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Corrupted Application Data File

Q: Corrupted Application Data File

Hello,

I have recently been having trouble installing and running various programs on my computer (mainly microsoft office 2007 and itunes 9), when i do try to install the programs a microsoft window pops up and says "an error occurred while trying to create the directory C:DocumentsandSettings/AllUsers/Application Data"

I did try to resolve the problem by using my windows XP service pack 2 CD and completed the sfc /scannow (yes, with the space between sfc and /) yet i still cannot use many of my programs.

I have tried this solution twice now, restarting my computer before the second attempt, the scan took approximately 30mins each time.

Also, whenever i am able to use a program, a beige pop up appears in the notification area of the taskbar (near the clock) above a yellow triangle with an exclaimation mark inside, stating (for example, my security centre) "CA Security Centre: casc.exe - Corrupt File the file or directory \DocumentsandSettings/AllUsers/Application Data is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."

I did run "Chkdsk /f", yet the computer says that it cannot lock the current drive.

I was wondering if there were any other possible solutions to my problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sam

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A: Corrupted Application Data File

AFAIK:

DocumentsandSettings is the wrong format - it is Documents and Settings.

\DocumentsandSettings/AllUsers/Application Data is thwe wrong format - it is \Documents and Settings\AllUsers\Application Data

'I did run "Chkdsk /f", yet the computer says that it cannot lock the current drive.'

An in-service drive cannot be checked - usually is asks if you would like to do this at the next boot. Did it?

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Hi All,
I m the newbee here, i read through the forum on windows 7 usb problem, however, i cannot find what i have encounted exactly, mostly you guys have the problem either stopped on the usb data transfer from windows 7 PC to a usb HDD or flash drive; or crashed and give errors. However, i dont encount this sreious problem but rather annoying problem.
As soon as i use my Windows 7 PC to copy a file to usb stick, the process is all ok, but when i read the file, it seems to be corrupted, example, if i have put a avi file in the usb drive, it will play as skipped.
I have updated the hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976972 but still doesnt fix my problem. I have updated the chipset driver from nvidia web site, still no help.

I know for sure that problem occured after i fresh installed to windows 7 from xp pro.

I have also tried to uninstall the usb root hub but still give me the same driver as it was.

anyone has similar problem? please advise, thanks alot,

A:Usb data transfer file corrupted

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pheebs


Hi All,
I m the newbee here, i read through the forum on windows 7 usb problem, however, i cannot find what i have encounted exactly, mostly you guys have the problem either stopped on the usb data transfer from windows 7 PC to a usb HDD or flash drive; or crashed and give errors. However, i dont encount this sreious problem but rather annoying problem.
As soon as i use my Windows 7 PC to copy a file to usb stick, the process is all ok, but when i read the file, it seems to be corrupted, example, if i have put a avi file in the usb drive, it will play as skipped.
I have updated the hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976972 but still doesnt fix my problem. I have updated the chipset driver from nvidia web site, still no help.

I know for sure that problem occured after i fresh installed to windows 7 from xp pro.

I have also tried to uninstall the usb root hub but still give me the same driver as it was.

anyone has similar problem? please advise, thanks alot,



Hi and welcome

One way to narrow the problem down would be to use a different copy utility like teracopy. if the problem changes its in win 7 if not might be hardware or driver

Good luck

KJ

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Hello friends,
One of my users backed up data (nsf file) of Lotus notes got corrupted. The file size is 4 GB. Now the user is asking me to retrieve the data (mails) and i am not able to find any utility.
Anyone having idea about any such free utility / tool to repair corrupt .nsf file.
Thanks in advance.

A:Lotus Notes Backup data .nsf file corrupted

http://www.stellarinfo.com/email-repair/lotus-notes/lotus-notes-recovery.php?gclid=COfR5-_NwskCFcKGaQodMugAswhttp://www.stellarinfo.com/email-repair/lotus-notes/lotus-notes-recovery.php
I have Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Home, I do not have the above-mentioned Lotus Notes NSF recovery program.  I hope Stellar will be of some help; it is not free;  ?trial version? [don't know what it can/cannot do].
https://www.google.com/search?q=lotus+notes+nsf+file+recovery&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls={moz:distributionID}:{moz:locale}:{moz:official}&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl
google may list some places that offer trial versions and/or freebies.

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My computer has been a little weird lately.

I ran a virus scan and found a New Win32 virus. 5215 yesterday.

today my computer was still weird, so I decided to run a virus scan again,

but i noticed that some of my directories are really really messed up.

C:\documents and settings\all users\application data\application data\application data\application data\application data

and it keeps repeating the application data folder.

wth is wrong help~~
 

A:Messed up directories. All Users\Application Data\Application Data\repeats.....

In vista.... You will see this. You should not be able to access Documents and Settings. It should say access denied.

Everything is available in Users now.
 

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I have 2 computers in different offices both with broadband. A program on computer a needs to access a datafile in realtime(accounting data). How can I set this up to be fast so it doesn't act like it accessing data remotely?

I have tried Ibackupdrive( a virtual internet drive) and Hamachi but both seem too slow, 2-5 seconds latency. Using Gotomypc or Logmein, I can access the data in less than a second.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

A:local application accessing remote data file

Buy a really fast link. There is a lot of difference between a remote console view of the computer and actually accessing the DB remotely.
 

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I came across this.....

c:\programdata\application data\application data\application data\application data\application data\ ....

application data\ keeps repeat.

Is this ok or can I get rid of it some how and free up some space?
Thank you in advance!!
 

A:Solved: c:\programdata\application data\application data\ .... keep repeat

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Hi guyz,
Please provide me a sample code as how to access Current Logged in User profile application data and how to delete a file in application data folder using vb code. I am very new to this technology pls help me.
 

A:How to access Current User profile application data to delete a file in it in VB

Here's the code in VB .Net 2008:

Public Class RemoveFileFromProfile

Private Sub cmd_DelFile_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles cmd_DelFile.Click
Dim profile As String, fullpath As String
Dim filename As String

' Environment variables
' USERPROFILE = Path to current user profile
' APPDATA = Path to application data in current profile

profile = Environ("APPDATA")
filename = txt_Fname.Text
fullpath = profile & "\" & filename
FileSystem.Kill(fullpath)
MsgBox(filename & " deleted.")

End Sub
End Class
 

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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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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
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So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
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IS THERE ANY PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION even can take very long time..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

according my experiences Thats the mistakes... DOn't do those at the same tim... Read more

A:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.

Hi,

Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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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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Ok, running windows xp home on a peer to peer network. Have done avast antivirus and ad aware scans.

Friday my computer locked up (dang farmville!). I got impatient and did a hard reboot (holding the power button down). Quickbooks also was open.

When it rebooted it did the blue screen Stack rebuild thing.

Now MS Outlook can't open the data files and the quickbooks data file also appears to have been corrupted.

An interesting thing - we have the carbonite internet backup service. Unfortunately, it seems to overwrite and not make any kind of incremental backups, so once it's backed up, that's the file you can restore. I was hoping to try to find a file that had been backed up in the morning, instead of right around the time I had the problem.

Anyway, when I browse to look at the user documents and settings folder on the BACKUP, it shows the application data and local settings folders, as normal. On the computer, those folders are now MISSING. I uploaded a screen shot on our website: http://www.domesticunity.com/tempfiles.html (sadly too big to attach)

Any idea of a simple way to fix this?

I looked online and Microsoft Outlook stores the data in personal.pst - that file also appears to be missing.

Thanks!
 

A:Blah! Application Data Folder Gone & Outlook Data won't open

Got it figured out.

Was able to restore a recent backup from the Carbonite service of my quickbooks file and only had to redo one day of entries.

Then did some more looking at Outlook threads on the net and first found out how to unhide hidden folders - the Application Data and Local Settings folders were hidden. Then found a thread about a scanpst.exe utility that repairs outlook data files.

Now it seems I'm back up and running!

Thanks for trying to help! Even tho no one had magic answers yet, I can see people cared and looked at my problems.

We are NOT alone! LOL
 

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Hi there,

Here is what I want to do with my current excel file:
Click Save button to save all required data to another sheet
The number highlighted in reed need to be auto increment (+1) each time save button is click
Then the file will save as a new excel file with the form number (SRF-ABC-1001-14.xls)
And clear the current form and exit excel

Please refer my attached file for the sample what I want to do.

Please note the number highlighted in red should be auto increment number, once click save button, the file will automatic save as a new excel with the Form name.

Thank you so much for your help and time reading this.
 

A:vba to save file as a new file and record data into existing data sheet

anyone able to assist me?

I'm looking forward to learn hence I appreciate each code have a comment on top of it and provide me some samples of code and I'll workout the rest.

Thanks.
 

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I am running Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. In the hidden folder "All Users" is a folder named "Application Data". Inside it is a folder named "Application Data". Inside that is yet another folder named "Application Data". This nonsense repeats itself to a depth of 16 folders, all named "Application Data". I cannot remove them. Windows tells me that I have to have permission from myself.

Norton 360 finds no risks or suspicious files on my computer.

Has anyone else had this idiotic problem? What causes it? More importantly, how do I get rid of that "All Users" directory tree altogether? I am the only user on my computer, so I don't need templates or anything else like that.

Thank you in advance for your helpful responses.

Richard

A:Application Data folder inside Application Data folder

Never seen that before!! judging by the lack of response sounds like its a new one!

It does definatly sound virus related in some way.

Malwarebytes in Safemode would find anything there, but wont undo the damaged caused assuming it is a virus of course. The folders would still be there!!

Suppose only way to fully sort that would be a refresh/reset.

Refresh - Maybe
Reset - Defo!

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Hello everyone,
Just ran into an issue. I was just doing casual browsing and all of a sudden ups shut off. Didn't know that it was running on battery. Anyways, the pc just went off.
I started it. Found that KIS screaming. It's window banner and other indications turned red.
Problem it reported- Corrupt databases and application components not initializing. I tried updating the database to no avail.
So, basically, I've got a corrupt AV. What do I do?
Try System restore first or re-install it? What would be the better way?

A:KIS 2011 Application corrupted

What version you got by the way 11.0.1.400 or 11.0.2.556? Try this way first and see what happen.

Please do a Repair install Kaspersky first. Go to either Start Menu or Control Panel Add/Remove > Kaspersky > Repair or Remove > Repair.

Then attempt to manually update.

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How do I fix or open a corrupted PDF file that has been corrupted by some sort of programmatically emailing?

I have already asked Adobe and I have yet to get a response.

If necessary, I might look into the file format of a PDF file.

Please see the following screen shot:
 

A:How do I fix or open a corrupted PDF file that has been corrupted?

You might be able to extract the text with a hex editor, but other than a specific tool (I don't know of one) to fix it.......
 

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Hi Guys,

First time user here I was wondering if any of you could help?

My computer wont doawnload anything at first it was saying "unknown publisher" so I went into internet options/advanced and changed it to allow downloads.

Now when the download gets to 100% it's saying "corrupt file" or "corrupt cabinet file".

I'm trying to download ie7 and my copy of windows is definetly genuine.

Can anyone help.

Thanks
A

A:Corrupted File / Corrupted Cabinet File

Welcome to BC
What type of internet connection do you have? When downloading, save it to your desktop then try installing it in safemode
Mark

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Today is a bad day for me. There is something wrong in my computer, and it lost all my office files. All office files can not be opened!!! Who can give me a hand? Thanks in my heart.

well,would you like to commend some office fix software to me?

A:help me with my corrupted data

G'day newding, Welcome to TSF!

There are a couple of things to mention here...

Firstly, have you installed/uninstalled any software recently?

If the answer is yes have you tried a System Restore from your Start Menu to restore the computer to an earlier time?

Secondly, which version of Microsoft Office? are you using?

Please post back with this information;then, we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind Regards,

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Today I transferred my .ppt file from pc to flash card, at the end of operation copying stopped. I decided to check the integrity of source file and MS PowerPoint 2003 showed: PowerPoint Not Responding. Now I can't open my file.

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I have an 8gb verisign usb that does not get recognized on any of my computers. it starts to get driver, and then i get usb device could not be configured error. i need to get the data that was on it. how can i get it back? i tried using recover my files pro, but that does not even pick it up. i also tried my usb on a linux live cd and it didnt show up there either. i really need the data that was on it. anyone know how i can get it back?
thanks
 

A:usb got corrupted need that data

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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Hi All,

My sister went into her folder on out External HDD, and found this:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1.../Corrupted.jpg

Can anyone shine a light as to what has happened? I tihnk it may have something to do with a slight power problem we had a couple of days ago, when we suddenly lost power to the computer and once power was restored, I had to unplug the HDD in order to get it to be recognized on the computer. not sure if this could be the problem though as a file I put on there a couple of days a go has also screwed up.

However, the strangest thing is that the HDD is recognising this folder as being 58.5gb. Its not the only folder with this problem. All up theres around 6-7 folder that are all showing the same problem, and all showing a stupidly high amount fo GB's being taken up. however, when added together, they apparently make nearly a TB of Data, yet the 256gb HDD isn't saying its full and in fact has 80 odd GB's free. Also, I cannot delete any of these folder.

Can anyone be of any help?

Thanks,
Matthew

A:[SOLVED] Corrupted Data on HDD

Hello Matthew, Welcome to TSF!

I would say that due to that power fluctuation you had, the data on this Drive is now corrupt and useless. Sorry!

If you can't read any of the files/folders, the only way to get your external HDD to work again would be to wipe it completely with an eraser-type program, such as, Darik's Boot N Nuke, or Killdisk; then, format it.

Darik's Boot N Nuke

KillDisk
(Click the coloured links.)

Kind Regards,

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I bought a 16gb usb key from best buy a few months back. I used it for some normal every day jpg/doc transfer/backup. In the past few weeks I notice that data have been missing or corrupted from the key. Yesterday I copied about 400 images to it, today when I plug the key in, nothing is there. I did a normal format on the key before I made the copy yesterday. This is really strange, I wonder if I am doing something wrong? I have had some no name brand refurbished usb keys from many years before and never had any issues. Is there a way to check if the key is bad?
 

A:usb key missing or corrupted data..

You can test it with this free program :- http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/H2testw.shtml

It writes data to the stick then reads it back to check it's not corrupted.

Click on the first screen to choose English (unless you know German). Then click the 'Select Target' button and browse to the Usb stick. It's best to format the stick first so the program can test it all.
 

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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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I was trying to install Cyberlink PowerDVD on my windows, but after running setup, I got this message:
"The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The executable you are attempting to run has been corrupted. Please obtain another copy of the file, verify its integrity, and try again."
I copied the setup folder to "Folder A" on my pc, tried running setup from HDD, and same error occured.
Then started windows in safe mode. ran setup from DVD again, and there was no problem. then tried setup from "Folder A", and again error. copied setup from DVD to "Folder B" on HDD and restarted windows XP sp2 normally.
Again tried both setups in normal session of windows. Setup will not run from "Folder A" which was copied under normal session of windows and will run from "Folder B" which was copied under safe mode.
I think "Folder A" contains corrupted data.
I also had this problem with some other installations/archives.

BTW I tried to run PowerDVD's setup under Windows vista and there was no problem.

at last you can find my computer info attached.
(my DVD drive is Sata)

What you think the problem is?

A:Corrupted data is being copied from DVD

Hello! anybody has a clue?

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I just had a little alert pop up on my system tray, telling me that a file was corrupted in the Prefetch data folder and to run chkdsk. I think I know what I did, I uninstalled Limewire in favor of another program, and did a search for anything to do with Limewire, including hidden files, and deleted them.

I figure since I don't have Limewire on the computer anymore, there's no harm done, right? It doesn't actually affect the integrity of the XP OS, does it? I'd hate to have to reinstall everything again for the umpteenth time, especially after I just purchased Acronis True Image.

A:Corrupted Prefetch Data?

I think you will be ok. Please do the following :Download install and update CcleanerAttention : the installation package comes with the Yahoo toolbarif you do not want that you have to, untick the box accepting it during installation process.After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back upsNow Start up in safe modeDo two runs1) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup. This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.2) Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

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Okay, so I have an external harddrive (1tb) which has about 300 gigs of media on it. I was running TuneUp Utilities 2009 and one of the things it suggested was running disk scans of all the hard drives. I restarted the computer as instructed, and when it rebooted it started a disk scan of G: (the external HDD) as expected. It got to about 7%.

My common sense then hurled itself as far away from me as it possibly could and I decided to cancel the scan and run it another time when I didn't need the computer. So, I turned off the computer using the power button. Turned it back on, no problems, except half of the data on the external HDD is messed up. Same amount of space used up on it, but half of the folders all the contents are garbled. Folders and files that can't be deleted because the names are too long/invalid, all screwed up.

Fortunately, the other half of it seems alright. So...I'm willing to cut my losses and copy off the unharmed stuff and format the G: drive, but first I wanted to know if there was anything I could possibly do to salvage the rest of it.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Vista corrupted data help

chkdsk /r maybe??
 

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This is my first post in this forum.
The Problem:
Today, I decided to defragment and optimise my 2TB external Hard Disk using Auslogics Defragmenter. Now, a little background here. The partition that I defragmented was a 1.8TB partition encrypted by VeraCrypt, a fork of TrueCrypt. After the defragmentation was completed, I found that several files have been corrupted. The files in which I could detect the corruption were all compressed files, compressed using Windows 10's default compression. I opened the files up in WinHex and I saw a curious thing: The end of all these corrupted files had a block of "DF DF DF" sequence. I am attaching a screenshot to illustrate the matter. Here is the Screenshot of the Problem.


Please note that, though the picture shows it's an arc file, it was still compressed by Windows compression. The curious thing is that, even though the files had those DF chunks, a cursory HEX Search of the raw data hard drive did not yield any such sequence. Of course, I didn't have the time to scan the whole 2TB HDD for those sequences.

I was scouring the internet for any sort of clue and I have found this: farmanager.com/enforum/viewtopic.php?t=318. Is the DF chunk some sort of compression voodoo?
Could you tell me if there is any way to possibly solve the problem? I already ran a Data Recovery Software but to no avail. I am absolutely frantic, and would be grateful if you could kindly help me solve the problem.

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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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For some reason all my word docs and xcel files held on my Leadtek memory stick have corrupted - does anyone know of a fix ...thanks
 

A:Corrupted Data on Memory Stick

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Hello,
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


Hello,
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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I plugged in my 80 gig maxtor usb ext hd into my desktop to put some files in it. When i clicked the 'safely remove harddrive' icon, and tried to remove it, it said i wasnt allowed to as some programs were still accessing it when nothing was. So i decided to pull it out anyway as i sometimes do when i get this message with my other ext hd or thumbdrives. I rarely do this, since i rarely get that problem.

But when i pulled it back into my laptop, it gives me an error 'Drive H is corrupted and inaccesible'. I tried it with my desktop. Same error. I checked the properties and it sayd the drive is working properly. But the space used and left is zero. The file type is RAW. What does this mean? I'm getting really worried as the files in my ext hd are very valuable to my work.

I took it to some service shops. the one i bought it off from said they used to be able to do retrieving but now their company policies dont allow them anymore, at 1 gig for 200 bucks. another shop said all they could do is to reformat it which i cant afford.

Can anyone please help me?
 

A:Corrupted Ext HD out of the blue. How can I retrieve my data?

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Hi there,

I need to extract a file from an old 3.5" floppy disk. However, I am unable to access it using an external A drive. When I try and access it, I hear the drive spinning for about a minute before I get the following message:

"You need to format the disk in drive A: before you can use it. Do you want to format it? Yes/No"

"No," then more spinning, then:

"A:\ is not accessible. The disk media is not recognized. It may not be formatted."

The reason that I'm not just accepting that the disk is a no-hoper is because I have a variety of old floppies which I've been trying to access recently and some I managed to access in spite of this message.

Those that I managed to do this with sounded like there was a mechanical problem when the disk span, so I tore the metal shutter off and that allowed me to access them. However, that hasn't worked with this disk and it's the only one I actually need to get data from!

I have made a cusory attempt to recover the data using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard but because Explorer won't access the disk, the program doesn't see the drive. I've tried multiple external drives too so I know there's not a problem there.

Does anyone know of any way I might be able to access this disk? Because of the way I managed to access the other disks when they gave the exact same message, I'm convinced it's not entirely corrupted.

I'd be very grateful for any help.
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A:Recovering Data from an Old (Corrupted?) Floppy

I know of no way to do that. The floppies are just magnetic media, and given how old the data is, I'd not waste time trying to get it off (unless it's not backed up, of course). But truth told, I'm not certain it can be done satisfactorily.
 

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Recently my system was formatted and xp pro re-installed.....afterwards firefox had a problem of the page not loading...i fixed that by installing nvidia network manager.....but now another weird problem has arisen.....whenever i download something ,be it videos,programs etc. they are corrupt or incomplete, the computer says they are missing information or data etc. I thought it was a problem with firefox,so i installed flashget from an old cd...then it said an update was available...so i downloaded the latest flashget from the site....and when i tried to install it, it said 'data missing'....i tried every program and download manager i have on CDs......orbit,DAP,Opera and they download the files perfectly...but the downloaded file is corrupt or missing data......but......my p2p works perfectly...weird....
 

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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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Hey, My user profile was corrupted. Basically, windows ran an update whilst i was backing up and that corrupted my user account.

I have tried the methods on this forum to restore the account and have tried a system restore with no success. I wan't to keep the files from my user account but how can I access or recover them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Data recovery from corrupted profile?

can you do a system restore back a couple of days or no?

also Crucially if a profile is bad there are 3 things worth checking
a) Ensure the key name doesn't end in ".bad"
b) Ensure the RefCount value is 0
c) Ensure the State value is 0

under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

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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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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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I had to do a restore on my computer and I did create a back up DVD of my data.  It went throught the whole process with no errors.  Then when I did the restore is acted like it did a complete restore but my data was not restored.  I have checked the DVD and it give me an error when I try to access the DVD.  I have tried using a program to look at the files it will show me the main file and all the sub files but I cannot open any of the files.  When I try to open a file it will hang the application and I have to kill the process.  It would be nice if I could get my data back as it is a pain in the ass not to have it.  And I see no reason why if the process of backing up the data did not provide an error message why I shouldn't be able to access it. Thank you, Ron Sliter

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD:

"The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"

I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD: "The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"
I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

A:Boot Configuration Data got corrupted

Hi toasterbot,
 
It's not an uncommon issue mate, and not that hard to fix. You will need to boot from your Windows disk to fix it .
 
Boot your computer using Windows installation media
Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.
Click on command Prompt.
Type these following commands one at a time and hit enter after each line of command:

Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /scanos
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
shutdown -s
 
After about a minute after the last command your machine will shutdown. You can remove the Windows media now.
 
Restart your machine.
 
Is your issue resolved?
 
TsVk!

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I have some data on a 256 MB flash drive that is corrupted and cannot be deleted. In addition, the disk cannot be formatted as a result of this corrupted data.

How can I get rid of this data on my drive?
 

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I recently purchased Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 (2 disk set). I have the first one installed but I get the error message- "Error decompressing data. Corrupted installer?" when I get to models.bif during the installation. I am currently using windows 8 (obviously) but the recommended specs for the games say windows 7. I do not know if this would effect the installation, if so is there a way for me to get windows 7? Any kind of feedback on my problem would be much appreciated. I would also like to apologize if I'm posting in the wrong sub-forum. I'm a little iffy on what the problem actually is.

Even just a simple- Sorry, we can't help will suffice as feedback at the moment.

A:Error decompressing data. Corrupted installer?

hello, and welcome to eightforums .
it could be that disk 2 is a bad disk. you could try installing in compatibility mode good luck
Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

to get win7 you would need to purchase it from most computer stores

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Help I have college work stored on a flash drive and I run XP home edition SP2 how can I get the work off the flash drive
 

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I have a hard drive that I am 99% sure cannot have data recovered except by sending out to a company. I tried all the usual methods (plugged into another computer internally and with USB adapter, CD boot disks, TestDisk and I am currently running Spinrite with only 550 more hours to go--I just started and it's taken 3 hours to go 11 cylinders and 47 MB of data processed!) The drive seems to lock up most programs that I have tried to see if I can read the contents of the drive

The 80 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 drive is making faintly audible unusual clicks and sounds when trying to read drive

Anyway, my main question is:

Where are the reasonable/reliable data recovery places that will work on a drive for a flat fee between $200-$300?

Let me know any first hand experiences you have had with sending a drive out to be recovered

Thanks for any info you can provide!
 

A:How I Got Data Off A Physically Corrupted Hard Drive

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Hi All,

I have a SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire 1GB. It was working fine, but the other day my wife's work PC crashed - in the middle of backing up some data to the Cruzer. Ever since then, it has failed to work.

If I plug it into our home (XP) PC, it recognises the stick and it shows up fine in My Computer. If you try to explore it, you get a generic disk i/o error message, or sometimes it reports that the drive is not formatted. If you attempt to format it fails to complete.

Now, I got in touch with SanDisk tech support and they have agreed to replace the stick, which is great. So... I downloaded an App from Data Doctor Recovery, which was able to go in and identify most of the files on the stick. I have now backed these up. The problem is that I don't want to send back the stick as it is because it contains personal data. So, I'd like to 'wipe' the stick first.

Many hours of browsing the net later, I cannot find anything that'll do this. Most I have tried don't recognise the drive, or report i/o errors when attempting to write.

I have tried using Disk Admin in the PC management, but the relevant options (such as delete partition) are greyed out.

Can anyone help me please by suggesting a method I could use to wipe the drive. Seeing that the Data Doctor was able to ignore bad sectors and find files, I am assuming that it must be possible to have an app that ignores bad sectors and wipes good ones...

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A:Deleting data from a corrupted USB storage device

I was sure there was an option to delete files as well on Data Recovery Doctor... I could be wrong though. Most other recovery programs will also have a delete section...

Regards,

Korrupt
 

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here's the specs and then the problem.

2.7ghz celeron
512 ddr ram
soyo p4i845pe v1.0 mobo socket 478
120 gb hitachi deskstar sata hdd
40 gb western digital ide hdd
30 gb maxtor ide hdd
audigy 2 platinum
an array of pci cards but that is really irrelavant

this ight be lenghty and alot of it mught be erroneous but to give a complete picture of whats goin on heres how it goes.

the parts mentioned above minus the sound card, western digital hdd and hitachi sata is is about to be given to my grandparents when my new stuff gets here in the next few days (thanks to newegg)

the hitachi hdd is my primary drive and will be reformatted and put in the new rig that is on its way. i was bored and set up xp pro on the maxtor that is not staying with me. it had all my important stuff backed up on it. not a big deal i was going to back up all my stuff on the western digital drive off of the sata drive so i didn't care that i reformatted all my backup.

i got lazy and didn't back up all my data from the hitachi on to the western digital and well i think i got a virus and my xp pro has become unbootable on the hitachi. it hangs at the black screen with the scrolling blue bar and then reboots its self. so basically i am pretty sure i am S.O.L on getting back my music porn etc. about 20 gigs or so of stuff i have collected.

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A:can't use ide to boot so i can get data off of sata drive that is corrupted

simpler way of putting it

i failed to mention or it wasn't made clear that i want to get my data off of the sata drive before i do a fresh install on my new rig thats coming. unless someone has a definite way of doing it i can bet i have already tried it. i am horribly stumped and am going crazy. i need the eqiuivalent of jumpering two ide drives to make one boot and the other not boot if that makes anymore sense.
 

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