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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I restored a PowerPoint file using Recuva that I deleted a week ago. When I try and open it I get this message, 'PowerPoint found a problem with content in >file name here< PowerPoint can attempt to repair the presentation. I run this and unfortunately it fails to repair it. Has the file been fragmented since it was deleted?

A:Solved: Is my PowerPoint file corrupted?

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I have an absolute emergency on my hands. I transcribed an entire presentation from microsoft word into powerpoint (which took roughly 8 hours of work today), and I just overwrote the powerpoint file on accident--completely replacing it with a 100% blank powerpoint file. What happened is that I opened up a blank powerpoint for a file that I was going to rename to file name that is very similar to the other powerpoint file referenced above. So when I had this blank powerpoint open, I hit Save As, selected that powerpoint presentation and rather than modifying the file name and then saving, I just hit "Save As" and then when prompted to replace file, I accidentally said "Yes." I was on the phone as I was doing this obviously, and not thinking.

Anyways, is there any possible way to get this old presentation back even though it was saved over with a 100% blank presentation? I have Windows Vista and Powerpoint 2007. I have not turned off my computer.

Is there any way to get this thing back? I legitimately might get fired if not. Would a temp file of the old version be saved anywhere? Could I do a system restore to recover it--my help menu says no? Could a data recovery service somehow get it?If so, which one would you recommend

A:Solved: Emergency: Need to Recover Overwritten Powerpoint File

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

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

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

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

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

A:Can I recover a corrupted .mov file?

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

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

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

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

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Hi users,share the basic tips of MDF file recovery with good example and when the tool support with all over MS windows and MS SQL server.

A:Basic tips to recover MDF file from corrupted SQL server

It is better to provide the detailed symptom of your corrupt SQL Server database since the recovery process may be different from case to case. For example, you should list the error message generated by SQL Server. You may refer to this post regarding similar discussions regarding SQL Server database recovery: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/Major-error-in-SQL-server-H...

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Still having issues with a Backup file that was created on XP-PRO. Icreated the backup to my D:\ as I was going to Re-format my C:\ in order to re-install my O/S. Once I was ready to recover that backup i got an error message that read"This file contains Unrecognized data and cannot be used". The only suitable way that I have found to recover these files is by paying upwards of $600.00 to a professional data recovery co. That is not at all a feasible option, so I have given up on recovering the entire backup file and am now simply focused on recovering specific files. Is there a program which allows me to "pick & choose" which files I want to recover from a corrupted backup file? I know it's a shot in the dark, but I am at my wit's end. Thanks for taking the time to read about my problem.

A:Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

If that was possible, your problems would be over.

The backup will likely be a single file, with complex compression. Unlikely a file-by-file collation. Part of it will be a table of contents, which when uncompressed allows the file to be reconstructed to its many discrete files.

Unless you can actually open the file, I just cannot see how you could extract some discrete portions. The corruption is severe enough that the file structure is no longer recognised, so I simply can't envisage how you could take a section of the compressed code to extract anything, as its unlikely to be possible to determine what part of what file it is.

I wish you luck and hope someone has an answer, but doubt that it's going to be a runner.

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

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

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

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Running MS Office Powerpoint 2003 (11.8169.8172) SP3

I've encountered an issue very succinctly described in the following website :


However the catch for me is that I have tried to enact the solution but simply cannot see the Handwriting component to install it. There is nothing between Fonts and International Support.

My question: why can I not see this component and is there some sort of standalone installer for this I could use?

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I typed out a whole description of the problem and can't be bothered again so forgive me if this is rushed.

Whenever I open an existing Powerpoint file it stops responding, as if it is corrupt, but this is it for every powerpoint file. I did a test where I save a powerpoint file, and it stops responding before it saves, so I'm not sure what is going on.

When I try to open a file a few times it tells me that last time I opened the file it caused a serious error and would I like to continue, click yes does the same, it stops responding.

Microsoft does offer help on the file not working:


This error may appear if you attempt to open a file marked as damaged or disabled by a Microsoft Office system program. Each time an attempt is made to open the file ? even if the file was recovered or repaired ? will cause this error to appear and other currently open files or programs to suspend.

The file is in the Disabled Items list because, in previous attempts to open the file, it has caused the program to fault or shut down more than once.

Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint Designer, and Microsoft OneNote: If the file was properly recovered, replaced, or deleted, you can remove the file from the list of disabled files (re-enable the file) by selecting Help, About Microsoft Office <Application Name>, and then clicking Disabled Items. Select the disabled item that you want to re-enable, and then click Enable.

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A:Win 7: Powerpoint corrupted I think?

If you PPT file get corrupted then you can use PPT repair tool. This tool helps you to repair your corrupted PPT file. This software is very effective to repair ppt after header corruption. You can download free demo version of this software to recover your PowerPoint corrupted PPT file.

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We usually use PowerPoint on presentations. This is where all the information about the presentation are written. However, sometimes, we accidentally delete this file for some reason. Its either your laptop or Pc got reset or you deleted some files to free up space and it happened to be selected. Worse scenario is that you even free up your Recycle Bin so you think that there is no way for you to recover it. Meanwhile, what you're thinking is actually wrong. There is still a way on how you may recover PowerPoint from PC. 
Recovering PowerPoint
To recover the file, you need to use a data-recovery tool just like ApowerRecover. this is a desktop application which can help you recover deleted files on your computer. You may recover photos, videos, audios, archives, emails and documents including PPT.
See the steps that follow to utilize this tool.
Step 1: Download and install the app on your PC. Launch it.
Step 2: On the interface, check on "Documents" and then click "Next."
Step 3: Choose the location where the file was located. Click "next" and the tool will start scanning for documents.
Step 4: Once done scanning, click on the PPT file that you want to retrieve and then click on "Recover." Choose the folder where you want it to be saved and the click "OK." The file will then be retrieve.
Aside from recovering PowerPoint, you may also recover DOC/DOX, XLS/XLSX and PDF. How about you? what tool do you use to recover fi... Read more

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I have a very perplexing situation on my hands.
I have 2 PowerPoint files that crash PowerPoint when attempting to open them. The problem is that this is only happening on some computers. All the machines I have attempted to open the files on are running Windows 7 and have Office 2010 installed. The computers also have Office 2010 SP1 install so I have ruled that out as an issue as well.
Any ideas?

A:PowerPoint file crashes PowerPoint upon opening

Can you see the presentation file inside your thumb drive? If not, then TMP file may help you restore them or you need a third-party recovery software here. I don't know much about such data recovery software since I never used any. But if the PPT file is there inside your thumb drive, then there are fair chances to repair it by using Open and Repair.

If this doesn't repair your PPT file, then you must go for a third-party PPT recovery software. I have used such a software in my past. It was PowerPoint Repair Kit software what I used to repair my corrupted PPT file. You may check its free demo version as I did. Just search it on Google or you may read this article http://www.powerpoint.repair/

I came to know about this software from this article.

Hope this information will be helpful.


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At our office we've had several Powerpoint presentations become corrupt recently. The message says something to the effect of "Powerpoint cannot open files of the type associated with "filename . We have a couple different versions of Office running (97 and 2000). People on each occasion were working in the presentation earlier that day then later could not open it up. In one case, no one had even saved to the file that day although they had it opened and it worked earlier. Any help would be great. thanks

A:Corrupted PowerPoint files

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I am running Powerpoint 2003 with all updates applied through a WSUS server.
Several slideshows that previously were working are now giving the error:

"PowerPoint was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects on slides in the file, "myfile.ppt", because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover the lost information. To ensure that the file can be opened in previous versions of PowerPoint, us the Save As command (File Menu) and save the file with either the same or a new name."

This is happening on all my machines, BUT I CAN open the exact same file with no problems by either using PowerPoint 2010 or OpenOffice.

This is not a .pptx file created in a later version. It was created and edited with PowerPoint 2003. It has just stopped working. The only two uninstalled updates on the machines are Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile for Windows XP x86 (KB982670) and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for Windows XP x86 (KB982671).

Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

A:Powerpoint 2003 reporting corrupted files that AREN'T corrupt

Check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2543241

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My sister (who is overseas) just got whammed with the Security Tools Virus and didn't know about it and was played like a cheap drunk sorority girl at a frat party.

We just tried installing malwarebytes to remove it and work from there (I sent the file to her via skype since apparently skype's scripting is badass). It did install but unfortunately will not run.

She did get whammed pretty good and a bunch of legit files probably got deleted...i'm afraid we're stuck doing a full reformat/recover at this point...

If anyone has any other recommendations I'd appreciate it. And please keep in mind that I'm across the atlantic from her computer, we're communicating on a shaky skype connection, and I'm the most computer literate of the two of us, not her who has to actually do everything. I can not easily retrieve system or error log details and I can't throw files willynilly about the internet. I appreciate all the help I can get, just please don't be surprised when I can only do so much

Thank you

A:Solved: Security Tools Virus: how do we recover?

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

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

A:i need to recover files from a corrupted hd

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

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

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how can i format a corrupted sd card

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

A:Recover BIOS Corrupted

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

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

That being said, here is the story:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help you can give me.


A:Corrupted Files, Fix or Recover?

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

Try to recover it and SAVE AS another name.

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

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

A:How do I recover my corrupted JPEG?

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

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H!, I want to display Hidden files from my pc that uses WinXP. However, I can't do it coz Tools/Folder Options is missing from Windows Exlorer. The Folder Options folder also is not avaialble form Control Panel.

i guess a virus may have infected the pc coz whenever I leave the pc idle on for a short time (e.g. 15min. or so ), I get alert message from my anti-virus software (McAffe) that a virus named [email protected] was detected and deleted from C:\_restore{FEC9B524-0FBC-4D1A-... folderAND infected the file named A0014181.exe located in the C partition.

I want to remove this folder (_restore) manually but can't have access to it coz it's hidden. pleez help.



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

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

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

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I'll pass this fix along for others who may have run into the same problem I did with PPT 2003 (on WinXP for me) after installing last Tuesday's Windows Updates. This error sometimes results when trying to open PPT files that opened OK before the update:

"PowerPoint was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects as slides in the file (name) because they have become corrupt. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover lost information."

The fix is to remove one of the updates. Directions here:


Worked for me.

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

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

How can I recover the data on my HD?

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

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

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

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

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

I all hope lost? What should I do?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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hi guys,

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

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

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

anyone had this before?

A:Solved: Recover Corrupted SQL Database

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:How to recover data from corrupted Raid0?!

Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM

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

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

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

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

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

A:Corrupted files Office - How to recover them

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

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

A:recover corrupted excel vba code

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

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Hi Guys,

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

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

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

ANY way of recovering these files - especially the pdfs?


A:Need to recover corrupted pdfs, XLS, docx

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

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

Since then, I've been unable:

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

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


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

Hi there and welcome to Eight Forums!

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

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

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



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

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

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

Nothing worked.

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

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

What else can I do?

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

Thanks for any help,

A:Recover from corrupted registry hive (SOFTWARE)

Check suggestions here..

You will need a Usb Dvd drive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

this topic helped me out a bit but no one had correct answer to my problem!

Ill appreciate your help.

A:DATA recovery! (recover corrupted files)


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

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

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

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

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


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

A:Recover files from (corrupted?) hard drive

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

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

I have no idea what any of this means!

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

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

A:Recover Corrupted Registry Without Boot Disk

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


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

Recuva (freeware) is often suggested here.


Hope this works?


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

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

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