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[SOLVED] Windows ME corrupted files, etc.

Q: [SOLVED] Windows ME corrupted files, etc.

i have windows ME on my computer, and lately it has been doing very strange things, even more than usual. for one, when i try to open documents, whether they're video files, images, or text, it converts it to a 40.5k .exe file that won't open. i can't figure out how to change it back. i've lost 2 full movies this way, several images, and one text document. also, many of my files (.html, .mp3, .jpg) no longer open in their default programs. they just sit there. i looked at the properties and they all say open with some program called "sysrnj." i changed them to the defaults, tried again, and they still don't open by double-clicking, i have to open the program and open them from there. thirdly, the icons for everything seem to change randomly. all my .jpg's appear with winamp logos, my shortcuts are notepad files, and my text files are photoshop projects, among others. these are only a couple of the problems i've been having. if anybody has any suggestions or knows where i can find updates that fix any or all of these problems, PLEASE let me know. i'm afraid i'm going to lose important information, and it's such a pain to back up a 20-gig hard drive. thanks

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Windows ME corrupted files, etc.

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

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: [SOLVED] Windows ME corrupted files, etc.

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Some of my C:\Windows\Media files appear to have been corrupted. When I try to preview sounds, some of them play and some don't. My Windows Startup sounds distorted. (I am running Windows XP Home). Can I restore them from my installation disk? What is the safest way to do this? I would appreciate any input.

A:(Solved) C:\Windows\Media files corrupted

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today I am posting in the Eight Forums to ask about how to fix a corrupted looking Windows 8 start menu with no corrupted files found. I know that's a really bad way to explain the situation. I have uploaded a screenshot which I hope explains the issues. I wanted to add the blank squares do not work and also the Maps button.

A:Windows 8 Start Menu Looking Corrupted; No corrupted files

Repair the start screen, see here:

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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I'll pass this fix along for others who may have run into the same problem I did with PPT 2003 (on WinXP for me) after installing last Tuesday's Windows Updates. This error sometimes results when trying to open PPT files that opened OK before the update:

"PowerPoint was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects as slides in the file (name) because they have become corrupt. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover lost information."

The fix is to remove one of the updates. Directions here:


Worked for me.

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I have an old compuyer running Windows XP.
If I replaced the Hard Drive....would that fix the corrupted files problem?
I have attached image of system info....what do I have to buy for a hard drive replacement?

A:Solved: Corrupted files

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// Required //
+ Windows XP operating system
+ Windows XP cd

// Right to the tutorial //
+ Place the xp cd in your cd/dvd drive
+ Go to start
+ run
+ type in 'sfc /scannow' (without the ')

A:[SOLVED] How to fix corrupted files in XP

Really? I will have to check this out. Must be something new??

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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I'm a computer novice, but a problem (hopefully only one) has occurred where I'm at a loss. After an inproper shutdown, ScanDisk runs next time I start the computer. But the blue completion bar at bottom of the page moves very slowly in the range from 15% to 75% completion.

Someone suggested that this is the area of text files and one or more are corrupted. What I'm wondering is there a way of finding out the name(s) of these corrupted files so that they can be deleted?

I know that the most drastic solution(?) would be to re-format the hard drive. But I'd like to avoid this; too much work saving files, etc. Also no guarantee that it'll work.

I have Win98SE with 128 ram. Have already removed temp init files, any spyware, and reduced my startup programs. But there must be a program(s) running in the background that sometimes has a RAM-hungary appetite; sometimes get invalid page fault messages from IExplorer where the three finger salute (ctrl-alt-del) does not work. Those are the times that my desktop runs(?) slow as molasses on a cold winter morning.

Any suggestions would be appreciated? Just please keep them simple.

Thanks in advance

A:(Solved) ScanDisk & corrupted files

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 281129 MB, Free - 238054 MB; D: Total - 19850 MB, Free - 2098 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 935 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I went to the website support.microsoft.com/kb/929833 and I used the system file checker. At the conclusion of the run, the reply was :
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios.
So from here I went down the website page to how to view details of the System File Checker process. These two items could not be repaired:
2014-02-19 04:33:41, Info CSI 00000823 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.16384, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-02-19 04:33:43, Info CSI 00000825 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\C... Read more

A:Solved: Corrupted System Files

1. press the windows key + x
select cmd prompt Admin
or open a cmd prompt with admin rights however you normally do there are many ways
When you have the cmd prompt window open and it must be one that has the heading bar - administrator command prompt

copy and paste this into the window

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

and press enter
you should receive the response
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool etc and a flashing cursor
wait for that to complete
approx. 15 minutes

you should hopefully then receive the restore operation completed successfully and all being well - the corruption was repaired

type exit press enter and reboot

2. Open the admin prompt again and run the sfc /scannow again
what is the result please

3. You did not by the way issue the correct cmd
takeown /f Path_And_File_Name
Click to expand...

that means the file indicated in the log that cannot be repaired
NOT the LOG itself

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I have many PPT files stored on my dropbox and these things happen randomly to a couple of my PPT files :
They occasionally get corrupted and can't be opened at all.
Some of the images in the PPT file are swopped from one file to another.
Doesn't seem to be a virus too - i did a complete scan and didn't find anything at all.
what should i do?

A:Solved: ppt files occasionally get corrupted

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Definately not my week. Lot's of problems, but let's deal with computer prob. Not sure if this is right board, if not please feel free to move this or tell me where to post. I consider myself beginner/intermediate with computers. So here goes:

Got a Dell Dimension 3000 that came with PSP8 pre-installed. I just got PSP9, so I go to control panel and uninstall PSP8 and Photo Album and install PSP9.

I figure I need to De-Frag so I try to. Says I only have 1% on hard drive.

Go back to add/uninstall and PSP8 is still there AND it says that PSP8 and PSP photo album are each 4,095 mb. Try to uninstall and get a pop-up that it can't find PSP8.msi

Call Dell. Have Service contract. Not covered. They want me to give them $100. to fix corrupted files.

Anyone have an idea on how to fix this or tell me where I can find the info. Any help would be appreciated.


Working on windows xp. I deleted PSP9 thinking that was the problem, so no PSP9 isn't on system. I did a restore from the beginning of the month, no help.

On defrag it says: Capacity 70.64gb Free space 2.79gb percent free space 3%.

I am figuring that because PSP8 is taking over 8,000mb's I have no space left on the system.

A:Solved: Photoshop And Corrupted files

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I have been trying to download an updated version of my download manager leechget...I have tried from 4 different sites and each time I get the same message ie set up files are corrupted,please obtain a new program does anyone know why I am getting this ?...

A:Solved: leechget set up files corrupted

I'm using the latest version, 2006 Premium, have you tried using Leechget Evolution in the start menu folder?

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Ive just tried to download everest (impressive package) but got a popup saying 'the setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program.' What program do I need and where can I get it? Im guessing this is just one tiny step towards solving the problem, lol but I feel Im heading in the right direction!

Thanks in advance

Where would we be without this site, how to solve probs>>>marry the TechGuy

A:Solved: SOS: setup files are corrupted

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Hello all,

My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop has been having some strange issues lately. I cannot run .msi files, and device manager never populates a full list. Sometimes (rarely, but it does repeat) Windows Explorer will freeze, and if I attempt to close it and reopen it using task manager, the UI reloads, but whenever I click on a folder it claims Windows cannot load explorer. Restarting fixes that. I scheduled and ran CHKDSK, and it repaired a few bad sectors, but it didn't fix any of these problems. I have run CCleaner (both the regular cleaner and registry fixer) and defragmented my hard drive until it's only 1% fragmented. I then tried sfc /scannow, and it read a bunch of corrupted files but could not repair them. I read that to fix sfc, you must download and run Windows System Update Readiness Tool. It has been running and "Searching for Updates on this Computer" for about an hour now, and I'm getting concerned that it's just not doing anything. It's not frozen, the bar keeps moving from left to right and I can click on and off of it. I also have the logs from sfc if anyone wants to take a look at them, they'll be attached. The computer isn't very old, and has an intel i3 and 4gb of ram. If you would like any extra information to help, please reply and I'll get back to you as fast as I can Any recommendations on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

A:Many corrupted Windows7 files, SFC reads corrupted data but doesnt fix

Hi Qujibo,
First comment you said ran ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, this is not advised, unless you know what your doing

If there is an UNDO backup from that utility RUN it.

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run


run the MXdiag report from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Was this OS only installed via sysprep a couple of days ago??


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I have a folder on my desktop which seems to be corrupted (can't open, rename or delete it). The connection was broken between my camera and computer while downloading photos, and now XP claims the folder is in use, even right after restarting. This wouldn't be a problem except that it contains several hundred photos I really don't want to lose; I can find plenty of information on deleting corrupted folders, and retrieving files from corrupted drives, but not corrupted folders. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: Retrieving files from corrupted folder

Problem solved, never mind!

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Hello everyone,

I have the weirdest problem and no matter what I do, it doesn't go away!
Whenever I copy some files over USB (from USB or SATA to USB), some of them are copied corrupted...
I have changed my main-board (both Asus P5W DH Deluxe), used different USB hosts from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 & on-board to Express Card.
Installed a hotfix from Microsoft for NVidia main boards (which attempts to solve USB HDD problems).
Re-installed Windows but still no luck! My files get corrupted during transfer.
Even disabled my Antivirus but still the problem exists...

My specs:
Asus P5W DH Deluxe MB
Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600
Asus Geforce 8800 GTS
Windows 7 - x64 SP1

Please tell me any solutions you might have, this problem is killing me and I don't know how to solve it.

Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] [URGENT] Files getting corrupted while copying over USB...

When installing drivers have you installed the chipset drivers? And did you install the chipset drivers first before any other drivers?
Go to Asus to find the right chipset drivers and all other drivers
Graphics, and audio.

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this as it may be a hardware issue but as XP is the OS I thought it would be a good place to start.

I have an XP SP3 machine that was not booting correctly. At power on I would get a message saying "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt..." The file name would quite often be different.

I used the recovery option from the CDs supplied with the machine and this appeared to work for a while but then the problem resurfaced.
I tried a fresh install of XP SP3 from the OEM OS disc with the same results.
We then purchased a new hard drive and installed the OS with the same results.

It's quite an old machine so I'm wondering if there may be some other hardware-related issue that I'm not picking up on.

Any help appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] XP boot issue - Corrupted files.

Hi try testing the ram with memtest 86+ download the iso zip here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and burn to a disc use img burn to do it The Official ImgBurn Website then enter the bios of your machine and set the cd\dvd drive as first boot device and boot from the disc and run the test one stick at a time swap them to the other slot and rerun the test for at least 7 passes each time

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I formated my computer, and when it booted up it ran chkdsk (before it booted to desktop)

It fixed a lot of index errors, and now a lot of my files are corrupted, a lot of mp3s consist of music from different songs. Is there anything to do ?

A:Solved: Files are corrupted after Format+chkdsk

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Hello, I've had my new laptop for just a week preloaded with Vista and it's already suffered some serious trauma. Earlier today there was a system notification alerting me that my Common Files folder was corrupted. I restarted the computer only to find the entire Program Files (x86) folder to be corrupted and unaccessible. Only this folder though, as the normal Program Files folder, My Docs, and the Windows folder all run fine.

Currently no programs load because the folder is corrupted, and it's impossible to run CheckDisk or System Restore. I have no idea what to do here, aside from reformatting the entire drive. I haven't downloaded any strange files or anything either, and Windows Defender found no errors or malware. This is really frustrating and I'd appreciate any insight on the matter.

A:Solved: Program Files (x86) completely corrupted?

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I have Adobe Reader 7.0 installed on an XP SP2 system. For some reason, the program must have a/some corrupted files. I tried to uninstall it, but with no success. I went to the help file to try to get an update, or reinstall it, with no success. When I try to go to Adobe's web site, my IE 6.0 browser locks up. While trying to reinstall, I got this message re: a missing file:

Program Files\Adobe|Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\ENU\Data1.cab

I'm also getting a 1316.A error message.

Can anyone suggest a solution for me?

Would appreciate your help.


A:Solved: Adobe Reader Corrupted files?

Hiya and welcome

When you get the 1316 error, can you post any information that it comes up with? Have you tried disabling your antivirus software before installing Adobe?



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I have searched around a bit and discovered other people are having this problem, but I cannot seem to fix it.

It started when I realized that my Windows Aero theme would not load. I very much like being able to pick my color theme, so after trying a few times to load it and failing I decided to install some Windows updates and restart my computer.

When I restarted, the Program Files x86 folder was corrupted and told me to perform a ChkDsk. I went through the steps and told my system to complete a ChkDsk upon a restart of the computer. I restarted my computer.. and nothing happened. ChkDsk refuses to run. I tried to boot my computer from elsewhere so that my harddrive would not be in use and then I could perform the ChkDsk on it, but I have not been able to really figure it out.

I also tried running the Windows Diagnostics Tool, but it did not do anything after it scanned and restarted. I then followed some instructions on the Vista site for ChkDsk not working and it told me to run "sfc /scannow" when running the Command Center as an Administrator. It was scanning along fine until it got to about 64%; it stopped with an error. I tried running it in Safe Mode and the same thing occurred. I am now at a loss for what to do.

My computer is still fairly new and I have a warranty, but I would really rather fix this problem than return it. Other people have apparently been able to fix it, so any help would be appreciated. Since my laptop came installed with Vista, I do... Read more

A:Solved: Program Files x86 Folder Corrupted

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I am running Word 2000 on Windows ME, and my Word files have turned into a nightmare, for no reason that I can determine.
An example of one of my Word files appears here. Other files are not as bad as this, but they end with a page or so of what appears to be formatting instructions. I have run a full system virus scan, deleted normal.dot, reinstalled Microsoft Word (using the 2000 SR1 disc) and run Select and Repair. None of these have had any effect.
I finally found that changing the file name extensions to .rtf eliminates the garbage, but you can only open a document once as an .rtf, then it reverts to .doc, and the garbage reappears.
I have work to do, and I am at my wit's end.
Can someone help me?

{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl1440\margr5876\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn1440\margrsxn5876\margtsx... Read more

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Hi everyone! First, here are my laptop and system specs: OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 Processor Count: 4 RAM: 4039 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1795 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 431937 MB, Free - 358762 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 26465 MB; Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

So after my (now uninstalled and expired McAfee) antivirus program detected some threats, I deleted them but got worried about my laptop being infected. After doing some research, I ran SFC, which showed I had some corrupt files that couldnt be repaired (attached if it will help!)

I didn't know what to do with them, so I backed up my files to an external hard drive, uninstalled McAfee and installed Microsoft Security Essentials (ran it on Full Scan, too), ran both CCleaner and MalwareBytes, and finally, ran CHKDSK in Safe Mode for both the C: drive and the D: drive, hoping these might repair the problems. Now, all this went just fine, reporting no threats, etc., but when I ran SFC again it still shows the same corrupt files, and now I don't know what to do to protect my computer and resume using it more normally

I read that you can fix these corrupted files with a repair installation/inplace upgrade (running setup.exe from the Windows 7 DVD and selecting upgrade) or run... Read more

A:Solved: Unsure how to proceed with SFC's corrupted files

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I try to sync my thumb drive in Sync-Toy. There is an error in J:\Guitar Music\Tracks\Geoff Achison\Gettin evil.
I begin to investigate

I am in- J:\Guitar Music\Tracks\Geoff Achison
I can see these folders
Chasing my tail
Getti'n Evil
Live at St Andrews
Mystery train
I then go to-J:\Guitar Music\Tracks\Geoff Achison\Gettin' Evil And all the files in there have names like...
They used to be MP3s, and they weren't like this when my guitar teacher gave them to me. When I try to delete them I get - "Could not Delete file. Cannot read from source file or disk"
Luckily, this... this... THING didn't copy across to the copy on my hard drive (C:\Guitar Music\Tracks\Geoff Achison\Gettin' Evil)

I'm about to try formatting the thumb drive. Thank god for backups!

A:Solved: Weired, possibly corrupted files

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So, I reformatted my computer again. Did some SFC scans before I installed any Microsoft updates and all scans were clean. Did all the updates, drivers, program installations. Couple days later I decide to check with SFC and found some errors. There's also errors at the source, meaning I can't replace them correct? This seems kind of stupid. Always having corrupted files no matter how many times I reformat.

A:Corrupted Files + Unable to Repair + Corrupted Source

Hello ecko69x

From the last entry in your report below, it looks like they have been repaired, and you are good to go.

"Verify and Repair Transaction completed. All files and registry keys listed in this transaction have been successfully repaired"

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Over the past few weeks, my Windows files have always been getting corrupted. The hard thing is that it is an error every different time saying that some file is missing. For example, today, I did a system restore. I have done this many times and before I got to the setup screen for windows, I got a blue screen that prompted me to restart my PC and it gave me the same error after I restarted. By the way, I have Windows 8.1. Files also get corrupted on Windows 10 for me. I can't find out what the error is but I suspect it is my SSD because files get corrupted before I even install anything. One example of an error was a memory read error. The weird thing is that I had my old SSD replaced by a warranty 2 months ago and 2 weeks after I received the new one and started it, everything started to get corrupted. I have probably restored my PC 30 times this week...

PC Specs:

A:Windows Files are always getting corrupted.

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This is my antivirus report

05/05/2012 13:21
Scan of all local drives

File C:\Users\Ace Pieda\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tfsknu0g.default\CT2786678\Dialogs.zip|>Dialogs\Defua ltImages\icon.png Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>PCW_CAB_Silver|>systemxmlDLL Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01_StringPool Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01_StringData Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01MsiAssemblyName Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01CustomAction Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01MsiAssembly Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
Number of searched folders: 26201
Number of tested files: 569489
Number of infected files: 0
Pls. help my computer is very lag

A:HELP windows 7 files corrupted how to fix

Hello Crimson, and welcome to Sevenforums!

First, what antivirus are you using?

Second, let this scanner run on your computer to search for infected files: Microsoft Safety Scanner - Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free

See if this helps you with any firefox errors: How to Fix Mozilla Firefox | eHow.com

You are never supposed to run 2 or more antiviruses together on a single computer. Also, to remove any antivirus, you may need a special removal tool to make sure you get all the pieces. In addition to your antivirus, consider installing/updating/running (full scan) the free Malwarebytes software. Good thing to have and highly recommended by most people: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...=dl&tag=button

Finally, run this tool to fix system errors: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - created by Brink

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hey there

i just recently installed the trial version of BitDefender Anti-Virus Plus v10, and now i have a big problem. when i try to log into windows normally, one of two things happens. a.) i get nothing but my background, and error messages relating to userinit.exe and dwwin.exe. b.) i get my icons and explorer comes up, but nothing will work and windows is completly useless, along with the above mentioned error messages. everything in windows works in safe mode however, so i think it has something to do with a startup program malfunctioning. please help me.

A:Windows Xp Corrupted Files

Try disabling your startup items while in Safe Mode. A good, free, easy to use program for this is StartupCPL by Mike Lin. Download the Standalone .EXE version ( http://www.mlin.net/files/StartupCPL_EXE.zip ) Extract it, then double click on it to run it. Don't just uncheck everything using it - try a couple at a time so that you can remember what you did in case you stop something essential. In the event that you do, then just open up StartupCPL and recheck the boxes that you'd unchecked.

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error ox80070570: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

This error comes up when I try to rename my AVI files.

I cannot move them from folder to folder.

I cannot delete them.

But I can play them in VLC no prob.

Anyone know a solution for this?

Thank you an advance.

A:[SOLVED] AVI files are corrupted!! [moved from Design forum]

Hi, welcome to TSF

Error Message: The File or Directory Is Corrupt... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646


This behavior can occur if the file, folder or file system index (Master File Table [MFT] or File Allocation Table [FAT]) is damaged.

WARNING: When Chkdsk detects problems with the file system and attempts to repair the damage, data loss can occur. Microsoft does not recommend running Chkdsk with the /f command-line switch unless you have a full backup of your hard disk.

Attempt to repair the damaged file, folder or file system index using Chkdsk. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type chkdsk /f <drive>:, where <drive> is the letter of the drive on which the damaged file, folder or file system index exists.
3. Click OK.

NOTE: If the hard disk is large, Chkdsk may take several minutes to several hours to complete.

Your problem does not appear to be related to videos or codecs, so I'll move it over to the Windows 7 forum. You might want to wait until one of the Microsoft team has replied before attempting the advice above.

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Hello, my wife asked me to uninstall a game on her laptop (Vista) that didn't work anymore. I went to the add/remove and tried deleting it. No uninstall file found, so I went to load the game and the game files are corrupt. How can I uninstall this game. I don't know a lot about Vista, if it was XP I would be allright. Will Revo uninstaller work? even though the uninstall file is missing. If it won't is there someone who can give me step by step instructions on how to uninstall this. Unfortunatly I do not have the disk anymore for this game. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Solved: Game files corrupted, no uninstall file

Sorry guys I actually found the game on the internet as a download, so I reinstalled it and then removed through the add/remove program. Thanks!!!

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My computer used to run fine, but today it started to randomly reboot at random. When it boots up after rebooting, there's an error message that says "the system has recovered from a serious error" There was also a bubble coming from the system tray with a title of something like "CGRAW.EXE" (or something similar, I don't remember the exact spelling) that said a file that was named after a date, I think 7-19-2007.jpg, was corrupt and unreadable. then not long ago when I was booting it back up after another reboot, there was a popup windows window that said another file was corrupted, but I didn't get to write it down or remember it. The thing is, it sounds to me like a virus, so normally I would just scan with updated definitions with both spysweeper and norton antivirus, but I did, and Norton didn't find anything. All Spysweeper found was Nok-Nok, but it said it got rid of that, and it's still doing the same thing. I also used chkdsk and it found a folder that it wanted to convert to a file somewhere, the usual things in the webroot folder that show up, and a few other random things that didn't fix it when it was told to fix them. since norton didn't show anything, though, I have no idea what the problem could be. I know it's not a lack of power, since the computer used to work find up until today. any help is appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Random reboots and corrupted system files

Hi Ozzyfreakdude,

This sounds rather sinister to me so;

I recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Good Luck with it.

Kind Regards,

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OK, my computer runs Chkdsk when it boots up a lot, finds a lot of corrupted files. It truncates them, but it always hangs before finishing. Any help?

A:Solved: Temp and log files corrupted, Chkdsk hangs.

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Hi, I had office 2010, but then tried a trial version of Office 2013, as it was running out I downloaded an old version of Office XP back onto my computer but it has corrupted all my word files so that they are all now wordpad files and will not open in word at all. If I try to open them in word I get the message that it is 'not a valid Win32 app'

I have gone back to the trial office 2013 for now, but the problem remains.

Even if I produce a new word doc, it still saves as a wordpad file and will not open with word.

It also does the same for my Excel files. Powerpoint seems to run ok for some reason.

Agggghhhhh! Help!!


A:Solved: office xp corrupted word files to wordpad

Ahh, system restore.... worked a treat. Thanks anyway

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Hi. My problem is I am running windows 7 on a laptop given to me by a friend. She also gave me a docking station that goes to it. My boyfriend accidently plugged in the laptop with the cord that goes to the docking station, and it was like that for about a week. One day i got a error message, i can't remember exactly what it said, but it did say that some files were corrupted and asked to delete them, i said ok. It ran kind of buggy for about a week, then smoothed out and was running alright. (It also wouldn't run the repair disc i made for it. It booted with it, but wouldn't run the repair program).

Then yesterday i tried to install a driver to connect to my gtc incredible phone by bluetooth. It installed almost all of the bundle except for one file (the first one) called "MSXML 4.0 SP3". I am wondering what i should do, of course i'd like to have the bluetooth working, but more so, i am afraid something is wrong with the computer. Is there anything that could diagnose the errors and fix them? We really can't afford to take it to a repair shop.

Any help you could give us will be much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9600 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3992 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1772 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 2267... Read more

A:Solved: wrong power plug corrupted files

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Even though I am new to MT Bleeping Computer forum, I am sure that this is not the first time my issue has been raised. I have been trying to download recent updates from Java and I keep getting a 1603 Error message. After doing some research, I have determined that I have several Windows system corrupted files; I have determined this by running the sfc scannow tool and the report shows several files that could not be repaired.Now I am stuck because I am not sure how to correctly repair these files.I am running Windows 7, and I am current with all Window updates. I have a Dell computer with a AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core Processor 2.30 GHz, Installed Memory 4.00 GB, and a 64-bit operating system.Do you have any ideas that I can fix these files, I have uploaded the sfc report for your review.Thanks for any given help.Lobo43

A:Windows 7 Corrupted System Files

You might want to have a look at this. It appears a recent Windows Update may be the culprit here, based on the files SFC couldn't repair:
You may want to just uninstall update KB3022345, and try to reinstall it later.
I'm a little more worried by the fact that cmd.exe can't be repaired.
You may have to copy this file from a computer that has the exact same OS version and the exact same hardware architecture.
More on how to do that is here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833#manually%20repair

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I recently installed Windows XP Pro on my cpu and during the installation three files were corrupted. All haveing to do with usb. One was usbintel. I dont remeber the rest. I had to skip the intallations of those files to complete install. XP is working just fine but my usb ports do not work at all. Are there any files I could install to make my usb ports work? It says in hardware profiles that there are no drivers installed for this device. Where can i get those files?

A:USB Files corrupted During Windows Xp Install

Try this site for information on XP USB drivers.

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Hello everyone!sfc can't rapair missing/corrupting files..I had blue screen few days ago, in events log -one critical error from last week , but more same errors from months. (Kernel-Power ID 41 {63})Also there are many smaller errors (Kernel-EventTracing ID 3 / atapi ID 11 / Application Errors / BugChecks etc)Can some1 help? I can upload more logs.Thank's !

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My friend has a virus problem, he has something in the Windows folder, and he can't actually use his explorer, there is a warning window coming up for him i paste what it says:

"Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted.
This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!

Click OK to download the antispyware (Recommended)"

Any help/advice appreciated!

A:Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted...

Do not click OK to download the software!

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you wi... Read more

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This is my first post so be easy on me. I am 72 and have been a computer user since the Atari days. I have used all versions of Windows since then and have managed to resolve most problems. Since Windows 8 and 8.1 I spend almost as much time trying to maintain Windows as I do using the computer. I have several corrupted files and have been unable to repair them. I was going to hold out until Windows 10, hoping that it's installation would resolve all issues, but decided I'd better enter the process with a functional 8.1. The corruptions don't seem to effect my programs except for IE 11, which is such a nightmare that have limited my browsing.
Here are the results of Speccy, SFC and DISM
TIA and I will be patiently waiting with baited breath to be rid of my Windows 8.1 gremlims
Brer Rabbit

A:Windows 8.1 updates and corrupted files

If you want you can uninstall KB3022345 update and again execute   DISM  /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command. Read more about the KB3022345 Windows update from below URL link.
Microsoft confirms patch KB 3022345 breaks SFC /scannow

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I notice that after i run these commands in powershell or cmd: sfc /scannow, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} .

and run sfc /scannow again, I always get this. . It seems like my windows is always corrupted and I think that is causing my to get start menu, search menu, and task bar issues after standying by.

Anybody know what's wrong with my computer?

EDIT: I have to do a clean install apparently, also the Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register ?$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml?} command broke my apps.

A:Windows files always corrupted even after repairs?

Hi, running the Powershell command has not been recommended since build 10586 (November) came out.. it tends to break apps. You then see @ before their names in the start menu.

To fix this, you are recommended to do an in-place upgrade repair install (you can find instructions in the Tutorials section).

This will:
- keep most of your settings
- keep your programs
- turn system restore off
- restore all Windows apps
- take up to 2 hours
- lose all Windows updates since the last major build (10586)
- create Windows.old

You need a Windows installation medium.

Noted you have a Radeon card: problems have been reported with one dll related to Nvidia cards as regards the cbs .log. You would have to inspect your log to determine what it says.. but that's irrelevant if you do the repair install.

Post back if you still have your other problem.

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Hello to all.

Some unexpected problem recently caused my windows installation to get corrupted and now I want to simply reinstall it and start anew with a fresh install. However, some important files were in the directory where windows is installed and now I'm having some difficulty in getting them out. The windows installation directory was in the local disk C: .

The problem is that I can't boot normally and in safe-mode. I tried using my windows boot cd to try and repair windows. The commands chkdsk, bootcfg /rebuild, fixmbr and fixboot all did not work. I also tried installing windows in another completely unused drive, which was D:. However, when I try to do this, it says that it is checking the hard disks and freezes when it is checking C:, after which I am left with no option but to restart.

The files are inside a folder in C: Drive, outside the WINDOWS Folder, so I was hoping if I could somehow uninstall windows only but can't figure out how to do that.

Right now, I just need a way to copy that folder in C Drive, put it in any of the other drives (D, E or F) and then reformat and reinstall. The OS is Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2.

Is there anyway I can get this done?

Thanks for any help.

A:Need to transfer files. Corrupted windows won't allow me to.

Hi Rydium,

Your best shot might be to make a boot CD that has its own OS self contained. Booting to one of those will allow you to copy your files if they are still readable on the drive.

A BartPE CD or a Linux live CD would do that. Google for those and you'll get plenty of instructions.

There are other ways too but they are command line driven and pretty clumsy for most folks.

There is a possibility that your files will not be visible due to media damage, file system corruption, disk errors, or missing system permissions.

You could also slave the drive in another computer and see if the files are readable.

Good luck. Post back if you have questions.

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Hi All

I bought a new windows 7 home basic edition. I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop after formatting the disk. During the 2nd step of installation Install windows ->Expanding windows it says files may be corrupted please ensure all the files exist before installation.

Please help, I have formatted my laptop and in a total mess.


A:Corrupted CD, getting an error as corrupted or missing files

I wiped the CD with a piece of cloth and tried again
it worked.

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Okay, my trouble began on Sunday night, when there was an instance of me having to force reboot the computer. I turned it back on, chkdsk wanted to run and I circumvented it.

So, later on Sunday night or Monday night I keep getting speech balloon warnings telling me things like

"C:\Documents and Settings\(My Name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\Cache\sesn\opr01H30.tmp is corrupted and unreadable. Please run chkdsk"

I've been getting the same warning for other tmp files on the Opera browser sesn folder as well.

Then, on Monday, I started getting error messages telling me that

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EPERSIST.DAT is corrupted and unreadable. Please run chkdsk"

So, first off this morning I ran a scan for viruses. No viruses were found, so I tried running chkdsk. At first it would run in read only mode and told me there were disk errors but wouldn't fix them. I then performed the other chkdsk method by going into My Computer, right clicking the hard drive, selecting Tools and then clicking both options to scan and repair errors.

It then told me it couldn't unless I rebooted the computer, so I did so. Many attempts at reboot it wouldn't run chkdsk and now, upon more recent attempts it does begin to run chkdsk but then it abruptly stops with something saying it cannot open the directory or something like tha... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Corrupted files in Opera and Symantec and Chkdsk won't work, HELP!!!

Comp, click your Start button and type CMD into the Run box. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r and press enter. You'll receive a message asking if you want to start Check Disk when the computer is restarted. Press Y for yes and restart the computer. Check disk should start automatically. Let it run, it may be a slow process.

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Hello, I currently run win 8.1 and my original disc is for win 8.0 as I upgraded via win updates to 8.1. As I was not able to start Win Defender I ran an sfc san from the prompt to see if I had any corrupted sys files. The scan showed I did have corrupt files and that I needed to put my original disc in to fix them. My problem is that my disc is for win 8,0 not 8.1. When I try to use 8,0 I get the error :this disc is not valid".
I know I can create media via windows download center for 8.1 but my download speed is so slow (via cell phone tower) that it never completes. I was just very lucky to get updates for 8.1 via win updates. I live in the Philippines, broadband is just not available here.
I ran the sfc scan and will post the results in an upload. Can you tell from this that my system is ok? If not, how can I repair the bad files without media?
I know defender will not run if another virus program is on the pc. But I uninstalled all other virus programs and it still will not run. I think maybe other virus programs invalidate some sys files when they are installed.
Thanks for any help and advice you can give me.
Dave Leonard
sfc results:
2015-08-29 20:01:30, Info                  CSI    0000000a [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-08-29 20:01:30, Info               &#... Read more

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Hey, I'm using a Windows 8.1 64-bit OS and have been running into a few BSOD problems (notable REFERENCE_TO_POINTER and BAD_HEADER_POOL errors). I've tried testing my memory using memtest86 and checking for viruses to no avail. A recent SFC scan has come up with a few corrupted files but I'm not sure how to fix 'em.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1: How to fix corrupted files found by SFC /SCANNOW?

Hello MrTastix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is a Windows 8.1 issue, I would recommend to post at our sister site www.eightforums.com instead.

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So yeah i have this problem for over month and more now. Everytime i download anything,it's corrupted. If it is mp3,winrar file or anything. I can't even update origin or steam i get the same thing. I changed provider from BT to Virgin and yet i have the same issue. I'm connected through an wifi adapter. Could anyone help me resolve this ? It's so annoying.
+bonus , if i download anything through torrent, it always works.

A:Windows 7 - Every Time I Download Corrupted Files

Ok solved it by myself since this page is great and helpful !

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