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help with win 7 corruption / win 10

Q: help with win 7 corruption / win 10

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

Preferred Solution: help with win 7 corruption / win 10

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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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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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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Working on:
Dell B110
DE051 Celeron D
Almost 800MB Ram
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

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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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


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

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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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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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.


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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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.


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

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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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.

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.

I have Windows Ho... Read more

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


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

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

A:IE corruption what to do- wxp pro

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

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I 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


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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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?

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

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 by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 4 datablocks.
Finish time: 2014-08-16 16:01:09.515
Script hash:

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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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.


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

A:O/S corruption

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

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


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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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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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:

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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!



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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For several months I've been getting sporadic corruption of my taskbar as shown in the attachment. When this happens I have to reboot since the Windows GUI becomes unusable. Has anyone else experienced this?

A:Taskbar corruption

never seen anything like this before, try a system restore.

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My Dad's computer has been acting funny lately. First thing is, the scanner is not working and an error message keeps showing up that the usb ports are not turned on. They are enabled in the bios with no previous problems. Connections are secure, no cracks in the cable, and the bios still says usb is enabled. Second, the power went out twice on the computer during some lightning strikes without adequate surge protection. The inside of the computer seems to be fine, but ther seems to be alot of sudden file corruption. Will wiping the hard drive clean, and reinstalling help this? Or perhaps the scanner or the usb cable can be looked at? Please help....

A:usb and file corruption

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Hey guys,

I'm at my grandma's for christmas break and she's having troubles with her computer. I'm out of my league here so hopefully you guys can help me.

A couple of days ago an error would appear at start up stating that the Paging File Size was not turned on or was set too low. I looked on Microsoft's website and followed the steps on how to fix it, but it did not work. Now it keeps giving errors that certain windows temp files are corrupt. The corruption in MCE001f5 is preventing chkdsk from fixing the errors as it usually does when there's a file corruption. When the computer starts up, chkdsk is automatically canceled before it can start. Now to start the computer, you have to hit ctrl+alt+del whenever windows is trying to load, otherwise it just stays still and doesn't load. Also, this morning many files were missing and the wallpaper was changed.

Does anybody have any advice for me? I'm sure you will probably require further information from me as my description is pretty vague, but I'm not sure what all you need to know since I'm not very technologically gifted.

Thank you.

A:File Corruption

It sounds like she could have a fairly nasty infection. Which operating system is she using, and has she been downloading windows updates regularly?

I would advise you to follow our First Steps at Removing Malware . This process can get pretty in depth, especially depending on how bad the infection is. If they determine that you have a very bad infection, it may be quicker to just format the HD and restart fresh.

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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.

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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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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.


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Hey everyone, I've got an issue with an old school laptop running XP Pro x86 SP3. It's a Dell (I know...) Latitude E5400.

It used to run perfectly fine, but one day I was removing some of the useless outdated programs my school had installed on it, and everything went FUBAR.

Booting the laptop doesn't take much time, but after clicking on my username, and getting my desktop wallpaper shown, things stop loading. I see my wallpaper, but icons don't load up until about five minutes later, with the taskbar. The icons don't have graphics either, until much later.

When everything finally loads, I can't do a single task without it freezing for another five minutes. Clicking on the start button, everything freezes. Right clicking on anything, it freezes. I'm able to navigate around for about 20 seconds smoothly, and then it becomes frozen. Even the clock stops at the minute it freezes.

I've got no startup items, I've only got 28 processes running after boot, I've ran a diskcheck, Microsoft installer cleanup utility, Advanced System Care Pro, CCleaner, Registry Mechanic, Malwarebytes scan, defrag , and disabled all visual themes. I also have over half of my harddrive space free, and I've tried deleting and creating a new user account.

Booting into safe mode is a temporary fix.

So can you guys help me out?

A:E5400 - Possible OS Corruption?

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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
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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Hi. I use a s/w firewall called LooknStop and when I import an enhanced rule set for it the web browser is blocked.

The software tech has concluded there is a registry corruption causing the glitch. And nothing to do with the firewall & ruleset itself.

I think he's right as I tested a lot of AVs & Security Suites and Hips not long ago so something could very well be corrupt in there from lots of uninstalls.

I dont want to wipe my Cdrive & re-install XP plus lots of programs again. What can i do here to repair the registry?

A:Registry corruption - how to fix?

System restore

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Hello, I've got a Dell Dimesion 8400 running Windows XP (32) and recently had a virus issue. I took it to a computer guy who got rid of the virus, however now whenever I insert cd's or dvd's and click on the drive, i get the same error of "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." Well if I explore the cd or dvd itself, each of the files on the disc have associations with them, so I am confused, and unsure how to solve. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

A:Registry corruption, not sure how to fix... please help.

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

A:Possible disc corruption.


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

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


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

A:Very odd corruption problem

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

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

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

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

Display Devices
Card name: ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES
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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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Recently purchased a new computer, conroe 945g chipset worked ok for a week and then i downloaded a pdf from dvla site and now I keep getting a blue screen with "begin physical dump" written at the bottom, I ran recovery system and did what it calls scndsk and it said "this volume has one or more corrupted files", now it is coming up with a black screen saying " reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media" and I think I have tried these and nothing seems to work.
Can anyone help
Many thanks

A:file corruption

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

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

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

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

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

Any direction or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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

A:Windows XP Corruption

and welcome to the Forum

I would start with running diagnostics on the hard drive


See this for how to make a bootable cd

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I've posted this question on other forums and so far, no one has been able to help. I have an XP SP3 desktop, Time Warner cable modem, LinkSys WRT310N V2 router. I also have a Win7 laptop connected to the router.

From time to time, usually once a day, but sometimes, more often, and ONLY on the XP computer, I lose all network connectivity. This includes the net and local mappings. When it occurs, I cannot raise the router (or anything) via HTTP, even using IP addresses. I can, however, ping ip addresses. I've tried recycling the router, but nothing except rebooting the computer helps.

When it occurs, the Win7 laptop is OK. HOWEVER, I did find that when my cell phone uses my wireless router instead of the cell tower, it has the same problems.

WHEN the WIN7 laptop connects via wireless, it has no problems.

Other problems also occur: For instance, on this site, I get "invalid URL" messages. And just a few minutes ago, when I tried to view my blog, I got invalid URL "/..." but now I don't.

I've run various anti-virus apps; nothing is amiss.

This is my second router.


A:XP Network Corruption

There's is probably nothing wrong with your computer. If you can't access the Router setup even after recycling the power, with all computers, then there is a problem with the Router or Modem. The computers that are wired, try replacing the cable. If it persists, eliminate the router for a test. If a direct connection to the modem test good all the time, then it is the cable to the router, or the router itself. Try updating the Firmware for the router. Or go to the live support chat for Linksys.

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So this has been going on for a while.

When I download an ISO file, the type that's compressed into a list of different RAR files of same name, I first need to extract them by extracting one of them, and then automatically the others get extracted.

Thing is, I always get a message that this and that files are corrupted.

I would also like to note:

1) If I give it a try once, I get a message that, for example, archive r.09 is corrupt. Then I cancel the entire operation, and get a message that r.31 is corrupt, while 09 is extracted normally. And so on and so forth! Which I find weird, as it mean that none of those single archives are really corrupt!

2) Also, I get this message on the archives with which I had no problems say, a year ago. I though they got corrupted because of standing on my HDD for too long, so I redownload them with same effects!

Any diagnosis guys? Using Win XP.

A:Win RAR volume corruption

Try 7Zip or Magic Disc to extract the ISO.

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

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

A:System Corruption

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

A:windows corruption

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I did an update for BIOS for my HP ENVY 15-j049TX from HP's website itself. The installation somehow was not a success. While installation, the computer shut down (or restarted) and now it won't boot up. All I see is a black screen. I had to remove the battery. When I turn on with Start+B pressed, the caps lock LED blinks 2 times every second(indicating the BIOS error). So I did my search on the internet and I downloaded HP UEFI Support Environment and installed it into a USB stick with my desktop pc. This formatted the USB drive and turned it into HP_Tools. It formed a folder Hewlett-Packard with 3 folders, one of them is BIOS with subfolders New, Current and Previous. I download the latest version of BIOS for my laptop from HP's website and I extracted the .exe file using 7-zip and several files were extracted. This includes  InsydeFlash.exe, some DLLs and two files : 01961.fd and 01966.fd.I copied the .fd files into the folder 'Current' and tried BIOS recovery - not working. I changed the extension to .bin. No effect. I tried all possible combinations like .hw, hw.bin, .ROM.. etc but nothing.Insyde.exe is not launching properly. I was wondering if there's a way to convert the .fd files to .bin and .sig files. (or is it necessary? won't .fd files work?)I am trying the recovery by removing the battery, then connecting USB. Pressing Start+B, then AC cord and power button. At first, I think it searches for the files on USB. At that 5 seconds, the Caps Lock LED's not blink... Read more

A:Bios Corruption

I updated my HP envy to f35 aswell. I lost WiFi after the update. After doing recovery partition with HP recovery tools my Windows 8 OEM wasnt activated anymore. With that crapish BIOS update i lost Windows 8 so i had to buy a new Retail Windows for 200$..... After that i said to myself ill never update BIOS again.... I know i didnt post anything usefull for you m8 but i just wanted for you to know that you are not the only one with this problem....P.S i did Start+B but nothing happened... BIOS didnt restart.

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

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

A:Possible Registry Corruption

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

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

A:corruption remains

Maybe microsoft can help:


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