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Windows Explorer Corrupted CD-R - How to Recover?

Q: Windows Explorer Corrupted CD-R - How to Recover?

I keep backups of my data on CD-R, by simply copying files or directories to a CD-R.
I needed to go back a couple of years to pull off a backup - so the disc copy was probably created using Windows XP.
Using Windows 7, I stuck in the disc opened the directory in WIndows Explorer, couldn't find the file I was after, so ejected the disk and tried another, then another. There was no problems at this point, the directories
on the CD-R's were perfectly readable.
When I re-inserted a disk to to check again for the file, Roxio fired up asking me if I wanted to burn a file to the disk (a system config file). The whole of the directory structure had gone and Windows would not read it. Same
for all the other disks I'd cycled through.
If I read the disks with ISOBuster, the directory structure and files are still available on the disc's, it's just that Roxio fires up ready to write a file and Windows Explorer can't read the directory structure on the disc. It's
as though the disk is blank.
A) What went wrong?
B) How do I fix it so Windows can read the directories (that are clearly still there!)

I really don't want to have to use ISO buster to recover the files -

TIA
Steve

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Preferred Solution: Windows Explorer Corrupted CD-R - How to Recover?

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I was using a program to change my Windows 8 Orb. I didn't back up my original, and now every time I boot up my computer or try to run "explorer.exe" I get the following message:

This app can't run on your PC

I've tried running sfc /scannow to no avail. Would I be able to download a fresh, clean version of Windows 8.1 Pro's explorer.exe and use it? If so, where could I possibly get one?

A:Windows 8.1 Explorer.exe corrupted

Hi Ananaias And welcome to Eight Forums,
It looks like you have a damaged explorer.exe, if no one will recommend a solution to this i think you should try a refresh, if you dont know how refer to this article: How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help .
Oh, and by the way i don't think an explorer.exe of another version of windows will work for you as you wouldn't even find one.
Hope i helped.

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While saving a microsort word document to memory stick using microsoft works the program started not responding and shutdown. The file i was trying to save it as was not created and the original file i was working on became corrupt and will not open. Would it be better to try and fix my corrupt file or would my I be able to recover the file I was saving too? What would be the best way of doing this?

To fix the corrupt file I have tried using Microsoft Text Recovery and that only returned 4000+ pages of code. The same thing happened while i previewed it in Docrepair. Are there any other ways of finding this file or is it completely lost.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Frank27
 

A:Corrupted Files, Fix or Recover?

the image on the flash drive is totally suspect and the last good doc was the original.

Try to recover it and SAVE AS another name.
 

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Hi Everyone, I have a serious problem, i have donwload the latest Bios for my PC Desktop and Launch the utility to flash him, But something probabilly goes wrong, and now my pc don't boot the operating system. I find a solution in the internet to recover corrupt BIOS using the partition call "HP TOOLS" locate in hard drive, but in my case i Dont' have the partition. Exist another solution to fix the Bios Corrupted? Attend your reply, thanks!!

A:Recover BIOS Corrupted

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Please, check the official article about the situation you are experiencing now  >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04126730 Hope this helps.

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At a shoot, I was capturing straight from my camera into FCP. I was using the log and capture window. After closing the log and capture window, I began to break down my equipment and unplugged my hard drive instead of my camera. Now, I am not able to open the file I captured. I can see the file on my hard drive, but I can not access the file. Is there a way to recover a corrupted .mov file?
 

A:Can I recover a corrupted .mov file?

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Hi everyone. A few weeks ago, I had to format my computer due to a possible virus. Basically whatever infected my computer slowed me down so badly that I couldn't back up anything at all but a few pics. At first I thought that all three pics were unrecoverable because I kept getting an error when trying to move them from the floppy to my hard drive. However, last night I tried to move them individually and it worked. There was one file that couldn't be "moved". However, if I copied and pasted it, it would work. Only one problem, this one file was also corrupted. I messed around for a while and ran Disk Checker and let it fix any errors on the floppy before trying to copy and paste it back to the hard drive again but it did not work. It did change the picture to where instead of only being able to see the top 1/2 inch of the picture, I was able to see the whole thing. Unfortunately, it was still corrupted and kind of messed up looking. It was blue shaded and it looked like part of the picture had been copied and pasted to the side of it.

Now here's the thing that makes me feel like this image might be recoverable. The thumbnail is perfectly fine. It's the image itself that doesn't appear to be working. Is there any possible way to recover this image considering that the thumbnail is still fine? Now, I don't know much about picture recovery but I would think that since the thumbnail is ok then the pic itself is ok as well but the data ha... Read more

A:How do I recover my corrupted JPEG?

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so i had a hd go out on me. so i order a new 1.5 tb hd and install win 7 fresh on it. when i try to access my old hd it just states it has drive I with no info and ask to be formatted before used. i want to recover my old files off of it. I really need them.

A:i need to recover files from a corrupted hd

Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) might do it. If Windows will recognize the disk, which yours is, ZAR claims it can recover files off the disk. This includes deleted files. You can download it for free and try it out. It has a limitation of four folders it will recover until you purchase a license but that will give you chance to find out if the drive is recoverable. I've used it twice. Once on a camera module and once on a crashed disk. It worked pretty darn good and I was able to recover hundreds of photos and files. I think it paid for itself. On files that have had the index deleted or corrupted, it will assign the file a number id but that's better than loosing the file. It works from the inside out and walks the disk as it analyzes the data. It's worth a try.

Download critical data recovery software - computer data recovery with ZAR.

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how can i format a corrupted sd card
 

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I know I did 2 things wrong:
1) I didn't back up my hard drive
2) I turned off my computer in the middle of a Windows update

That being said, here is the story:

I had a 4 year old machine with XP loaded, and got a shiny new computer for Christmas (2010). I was in a hurry to swap the computers, and figured I could transfer the data later. So, while I was logging out of the old XP computer, I saw that a Windows update was installing. Snickering, I figured I would never need the computer again, and SHUT THE POWER OFF. After much research, and lots of regret, I understand I should never have done that.

When I tried to boot the old XP computer back up to transfer the data, it went into an endless boot/power off loop. Trying to boot in safe mode did not work. All options tried, including boot from a previous time, boot from last known good point, etc. Just a continuous boot/power off cycle.

I bought a IDE/SATA to USB cable which comes with a hard drive power supply, opened the hood, and hooked up the hard drive to my new computer.

[caveat: I did this the previous day to my 7 year old computer running Win98 and it worked perfectly]

I open the My Computer folder, plug in the USB, and 1st the recovery portion of the XP hard drive appears, then another hard drive appears (J:). The status bar progresses like it's loading data, then just stops. I left it for hours, no progress. I unhooked everything, powered down, and tried again, same result.

Can someone ... Read more

A:Please help me recover data from corrupted OS (XP)

Is it possible to install this old drive internally in the new PC? If you were to connect the drive with Disk Management open (close My Computer) how are the partitions of the old drive displayed? Do both show normal file systems?

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So i made a study for my exam tomorrow in a WPS file n now it wont open!
can anybody help me out please!!???
 

A:how do i recover a corrupted WPS file??

burn it to a disc or put on a usb flash use someones comp to open it with word

obviously try opening it with right click
open with
????
what do you have? open office? notepad?
 

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I was using Peachtree Accounting software and i'm not sure exactly what happened but whenever i try opening the database it tells me that it cannot determine the security priviledges and won't open. Who has any idea what i can do to recover the data? I have tried reinstalling the software but it doesn't help.
 

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I realized that there are a few BIOS updates, after my version (1.26) that seem to offer performance inmprovements. I probably need those, since my brother has a laptop with identical specs to mine, but his runs faster in games. I made sure I have proper drivers and all that stuff, but his is still faster. I also know that if a BIOS update fails, I'll have an expensive brick. I'd rather not have that, so before doing the update, I want to be sure I can recover my computer. 

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Hi everyone

A most excellent forum and is helping me greatly, however..

I have a problem with a missing/corrupted icon in Windows Explorer..

Specifcally the icon for my HDD where Windows 7 is located will not change back to an HDD icon rather it shows as a generic icon see screen shot below



I have tried deleting the iconcache and rebuilding it but it does not now appear to be rebuilding as when I look for the regenerated cache it is not present. I have hidden folders and files set to be shown.

I have also tried using Stardock s/w to reinstate the icon with out success..

I really do not want to have to do a full rebuild as have only just finsihed the upgrade and associated reinstall of my apps and data..

Any help or guidance re this gratefully received !!

A:Corrupted icons in Windows Explorer..

Perhaps this will help to restore:
How to Repair Icons in Windows Explorer | eHow.com

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First off I want to give kudos to EVERYONE of the "helpers" here that take the time out of their busy schedules to help all us who need it. You save us money and time... so thanks!

Now, to my problem.

OS: Windows 7 (32bit)
Browser: IE8

I was browsing through a forum that I frequent and while reading a thread my AVG 2012 free version blocked an intrusion. I didn't write down the name of the file it blocked nor the location but rather just clicked "quarantine" and continued to browse that forum. However, a short time later I received a pop-up window from AVG (I think) that Windows Explorer was requesting permission to change things on my HDD. Due to this happening right after I received the block warning I clicked on the "NO" button and didn't answer my admin password. (NOTE: I wasn't using my Admin user when this happened nor was the Admin user logged in) After I clicked on the "NO" button on the permission request the whole desktop went blank! All except my wallpaper image. I pressed Ctrl+Alt+del and went to task manager and noticed that there was nothing on the applications tab but there were still processes running as well as services running. I also noticed that my CPU usage was at 100% for quite a while.
I then restarted my computer and logged into the same user to see if the problem might of been in RAM but nope, same problem happened. As the computer boots into that user account the desktop starts... Read more

A:Windows Explorer possibly corrupted?

I just ran the online scanner from eset.com and it showed one threat: variant of Win32/Kryptik.WBF

I selected to remove it but I haven't yet restarted my computer. Hopefully that helps solve my issue. I won't do anything else though until told to do so.

Thanks,
MD

ETA: It seems to have worked as the original problem seems to have been solved. We'll see how long it lasts though.

I do want to know though what that trojan is exactly? I tried a google search on it and it didn't really show much on it.

Thanks for reading though.

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I have a 4GB Verbatim SD card that I used in my digital camera. Today, I realized that all the pictures that were there in the SD card are gone! When I try to see the pics in the camera itself, The camera says " No data in Image File". I connected the SD Card to my Desktop using a card reader but still, The folder which includes the images does not open. The error message says " J:\DCIM\108NIKON is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

I have some really important pictures and data on the SD Card so i can't format. Neither can I risk data loss. I want to recover all the data from the card. Is there a way to do it? Please Help...

A:SD Card corrupted, need to recover data...

this happens bad luck to u
it happened like 20 times to me i formatted mine and recovered it from a software called i care data recovery

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Hi everyone!
 
Could someone inform software that are proven, can recover corrupted Office files.
 
Remembering that even using the Office 2013, could not correct them.
 
Grateful for the attention!

A:Corrupted files Office - How to recover them

Well...files which are corrupted are damaged...there is no guarantee or expectation that can undo that.
 
Typically, if the files are program or system files...the user can uninstall/reinstall the application or run the Windows tools which attempt to deal with file corruption.
 
If the files are data files used by a given program...IME, the only tool available that may work would be the chkdsk /r command.
 
Data-recovery software is pretty much designed to copy files which are otherwise inaccessible...it cannot repair corrupt/damaged files.  At best, it will copy those files to a new location.
 
I'm curious as to how you know that the files are damaged...and what type of files are they?
 
Louis,

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Hello,
i have taken off the two HHD from my 6 Tera External ( WD ),
put them to my computer but they didn't work, then immediately
i returned them back to the external unit, but the RAID0 was corrupted
& it's didn't work, i don't care about it but the DATA inside it.

I used Data Recovery program it recovered the data tree,
but when i recovered the data mostly videos with their right size,
but one i opened more than 10 files none of them worked.

Do you know any good program or a good way to restore my data?

A:How to recover data from corrupted Raid0?!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM


Hello,
i have taken off the two HHD from my 6 Tera External ( WD ),
put them to my computer but they didn't work, then immediately
i returned them back to the external unit, but the RAID0 was corrupted
& it's didn't work, i don't care about it but the DATA inside it.

I used Data Recovery program it recovered the data tree,
but when i recovered the data mostly videos with their right size,
but one i opened more than 10 files none of them worked.

Do you know any good program or a good way to restore my data?


You had (2) 3 terabyte drives and you put them in your computer. After installing them in your PC did you go to your bios and define the raid volume of those two drives?

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I worked on some vb code changes. then saved the file and received some strange comments from excel. when i try to open it now it just hangs and has the hour glass. tried shutting down. opening excel. got list of files it has 'recovered' but on clicking on them also just hangs with hour glass. tried online an excel recovery vendor and it can display the actual excel sheets, but not the vb code...any ideas ?
stokal
 

A:recover corrupted excel vba code

Sorry I don't know any way to recover corrupted code.
 

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Okay, here's the deal, my iPod was plugged into my computer, my computer decided to have a laugh and crash on me. It restarted itself and while the computer was starting up, the "Do Not Connect" message disappeared from my iPod and the regular menu appeared, and (perhaps stupidly) I disconnected my iPod from the computer.

Now when I turn on the iPod, I cannot access any of my songs or anything, it is as if the iPod is blank, however there has been no change in hard disk space, so it's all still there in some form, however I can no longer access the iPod through iTunes.

When I plug it in, Windows asks me if I want to scan and fix it, when I click ok, it goes through a long process of checking and then freezes when the progress bar is nearly at the end.

I all hope lost? What should I do?
 

A:Is there any way to recover corrupted data from an iPod?

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I did a bad thing. I was attempting to create a new external network switch for my wireless NIC in order to allow an existing VM to connect via WiFi. The process was running interminably, however, and I needed to get on with things, so I killed the MMC task and hard-rebooted the system. (I know, ill-advised.)

Since then, I've been unable:

To remove Hyper-V completely from the system (so as to be able to start over from scratch). Windows rejects the requested update upon re-boot.To create any new network switches of any kind, via either PowerShell or the Hyper-V management console.
The message is 'Failed while creating virtual Ethernet Switch', followed by GUID gobbledy-gook and the message 'the data is invalid'.

Do I need to completely re-install Windows 8.1 Pro to fix this, or is there some sort of "reset Hyper-V to square one" option I can use to force things back to square one?

Thanks!

A:Win8 Hyper-V corrupted - how to recover?

Hi there and welcome to Eight Forums!

That's a nasty problem you've got there. So you can't uninstall the software and you can't add another Virtuall Ethernet Switch.

Well...I've never encounterd this issue before so I think a little "trail and error" are needed here. Please do try the following options and post back your results so I may help you further if needed.
1. Reboot Windows and start in SAFE MODUS (use F8 during startup). Then try to uninstall Hyper-V;
2. If this doesn't work you might try the 'good old' DISM and SFC. See the following tutorials for more info and a 'how to'.
DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

I hope this will help. If not I hope to hear from you soon.

Greetz,

Rover

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Hi Guys,

I had backed up my documents on an encrypted partition on an external HDD, and had to format my drive and reinstall.

I the restored my dox from the ext HDD to my laptopn and then formatted the ext HDD and backed up my dox to the ext HDD.

Now I've discovered that I can't open pdfs (Adobe reader says file is corrupted). I also can't open the .docx files.

ANY way of recovering these files - especially the pdfs?

Rgds
 

A:Need to recover corrupted pdfs, XLS, docx

The type of file is irrelevant. How did you encrypt the partition on the external hard drive? Using what software? How do you know the files are corrupted versus them simply being encrypted?
 

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I have a DELL 660s which no longer boots after a failed windows 10 install.  Unfortunately, it's just a few months out of warranty. 
When I power the computer on the fan starts and I see a brief period of hard drive activity but the screen doesn't activate - just a blank, black screen.  I don't even see the DELL logo and I'm unable to access BIOS.
I believe the BIOS firmware was corrupted by the failed Windows 10 install.  I've tried removing the CMOS battery overnight but this didn't help.  At this point I believe I need to flash stable firmware onto the BIOS chip, which is all the more difficult since the computer won't boot and I can't access BIOS.
Based on my research manufacturers of BIOS chips often include emergency recovery procedures to fix corrupted BIOS firmware.  For example the manufactuer AMI includes an embedded "boot block" which can sometimes be used to boot from floppy / flash usb and install new firmware even when the existing BIOS firmware is corrupted.  See: https://techjourney.net/recover-or-undo-corrupt-ami-bios-flash-update/
I'd like to try something like this but I don't know where to start.  I guess the first thing I need to know is who is the manufacturer of the BIOS chip in my DELL 660s computer?  Can anyone help me answer this question?
I found one vague reference on google that mentions AMI is the manufacturer but I'm not sure if the source is accur... Read more

A:Recover Corrupted BIOS Firmware

I wanted to add that I've downloaded the BIOS install file from Dell's website for the 660s.  The filename is named "Inspiron 660s Vostro 270s A11 BIOS.exe".
I've read online that I may need to extract the rom or header file from this executable file but I've been unsuccessful in doing that.  The example I've seen say to run the executable file from the command line with the /writeromfile or /writehdrfile flags.
When I try this nothing happens except that I receive an error message stating this is not a DELL computer (I'm running the executable file from my HP laptop).

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So I guess I installed a couple of bad sticks of mem and it corrupted my OS to the point that my comp wont' boot into windows.

So I purchased a usb enclosure thingy megingy and hooked up my laptop HD ( the bad one ) to my desktop. I can access the HD just fine but I can't see all the files. when I hover the mouse over the drive it shows 13GB used but when I actually go into the HD no folder even comes close to having that much data. some are just empty or just don't show up.

How can I recover the data on my HD?
 

A:New mem intall corrupted OS, need to recover data!!!

I doubt the RAM corrupted your hard drive. What error messages are you getting to make you think that?
 

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hi guys,

i have a server running backup exec 11d and i think the sql database for bkupexec is corrupted. i.e. when i go into backupexec it comes up with the connect to mediaserver box, services are running, but i put in the password and it comes up with an error saying

"The connection to the Backup Exec database has been lost. Make sure that network cables are properly attached and plugged in, and that services are running for the SQL Server instance on which the Backup Exec
database is installed"

i have checked the services, restarted services etc but still no luck!!!

anyone had this before?
 

A:Solved: Recover Corrupted SQL Database

OK, so i used beutil.exe to repair, didn't work, so i went through some of the other bits in there and eventually moved the database to a different sql server instance and was able to recreate and repair there.
 

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Hi,

I still have a corrupted SDcard that contains images of families 3 years ago. The last action was viewing images and let windows load thumbnails without touching anything, and the sdcard suddenly got corrupted for no reason. Today, when i connect the SDCard in a machine running Windows 10, it cause explorer.exe to freeze which makes me impossible to fix bad sectors. I tried many programs but none of them work

Do you know which program to recover corrupted SDcard that is not being read or recognized by Windows?

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Hi,

My Mom needs a paper of hers for another project. For whatever reason the file has become corrupt and no longer displays correctly. I downloaded a recovery program trial from officerecovery.org, but since it is a trial it deletes some of the text in the document and replaces the words with "demo". If anyone knows of a free program that can save this file, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

A:Any free programs to recover corrupted .WPS files?

Hi,
Recuva (freeware) is often suggested here.

http://www.recuva.com/

Hope this works?

Richard
 

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On my family's oldest computer (a Dell Dimension 8200, running Windows XP), we have recently gotten an error message that reads as follows.

"WARNING: Dell?s Disk Monitoring System has detected that drive 0 on the primary EIDE controller is operating outside of normal specifications. It is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard-disk drive by calling your support desk or Dell Computer Corporation.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

Now, it says to back up the files immediately, but when I try and start up the computer, it takes forever but can get to the User Accounts screen (where you choose as whom you want to log in). When you select someone, it crashes and reboots. In my opinion, this computer is so out of date that we should just get rid of it, but my dad still thinks there are documents that he wants to save. I'm trying to just get the files off this machine and stored somewhere (on a different network computer or external hard drive on the network), but I can't access the files from anywhere.

I have the recovery console option or safe mode, but I have never used either of these, so I don't want to mess things up further. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

(PS - If it really is a dud, just let me know?)

A:Recover files from (corrupted?) hard drive

Now I get a blue screen (Can't even get to login page!) that reads
"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x822E5590,0xC000014F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I have no idea what any of this means!

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I recently tried to restart my computer and was given an error message saying that the \windows\system32\config\system was corrupt or missing, keeping me from booting up my computer. After some research I found out that to fix it you need to run the Recovery Console from the original boot disk, but I DO NOT HAVE THIS DISK!

This is an old computer (from 2002) that is running on Windows XP Home Edition, and the disk was lost many years ago, but I need to get it running again. I understand that there are some ISO images that I can use to create a new backup disk, but I cannot find any and many places say to not trust them. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me get this thing running again? I need to access the computer ASAP!
 

A:Recover Corrupted Registry Without Boot Disk

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Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file? My wife had spent about a week putting one together and (luckily) when done presenting she wanted to save it and MOVED (not copied) it to a key drive (big mistake to trust the move). When she got home the file was corrupted and she cannot open it.
Anyone know any possibilities to recover this?
Thanks!
 

A:Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file?

The file may not have been fully written when she removed the thumb (key) drive, and if that is the case, there is nothing that will be able to fix the file that was not completely saved.
 

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A friend of mines pc fell over the other day from a power failure causing what appears to be irreparable damage to the file system. This prevents the pc from booting. I.E boot.ini file corrupt. NTLDR missing, volume appears to contain 1 or more unrecoverable problems.
We have tried everything we have found on the net to try and fix it but we cannot.

Is there a way to import the Favorites from the IE into another operable system?
I.E connecting the failed HDD to another system as slave.
I was thinking that we might be able to get into the system perhaps and copy a file from somewhere and save it or import it into the working pc.
 

A:Solved: how to recover IE favorites from corrupted xp system

The favorites are located in C:\Documents and Settings\ACCOUNTNAME\Favorites. You can simply copy them, they're just your basic shortcuts
 

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i have a hard drive that suddenly went corupt. i didnt format it but did have to buy a new hard drive which i needed anyways for more storage and i reinstalled windows 7. when i pluged in the hard drive it comes up as a drive but asked to be formatted before in use. how can i recover my files off it. i have tried to use easeus data recovery wizard but it always stops and takes for every and wont complete. but i know my files are still on the drive.

Its is disk I

A:corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.

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Hello,
I'm fighting against a Registry error at boot of Windows XP, on a notebook.
After Windows Logo loadbar, on Windows XP Home sp2, i get the error

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file): \systemroot\system32\config\SOFTWAREClick to expand...


I tried everything:
- sobstitute the hive file SOFTWARE (and SYSTEM) with the original one (I loose everything)
- remove a wireless device that made crash the system even before this problem
- use CCleaner to execute an integrity check and repair the registry
- use a restore point (but I don't have none valid)
- manually copy the SOFTWARE hive from a non-visible restore point
- execute a checkdisk outside the notebook (on another PC)
- execute "sfc /scannow" command to restore the system files (and registry maybe?)

Nothing worked.

My only chance is to find the keys & values that are causing the problem in the registry hive.

Notice that I don't get any error if I reboot in Safe Mode with Network.

What else can I do?

Can I try something else before formatting?
I have to repair before tomorrow .....

Thanks for any help,
Pictor
 

A:Recover from corrupted registry hive (SOFTWARE)

Check suggestions here..
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830084

You will need a Usb Dvd drive.

Formatting may be your only option.
Most Notebooks have a recovery partition - an F key at start up.
All data, files will be lost, as it returns the system back to factory settings.
 

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I can not access my inbox within Outlook Express.  I have changed the inbox.dbx file to inbox.old and launched OE.  This created a new inbox.dbx file and I was able to access my inbox.  Next, I copied the old file back replacing the new inbox.dbx file.  Again I was not able to access the inbox or see any of the emails.  The error number received is 0x800c0131. I now have it set back up with a new .dbx file so we can receive the new email.  What I need to know is if there is anyway to access the email from the old inbox.dbx file.

A:How to recover email from a corrupted inbox.dbx file?

Visit following ms thread to know the same issue https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ae400b3b-17c2-4e89-b509-261ce01f185f/how-to-repair-damaged-dbx-file-of-outlook-express?forum=messengerconnect

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Hey guyz!
Due to a program failuer (partition magic) some of the data are corrupted and some are deleted. By using PC inspector i could get almost all of them back but still some are corrupted. for example some JPGs and WAVs which are so so important to me!
by any chance do you know any program which can revover CORRUPTED files rather than try to undelete them???

this topic helped me out a bit but no one had correct answer to my problem!
http://forums.techguy.org/archive/index.php/t-263334.html

Ill appreciate your help.
 

A:DATA recovery! (recover corrupted files)

http://lists.gpick.com/pages/File~Data_Recovery.htm
 

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Any1 know of a way or if it is possable to recover files from a crrrupted hard dirve myself with an application or another way? I have many Digital photos on the hardrive and photoshop work. Any help tnx in advance.

Tnx, Bob
 

A:Corrupted Hard drive (recover files?)

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Hey there,

I (my wife) is running Windows 7 Home Premium (64). Windows explorer crashes when:

-Searching with more than 4 characters in the start menu
-Opening the Network and Sharing Center
-Various other times that seem unrelated

I have attempted:

-Startup repair X3 : it catches problems but doesn't repair them
-sfc /scannow command : also catches problems, and the CDA log shows all of the corrupted files.
-Copying the system32 files from a fresh windows install to fix the broken dll files while in another os : this didn't seem to have any affect
-System Restore doesn't have any images before the issue began
-Full system antivirus and malware scan and rootkit detection with no results showing (doesn't rule it out, but I used Norton commercial, Mbits, Lavasoft, and Kapersky online all in safemode, and some rootkit detectors)
-Repair Install : hangs when initiated
-Updating windows to SP1 : it seems the system attempted to update some time ago and failed or was interrupted. Now SP1 won't install, the updater hangs
-in an attempt to fix the windows update hanging issue, I tried:
-Installing the system update readiness tool (Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2012] from Official Microsoft Download Center) : the update hangs too
-Installing the fix it program here (Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working) : didn't make a difference
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A:Windows 7 Corrupted System Files - Windows explorer crashes

The regular hangs seems to down to a possible hardware issue. So I suggest getting the hardware looked at by a professional PC repair person, as the tasks you have tried should have worked.

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Hello.
I have a corrupt folder on my computer that crashes and freeze windows explorer if I try to select it.
I tried deleting it but it also crashed. It even crashes file shredder, malwarebytes, or any other program that I use to try and delete it, as soon as the file is selected the program freezes and won't work even if I end the process, I have to restart the PC.
Currently running windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit fully updated.
If someone can help me I'd appreciate it very much.

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Hi there, Good day to you.

I have joined forum because after several months, I came across a thread which seems closes to my inquiry. (
Photos turn all black in windows explorer and windows photo gallery

I received a message that the thread was last open 97 days ago. I should consider a new thread. Hence this post for your help.

I attach some interesting photos. When I view photos in Explorer as "Large Icons", or "Extra Large Icons". the thumb nails change colour right in front of me. It is dramatic. If I click on a photo to see in full screen, the enlarged size is also corrupted. There is more. If I go back to the original folder, the corruption is permanent in the folder. Not all photos get corrupted. Not all photos get "attacked" by the same colour.

Photos on the SD Card in the Camera are perfect.

I have used Kaspersky paid version, Avast free version, Windows scanner (Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free Virus Scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner), Norton, Bidefender on line virus checkers. There is no virus.

If I load the photos form the SD Card again, different photos get corrupted.

I have updated drivers. Made no difference. Memory is not faulty. Monitor is not faulty. The monitor only displays what gets corrupted.

This started happening in the last 6 months. Nothing was changed. I am unable to create travel videos.

I have changed disk and installed earlier version of Acronis image.

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A:Photos become permanently corrupted when viewed in Windows Explorer

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

What Antivirus you got now? Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (https://www.malwarebytes.org/) and Farbar (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/) as well. If AV complain about Farbar disable until scan is over.

Does it happen is Safe Mode? Did you try with another account?

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The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state: I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management. What I think needs to be done is have the device connected via USB mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6 GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.
 

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My DELL Inspiron N5010 15R, Harddisk WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0 is not starting up. While diagnostic test performed by pressing F12 at startup I am getting an Error Code 2000-0146 Hard drive-DST Short test Fail.
What I am really worried about is losing my data as I did not take any back up of it. What should I do? In case I have to replace my harddisk is there any way to recover my data before replacing my harddisk.
 

A:Recover data from my corrupted internal hard disk

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Hi, tfpu finger print protected many files.

i will try to explane as much as easy because its comlicated

- first problem : finger print sensor not connected
- reading forum , uninstalled tfpu software, then before reinstall tfpu soft i saw protected files are without icon
- i try to open before reinstalling, it was video file
- i choose bs player then it become all my files ( jpg, mp4,avi etc.. which are protected by tfpu become bs icon
- after i reinstall tfpu soft and i changed files open with tfpu
- now i try to open from protect to unprotect its coming error like : invalid file

how can i recover my files back?

best regards

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The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state: I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor
in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management.
What I think needs to be done is have the device connected via USB mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6
GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.

A:I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive

There are plenty of file recovery tools to deal with your problem. But whatever tool you use, I would still make an image of the damaged drive just in case that revovery tools makes more damage than necessary. Use Zip Restore Toolbox from
http://www.zip.restoretools.com/

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Hi,

I have encountered this problem which is bugging me for days now.
I was just creating back ups of my files to a different location of my PC (diff. partition, to be exact), the usual copy and paste. After a few minutes, I got this error that says 123.xlsx cannot be copied because the file is missing. I decided to skip it and continue backing up other files. After copying, I tried to locate and open the 123.xlsx file. The file was there but upon opening and after entering the password, it says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened." I have 3 files like this, all of which are password protected. So I'm assuming that the password protection of excel has something to do with it.

I have tried multiple excel recovery tools from google. Even the steps for recovering corrupted files from Microsoft website, none of them worked.

I'm using MS Excel 2013, windows 8.1 64 bit; if it helps.

Please, I'm desperate. The files are equal to months of work. ( I know, I know, i should back up my files more often.)

Best regards,
 

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hi,

i have a seagate portable external hdd, haven't been used for 6 months, i connected now, it prompts as "scan and fix or continue without scanning". if i start scan and fix, it goes till some extent and stops and disconnects. sometimes it even prompts as ""windows cannot access the disk"". i have very important files and pictures in that hdd. so, please suggest me steps how to backup the data and send it to seagate for warranty??

Thanks heaps,
anvesh.

A:recover data from corrupted or bad sectors seagate portable hdd

If the disk is really damaged, this may be a tough task. But you can try to recover the data with an live Linux CD or my universal data recovery stick. Linux is not as picky as Windows and maybe it would work.

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I have files (word,excel,jpeg etc) on SD Card which is attacked by a virus and all the files were made hidden by the virus. After cleaning the SD Card from virus and manually unhide the files, they are found to be damaged. How do I recover damaged/corrupted files (word,excel,jpeg etc) after virus attack?

A:How to recover damaged/corrupted files after virus attack

I had the same thing happen to me before and i used a program called data recovery wizard pro, it recovered 95% of damaged and missing files but it cannot be installed onto the drive that u want to recover files from, there will be someone on here with more knowledge and maybe there might be a program on here for that? hope u get u files back.

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Hi all, I was using an SD card in the built-in SD card slot on my laptop to store data files. Something happened that corrupted the SD card. Windows 7 still recognizes the SD card and I can see the files on the card, but I can't even copy the files off of it to save them, so that I can reformat the SD card to use it again. What would be the best approach to take for recovering these files? Are there any good user friendly programs out there, preferably free or open source, that I could use to try to recover these files? They are not vital files but they are important to me and I would like to recover them. Didn't know what was the best forum to use to post this in, so I chose General Discussion. Thanks, Steve

A:SD Card corrupted, any good software out there to recover my files?

Hello,
The folks that make CCleaner also have a recovery program called Recurva which I've had some success with in similar situations.
You might give it a look.
Regards-

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