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Directory\Program files is corrupt

Q: Directory\Program files is corrupt

When I start up my laptop I receive the error that my directory\program files is corrupt and unreadable. I am directed to run the Chkdsk utility. I cannot run this utility. When I try i am told that I do not have authority to run it although I am the only user on this computer. If I try to run it as a scheduled mainenance it does not run. Any one have this problem and how did you fix it?

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Preferred Solution: Directory\Program files is corrupt

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A: Directory\Program files is corrupt

Hello Ray, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated before this error may be able to fix it for you. If not, then you may need to reinstall Vista.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, i got a few problems lately with some files and i fear it might be some corruption in the windows system from older virus or something and have no idea how to fix it.

For example in a zip file i got something called "header corurpt" or when trying to play a game i get "the archon directory within the current user's home directory is corrupt or the home directory is unwrittable" which i also got in another game during instalation.

Is there any way to can search for corruption errors? Because i cant format the pc since i have left the windows xp cd at my older house in greece because my parents use it too plus i have a small problem getting all the drivers for everything. Is there any solution or program that searches for corruptions and restores them?Or restores them manually

A:Problem with corrupt files or directory?

first do a scan disk.

Run type cmd in the command prompt type in

Code:
CHKDSK /F /R
then type in "Y" for yes then reboot
this will take some time have some coffee and sit back.

Old virus?

I would go here to the link in my signature Virus, Spyware, malware help and tell them or mention old virus and your problem. They will give you instructions. I can not help you with virus here.

Good luck.

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When I try to install any programs like skype and the last part of the installation I get an error occured while attempting to create the directory: C:program files\ common files
why is this happening? but more importantly how do I fix it?
Thanks for any help given

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Hi,

after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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An error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files
wont let me install some programs like msn i dunno why..
 

A:error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

Bump
 

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Thanks to anyone who can help. I've searched for this topic and haven't found anything that worked for me. I posted this topic a couple days ago but just now it didn't show up; sorry if I've double-posted.

I'm trying to download itunes for the first time, but I get the error in the title when I try to run the itunes_setup.exe file. When I cancel, I get "The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update. The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator."

I checked and confirmed that I am the admin on my PC, and all accounts are set up with full access privileges to these folders. I also tried rebooting in safe mode and logging on as "Administrator" and running the .exe from a flash drive.

I think I had similar problems loading an XP Office Upgrade a few months ago; I finally just gave up. I have Spybot Search and Destroy; it says I'm clean, for whatever that's worth.

Please help! Thanks again.

A:error occurred with attempting to create directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

You are mostly likley on a limited account.
Are you using Xp
Are you the only account. There are other reasons but lets look at this option first

Go to control panel use accounts and click on your user name , it will say if you are and admin of the machine or you are using a limited account.

Take alook at that and post back

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Hi,

I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?

Thank

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

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Howdy.

I've been troubleshooting issues with my pc all week (0x8e BSOD mostly and a registry recover message on start up). I have narrowed it down to my RAM, processor, or motherboard (specs below). This is also a week old install of XP Pro.

During testing one of my memory sticks to see if it was the faulty one, I was trying to open Winamp and it came up with some script error, followed by a notification in the system tray to run chkdsk. I OK'd all that out, and scheduled a chkdsk. I opened my Explorer (right clicked Start and Explore) and went into Program Files...and nothing was there but Windows junk (Messenger, WMP, and so forth). There was only about 7 of these folders, and I noticed my virus scanner (Avast!) was not in the systray, nor was my firewall icon.

So, I clicked on the Avast! shortcut and an error came up saying the link is invalid yada yada Press OK to delete. I tried other shortcuts...some worked but others gave the same error.

Any ideas how all those files went Adios but some programs that are supposed to be in there still work? I have already done chkdsk /r in Recovery console, and tried to restore my pc back a few days (It runs, but it says it cannot restore it). I really want to blame one of the memory sticks for this, but somehow they are checking out ok by themselves.

Mobo- AOpen AK77-400N
Processor- AMD XP 2400+
ATI Radeon 9200 AGP 8x
Memory- G Skill 2 GB PC3200 DDR400 (two 1 GB sticks)
Windows XP Pro SP3

A:Nothing in Program Files directory

is it the same when in safe mode? if you can get into Avast! set it to do a full scan on startup...It looks like it could be a virus to me. Have you checked to see what processes are running?

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I'm trying to find a simple, straightforward opensource Windows program to compare all files within a directory to all files in a different directory in order to ensure that they are completely identical (basically to verify backups). I'm looking for something more reliable than simply comparing file sizes or dates. I would think the most efficient way to do this would be by using some fast and simple file hash (md5?) to compare the two.
 
I looked through the "Freeware Replacements for Common Commercial Apps" post, but I didn't see anything like this. Does anyone know of a program like this?

A:Program to compare all files in directory

Beyond Compare (not freeware): http://www.scootersoftware.com/features.php

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I have a program files directory on my e:\ that I use to install most of my applicaitons to as it is much larger than my c:\ partition.

However I cannot write or delete anything from this folder now, and I cannot open an application I have been using for ages either, and this is how I noticed it. I have scanned my machine using Panda Titanium 2007, Adaware and AVG anti spyware, and nothing suspect shows up but I presume it is something malicious.

Has anyone got any ideas? It is only this directory that is giving me trouble and today is the first time this has shown up. I am logged in as the same profile I always use.

Win 2000 machine.

Here is the hijackthis log...... Any help appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:58:19, on 10/10/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
E:\Program Files\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\pavsrv50.exe
E:\Program Files\AVENGINE.EXE
e:\program files\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
e:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
E:\Program Files\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
E:\Program Files\PsImSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system... Read more

A:Cannot write to program files directory

Anyone please? I can't open most of the applicaitons I have installed to that directory. It was ok a couple of days ago, and I haven't noticed anything else changing.
 

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After fighting with my machine all day to try to get it to boot, I ended up doing a reinstall over top of my existing windows xp installation. When I finally got my machine back up and running, everything in my program files directory was gone, though I did not have more free space on my machine than I did before. Any idea where windows is hiding my program files, and any idea how I can get them back?

A:Program Files directory wiped out

Anybody have any ideas on this? I'm kind of stuck here.

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OK so built new computer and was suggested by tech at ncix that i have two hard drives. 1ssd for operating system 120G and one for all other crap, programs software games etc.. 2TB. Did that and have about 70g filled on ssd with operating system and some other stuff and want now to have ALL other software etc installed on 2TB drive. I have read other forums and have changed setting as per instructions on other forums as in regedit and changing programfilesdir and programfilesdirx86 from C which is my ssd to E which is 2TB. the programs that i now install seem to install on E as from what i can see but now for some reason shortcut icons on destop will error saying path does not exist in C drive. after reading a couple of threads on this site i noticed that someone else has same problem and changed another file in regedit called programw6432dir as well. i have not made that change yet. should i? will that fix the error path message? it also affected my internet explorer when i go to use it from the start menu and with the path error message from those programs destop icon logos they no longer show up as the logo it was before but a generic logo with no discription. Just so you all know i am running windows7pro64 amd8core 32gigram. i am a novice as for computers and all the setting and all. Please email me back with advice to solve my problem at: ****

Thanks

Ryan

A:windows 7 changing program files directory

Hello toomuchbeer and welcome to TSF,

There are a few ways to do this...

Custom installation paths and utilization of Windows 7 Libraries.

The easiest way is to specify installation paths when installing programs. Most installable programs will allow you to chose a non-standard installation path.

Also, Windows 7 libraries allow you to access your documents and media files from multiple locations. When you add a location to your library, opening "Documents" for example, will show you items in your Documents folder AND the added location.

This is the way I would suggest to do things.. It requires a bit more attention, but your main OS files and updates will easily fit on the 120GB SSD. And you can still install programs that you want to launch with SSD speeds in the default location...

EDIT:
Also.... I suggest moving the paging file to the HDD...
Right click Computer
Select Properties
On the left of the screen select Advanced System Settings
Select the Advanced Tab
Select Settings in the Performance box
Select the Advanced Tab
Select Change in the Virtual Memory box.
Deselect Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
Select the C: Drive (Windows installation)
Select No Paging File
Select the secondary HDD.
Select either System Managed size or Custom Size. (note: By selecting Custom size, it allows you to set a static size for your paging file... This can increase performance, but be careful not to set the size too low... I suggest a min... Read more

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I have gone back to try to find the answer to this question but I have not seen it answered here yet.

I just did a clean install of a 120Gb HD on an old lappy (Compaq Presario V2000) which I want to donate to a student. I wish to have the XP Pro on the C:\ Partition 1 and then for all other files to automatically search to find the D:\ Partition 2 when they are being installed.

As it is now the files try to load everything on the C drive. My C drive is 12Gb and D drive is 118Gb roughly speaking. I have seen answers about moving directories in registry ProgramDir but I do not see one in this XP Pro SP3 install. Also I do not want any of the Windows files to stop working, like Outlook Express etc.

What I do want is for all new software to install on D drive and not C.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:How to redefine the location of the Program Files directory C: to D:

You cannot, change the drive letter of the boot partition (the one that contains the Windows XP program files). Program Files must still be on C:
But you can change the Default Install file location to a Different Drive letter.

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Okay, so recently, my dad's laptop started goofing up. It is a Toshiba Satellite P305. I currently have a HijackThis log. Any... odd entries?

Here are some error messages I get:
On boot, I get the following error message: "The following file or directory is corrupt: \Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV. Please run CHKDSK to repair." So I ran CHKDSK. It still does it, so idk?

Trying to open that directory, I get the following error: "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:04:06 PM, on 11/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
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A:C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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Hi, I work in a computer repair shop, and I've recently had two computers come in separately with the same very odd problem. What appears to have happened is that something has deleted most (but not all) of the folders within the Program Files and Program Files (x86) directories. A secondary symptom is that the start menu is also almost or completely empty. Files remain associated with the removed programs, and they appear to have been simply deleted rather than uninstalled. When the first machine came in I thought perhaps this was user error, but having seen a second identical but unrelated instance that now seems unlikely. The second user said it occurred around the time she was installing Norton 360 (in fact, the disk was still in her drive). I've checked in both cases and:
- The hard drives were healthy
- The folders were deleted, not hidden.

Anyone heard of a virus being the cause of something like this? I've done some extensive googling, and found a few people mentioning similar symptoms as far back as 2002, but no explanations.

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I'm having several issues; I've thoroughly messed up my computer in the span of the past hour. I'll try to explain as quickly as possible. I'm on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and I have an SSD boot device with all of my files on a HDD. I edited the registry keys forever ago to move my program files directory to the HDD (both 64-bit and 32-bit to the same directory, and yes, I edited both the 64-bit and 32-bit registries), and it's worked just fine.
Installed final version of IE 10, had the same issue I had with the release preview (doesn't run--crashes a few seconds after the window opens)
Some programs run from the SSD even though I changed the Program Files directory to the HDD, so I copied the new Internet Explorer files from the HDD to the appropriate locations on the SSD, including overwriting ieproxy.dll (lots of fun to do, believe me). Didn't work, so I uninstalled IE 10 (which causes it to revert to IE 9), and rebooted as part of that process.
After rebooting, IE did absolutely nothing, but now all folders in Windows Explorer open in a new window when double-clicked. I have done everything I could find to fix this (including checking the registry entries at HKCR\Folder\shell and others). Nothing has worked.
Ran sfc /scannow, and it found and fixed errors. Rebooted but the problem persists and my program files directory (previously H:\Program Files) has renamed itself to H:\Program Files (x86), but the old directory can still be navigated to directly, and the old directory i... Read more

A:Program Files directory renamed itself, among other related issues

Having the 2 folders is totally normal. So what other problems are you having ?

Why are you changing the program files to the hdd, it defeats the purpose of using a ssd for it`s speed.

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I don't know where all the space in my C: is going. Is there a program that searches for files of a large size or lists files according to their size?
 

A:Is there a program that searches a drive or given directory for large files?

The following is freeware and doesn't require installation. It will find the 100 largest files on your drive:

Largest Files Finder
 

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Have a Windows 7 computer with almost 300,000 files in the %temp% dir and wanted to know if anyone had a suggestion on how to determine which program is creating all these files.  Looked under properties and didn't see any info, but maybe there is a way to generate a log of which file writes to the directory?
Any help you could provide would be appreciated.  Thanks.

A:Determine which program is creating files in the %temp% directory

Sysinternals Process Monitor can help you identify which processes create files in your temp directory. You have to set an appropriate filter so that you don't drown in the vast amount of log data.

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I have been getting the above error on every 64-bit software I try to install, I also looked at the keys in the registry for CurrentVersion and there is nothing there, which worries me. Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling windows?

A:Internal Error: Failed to get path of 64-bit Program Files directory.

Hi Tom,
from an elevated command mode run

sfc /scannow

Where EXACTLY did you look in the registry,
i'll look at mine

Roy

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Mcafee recently told me it had stopped a trojan, but it couldn't delete it until a restart. I clicked "ok" and then another trojan popped up as being stopped. Then another. I wish I wrote down the names, but I didn't and now I can't find them in any kind of Mcafee log. What I do have, however, are 2 files that seem suspicious.I went to Add/Remove New Programs and found a program called "Antiviirus.exe". I didn't know what it was so I tried to uninstall it but couldn't. I did a search and found it in my (C:\Program Files) directory. I went to Program Files, but Windows Explorer immediately encountered a problem and shut down. It only shuts down in this one particular directory. Another suspicious file there is "Instaler.exe." ------------------------------------Antiviirus.exeinstaler.exeI did a quick search for these files and found that they are sometimes variants of:Trojan.DropperTrojan.GorhaxTrojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.keu-------------------------------------I went into the command prompt and deleted both, but the problem still exists - even after several restarts and system scans. Since I still can't open the Program Files folder, I wonder what is still infecting my computer and what it is doing in the background. I have run Spybot, AdAware, A-squared and they all show up with nothing more than few tracking cookies. I tried running Panda online but I can't because I have Vista. I also tried running Housecall but it didn't ... Read more

A:Multiple Trojans / Windows Explorer Error In Program Files Directory

And now there's a new development... Sometimes when I try to run certain programs they don't start. They act like they do (and they even show up in my processes) but they never actually open on the desktop. And my computer isn't freezing or slowing down - these files just don't open.I tried AIM, Firefox, and Google Talk Installer. None of which opened.After a restart, I got Firefox to work but still not Google Talk Installer. I didn't try AIM again, I deleted it before the restart.Even in safemode, I can't get McAfee to open. (It does in normal mode, though)------------------------------------------And my processes now show a new file that wasn't there before. It's a known TROJAN called:Wininit.exe------------------------------------------NEW HIJACKTHIS LOG Please helpLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:23:10 AM, on 3/22/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\System32\smss.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\services.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows&#... Read more

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Hi guys, Can any please help me, we have had this laptop for 2 months now and im using it while im in the hospital, but im getting all these crazy things coming up, listed below are the popups
I keep getting messages "Program files (x86) Corrupt" and LogonUI.exe Corrupt and Setup.exe Corrupt, .
I have a Toshiba Satellite C665D and running window7 Home Premium

A:Program Files (x86) Corrupt

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Caz6


Hi guys, Can any please help me, we have had this laptop for 2 months now and im using it while im in the hospital, but im getting all these crazy things coming up, listed below are the popups
I keep getting messages "Program files (x86) Corrupt" and LogonUI.exe Corrupt and Setup.exe Corrupt, .
I have a Toshiba Satellite C665D and running window7 Home Premium


Unless you bought the system used, it should be under warranty. If it was purchased new, I suggest taking it back to the retailer for some help or a replacement.

HTH

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I tried to open zone alarm and AIM and got a pop up saying that C:/Program Files is corrupt. What? Then I got a yellow pop up in the lower right of my toolbar saying that its corupt and to run a chkdsk...Would it fix this? If not what? Why did this happen?
 

A:C: Program Files Corrupt?

Corvette said:

I tried to open zone alarm and AIM and got a pop up saying that C:/Program Files is corrupt. What? Then I got a yellow pop up in the lower right of my toolbar saying that its corrupt and to run a chkdsk...Would it fix this? If not what? Why did this happen?Click to expand...

CHKDSK will not cure the problem. If you have an IMAGE, then recover your Program Files from it. If not, do you have a restore point? If so, RESTORE to a date you determine to be correct. If this doesn't work, you may be looking at a SYSTEM INSTALLATION.
 

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Hello all, this is my first question on the forums.

Last night, after I booted up my computer, I received a message reading "Error -- Folder C:/Program Files has been corrupted and cannot be read. Please run the chkdsk utility." After logging on, I noticed that I cannot use any of the programs (except for Firefox). For example, the "Games" folder is now empty, and the Office programs ask for a CD when I try to open them. I have tried running the chkdsk.exe program, but I receive a similar error message upon doing so. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1420 with Windows Vista, and fortunately, everything else seems to be working fine.

Thanks to everyone for your help!
 

A:Corrupt Program Files

Here is what I would do.

1 First and foremost, make a backup of anything important; ie docs, mp3s, financial records, etc. Once the data is safe, you can continue.

2 Download and run the drive maker's utility for checking the drive. You download this from whomever made the drive; ie WD, Seagate, etc. It does no good to attempt to repair the system if you have a failing hd.

3 If the drive passes ALL tests both quick and full, then boot with the vista DVD and have it repair your system. If you do not have a vista dvd, then you should have a restore disk or restore partition that will allow you to make a restore disk.
 

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the majority of the programs on my computer are corrupt, and i don't know how it happened or what to do about it. i'll click to open something and get a yield sign in the bottom right hand corner and a popup that says:

"the file or directory C:\users\[my name]\appdata\local\virtualstore\program files is corrupt and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility."

i've tried running chkdsk while im on my computer and during start up, but neither do anything. i mean that when i try running it normally, the command prompt box flashes and thats it. i ran the program that gives the health report of my computer and everything was fine except for the dirtydisk flag placed on the "disk" section. the solution suggested was to run chkdsk, same issue of not being able to run it. i've tried restoring to a previous date but it won't let me. from time to time, i'll get a popup box that says basically the same thing as i said before, but something along the lines of "your harddrive may be full" is added to it. i still have 150g free, so that isn't the issue. sometimes, depending on the program, i can only get it to open if i open as administrator. im not sure why that has to be done seeing as how im the only user on my computer and should already have all the privileges. the only things i've downloaded in any relevant time frame are add-ons for mozilla, none of which had viruses.

dell inspiron e1705
windows vista home premi... Read more

A:basically all program files corrupt

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Hello all, hoping I can get some help from some of you knowledgeable folks here. I built a computer for my sister a few years back and she recently moved to a new home. Somewhere during her move, her operating system became corrupt, she says it happened after a critical windows update.

Anyway, I did a few things and got the system back up and running and backed up her files. The next day when her computer restarted, the OS was dead.

I have since bought a new hard drive and installed windows 7 a clean version on it, the I restored her files back on it. Everything is there but her program files, like Office her modem and router and such wont transfer. I hooked up the old HD as a second HD and can see the HD when I reboot. I can access all the files and such on the old HD, I tried to copy them and move them to the new HD, with no luck.

I then took out the new HD and reinstalled the old HD and tried the boot exe command, tried to fixMBR, tried to repaid MBR, even tried to rebuild BCD it says everything went right yet still wont boot. Yet again when I hook it up as a second HD with the new HD, I can access everything from it, but the programs to run the files

How can I get the program files from the old HD into the new HD without having to reinstall every single progarm, some I don't have the disk for and some I worry about licensing. Can I clone the old HD and move the files?

Is there any possible way to recover and move the program files and such to the new hard drive?

A:Help Please OS corrupt how to transfer program files

I very much fear that you will have to reinstall the programs. When you install a program, it creates registry entries and entries in AppData and ProgramData and such, and you can't simply copy them around like in the good old days.







  
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Hello all, hoping I can get some help from some of you knowledgeable folks here. I built a computer for my sister a few years back and she recently moved to a new home. Somewhere during her move, her operating system became corrupt, she says it happened after a critical windows update.

Anyway, I did a few things and got the system back up and running and backed up her files. The next day when her computer restarted, the OS was dead.

I have since bought a new hard drive and installed windows 7 a clean version on it, the I restored her files back on it. Everything is there but her program files, like Office her modem and router and such wont transfer. I hooked up the old HD as a second HD and can see the HD when I reboot. I can access all the files and such on the old HD, I tried to copy them and move them to the new HD, with no luck.

I then took out the new HD and reinstalled the old HD and tried the boot exe command, tried to fixMBR, tried to repaid MBR, even tried to rebuild BCD it says everything went right yet still wont boot. Yet again when I hook it up as a second HD with the new HD, I can access everything from it, but the programs to run th... Read more

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dammit, i tried to run this little application called Dexpose, its like Mac OS X Expose but for windows (downloaded it from softpedia) the program didn't do anything, and my house was flickering the loading icon, i ctrl+alt +del, and closed the program, now i tried using firefox, and it say

firefox.exe - corrupted file
The file or directory C:\program files is corrupted and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility.

even though i get the error, the program loads fine, and still runs, tried a few other programs, same problem, I tried accessing program files and it is denying me access.

any suggestions? I was gonna restart the computer, but i thought id ask someone here first. thank you.

A:Corrupt Program Files Folder! Crap! :S

  
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dammit, i tried to run this little application called Dexpose, its like Mac OS X Expose but for windows (downloaded it from softpedia) the program didn't do anything, and my house was flickering the loading icon, i ctrl+alt +del, and closed the program, now i tried using firefox, and it say

firefox.exe - corrupted file
The file or directory C:\program files is corrupted and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility.

even though i get the error, the program loads fine, and still runs, tried a few other programs, same problem, I tried accessing program files and it is denying me access.

any suggestions? I was gonna restart the computer, but i thought id ask someone here first. thank you.




Have you run your virus scan and malware programs?
If your HD is clean I would try a restore point or just try reinstalling Firefox.
That of course is after you try and uninstall that program you downloaded.

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When I was burning all me files onto CD to transfer them to my new laptop (the laptop I got from HP last January was a defective pos, and I had to contact the BBB after needing to send it back on 4 occassion beofre they would send me a replacement) and in the middle of tranferring the files to the CD burner to burn I got an error that said it could not successfully transfer one of the folders.

The entrie folder was gone! The folder on the CD burner was empty, and the folder was gone from the notebook as well.

I DL'd a free recovery program, and found the pictures, but when I recovered them they are now all corrupt and can't open or be viewed at all.

IS there a program that can repair them? IS there a better recovery program that can recover them without corrupting them? AM I SOL and have to fork over money to get the notebook looked at by a repair place?
 

A:IS there a program that can repair corrupt picture files?

http://www.ontrack.co.uk/easyrecovery/filerepair.asp
 

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Hi can anyone help. I've had a few freezes on my pc once while playing games and a few times while surfing the web, so i decided to scan my pc. I ran the sfc /scannow cmd program and received the message "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to repair them." I saw a thread on this before but my CBS file is way different. Can someone help?
My CBS.log is attached

A:Ran cmd program SFC /scannow found corrupt files but was unable to fix

Try this - it might fix your files: Repair Install

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I am getting a message "LogonUI.exe - Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I attempeted to run Chkdsk but got a message saying I would have to schedule it for next start up. I did and it didn't start.

I went into the command prompt as admistrator and tried entering
sfc/scannow, and c: /r. Nothing has changed, I tried to do a system restore, but got a message saying that it can't be done because of corrupted files.

I am running a Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavilion dv6000, 1.73Ghz Intel Centrino Duo, 2GB Ram

I would appreciate any help.
 

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I am getting a message "LogonUI.exe - Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I attempeted to run Chkdsk but got a message saying I would have to schedule it for next start up. I did and it didn't start.

I went into the command prompt as admistrator and tried entering
sfc/scannow, and c: /r. Nothing has changed, I tried to do a system restore, but got a message saying that it can't be done because of corrupted files.

I am running a Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavilion dv6000, 1.73Ghz Intel Centrino Duo, 2GB Ram

I would appreciate any help.
 

A:Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable

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Hi guys

Windows Vista (Home Premium) is telling me that any programs or upgrades I try to download do not have valid digital ceritificates when I ignore this and download anyway I get different variants of errors saying that the file is corrupt in some way and the program or upgrade won't install. As this is happening with trusted program such as Flash, ITunes, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars I know this is not a problem with the programs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

TKJoe
 

A:Digital certificates not valid for any program - files corrupt

Try resetting your browser, read carefully

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
 

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I have repeatedly tried to tell the chkdsc to run upon reboot, but nothing happens. I am still getting the error the C:\Program Files\Microsoft is corrupted or unreadable -- sptcmd.exe -- Corrupt File

I am running Vista Small Business OS -- Dell support did not provide me a viable solution -- it's a MS problem Recommendations?

A:C:\Program Files\Microsoft is corrupted or unreadable -- sptcmd.exe -- Corrupt File

If you have a Vista CD put that in and boot off of it and choose to Fix my Computer Vista will first try to fix the file system. If that fails it will give you the option to go to System Restore, or the Recovery Console (where you can run Check Disk)

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I need some help in figuring out how to copy a whole bunch of files from a directory tree to a single directory. I looked at all the xcopy switches, but none of them look like they will do what I want it to do. If I use the /S switch, it will keep the directory structure. Any ideas?

A:Help with copying files from a directory tree to a single directory

Do you have XP up & started? Why not just go into explorer, highlight all you need (CTRL + A to highlight everything), copy & paste?

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I have a 10 files that have all been categorised into about 40 folders. These files have been damaged.
I have a backup of all these files, but they are not categorised and sit in a single directory.

Does anyone know of an easy technique to batch replace the damaged files with the originals?

Cannot find any apps to do such a task.

A:Replace files in multiple directory, from a single directory

Easy one:

Built in command part of Windows. Open an elevated Command Prompt and type:


Code:
replace /?
Here is how:

Folder with Backup files:

C:\Data\Backups

Folders with corrupt files:

E:\Finance\Statements\2001
E:\Finance\Statements\2002
E:\Finance\Statements\2003
E:\Finance\Statements\2004
E:\Finance\Statements\2005
E:\Finance\Statements\2006
E:\Finance\Statements\2007


Code:
Replace c:\data\backup\*.* e:\finance\statements /s

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I ha the same problme with double program Files directory. One is the nromal directory, the other contains the same subdirectories but when accessed the message is that attached
 

A:Double directory "Program Files" win 7 32

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So i have 3 files i cannot delete after uninstalling a game. I also cannot rename the folder they are in without windows explorer not responding and i have to restart explorer.

I did take ownership method but that froze up to. I went into safe mode, and tried it that way - also didn't delete, it equally froze up.

I have attached an image of the delete attempt - it just gets stuck like that.

I'm out of options - please advise on what i should do ?

A:Files won't delete in directory - can't rename the directory either

What is drive F? Is it a flash drive?

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hey.. im using a windows XP pro, service pack 2.. dell latitude d505..

yesterday i installed the new internet explorer, and ever since, i've been getting a msg that says "the file or directory c:\mft is corrupt. plz run chkdsk".. so i ran checkdisc, but my pc kept on restarting, and every time it would restart, it would run checkdisc again..

also, every time i want to log in to my account, this box appears with the title "limited virutal memory": "your system has no paging file or your paging file is too small."... so they ask me to fix it in control panel,system,advanced,performance,settings,advanced,change,custom size.... but the initial and max values are already set as 768 and 1536 MB respectively.. but it still says that the currently allocated memory is ZERO MB..

normally, id system restore... but that isnt working.. it wont go past the last page, and every time i press next, the dialogue box appears, saying "the file or directory bla bla"

what should i do???
thanks,
ghady

A:The File Or Directory C:\mft Is Corrupt....

remove it completely, set NONE, reboot, let chkdsk run and when you boot back in "let windows set..." and it should be fine

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my pc recently came up wit the following mesage & it has slowed down a lot. Ive asked a couple of tecchies i know who both said completely things so asking on here as you're usually right!

The file or directory \pagefile.sys is corrupt & unreadable. Please
run the chkdsk utility.

So what do I do? Thanks!
 

A:directory / pagefile corrupt - what do i do?

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I have an external hard drive that failed today. I presume it's because I have a loose USB cable, and it got pulled out while the drive was being used. Anyway, there's information on that drive that I really do not want to lose. Windows actually asked me to format the drive, but I don't want to do that. Is there anything I can do to get my data back?

I thought about formatting and then using a data recovery program, but there's no guarantee that I'll get all my data back, is there?

Oh, and I can hear the drive spinning just fine, so I don't think it's gone beyond hope. I'm pretty sure a format would put it back to a state where I can use it...it's just that all my data will be gone.
 

A:Directory is Corrupt And Unreadable

Recovery Software

Try this one: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm
It is free for up to four folder down, ie
E:\Documents and Setting\UserName\My Documents\My Pictures
1,2,3,4 folders down

Here are a lot free ones to choose from
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html
 

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Could anyone help me out, when accessing any application or programme from my hard drive I get the following error message "The file or directory c: is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility." I then click to get rid of the error message and the utility works fine. I have run chkdsk several times but it does not shift this error message. Any ideas on how to stop it, many thanks
 

A:the file or directory c: is corrupt

Welcome to TSG....

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. Doing this will keep the important data safe.
 

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One day I decided to defragment my C:\ drive and also check it for errors. I defragmented and it took a lot less time than usual. Then I went to run and typed CHKDSK and nothing happened except the cmd window popping up and then disappearing quickly. So I right clicked the drive and selected to check the disk for errors. It said I couldn't because the computer was using it. It asked me if I wanted to check it after restart and I clicked OK. It checked the disk but i didn't see what it said for the second half because I was busy. After it finished, Windows booted, I logged on, and then, in the system tray, it said "Pctstray.exe- Corrupted file. The file or directory C:\ProgramData\TEMP is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility." It also says the same thing with PctsGUI.exe instead when I open Spyware Doctor. What's wrong? Will chkdsk do anything since i just ran it? How do I fix this problem? Is it fatal? Thanks for your time.
 

A:Corrupt file or directory!?!?!

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Hi,
I resently installed a new installation of XP on my other harddrive, but all my documents are still on my old XP's harddrive... When I go to the folder Docs & Settings\Ben it says access denied. I can't get back onto my old OS, so how can I retreive these files?
Thanks
Benj
 

A:Viewing Home directory of an old corrupt XP

Try this . . . . . . . http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421/en-us
 

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It is an external 2.5" hard disk with USB3 interface. Is there any way to rescue it?

The disc management shows RAW file system and 100% free space, which appears to mean it can be used after being reformatted. But I am not sure whether I want to use it again. Comment?

A:File or directory is corrupt or unreadable.

To rescue disk or contents ?
If you want to rescue disk only, you can try to reformat it and than check it's health with some of the programs from here: Download Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Tools Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks If it's not damaged, no bad sectors etc. than it should be safe to use.
To attempt to retrieve contents, you can try some programs from here; Download Data Recovery Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

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When I plug my SD card into my laptop, i try to open the folder to view my pictures but windows says 'the File or Directory is Corrupt and Unreadable' but i can see some of the pictures in the icon where you see a a preview of the folder (vista). Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks
 

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I have a customers computer that is running Vista home premium sp1. The programs that are already installed on it run fine. When you try to install a new program it gives an error that says "ShellExecuteEx failed; code 1392. the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." or just "the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." You can download program files just fine but when you try to run them you get the error. The same occurs when you try to run things from a flash drive or CD. The files on the flash drive or CD are good because you can run them on another computer just fine.
The computer has Windows Defender and Ad Aware 2008 on it and I ran those to check for malware but they don't detect anything. I also tried running Trendmicro and Bitdefender online scans but got the same errors on those. Panda ActiveScan ran and didn't detect anything.
The computer has AVG 8.0 on it and doesn't detect any virus or spyware at all.
I've tried running the registry editor on Ccleaner but it doesn't find any errors.
I've tried running chkdsk several times but it doesn't detect any problems. I've also tried to do the repair computer option from the advanced startup menu but nothing changes.
I've tried to boot into Safe Mode but I still get the same results.
I've tried searching technet and other forums but with no luck.
Any ideas?

A:file or directory is corrupt and unreadable

Since you're able to use TechNet, I assume you are experienced. There could be a problem with how Windows is using the ShellExecuteEx command if you are able to access the files on another PC. Have you tried doing a system restore to when your PC worked normally? There is little information on the 1392 error code.

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I try to run chkdsk utility in Command Prompt but there is a message
"You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode".

Can anyone me what should I do??

A:The file or directory c:\$mft is corrupt and unreadable

It means you need to run it with administrator priveleges.
Right click the Command Prompt shortcut and choose "Run as administrator".

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