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C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

Q: C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

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:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.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
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Immunet Protect\2.0.17\iptray.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba Registration\Registration.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.39\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: SkypeIEPluginBHO - {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Bing Bar BHO - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\npwinext.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\npwinext.dll,-100 - {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2348.0\npwinext.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [jswtrayutil] "C:\Program Files\Jumpstart\jswtrayutil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Assistant Software] "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe" /start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ITSecMng] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe /START
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00TCrdMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMAgent] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\PCMAgent.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema for TOSHIBA\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Immunet Protect] "C:\Program Files\Immunet Protect\2.0.17\iptray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Internet Security] "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe" -h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Default Manager] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [1145860967] C:\Program Files\Toshiba Registration\Registration.exe /r "C:\Program Files\Toshiba Registration\Registration.rpd"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\rac\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype add-on for Internet Explorer - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Skype add-on for Internet Explorer - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{4A288117-0140-4C22-A27A-AB69B03BAAB7}: NameServer = 156.154.70.22,156.154.71.22
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{BC6FBEF8-FCBE-422C-A229-FC33D0FE5C4F}: NameServer = 156.154.70.22,156.154.71.22
O18 - Protocol: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs:
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Immunet Protect (ImmunetProtect) - Immunet Corporation - C:\Program Files\Immunet Protect\2.0.17\agent.exe
O23 - Service: Jumpstart Wifi Protected Setup (jswpsapi) - Atheros Communications, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Jumpstart\jswpsapi.exe
O23 - Service: O2Micro Flash Memory Card Service (o2flash) - O2Micro International - C:\Program Files\O2Micro Flash Memory Card Driver\o2flash.exe
O23 - Service: pinger - Unknown owner - C:\TOSHIBA\IVP\ISM\pinger.exe
O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Navi Support Service (TNaviSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TNaviSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service (TODDSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\TODDSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Bluetooth Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA SMART Log Service - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SMARTLogService\TosIPCSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

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Preferred Solution: C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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 instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREAndPlease download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.ThenPlease download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.

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A:Solved: List of Most Recently Modified Files?

Go to Start/For Files or Folders/All Files and Folders and type this

*.*

and Search and don't forget to search hidden files and folders as well

Before you search right click on the Search Results taskbar and Select Date.

This will tell you when the File was Modified
 

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Hi, sorry, not sure if this is in another post already, if so, I couldn't find it. Anyways, I'm having trouble with my control panel's 'uninstall programs' option. When I click on 'uninstall a program,' I only see programs I've downloaded in the past few days (except for Unity.) How can I get it to list ALL programs again? Any help is appreciated... Thanks,
-Zach.
P.S.- This IS windows 7, just with a mac theme.

A:'uninstall program' only showing recently dl'ed files?

Hello and welcome Zach mate download and use Revo Uninstaller it is much more thorough than the Windows feature in my mind
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems < use the left hand listed download.

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A:Help please Toshiba Satellite and Corrupt Files

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So I ran just the recovery disc because I had been having some problems, and I backed-up the documents and whatnot, but can't seem to access any of those files. They're obviously still somewhere on the drive judging by the properties, but I cannot get to them. :|

Anyone know how to go about getting them back? Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Recently ran a recovery with backup but can't access the files

Hi adderdal and welcome to TSF !

If you get some "access denied" error message then see if this helps :
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
(if this is XP Home you'll have to start in safe mode and log as the administrator)

Where did you backup your documents ? If you saved them somewhere else on the hard drive before running a destructive recovery then they may have been deleted. If that's the case, turn the computer off and report here (refrain from using the computer at all since each operation you do on may overwrite some of your older data).

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Hi, 

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
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Hello all, this is my first question on the forums.

Last night, after I booted up my computer, I received a message reading "Error -- Folder C:/Program Files has been corrupted and cannot be read. Please run the chkdsk utility." After logging on, I noticed that I cannot use any of the programs (except for Firefox). For example, the "Games" folder is now empty, and the Office programs ask for a CD when I try to open them. I have tried running the chkdsk.exe program, but I receive a similar error message upon doing so. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1420 with Windows Vista, and fortunately, everything else seems to be working fine.

Thanks to everyone for your help!
 

A:Corrupt Program Files

Here is what I would do.

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2 Download and run the drive maker's utility for checking the drive. You download this from whomever made the drive; ie WD, Seagate, etc. It does no good to attempt to repair the system if you have a failing hd.

3 If the drive passes ALL tests both quick and full, then boot with the vista DVD and have it repair your system. If you do not have a vista dvd, then you should have a restore disk or restore partition that will allow you to make a restore disk.
 

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Hi guys, Can any please help me, we have had this laptop for 2 months now and im using it while im in the hospital, but im getting all these crazy things coming up, listed below are the popups
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A:Program Files (x86) Corrupt

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Caz6


Hi guys, Can any please help me, we have had this laptop for 2 months now and im using it while im in the hospital, but im getting all these crazy things coming up, listed below are the popups
I keep getting messages "Program files (x86) Corrupt" and LogonUI.exe Corrupt and Setup.exe Corrupt, .
I have a Toshiba Satellite C665D and running window7 Home Premium


Unless you bought the system used, it should be under warranty. If it was purchased new, I suggest taking it back to the retailer for some help or a replacement.

HTH

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I tried to open zone alarm and AIM and got a pop up saying that C:/Program Files is corrupt. What? Then I got a yellow pop up in the lower right of my toolbar saying that its corupt and to run a chkdsk...Would it fix this? If not what? Why did this happen?
 

A:C: Program Files Corrupt?

Corvette said:

I tried to open zone alarm and AIM and got a pop up saying that C:/Program Files is corrupt. What? Then I got a yellow pop up in the lower right of my toolbar saying that its corrupt and to run a chkdsk...Would it fix this? If not what? Why did this happen?Click to expand...

CHKDSK will not cure the problem. If you have an IMAGE, then recover your Program Files from it. If not, do you have a restore point? If so, RESTORE to a date you determine to be correct. If this doesn't work, you may be looking at a SYSTEM INSTALLATION.
 

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Hello all, hoping I can get some help from some of you knowledgeable folks here. I built a computer for my sister a few years back and she recently moved to a new home. Somewhere during her move, her operating system became corrupt, she says it happened after a critical windows update.

Anyway, I did a few things and got the system back up and running and backed up her files. The next day when her computer restarted, the OS was dead.

I have since bought a new hard drive and installed windows 7 a clean version on it, the I restored her files back on it. Everything is there but her program files, like Office her modem and router and such wont transfer. I hooked up the old HD as a second HD and can see the HD when I reboot. I can access all the files and such on the old HD, I tried to copy them and move them to the new HD, with no luck.

I then took out the new HD and reinstalled the old HD and tried the boot exe command, tried to fixMBR, tried to repaid MBR, even tried to rebuild BCD it says everything went right yet still wont boot. Yet again when I hook it up as a second HD with the new HD, I can access everything from it, but the programs to run the files

How can I get the program files from the old HD into the new HD without having to reinstall every single progarm, some I don't have the disk for and some I worry about licensing. Can I clone the old HD and move the files?

Is there any possible way to recover and move the program files and such to the new hard drive?

A:Help Please OS corrupt how to transfer program files

I very much fear that you will have to reinstall the programs. When you install a program, it creates registry entries and entries in AppData and ProgramData and such, and you can't simply copy them around like in the good old days.







  
Quote: Originally Posted by ScooterD


Hello all, hoping I can get some help from some of you knowledgeable folks here. I built a computer for my sister a few years back and she recently moved to a new home. Somewhere during her move, her operating system became corrupt, she says it happened after a critical windows update.

Anyway, I did a few things and got the system back up and running and backed up her files. The next day when her computer restarted, the OS was dead.

I have since bought a new hard drive and installed windows 7 a clean version on it, the I restored her files back on it. Everything is there but her program files, like Office her modem and router and such wont transfer. I hooked up the old HD as a second HD and can see the HD when I reboot. I can access all the files and such on the old HD, I tried to copy them and move them to the new HD, with no luck.

I then took out the new HD and reinstalled the old HD and tried the boot exe command, tried to fixMBR, tried to repaid MBR, even tried to rebuild BCD it says everything went right yet still wont boot. Yet again when I hook it up as a second HD with the new HD, I can access everything from it, but the programs to run th... Read more

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the majority of the programs on my computer are corrupt, and i don't know how it happened or what to do about it. i'll click to open something and get a yield sign in the bottom right hand corner and a popup that says:

"the file or directory C:\users\[my name]\appdata\local\virtualstore\program files is corrupt and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility."

i've tried running chkdsk while im on my computer and during start up, but neither do anything. i mean that when i try running it normally, the command prompt box flashes and thats it. i ran the program that gives the health report of my computer and everything was fine except for the dirtydisk flag placed on the "disk" section. the solution suggested was to run chkdsk, same issue of not being able to run it. i've tried restoring to a previous date but it won't let me. from time to time, i'll get a popup box that says basically the same thing as i said before, but something along the lines of "your harddrive may be full" is added to it. i still have 150g free, so that isn't the issue. sometimes, depending on the program, i can only get it to open if i open as administrator. im not sure why that has to be done seeing as how im the only user on my computer and should already have all the privileges. the only things i've downloaded in any relevant time frame are add-ons for mozilla, none of which had viruses.

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A:basically all program files corrupt

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When I start up my laptop I receive the error that my directory\program files is corrupt and unreadable. I am directed to run the Chkdsk utility. I cannot run this utility. When I try i am told that I do not have authority to run it although I am the only user on this computer. If I try to run it as a scheduled mainenance it does not run. Any one have this problem and how did you fix it?

A:Directory\Program files is corrupt

Hello Ray, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated before this error may be able to fix it for you. If not, then you may need to reinstall Vista.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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dammit, i tried to run this little application called Dexpose, its like Mac OS X Expose but for windows (downloaded it from softpedia) the program didn't do anything, and my house was flickering the loading icon, i ctrl+alt +del, and closed the program, now i tried using firefox, and it say

firefox.exe - corrupted file
The file or directory C:\program files is corrupted and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility.

even though i get the error, the program loads fine, and still runs, tried a few other programs, same problem, I tried accessing program files and it is denying me access.

any suggestions? I was gonna restart the computer, but i thought id ask someone here first. thank you.

A:Corrupt Program Files Folder! Crap! :S

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hastyle


dammit, i tried to run this little application called Dexpose, its like Mac OS X Expose but for windows (downloaded it from softpedia) the program didn't do anything, and my house was flickering the loading icon, i ctrl+alt +del, and closed the program, now i tried using firefox, and it say

firefox.exe - corrupted file
The file or directory C:\program files is corrupted and unreadable. please run the chkdsk utility.

even though i get the error, the program loads fine, and still runs, tried a few other programs, same problem, I tried accessing program files and it is denying me access.

any suggestions? I was gonna restart the computer, but i thought id ask someone here first. thank you.




Have you run your virus scan and malware programs?
If your HD is clean I would try a restore point or just try reinstalling Firefox.
That of course is after you try and uninstall that program you downloaded.

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When I was burning all me files onto CD to transfer them to my new laptop (the laptop I got from HP last January was a defective pos, and I had to contact the BBB after needing to send it back on 4 occassion beofre they would send me a replacement) and in the middle of tranferring the files to the CD burner to burn I got an error that said it could not successfully transfer one of the folders.

The entrie folder was gone! The folder on the CD burner was empty, and the folder was gone from the notebook as well.

I DL'd a free recovery program, and found the pictures, but when I recovered them they are now all corrupt and can't open or be viewed at all.

IS there a program that can repair them? IS there a better recovery program that can recover them without corrupting them? AM I SOL and have to fork over money to get the notebook looked at by a repair place?
 

A:IS there a program that can repair corrupt picture files?

http://www.ontrack.co.uk/easyrecovery/filerepair.asp
 

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I am getting a message "LogonUI.exe - Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I attempeted to run Chkdsk but got a message saying I would have to schedule it for next start up. I did and it didn't start.

I went into the command prompt as admistrator and tried entering
sfc/scannow, and c: /r. Nothing has changed, I tried to do a system restore, but got a message saying that it can't be done because of corrupted files.

I am running a Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavilion dv6000, 1.73Ghz Intel Centrino Duo, 2GB Ram

I would appreciate any help.
 

A:Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable

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Hi guys

Windows Vista (Home Premium) is telling me that any programs or upgrades I try to download do not have valid digital ceritificates when I ignore this and download anyway I get different variants of errors saying that the file is corrupt in some way and the program or upgrade won't install. As this is happening with trusted program such as Flash, ITunes, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars I know this is not a problem with the programs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

TKJoe
 

A:Digital certificates not valid for any program - files corrupt

Try resetting your browser, read carefully

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
 

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I am getting a message "LogonUI.exe - Program Files\WindowsNT\TableTextService is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I attempeted to run Chkdsk but got a message saying I would have to schedule it for next start up. I did and it didn't start.

I went into the command prompt as admistrator and tried entering
sfc/scannow, and c: /r. Nothing has changed, I tried to do a system restore, but got a message saying that it can't be done because of corrupted files.

I am running a Vista Home Premium on a HP Pavilion dv6000, 1.73Ghz Intel Centrino Duo, 2GB Ram

I would appreciate any help.
 

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Hi can anyone help. I've had a few freezes on my pc once while playing games and a few times while surfing the web, so i decided to scan my pc. I ran the sfc /scannow cmd program and received the message "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to repair them." I saw a thread on this before but my CBS file is way different. Can someone help?
My CBS.log is attached

A:Ran cmd program SFC /scannow found corrupt files but was unable to fix

Try this - it might fix your files: Repair Install

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Hi guys,

First off, great site. As I have read through many threads, you have helped millions!!! Kudos..

Anyway, to the issue. I ran Avast, and it pointed out one file that stated it was a decopression bomb. Now I read your thread on this issue, so I understand it may be just a bunch of files that are zipped into one another, and it is a huge file as is, I have no intention of uinzipping it. Here is my problem, I have a neighbor where I live, he is obviously a hacker and my last lap top (an HP) up and died all of a sudden. Now I put intermediate as my level of expertise, however I have a bachelors in Computer Science, and am starting my masters in one of the IT fields shortly. MY question is, do you know what the Program files/Toshiba/tosapins/comps1 folder is for?? I assume it is to run all the toshiba junk (ie. face recognition, configfree, etc) which most I do not use. I first of all wanted to know if I should delete the file that Avast stated was a decompression bomb??? And secondly, this guy (a neighbor) is a hacker, I try to locate him and all my logs wont show his MAC as correct, it trace routes to somewhere else in the World... SO lets just say he is obviously not using his own MAC, I would think. I need a way to try and locate him, I have tried my router log, however even after setting security features with password, he is getting into it somehow. I assume either my roommate, or my computer had a keylogger, and trojan in one of them (laptops), we both have scanned... Read more

A:Program files/Toshiba/tosapins/comps1 folder?? NEEDED???

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

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

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

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

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I think what happened. Sunday night began a manual backup by trying to select entire My Docs and copy to laptop DVD R/W drive disk. Computer said it would take 2 days so 35 mins in I cancelled. It said there was a large set of temp files and I could retain or remove, I removed.

Went to bed.

Next day 11:04 am ran a malware prgm called CacheCleaner. Have run it 1000+ times and no issue this time.

Few days later go to access Quicken - no can do. File is damaged. Went to open my budget file in excel, says" file is in a different format than specified by the file extension. ..." Open it anyways, its completely empty. Go to open a MS word doc, cannot open,says there are problems with the contents. PDF problems too.

Every file has been mysteriously updated Date Modified to 1/4/2010 11:04am. None will open. Any file not dated 1/4/2010 11:04am opens fine.

Was there some temp pointer type file created during my aborted backup operation that was then deleted when I emptied my temp files etc when I ran Cache Cleaner.
This is horribly impactful b/c my last backup is old. Please help if you can.....
Thanks
T

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mY OFFICE FILES : DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF, JPEG ARE ARE CORRUPTED SUDDENLY.

WHEN I JUST LOOK AT THEM ALL THE FILES HAVE SAME MODIFIED DATE AND TIME, THAT FILES ARE NOT OPENED AND CORRUPTED

ALL OTHER DATE FILES ARE OPENING WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. I TRIED MORE DATA RECOVERY SOFTWARE, BUT NO RECOVERY POSSIBLE.

MY DATAS ARE VERY IMPORTANT, HOW TO RECOVER THIS, PLS HELP

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Whats going on? Everything time I try to extract the RAR to a folder in "Program Files" it says Access Denied and fails to copy...

A:Trying to Extract files to "Program Files" says Access Denied.

As a standard user you don't have access to that folder. You must the RAR extractor as an adminstrator.

When you go to start the RAR extraction, right click on it and select "Run as administrator"

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Have a new PC running Vista Premium with Explorer 7 and have noticed that the browser
frequently "HANGS" (thats Microsoft's official/technical terminology. Tried to repair with a MS browser app (see below) and it revealed corrupted Explorer files. Aparently some of the corruption was resolved, but I received the following message after the repair scan had completed indicating that not all the corrupted files could be repaired and/or accessed.......

..."Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>SFC /SCANNOW

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log......."

I tried to locate the log mentioned above but receive a "ACCESS DENIED" notice. My question is, how do I access these corrupt files and how do I repair them?

Thanks in advance-
Webz
 

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just got a Acer Aspire 6935G, few months old, no previous problems. just ran sfc to check the system files and windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix them. the trouble is i cant access the CBS.log file to see the violation/s. keeps saying access denied, i have tried changing the file permissions for my user account (ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT) to full control but still i get access denied. should i take ownership? thanks for the help !

A:sfc found corrupt files - CBS log file access denied?

Hello,

Give ownership and full control to EVERYONE, then upload cbs.log without trying to analyse it (copy it onto your Desktop first) I will parse it and send you the new log.

Richard

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Ive been suspicious of an attacker for over a year and recently I have issues downloading programs as they show corrupt especially windows fixit exe's. Frustration honed in when I had issues playing Magic Online ver 4.0 I would constantly have to relog from random disconnects, then I couldnt even log in as it would disconnect me as I logged in. uninstalled, deleted any temp files or folders for Wizards of the Coast and redownloaded and would get these types of messages after install
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http://mtgoclientdepot.onlinegaming....GO.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
+ File, client_M14.xml, has a different computed hash than specified in manifest.
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everytime I retry after any new fix I think I find, its a different file but same error.
Recently I ran the TDDS scan and it did find an Ovula which I quarantined and removed but still same issues. Not sure on next steps and exhausted searching for what my exact problem is and how to fix (usually pretty good at this stuff) I can tell there are a lot of issues from the farbar scan .txt files but unsure how to read it. Posting them here and hope you guys can help. Cheers!

A:Lotofproblems- corrupt files D/L'd, folder access - farbar .txt inc

When trying to access c:/windows/serviceprofiles/networkservice/appdata/local/microsoft/mediaplayer/artcache/localMLS
it said i didnt have priveleges, clicked OK to have administrator priv (im only user) and it starts to go in folder then stopped responding, started to again and has been trying to load files in folder for 10 minutes now still waiting.when finally finished only 4 jpg's inside avg size 50k?
Then I found this also in appdata/local in the temp folder
MPcmdrun text doc 2348Kb (attached) and mpsigstub text doc 206kb
also in folder is an application mpam-b8692784.exe 0kb

Lastly I looked in event viewer and saw a plethra of warnings and crashes but im not understanding how to fix or what exactly each one is telling me, can I post a copy somehow here as well?

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Have a new PC running Vista 32-bit Premium with Explorer 7 browser and have noticed that the browser frequently "HANGS" (thats Microsoft's official/technical terminology. Tried to repair with a MS browser app (see below) and it revealed corrupted Explorer files. Aparently some of the corruption was resolved, but I received the following message after the repair scan had completed indicating that not all the corrupted files could be accessed and/or repaired....

..."Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>SFC /SCANNOW

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log......."

I tried to locate the log mentioned above but receive a "ACCESS DENIED" notice. My question is, how do I access these corrupt files and how do I repair them?

Thanks in advance-
Webz
 

A:Solved: Corrupt Vista/Explorer 7 files access & fixes....

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Hello!

I'm pretty sure this is a dumb question, but here goes:


So I've finally upgraded to Win7x86 Pro. But I've noticed something kinda odd. I've found that some programs' configuration settings are not being saved. I've also noticed that in each instance, the configs are being stored in appdata/roaming or in the "program files" subdirectories for the given app.

What to do besides installing all my software outside "program files"? And what to do about programs that save configs in appdata?

I'm pretty sure something can be done in Security (I'm familiar with setting permissions/ownership/etc, but I'd rather not tinker until someone drops me a line on this).

I'm an experienced user, so I'll probably get any instructions easily, so don't feel the need to over-explain =)

Thanks so much for reading, and thanks for the help!

-Wolf

A:Program Access in Appdata; Program Files

Hi, welcome to the new world of computing what you see is by design and very effective it is too. I could wear my fingers out trying to explain how this works and why I support it, however, easier if I just give you a link:- (references Vista applies to Seven as well)

Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide

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Upgraded from Win XP to Win 7 Pro - I am trying to install my original oem operating system & application programs to the vhd
I tried installing the original oem os & applications disk in win xp mode but it will not boot after installation.
so Now I am trying to install Parts of my original OEM operating system & all of the original application programs to windows xp mode.
before I installed win 7 I made a full file backup of  c: drive 
I mounted my vhd in c:\program files\Windows XP mode\windows xp mode base.vhd
I attached my vhd to windows explorer.
from Computer Management > Disk Management > More Actions > Attachvhd
Copied the files then detached my vhd
I can see all of my files in windows explorer in Win 7 but when I run the windows xp mode it only shows the original files
not the ones I added? What do I need to do to make these files visible inside windows xp mode?
Tks

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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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I've seen several similar problems posted but I can't resolve this one.

I have two computers networked together. Both are XPpro, and both are using simple sharing. When I go into the sharing & security settings of the Program Files folder on one of the computers all of the options are grayed out and a little message states that

"None of these options are available because this folder is used by the OS"

Any thoughts?
Thanks,
JTN
 

A:can't access program files because of OS?

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I've seen several similar problems posted but I can't resolve this one.

I have two computers networked together. Both are XPpro, and both are using simple sharing. When I go into the sharing & security settings of the Program Files folder on one of the computers all of the options are grayed out and a little message states that

"None of these options are available because this folder is used by the OS"

Any thoughts?
Thanks,
JTN
 

A:can't access program files because of OS?

Don't believe you can share the entire Program Files folder but you can share subfolders.
http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showtopic=6652
 

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Every time I so much as open my program files, my windows explorer IMMEDIATELY freezes and I get the generic "windows explorer has encountered an error and needs to close" message. I'm stumped, and I need to get into my program files. The infuriating thing is that it's JUST my program files that are the problem - no other folder ever gives me issues.

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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.

I am not sure why I keep getting hdd inaccessible errors or why I'm unable to boot when every tool ... Read more

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

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer – delete any rubbish these find.

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I have a program that *appears* to be spyware. My wife installed it on my machine and I want to figure out how in the world programs like spybot and adaware aren't able to get rid of it. I *suspect* it is doing some sort of check when it loads so that it can replicate itself. Possible scenario:

1. Program starts
2. Program checks for a special file somewhere in the system
3. If the file doesn't exist, re-create it
4. Keep on spying

Is there some sort of "exe sniffer" or something that i can use to determine where a file is looking so I can delete all instances of this spyware?

Thanks,

Jon
 

A:Discover what files a program is trying to access?

First, Spybot can only detect foistware that it has in it's database. If this is a new one, or a home grown one, it won't be found.

Try restarting to SAFE mode, do a Find > Files for the program in question, and delete it.

If that doesn't help, go here, download, install and run HiJackThis.
And, copy/paste the log file that it creates, back here for review.
 

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I am having problems accessing the program files directory on an Emachines PC running XP Home..

The pc has been infected with spyware and I have clean some of it..

I have ran super antispyware and it did not find anything, but as it ran I was getting McCafee warnings of spyware and trojans..

I am also unable to open McCafee antivirus, the prgram files directory, and install Spybot..

I ran Hijack this and removed some items, but still no help..

I ran VUNDOFIX and it did not find anything, but McCafee did while it was running..

This is very strange and I am wondering if there are any known trojans/spyware that could cause this..

I am going to try combofix next...

Thanks for any help...
 

A:Program files access denied

Well I figured it out...

I put the HD into a Windows 2000 machine.

Then took ownership of the files and was able to access the directory..

I found many malware programs which I was now able to remove..

Thanks for trying..
 

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Hey guys, I really need some help with this. For some reason I cannot do anything in my Program Files for one of my hard drives. My C drive seems to be fine, as well as my 2 other drives. But in my F drive, Ive broken down the program files into a normal one and x86 one. I can basically access every other folder expect the Program Files in F drive. Program Files (x86) in the same drive works perfectly fine. Everytime i try to add a new folder or delete anything in my Program Files folder it says destination folder access denied and i need permission.

Ive tried fiddling with all the UAC and permissions but nothing seems to work.I even tried the command prompt :
"4. To Take Ownership of a Folder or Drive in a Command Prompt
NOTE: This command will take ownership of the folder or drive, and all files and subfolders in the folder or drive."

method but it says Access is Denied in my command prompt.
I will really appreciate any assistance as this is really starting to annoy me. I am also not very proficient with this matters so please bare with me. Thanks in advance

A:Access is denied in Program Files

Are these programs that you deliberately installed to that drive, or does the drive have it's own OS on it? If it does, you may not be able to get to it. If you right click on it and go to Security Options, it will show a user which is a string of numbers. You have to remove that user, and set the Owner to Administrators. Sometimes you can't get rid of that "numbered" user.

Did you use an Admin Command Prompt?

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I have two computers,connected in a network by a crossover cable,
working in a workgroup and running different OS-Win-XP and Win-7. One is XP-PC and the other is
7-PC. I attempted to open the Program files folder on 7-PC from XP-PC, but the access was denied. I
am able to open all other folders in the System partition-?C? of the 7-PC from the XP-PC. I am
imagining that the culprit is ?Security? tab, but I am unable to figure out what to change. And my
question is: How to make the Program files folder accessible from the XP-PC?

A:How to access the Program files folder from another(XP) PC?

I assume you have a suitable user set up, with admin privilege, with the same password, on both machines and all the correct shares are set.

As the Program Files ownership is not ser as the administrators, but Trusted Installer, It appears that this is preventing access as it is designed to do

It may be possible to access the folders if you give the local user full control of this folder, but this is a dangerous route to take as it circumvents security and may allow malware access to the system

You should be able to log in with Remote Desktop to allow modification in this and other system folders

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When I try to open Program Files, I get an error message saying

C:\Program Files is not accessible. Access Is Denied.

This occurs on 4 out of the 5 user accounts on our computer, and on the 4 it occurs on, most programs are not usable.

This has been a problem for at least a month.
 

A:Program Files Access Denied

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When I try to access program files, install a program, or anything else along those lines, I get a simple message:
"C:/Program Files is not Accessible. Access Denied."

Nothing more. No error, no details on how to undo this denial of access. I have windows XP, and I can find no way to correct it, and I want help ASAP.
 

A:Access Denied (program files)

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My other computer is a hp using windows xp. The computer lost power and now program files will let me access any file in that folder, either through explorer or through any program that is in that folder. The computer is not connected to the internet and never has been. The computer is only used for backup of photos and backup files. Virus scan comes up with nothing. I tried the whole folder options thing.. no luck. When you check the properties of that folder, there nothing showing. Shows 0 mb in folder. Any ideas besides a complete format and reinstall.
 

A:Program Files access is denied

Try taking ownership of the folder.

To get the Security tab to appear, reboot into Safe Mode.

If no luck, try Unlocker.
 

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I purchased Bit Defender Internet Security for my XP machine a few weeks back and began having issues with the firewall being disabled. Their tech support said to uninstall the software, and install it again. While doing the uninstall it threw an exception saying it encountered an issue, and died locking me out of my program files directory.

Is there any simple way to gain access to this directory? And yes I am setup as an administrator.

Also my wife is an admin and her profile has no problem accessing this directory.
 

A:Unable to access program files...

Hi there,

Belive the issue will be with security settings. Logon as your wife and go to windows file explorer. Right click the program files directory and click on properties, click on the security tab. Make sure that the administrators group has full acces along with the system account. Also check that users have read access. You may also have an account called power users, make sure they have read and write permissions.

Apply this then click on the advanced settings. On the permissions screen click "Replace permissions on all child objects....".

Click apply. If windows shows any errors with applying these setting you may need to click the owner tab in the advanced section and set the administrators account as the owner. Also click the tick box replace owner on subcontainers and objects. Then try the pirmissions part again.

Hope this helps

Regards

Gary Sparg
www.tekrevolution.com
 

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Hello ALL,

I know it's a dumb and a sad situation, I've deleted a drive and quick formatted...now I want to get some data back...it is presently in an unlocated state, I've not touched it nor rewritten over it, all I've done for now is tried 3 programs:

ParetoLogic data recovery
GetData RecoverMyfiles
EaseUs Data recovery

All give same results, files are all there, correct files sizes...but files come out corrupt, no use.

Before I give up, is there something I can do to restore, something like correct table to HD, or maybe allocate the drive and scan again ?

Any hints would be greatly appreciated
Cheers from Canada

A:Recovered files from formatted drive : all corrupt files ?

You don't seem clear on what you did. If you have quick formatted, how is it unallocated?

Another free one you could try is Recuva.In the options select "Deep Scan" and "restore folder struture"

https://www.piriform.com/recuva/download

If Recuva is not successful, then it depends how much it is worth to you.

There are several programs which will scan, find the files and allow you to recover a small amount.

If they work well for that, then you can pay for a license and complete the job.

You could try that with MT power data recovery ( recovers 1gb at a time free ), and partition guru (recovers small up to 60kb for free ), and ZAR ( recovers all photos for free )

Free File Recovery Software - Power Data Recovery is an all-in-one free data recovery software that could help you to recover your lost data from hard disk, CD, DVD disk, memory stick, memory card, and flash drive.

Data Recovery Software, Solutions, Tutorials, Forum - ZAR Data Recovery

Recover deleted files, Partition manager and Windows backup - PartitionGuru

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Okay, let me start off by saying i'm not that computer savy.

Problem:
Recently have had a number of BSOD's (Made a thread in the appropriate forum)
Computer crashed (BSOD: Memory_Management) and when the computer started up, windows update was stuck on preparing to configure windows.
Switched off windows after it took 1hour + doing nothing I started in safe mode with command prompt. Tried a system restore in safemode.

When i loaded windows normally, got 3 errors:
1. For the memory management BSOD.
2. "This driver can't release to failure!!!" - No idea what is causing this. Maybe gigabyte Software?
3. System restore has failed to restore and asking me to run chkdsk /r.

Some Background:
Recently logging into my user acocunt has been taking long as in a black screen would appear for around 2 minutes before showing the desktop.

Using trial and error, i managed to find the source: "windows management instrumental service". Stopping that has taken away the black screen problem.
However, upon retuning from a BSOD, the black screen reappears.

Computer Info
OS - Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Original Installed OS was always Windows 7
I Purchased OS from retailer (had an option to choose which OS was installed)
Age of hardware < 6 months
Not re-installed the OS ever and OS is < 6 months old.

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU - 930 : 2.80GHz (8CPUs), ~ 2.8GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Techonolg... Read more

A:System Files Checker - Lots of corrupt files in log.

with the 470 my psu would be up here

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

if it comes up clear run

chkdsk /f

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Apparently a bunch of my DLL files such as comdlg32, kernel and shell 32 were modified back in April, and since then alot of my programs haven't been able to work properly. I can not save or open anything from them, and "Save Target As" on my internet browser will not work. I've been told that this can be fixed by finding another computer and copying the files over. Is there another way at all?

A:Modified Dll Files

You can try a System Repair with your XP disc. Directions here;http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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I used to love Windows XP's search tool because it gave you the ability to see all modified files on your PC by date. You could see what files were modified each day. This helped find bits of programs installed by other programs you didn't know were installed.

For example, you install a tool from the net that cleans your drive but hidden to you, the program also installed a service called " Program Updater". You don't know this but once you look at the files that get modified each day, you can find these files.

I need That functionality back in Windows 8. I assume it's there but cant find it. Where is it?

Also...

I need an app that does sort of the same but it does this: - records all the bits and pieces of any install in a text file so you can look and see what hidden things that app might be installing. It should do this in real time each time you install a new program. This way when i find a suspicious file in my modified files, i can look to see what program installed that program or service so i can uninstall it.. helping keep unwanted stuff off my drive.

Anyone know a program that does that? Thanks..

A:Where is Modified Files in Win 8 ( like in Win XP)?

Find files by date modified in Windows

RegShot can be used to take a registry snapshot before and after installs. Also you can scan folders. It displays the differences. It's open source freeware. A nice tool to have.

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