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Problem with corrupt files which clearly are not corrupt

Q: Problem with corrupt files which clearly are not corrupt

This is going to be a long winded, very experimental thread so here goes.
This is about 3 computers in question, I have 8.
One is an AMD athlon 2800+ 2.1Ghz with Inno3d 7600gs 512mb with 2gb ram.
The other 2 are Intel celeron (D) 3.46 ghz with 2gb 533mhz ram and 9400GT 1GB ram exactly the same pc's.
All running the same Windows XP PRO SP2.
I am trying to extract an RAR archive file using winrar on one computer with GTA San Andreas Ultimate 2008 from the OED.
This has worked before on this particular computer.
If you know who The OED is then you know what I mean.
Anyway, it works fine on the AMD and *one* of the Intels.
On one of the intels when I try and extract the archive, it says many files are corrupt.
Yet I have deleted all traces, and transfered again using a Toshiba flash drive.
And everytime I extract them it says they are corrupt.
remember this game has worked on this same computer before.
What is saying they are corrupt?
It works on the exact same pc in the next room.
I think my son has put some software on there which I have deleted.
Which may have put some hidden DRM type of virus that is trying to stop me using copied cracked programs.
It is not a firewall or anti virus problem I can assure you so do not even go there.Remember both PC's the same, identical, with everything.
Any ideas or questions?

Preferred Solution: Problem with corrupt files which clearly are not corrupt

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A: Problem with corrupt files which clearly are not corrupt

What is the "OED"?

We cannot help anyone with stolen software.

Your IP has been recorded.

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I've been using the free Cobian Backup for about a year, with no problems. My backup procedure is to make full backups every 2 weeks, with daily incremental backups.

My 400GB external HDD is beginning to fill up. I need to remove some of the older full backups. Of course, the problem is that an older file may be non-corrupt, whereas a newer "copy" of the same file may have become corrupt.

I recently found another free tool, "Duplicate Cleaner". This file searches for duplicate files that can be identical in name, time, MD5 or any selected combination of these. I'm planning to use Duplicate Cleaner to remove duplicate files from my HDD.

So here is my question.

Is it possible for a corrupt file to show the same MD5 hash as an identical non-corrupt file? Or does the corruption produce a different MD5?

If the hashes are the same, then of course there is a danger that Duplicate Cleaner (or any tool) could delete the non-corrupt file and leave the corrupt file.

(Note that this thread is related to "MD5", rather than "Software".)

A:Is MD5 identical for corrupt/non-corrupt files?


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Somehow I have corrupt CAB files on my PC, which won't allow me to use Windows Update to get SP2 or other fixes, and it won't let me run Live Update on Norton, nor will it let me download items due to an error that says signature cannot be verified or something. Then a corrupt file error message comes up. Any thoughts? Will re-installing Windows XP fix it? Anything I try to download gives me the same corrupt file error having something to due with signature verification, then when I click run, I get that corrupt file error as the download tries to finish. I used a program called RegCure a few times, but hopefully that didn't screw things up. I went back and undid those changes. PLEASE HELP!!

A:Corrupt CAB Files Problem

The mods of this forum do suggest not using any registry cleaners, so regcure could have caused the issue. First things first:
Click start, run, type cmd, type sfc /scannow
Have your xp cd ready in case it asks for it. If that doesn't fix it post back. You can do a repair without completely re-installing windows, so don't go that route yet.

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Hi everyone,
Ok, so at first i saw my computer started lagging. Then i rebooted and got the ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt or missing. I managed to repair this using this website:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314477. This works if u use method 3. Ok so after that was succeful i rebooted and got a NEW error.
YAY....... So now i restarted using f8 safe mode with command prompt and i get this:

" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " "\hal.dll
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " "\KDCOM.DLL
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " "\BOOTVID.dll

Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.
Please contact your support person to report this problem.
Yeh so i haven't been able to find anything to do... Read more

A:Windows XP Corrupt files problem.

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

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

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

A:Problem with corrupt files or directory?

first do a scan disk.

Run type cmd in the command prompt type in

then type in "Y" for yes then reboot
this will take some time have some coffee and sit back.

Old virus?

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

Good luck.

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I can't believe I made such a stupid choice. I was resizing my partition (G: drive) on my second hard drive, which I mainly use as storage. It's a 400 GB partition. After the computer restarted and began resizing the partition, I realized that I didn't want to wait for it because it'd obviously take 6-10 hours. When I chose cancel, it was done moving about 26 GB of data and a message came up saying that the data "might" become corrupt. I thought that I could risk that. I'm an impatient person and I didn't want to wait for so long. So, I canceled it and restarted my computer. When it reached windows, my desktop was missing (G:/desktop). Obviously, almost everything on my G: drive was corrupt, but not only that, the 26 GB of files was missing, which I found intact in a hidden folder. They were obviously just moved to a different folder.

I tried running chkdsk, and when I restarted my computer, it said something like "repairing orphaned files", and it took about 2 hours for it to finish. I guess it was rebuilding the index or something. But that still didn't fix the corrupt files. Note: I can access the drive just fine.

The files are there, but when I click on them, they appear to be corrupt. The hard drive is the same size as before. Is there a program that can repair the corrupt files? I don't want to get getdataback for NTFS. I know it's an excellent program, but it costs a lot of money.

A:[SOLVED] Partition problem, corrupt files

Huh, this might be a bit of a problem here :/

Did you checked this thread:


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I'm having the weirdest problem with Vista. After saving image files (tried as jpegs and bmps so far) from any application (Adobe CS2, Canon DPP), I move the images across the LAN to a shared folder on an XP Pro machine. When I reboot the XP Pro machine, the images appear corrupt - no embedded preview on some of them and none of them will open. Weirdly, if copy the folder out of the shared directory and onto the desktop of the XP Pro machine and then reboot, those files appear to remain undamaged. Existing images in the shared directory also appear unaffected.

I've duplicated this problem copying files to a 2nd XP Pro machine, so the issue would appear to originate with the Vista box. I can't see why it only manifests after a reboot of the XP Pro machine though. All the PCs appear to be free from viruses and/or malware. I'm totally puzzled by this one.

This problem only seems to manifest if I copy the files across from within Vista. For example:

Files saved in shared directory X in Vista. Log into Vista box and copy to shared directory Y on XP Pro box. Files appear corrupt after reboot of XP Pro box.

Files saved in shared directory X in Vista. Log into XP Pro box and copy from shared directory X on Vista box into shared directory Y on XP Pro box. Files retain integrity. So the origin and destination directories remain the same, and only the machine performing the operation changes. When it's the Vista machine, the files are somehow corrupted.

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A:Very strange Vista problem - corrupt image files

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As the title states...
I accidentally changed privs across the whole C drive, because I thought I was accessing and attempting it on Program Filesx86 Only which is prob not the best idea either...
But it was in an attempt to reset things back to being more "normal"... I think.. or was trying to do in my attempt...
I have located and know how to delete the Bin...
But when I go to manually delete it, I get the message telling me that Id be deleting my desktop.ini File... Which Id prefer to try to not have to do, but realize I may have to...
So I want to fix my Bin, Try to Keep and restore the desktop.ini, - without possibly corrupting my user account...And most importantly reset and get this system's privileges back to default or nominal condition...
I do have, and was going to use subinacl.msu, and some prompts, but Im reluctant to move forward with any step until I get some advice from an expert....
I was about to do the subinacl method but wasnt sure if I should, in case I should do something with the desktop.ini situation or the Bin situation before I touched the privileges again...
I was going to move forward with things, but wanted some insight from you experts...
Even with 20+ years fixing cpus, and doing iT... theres always more to learn, and mistakes to make.. and new OS's to learn etc...So I dont think Ill ever call myself much more than an advanced user... and sometimes a risky
one, ... but Ive never bricked anything,or needed to do... Read more

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nvidia sys tool
changed the fsb overclock
system hanged
did a reboot
sys boot image corrupt
mgr corrupt ,boot image corrupt

i cannot reinstall windows as well,when i insert bootable usb windows 7,8.1(also the current os i am runnning )
it auto enters repair mode wihout any option before that ,then getting errors 0xc00001

there is no way i can proceed from here

fatality fp in9

A:nvidia fsb overclock,mgr corrupt ,boot image corrupt ,cannot reformat

If you can't get disk to boot try flash stick alternative provided in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also has everything else that can be done to start Win7.

If that fail try resetting BIOS to defaults.

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I have a big one and its confusing the life out of me.

About two weeks ago my Itunes said my ipod was corrupted and needs to be restored and then it does so and says it is still corrupted upon rebooting the Ipod... this cycle can go on forever. I also noticed that my disc drive will spin a disc but when I open it in My Computer it simply shows it as empty. Upon system boot into Windows a Nero message box would say something about some problems with Upper or Lower Drives or something like that so I uninstalled Nero completely.

I uninstalled everything to do with apple and itunes/ipod as well with a 3rd party uninstaller and tried cleaning out my Registry of all left overs.

Antivirus scans show nothing

Upon reinstalling itunes - still had my playlists and songs... meaning it did not fully uninstall. great. Also same problem with the ipod. What makes me think this is a problem with my PC and not apple software/ipod is that the ipod is only seen as a removable disk in My Computer, normally it identifies as IPOD.

I restored my pc to a date way before the problems started. nothing changed.

I tried to do a repair install of windows but it said it was missing some files like framdit.ttf which is a font so i said to skip but then it said it was missing fs.rec.sys so i didn't go any further bcuz that sounded serious. (althought this might be because i have tinyxp installed so it doesn't have a lot of the files)

After i canceled that and rebooted, i lost my di... Read more

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I've recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 enterprise. I have onedrive account with files synced to cloud, before upgrading i've backed up onedrive files locally in my computer. Some of those files can't be opened after upgrade, formats include
.docx and .xlsx and .png. Most of these files were in direct onedrive main/root folder rather than in subfolders. As i can see those images in subfolders can be opened but not doc and excel files.

How can i view those files again, why have they become corrupt, what could I do in future to prevent these problems

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
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A:C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

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

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i just recently back up my files to an hd drive with help of win 7 back up wizard and now my question is how to restore back up files if the pc is no longer working because of corrupt files?? or BSOD or anything... please help.. i just want to be prepared in any outcome that may occur..

A:how to restore back uped files if the pc is no longer working because of corrupt files??

Well first of all, you don't want to restore your backup if your pc is no longer working. A backup only makes copies of your personal files, like documents, pictures, ect... You would want to use your Windows 7 CD/DVD to restore your system to factory specs, then you restore your backup (using the same Restore Wizard) to get all your personal stuff back.

Hope that answers your question.

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Hi - hope you can help with my pc.

Have been putting up with the error message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" message for a while now.

When Googling the error message I came across your excellent site - hope you can help sort this out.

The error message comes up every now and then when I try and get into windows explorer, either from the desktop shortcut, or from my documents.

The details in the error signature part of the message lists the following:
AppName: explorer.exe
AppVer: 6.0.2900.5512
ModName: explorer.exe
ModVer: 6.0.2900.5512
Offset: 00011900

When I click on the debug option all my icons on the desktop disappear momentarily, then re-appear.

I'm not sure if this could be down to Malware of some sort or perhaps a corrupt windows file somewhere.

I'm using Kaspersky Internet Suite 2009 (ver and Ashampoo Antispyware 2 Guard (ver 2.05) - both of which are updated regularly. Neither have shown anything untoward.

My dds.txt file is:

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Colin at 8:32:24.46 on 21/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1286 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *disabled* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}

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A:Windows explorer problem - Malware or corrupt windows files?

BUMP, please

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I get a windows boot error 0xc000000e if I try to boot into safe mode or launch startup repair through through windows boot manager. I tried using a windows 7 recovery usb but startup repair says it cannot repair the problem automatically. Through the command line I ran chkdsk /f and /r multiple times, and now all the files verify and and there are no more bad cluster errors, but I still can't boot. I can get into f8 options but safe mode doesn't work nor does startup repair so I'm not sure what good that does. If I try to boot windows 7 normally, it hangs on the startup screen and the animation doesn't run.

I used partition wizard and it can explore the filesystem fine. It also says that the partition with windows 7 and all my data, is inactive. I tried setting it active using PW but it doesn't do anything. I also tried to fixmbr but it doesn't seem to make a difference either.

I ran an offline sfc scan and it said it found corrupt files but was unable to repair, which I would usually do a inplace upgrade but I can't boot. I'm running chkdsk /r again to see if I can atleast get into safe mode then do a repair install, and finally make a clone when my replacement hdd arrives. I have backups but since they were ran while the partition wasn't bootable I'm not sure if I can get it to boot on a new hdd anyway, which is why I want to make a clone while running windows 7.

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A:Windows 7 won't boot, SFC found corrupt files, hdd/files still intact

Hello M mate try one of these
5 Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CD for Windows: Free Download I would start with the Kaspersky one.

On second thoughts try these first




download from bleeping computer – delete any rubbish these find.

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Recently I have had three files turn sour on me for no visible reason (corrupt). One of them is a very imporant bit of course work. Im running office 2007 and 32bit vista home. I have been storing the files on a USB stick I thing there may be someing wrong with the usb stick I have now changed it but this dose not solve my problem of the lost files. I have tried downloading various recovery programs none of which have worked. I have also downloaded open office and that will not open the files either. I don't know where to go from here. Can any one help? If someone can send me back the "energy survey" in working order im willing to send them ?5 via PayPal. Only 2 the first person.


A:Corrupt Files Help?

Originally Posted by Simma

Recently I have had three files turn sour on me for no visible reason (corrupt). One of them is a very imporant bit of course work. Im running office 2007 and 32bit vista home. I have been storing the files on a USB stick I thing there may be someing wrong with the usb stick I have now changed it but this dose not solve my problem of the lost files. I have tried downloading various recovery programs none of which have worked. I have also downloaded open office and that will not open the files either. I don't know where to go from here. Can any one help? If someone can send me back the "energy survey" in working order im willing to send them ?5 via PayPal. Only 2 the first person.


Hi Simma Welcome to the Forum

I am sure someone here will try to help you with your problem without the Payment. Thats what we are here for

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Hi. ive been trying to download and install two different mmorpgs on my girlfriends laptop. and when i get to the installing process it says some files are corrupt. i dont know why its like this the same think done on my computer has no troubles at all. i managed to get around this on the first mmorpg by copying the already installed folder strait over to the laptop. should metniton that this laptop is acting weird from time to time crashing with no special reason. when nothing has been changed. and also reset time back with several hundred years from time to time. also got world of warcraft working fine on it. anyone have a clue why files keep getting corruppted on downloaded installations? the computer is an Dell inspiron 1525

A:Keep getting corrupt files.

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i've been having some unusual computer behavior. when checking the disk, i got the following message:

"windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them." it mentioned a log that was saved (CBS.log), though i'm not sure what to make of it.

what can i do to fix this? i have a lot of data on here that i don't want to lose. the computer does seem to be working mostly ok, but i did just get a BSOD and the above message.

this is W7 Pro, 64-bit. and i ran malwarebytes and kaspersky but they came up clean.


A:Can't Fix Corrupt Files

Hi jimlau
To see what is WINDOWS RESOURCE PROTECTION visit this site:
About Windows Resource Protection

At the bottom of the page see SYSTEM FILE CHECKER

Good luck

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Hi, recently I've noticed that something has been happening with my laptop. When I turn on the computer and to the log in screen, it says Loginui.exe is corrupt or something like that. Although i am able to log in still, and use my laptop. When I log in and open programs, for example Google Chrome, i am able to navigate chrome normally, but a message continuously pops up saying chrome.exe is corrupt. I am also having problems with programs such as Java, Vuze, Windows live messenger, which i am completely unable to use. When i open windows live messenger i get msnmsgr.exe - application error ( The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000102). Click OK to close the application). For vuze i receive the message ( The JVM found at {0} is damaged, please re-install or define... etc) I have tried uninstalling and re-installing certain programs. I have also just rebooted my computer to get a fresh start. Can anyone help me out with this problem, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Corrupt files

Try creating a new user account and see if that helps. It sounds as though your account is corrupt.

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hi first time.i have just been on holiday.took a lot of pictures and some videos.i have down loaded them to the my pictures but several will not open or play any thoughts

A:Corrupt Avi/jpg Files

Hello timcnd and to Bleeping Computer.I have found that the VLC Media Player can sometimes repair and view corrupt AVI files.

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OK , I had been searching around deleting certain things trying to rid my computer of anything to do with Reimager(supposed to be associated with microsoft . so anyways I ended up doing a system restore which didnt solve any issues . I ended up with a could not load  , corrupt or missing files . By the way I'm running windows 10 version 1607 . so the corrupt or missing file showed as CDPUser Svc_9c3dab . Error code 15100 . I've searched microsoft,windows,tecnet,and cant get an answer that I can understand . whatever this error is , its definitely effecting my PC .PC was super fast now it takes awhile to load a page or it wont load at all . I get messages saying page is not responding . Start up is slow . I have had windows 10 for over a year I believe and never had problems before . I don't know if its something I did or windows itself . I noticed in microsoft and windows forums that alot of people are having problems like mine but any answers I seen where just a little to complicated for me . when they wrote the book windows for Dummies they were thinking of me . Oh , by the way , Hello People . I hope someone can help me .Thank's alot Bob M.

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Most probably a Virus! I can't hear some songs from D: drive. Not all the songs are effected. The size is Ok. but the informations are missing (usually when u put a mouse on a mp3 file, u can see the information, like: Artist, Duration, bit rate etc).

I've reinstalled XP/Vista to see if it works or not. I've tried almost all the players (GOM, Win Media Player classic, vlc), but no work. I've even tried to convert the file into other format...same old story,

I'm a musician. All my projects were corrupted. PLEASE HELP ME!!! Please give me a solution. I'll be ever greatful. Thanks!

A:Corrupt mp3 files! :'(

I don't suppose you backed up your files to a different hard drive, if you did check the backups.

If not, get MP3 Diags and scan your files to see which ones are still OK. If you're lucky you might be able to repair some of the bad ones.

Download it here: http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net/010_getting_the_program.html#binWindows

Click on Windows 32bit installer.

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I can usually fix most of my PC problems with just a simple google search but this one has me stumped. I keep getting corrupt files, like videos, mp3's, stuff like that. It's been happening for about a week now and I can't figure out why. When I first get the file it will play fine and then a couple of hours or so later it just shows that the file is 0:00 in length and everything is blank except the filesize which stays the same. I've ran a couple of different virus scanners and even ran an online one at bitdefender's website. I've ran Chkdsk on both my hard drives and everything checked out OK. It's not on just one hard drive, it seems to happen on both of them. It seems to only happen to video and audio files as far as I can tell. It's starting to get a little irritating lol. Any help with this would be very greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help.

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Hi......This happens to be my first post on this site.............. Well heres the scene ...... i had some internet connectivity issues with my comp that were quite unusually long so had to do a complete repair of my windows XP(SP2) OS..... it went well and it also rectified the connectivity problem...... but after some happy moments when i tried playing some mp3 files that were working quite fine some few days back were found to be corrupt....... i did a complete virus scan after repairing the OS and it dint detect any viruses ....... i use avg 8.0 and update it almost daily ........ but i do not have a malware detecting software ....... Did a complete scan of my songs folder with mp3val and found out that abt 80% of all the songs are corrupt .... needless to say that i dint backup my data.......... well how do you backup a 500 GB harddisk thats almost full ...... Am a noob when it comes to computer security related issues..... i did a hijackthis test and heres the log......Hoping to get a reply .... Thanks .And yeah is there a way i can fix corrupt mp3 files ........i tried FS-MP3fix,MP3RepairTool,mp3val,mptrim and nothing seems to work .......although it might also be that i dont quite know the right way of using the tool...... k.thats it for now.......Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:58:23 AM, on 1/5/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS�... Read more

A:Corrupt Mp3 files

Hi Rahul, Welcome to the BleepingComputer forums.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for assistance. Every one of our team members is a volunteer and unfortunately, there are often just not enough to keep up with demand. Thank you so much for your patience.If your issue has been resolved or you have received help elsewhere, please post a reply here and let us know so that we can close this thread.If you still need assistance, my name is SpotCheckBilly (SCB for short) and I will be happy to help you.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifNOTE: Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed
There shouldn't be any scheduled antivirus scans running while the scan is being performed.
Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.

Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click Yes to the Optional_Scan>>Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.<<Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.I look forward to your reply. -- SCB

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i lost my some files...but when i recover my files with some recovery tools...i found my some files...but it's corrupted..i try many method but it's still corrupt...!it's very import file's to me.it's excel files and some files like this...if some one help me in this topic.i am very thanks full...
and this is the one file 
Thanks in Advande

A:corrupt files

Hi pull,
I can't follow your link I'm afraid ... it could be because I'm coming in from a corporate firewall that could be blocking it by policy
It actually sounds to me like you might have been hit by ransomware: malicious software which encrypts your personal data files and then demands a ransom in Bitcoin to retrieve them.  Perhaps if I could see the attachment, that might help.  Hopefully someone else will chime in to add some value.
Do you have backups?
If not, then STOP USING THAT COMPUTER immediately and recover what you can, and then remove the ransomware.  See if you can find out which one it is, as there may be a decrypter available here.
It may not be ransomware, in which case you'd need to ascertain how your files got corrupted and what the extent of the damage is.
Here is a tutorial on how to use Puppy Linux to recover your data:

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I just recently built myself a new computer and after it running fine for about a month, things started not working. It all started with world of warcraft. When the latest patch came out i downloaded it eagerly only for it to error upon installing. it said something about the install being corrupt and a reintsall would fix it. i tried a few things liket he blizzard repair tool but eventually went to reintsall. but after uninstalling the game i would get the same error upon trying to reinstall on both my HDs. "there may be something wrong with my system" it says. So i Formated my HD that windows was on but the same thing. NOW It seems when ever i download a large file, be it via bit torrent or regular download, it seems to be corrupt. it started as just a few things but soon it was everything i downloaded that was over 100MBs. Executables, RAR files. all corrupt. the strange thing is i send my roommate a file i had downloaded and he could install it fine! I also seem to be getting these error messages alot.

"The instruction at "0x00864a4d" referenced memory at "0x00ec0b08". The memory could not be "written" (or "read"). Click on OK to terminate the program"

*sigh* any ideas?

A:Corrupt Files Everywhere

download "hijack this", post the results here.


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Ok I have a laptop that I just recently formatted and loaded windows XP pro on your completed. Now I recovered from the format the backup.pst and the carolyn.wap which is both the address book contacts and archived emails. Now both of these files are corrupt, the .pst file when I attempt to load in gives me an error saying it is not a personal folder files and when I use the windows recovery built inbox repair tool with outlook 2003 tool as well it does not recognize the file to repair it. I havent tried with the .wap file but that will not import into outlook either... I also tried using OnTrack Easy Professional which I was able to get the .pst and .wap file from the old file system which is great. Now this information is VERY important but I was told please at least get my contacts back. Please someone help me out here I will even attach the .wap file in hopes that it can be repaired!!!! PLEASE someone help me out there has to be a way to fix this!!!! Ive read up on it through google and did not seem to find any suggestions that helped fix the situation for me!!! HELP!!!!!!

A:Corrupt Files!!! HELP!!!!

Corrupt files are often very tricky. One solution that works for some file types is right clicking the file and opening it with notepad. Generally you will be able to navigate your way through the file and find some of your data still intact.

Here is a program that allegedly mend corrupt files (you'll usually get sporadic results, but why not try....you may get lucky):


I did a quick download.com search for "recovery" and then
for "corrupt"

Hope this helps.

Sorry about your situation!

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Win7 64 bit machine, have corrupted files that can't be fixed in sfc /scannow, ran Go the Power's most excellent fixes and still get this error from the SFCFix program
Any ideas on what to do next?
SFCFix version by niemiro.
Start time: 2015-06-10 07:11:33.761
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Not using a script file.
CORRUPT: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-u..ed-telemetry-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18839_none_fe0845bb1d97efda\utc.app.json
SUMMARY: Some corruptions could not be fixed automatically. Seek advice from helper or sysnative.com.
   CBS & SFC total detected corruption count:     1
   CBS & SFC total unimportant corruption count:  0
   CBS & SFC total fixed corruption count:        0
   SURT total detected corruption count:          0
   SURT total unimportant corruption count:       0
   SURT total fixed corruption count:             0
AutoAnalysis:: directive completed successfully.
Successfully processed all directives.
SFCFix version by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 2 datablocks.
Finish time: 2015-06-10 07:39:31.938

A:sfc files corrupt

You can ignore that it's the result of a Microsoft Update released recently KB3068708 and according to Microsoft its a false report of corruption.

this update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:

The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or actual corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update.

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Yes thats right, i found the lil sucker. It was a nasty little trojan.
It has done some damage to my hardrive, which i have mostly fixed.
One more problem. When i try installing/ reinstalling windows XP it says "this file is missing or corrupt config.sys mode.com line 46 and 47.

How do i get these files back? I cant find it on google Help would be truly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi guys
I bought a HP 15-r003sv notebook two weeks ago with windows 8.1 installed .
I ran SFC \SCANNOW two days ago and received the message " could not fix some corrupted files etc "
I ran the command five times but the same result , so opened Notepad as Administrator and using the Open I managed to open the file C:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log and deleted everything , next i ran SFC \SCANNOW for sixth time and I attach the last part of the sfcdetails.txt file ,that is the part with the lines
.... CSI 00000970 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB" of prncacla.inf, Version ....etcdetails.txt thanks a lot

A:SFC can't fix some corrupt files

Run in administrator command prompt:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Then run sfc /scannow again.
That should fix it.

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Windows Home Premium 7 32-bit  Service Pack 1  Optiplex-PC Desktop
CBS.log and MiniToolBox attached.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
thank you,
South Texas

A:Corrupt Files

As a general rule...running either the chkdsk /r command or the sfc /scannow command a single time...may not necessarily resolve all problems, although many users assume that such is the case.
I've run each as many as three times before all problemss were resolved, I suggest running the scannow command again, not skipping any instances where the Abort/Retry/Skip option comes up.

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Good Morning!

There are numerous files on my hard drive (JPGs and PSD (Adobe Photoshop)) that I am not able to open. I am able to view the files details and the file size but when I try to retrieve them (through Windows picture and fax viewer), it says 'file can not be displayed'.

Have I done something to cause this? Is there anything I can do to prevent this in the future?

Also, is there any way for me to recover these files? Are they indeed corrupt?

Many thanks!

A:Corrupt files? JPG and PSD

Try this:

Go here and download Irfanview (freeware):


After installing go to Options>>Set file Associations

Be sure jpg and psd are selected

Try to import the files into Irfanview and see if they display.

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When I run the sfc /scannow command in cmd, I get this message after it completes: "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". The computer is running Windows Vista Home Premium and it's an AlienWare Aurora R5. Is there any way I can fix this?

A:Corrupt Files?

When I run the sfc /scannow command in cmd, I get this message after it completes: "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". The computer is running Windows Vista Home Premium and it's an AlienWare Aurora R5. Is there any way I can fix this?Try downloading this KB941600 update for Windows and see if this fixes the problem.

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Hello, I just did a scan of my hard drive and it seems like their are some errors which were not fixed automatically,
is their any programs out there that may be able to fix this issue?

Thanks for reading.

A:Corrupt files help!

Try running it 2 or 3 more times. It may clean up.

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Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Problem: Explorer has been crashing recently and I ran SFC/SCANNOW. Told me it found corrupted files but could not repair them. I tried this with and without explorer running. Can anyone give me a fix for this? Log file is included. Had to make it a word doc so it would meet size req.

A:Can't fix corrupt files

did you try running sfc three times?

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I'm in the wrong place. I have no BSOD issues, just a bunch of other stuff. Looking for a better place ... corrupt files.



A:Need help with corrupt files

I can't tell what your problem is from your post but sfc /scannow (from admin command prompt) is the usual first check.

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plz help me with this.My pc always restarts n shows an error like
I have tried formating bt does'nt work.I was using XP bt now shifted to windows7 n still have the same problem.
N wile playing any game it stops in between n shows an error.
I recently even tried deleting all drives an installed windows7 bt still the same problem.

A:corrupt files

when you instaled win7 did you formatet the C driver or didnt (thats couzing problems so if you didnt try it)

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I was surfing the net looking for funny videos for my site. When i left one site i got that little yellow bubble popup in the right lower hand corner saying "firefox.exe C windows arialb.ttf is corrupt please run chkdsk". Then while going here, i got one saying

How do i run scandisk in XP, and does any1 know what could be going on. Theres no weird processes in taskmanager.

A:Corrupt Files

You can run CHKDSK as follows:
Open "My Computer"
Right click on "Local Disk [C:]"
Select "Properties"
Select the "Tools" tab
Select "Error checking"
It may or may not ask you to schedule this on the next bootup.

You may also wish to run the "SFC /SCANNOW" command in the "RUN" window. You will need your Windows XP CD for this.

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My friend uses Windows 7.  She has an 8GB generic USB flash drive formatted MS-DOS Fat32 with around 4GB of Word (.doc and .docx) and PDF (.pdf) files on it.  The drive mounts fine.  All of the files look OK.  They can be copied, renamed, etc.  But every single file, whether opened from the original flash drive or from a hard drive they've been copied to, says it is corrupt and cannot be opened.  I've tried opening from the flash drive and from a hard drive copy using Win 7 Pro, Win 10 Pro, OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan, with various versions of Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Acrobat.  Any thoughts?

A:All files are corrupt.

There are several possibilities as to the corruption. In lieu of all the ransomwares going around, that can be possible. I would check for any ransom notes or suspicious behavior on her computer - has she had any issues with files ON the computer?
Otherwise, if we can rule that out, there is always the chance of the flash drive having failed, causing corruption of files.
I would suggest trying recovery software such as Recuva to maybe see about any "former versions", or file repair tools (I don't recall the name of a reputable one specifically).
You can also try opening one of the .doc(x) files in Notepad - see if you can see some English in there somewhere, the rest is just formatting garbage (sometimes there is XML). I've also had some success in opening a PDF or Word document with 7Zip - seems bizarre, but a lot of files can be opened with it since they basically "archive" some assets in them.
If you are willing to upload a file to a third-party site for us to access, someone may be able to help you further.

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Says it couldnt fix them. I dont know how to search the log. Where does it show the errors? I think its the main cause of my BSOD. Maybe my iso i used was corrupt to begin with? Anyway how do I search the log for whats unfix-able?

A:sfc corrupt files

You can search (in the search box in start menu) for the mini-dump and zip the file and post it so a qualified member can decipher it and possibly help.

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So, I was testing a web server in IIS 5.1 and I had to do something and then the system froze up, and therefore, I had to hard reset and I tried opening IIS and it is probably corrupt or something and then, when I restarted my PC, I could not open an IIS
What happened to it?

I am from PMC

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for a while now i have had trouble with my dell vostro 200, it has been sluggish and over the past couple of months it has been getting progressively worst with files becoming corrupt, at first appearing to be random, and now ive had several stop errors, ( first i think was 0x0000008e and another was definately 0x0000007f) , files such as MOM.eexe, CCC.exe, sprtcmd.exe and dsc.exe have become corrupt, so have many others, as far as i can tell when i open a file or run a program a file may become corrupt related to that program, or just a file in the same folder as the file i opened. Another issue which has worried me a fair bit is that norton internet security package keeps on disabling certain parts such as antispyware, i cant ever seem to correct it, the fix it button just doesnt work, and whatever i correct goes back straight away. so i tried reinstalling it, and repairing it with several problems due to corrupt files, so reinstalled it and just downloaded the updates and again its just not workign with just errors left right and cenre.

Does anyone have a clue whats up, i have suspicions about corrupt memory issues, but with the norton down, viruses could have got through, ive ran AVG and found nothing, (AVG got corrupted as well and was a bummer to uninstall), used malwarebytes which found nothing as well!

Here are the pc specs:
Dell Vostro 200
XP Pro SP3
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB cache)
2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
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A:corrupt files everywhere

Hello mrtickle

Yes, this could be a RAM problem. Check it out first anyway
Swap over the sticks of RAM or take one out and try again with only stick #1. If it does not help or makes things worse swap the sticks and try again with only stick #2. Running with one stick at a time will identify if you have a bad stick. Try moving the RAM to a different slot as well.

You can put either of these free programs on a floppy and test the RAM. Let them run for hours to do many passes if you can


Windows Memory Diagnostic http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Memtest on CD

Use your CD burner to write it onto a CD as an ISO image

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Not sure where this one would fit. So I apologize if it is in the wrong place.have Windows XP SP 2. Lately I have been having a problem with a lot of corrupted CAB files. When I run Avast and it gives me a report page comes up with a list of corrupted files. I try to repair them but i get an error saying there was a problem trying to repair them. The only thing I notice is having slight problems with Firefox and slow shutdowns on puter (etc. programs don't shut down and I have to manually shut them down)
Any suggestions??

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I constantly get the little triangle with the exclamation point in it in my tray lower right with a bubble over it telling me something like this: "AOL SOFTWARE.EXE-CORRUPT FILE-The directory or file C:\Documents and Settings\(my name)\AOL\PERSONAL FILES....TLV.is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility."
I run the chkdsk utility. NOTHING! It's still there. Sometimes the same message appears center screen in a small window. I ran a search on the file and found it. When I have deleted it, it comes back. And now, I am not allowed to delete it at all because "the file corrupt and unreadable."
I run a Dell Inspiron B130 laptop with XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 and an Intel Celeron processor. Can anyone help me simply get the dang file out of my computer so the messages stop? HELP. AND THANKS!

A:Corrupt Aol Files

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Hi, I have windows Vista Home Basic with service pack 2. I ran a cbs scan and it said i have a corrupt file. I have seen that the easiest way to fix this would be with the windows vista disc. Unfortunately, I didn't get one when i bought my pc. Atached is the error report.

A:Corrupt Files

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lately ive been getting messages from AIM and Windows mail saying theres corrupt files and to run chkdsk. Well ive tried running chkdsk and it doesnt work. Ive tried to do it through restart but i restart my computer and nothing happens. Ive also tried running it through safe mode and command prompt but nothing seems to work. Any ideas? Thank you.

A:Corrupt files and cant fix them

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility. . Sounds like it could be a faulty hard drive

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