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XP Total Corruption?

Q: XP Total Corruption?

Hello everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

*I suspect my hard drives died

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

What can I do to recover my data? Is there any external enclosure that I can get or some way of repairing windows through BartPE even though it doesnt read c: drive? Midterm presentations are around the corner and I cannot afford to pay for data recovery (1 tb. = $2000.00)

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Preferred Solution: XP Total Corruption?

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: XP Total Corruption?

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

I would suggest a shop.

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Ok...I have my neighbors pc which is totally infested with virus, malware, hijack, you name it. I am able to connect to the internet via IE... page is continually re-directed by uschase.com and ads234.com, then it defaults to a blank about:blank page poof!

Here is startup lists and I am unable to "not load" specific items it always defaults to enabling "all" :
StartupList report, 11/17/2004, 9:08:01 AM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\kaitlyn.WALSHFAMILYCOMP.000\Desktop\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ygztahrx.exe
C:\documents and settings\kaitlyn.walshfamilycomp.000\local settings\temp\GrMeNIB8q.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nwufbgtg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dpi\dpi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\b.exe
C:\documents and settings\kaitlyn.walshfamilycomp.000\local settings\temp\6xwG.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
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A:TOTAL CORRUPTION - HiJack This Log Included

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I believe I've a corrupt file system/registry. The windows explorer hangs a lot. Accessing files in drives takes too long. Ran Malwarebytes, NOD32 online scanner. It's all clean. SFC doesn't run.

So, I've run SFCfix.exe & attached the generated SFCfix.txt. I've also attached CBS.zip. Please help.

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I've previously posted for help under "Performance & Maintenance". I thought it would be more appropriate to ask for help here.

I believe I've a corrupt file system/registry. The windows explorer hangs a lot. I've a hard time accessing files on the hard drive. Ran Malwarebytes, NOD32 online scanner. It's all clean. SFC doesn't run.

So, I've run SFCfix.exe & attached the most recent version of SFCfix.txt & CBS.zip.

I've attempted some repairs by running Windows Update Readiness tool, looking at CHECKSUR.log, by downloading the individual updates mentioned in the log, placing them in C:\windows\temp\checksur\packages folder, and running WURT again & the summary of checksur.log reads.

Seconds executed: 1718
Found 106 errors
CSI Manifest All Zeros Total count: 2
CSI Payload File Missing Total count: 1
CSI Payload File Corrupt Total count: 1
CBS MUM Missing Total count: 3
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 6
CBS Catalog Missing Total count: 5
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 3
CBS Registry Error Total count: 13
CBS Watchlist Package Missing Total count: 72

Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-packager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22853_none_f074c244483f4149.manifest
winsxs\manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-packager_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18645_none_eff7f4132f17bb15.manifest
servicing\packages\Gin8IP-Microsoft-Windows-DownlevelApisets-Com-WinIP-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~ja-JP~7.1.7601.1649... Read more

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

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

A:Pc locking up,graphical corruption,audio corruption

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[B]READ THIS FOR A FIX TO HP TOTAL CARE ADVISOR WINDOWS VISTA

First: Goto system restore and click on the advance tab and at the bottom of the screen click on create system retore point, Name the point "____"and then you may begin when the point is finished being created.

* STEP ONE: UNINSTALL HP TOTAL CARE ADVISOR
* STEP TWO: GOTO http://www.mediafire.com/?ddvjyk5gzne
DOWNLOAD AND SAVE FILE hp_total_care_advisor.rar (11.41MB) TO DESKTOP

* STEP THREE: GOTO http://h30155.www3.hp.com/helpandsupport/
DOWNLOAD FILE AND SAVE TO DESKTOP

THEN RUN FILE sp36082.exe(5.61 MB)

SELECT YES TO OVERWRITE ALL FILES (THIS IS THE LIBRARY FILES NOT THE PROGRAM FILES)

* STEP FOUR: GOTO http://www.filehippo.com
in the searchbar @ filehippo.com [type] winrar

download and save WinRAR 3.70
RARLab - 1.15MB (Shareware) to desktop

* Step Five:go to explore and Program Files folder, and open folder Hewlet-Packard, and delete the subfolder HP ADVISOR
* Step Six: run WinRAR 3.70 RARLab - 1.15MB (Shareware) and extract the rar file hp_total_care_advisor.rar you saved on your desktop
* Step Seven: your HP TOTAL CARE ADVISOR should be installed and have created a new subfolder HP Advisor in the HEWLETT-PACKARD Program Files folder,
* Step Eight: Go to the application HP Advisor file in the newly created HP Advisor Subfolder create a shortcut to desktop for the application and then run the application.
Everything should be fine from there on out and it is your option to ... Read more

A:Solved: Hp Total Care Advisor Fix Failures Easy & Fast No Total Recovey Fix Stops

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I unstalled Comodo Time Machine after I realized I had made a mistake in setting it up, and then when I tried to re-install it (there was no option to go back and rectify my mistake), it told me the software was "already installed on my computer" and would not re-install.
I used Revo Uninstaller to remove the program, then CCcleaner to tidy up, and also went thorough my registry with CCleaner and manually checking for breadcrumbs and stuff CCleaner tends to miss.

BTW, specs:
I am running XP Professional Edition, service pack 3.
I use Rising Anti-Virus (never had a problem).
I've also tried Glary Utilities (desperate) to no avail.
CTM still thinks it is installed on my computer. I am sure there are little lurking elements somewhere where I can't find them with my limited skills. When I startup, there is a CTM splash screen detailing how it is "creating a restore point," although no other related files to this can be found, as far as my digging has shown me. Additionally, I have tried re-downloading the program and reinstalling, to no avail. Still tells me the program is already installed.

I would like to get rid of the splash screen, and remove all remaining parts of the program. This make be as simply as deleting the logo file from my system, but since I like to run a clean machine I want to make sure to scrub the rest of the traces, if there are any. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Comodo Time Machine total uninstall not total at all

http://www.comodo.com/support/user-guides/Comodo_Time_Machine_User_Guide.pdf

http://help.comodo.com/topic-82-1-157-1282-Uninstalling-Comodo-Time-Machine.html

Louis

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Hello,I recently encountered what I believe to be a spyware/trojan problem on my laptop which is running Windows XP. The problem started about a week ago when a fake security alert came across my desktop saying "Attention! System has encontered a potentional problem..." I ran Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes Anti-Maleware (I already had these programs installed). These both removed a number of problems. I also have McAfee anti-virus software running. I also ran a scan with this. As of now the fake desktop alerts are gone, however, when I run a Google search and click on a result, I am redirected to some random website. I also have tried to reboot my computer in safemode but when I do this the screen gets hung up on the follow driver and goes no further:Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)parition(2)WINDOWS\System32\Mup.sysDDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Tiffany at 16:38:16.95 on Sat 01/09/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.141 [GMT -6:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGrou... Read more

A:Possible Total Security/Total Spyware Trojan

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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I have a very simple data base 3 tables

Product table with 2 fields productid and productdescription

Sale1 is the basic information of a sale invoice number and who items are sold to

Sale2 is the details and shows qty , item, price, and GST charged if any (some people or organizations are tax exempt so it becomes zero.

I've got my form and subform to run correctly

I've got my report to print all items correctly but I can't total the value

the line value for each item is a textbox

=Sum([QTY] * [Saleprice])*([GST])+([QTY] * [Saleprice])

This does return the correct value for that line item.

HOW can I correctly total the sum of all items into the reporrt footer???

HELP please the sale is tomorrow through Sunday.
 

A:Solved: Total in Report Footer ACCESS 2010 Report - Total NOT working

Add a duplicate of your current calculating field and set it's "Running Sum" (under data tab) to yes overall.
Then in the footer use the new field as the totals Control Source.
 

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This computer is brand new so I have almost no processes running in the background, so why is 168 mgs of my memory being used up doing nothing? Or is that normal?
 

A:Total Physical Memory: 768, Total Available Memory: 600???

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

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

Output of sfcfix.txt is as follows:



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


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

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


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

Please help

A:sfc corruption - please help

Hello wildfire2004 and Welcome to the Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:possible OS corruption

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

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

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

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

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

A:Win Xp Corruption?

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

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

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

Thanks!

A:zip corruption

Welcome Paigeypar to the windows 7 forums.

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

Hope this helps

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

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


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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

Joe
 

A:Corruption Somewhere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:help with win 7 corruption / win 10

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

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

A:OE corruption

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Originally Posted by Hawk51


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




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

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

A:corruption

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

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

A:DVD Corruption

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

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

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

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

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

upgrade button is grayed out.

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A:DRM corruption?

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

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

A:possible corruption of W7?

Do you initially see something like this:



Then (or now) something like this:



?

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

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

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

Rise Of Flight Blog

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

A Guy

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

A:O/S corruption

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

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

A:IE corruption what to do- wxp pro

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

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

on a DHCP server :
win 95/98/2000

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

the computer can browse the network neighbourhood.

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

and i still cannot fix it.

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

i hope there is an easier way.

plz, help
 

A:TCP/IP Corruption???

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

A:Corruption

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

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

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

A:MFT corruption, what to do now?

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

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

Any suggestions?
 

A:USB corruption

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

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Hiya

First post ever

Straight to the point.....

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

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

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

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

Page_Not_found_In_Non_paged_Area

It then went on about Win32k.sys and then

BF84716E At BF800000, Datestamp 45F013F6

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

It's been driving me nuts all day
 

A:HDD Corruption? Has anyone had this before

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

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So heres the rap,

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

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

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

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

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

thanks,

kim
 

A:HDD corruption

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

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

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

A:IE 7 Corruption

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

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

A:Win 7 os corruption

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

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

A:Corruption

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

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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A section of my HDD has been damaged in some way (I believe a physical scratch to the surface). The program which the HDD was accessing when it got scratched no longer works. However everything else on the computer runs perfectly fine. The only problems occur when CHKDSK /r reaches stage 5 (verifying file data) or when I attempt to defragment. Then it either freezes or crashes. I have run SpinRite 6.0 and have identified the areas damaged. I am planning on backing up all essential files, however getting a new hard drive for this laptop is out of the question for me at the present time. I have resigned myself to the fact the hard drive is likely to fail relatively soon and that this damage is eventually going to make the hard drive unusable, however in an attempt to extend its lifespan, I was hoping to separate the damaged areas from the healthy HDD. My first thought was to create a partition which would contain all the damage to the hard drive and leave the healthy section intact, however I'm no expert in this area. Is there a way to dictate the parameters for a partition so as to use the values given to me by SpinRite about where the damage to the HDD is and create a partition which contains the damage? This would only be a temporary fix so I could defragment of CHKDSK without risk of a crash and to extend the life of the remaining HDD.
 

A:HDD corruption/scratch

I would try Hard Drive Regenerator, not Spinrite as it might actually fix that and it is shareware so you can get 1 free sector fix this way. If there is more than that then you have to reboot it to run again.
http://www.gold-software.com/download7605.html
 

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okay where to begin i am new here and want to say thank heavens you are here, my name is shereenah and i am most glad to be here and want to say thanks to all that made this site possible. my next paragraph will go on to tell about the problem i am experiencing with my computermozilla firefox browser, i have also google chrome browser, in comparison purposes. not limited to specific pages just randomly, i will open a page and it will look scrambled, i hit my refresh and it does no good, this is the third time i have installed&/uninstalled mozilla browser, i like mozilla or rather used to like mozilla, i cant seem to find a cure for the problem. would you please advice me,also another( ?) is the newer version perhaps a little incompatible with windows xp pro sp2?

A:page corruption

Hi and Welcome -Is this a 64bit system (xp pro sp2) ??Can you please tell me what the results are when you use Internet Explorer ??Thank You -

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Hello, this will be my first post here. hope I do not screw up and I sure hope I can provide enough info for you folks to give me your opinions as to what action I can take in regards to a problem both myself and wife have on our computers.

The problem is this, on odd unpredictable occasions we both experience a odd graphic corruption on windows 2D application, I say 2D as the only time this problem occurs is when we view pictures with windows picture and fax viewer, also we get this same corruption when watching both streaming and downloaded video's.

Our systems play games like Fallout 3, Crysis, Borderlands flawlessly and we have no issues at all no matter how long we play, however when we do things as simple as view pictures, rename files or watch movies on unpredictable occasions we get odd lines that appear on the desktop application, and any band boxes we make on the desktop get even more corrupted.

The following is our system statistics, and below that is a link to the MSI forums to which I have tried to find a solution to this problem with no luck. I really would like some basic opinions as to what else I could try or if I should just give up and attempt one last final repair the the motherboard with a rather large hammer...

CPU brand, model and speed
Intel, Q6600, 2.4 Ghz
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Motherboard model
P7n Diamond, MS 7510, ver 1.0, (I could not find a ERP number, I went to the posting guide and the link how to identify your MB, but there was... Read more

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

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

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

Many thanks!

A:file corruption?

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

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i seem to have this really disturbing problem with certain files and folders. When i have collection of stuff grouped together, with multiple levels of folders, all of a sudden, when i come back after a few weeks or so to view the content, whole folders appear corrupted. and from what i have seen, this problem spreads and corrupts other folders as well.

What happens is :
1. the folder containing the documents -the tooltip says its empty, but when you go in, there is a file and the file size is listed beneath it

2. the files cannot be opened, especially a problem with pdfs

3. when you right click on the files, all the normal options do not appear, but a shortened version with much fewer options (none of which work ) appear.

4. those folders cannot be manipulated - cannot be moved, cut, copied, deleted nothing - not even with Unlocker.

Please help me to find out what hte problem is - because i have already lost quite alot of valuable content because of this
 

A:PDF corruption problem!!

Sounds like a possible Malware infection

Go to this board, read the first "Sticky" at the top very carefully, then post your log on the Hijack board for expert help.

http://forums.techguy.org/54-malware...jackthis-logs/
 

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Recently after a power outage, I noticed that my Quick Launch bar was missing. After restoring it, every item was out of order.

I was trying to figure out why that was, and one possibility jumped out at me, registry error.

I could be wrong, but I'd like to fix my registry now, before the heavy computing season starts (school)..

I've spent the last 2 hours looking up how to fix the registry in Windows XP pro. I searched through google and microsoft's support site, but the only instruction I've found was (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545), and I'm not sure that applies to my case. There were tons of ads on using registry fixers, cleaners, etc..

I've searched these forums extensively and I don't plan to use a registry cleaner/fixer program (since those do more bad than good in the long run?), but is there a way to rebuild the entire registry so as to fix any corruption that may be latent?

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP 3 and I can burn a slipstream install cd w/ SP3, but was hoping to not have to reinstall all my games (their patches included).
 

A:Registry Corruption and Fix

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HiI've been having a recurring problem with an HP Probook 450 G2 (Windows 10) I recently bought. Several times now, I've had to completely re-install Windows using the in-built repair function (deleting all files and programs at the same time) as the startup seems to have corrupted. What happens is I turn the laptop on and rather than starting up normally, the laptop self-diagnoses a fault of some sort, tries to diagnose the repair but then can't fix it. It then informs me there's a problem, the computer can't startup and can't fix the problem, and gives me a list of options. It's not clear what's causing the problem - it doesn't appear to be any one program I'm installing causing the issue (previously I thought it might be Daemon Tools Lite or Office 2010 causing the issue, but the most recent corruption seems to have occurred from either the Mozilla Thunderbird desktop mail client, or more likely upgrading Avast Antivirus from the free to the paid version). Either way I'm getting extremely frustrated with having to completely re-install Windows and all the programs etc when this happens (it has done it 3 or 4 times now).  I was wondering if you might be able to advise what I should do - aside from doing another another full re-install, which I am loathe to do as it seems that the problem will probably happen again in the future. Thanks in advance for your help.David 

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

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

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

Many thanks!

A:File corruption?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HydroHoney


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

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

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

Many thanks!


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

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Hi, thanks for opening my post!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Best System32 Corruption Fix?

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When I try to install pc games (SimCity Societies, Painkiller), they try to install DirectX9 and at that point it either crashes the program or just hangs there trying to copy files forever until I cancel the installation.

I have DirectX 10 and Dxdiag shows everything to be normal and working properly.

So I tried re-installing DirectX and it failed to install, and the DXError log showed a lot of entries like this:

[01/02/08 18:01:32] module: dxupdate(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 6591, function: CMDXInstall::Install

Failed API: InstallAssembly()
Error: (0x80070020) - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.



Unable to install Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3DX.dll.

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[01/02/08 18:01:32] module: dxupdate(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 2154, function: ExecuteCab

MDXInstall::Install() failed.

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[01/02/08 18:01:32] module: dxupdate(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 5730, function: DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn

ExecuteCab() failed.

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[01/02/08 18:01:36] module: dxupdate(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 6591, function: CMDXInstall::Install

Failed API: InstallAssembly()
Error: (0x80070020) - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.



Unable to install Microsoft.DirectX.Direct3DX.dll.

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I have had some probs with my PC, with some malware.

Whilst it seems as if I have all the files on one hard disk intact, they appear not to be usable.

The text below shows the content of a text file titled

"We have now handled your order - Upgrade to 08.txt"
The file name appears perfectly in Explorer, but when I open the text file in Notepad, this is what I see.






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A:File corruption

Hello Colin and welcome to the forums

First of all we need to make sure that there is no malware left on your system:

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run a full scan:

Download MalwareBytes'

Attach the log with your next post
2. Download and run DDS:

Download DDS

This will then open two text files (dds.txt and attach.txt) which you will need to upload with your next post.


Let me know how this goes, and upload all 3 text files with your next post please

Tom

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OK, here is the system info and the 2 FRST results for the PC:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465325 MB, Free - 295826 MB; D: Total - 11511 MB, Free - 11076 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A8C
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 20-06-2016 01
Ran by HOME (administrator) on HOME-HP (24-06-2016 17:13:52)
Running from C:\Users\HOME\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: HOME (Available Profiles: HOME & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
(Microsoft Corp.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microso... Read more

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My windows vista home edition doesn't boot.
Instead a startup recovery console start to check and repair but don't success on that even trying to restore a previous copy of the working OS.
That recovery generated a log whick indicates:
- The cummulative number of attemps to recovery
- Number of root causes = 1
- a set of test made all of them ending in a Zero reference (0 errors)
and the final message that:
- Root cause found:Startup repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem.

Through that console I was able to read the CMD console and from there
I saved at least particion Data (D):

Also I see what could be the cause of the error. The directory tree c:\user\USERNAME\appdata\Local is corrupted.
somethow the entry
c:\user\USERNAME\appdata\Local\program data is duplicating itseft and all the other subdirectores of its same level, in the following way
c:\user\USERNAME\appdata\Local\program1
\program2
\program3\
.........
\program dataprogram1\program2\program3 [/INDENT]\.......[/INDENT]\program data \program1[/INDENT] \program2[/INDENT] ... Read more

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