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Windows 8 Start Menu Looking Corrupted; No corrupted files

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

Hello,
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.
Thanks
Emaunel

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Preferred Solution: Windows 8 Start Menu Looking Corrupted; No corrupted files

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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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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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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
 
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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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Need urgent help here.
My pc last nite hang on me out of the blue n cant be restarted.
after the starting windows screen(black screen with the white bars loading), i will get the following message:
"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
\windows\system32\config\system"
the system prompt me to insert the win xp cd to go to repair console, which i did but i do not know how to use it. the recovery mode is in dos mode with a limited set of functions which i cant find any of them useful to my cause.
i m using win xp sp2 on a P3 733mhz comp.
PLS HELP!!!!!!!!
 

A:Cant Start Windows: System files corrupted

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at the following thread.

www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I ran windows update and look what happened to my start menu lol. anyway to fix this?
 

A:start menu slightly corrupted?

Well you could try restarting? If that doesn't work, try changing your theme, then switch it back?
 

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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

REBOOT

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??

Roy

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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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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.

cheers

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.
Thanks

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Hi folks,

I recently ran into frustration trying to save or make new any files in the root C:\ directory, with Windows7 Home Premium being set by default, of course, to not allow this. I did a cursory skim of some information online about changing these settings, and made some changes a bit hastily. Specifically, for the C:\ drive I took ownership of every subdirectory and gave my account full permissions under security. Annoyingly, this didn't fix the original issue of saving to that drive (which I no longer care about anyway), and it caused (at least) two new problems. Now my start menu has far fewer listings than it used to have; I imagine some programs were listed in it based on the previous permissions. I tried to do a system recovery, both through the OS and with a recovery disc, and that does not work either. It lists restore points, but after restarting it says that the restore was unable to complete.

So, my questions are thus:

Can I fix the permissions and ownership of just the restore directory and program components, enough to run one, and revert?

Or, failing that, is there a way to undo recent ownership changes made? I poked around in the Event Viewer, but it's not laid out very clearly.

It's ok if it's not possible or easy to do it this way; I can grab just my vital files and completely reinstall Windows if it's absolutely necessary, but it seems excessive. I doubt the system restore files are corrupted. More, let's say, confuse... Read more

A:Solved: takeown changed start menu, corrupted system restore

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Hi. Two days ago, I transfered a large amount of files, mostly music, from an external hardrive onto my laptop. Today, I noticed an error message shown with a triangle next to the clock on my screen saying "aolload.exe - Corrupt File." I ignored this, and later got this message for various other programs. I finally decided to try running chkdsk through the command prompt, and then I got a "Corrupt File" message for this program.

This is very bothersome, is there anything I can do?

A:Corrupted Files, Chkdsk Also Corrupted.

If you have access to a Windows XP CD, boot from the disk and choose the option to use Recovery Console by pressing R
Choose your windows installation (if more than one listed)
Enter your Administrator account password. This is not necessarily the same password you use to login. If you do not know the password for this account, try pressing ENTER (i.e. Use a blank password)

Run CHKDSK from the command prompt.

N.B. Disconnect all external hard drives\flash drives before booting from the CD, as they often get labelled C: over your hard drive.

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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.
-kmart812

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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Hello,
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:
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xk2RKZ
 

A:Windows Files are always getting corrupted.

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my computer was working competly fine and i went to restart it and it wouldnt go anywhere after the boot scree just a read disk error. i restored my bios settings to default and still no luck. i then put in a windows 7 disk and went to repairs and did a start up repair got a harddrive error 0x0. when i go to look in my computer when i click browse i see my other hard drive, but my main one is still there but and no info. when i click on it, it asks if i want to format it. is there anyway of fixing this, or to at least grab my stuff of it. there is a lot i mean a lot of important files i can not lose

A:windows wont start(believe its a corrupted hardrive)

On start up keep tapping the F8 key to get to the advanced start up options, then select Safemode.

Does it start.

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Whenever I try to start my computer, the bios loads as normal, but then I get a black screen with the message: Windows can not start because C:\WINDOWS\System32\config\system is missing or corrupted.
It tells me that I can try to repair the problem by loading the repair console on the Windows XP install disk, but whenever I try this, I get a black screen with a DOS console, and I don't know enough DOS to fix the problem. Help please!

P.S. If it is avoidable, I'd rather NOT have to reformat or wipe my hard drive.
 

A:Windows can not start up. File missing or corrupted?

asd123 said:

Whenever I try to start my computer, the bios loads as normal, but then I get a black screen with the message: Windows can not start because C:\WINDOWS\System32\config\system is missing or corrupted.
It tells me that I can try to repair the problem by loading the repair console on the Windows XP install disk, but whenever I try this, I get a black screen with a DOS console, and I don't know enough DOS to fix the problem. Help please!

P.S. If it is avoidable, I'd rather NOT have to reformat or wipe my hard drive.Click to expand...

There are a number of functions available in the Repair Console. The one most likely to help would be "chkdsk /r", but you can review this and other possibilities by simply typing "help" after logging in.
 

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I tried searching around the forums a bit to find a similar issue and if I am re-covering something already covered please forward me along.

I am pretty sure I caught a virus as this occured while downloading a file. I am running off of a Windows 64 bit OS.

I did a memory diagnostic and it said I had a corrupted ci.dll - this is anasty virus.

I have tried deleting and replacing the ci.dll and doing a system recovery point but all for naught.

I am further hampered by the fact that I am running off of a Dell studio that came with windows so I dont have a windows disk to restore some of the boot files this virus seems to destroy.

just as a note - I am so broke I dont even have any disks to purchase to try to burn any start-ups to a disk to run anything on it. I dont have a USB to plug the hard drive into to try to gain access to it from another system

Is there any fixing this nasty beast-who would make such a thing

Any help is so appreciated and I am very thankful in advance.

A:Windows & corrupted ci.dll - start up repair virus

SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST - i couldnt find the edit tab to edit the first post - below are my result text from running FARBARs64 bit tool

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.0.8
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-05-20 08:15:14
Running from K:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
========================== Registry ==========================
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s (Realtek Semiconductor)[8306208 2009-10-20]
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe (Intel Corporation)[161304 2010-08-25]
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe (Intel Corporation)[386584 2010-08-25]
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe (Intel Corporation)[415256 2010-08-25]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe (Intel Corporation)[284696 2010-03-03]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Desktop Disc Tool] "c:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe" ()[498160 2009-10-15]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [mcui_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey (McAfee, Inc.)[1484856 2010-09-30]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [DellComms] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DellComms\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellComms (SupportSoft, Inc.)[206064 2009-05-05]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [iBryte ibrytebasic Desktop] C:\Program Files (x86)\iBryte\ibrytebasic\ibryted... Read more

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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?
Thanks.
 

A:USB Files corrupted During Windows Xp Install

Try this site for information on XP USB drivers.
 

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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
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/zVo2sayXO4huSYgXGD6bLmt
 
SFC:
 
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=96fa85ab52284ba0!3308&authkey=!AIiuUm5qZyf0NyQ&ithint=file%2clog
 
DISM
 
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=96fa85ab52284ba0!3307&authkey=!AF3zCpIjwwjphQQ&ithint=file%2clog
 
 
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
http://www.infoworld.com/article/2926179/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-patch-kb-3022345-breaks-sfc-scannow.html

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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
 

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

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Hello!

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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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 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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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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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:
utc.app.json
telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
 
http://techish.net/cannot-repair-member-file-utc-app-json-microsoft-update-kb3022345-b0rken/
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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This problem started a couple days ago. There doesn't seem to be a user initiated trigger, as it first happened after the computer was idling for a while, and subsequent crashes/problems occurred at various times in various circumstances, all the while getting worse. I'll elaborate below, but first:HardwareMotherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3LProcessor: Q6600Memory: 2x 1GB Ballistix (on QVL)Hard Drive: 500GB Seagate 7200.11Video Card: MSI 8800GTPSU: 630W RaidmaxSoftwareOS Version: Windows XP Pro 32 bit, 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600Antivirus: NOD32Firewall: Zone AlarmThe ProblemThe computer is almost exactly two months old, and was running perfectly up until this point when, as stated, it crashed seemingly randomly and never stopped crashing since.The first error I was not around for. I came back to my computer to find it was in an infinite BSOD-reboot loop, where it would clear POST and the Windows splash screen would pop up for about three seconds followed by an instant BSOD. It probably was going on for a good 20-30 minutes before I stopped it, which I did by completely powering down the system and then restarting. When Windows loads, it pops up the message 'Windows has recovered from a serious error'. I send the error report and it says everything is unknown except that it was caused by a driver, but doesn't know which driver. I figured it must have been a random thing, because I hadn't updated any drivers since first building the computer, ... Read more

A:Bsods And Corrupted File System Structure And Corrupted Drivers, Oh My

all of your hardware seems made by reputable companies but for onePSU: 630W RaidmaxEverybody makes a few bad power supplieshttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductRevie...False&Page=Did the gigabyte mobo come with some monitoring software utilities?

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Hello everyone!

Last week I got a nasty trojan on my laptop. I suspect that I got it while i was on a business trip to China, but that the trojan was dialed last week, so I was rather unprepared.

Anyway, the trojan wouldn't let me access the Internet so I had to improvise and remove it from the registry manually. I've done this many times before so it wasn't a big deal. I also ran Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware to get rid of the files that I may had missed.

Everything went pretty smooth after that, but I started getting some annoying pop-ups again and couldn't fint the cause. But since I'm not at home now, I decided to simply avoid surfing the net until I get home in a couple of weeks so that I could run a real virus check. Then I got a couple of bluescreens. I searched and searched and still couldn't find the cause.

This morning my computer wouldn't start at all. Vista tells me that the necessary system file "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgkqoce.sys"
is corrupt. This file was created yesterday and I suspect that the virus created it. I can still enter the command prompt and it tells me that the file has a filesize of 0 kb.

I'm currently backing up important data on a portable harddrive so I'm prepared for the worst, but I can't help to think that there must be a solution.

Here is some info:

- I'm running Windos Vista SP2. No system backups are available.

- I thought I removed MGRLS32.EXE (Trojan.Dropper/Malevo-NV) last week. It may still cau... Read more

A:Windows Vista won't start because of corrupted vgkqoce.sys file

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.


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I cannot start windows, but the command prompt works and USB-devices works, so I can import and export files to the harddrive.




Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here, by using a USB stick to transfer the tools and the logs to/from the affected machine:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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i got some virus on my computer pellenium or something like that it wouldnt let me see any of the icons or let me get to anything so i started up the task manager typed in explorer.exe that showed all my icons and such so i started up spyware doctor to get rid of it that all went fine then it went to this blue screen saying if it is the first time i seen it and telling me to restart it so i did and now i get this black screen saying this

windows boot manager
windows fails to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix this problem."
1. insert your windows installing disk and restart you computer.
2. choose your language settings, and then click "next"
3. click "repair your computer."
if you do not have the disk, then contact you system administrator or computer manufracturer for assistance.
file: \windows\system32\drivers\jlcbjfyqt.sys
status: 0x0000225
info: windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corruted

well i am just ceriouse on what the file thing is because i googled
\windows\system32\drivers\jlcbjfyqt.sys
and found nothing on it and is there a way to fix this without the disk or no
 

A:windows faild to start missing or corrupted file

Boot in to Safe Mode and select Last Know Good Configuration

Turn your computer off through Shut Down.
Wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.
Once your computer's manufacturer logo (eg.'ACER') starts to show, start pressing the F8 key repeatedly.
Keep pressing it until the Windows Advanced Options Menu loads up.
Make sure 'Last Known Good Configuration' is selected, navigate to it by using the arrow keys.
Press enter, and your computer will start booting with the LKGC that worked.
that dll file is/was almost certainly associated with the infection you had, or possibly still have
 

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro and a HP Envy Notebook. I am able to boot into Windows and had no apparent problems when everything froze up yesterday while working in Quicken. After waiting several minutes with no change and and unresponsive keyboard and touchscreen, I pressed control/alt/del, and I got a (blank) BSOD. After waiting several more minutes, I pressed the button down for several seconds to turn off the notebook, removed battery, reinserted battery and then turned the the notebook back on. After rebooting into Windows, there were no apparent problems. I decided to run sfc scannow and discovered that there are several corrupted files that cannot be repaired. I ran the scan several times, rebooting each time, but the corrupted files persisted. Where do I go from here? Thank you.
BTW, in the Event Viewer there were no application errors. I did see several MCUpdate errors which began on 7/9 (today is 7/14). Again, thank you for any help. I'm not very computer literate, so I have no idea where to go from here and am hoping I do not have to do a reinstallation. I do have the HP rescue discs, however, that I burned when I got the computer, along with a thumb drive that enables me to boot up, although, again, I have no problem booting into windows.
I use Firefox, never Windows Explorer FWIW. Thanx.

A:Windows 8.1 Pro sfc /scannow unable to fix corrupted files

Type this into an elevated command prompt:

Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&sfc/scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc/scannow&pause

Tell me the results.

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I've got a hdd that had the majority of the Windows and My Documents files sent to the Recycling Bin. The hdd gets a NTLDR error message when I try to boot from it, I've tried repairing the boot.ini, the ntdetect.com, and the NTLDR files, but it still gives the same error message. Basically, Windows is screwed and unrecoverable. The issue is however that I need to get the My Documents files from out of the Recycling Bin. I've tried booting the hdd as a slave on my computer and going into the C:\Recycler file but all it does is show the files that are in my master's Recycling Bin. I know these files are in the Recycling Bin on the slave drive, god knows SOMEWHERE, but I can't figure out how to get to them. Can anyone help me on this? Please? Pretty please?
 

A:URGENT: Corrupted Windows on HDD, need recycling bin files- HELP!!!

I'm not sure if this will solve the problem but it's worth a try.
http://download2.lsoft.net/Undelete-Demo-Full.exe

This is the latest version (demo) of a program I used to use called [email protected] Undelete. It is a recovery tool for deleted files. I stress that I haven't used it in a while and this version never. Also I don't know how far the demo stretches but as I said worth a try.
 

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When I turn on the laptop and go through post boot all I see I on the screen is the cursor just blinking. No error messages. I removed the hard drive from the computer and putting on a docking station in order to open it through windows to see if the computer sees the hard drive. I see two partitions one for the operating system and one for storage. The one that has the operating system asks to be formated as soon as I turn on the docking station. I can't format it because I have programs and files that are in there that I need to use. I know there has to be a fix for this. I have tried using windows recovery environment going into cmd and using all the commands there. Maybe there is something I missed. Can anyone help me...? Thank you in advance.

A:Startup files Corrupted on windows 7 professional

If you can access recovery environment you have plenty of recovery/repair options
Can you let us know what you have/haven't tried

Have a look at gregs excellent tutorial on troubleshooting win 7 fail to boot
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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hi Gang,

I don't know how it happened, I probably got overly ambitious with a disk cleanup utility and now several functions of windows 7 don't work. New updates don't install, other updates that I DID install are missing, I am unable to run certain games, and I can't run SFC /scannow.

However virus scan updates appear to be fine.

What is the best way to fix this? I have an old backup I did with Norton Ghost on disk but something is wrong with the second disk so I can't use to to reinstall the entire backup but I might be able to extract some old files if I knew which ones to extract.

I am running Window Seven Home Premium. It is a legal copy. I got it directly from Microsoft.

If I try to run SFC /scannow from Windows I cannot get it to show up or do anything. Its like I never did anything. If I try to run SFC /scannow from the boot CD using this command
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=f:\ /offwindir=f:\windows

I get this error messge:

Windows Resource Protection Could not run the repair service
IF I try to run the repair outlined here:

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/f...the-repair-service-when-running-sfc-in-vista/

I get an error saying Windows cannot find the file specified.

My computer specs are

desktop:
Drive C: W7 Home Premium 80GB NTFS (IDE)
Drive D: WinXP Pro sp2 80GB NTFS (IDE)
Drive E : Storage 80gb (IDE)
Drive F and G DVDR's

Seagate 400GB Sata Storage 2 Partitions
Seagate 400GB USB Storage 2 Partitions (external)
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A:Help, lots of my Windows 7 files have been corrupted or are missing

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ok, ive tried to register the jscript.dll and jscript9.dll because i was having issues with skype not loading at all due to javascript not working.. did that and it still doesn't work.. I also reset internet explorer 11 and made sure scripting was enabled and still a no go. So I decided to run sfc /scannow only to be told this
 
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
 
so i booted in to safemode and still the same thing comes up.. if you need the log ill gladly past it, fair warning its LONG!
 
also I got the sfcdetails log that ill go ahead and attach, anyone that can help me out? thanks in advanced

A:Javascript/system files corrupted in windows 8.1

I want to also say nothing has worked.. everytime it says it repaires them the problem still persists, and now can not open the windows store, settings app or anything of the sorts..

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I'm going to put my previous post regarding my problems with corrupted DLL files following a clean install after a major crash. This is for background purposes:
[[Just finished a clean install of Windows XP Home. Computer had black screen with error message. I made several attempts at repairing system using the original install disk. Did multiple malware and virus sweeps. Finally got it working again but it refused to update Windows Security files, constant crashes, hangs, etc. After more repair attempts and malware sweeps gave up and did clean install after backing up my files.

After spending 12 hours on the process of the clean install, installing antivirus software, browsers and security updates, the most recent Windows updates were installed as I restarted (for the 679th time today) whereupon the next bootup was preceded by the computer running CHKDSK on the blue screen. It tried to continue the boot, then went into a cycle of rebooting after the Windows loading screen (before you enter your personal account). Everytime this happened, I saw a blue screen with white type flashing by for a fourth of a second. I couldn't start in safe mode, but I managed to stop the automatic restart and here's what the message on the blue screen said:

STOP: C000007b {BAD IMAGE}
The application or DLL \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\GDI32.dll
is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your
installation diskette
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A:DLL Files Corrupted by Windows Automatic Downloads

No one needs to use the auto-update function...it's pretty easy to just go to Windows/Microsoft update and download every critical update from there.

Louis

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I have just upgraded to release 14942.1000 and still, I cannot paste files to my three network drives.
I can copy files from my drives to any computer on my network but, trying to paste a file, regardless of size,
to my network drives ends in disaster. I am sure someone knows something about this but to date,
I have not been able to find anything.
This issue doesn't come up with my main machine or the other 4 on my network as they can all copy/paste
no worries to the network drives, it ONLY happens to the insider machine. Any ideas people?

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About half a year ago, give or take, I ordered a Windows 8 OEM disk to install on my laptop. Machine runs fine, even upgrading to the 8.1 Preview and eventually to 8.1, and dual-booting Ubuntu GNOME. Life is good.

The most recent system update, however, continuously fails for some reason, giving me no error messages.
I've tried running sfc /scannow and DISM commands, but both of those fail, saying that there are corrupted system files preventing them from working.

The normal way to fix corrupted system files with Windows 8 would be to Refresh. However, I can't refresh with my install disk because it's not an 8.1 disk. I've tried using the trick with creating a useable ISO file, but that trick fails because the Product Key I'm using is a developer's license, not retail.

Any more ideas without starting from scratch? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Update fails -- corrupted files?

Delete everything under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DownloadRe-run Dism first:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealthThen run: sfc /scannow
Note: You might have to run sfc multiple times until you get a clean message

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So windows 8 was trying to install an update like it does every couple days but kept failing and undoing changes, this process had become very annoying due to this being a new laptop, anyway yesterday the update failed but the computer stopped working so i had to switch it off. i turned it back on and it went to 35% download done and then just skipped it.
once i logged on the computer was running like a slug, could barely open anything on the computer.
i ran it in safe mode and spent most of the day trying to figure it out but im not great with computers so i got to the point of making (sfc.details) folder and finding the errors.
im not really sure where to go from here and would really appreciate some help.

thanks in advance.

sfcdetails.rar

A:Help, corrupted files stopping windows 8 from running.

I found these errors---


Code:
2015-06-21 15:36:08, Info CSI 000009d4 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, 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

2015-06-21 15:36:10, Info CSI 000009d6 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, 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
2015-06-21 15:36:10, Info CSI 000009d7 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:166{83}]"Package_2709_for_KB3000850~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.8.3000850-6825_neutral_GDR"
CSI 00000fd4 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, 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
2015-06-21 15:45:44, Info
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Here's the situation...

1) Computer was running very slowly. I re-booted, thinking that might help.

2) Since that time, it won't boot Windows. I just see the Dell symbol on startup (it's a 1.5 year old XPS 8900 with no serious prior problems) and then it goes to a new screen and says it doesn't have a bootable drive.

3) So...I ran diagnostics (both on my own, and then a Dell tech told me to do the same things). It's supposedly not a hardware problem. Instead, Windows 10 is the issue. So I had them overnight me an installation disk (it came pre-installed, so I didn't have the CD before).

4) It's VERY important to me to save my files if possible. Some are for work, some are family photos...some are backed up, but some from the last couple months are not (I just haven't been diligent enough about that). The computer has two internal drives...1 TB main drive with Windows AND some valuable files on it...and another 2 TB drive which is a backup and where I store most of my photos (my side job is photography so I generate a ton of files every year). I would really love to recover both if possible.

5) Called Dell again tonight after I got the installation disk in the mail, and the tech unfortunately didn't really know what he was doing...after just one failed attempt to reset the computer WITHOUT losing files, he immediately wanted to give up and click the "scorched earth" (delete everything) option. I talked him out of that, and he said the other op... 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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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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Hello...thanks for your help...

I have a laptop that wont boot up message says: windows 2000 cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupted <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. It asks to reinstall a copy of this file.

I can't do anything because screen is black and frozen just message appears. I tried putting windows 2000 cd in but nothing happens.

Thanks again for helping.

Added: problem may be due to a freeware program i used (EasyCleaner) to try and clean registry. It deletes duplicate files or files that point nowhere etc. and maybe that deleted something i needed.
 

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Hi there everyone. I just created this account to see if you guys could help. I ran the command sfc / scannow and after it was finished I got the error, "Windows Resource Protection found some corrupted files but was unable to fix some of them" Anyways, I uploaded the log from the scan in a zip file. Maybe someone can help me understand what's wrong. Thank you

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I have a mac and run windows 7 via parallels 9, everything has been fine till about 2 weeks ago when my daughter was using the computer she said something came up about remove parallels tools and she clicked OK.

I did go reinstall parallel tools and that went fine, but still having some problems that seem to be more windows related maybe?

If I go into the mac side things look fine I can start the virtual machine load windows 7 etc but I have no sound now in windows side of things.

Also noticed (maybe unrelated) Windows keeps telling me to turn on my antivirus (avg) which is already on.

Another odd thing at boot up windows 7 "My Computer" opens immediately on the main screen no idea why but it's annoying.

I right clicked on my computer to choose manage and it says that can't be found, ran sfc /scannow says some files were corrupted, gives me a directory to the cbs log which I cant even open so that's not much help.

I did fully update and run spybot, malawayres, superantispyware,housecall and avg beyond some tracking cookies nothing else was found.

The one I am really trying to fix here is that sound, when I mouse over the sound icon it says "no Audio Output Device Is Installed", if I click the sound icon it just says "Detecting Problems Hardware Changes might not have been detected" and there is just a red x over sound icon itself.

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A:Windows 7 (on mac via parallels) with time, sound, files corrupted

How would I do a repair to fix any corrupted files in win 7, remembering this is a virtual machine so when I install the cd all i see is install or upgrade. Who knows maybe this would fix the audio issue and the missing files for manage computer?

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By following the tutorial of how to run System File Checker I found the files malgunmc.ttf, wucltux.dll Amd64\hpd7500t.dll (part of prnhp004.inf) were all corrupted. I ran System File Checker several times to see if it would automatically correct the files?it did not. So I followed the next tutorial ?How to Extract Files from the Windows 7 Installation DVD? and extracted the files and replaced them?this did not fix the issues either (ran System File Checker afterword?s and it found same issues). I replaced the files twice, once in normal mode and after it did not work in normal mode tried it in safe mode, no joy. I am at a loss what to try next, I do not want to reinstall the operating system due to the computer is working fine even with these issues, windows update does work automatically I just cannot do it manually. Any idea?s what to try next?

A:System Restore, Windows Update and ATI's CCC files corrupted

Hello Radman,

If you like, you could pick up at the System Update Readiness Tool option in the note box under step 4 in Option Two of the SFC tutorial below to see if it may be able to help.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My old HD has a corrupted windows 7 and won't let me boot at all. However, I can still access the HD via a dock and all it's folders and files.
What I want to do is transfer the settings and files from that old HD to a new HD with a fresh install. Obviously, Windows Easy Transfer won't work as I can't boot from the old HD. Is there a way or a program that will allow me to migrate from my old HD without having to install anything in it?

A:Migrating Windows settings and files to new install from a corrupted HD

It can be done manually. Be sure to get the data from
 
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\ApplicationName
 
and
 
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\ApplicationName
 
for each application you want to save your preferences from, and copy directly to you new installation.
 
Install the applications first though

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This happened to my computer 3 times in a month. When I boot up my computer one day, the computer won't boot up, and there will be an error message saying that *something*.dll is missing or corrupted, and it asks me to install a copy of it.

I tried doing as stated and installed a copy of the system file back in again, but the error remains. I tried running CHKDSK /R, and it still doesn't fix the problem. Neither does repairing work.

The only thing that would work was if I re-installed Windows.

But a little over a week from the 1st time this happened, it came back again(a different dll missing or corrupted). And I had to re-install.

Then this time, within a week, the same problem came back yet again. So here I re-installed windows again.

The thing is, I ran antivirus frequently and nothing came up...

I'm afraid this problem might come up again. Does anyone know what might be causing this? And how to solve this problem?

A:System files keep getting corrupted(3rd time reinstalling windows in 1 mth)

Hi and welcome to TSF

I guess the first question is what do you use this PC for? Maybe d/l music/ videos?

Do you always use an active Anti virus and firewall ?

BG

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