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Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted...

Q: Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted...

Hello!

My friend has a virus problem, he has something in the Windows folder, and he can't actually use his explorer, there is a warning window coming up for him i paste what it says:

"Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted.
This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!

Click OK to download the antispyware (Recommended)"

Any help/advice appreciated!

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted...

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A: Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted...

Do not click OK to download the software!

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.

If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply with a new hijackthis log.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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Help!
I recently had PC in shop to have malware etc. removed.
Ever since, it hangs for about 5 min. before shut down &
all of my microsoft works documents & program are corrupted.
I have never been 1 to download a bunch of stuff so am stumped..
I know that he added a couple of programs, 1 being SUPER Anti-Spyware which concerns me a bit..
Oh, & wow, do I have a few items taking up CPU storge in my windows taska manager such as..
Javaw which takes about 90%
Speaking of, should I have 8 instances running under svchost.exe???
 

A:Help! Windows hanging at shut down, Microsoft Works & Files Corrupted???

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Good afternoon (from my point of view) - again!I have already used this forum when I messed up some HW stuff. And have been very grateful for your help. Now, it seems to be some malware...It's been only 2 days since I started the martyrdom of downgrading my HP Pavilion dv6560ec to Win xp. I've been downloading and installing the necessary drivers, as the HP doesn't support XP on the machines, as I learned later.Now, being almost done, I got this warning everytime I wanted to open IE 6.0.2900 (have SP3):CRITICAL ERROR! Attention (users name) Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted.This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:WindowsDownload Protection Software now!Click OK to download the antispyware (Recommended)......... ........: YES: : NO :::::::: :::::::In the window, where my homepage is supposed to display, a note that it is redirecting me to another page appears. When I press "No". Then the IE shuts down and a note about some error displays prompting me to send it to the MS.I did the following:- ran Norton Internet Security (2007.2, updated the day before yesterday) full scan of the C: drive (as there are only 4 files on the other partition yet - haven't installed almost any sw yet) - nothing problematic detected. - updated and ran a free ad-ware application - this found 71 or so tracking cookies and deleted them, one file in quarantine.- before any installations of any drivers, I installed ... Read more

A:Critical Error! Some Dangerous Viruses Detected In Your System. Microsoft Windows Xp Files Corrupted.

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Carolyn and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that it happens. Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix. If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly. I am sorry that we were unable to reply to your post sooner. The forums have been very busy. If you are still in need of assistance, please scan again with HijackThis and post a fresh log. Also, please make an uninstall list using HijackThis To access the Uninstall Manager you would do the following: 1. Start HijackThis 2. Click on the Config button 3. Click on the Misc Tools button 4. Click on the Open Uninstall Manager button. 5. Click on the Save list... button and specify where you would like to save this file. When you press Save button a notepad will open with the contents of that file. Simply copy and paste the contents of that notepad here in your next reply.Post the fresh HijackThis log and the uninstall list in the bo... Read more

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Hi,

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

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

Any suggestions?

Thank

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

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

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

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

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

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

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

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

Any suggestions?

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

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

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OS: Windows XP
Running: Microsoft Office 2003 and Adobe Acrobat 8

I am unable to open all Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access files also PDF files. When I try to open a Word document I get an error message like "Word experienced an error trying to open the file". I can open Word files with WordPad but most of is garbage. Where I can find a chunk of legible text I recognize, this keeps popping up [email protected]~ . I tried taking the document to another computer and opening but with same result. I am at a loss. I have tried a few recovery software (demo versions) but they keep giving me the data I see in Wordpad.

Same type of error for Excel, Access, PowerPoint and PDF files. Also cannot open these files on another computer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Microsoft Office Files and PDF files corrupted?

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DANGEROUS ERROR! Attention (users name) Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted.This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WindowsDownload Protection Software now!Click OK to download the antispyware (Recommended)Yes / NoClicking either brings me to a website, with this message popping up again. Clicking no seems to produce another tab and another message, while yes brings me to another website without a popup. I get this message when I move around (ie go between folders) in My Computer.Scanned with TrendMicro (normal antivirus), found nothing. Trend was updated.I can't scan using online scanners I cannot access the internet without being shifted to the websites they want me to download from.My home page is still the same, on internet options, just that they keep intercepting me. Trusted Sites are empty. I have been downloading several anti viruses and shifting them over on a thumbdrive. (Thus, Step 5 in the preparation guide has been skipped, but I have Stinger, and Step 4)My HJ logs are Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:26:04 AM, on 9/6/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svcho... Read more

A:Dangerous Error! Attention (users Name) Some Dangerous Viruses Detected In Your System. Microsoft Windows Xp Files Corrupted.

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please reply to this topic stating that you still need help and I will work with you on resolving your computer problems. If your problem has been resolved, please post a reply letting us know so we can close your topic.

Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.

Once again, I apologize for the delay in responding to this topic.

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Hello!

I have a virus problem. All the time a window appears that says:

"Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. Your personal data at the reach of everyone's hand. History records and other personal information [...] easily reachable. Download protection software now!
Click OK to download the antispyware (Recommended)"
Of course I didn't cklick OK, I perfomed a scan by Antivir, Spybot Search&Destroy and Adaware, but the problem isn't solved.

Could somebody help me?

I found a similar help request on this page and therefore did a system scan via HijackThis.

Here is the logfile:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:22:29, on 21.12.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Programme\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Programme\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programme\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\xyz\Lokal... Read more

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One of the steps to fix the "Can't create recovery medium" is to check for system file corruption.
Just out of curiosity I ran an SFC /SCANNOW and it reported "Windows Resource Protection found corrupted files but was unable to fix some of them. ..." If SFC doesn't run through without an error on a brand new system, when then?

This so ridiculous! The only thing that ever ran on that system was a windows update right after doing the initial setup.
But I doubt that there is really anything foul on the system since I have that exact same report on about 4 other systems as well (some old, some new). SFC ALWAYS finds some "corrupted files" that it is unable to fix and so I know by now that this entire mechanism is just a PoS and a waste of time!

MS - get your act together! You constantly introduce mechanisms into Windows that might be originally well-intended but don't work. Why don't you at least removed those once you know they are useless? And even worse: why is this SFC /SCANNOW part of almost every advice one can find in the knowledge base if that mechanism is since years well known to not help or fix anything?

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Hello,
today I am posting in the Eight Forums to ask about how to fix a corrupted looking Windows 8 start menu with no corrupted files found. I know that's a really bad way to explain the situation. I have uploaded a screenshot which I hope explains the issues. I wanted to add the blank squares do not work and also the Maps button.
Thanks
Emaunel

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

Repair the start screen, see here:

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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I have an existing Microsoft with XBox live attached from years ago.
Yesterday, I decided to finally upgrade to Windows 8.

I did it as a clean install from Windows 7, formatted my SSD and installed from scratch.

I used my old Microsoft account as the active account, and proceeded through the install with no issues.

First thing I did when I hit the desktop was install all the manufacturer Windows 8 drivers and utilities.
Then I set up some control panel options that I typically use (disable firewall, disable UAC, desktop, speaker etc.).

I rebooted a few times for the drivers, and went through the "trust this PC" procedure.
I then updated windows using Windows update to get to the latest hotfixes.

After my PC rebooted, I seem to have lost access to a lot of control panel features.
Notably, administrative options such as "Disable/Enable firewall" that are marked with the administrator shield icon. Some of the shield options work, most don't do anything. The options are visible, but when I click on them nothing happens. There is no "you need admin rights, yes/no" box or anything. Simply nothing.

I checked the PC Settings Metro style control panel, and noticed that the "Users" option is gone on the screen.
All other options are present, and work. But Users is gone. The top option on that screen is Personalize.

I have no access to UAC options, Changing my user type, or any user options at all. And most options in the control panel do n... Read more

A:Windows 8 Microsoft Account Corrupted?

Same problem here! Another post...

I can't resolve :-(

Users link under PC settings dissappeared!

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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Hello all,

My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop has been having some strange issues lately. I cannot run .msi files, and device manager never populates a full list. Sometimes (rarely, but it does repeat) Windows Explorer will freeze, and if I attempt to close it and reopen it using task manager, the UI reloads, but whenever I click on a folder it claims Windows cannot load explorer. Restarting fixes that. I scheduled and ran CHKDSK, and it repaired a few bad sectors, but it didn't fix any of these problems. I have run CCleaner (both the regular cleaner and registry fixer) and defragmented my hard drive until it's only 1% fragmented. I then tried sfc /scannow, and it read a bunch of corrupted files but could not repair them. I read that to fix sfc, you must download and run Windows System Update Readiness Tool. It has been running and "Searching for Updates on this Computer" for about an hour now, and I'm getting concerned that it's just not doing anything. It's not frozen, the bar keeps moving from left to right and I can click on and off of it. I also have the logs from sfc if anyone wants to take a look at them, they'll be attached. The computer isn't very old, and has an intel i3 and 4gb of ram. If you would like any extra information to help, please reply and I'll get back to you as fast as I can Any recommendations on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

A:Many corrupted Windows7 files, SFC reads corrupted data but doesnt fix

Hi Qujibo,
First comment you said ran ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, this is not advised, unless you know what your doing

If there is an UNDO backup from that utility RUN it.

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run

REBOOT

run the MXdiag report from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Was this OS only installed via sysprep a couple of days ago??

Roy

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I have an issue where the PC I am working on seems to constantly get corrupted Windows installs. I have reinstalled Windows 10 multiple times on this PC and the same thing happens, it works fine at first but then after a couple weeks, Microsoft apps, search bar, start menu are unresponsive and I cant open Settings. Sfc /scannow says it found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. I have included the CBS.log file below. I have also ran DISM and it failed Error 0x8024200d. I have attached the DISM.log below. I've noticed that it seems the windows becomes corrupted after the breaker trips and power goes out. On next boot the PC starts acting weird and Microsoft apps start having issues.

DISM.log: https://ufile.io/ycidf

CBS.log: https://ufile.io/x7764

A:Corrupted windows install, can't open search bar, settings or any microsoft apps

Quote:




windows becomes corrupted after the breaker trips and power goes out.




That is correct. If this computer is not hooked up to a Surge Protector, whenever he computer suddenly shuts off, from a breaker tripping, or manually turning off the power, the HDD may be come corrupted, soon it will get Bad Sectors and the HDD will need to be replaced.

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I have an issue where the PC I am working on seems to constantly get corrupted Windows installs. I have reinstalled Windows 10 multiple times on this PC and the same thing happens, it works fine at first but then after a couple weeks, Microsoft apps, search bar, start menu are unresponsive and I cant open Settings. Sfc /scannow says it found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. I have included the CBS.log file below. I have also ran DISM and it failed Error 0x8024200d. I have attached the DISM.log below. I've noticed that it seems the windows becomes corrupted after the breaker trips and power goes out. On next boot the PC starts acting weird and Microsoft apps start having issues.

DISM.log: https://ufile.io/ycidf

CBS.log: https://ufile.io/x7764

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So, I reformatted my computer again. Did some SFC scans before I installed any Microsoft updates and all scans were clean. Did all the updates, drivers, program installations. Couple days later I decide to check with SFC and found some errors. There's also errors at the source, meaning I can't replace them correct? This seems kind of stupid. Always having corrupted files no matter how many times I reformat.

A:Corrupted Files + Unable to Repair + Corrupted Source

Hello ecko69x

From the last entry in your report below, it looks like they have been repaired, and you are good to go.

"Verify and Repair Transaction completed. All files and registry keys listed in this transaction have been successfully repaired"

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hey there

i just recently installed the trial version of BitDefender Anti-Virus Plus v10, and now i have a big problem. when i try to log into windows normally, one of two things happens. a.) i get nothing but my background, and error messages relating to userinit.exe and dwwin.exe. b.) i get my icons and explorer comes up, but nothing will work and windows is completly useless, along with the above mentioned error messages. everything in windows works in safe mode however, so i think it has something to do with a startup program malfunctioning. please help me.
-kmart812

A:Windows Xp Corrupted Files

Try disabling your startup items while in Safe Mode. A good, free, easy to use program for this is StartupCPL by Mike Lin. Download the Standalone .EXE version ( http://www.mlin.net/files/StartupCPL_EXE.zip ) Extract it, then double click on it to run it. Don't just uncheck everything using it - try a couple at a time so that you can remember what you did in case you stop something essential. In the event that you do, then just open up StartupCPL and recheck the boxes that you'd unchecked.

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Hello,
Over the past few weeks, my Windows files have always been getting corrupted. The hard thing is that it is an error every different time saying that some file is missing. For example, today, I did a system restore. I have done this many times and before I got to the setup screen for windows, I got a blue screen that prompted me to restart my PC and it gave me the same error after I restarted. By the way, I have Windows 8.1. Files also get corrupted on Windows 10 for me. I can't find out what the error is but I suspect it is my SSD because files get corrupted before I even install anything. One example of an error was a memory read error. The weird thing is that I had my old SSD replaced by a warranty 2 months ago and 2 weeks after I received the new one and started it, everything started to get corrupted. I have probably restored my PC 30 times this week...

PC Specs:
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xk2RKZ
 

A:Windows Files are always getting corrupted.

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This is my antivirus report

05/05/2012 13:21
Scan of all local drives

File C:\Users\Ace Pieda\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tfsknu0g.default\CT2786678\Dialogs.zip|>Dialogs\Defua ltImages\icon.png Error 42125 {ZIP archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>PCW_CAB_Silver|>systemxmlDLL Error 42127 {CAB archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01_StringPool Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01_StringData Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01MsiAssemblyName Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01CustomAction Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
File C:\Windows\Installer\7317f5.msp|>oldTocurrent\01MsiAssembly Error 42144 {OLE archive is corrupted.}
Number of searched folders: 26201
Number of tested files: 569489
Number of infected files: 0
Pls. help my computer is very lag

A:HELP windows 7 files corrupted how to fix

Hello Crimson, and welcome to Sevenforums!

First, what antivirus are you using?

Second, let this scanner run on your computer to search for infected files: Microsoft Safety Scanner - Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free

See if this helps you with any firefox errors: How to Fix Mozilla Firefox | eHow.com

You are never supposed to run 2 or more antiviruses together on a single computer. Also, to remove any antivirus, you may need a special removal tool to make sure you get all the pieces. In addition to your antivirus, consider installing/updating/running (full scan) the free Malwarebytes software. Good thing to have and highly recommended by most people: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...=dl&tag=button

Finally, run this tool to fix system errors: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - created by Brink

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I notice that after i run these commands in powershell or cmd: sfc /scannow, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} .

and run sfc /scannow again, I always get this. . It seems like my windows is always corrupted and I think that is causing my to get start menu, search menu, and task bar issues after standying by.

Anybody know what's wrong with my computer?

EDIT: I have to do a clean install apparently, also the Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register ?$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml?} command broke my apps.

A:Windows files always corrupted even after repairs?

Hi, running the Powershell command has not been recommended since build 10586 (November) came out.. it tends to break apps. You then see @ before their names in the start menu.

To fix this, you are recommended to do an in-place upgrade repair install (you can find instructions in the Tutorials section).

This will:
- keep most of your settings
- keep your programs
- turn system restore off
- restore all Windows apps
- take up to 2 hours
- lose all Windows updates since the last major build (10586)
- create Windows.old

You need a Windows installation medium.

Noted you have a Radeon card: problems have been reported with one dll related to Nvidia cards as regards the cbs .log. You would have to inspect your log to determine what it says.. but that's irrelevant if you do the repair install.

Post back if you still have your other problem.

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Even though I am new to MT Bleeping Computer forum, I am sure that this is not the first time my issue has been raised. I have been trying to download recent updates from Java and I keep getting a 1603 Error message. After doing some research, I have determined that I have several Windows system corrupted files; I have determined this by running the sfc scannow tool and the report shows several files that could not be repaired.Now I am stuck because I am not sure how to correctly repair these files.I am running Windows 7, and I am current with all Window updates. I have a Dell computer with a AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core Processor 2.30 GHz, Installed Memory 4.00 GB, and a 64-bit operating system.Do you have any ideas that I can fix these files, I have uploaded the sfc report for your review.Thanks for any given help.Lobo43

A:Windows 7 Corrupted System Files

You might want to have a look at this. It appears a recent Windows Update may be the culprit here, based on the files SFC couldn't repair:
utc.app.json
telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
 
http://techish.net/cannot-repair-member-file-utc-app-json-microsoft-update-kb3022345-b0rken/
You may want to just uninstall update KB3022345, and try to reinstall it later.
 
 
I'm a little more worried by the fact that cmd.exe can't be repaired.
You may have to copy this file from a computer that has the exact same OS version and the exact same hardware architecture.
More on how to do that is here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833#manually%20repair

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I recently installed Windows XP Pro on my cpu and during the installation three files were corrupted. All haveing to do with usb. One was usbintel. I dont remeber the rest. I had to skip the intallations of those files to complete install. XP is working just fine but my usb ports do not work at all. Are there any files I could install to make my usb ports work? It says in hardware profiles that there are no drivers installed for this device. Where can i get those files?
Thanks.
 

A:USB Files corrupted During Windows Xp Install

Try this site for information on XP USB drivers.
 

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Hello everyone!sfc can't rapair missing/corrupting files..I had blue screen few days ago, in events log -one critical error from last week , but more same errors from months. (Kernel-Power ID 41 {63})Also there are many smaller errors (Kernel-EventTracing ID 3 / atapi ID 11 / Application Errors / BugChecks etc)Can some1 help? I can upload more logs.Thank's !

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Hello to all.

Some unexpected problem recently caused my windows installation to get corrupted and now I want to simply reinstall it and start anew with a fresh install. However, some important files were in the directory where windows is installed and now I'm having some difficulty in getting them out. The windows installation directory was in the local disk C: .

The problem is that I can't boot normally and in safe-mode. I tried using my windows boot cd to try and repair windows. The commands chkdsk, bootcfg /rebuild, fixmbr and fixboot all did not work. I also tried installing windows in another completely unused drive, which was D:. However, when I try to do this, it says that it is checking the hard disks and freezes when it is checking C:, after which I am left with no option but to restart.

The files are inside a folder in C: Drive, outside the WINDOWS Folder, so I was hoping if I could somehow uninstall windows only but can't figure out how to do that.

Right now, I just need a way to copy that folder in C Drive, put it in any of the other drives (D, E or F) and then reformat and reinstall. The OS is Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2.

Is there anyway I can get this done?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Need to transfer files. Corrupted windows won't allow me to.

Hi Rydium,

Your best shot might be to make a boot CD that has its own OS self contained. Booting to one of those will allow you to copy your files if they are still readable on the drive.

A BartPE CD or a Linux live CD would do that. Google for those and you'll get plenty of instructions.

There are other ways too but they are command line driven and pretty clumsy for most folks.

There is a possibility that your files will not be visible due to media damage, file system corruption, disk errors, or missing system permissions.

You could also slave the drive in another computer and see if the files are readable.

Good luck. Post back if you have questions.
 

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i have windows ME on my computer, and lately it has been doing very strange things, even more than usual. for one, when i try to open documents, whether they're video files, images, or text, it converts it to a 40.5k .exe file that won't open. i can't figure out how to change it back. i've lost 2 full movies this way, several images, and one text document. also, many of my files (.html, .mp3, .jpg) no longer open in their default programs. they just sit there. i looked at the properties and they all say open with some program called "sysrnj." i changed them to the defaults, tried again, and they still don't open by double-clicking, i have to open the program and open them from there. thirdly, the icons for everything seem to change randomly. all my .jpg's appear with winamp logos, my shortcuts are notepad files, and my text files are photoshop projects, among others. these are only a couple of the problems i've been having. if anybody has any suggestions or knows where i can find updates that fix any or all of these problems, PLEASE let me know. i'm afraid i'm going to lose important information, and it's such a pain to back up a 20-gig hard drive. thanks
 

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

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This is my first post so be easy on me. I am 72 and have been a computer user since the Atari days. I have used all versions of Windows since then and have managed to resolve most problems. Since Windows 8 and 8.1 I spend almost as much time trying to maintain Windows as I do using the computer. I have several corrupted files and have been unable to repair them. I was going to hold out until Windows 10, hoping that it's installation would resolve all issues, but decided I'd better enter the process with a functional 8.1. The corruptions don't seem to effect my programs except for IE 11, which is such a nightmare that have limited my browsing.
 
Here are the results of Speccy, SFC and DISM
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/zVo2sayXO4huSYgXGD6bLmt
 
SFC:
 
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=96fa85ab52284ba0!3308&authkey=!AIiuUm5qZyf0NyQ&ithint=file%2clog
 
DISM
 
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=96fa85ab52284ba0!3307&authkey=!AF3zCpIjwwjphQQ&ithint=file%2clog
 
 
TIA and I will be patiently waiting with baited breath to be rid of my Windows 8.1 gremlims
 
Brer Rabbit
 

A:Windows 8.1 updates and corrupted files

If you want you can uninstall KB3022345 update and again execute   DISM  /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command. Read more about the KB3022345 Windows update from below URL link.
 
 
Microsoft confirms patch KB 3022345 breaks SFC /scannow
http://www.infoworld.com/article/2926179/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-patch-kb-3022345-breaks-sfc-scannow.html

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Hi All

I bought a new windows 7 home basic edition. I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop after formatting the disk. During the 2nd step of installation Install windows ->Expanding windows it says files may be corrupted please ensure all the files exist before installation.

Please help, I have formatted my laptop and in a total mess.

cheers

A:Corrupted CD, getting an error as corrupted or missing files

I wiped the CD with a piece of cloth and tried again
it worked.
Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello, I currently run win 8.1 and my original disc is for win 8.0 as I upgraded via win updates to 8.1. As I was not able to start Win Defender I ran an sfc san from the prompt to see if I had any corrupted sys files. The scan showed I did have corrupt files and that I needed to put my original disc in to fix them. My problem is that my disc is for win 8,0 not 8.1. When I try to use 8,0 I get the error :this disc is not valid".
I know I can create media via windows download center for 8.1 but my download speed is so slow (via cell phone tower) that it never completes. I was just very lucky to get updates for 8.1 via win updates. I live in the Philippines, broadband is just not available here.
I ran the sfc scan and will post the results in an upload. Can you tell from this that my system is ok? If not, how can I repair the bad files without media?
I know defender will not run if another virus program is on the pc. But I uninstalled all other virus programs and it still will not run. I think maybe other virus programs invalidate some sys files when they are installed.
Thanks for any help and advice you can give me.
 
Dave Leonard
 
Yahoo accounts:
2015-08-29 20:01:30, Info                  CSI    0000000a [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-08-29 20:01:30, Info               ... Read more

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hi Gang,

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

However virus scan updates appear to be fine.

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

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

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

I get this error messge:

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

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

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

My computer specs are

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

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

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Hello, I currently run win 8.1 and my original disc is for win 8.0 as I upgraded via win updates to 8.1. As I was not able to start Win Defender I ran an sfc san from the prompt to see if I had any corrupted sys files. The scan showed I did have corrupt files and that I needed to put my original disc in to fix them. My problem is that my disc is for win 8,0 not 8.1. When I try to use 8,0 I get the error :this disc is not valid".
I know I can create media via windows download center for 8.1 but my download speed is so slow (via cell phone tower) that it never completes. I was just very lucky to get updates for 8.1 via win updates. I live in the Philippines, broadband is just not available here.
I ran the sfc scan and will post the results in an upload. Can you tell from this that my system is ok? If not, how can I repair the bad files without media?
I know defender will not run if another virus program is on the pc. But I uninstalled all other virus programs and it still will not run. I think maybe other virus programs invalidate some sys files when they are installed.
Thanks for any help and advice you can give me.
 
Dave Leonard
 
sfc results:
2015-08-29 20:01:30, Info                  CSI    0000000a [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2015-08-29 20:01:30, Info               &#... Read more

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Some of my C:\Windows\Media files appear to have been corrupted. When I try to preview sounds, some of them play and some don't. My Windows Startup sounds distorted. (I am running Windows XP Home). Can I restore them from my installation disk? What is the safest way to do this? I would appreciate any input.
 

A:(Solved) C:\Windows\Media files corrupted

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

A:Startup files Corrupted on windows 7 professional

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

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

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Here's the situation...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Type this into an elevated command prompt:

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

Tell me the results.

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Hey, I'm using a Windows 8.1 64-bit OS and have been running into a few BSOD problems (notable REFERENCE_TO_POINTER and BAD_HEADER_POOL errors). I've tried testing my memory using memtest86 and checking for viruses to no avail. A recent SFC scan has come up with a few corrupted files but I'm not sure how to fix 'em.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1: How to fix corrupted files found by SFC /SCANNOW?

Hello MrTastix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is a Windows 8.1 issue, I would recommend to post at our sister site www.eightforums.com instead.

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

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

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

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

Louis

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

A:Cant Start Windows: System files corrupted

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at the following thread.

www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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

A:Javascript/system files corrupted in windows 8.1

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

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So yeah i have this problem for over month and more now. Everytime i download anything,it's corrupted. If it is mp3,winrar file or anything. I can't even update origin or steam i get the same thing. I changed provider from BT to Virgin and yet i have the same issue. I'm connected through an wifi adapter. Could anyone help me resolve this ? It's so annoying.
+bonus , if i download anything through torrent, it always works.

A:Windows 7 - Every Time I Download Corrupted Files

Ok solved it by myself since this page is great and helpful !

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

thanks in advance.

sfcdetails.rar

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

I found these errors---


Code:
2015-06-21 15:36:08, Info CSI 000009d4 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

2015-06-21 15:36:10, Info CSI 000009d6 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-21 15:36:10, Info CSI 000009d7 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:166{83}]"Package_2709_for_KB3000850~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.8.3000850-6825_neutral_GDR"
CSI 00000fd4 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type = [l:24{12}]"driverUpdate", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-21 15:45:44, Info
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About half a year ago, give or take, I ordered a Windows 8 OEM disk to install on my laptop. Machine runs fine, even upgrading to the 8.1 Preview and eventually to 8.1, and dual-booting Ubuntu GNOME. Life is good.

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

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

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

A:Windows Update fails -- corrupted files?

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

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Hey there,

I (my wife) is running Windows 7 Home Premium (64). Windows explorer crashes when:

-Searching with more than 4 characters in the start menu
-Opening the Network and Sharing Center
-Various other times that seem unrelated

I have attempted:

-Startup repair X3 : it catches problems but doesn't repair them
-sfc /scannow command : also catches problems, and the CDA log shows all of the corrupted files.
-Copying the system32 files from a fresh windows install to fix the broken dll files while in another os : this didn't seem to have any affect
-System Restore doesn't have any images before the issue began
-Full system antivirus and malware scan and rootkit detection with no results showing (doesn't rule it out, but I used Norton commercial, Mbits, Lavasoft, and Kapersky online all in safemode, and some rootkit detectors)
-Repair Install : hangs when initiated
-Updating windows to SP1 : it seems the system attempted to update some time ago and failed or was interrupted. Now SP1 won't install, the updater hangs
-in an attempt to fix the windows update hanging issue, I tried:
-Installing the system update readiness tool (Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2012] from Official Microsoft Download Center) : the update hangs too
-Installing the fix it program here (Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working) : didn't make a difference
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A:Windows 7 Corrupted System Files - Windows explorer crashes

The regular hangs seems to down to a possible hardware issue. So I suggest getting the hardware looked at by a professional PC repair person, as the tasks you have tried should have worked.

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Hi all,
 
A few days ago I started receiving an error message when turning on my HP G6 laptop (os Windows 7).  The error message is system error 90b which states that my computer fan is not working. I checked and I was still under warranty so I called HP to see what they could do.  HP support told me that my fan had not failed but a virus had infected and corrupted my windows files and then proceeded to show me my event log which was full of errors and warning messages. In addition when I check which services are currently running, more than half of the Microsoft Services have been stopped (seen in the Microsoft Configuration window). Since then I have tried multiple things to fix this:
 
1: Numerous virus scans, all which come back clean
2: Ran Combofix
3: System Restore
4: And finally a full reformat.
 
None of this solved anything. I am still receiving the error message when turning on my computer and the Microsoft Services are still labeled stopped.
 
HP support said this was a virus so I figured I would post here and see if the experts here had any information they could give me.
 
Thanks in advance,
Spencer

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