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Error: "Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for e

Q: Error: "Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for e

I've tried system restore and got this message:
Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for errors before it can be restored.). So down below of that message, there's a link which says ''Check the disk for errors''. So I clicked on it, and then it says ''Windows can't check disk while in use, do you want to check for hard disk errors the next time you start your computer?''. So I agree to it by clicking ''Schedule disk check''. So then I restart my computer & and it does nothing at all. I wanted to try system retore because theres this pop-up that keeps accuring on my Internet screen (Google Crome,Internet Explore) that says ''Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue'', and saying that It's outdated. But when I did try to install it, It wouldn't let me. Comes to find out, I THINK (Idk) it's like some type of virus. But I was just wondering on why my computer wont allow me to restore now? What should I do??

My computer: Desk Top (Windows 7) Hp S1933
(I'm super slow when it comes to computers, so please bear with me!)

Preferred Solution: Error: "Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for e

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

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

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

A: Error: "Windows detected file system corruption on OS (C:). You must check disk for e

Hi, go to start search and type, cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the command prompt copy paste the following:-

reg query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" > 0 & notepad 0

press enter, please post the notepad outcome here.

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Can't open a browser or Task Manager or much else for that matter.

GMER and DDS Logs info below:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Jenan at 18:24:16 on 2012-09-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2934.1461 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Secure.file-recovery-software - False Repair security check malware - Hard Disk Error detected

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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I doubt the bad sector on hard disk, so I made check disk through the Windows 7 (not in cmd mode). In processing check disk stops at stage "2154545 file record processed" (2154545 is random number), and I wait for 2 hours but without any results. Why check disk stopped at this point? What next to do? Thanks!

A:Windows check disk stopped at "xy file record processed"

Hello and welcome Shark Developer mate can you get into safe mode? If so try the chkdsk again.
Power up and tap F8 and when in safe mode try again using this
Disk Check if the first method doesn't work then try option 2.
Post back what happens.

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message


Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)

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So, I was reinstalling Vista, from a folder on my PC. The folder is on Z:\, and I'm installing to C:\. I installed previously from XP to Vista the same way. This time, I got a disk read error on reboot. chkdsk found a problem, I used /r and let it work. Still got the error. Booted to my Ubuntu drive and opened GParted, where it shows a warning saying it's unable to detect file system, etc.

I'd just like to get some of my files off my C:\ drive, but I am unable to see it from Computer, though I can see the other partition on the same drive. Any tips?

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Hello. I am having trouble with a message in Action Center in Windows 8.1. It is saying "Check Backup Disk Space" and I cannot hide the message. I had Windows 7 File Recovery setup with Windows 8.1, but now after the upgrade, the message is "stuck." Can this be fixed? These two links explain it perfectly:

Windows 8.1 Update - Check backup disk space - Microsoft Community

Windows 8.1, can't remove "Check backup disk space" error in action center - Ars Technica OpenForum

Please help. Thanks.

A:"Check Backup Disk Space" Error Windows 8.1

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I am in the process of developing an Access 2003 application, and almost done. While I was fixing some errors with controls on one of the reports, seems like the database corrupted. Now, I keep getting "microsoft office access has detected corruption in this file....etc". It instructs me to Compact & Repair, but when I get the same error message when I try that. If I open a blank database & try to import objects from the corrupted database, I cannot access/view the objects of the corrupted file from the blank database. Unfortunately, I dont have a backup of the file, I can try to restore to an earlier storage point (using System Restore), but will lose considerable work. Any ideas?

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Alright, I have the C:\Windows\system32\config\system file that is corrupt/missing and I am unable to start up my computer. I've read the forums about this one, but my problem is different. Apparently, I have a SATA drive and Windows XP pro is installed. I only have a Windows XP home disk. When I try to use the Windows Home disk and Recovery Console, it says that no Hard Disk Drive is detected. From what I understand, it doesn't detect my SATA. Any tips on what to do? And no I do not have a Windows XP pro cd.

A:C:\Windows\System32\config\system file is corrupt help, Hard drive disk not detected

Hi Sigzen and welcome to TSF,

XP home will normally detect a serial HD. The BIOS is where the interface for that is maintained. USB might be a different story. It's likely that if you had a pro CD, it would tell you the same thing if you tried to get into the Recovery Console. Why don't you see if the BIOS sees the HD? If it sees it, home should see it also. If BIOS don't list the harddrive, then you might have a bad harddrive or bad connection.

Before anything else was tried, I would try Last Known Good Configuration in the Advanced Boot window. Tap F8 at early boot to get the menu. If that fails try the other boot options. If they fail, then look in the BIOS for the drive there.

If no drive, open the computer and reseat the data and power cables to the HD. Also, reseat the data cable at the motherboard. Be Very careful to touch bare case metal before reseating the cables. If that don't work, download the Disk Manufacturers Diagnostic CD file and run it.

If you must run the Recovery Console, you can download UBCD4WIN and burn it to a CD. It is a CD based windows that will boot and let you work on your computer, including running the Recovery Console.

Hope this helps,
Best regards,

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Hello all,

Yesterday, Microsoft sent out a new batch of updates through Windows Update. However, I ran into issues when I tried to manually install the Update to Windows 7 file (KB2868116). Namely, the update seemingly hung on me; I left the update on for 20-30 minutes, but it never progressed beyond this file. I tried clicking the "stop installation" button, but nothing happened even after several minutes. Not knowing what to do, I forced a restart of my computer. I was able to boot to windows fine and was able to then manually install the other update files fine. Windows, so far, seems to be working fine; I can boot to it, run my programs and shut down fine. Windows Update doesn't show the offending update as having installed, and the update still shows up as available, downloaded, and ready to install (I right clicked on the specific update, and "hid" it to prevent it from trying to install when I shut down). I also did NOT get any error messages. However, I'm still worried that I may have broken something when I restarted my computer.

My questions are, how worried should I be that something got corrupted? If I should be worried, how do I check to see if the update corrupted anything and how do I fix it if I find something. Also, while I have the update hidden and am preventing it from installing, the actual download is still on my computer. Is the anyway to get rid of it?

Thank you.

A:How do I check for Windows Update file installation corruption?

An update that is not installed will affect your computer - and is best left alone, since there are interdependencies in the downloads.
If/when MS revise the update, it will reappear in the offered list, and whichever files are not required will be deleted while those that are still need won't have to be re-downloaded.

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I am getting an error "file system corruption of local disk C:" while trying a system restore. I am using vista home premium. How to resolve this error?

A:file system corruption error in C:

Hi and welcome to TSF try using your recovery or install disc to run a repair http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html

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Hi all

I'm having problems with the above error which pops up everytime I restart and periodically. I have ran AVG anti virus successfully and also SpyBot SD which removed all found problems (had to run it in safe mode to remove one issue). My HijackThis log is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:34:51, on 14/05/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinRemote.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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A:Need Help with "Windows - No Disk" error, log file included

Run HijackThis and click on "Config" and then on the "Misc Tools" button.
If you're viewing HijackThis from the Main Menu then click on "Open the Misc Tools Section".
Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.
Click the "Save List" button.
Copy and paste that list here.

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I recently did a whole new build, new hard drive, mobo (GA-P35-DS3L/S3L) and processor. The problem is, I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate and I come up with "Insert system disk and press enter" error when I try to boot from the disk. I checked the BIOS and the mobo had recognized the DVD drive and the hard drive. I tried putting the hard drive under slave and the DVD drive under master, and vice-versa. I am a high school student who generally gets lots of home work, so it would be nice to be able to type out my work. I am also a gamer, and my friend and I are trying to get my computer fixed, and it's really frustrating. I would like to get this fixed as soon as possible


A:"INSERT SYSTEM DISK" error when trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate

If the hardware is so old that you are using IDE drives, are you sure that it even will run Windows 7?

Is the DVD a full, retail version from Microsoft?

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Would someone please be able to assist me with this problem? I keep getting the "Windows - No Disk. Please contact System Administrator" problem on my PC. Usually a reboot solves this but it creeps up after time again.

I ran a HijackThis system scan and here is the log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:01:12 PM, on 2007/03/21
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
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A:WIN XP: "Windows - No Disk. Please contact System Administrator" error

They are going to tell you to get the old version of HJT, 2.0 is in BETA. Get the older version here:


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Hi everybody,

The title says it all. My dad was using the computer to watch some videos online when Mozilla Firefox froze. Then I tried to get into the task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del and that wouldn't work. Tried right clicking the taskbar and going into task manager and that didn't work either. So I just shoved the power button to turn off the computer, and turned it back on. It hung on the "Starting Windows" screen for a while, then it launched into check disk. It scanned for a bit, then said "File record segment 2xxx is unreadable" and it kept going until about 58%, then it just kept giving "File record segment 3xxxx is unreadable" and kept going up until "File record segment 44139 is unreadable". Then it said something about index errors and the computer reboot. Now it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". Does anyone have any insight?

A:check disk is giving me "File record segement xxxxx is unreadable"

So I threw in my windows 7 CD to try and repair the startup, but it didn't work. Now the computer rebooted and is going through check disk again. I already switched the SATA ports on the motherboard. Is there anything anyone can suggest?

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?

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Hi my neighbour has just shown me her tablet which is showing the following error which appeared after she accessed Facebook.
***** Don't restart your computer *****
WIndows Detected Hard Drive Data Corruption.
This indicates that some recent downloads on the computer has created problems on the computer.
Call technical support (0800) 802 1389 and share this code S4AW2 with the Agent to fix the issue.
I was surprised when she said she had rung the number and they were unable to help.  I presumed it was ransomware and they would want money.
Can anyone help please?  Is this genuine?  What are the next steps?

A:Error Message Windows Detected Hard Drive Data Corruption

Hi jen000 This is what we call a technical support scam. Basically a fake alert pops-up in the web browser, stating that your system/computer is having an issue and it asks you to call a certain number. However the person that will answer and "assist" you is a scammer that will try to sell you an overpriced solution that is basically useless since you aren't affected by the problem in the pop-up. For more information, read the following post by quietman.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry3897161

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Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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just like the title says my HD crashed and i could not boot on the computer i put in a new HD and tried to boot it would not work. i would see the HP screen but then i would get the error. it is a 810a model and help would be extremely appreciated. and if you really know you can email me at <email removed>

A:Installed new HD now getting "disk boot error inset system disk & press enter"

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I've been receiving a blue screen of death every once in a while, and on the blue screen it states "Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption", among other things. Any ideas on how to get rid of this? I have Windows XP. Let me know if I need to post more info.


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On Dell Dimension 4600 /Windows XP system - it will not reboot after getting the 'System Tool' virus. It comes up with a blue screen saying:-

'A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:-
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration and check for any update drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for Hard Drive corruption and then restart your computer.'

Chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume, but ran to completion.

Now when I insert the Windows XP disk to see if a repair may be possible the partitions on the first disk show up as:-
-: Partition1 [FAT] 47MB (40MB free)
C: Partition2 [Unknown] 76238 MB (76238 MB free)
Unpartitioned space 8MB

There is also a 2nd disk with a D [FAT] and E [NTFS] partition which appear ok.

Now, the C drive should have Windows XP on it.
So, do I assume that [Unknown] means it does not recognise the file system and it is therefore corrupt?
Would fixmbr or fixboot be worth a try?
What do you recommend?
Any recommendations on how I may try recover files from the drive?


A:Windows XP no reboot after System Tool virus - disk corruption?

First thing, go to our Virus and Malware Removal forum, read the UPDATED 8 Step sticky, follow it step by step as given, and on that forum post with the required attached logs.

The reason for this is you could still be infected thus making any any other diagnostic steps virtually useless at this point.

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I really need help.
Yesterday evening windows retarted my laptop, telling me it found a new update. I vened had no choice, it just restarted.

Last windows version was fall creator update. Now i don't know the one it just installed.
Since nothing happened except the littles dots moving sometimes, I let it work over night, thinking that in the morning it would have installed the update.
But this morning I found only a black screen, and after reboot this red message.
It seems it is not finding the disk boot sector.
Any Idea? Panik...

A:After Windows Update (automatic) Red Message "Invalid Signature detected. Check Policy in Setup"

I disabled secure boot option,
But no boot device found.
Is there a way to uninstall the last windows update, without being able to boot the computer? 

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My mom has an HP Compaq nc8430 computer. She recently encountered this problem this morning. Does this mean that the hard drive's dead? Any help is appreciated greatly

A:"Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready"

DId ur BIOS detect ur HDD? Also check if ur sata cable is loosed or not. U can try another pair of sata cable & test it if it works or not..

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

A:HP 4510s windows7 "Non-system disk or disk error replace..."

What is a "Disk sanitizer." Sounds like a disk wiper, or some optimizing or registry cleaning crapware that ruined your Win7.

Try booting into the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to System Restore to before you ruined the OS as shown in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also provides the DVD if needed.

If you can't get it started with any of the steps given there then get the superior Clean Reinstall without the HP crapware which is the worst in the industry and throttles Win7 from its native state.

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How can I work around the following rror message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk". I'm using Windows XP on a Gateway GT 4016

A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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Running Windows Home Premium.

First to elaborate on my current issues, I've done months of searching for answers and have found none. Hopefully you guys can help. When turning on my laptop, each time I have to skip the dskchk that pops up. It usually freezes between 50 and 64 during the second phase i believe. (Not sure on the phase) anyway so I generally skip it. On a blue moon it will lock up for about 5 seconds and then go to the windows login screen.

This lead me to believe some kind of system file was corrupt, which I've got out the trusty old command prompt and used the SFC /scannow function, which enivitably created the CBS files. Which is great because it turns out the windows sidebar system.ini is corrupt. A truley useless program, that I do not use nor boot at start corrupted itself from what I can tell.

Now here's where it get's odd, I don't use registry cleaners or anything of that sort, and when I use the gadgets, they all appear to work normally. No inconsistancies, or issues. I'm truley stuck.

A:Windows has deteccted a system file corruption...

SFC.EXE tells you when system files have been changed. You'll have to look at the copy in the driver store to tell you what exact change was made.

Have you done a hardware diagnostic on your hard drive? (usually freely available at the website of the manufacturer)

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I recently had to restore my notebook to factory conditions to take care of some malware. The restoration worked perfectly and my computer was up and running. After opening Windows, I downloaded and installed the Google Chrome browser and installed or uninstalled nothing else.

This morning, however, I woke up to find a Bad Image error on one of my system32 files. The only changes my system underwent between the system restoration was the downloading and installation of an update bundle for Windows Vista and the download and installation of Google Chrome.

I searched for the problem online and found only one tech forum in which a similar problem occured. One of the admins suggested to the original poster that the windows update "reacted badly" to some software on the computer and "instead of damaging windows, it damaged the system".

I ran and sfc/scannow, 100% Verification in which the files were detected but could not be repaired.

This is not the first time this has happened. A few months ago, another Bad Image error caused me to have no sound on my notebook, this too immediately following an update.

Any solutions/similar cases out there?

A:System File Corruption After Windows Update

Please parse the log, as seen in the top yellow box here: System Files - SFC Command

Then upload the sfcdetails.txt file which has been created on your Desktop.


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Windows Xp.. System file check wants the wrong CD. So obviously it won't accept my original install CD. As you can see from my image, I am running Windows XP Home, and sfc asks for Windows XP Pro CD-ROM. As it happens I have even tried inserting the disc is asks for, but it still refuses to repair any files. Any thoughts?


A:System File Check is "broken".

If you have upgraded to SP2, which it appears you have, you need to use a SP2 disk when you run SFC. (note it is asking for a Service Pack 2 CD) (not sure why it wants a Pro Cd vs a Home CD but ....)

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A friend has an old Pentium 1 HP Vectra 500 PC. On startup it says "Invalid system disk" like if you had a disk in the floppy drive. There is no disk in the CD or A drive. I took the A drive and CD out of the boot sequence via the bios and it made no difference. Is it the hard drive?

A:"Invalid system disk" error w/no disk in drive

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HI I was strolling along the internet yesterday and something started downloading to the computer. Now I get a blue screen with this message at the top; "Detected SPYware! System error #384" and constant pop-ups, no MSN sign in, a slow slow slow system and a CPU constantly running at 100%. I don't think this is a new type of spyware but I'm not sure excactly how to go about fixing it. Any help would be appriciated.

Thanks! Andy

A:Solved: "Detected SPYware! System error #384" Can anyone help!!?

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i have bought a new computer recently and today i got this error message (i think the error is quite famous i will provide a photo if needed) and i have been trying to fix with no luck here is the situation so far.

1) i got the error after updating (it poped up after restarting the computer) the driver for my nvidia graphics card (not sure if this is important) .

2) i've searched around and i couldn't tell if this is a legitimate error or just maleware .

3) i ran check disk and no bad sectors were found .

4) i ran malwarebytes and it didn't find anything.

5) i ran superantispyware and it found and cleaned some threats .

6) i ran seaTools and the drive passed the fix all function .

i have done a complete back up just in case.

how do i fix this problem ?

please inform me if any information is needed and i will provide it ASAP.

i apologize for the long post.

Thank You

A:i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

If you have made a backup image of your drive - you have done the best thing, just in case.

Are you still getting the message?

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My systems continues to complete a "checking file system c: FAT 32 file" and does this continuously and will not take me to the desktop. What is happening and how can I fix this problem? Can anyone help?? Thanks in advance. :wave:

A:Check Disk Error File Fat 32

Try to boot into safe mode (press F8 a few times after the PCs first beep at bootup) and let chkdsk finish. Then click on Start/Run and type in MSCONFIG to see if it is entered there under one of the boot menus. Stop it if you can.

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When I try to use Check disk on drive C: with the 'Automatically fix file system errors' box ticked and then press 'Start' I get the usual message that the disk check cannot be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files and asks 'Do you want to schedule this disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?'

However, if I click on 'Yes' and then restart the computer, it boots straight into Windows without doing a disk check.

It used to work but for some reason does not work any more.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Check Disk With Automatically Fix File System Errors Not Working

Hello PinguJohn

Try running chkdsk from the command prompt

Start/Run and type in

At the prompt type
chkdsk /r (there is a space before /)
Reboot and hopefully it will run now


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I followed the tips in this thread to get rid of the same bug, however I would appreciate if someone could look through this log file to see if there is anything else that I need to delete. I followed the instructions for "dmc2005's " fix, but it appears that program didn't fix everything. So, thanks in advance.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 8:14:24 PM, on 7/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\eber.exe
C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Shadow\ShadowBar.exe
C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Program\BackWeb-137903.exe
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A:"Detected SPYware! System error #384"?

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so there's this web page/desktop problem i'm having where my desktop has turned into some warning for spyware and it has a hyperlink right in the center of it, also when i open internet explorer the first web page is this:

Detected SPYware! System error #384

Your IP address is Using this address a remote computer has gained anaccess to your computer and probably is collecting the information about the sites you've visited and the files contained in the folder Temporary Internet Files. Attention! Ask for help or install the software for deleting secret information about the sites you visited.


Your computer is full of evidences!
ISP of transmission: CHARTER
Your IP address:
They know you're using: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Your computer is: Windows XP
Risk status for further investigation: VERY HIGH RISK

To protect from the Spyware - click here
To prevent information transmission - click here
To delete the history of your activity, click here

and if i go to a different web address a bunch of pop ups pop up, now i've downloaded Hijack This and deleted some things that looked like i didn't want but i'm not sure if i should have done that because i don't really know what i'm doing and i don't know what i�... Read more

A:"Detected SPYware! System error #384"?

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Along with a slew of "System message - Write Fault Error" Popups, and a Popup that has a bunch of what I assume is Russian Chars that ends with "DFS has stopped working", the top Popup reads "System Error. Hard Disk failure detected".

I have read the Prep guide and will include the output of DDS below.

Looking forward to getting this crap off of my machine.

Thanks for being here, your expertise is much appreciated.


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Don at 10:56:55 on 2012-09-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6143.5233 [GMT -4:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:System Error. Hard Disk failure detected

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We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
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I originally posted on the "Am I Infected" Forum, but think it probably will end up here. Apologies for posting on both.
Good Morning,

Have run into a problem removing some malware. We have successfully removed malware from this and other computers in the past, but ran into an issue this morning.

Computer is running XP SP3. This morning, we found that there were a large of number of "critical hard drive" alerts, both in the task bar and in pop ups (Red icon in taskbar with white x in it?). None of those files were clicked and we rebooted into safe mode with networking. However, once logged in as the same user that was logged in previously, we are unable to run rkill.exe (or several of its renamed versions) and are also unable to install malwarebytes. Both programs receive "access denied" errors.

Appreciate any assistance that can be provided!
Wanted to add a little more information.

The main dialog box (lots of cascading dialog boxes) listed "System Error. Hard Disk Failure detected. It's highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files." The two buttons were 'scan and repair' or 'cancel and restart.' (Didn't click any of these)

In the taskbar, the pop up says "Critical Error. Drive sector not found error."

Thanks again.

A:System Error. Hard Disk Failure Detected

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I have windows vista on an acer aspire. about an hour ago, I got an error message that said " system error. hard disk failure detected". after that I got about 50 error messages all layered on top of each other, with 2 options I can't remember. I was then reading about this possible virus online when my desktop folders disappeared and soon the computer shut itself off. I restarted and got all the error messages again, but was able to get on to the internet (under the start menu all the programs were gone, but when I went to all programs you could see them). but again the computer shut itself off (after i tried to close some of the error windows which were blocking my view of the web browser).

now I tried to restart my computer again but it will not start. instead it is giving me a window with the option to repair or restore.

I am on my phone posting to this site, hoping someone can help.

I do not have a cd/dvd drive, btw.

A:system error. hard disk failure detected

Have you ran mbam yet?

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the desktop background is now black, a get a dozen pop ups that states:

System Message - Write Fault Error
A write command during the test has failed. This may be due to media or read/write error. The system gemeratesan exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.

Then I get a pop up that states:

System Error. Hard Disk Failure Detected
It's highly recomended to run a complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files
Run Scan or Close and Restart
The desktop has been wipe clean except for the the recycle bin, internet explorer(which doesn't work) & windows explore. All my other files & programs are gone. There is also nothing in the start up menue except for windows word. Not even the control panel is showing.
Starting in Safe Mode, the desktop & start menue are the same, except i dont get the pop ups.

i wanted to try and run rkill from my flash drive, but i cant even get to the driver to start it.

Any help would be great


A:System Error. Hard Disk Failure Detected

Boot into safemode with networkingDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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So I just built my new pc 2 days ago my computer will boot up but I get a realllllly long "starting windows" screen sometimes it just freezes there and I have to hard reset it, if it passes that then it goes into a disk check where it freezes every time after all 3 steps are done any suggestions?

A:windows 7 long "starting windows" screen time and froze disk check

I am assuming you are not able to get to the desktop ??

Are you able to get to safemode ??

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Hi I'm getting a Check disk error $I30 for file 171473 I'm wondering what that error means and can i fix it I'm running a windows vista Operating System Can you help me?

A:Check disk error $I30 for file 171473

I have this error in my computer but do not fixed this My computer in servis naw
and I waited what can I do I dont naw
What sort computer you use ?

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I am running xp home on a sony vaio. I ran the error checking feature (local drive C > properties> tolls> error checking).

I clicked to run the check when the computer was next started. When the computer was started again (about 10 minutes later), the error-check process began.

It got all the way to:"CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
27% completed."Now, it seems to be hung-up. I restarted the computer and it did the same thing: started the error-check and appears to be hung-up at the same place. It's been at this "27%" point for about one hour.

Is there any way I can exit the "error-checking" and just go to the desktop?

I would like to get out of this.


Whatever you can share is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] HELP - system hung-up doing &quot;error-check&quot;

Turns out it wasn't hung-up...it just took foreeeeever to finish, well over an hour. Everything is working fine now.

Strange, but done.

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I reformatted my computer about 4 weeks ago. Every week I've been doing routine maintenance. Ad/spy/virus check, follow by cleaning of Internet temp files, cookies etc etc.

After that I would do a scan disk and the last 4 weeks has been ok, it completed to phase 3.

Now for some reason it doesn't complete phase 2.

Anyway ideas?

Windows XP, Service pack 3 installed.

A:"Windows was unable to complete the disk check" Stuck on Phase 2

Hmmmm? I just cleared the cache, cookies, etc on firefox which is the default browser I use. Clicked scan disk and it completed pass phase 3.

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?. Because it seems I have to clear all those date before scan disk can be completed. Why?

I would have thought clearing cookies, history temporary files via control panel > Internet options > general clears all the data but it seems I have to clear it through firefox too? Why?

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?

Another thing. As I managed to complete scan disk. I decided to re check it just incase, at this point I was surfing the net reading some emails, etc and scan disk did not complete.


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I just attempted to use Partition Wizard to repair my MBR after installing Ubuntu and having issues with a BSOD in Windows (0xC0000225).

Now when I reboot all I get is "Non-System disk or disk error." Any ideas? I can't run fixmbr using a recovery disk because apparently that command no longer exists!

A:Help please! "Non-System disk or disk error" after repairing MBR

Please don't start another thread, people are still trying to help you at the other one and that makes it too confusing.

(Another) 0xC000025 error

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I picked up a computer off craiglist was thoroughly enjoying my gtx geforce 680 ( https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/6239989909.html ) when it "crashed" about 6 hours after purchase.When I rebooted I received the "no hard disk detected" message. Upon launching bios setup the hard drive is listed with details as being attached to its corresponding sata port. I am trying to determine if my hard drive is broken or if it needs remounting or some other sort of procedure.

The hard drive is a slightly dated WD Carver 1 TB SATA internal drive interacting with an asus motherboard. I did notice the boot order for drives had been rearranged putting an external and an optical disk drive in position 1 and 2 for boot directories. I disabled both the external and optical disc and selected the WD sata drive as the first preference for booting. Still I am getting the same error. I read somewhere that if the bios is recognized in setup but is still not recognized for booting that I may need to run a 32bit diagnostic. The forum I saw the diagnostic post mentioned on was in reference to a dell machine. I don't really know what this is or if it exists on my ASUS mother board.

In short: how can I tell If my hard drive needs replacement?

If Bios recognizing the drive is sign of life how can I get my computer to recognize this drive again?

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