more

A:Windows 7: Files corrupt and unreadable

Sounds to me like you may have a failing hard drive. I would download the diagnostic program from the manufactures website and see what that turns up. You may want to run memtest on your ram also.

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hi )) i got the same problem that i cant reach a file as equations in microsoft shared files so that i cant install even office and it gives alert when i open pc each time..i tried that unlocker but i worry it dosent maybe work with vista..do u guys have any alternative way i can solve this problem ?

A:Removing Corrupt Unreadable Files

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Please note that forums are user-specific and not topic specidif so I have moved your post to a new thread.
You could try DelinvF downloadable from here.

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I am getting a constant message displayed on my screen, as follows:

File or directory C:\$mft is corupt and unreadable. please run chkdsk utility.

I have run it and a further message was displayed: File record segment 27900 is unreadable. How do i correct this.
Please help, its stopping me using my computer properly.

A:corrupt & unreadable files in windows

If you have the operating system cd then insert it in the drive and go to start>run and type sfc /scannow (note the space before the / )then reboot when complete.

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When I plug my SD card into my laptop, i try to open the folder to view my pictures but windows says 'the File or Directory is Corrupt and Unreadable' but i can see some of the pictures in the icon where you see a a preview of the folder (vista). Does anyone have any suggestions?

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I try to run chkdsk utility in Command Prompt but there is a message
"You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode".

Can anyone me what should I do??

A:The file or directory c:\$mft is corrupt and unreadable

It means you need to run it with administrator priveleges.
Right click the Command Prompt shortcut and choose "Run as administrator".

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It is an external 2.5" hard disk with USB3 interface. Is there any way to rescue it?

The disc management shows RAW file system and 100% free space, which appears to mean it can be used after being reformatted. But I am not sure whether I want to use it again. Comment?

A:File or directory is corrupt or unreadable.

To rescue disk or contents ?
If you want to rescue disk only, you can try to reformat it and than check it's health with some of the programs from here: Download Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Tools Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks If it's not damaged, no bad sectors etc. than it should be safe to use.
To attempt to retrieve contents, you can try some programs from here; Download Data Recovery Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

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I have a customers computer that is running Vista home premium sp1. The programs that are already installed on it run fine. When you try to install a new program it gives an error that says "ShellExecuteEx failed; code 1392. the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." or just "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." You can download program files just fine but when you try to run them you get the error. The same occurs when you try to run things from a flash drive or CD. The files on the flash drive or CD are good because you can run them on another computer just fine.
The computer has Windows Defender and Ad Aware 2008 on it and I ran those to check for malware but they don't detect anything. I also tried running Trendmicro and Bitdefender online scans but got the same errors on those. Panda ActiveScan ran and didn't detect anything.
The computer has AVG 8.0 on it and doesn't detect any virus or spyware at all.
I've tried running the registry editor on Ccleaner but it doesn't find any errors.
I've tried running chkdsk several times but it doesn't detect any problems. I've also tried to do the repair computer option from the advanced startup menu but nothing changes.
I've tried to boot into Safe Mode but I still get the same results.
I've tried searching technet and other forums but with no luck.
Any ideas?

A:file or directory is corrupt and unreadable

Since you're able to use TechNet, I assume you are experienced. There could be a problem with how Windows is using the ShellExecuteEx command if you are able to access the files on another PC. Have you tried doing a system restore to when your PC worked normally? There is little information on the 1392 error code.

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hi to all...

my father have External Maxtor DiamondMax HDD 160 GB. To tell the truth its not external coz when you open the cage its normal IDE HDD... anyway other day he was working with it via USB and when he finished he unpluged the HDD "WITHOUT" stoping the USB service for the HDD device. and noiw the problem:

when he try to plug in the HDD via USB the comp doesnt see it

and when i take it off the cage and conect it via IDE the BIOS recognise it and in "my Computer" there is an icon of the disk... but when i try to get in the disk it says

f:\ disk is accesible
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

please help ...in the disk he has more than 120 GB of memorys and stuff

thanx and best regards to all

i have
mainboard ASUS A7V880
win XP pro service pack 2


A:Disk is not accesibile the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

Try and remove the drivers (if any) and all other references to it for the external HD.
When you plug it in as an IDE, make sure you set it correctly to Master or Slave!
What was the drive-letter when used as an external HD? And what as IDE?

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Dear techs
I hope that you can help me.
My problem refers to an external 'backup' drive that gives the above error.
I have always disconnected the usb correctly
It was working perfectly nad then...
Is this the end of my essential back up? If yes. What is the point of having one?

A:Error message 'the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable'

Are you able to read anything on the drive? Have you tried running checkdisk or scandisk in repair mode on the drive?

The fact is, drives fail. A backup is simply supposed to be a second copy of your important data, not the only place you store your data.

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My Local Disk (C) not opening >> win xp

the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable




i am Write to you from another computer >> win 7
I want to open Disk (p) Without I lose what its important data PLZ

A:Disk C: not opening the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable


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

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

Please help


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

Hello Welcome to TSF! What are the files called?

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

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File: Z:\Preboot\utils\spi\spilib.pyc could not be copied error 1392=File or directory is corrupted and unreadable;Using Windows XP Pro, model 8085, A50; While trying to do a back-up using Rescue & Recovery to a USB Drive, I receive the above message; I have recently upgraded RnR to v4.21 from its original v1.00.00;Also, when trying to do  a Restore, I cannot because "the USB was turned off, disconnected or removed". In fact, during the upgrade of RnR the drive was turned off. As well, I updated "System Update" prior to upgrading RnR. After the installation of RnR, it did not work. I uninstalled and re-installed it, twice, but it is still not working, a message as to: "A problem occurred while loading System Update configuration settings. Please wait while System Update restarts", popped up. I am then unable to close the window with the message or for Sys. Update. I believe all three are connected somehow due to an error I made, possibly, maybe? Can anyone help Please?Thank you very much, I'll be in your debt;HeinrichDS 

A:Error 1392=File or directory is corrupted and unreadable;

The location specified in the error message indicates that some temporary files are corrupt. Since the file is just a temporary file, one of the quick fixes you can perform is to delete the file mentioned in the error message and check if the issue still exists.Method: Run check disk to check for and fix disk errorsCheck Disk cannot repair corrupted data in seemingly structured files. You can run Check Disk from the command line or through a graphical interface.1. Right click on "Start" and select "Command Prompt" (Admin)2. Type the following command: chkdsk / fz: then press Enter (z is the drive for disk.exe error 1392 issue).When you use this command, Check Disk performs a disk analysis and then fixes any errors found, provided the disk is not in use. If you are using it, Check Disk will display a prompt asking if you want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time you reboot the system. Click Yes to schedule this check.Usually, this method can solve the problem of "File or directory is corrupted and unreadable".

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One day I must have improperly shut down my computer and my Mozilla Firefox browswer wouldnt open saying it was already running- I went online with my old Internet Explorer to help forums on google and follwed instructions - that didnt work- I cannot run chkdsk utility - nor can I defrag and every exe file - it says corrupt and unreadable and I cannot delete certain files and it says they are corrupt and unreadable. I uninstalled Mozilla and re-installed it to know avail- and then got a Net scape browser and now THAT wont open and says its still running- and not responding so I uninstalled that- and any program I run or download it says corrupt and unreadable. Please advise

Thank you-

A:[SOLVED] Removing Corrupt Unreadable Files

Hi there and welcome to TSF.
It's possible that shutting down improperly did indeed corrupt some system files. The first thing to try is repairing these files using the System File Checker. Only do this if you have SP2 on your installation disc. Otherwise you will need to slipstream SP2 to the installation disc. Follow these steps (courtesy of Cahuffeur2)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

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I installed Gozilla on my laptop, then rebooted. While rebooting it requires check disk utility to run which shows errors then reboots to Windows. (It has never done this before.) Reboot appears normal for about 10 seconds, then Gozilla window opens as if ready for use, dialup window opens also, then configuration error appears for Sony PC Suite, system then freezes and window opens with "The file or directory Windows\Prefetch\RUNDLL32.EXE-49AOAECA.pf is corrupt and unreadable run chkdsk utility" At that point nothing can be done.

Laptop appears to be trying to read something but nothing happens. I have tried restarting, control,alt,delete to no avail. After powering down I tried system restore disk and Norton AntiVirus. Neither is of use because there is no advancing after 10 seconds of restarting in Windows. What can I do to get up and going again?

I have an Acer Aspire3000 laptop, AMD Sempron, 60G, 512 DDR running Win XP

A:Corrupt/Unreadable files preventing use of laptop

It sounds like a serious data corruption or the hard drive may be failing.

As its likely a preinstalled Windows version you probably do not have an XP CD, just a "recovery CD"?

Any critical data on the laptop, or have you been sensibly backing up?

You may need to do a full reinstall, but that would mean all data would be lost. Slaving the laptop hard drive either via an adapter or a USB case may be required using another XP PC if you need to attempt data recovery.

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Can anyone tell me how to delete/replace a corrupt and unreadable file.

When i try to connect my webcam, it says, ksproxy.ax is corrupt and unreadable.i m trying to replace it with my win xp cd, but in vain. Could anyone help me out

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