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Q: "corrupted" zip disc containing all my papers for school.

I have used an Iomega 100 external zip disc for several years.

When I inserted one of the discs yesterday, it reads: "disc not formatted."
The disc is full of my papers, and I know formatting it would sacrifice all information. The second zip disc is fine.

I have gone as far as I can with Iomega, and have used four file retrieval
types of rescue software. Nada.

I am running XP he with works 7.0 .wps. I have not found a software file rescue that goes above works 4.0.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Preferred Solution: "corrupted" zip disc containing all my papers for school.

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A: "corrupted" zip disc containing all my papers for school.

The name is deceptive but the software is good. D/L the trial, then buy if it works for you ($39.50):

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I am a software engineering student. I want to know the use of "white papers" in software industry, and also in software companies. Are they are in use in software industry? If it is, do they play a main role? Do programmers have to create these? Do customers expect white reports from software companies? Please help. I have to create a white paper in my project and I really hate that...

A:Use of "White Papers" in software industry

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.


A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,

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Hello, I have a Lenovo R61i laptop that uses XP pro as its platform. I recently had to start from scratch, but now, when I tried to download photos from my Canon Exilim EX-V8 onto my hard drive, I see no "removable disc" icon under "My computer." Can anyone please help me download the photos?

A:No "removable disc" icon under "My computer"

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Ive had this problem for about a year, on two of my computers (both running IE 7, both XP) I cannot access my school webfolder (Its one of those webfolders where you have to download a certificate). When I try to click on the webfolder in "My Network Places" I get an error saying "The current operation cannot be completed because an unexpected error has occurred. For details see C:/DOCUME~/LOCALS~1/Temp/wecerr.txt", however I've done numerous searches and looked all over my computer and I can't even find this "wecerr.txt" file.

I know that the problem is not with the schools system because the webfolder works on my 3rd computer (which is also 1E 7, XP and a laptop), I can access it perfectly.

Ive searched Google and tech forums but I can't find anyone with the same problem as me. I've tried reinstalling the WMI which did solve some issues with playing online games, but the webfolder problem still exists. The school server works fine (I can log in to my school account through IE), but when I click on "Home Directory" it just takes me to "My Computer" on my own computer, rather than my school folder (like it should).

Other info: All my 3 computers have the same internet connection and are linked together wirelessly, this problem happened with both IE 6 & 7, I've tried asking my school but noone else has the same problem and they are pretty useless at tech support.

Any help would be much appreci... Read more

A:Cannot access school "RM EasyLink" webfolder through my computer ( wecerr.txt error )

I would talk to the school system admin....

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I opened a spam file claiming to be a message from an old school friend and now whenever my computer is connected to the internet I get endless failed mail pop-ups. I have HijakThis installed. Please help!

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Hi All

I've recently started teaching at school which has a serious internet problem. When I joined the school they informed me the WIFI was terrible as the phone lines to the area were "overloaded" and they were working on getting fiber optics. The annoying thing is, they have given the students I pads, but without internet access they are pretty useless.

Having worked there for three weeks I have seen that some classes have a decent connection and others have nothing. The ones that do have WIFI are located next to what looks like a wireless router (similar to what I have in my house with a little aerial).

My questions are, would this router be some form of WIFI repeater? And if so, would installing more improve access in the classrooms? If not, and the "overload" explanation is true, could someone point me in the right direction of where to start looking for possible solutions.

Thank you very much in advance and if you require any extra information just ask and I will investigate.

A:Solved: School WIFI issues: A question of speed or "spread"

These are questions for the school's IT and it's also their responsibility to address, you should be taking your concerns to them. We cannot assist a user or employee with changing or altering what is generally a secured and controlled network and doing so could bring serious consequences to you and to us. I think this thread should be closed based on those grounds.

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I have a Lenovo Z400 Touch laptop which I upgraded to Windows 10 last summer when it was released. Since the upgrade, I have been unable to connect to my school's secure network, which uses WPA-Enterprise with AES encryption and no certificate. Specifically, it appears in the list of available networks, but when I try to connect, it says "Checking network requirements" for about a second, and then "Can't connect to this network." I have tried disabling antivirus, configuring the network manually many times (including disabling certificate verification), and this behavior never changes.

What I have done is generate a WLAN report using "netsh wlan show wlanreport," and I see two events that appear to be happening every time I try to connect to this network:

[+]Skipping: Unable to add EAP method. Friendly name not present. TypeId(23), AuthorId(8086), VendorId(0), VendorType(0)

[+]WLAN AutoConfig service failed to connect to a wireless network.

The event with ID 3026 actually repeats 3 times before event 8002 occurs. These events occur directly after event 11010 "Wireless security started." Here's the other information included in the log:
Interface:Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
Interface GUID: 29827e1d-0720-493a-ae98-e19ffa104558
Connection Mode:Automatic connection with a profile
Profile:Dartmouth Secure
SSID:Dartmouth Secure
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A:"Can't connect to this network" with school WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi

Can we assume that the network administrators can't/won't help?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I hooked up a drive I haven't used in quite some time in my new external case. with some of the directories on there I get this...

"the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" and it won't let me access it

what causes this and is there any way to fix it?

A:""the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

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Hi all,

So... I have this game: School Tycoon (2003). Min Requirements are Windows 98/128MB ram, 500MB hard disk space.

I haven't played this game on this laptop before.. but I've played the game on other laptops before. I installed it just fine. When I clicked the executable it loaded up the opening window. I clicked "Play Game". Then, an error came up: "Error Initializing Direct3D! Check For Graphics Hardware Acceleration"
I click okay and it closes.

I read the help and looked on google. I went to my settings and noticed my hardware acceleration was set at full. I moved the bar all the way to the left to "none".

Still had the same problem.

I right clicked the executable and went to properties. I changed the Compatibility Mode to "Run this program in compatibility mode" for Windows 95, 98, 2000 AND I changed Display settings in here to Run in 256 colors, Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution, and Disable visual themes.

Still same problem.

Any ideas?? Thank you all in advance!

Below are some computer specs:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
CPU Type Mobile Unknown, 1500 MHz (6.5 x 231)
Motherboard Name TOSHIBA Satellite L25
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 1920 MB
BIOS Type Phoenix (09/23/05)

Audio Adapter Conexant AC-Link Audio [NoDB]

Disk Drive IC25N040ATCS05-0 (40 GB, 5400 RPM, ... Read more

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ok, at my college there is a server you can connect to to access teacher's folders and such. All the computers at the school are macs so no one knows how to connect to this server on windows (vista to be specific). On the mac, the server I connect to is "afp://aiafs00", and then i type in my username and password and it opens up the server folder. When I try to connect on my Windows machine, I type in that server name in windows explorer, and it pops up a username/password prompt, but my username and password that I type in on the mac does not work. Im looking at the server info on the mac now and it says Server: afp:[email protected] (scotttg) is my username. anyone know what to do to connect to this server on vista?

EDIT: also, I meant to add that whenever I connect to the server on the mac, after typing in my username/password a prompt comes up asking which volume i would like to mount (public folder, soundfx, teacher dropboxes, etc) and after I select one, the folder pops up on the desktop. just wanted to add that.

A:connecting to "afp" server at school??

Sounds like a question for the college IT staff. Surely, they have someone that has a Windows machine...

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New to the forums, so ill give it a shot

I just recently bought a computer from Tiger Direct,

core duo 2 2.0ghz
500g HD
Lite on LH-20a1h dvd-rw

It was all working fine, till one day i burnt a CD, then i never used the drive again for about two days, i bought another CD and then tried to rip it to my computer, but the computer keeps saying "please insert disc"

I have reinstalled the optical drive, firmware, driver and even switch the IDE ch's but nothings seems to work! help me!!

Vista Premium,

Could it have anything to do with system registry?! i wouldnt know, i hate vista

A:Lite on LH-20AH1, "please Instert Disc" there is a disc in there!!!!

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Best regards

Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I have a client who was haing issues with firefox. yesterday he attempted a system restore on his Lenovo k410 (win 8 64bit) desktop (without my blessing). it then got stuck in the infamous windows repair loop. the lenovo screen starts then it says attempting repairs, screen goes black and then it briefly flashes "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collect info, and then we'll restart for you".

Well I assumed (and google told me) I need to enter advanced startup options. the problem is nothing I do will get me there!

I've tried to boot to a retail iso just to do a repair install. I've also tried to boot to win 8 repair media created on my win 8 machine (both x64). when attempting to boot with either one the win 8 blue square "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collect info, and then we'll restart for you" and then it gets stuck. it then returns to the original screen, rinse and repeat.

and no luck getting into safemode!

I've found many folks with the similar issues and the only answers revolve around getting into advanced start up options. obviously I can't do it via windows and again I'm unable to boot properly from repair disc (cd or usb) or retail iso.

once at the clients house I was able to hit f2 to get to lenovo's one key rescue. I did not start it because I had not yet backed their data up. I booted to ubuntu and got the data off. now I am unable to even get to the f2 options!... Read more

A:stuck in "repair" loop, can't boot to repair disc or install disc...

Run Seatools long test. Remove all but one stick of RAM and run Memtest on each stick of RAM separately. If you get any errors (Red) that stick is bad and needs to be replaced. Tell us how you get along.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;

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So, I was playing a game called Battlefield 2, and it was a little laggy, it was pissing me off so I restarted my computer. I don't know if this screwed something up, but instead of re-booting up, my computer told me that a file in the system 32 folder or around there (It's called system, I think) was corrupted or missing.
Whoop dee doo. I've had like this happen way too much, and I'm incredibly tired of re-formating. I do NOT want to re-format and re-install it, PLEASE, GOD, NO!

So, it told me to put in my windows CD and push "R" to repair it. So, I did, but that gives me a nice command line, and I don't exactly know what to do.

I tried restarted, and now without any error it just brings me to the blue windows XP screen before the computer goes to your desktop, but it just stays there without actually..going to my desktop and letting everything function. So, what do I do now? Is there any way to replace this file, or am I gonna have to re-format?

A:Computer does not boot up, A file in my windows folder is "Missing/corrupted"

hey there killaer

they only thing thing that comes to mind is (F8 ) and useing the (The Last Good Configuaration ) option

when you use thr repair dose it not tell you wich drive your software is on / profile ??

it should give you the option as in ( 1 c;/win) or something to that affect , maybe you need to slow down and read what the options are

i know this can be very frustrating but sometimes good things come to those that stop and smell the pc chips and stand back, look, read ,and reread

i have learned this lesson many times !!!!!

hope things work out


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Need help getting rid of this annoying error message and restoring my computer to pristine state. I'm very non-technical! Simple fix is what I'm hoping for!

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

A:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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I can't get Windows to load properly. Can't get into any safe modes. Just the startup repair screen, over and over. It tells me that there are no system restore points. I have tried copying the ntoskrnl.exe from another Win 7 computer. I have tried the "How to get out of the endless system repair loop" tutorial. The repair attempts are giving me a "0x2" error code. I tried to run sfc /scannow. It tells me (no matter how I try) that there is a system repair that needs finishing and to reboot and try again. (yes I did that) I am running chkdsk /f /r right now. Is there any point in continuing to try to fix? Or should I just reformat and reinstall? (I have already backed up all my data)

A:No BSOD. Endless startup repair loop. "ntoskrnl.exe corrupted"

Quote: Originally Posted by forest bayou

I can't get Windows to load properly. Can't get into any safe modes. Just the startup repair screen, over and over. It tells me that there are no system restore points. I have tried copying the ntoskrnl.exe from another Win 7 computer. I have tried the "How to get out of the endless system repair loop" tutorial. The repair attempts are giving me a "0x2" error code. I tried to run sfc /scannow. It tells me (no matter how I try) that there is a system repair that needs finishing and to reboot and try again. (yes I did that) I am running chkdsk /f /r right now. Is there any point in continuing to try to fix? Or should I just reformat and reinstall? (I have already backed up all my data)

Reformatting is often the best and fastest way to get going. Just in case back up

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Hi, my brother just rebooted his computer yesterday and got the error in the title. He was able to use it fine before he rebooted and it just came up out of the blue.

What I've tried: He didn't have anything on the hard drive so after not finding a solution through google I just decided to reformat and reinstall Windows. When that didn't work and I got a message about a damage disk or something (only ever came up once or twice) I tried to install Windows on a brand new 500gb Caviar Blue. Half way through the installation I just got the same message again.

After a few tries I decided to try to install Windows on my old second hand P4 system with the hard drive from the first system and it worked perfectly and booted like normal. But when I went and put the 500GB hard drive with a blank XP install on it I got the error again. So back I go to the first system and I put the hard drive in and it boots fine.

I have absolutely no idea what's going on because first the error came out of nowhere, then Windows won't install, then it installs fine on a different system, AND THEN the new Windows install gets the original error in one system but not the other.

Systems: PC-1: Athlon X2 2.4GHz CPU, 2GB DDR2 800 RAM, GeForce 8600GTS, 500GB SeaGate Caviar Blue Hard Drive.
PC-2: Pentium 4-3.0Ghz CPU, 3GB PC400 RAM, 320GB Hard Drive.
Both using an XP SP3 OEM Disk.

Any ideas?
Thanks (let me know if you need more info)

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A:"\windows\system32\config\system corrupted or missing"

On PC-1 does windows finish the install, as this is a message that typically appears after XP is finished installed and working? If so, does this happen before any software or drivers are installed? If the motherboard has onboard graphics, pull out the Graphics Card before installing XP (just to eliminate any possibility of it being faulty and causing the problem)

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I am working on someones laptop with the complaint that the DVD drive stopped working. It was working last night. Running W7 32 bit.

I tried to play some CDs and DVDs in Windows. Tried to boot a Linux disk, a Partition Wizard Disk, an Acronis Boot disk, a Windows 7 Disk. No play, no boot.

In Windows Explorer, with a Sims disk in the drive, double click brings up the error message: E:\ is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.

In Disk Management the CD-ROM drive shows. I can change the drive letter. It shows "383.58GB RAW"

In Device Manager: very strange. The
"Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7530B"
device (as I recorded when I installed the OS over a year ago) no shows up as
"Oxtiazc (D^D(R_ID-7=38B"

I ran the Microsoft Mr Fix It - Mats/DVD.RUN and it found no issues.

I Removed the Drive from Device Manager and restarted. It installed the same garbled device. There is no Roll Back Driver. There is no Update driver.

The only thing that she thinks was changed was she installed 3 Windows Updates that came through today. But I did a System Restore to before that install and no change.
An hour ago there were the 3 updates available again. Just now there is only one. ???

I've run out of ideas. Anyone seen this one before? Dead Drive?

A:Laptop DVD-RW Issue: "The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"


Is there any chance the firmware has thrown a "wobbly"? Is it possible to update the firmware?


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OS: Win 7 x64, SP1


My main Win7 installation was infected by a virus/rootkit that was wreaking havoc on my system. System Restore would not work.

I had a Windows 7 System Image backed up saved to an external drive previously, so after I removed the virus, I decided to do a full restore from that one using a repair disc.

After running for a minute or two, I got this message : "The system image restore failed. Error Details: One of the backup files is corrupted (0x8078002C)".

So I can not restore from the backup I had saved. To make matters worse, the Restore process already started wiping out my Win7 install before it checked the Restore image for corruption, because now I can't even boot - "BOOTMGR is missing". Startup repair doesn't even detect an OS now.

1) Is this the way it usually works? During an image restore, Win 7 starts wiping out the old installation before it verifies that the restore image is even useable?

2) Is there any way to "repair" the System Image I have?

3) If not, is there any way to restore the installation that was wiped (partially) by initiating the Image Restore?

I realize that I can mount the VHD from the restore to recover some of the files, but only after having to do a fresh install - which begs the question: what the hell is the point of a Windows System Image backup in the first place, if it can't check for errors before wiping your system and leaving you screwed?

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A:Restoring from System Image: "One of the backup files is corrupted"

I would try a disk check with error recovery on the corrupted partition, but don't have much hope of that working any miracle.

You will probably have to use your previous backup, but from the way you posted I suspect that you are relying on just the one image.

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Hello, I'm getting a bsod when I plug my ethernet cable in or enable my wireless usb adapter. The bsod screen says to lookup "driver_corrupted_expool" for more information before it restarts. The internet says that is a driver corruption error but I haven't figured out what driver is corrupted. I've reinstalled the network card drivers a couple times, have done the Windows 8 Automatic Repair option and have gone back to a system restore point from about a week ago to no avail. I've also been trying to open the minidump files but have not figured out how to read them. I've attached the file from the SF Diagnostic tool. Can anyone help?

A:BSOD "driver corrupted expool" when connecting to internet

I uninstalled Oracle Virtual Box, took Pando Media Booster and Skype out of my startup, restarted.. and now I'm able to connect. I'm guessing the network drivers for Oracle Virtual Box got corrupted somehow and they're used when connecting even when I'm not running it.

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Hi. I tried logging on to my computer this morning, and this is the message it gave me

"Windows cannot load your profile because it may be corrupted."

I've tried searching for a solution, but most of the procedure on the internet is for windows XP, and I'm not sure if it works the same for windows 2000.

If you can tell me how i could fix this, it'd be greatly appreciated^^ Please bear in mind though, that i'm only 15... so I don't really understand advance things that much. [can someone explain to me close to step by step please?]

Thanks in advance!

A:"Windows cannot load your profile becase it may be corrupted" - Win 2000

Follow the instructions on How to Identify a Damaged User Profile and Create a New Profile

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I opened Word this afternoon to find the normal template page with added graph lines when set to "print layout" view. The page is blank, as it's supposed to be, in Outline, Web Layout and Normal views -- sans graph. If I open a document, graph lines appear along with the text. In another case the document has lines all evenly spaced, top to bottom. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Word, run its own "fix it" program, deleted the normal.dot and so on -- nothing works. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I willl attempt to attach screenshots. (Notice that the installer graphics are also broken up; the word "progress" doesn't appear correctly. ) Thanks.

A:Corrupted "Print layout" view in Word 2002

Make sure you can see your Drawing Toolbar (View-->Toolbars-->Drawing).

Hit Draw-->Grid. Uncheck the "Display Gridlines on Screen" and then hit the Default button.

Tell it YES...you want to make changes to normal.dot.

Hope it helps!

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HD workstation down due to installation of "incompatible" driver yesterday.

this is a 9 grand box which has never been connected to internet with no updates since original win 7 64 pro sp1

It has an Atechflash pro 57U CF card reader (great device) which stopped reading my 1000x CF cards
so i proceeded to Atechflash to download the latest drivers (taken down on their site today after my crash!)

installed without problem and rebooted, then I installed the icon driver which was supposed to show an icon for each type of media inserted and i previously did not have, asked for reboot. and then HANGED.

when I called tech support, they said that the two drivers (sitting next to each other for this device on their page) are "incompatible" WTH?

Restarted computer, after MS animation video cuts out and monitor shuts down.

restarted in safe mode F8F8, was able to see the initial driver not the "second icon driver" installation,

uninstalled the device driver

tried normal boot, same problem

rebooted second time to safe mode F8F8 to hunt for icon driver, could not find it.

3rd reboot, and it will not safeboot now, I get a black screen with the pointer and no menu

tried restore point, did not work (can not remember why, long day yesterday)

tried "last settings that worked", did not work

tried "startup repair" and it does not see the ocz revodrive c: nothing in system recovery options work due to c: drive not loaded

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A:OCZ revodrive 3 x2 corrupted after "incompatible" factory driver instl


I never had a chance to configure a PCI-E based SSD card. However i guess configuring it will be similar to a RAID card.

Please try the below steps.

1. Download driver corresponding to your model from Download OCZ Drivers

There is driver for RevoDrive 350 , RevoDrive 3 and RevoDrive 3 x2 , RevoDrive and RevoDrive x2 , RevoDrive Hybrid models listed. make sure to download the right one.

2. Extract the zip and inside you will find two folders - i386 and AMD64. Since your OS is 64 bit, copy the AMD64 folder to a flash drive and plug in to the system.

3. Boot from Windows setup disk and choose "Repair your Computer" option. Select "Load Drivers" option and use the browse button to choose the inf file inside the "AMD64" folder.

Hopefully Windows setup will be able to detect your HDD. Then you can perform either "System Restore" or "System Image restore".

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Hi there;

I'm having a problem with my laptop. Previously everything has been fine, and then today I am unable to download programs (I can still download music p2p).

I have tried to download an MP3 splitting program and get the message "the setup files are corrupted. please obtain a new copy of the program".

I deleted the corrupted files and tried again, the same.

I have now tried 3 alternative programs, run Spyware and Antivirus software and performed system restore to no joy.

Searching the internet the only solutions I could find were people who were using a particular type of network card, which I'm not.

I have a Dell Inspiron 640m, not altered in any way and I am up to date with antivirus and spyware programs and tests.

This is infuriating me! Any help gratefully received

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Dear Friends, hope all is well.
When I ran my last sfc /scannow on my Windows Vista Business SPK 2 machine I get these errors that the corrupted file could not be fixed.
I assume these files could be replaced with good ones? The machine doesn't have any obvious problems.
I have Run the standard chkdsk /c: and it ran OK. I assume due to that it would not yield any postive results to run a chkdsk /f or /r?

Would a "Skip the Autochk process" from F8>Advanced options>Skip the Autochk process select Last known good configuration to bypass the scheduled Chkdsk operation (Autochk) and allow you to return to the system. Be a good idea? Not sure of the risks?

What do I know?
Here's the CBS logs in part FYI. Hope you can help or should not be overly concerned?
POQ 18 ends.
2013-12-07 20:17:25, Info CSI 00000051 [SR] Verify complete
2013-12-07 20:17:25, Info CSI 00000052 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x00000064) components
2013-12-07 20:17:25, Info CSI 00000053 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2013-12-07 20:17:26, Info CSI 00000054 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-autochk_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_e3df6655bee2ee3b\autochk.exe do not match actual file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" :
Found: {l:32 b:QLMdpAm9BygI51KCr7bMXbgK8ugELg9XvAWaWX5bgFg=} Expected: {l:32 b:u1EGWTHmHtvJIJJNlrUC1G4pZ/+vzliRcfwNOtQ0Y8s=}
2013-12-07 20:17:26, Info CSI 00000055 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" of ... Read more

A:Solved: Corrupted "autochk.exe" when running sfc /scannow

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(My query's title is probably complete gibberish, so please excuse it.)

Hey there--my memory card had a HUGE folder in it which appeared to be quite corrupted. I took advice that I read in another forum and went and ran a chkdsk where I converted the files and now I have a "Found" folder with 49 fragments that were found from that messed up folder. What do I do with these?

Is there some way to finally access that information? Thanks in advance for checking this out. I really appreciate it.

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Hello All -

I am really hoping that someone here can help me out!

I have decided to fix a friends old HP Laptop - "OLD" meaning it came with XP, but can upg to Vista (which I don't plan on doing - just trying to establish the age)

They had been having some problems and thought they had a virus. No virus was found, just a lot of junl and I cleaned up the harddrive, but noticed after running a few minutes the touchpad would stop working and I could not install any windows updates. It said it had SP2, but I saw no trace of it (and we all know what a computer looks like when its installed)

So I began tinkering with it. Before I knew it, I was looking at a blue screen. Fine, I will just reinstall windows. So I do that. I did get some sort of an error during the install about it not reading a file, so I reinstall again - until I get no errors through the process.

Windows now up - Time to install updates. Get the wi-fi working, download SP2 from Windows (the entire thing, not the installer - unextracted)

When I go to run it, at different times, it aborts the install, and says "file is corrupt"

WELL, I know that is not the case. The file is fine, its something with the computer/windows.

Before I start pulling out the memory, I am hoping someone here can tell me what I can do.

**The computer does NOT have a virus, unless its in the BIOS and is staying put, but none in windows itself**

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A:Service Pack 2 file "Corrupted" - Cannot proceed

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On going problem: have used a site called www.stationarydreams.de which sends amazing stationary including music and gifs.

Used to see gifs perfectly , cannot any more.

they recommend downloading a "patch" to correct the red "xs" and it worked in the past - following all their inxs.

Recently, through a virus check I think I deleted this patch under probing by the site. as I try to install it again I get:
"The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted"

Is that their patch, the one on their site or my patch?

Have investigated through Microsoft.com and they have some kind of explanation for this error message that goes on and on and I still don't know what to do.

can anybody help me?



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Request the following files from Windows Server 2003 "Service Pack 1" -- build 5.2.3790.1830:


I've been attempting to install Windows Server 2003 "Service Pack 1" (slipstreamed) from CD, but the files listed above seem to be corrupted. Since I'm on "dial-up", I can't really afford to (re)download the 320 MB network installer from the web...

Would appreciate it if ANYONE who has downloaded or have access to WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-x86-ENU.exe can extract and send to me these 4 files (zip or rar'd) via email. PM for my email address. Thanks in advance!

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Same physical drive,
C has Windows 98SE & all the apps
D has all the data

C is somehow corrupted - the registry basically,
so Win won't start

It happened when I ran the paid version
of Registry Mechanic.

The MS Tech said I could safely hook
that physical drive to my new system,
as a slave, and of course without booting
from it get the data off of the D partition.

Now PC Tools (Registry Mechanic) has
asked me to go into the corrupted C
partition and retrieve or copy some files
for them so they can try to figure out
what happened to my registry.
(re previous post "Worm in RM)

Any watchouts for either operation?


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I'm trying to print out some pictures on my HP printer using some pictures on a USB. I find some pictures but others are not shown on the display. When I click on the print-button on a "corrupted photo" it displays "Photo is corrupted and can not be printed" and the print-papper is given back empty.

Only some pictures are shown. I've tried changing the size of the pictures without any luck. I've checked on the HP website and on the manual without an answer.

What should I do? Really need replies soon. Thanks..

Printer: HP Photosmart A526
Text: "Error. Photo is corrupted and can not be printed"

Sorry if the thread is placed wrong - panic.

A:HP Photosmart A526 "Photo is corrupted and can not be printed"

Sounds as if you had photos on a Flash drive, and the flash drive is damaged or corrupted.... If so, you might not be able to fix the problem.
Check on the HP website to see if they still have a trouble shooter for damaged images. Or take a look at programs such as Adobe Elements. Picasa, diskdoctors.com, www.photo-recovery-software.com, photosrecovery.com, photoengineering.com, www.imphotorepair.com, GIMP (my favorite) FreshCrop.com, Freeserifsoftware.com, www.stellarinfo.com, and picrecovery.com... We have used all of these at one time or another and all are good for certain things. GIMP requires some study but is good after you learn.

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I was working on Microsoft Word 7 and had multiple documents open; the computer froze (from being overworked, I guess) and I turned it off doing the "hold the power button for five seconds" thing. When I started up my computer again and opened up Word 7, I was able to recover most of the documents I was working on, except one. That one will not open (the message that appears says that the file can't be found), nor am I able to delete it (the message is that the file can't be deleted because it's corrupted or unreadable).

What can I do to fix this? I want to delete it; how may I do that? Please and thanks for the help. I don't speack tech, so the official support help from Microsoft Office confused me a little.

A:Microsoft Word 7: "This file is corrupted or unreadable."

I have never tried it, but you might try Pocket KillBox
There are other similar programs out there.

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