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Microsoft Private Folder corrupting files WinXP

Q: Microsoft Private Folder corrupting files WinXP

I put Microsoft Private Folder onto one of our store computers up in Seattle, because the GM wanted to be able to keep certain files private from the other assistant managers (like salary info & performance reviews) I only looked into it briefly, and Private Folder seemed ok - and most reviews were positive.
It semed to work fine for several years - but he called me last week to say that many of the files in that folder seem corrupted now. Some are ok, but many cannot be opened or are damaged in some way.
I think we will get rid of the program - and try something else. First question: does anyone know of a way to get the files out of Private Folder without having them all corrupted? (he DOES know his password) And second question: any suggestions on a new file encryption-type program?
A BASIC one - we are a restaurant group - not doing espionage! We are still using mostly Windows XP Pro. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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A: Microsoft Private Folder corrupting files WinXP

I doubt you will be able to recover the files.

What is wrong with each user having their own login. As long as each user is not in the administrators group they won't be able to access each others files.

TrueCrypt is another option for you to use.

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Microsoft had developed a program that you would be able to hide all your files onto. It seems as though a parent had complained the if need be she or he was not able to gain access into there child's private folder, hence Microsoft shut it down, You are still able to download it, but when it comes to installing it onto a Vista OS, forget it. My deal is this, without Microsoft support giving you a patch that would allow you to install it, there is nothing one can do. Talk about control, I just want to find some way around this mess of Vista not being compatible with said hardware. They treat "Microsoft Private Folder" like it's the plague. it's possible to download it onto XP, so far. They have made damned sure that is not possible on Vista. Do you know of anyway possible way to download a program that Windows has put the kibosh on. Thank you for your time.

Donk
 

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Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 is a useful tool for you to protect your private data when your friends, colleagues, kids or other people share your PC or account. With this tool, you will get one password protected folder called 'My Private Folder' in your account to save your personal files. Download and have your private folder today!

The following hardware and software are required to run Microsoft Private Folder 1.0:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition and Media Center Edition with SP2
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Please note: Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 is provided specifically for genuine Windows customers, and requires genuine Windows validation in order to download. The software is free, and does not come with product support.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/of...&offerid=441c2998-248b-49cf-b084-f3a237b58f71
 

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Hi, i acquired my private folder as a little gadget for my pc to store files in that only i could see.

now i passworded the folder and everyting and put my whole photo collection into this folder.

as my hard drive is partitioned my C: drive was complaining of low disk space so i transferred the photo collection to another drive but i am now unable to view the photos. the image viewer simply says that Preview is not available.

could the photos still be encrypted, but im unsure as it does not ask for a password when opening files

Trust microsoft to possible corrupt my files!!
 

A:Microsoft Private Folder 1.0 Help Please

Microsoft has removed this App .. due to problems.
http://news.com.com/Microsoft+shutters+Windows+private+folders/2100-1012_3-6094481.html
 

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This is a bit of a tricky one, but I do hope someone will be able to help.

I've got Microsoft Private Folder installed in "C:\Program Files\MSPF" but I've removed the Desktop icon for it, I've deleted the Start Menu short-cuts to it, I've created a copy of the ShellHelper.EXE file with a name of my choice (secret.EXE), I've made the "C:\Program Files\MSPF" folder and the "%USERACCOUNT%My Private Folder" folders both "system" and "hidden", I've renamed the entry for it in Add/Remove Programs to something totally innocent and I've added the line "PATH=C:\Program Files\MSPF" to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

All this means that there is no trace of the Microsoft Private Folder application on my system and I can access it by clicking Start>Run and then typing "secret".

However, there is one problem. If you click on the drop-down option on the address bar in any folder, the "My Private Folder" is there at the bottom of the list! (See attached pic) Does anyone know how to remove this? That will make my folder completely secret!

Thanks in advance,

Joe

A:Microsoft Private Folder

So, no one knows how to remove this item from the My Computer then?

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Dear,

Recently I opened Microsoft Private Folder (a program that is now discontinued) to look for some documents, and I noticed that all documents and images in the folder are corrupted..I can't open anything anymore!

I've searched for ages and saw people with similar problems but no one with an answer, maybe someone here can help? There were/are a lot of important documents in that folder..

Thank you in advance
 

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How secure is this "Private Folder" anyway?

Story Here --->
Microsoft Withdraws Private Folder App
By Nate Mook, BetaNews
July 14, 2006, 6:49 PM
Following a barrage of criticism from security experts and IT administrators, Microsoft has withdrawn its new Private Folder application. The program was introduced last week as a free download for those who verify their operating system as genuine through Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage Program.

Private Folder was designed to hide data from the hard drive in addition to protecting it with a password. However, the application quickly drew concern from administrators who feared users would lose their password and not be able to unlock their files. In addition, parents voiced worry that kids could use Private Folder to hide content they download.Click to expand...
 

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Hi all. I am very hopeful that someone can help me with this problem as I have been searching the internet for the last month to try to find the answer or solution but have been unable to. Some time back I installed the trial version of BitDefender Total Security 2009. I had previously installed Microsoft Private Folder as I wanted to password protect many legal documents and police statements and evidential photos (I was the good guy btw... ) These files were very important and not for the young eyes of my children. I have since learned that Microsoft have withdrawn the program, however, I didn't have a problem with the Private Folder as such.

Anyway, using the trial of BitDefender, I ran a scan of my computer and apparently given that this folder was password protected, BitDefender assumed it was a rootkit and renamed the folder and every file contained in it with the extension *.bd.ren . This rendered the files inaccessible. After much searching, the only solution I found was to simply rename the files and folder, removing the extension. I did this and whilst the files reverted back to their original extension, none of them are able to be opened.

I have contacted BitDefender support about 4 times by email but have never received a reply to my enquiry as to how I may recover these files.

I have moved all files out of the private folder to no avail. The files involved are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, and the odd .3gp When I attempt to open a .doc or .docx file I get t... Read more

A:BitDefender and Microsoft Private Folder conflict? Please help.

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Here's what happened...

My motherboard decided to die the other day, so i ended up getting a whole new processor, motherboard, and hard drive, but i kept the original hard drive as a slave, and then when i went in to grab some files, it says "access denied" as, i had a password on the old user account, and i had private folders turned on, the new parts won't work with the old hard drive, so it's not an option to try that.

Is there any way i can get the files out of there?
 

A:Can I get files out of a private folder?

not sure how you tryed, but can you move them or copy by right clicking to the other drive's document section, or desk top. maybe you can drag it to the desktop
 

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Hello guys.

I have small story and problem. Maybe you can help me.

I install Microsoft My private folder program.
I upload in there documents and photos.
One day my Kaspersky note me that inside program are virus. And all my files recognize as virus. I just think in that time maybe i install bad program and in there is virus. I remember that virus was: $e. So i just done mistake and delete them.
After that i open folder and all my photos and documents was damage. Kaspersky not have option BackUp my deleted virus. I try Restore point and no luck.
So what i use Recovery programs. I try 3. But only from one i get files back.

So my question is, can i recover my files with program or with other option?
Or This is it and i not have any option recover?

Here is one photo how look recovered files. And two files i give in here. So maybe you can test them.

Damage files for your test.



P.S. Sorry for my english.
P.S.S. This happened with XP OS, but i think you can help me or just answer in here too.

A:My private folder - recover files

Hm.. So nobody can't help me too fix this problem? Any solution?
What i want is stick together those two files in one. Picture and file with $ name.
Maybe some program can help me or i just can try something?

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i had a problem booting up my hard disk.. the mouse and keyboard wont work when on
the logon screen.. i even sent it to a computer technician but he cant get it to
work either..

(the problem started when i was upgrading my videocard driver and when i uninstalled
it and it needed to reboot, the mouse and keyboard wont function when on the logon
screen so i cant logon to my profile, but the keyboard works on the bios)

***
I was planning to recover my files on the maxtor hd on my seagate so i could reformat
the maxtor..
MAXTOR HD - the mouse and keyboard wont function
SEAGATE HD - spare hard disk

well anyways, i was planning to reformat my maxtor so i got my spare one and used
it as master and the maxtor i set it as slave... so ive accessed my maxtor now and
backed up my music files,

but here's the problem... all my pictures and confidential documents are set to private
(right click folder>sharing>make private) on my maxtor hd.. ive encounter this before
but luckily i STILL can login then and uncheck the "make private" option. but now,
i cant get to login so i cant access my files!!! i see them but i cant open them..
eg. when i open a word doc, i get an error: user does not have access privilege

when i open a image file, the windows picture and fax viewer says: no preview available

what do i need to do!!?? is there a tool that will help me unlock these files which
were set to private before? pls help me as soon as possible... these fil... Read more

A:Can't access files on old hard disk with the folder set on Private... HELP!!

So you booted from, and logged in to a user on the Seagate drive??You need to take ownership of those folders on the Maxtor. Depending on whether you are using XP Home or Pro, the procedure is different. Instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

moper
 

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I have two computers at work (a desktop and a laptop). Both are running Windows XP Pro. Both are tied to our server running Windows Server 2003 via our office LAN. All office computers log onto the same domain. My desktop and laptop computers log onto the same user account so that files under \My Documents are synchronized and resided on my laptop as off-line files when I leave the office on travel to places with no Internet access. While both computers are attached and logged on, when I make changes to files (edit, delete, move, etc) on one computer, those changes show up immediately on the other computer. (I think that pretty much sets the stage!!!)

Under \Windows\CSC there are eight folders (\d1 through \d8). On both of my computers, the \My Documents folder holds 8,392 files totaling 8.14GB. If I understand the purpose of the \CSC folder, it is supposed to be the storage folder for all my off-line files.

The \Windows\CSC\d1 through \d8 folders on my laptop contain 13,239 files totaling 9.27GB. The same folders on my desktop contain 103,201 files totaling 140GB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I said 140GB.

(1) Can anyone explain this?
(2) How can I reduce this bloat?

I have a 250GB hard drive (actually 233GB after formatting) with 29GB free. Of the 204GB in use, 140GB of the hard drive is in the \CSC folder. There is th... Read more

A:Bloated Off-line Files Folder (winxp Pro)

Hello, the csc folder is the storage folder for your offline file, and the est way to fix the bloat is to get rid of what you have and re-synchronise. However i would certainly look at the files before you did this to make sure there arent any files tha havent synchronised. To do this just open my computer, click tools at the top and then on folder options. Then click on the offline files tab. You should now be able to see a view files button. Click on this and you will be able to see all the data that is the csc folder in a format you can understand. If there is nothing in there that isnt mirrored on the server i would first to a checkdisk of your drive, as this can sometimes fix these issues.

note: this can take up to 2hrs plus and you cant use your pc during this time
start-->run-->
type cmd and then hit enter
then type
chkdsk /r /x c: (where c=windows drive)
a window will come up about not being able to lock the drive and do you wish to do this on reboot
press y
then restart your computer and it will do the scan

When it makes it into windows check your event manager
click start-->run
type
eventvwr.msc
click OK
select application on the left side
now in the right panel check in the source column for winlogon, this has the details of the checkdisk, check to see if there are errors, if not

Open my computer
click tools-->options-->offlinefiles tab-->view files

then select all files (ctrl-a)
then delete them.
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Hey all,
A couple days back I restarted my computer and logged back onto my account and had some trouble. A window popped up that said "Microsoft Files Protection Error". In the window it told me that i have important files that have been overwritten by unkown files. It then tells me to install a WinXP SP2 home edition disc. The problem is I don't have a that disc or my original operating systems disc. I kept the window up and my computer has actually been doing fine, but it worries me. I would like to know if anyone has any idea what has happened and if you could tell me what to do.
Any ideas are welcome, thank you.

A:Need help with WinXP...Microsoft Files Protection Error

Have you tried a system restore yet?

Click start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>and finally system restore.

Keep the restore my computer to an earlier time radio button selected then from the list find a date that is before your trouble and preferably one that says system check point or something to that nature.

Let me know how that goes.

Hope this has helped.

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I used to be able to select two or more Excel or Word files and open them simultaneously from within a Windows file folder. This has worked before. But today for some reason I cannot. No error statement. Nothing happens. Has anyone ever experienced this? How can I correct this? I tried resetting my folder settings to Windows default and that didn't work. Did I accidentally select or change some setting somewhere? I appreciate the assistance.

Thanks

Mark

A:Can't open multiple files in WinXP file folder

I have this same problem.

If you have resolved it, please let me know how.

Thanks,
MH

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Hi, I have a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines on my work network all Intel. Today they started to install the Microsoft Spectre/Meltdown Patch for Windows 7 KB4056894
and Windows 10 KB4056892. All the computers the have installed it on startup they display that 'This copy of Windows is not a Genuine Copy of Windows', I rebooted that had the issue and then it goes to the Windows Startup repair and wont repair
the computer at all. Also the Reset feature in Windows 10 won't even reset. I've had to disable Microsoft Updates via GPO, but even when I did that it still installed! I've had to disable the Microsoft Update Service using GPO also to counteract this. It's
turning in to nightmare, does any one have experience with this as I need to advice so I don't has to go to all machines around my sites and re-image them. All help would be most appreciated.
Thanks

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Hello, I'm having problems changed the properties of my folders, I want to issue one specific folder/subfolders with a password, but the 'Make this folder private' tickbox is greyed out and I cannot select it.

How can I make my folder private?
 

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I am a Super moderator at a site and members are having problems downloading zip files, the only members having that problem are using IE, firefox works fine, but only some of the members using IE are having this problem, other IE users can download fine. The members that have the problem get a message that the file is corrupt, it's the dangest thing, I have been reading and trying different things to figure this out, I too have this problem with IE 7, but works fine with firefox. When I did a google search there seems to be several users using IE having this problem. Beening I have this same problem I can check anything thing on my computer to see if any suggestions help. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

A:Ie7 Seems To Be Corrupting Zip Files

One more thing...this problem just started in the last week or so.

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I have numerous files on my computer that I cannot find. They are reading corrupted. Some are showing in my Add and Remove file, but when I click on them they are showing that there is an error, that it has been already removed. I thought it was just my files on my E drive (Seagate external drive), however, programs on my C drive are also reading the same error. I am not sure how to go about finding out the answer to this. I ran RegCure and found almost 3000 errors. I don't know what step to take. Could someone please give me some advice/help! Thank you so very much for taking the time!
Angelonline

I am not sure if I am posting in the right forum? Do I need to post this message in hardware issues? How do I move this post?
 

A:Files corrupting, Help!

Hi angelonline. This may help solve your problem.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/myuninst.html
Do not mess about with your registry you are asking for trouble.
 

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Hi, so I have myself in a bit of a pickle.

I got a virus a while ago which froze windows after startup. The only recourse was to reinstall windows on a different partition. The virus is now wiped out, but my old install of windows was ruined.

I attempted several methods of troubleshooting, the latest being running a windows repair through the CD. The current situation of the old install is that it boots up to a black screen where I can manoever the mouse cursor as desired but without any other functionality (this is before the login screen, which never occurs). The same thing happens in Safe Mode (even with command prompt) except that in Safe Mode the 'safe mode' text is displayed around the edges.

I'm fine with using my new install, however there are some important documents in my old profile's 'My Documents' folder which I need to recover. In any other login my user name folder is 0kb large and it says 'Access is Denied' when I try to open it, obviously because it was made private to my old username.

So, how would I go about recovering the documents? Is my only recourse somehow fixing my old windows install, or is there a roundabout way of getting to it?

Thanks in advance,
~TP
 

A:Solved: recover private documents from other WinXP install

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hello everybody ......
I'm using an hp laptop with windows 7 home basic 64 bit . I have a big problem in downloading files . Whenever I download any file from the internet with any extension and try to open it , it says "File Is Corrupt" . Also , while playing a youtube video , it stops playing suddenly , although the grey tape ( that shows the downloaded part of the video) is full . I tried many different browsers , also i tried downloading youtube videos using real player , it always doesn't work .......

Please help !!!

A:corrupting downloaded files

maybe there's a virus in your system. You should run a full system scan with your updated AV. Of maybe there's a problem in your hard drive.

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Hey there.

My friend's been having this problem on his Windows 2000 Professional PC. Lately his PC has been slowing down a lot and if I check in performance it shows that the CPU usage is jumping up to 100% almost every 10 seconds and he isn't even running very resource intensive applications. He has the latest service pack installed and the fully updated Nod32 anti-virus finds nothing.

When I open the task manager to see if there are any suspicious files running the "image name" column is gone and when I try to check the box in settings to get it back, the option is greyed out.

When I tried to download HJT the file also got corrupted as soon as it landed on his hard drive. I had to download it in safe-mode and then restart the PC to run it in normal mode. We are on a network at work and his computer has the network printer connected to it, but we can't connect to the printer since this issue appeared on his PC.

HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:27:57 AM, on 02/08/2010
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
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Oh and btw, C:\Program Files\Remover\niel.exe is what I renamed HJT to.
 

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I had been playing toontown online for hours and the game crashed. I had to reboot the system to get out. Windows would not restart and in safe mode I received the following message: missing or corrupt file: system32\drivers\agp440.sys

I can not use that system until a tech repairs it.

I played on a second system in the house for about 3 hours. Shut down normally. The next morning that system would also not start Windows. This time the file is system32\drivers\ntfs.sys.

Is toontown causing this? Or a virus? Please help.
 

A:toontown corrupting .sys files

Can a memory leak cause this?
 

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Hi,

I am using W2000 Professinal O.S.....

.I have about 600 images in MY Documents on my D drive.....these are from my ME O.S. before my PC was rebuilt to accommodate W2000Pro.

When I visit my images on the D drive, sometimes I am thrown out and onto the desktop for no reason....it happens in the same place as I scroll down the Through "My Documents" viewing the thumbnails.....can this be a corrupted file?,,

Also I burned the images in my Nero onto a disc, and they are blurry.....

Does anyone know what is happening to my D Drive, or my images....they are years old images....do they corrupt over time, or when transported from one OS to another one?

Any help much appreciated as usual.....
 

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Basically, all of a sudden a bunch of files started getting corrupted for no reason. A little box popped up that told me to run Chkdsk, but that didn't do anything. Its probably not a Virus, but its better to be safe then Sorry.

SmitFraudFix v2.206

Scan done at 16:51:02.68, Thu 09/20/2007
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Alex\Desktop\smitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
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Hi there I own a Sony 1Gb flash drive which as suddenly started corrupting any thing I store in it, Audio files are turned into folders named 0000000 then zipped files can no longer be accesed by win zip. Any body know the solution to this
 

A:USB Drive corrupting My Files

how old is this drive?

remove all data from it and reformat it.

your partition table may have become corrupted.
 

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Hello all, I am as my tag implies a dj, in fact I am a very scared dj right now. I have over 16 gigs of mp3's on my hard drive, 90% of them were scanned in over 5 yrs ago by myself. My problem is this, I began to update my mp3 collection last week and noticed much to my horror that while the mp3 file name remained intact the actual file itself was completely changed, not only was it the wrong song, it started at odd points of the wrong song. I am somewhat unsure as to whether this is a hardware (HD) issue or whether it has more to do with software. I have run Norton and it came up with no known virus so basically I am stumped.

All I know is that it took me the better part of a year to install these songs and now it seems as if I am losing them one by one. My first thought was that perhaps the files were degrading due to age, but that is not the case as the same thing happened to a brand new file I added last week.

Help me please!!
 

A:important mp3 files corrupting

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My system has been running very slowly, but I haven't really paid that much attention to it. I've gotten one "Blue Screen of Death" at a start up. My wireless internet card randomly shuts off or loses my network for no apparent reason. But, most recently I got a call from Windows saying that my computer was sending a huge amount of error messages. I checked out the event logs as they asked and discovered ~49,000 logged error messages. They are many different types of errors and there does seem to be something corrupting my system files. I was thinking of doing a system switch, going away from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. But I want to make sure if there is a rootkit on my system that would continue corrupting system files.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_33
Run by Beth Diebel at 14:53:25 on 2012-08-31
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1175 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGrou... Read more

A:Something is corrupting system files

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Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed. Let me know your intentions for an antivirus program.

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When prompted to download the latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose Yes
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
Click Exit.
Please post the contents of that log, aswMBR.txt, in your next reply.
There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right-click that file and select Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your n... Read more

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Hi,

The basic problem I've got is that my system files keep getting corrupted. I thought I'd fixed it but then a week later it cropped back up. Here are my system specs as the problem started, I added another hard drive while trying to fix it:

Intel Q6600 2.4ghz quad core
2x2gb OCZ PC6400 RAM
ATI HD5770 gfx card
Thermaltake 750w PSU
1 x 250GB HDD (System files, programs)
1 x 1TB HDD (Music, documents, photos, films, edited video)
Windows 7 64bit


First off, noticed my computer running a bit slowly but thought nothing of it at the time. Started my computer up the next day and got a load of balloon notifications saying that system files were corrupted, I couldn't do anything so restarted and planned to do a chkdsk. On restart, the startup repair came up and couldn't fix the problem and neither could anything else I tried. Eventually I reinstalled windows on the 250gb hdd with the 1tb hdd detached (I didn't want to wipe it but also didn't want the virus to copy back over if it was on there). After reinstalling, I installed AVG and ran a virus scan, which found nothing. So I rebooted in safe mode and used Bitdefenders online scanner which found 'troj_generic.pln' and 'troj_dropper.pln', I removed these and also ran Trends online scanner which found nothing.

I'd initially thought that the problem was hardware related so I'd ordered a new 2TB hdd which arrived later on that week. So I reinstalled everything again with the following set-up:

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Here's the story:
There are 4 users in one office (all are on XP and Office 2003). When one user opens any excel file on the network it immediately becomes corrupt, neither that user nor any other can open the file. The error message is "File error : Data may have been lost" sometimes it can let you into the file, other times it won't.

Funnily enough the file can be opened on the problematic users c drive with no problem and can be saved and edited no bother. However even when moving that file back into the network by "saving as" or just copying, it just gets corrupt again whenever the file gets saved by that user.

All other users can use, edit and save any documents fine. Any other users logging into the problematic pc all corrupt the files, so its not a user issue.

Ive already reinstalled office 2003 and novell client, and even re-imaged the pc, STILL it corrupts the files. Can anybody help?
 

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I recently bought a 8gbflash drive off of ebay and it's giving me some rather odd problems. I'm using it to hold disc images (i.e.-mdf/mds, bin/cue, etc.) but when I try to mount those images from the flash drive using Alcohol 120%, my computer just freezes up or tells me that the data is inaccessible. However, I don't have a single problem mounting the same images from the desktop. Also, some of the files will be missing when I load the flash drive, however, the amount of space they took up will still be in use, but the files are nowhere to be found on the drive. This makes me have to reformat the entire drive just so I can get the space back that the missing files are taking up.

I'm not sure what the problem may be. It seems like some type of pre-installed software is missing or something, because this drive in particular has 7.98gb of initial free space whereas, my other 8gb flashdrive has only 7.54gb of initial free space (almost a 500mb difference). Needless to say, the latter one gives me no problems whatsoever.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Flash Drive corrupting my files. Please Help!

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I don't know much about the computer, since it is my sister's computer, but I can at least give you guys the basics. By the way, younger sister says there's no use in posting here, but I'm doing it anyway.

So, my sister has a seagate HDD. Recently, a month or so ago, she started having problems with blue screens. The computer would be fine after for a few days, or even hours, until it happened again. It eventually devolved to where it'd ALWAYS want to perform a check disc. We allow it to do so, but a LOT of files would come up as corrupt. And even after that, the computer would still not work.

We've done almost everything. We've done seatools multiple times, we've checked the RAM, and we even wiped the HDD to see if it were some kind of virus buried deep within the HDD.

The last thing we're trying is using a spare power unit that has more wattage than the one she currently has. If that doesn't work, I'll post about the results here.

But I would like instructions on what you guys need in case it doesn't work.
 

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Hello. I'm hoping someone here can help, as I am completely stumped. I am currently working on my dissertation, and am typing it up in Word 2010. I started off by making a number of separate files, and have now starting putting them into one big documents. It went well to begin with, and I could make all the edits I wanted. I have a number of equations, many numbered with the use of text boxes, as that was the easiest way I could find. I then added my conclusion to the end, saved and thought no more about it.

A couple of days later, I opened the file to continue editting when a box was displayed with the following, "This file cannot be opened because there is a problem with the contents. The name in the end tag of the element must match the element type in the start tag. Location: Part: /word/document.xml, Line: 2, Column: 65620". Luckily I'd backed up a working version (minus the conclusion) in a number of places. I rewrote the conclusion in a separate file. Today, I returned to the big file and started making changes again. Having done what I needed, mainly consisting of changing some equation numbers, I saved and closed. I opened it again just to check, and the message was displayed again.

I then made the changes again, saving different versions as I went along. It's when I get to a certain section, over halfway through, I can't seem to edit anything without the file corrupting the next time I try and open it. This is very frustrating, as ... Read more

A:Word files keep corrupting with slightest of changes

There may be a RAM or hard drive problem on the computer on which the files were created/saved.
In such cases, those same files will remain corrupted no matter what PC you open them with.

Tets the RAM with Memtest86 from here: http://www.memtest86.com/
Download "ISO file for creating a bootable CD", then use nero to create the CD from the ISO file or use this free alternative:
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Now boot your PC from that CD and perform at least 5 passes of the ram test.

To test the hard drive, use Seagate SeaTools from here (it can be used to test any brand of hard drive):

If you're testing the system drive use Seagate SeaTools for DOS, again it's an ISO file for burning to a CD.
Then boot your system off it.

If testing a non-system or usb drive, use Seagate SeaTools for Windows which you install like any other application.

Both versions are here: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
 

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A few days ago my pc freezed. I reseted it. It all went normaly like everythime but this time it freezed when the windows loading screen shoulden came. I reseted it and tryed to start the pc in safe mode but it stopped at isapnp.sys (WINDOWS\system32\drivers). I looked up on the web and it said to replace the file with isapnp.sys on the windows install disk using the recovery console. I did so and it worked. I started the pc in safe mode and scanned the pc with Malwarebyte's Anti Malware. It found a few viruses and i deleted them. Then i started the pc normaly and Nod32 was telling me that he is blocking some sites. After a while the pc froze again. And on safe mode stopped at isapnp.sys. I replaced the file and it still didnt work. I looked up on the web and it sayed to also replace the file that loads after isapnp.sys (pciide.sys) and to delete system files with 0 size. Did so and it worked. I scanned again, found a few viruses, I deleted them. I started the pc normally and after a while it froze again, so i did the same. Replaced files, scanned, and deleted viruses. But the it froze again! I replaced the system files and decided to dont do anything. I was only in safe mode while scanning. So now I am here asking for help on this forum

I have Windows XP professional, 2x 1.8 ghz processor, 2x 1 GB RAM and nVidia Geforce 8600 GTS video card

My logs:

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:38:40, on 2010.11.23
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A:help! Virus corrupting system files

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My Specs
- Brand New Custom Build
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail (the problem)
- Debian 6 64-bit (runs perfectly)
- Intel Core i7 870 2.93GHz
- Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 Mobo
- Gskill Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
- Palit / Nvidia GeForce GTX460SE
- 2 x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue HDs
- Corsair 850w PSU

The Problem (Short)
Windows 7 installs and boots for the first time with no problem. During use it will intermittently (once or twice per hour?) pause for up to a minute (mouse still moves, but the rest of the screen is frozen) then resume as normal. It will reboot for the first couple of times with no problem. But after that, it will either not boot at all, or it will but bring me in to a "temporary profile" and tell me things like the Recycle Bin on drive C is corrupt.

Running Startup Repair doesn't fix anything, but the logs say it found a corrupt file system. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a few times and the scenario is always the same. Wat do?
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I am running a dual-boot system between Debian 6 and Windows 7. I have two identical 1TB hard drives, and the idea was to put Debian on one and Windows 7 on the other. Debian installed and still runs with absolutely no problem.

Initially I unplugged the debian hard drive to install Windows 7 on the other before complicating things with a dual boot. Windows 7 behaved the way I described in The Problem. I wiped it, installed it again, and the same thing happened. I thought maybe it was a faulty ... Read more

A:Files are Corrupting, Inhibiting Boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mjiggidy


My Specs
- Brand New Custom Build
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail (the problem)
- Debian 6 64-bit (runs perfectly)
- Intel Core i7 870 2.93GHz
- Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 Mobo
- Gskill Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
- Palit / Nvidia GeForce GTX460SE
- 2 x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue HDs
- Corsair 850w PSU

The Problem (Short)
Windows 7 installs and boots for the first time with no problem. During use it will intermittently (once or twice per hour?) pause for up to a minute (mouse still moves, but the rest of the screen is frozen) then resume as normal. It will reboot for the first couple of times with no problem. But after that, it will either not boot at all, or it will but bring me in to a "temporary profile" and tell me things like the Recycle Bin on drive C is corrupt.

Running Startup Repair doesn't fix anything, but the logs say it found a corrupt file system. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a few times and the scenario is always the same. Wat do?
More Details
I am running a dual-boot system between Debian 6 and Windows 7. I have two identical 1TB hard drives, and the idea was to put Debian on one and Windows 7 on the other. Debian installed and still runs with absolutely no problem.

Initially I unplugged the debian hard drive to install Windows 7 on the other before complicating things with a dual boot. Windows 7 behaved the way I described in The Problem. I wiped it, installe... Read more

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Hi. I'm currently using RC1 with all the updates, and when I download files from anywhere often they are corrupted. When I transfer my work from uni to home I use .rar files or .zip files, often they wont extract saying the volumes are corrupted. Though if I download them on my vista machine they are fine

Anyone any idea what could be causing this?

A:Windows 7 Corrupting Downloaded Files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Myke


Hi. I'm currently using RC1 with all the updates, and when I download files from anywhere often they are corrupted. When I transfer my work from uni to home I use .rar files or .zip files, often they wont extract saying the volumes are corrupted. Though if I download them on my vista machine they are fine

Anyone any idea what could be causing this?


Myke

Tons of things could be causing it. Connectivity, memory, bad copy of winrar, and most of all a download manager.

Could we get some info on your system, and what you do when you download.

Ken

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Hi. I'm currently using RC1 with all the updates, and when I download files from anywhere often they are corrupted. When I transfer my work from uni to home I use .rar files or .zip files, often they wont extract saying the volumes are corrupted. Though if I download them on my vista machine they are fine

Anyone any idea what could be causing this?

A:Windows 7 corrupting downloaded files

Hi Myke, welcome to the forums.

Are you using the same version of compression software on both machines uni & home? An incompatability with certain software/versions can cause issues with compressed files.

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I am running Acronis 8 with all recent updates and have been having a very hard time with restoration.

All my old image files with corrupt images (12 of 14 on drives) were deleted last week and a new image of my C drive was made. After creating that image, I "verified" it with Acronis and it checked out OK.

This evening, I tried to restore a file from that image and it is corrupt according to Acronis. The older images are OK.

Is there something going on with my program or computer that might be corrupting these?

My Norton Ghost images of the same dates remain stable.
 

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having problems copying (some) mp3 files onto memory card. They show as arabic characters (see attached) and will not play and this happens whether the card is in the mp3 device or a card adapter. I cannot delete them either. Have reformat the card numerous times and the problem persists. I don't think the card is corrupt as it is ok with avi and jpg and many other mp3 files. Any ideas please?
 

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Hi there,
 
On Thursday (12th Sept) I restarted my computer (windows 8) to let windows updates take effect. I then went to open a word document and it read that it couldn't be opened because "there was a problem with its contents". Under details it said "the file was corrupt and cannot be opened". When you click ok, it asks if you want to try to recover the file. I clicked yes but again there was a problem with the contents and the details said that "some parts were missing or invalid". I then tried to open other word documents and excel files and all with the same problem. I've also noticed in the preview pane, it is missing certain properties like how many pages there are.
 
I've tried:
Repairing office
Uninstalling it and installing a 2007 version
Repairing the file 
Opening it on another computer
Uninstalling the windows updates
Using salvage software
Scanning for viruses
System restore (the restore point was corrupted for some reason and it didn't work)
For a brief period, all my files were able to be opened again so I do have recent backups, but the issue is that it keeps corrupting any documents I upload and save after the computer is turned off/restarted.
However, I did start a new document and that is still yet to be corrupted even when other files uploaded after that was made have become corrupted.
 
Any ideas? Is this just an update that messed with my program?

A:MS office 2013 corrupting files

You say you tried system restore and the restore point was corrupted? Did you get any error codes or error messages with that? That suggests your registry or certain system files may be corrupt. The fact that the office files are corrupt and can't be fixed, and that it happened after you installed new updates, seems to back that up.
In short, this may be symptomatic of larger issues on your system. You may want to run sfc/scannow from the command prompt.

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Windows 10
Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop
64-bit operating system

I had some malware issues a while back when I was using McAfee, so I cleaned up the computer and switched to MalwareBytes. Because a pdf I recently worked on became corrupted while working in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, I started to look for new problems.

At first I thought it was a compatibility issue, since MalwareBytes isn't compatible with Windows 10? That error message was "failed to start the update" and therefore unable to start the scan. After another day, I couldn't even open the program anymore, so I went through all of their Chameleon steps to try to open it and scan my computer, but none worked. So I removed it from my computer. Then I did scans by Windows Defender (already on my computer), Bitdefender (new to me), and PC Cleaner Plus (new to me), all of which found zero viruses or malware (PC Cleaner did find 377 registry or system errors and 2,455 junk files).

However, Carbonite started backing up an unusual number of files (which happened last time I had malware). I then tried to run both Hijack This and Avast's scanner aswMBR for logs to post here, and they both froze during the scan. Hijack This said it couldn't analyze because there was no Internet connection, and the connection was fine. I'll paste below the results of each scan.

I appreciate any help you can give me! Thanks.

aswMBR version 1.0.1.2252 Copyright(c) 2014 AVAST Software
Run date: 2016-01-11 0... Read more

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Howdy All,

My friend and I just put together a new computer...

We install Win7 64-bit on it and everytime we do a Windows update it corrupts either the reg, Ntoskrnl, tcpip, ntfs.sys and on and on...

We cannot figure out why it keeps doing that... We went through and tested all the ram and the drives and such...

We updated all the drivers and bios as well...

It runs fine if I do not install the updates...

Do yall have any clue what might be going on?

Thanks for reading and your insight...

Specs:
i7-980x Intel Gulftown
Asus P6T7 WS Mobo
12 Gb Ram
2 Hard Drives ( 2 tb and a 500gb )
Asus 5850 1GB vid card
and Win7 64-bit...

A:Windows update corrupting files...

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Quote: Originally Posted by Cubbymatt


We install Win7 64-bit on it and everytime we do a Windows update it corrupts either the reg, Ntoskrnl, tcpip, ntfs.sys and on and on...


why you think you have corrupted reg and these files?Probably you have blue screens with info "probably caused by <file name>" but it doesn't mean these files are corrupted.It may be issue with motherboard,PSU problem with compatbily with any driver/software/hardware.Sometimes it may also relate to registry corruption but it depends from STOP error and other informations from dump files.To say anything more we need thoroughly to analyze dump files http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

sometimes this issue may be caused by 3p security too e.g some update may interfere with soft.Please uninstall all 3p security software.

Worth also make sure you don't have any infection -that's funny but some viruses may also interfere with updates and caused BSODs .I suggest to test your OS by any good tool

Windows liveOne care Windows Live OneCare safety scanner: Free online tool for PC health and safety

or better to use any LiveCD with antivir 13 Antivirus Rescue CDs Software Compared in Search For the Best Rescue Disk | Raymond.CC Blog

choose what you prefer

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Hey guys!
I bought a SANDISK USB 256Mb pen drive. But I'm confused if it is or not corrupting my files.
I did some tests:

1) I transfer a 200Mb .ISO file to the pen drive and restart the computer. Then I check for the CRC32 / MD5 code and those codes are different form the original ISO file.

2) I pack some files into a ZIP / compressed file (about 200Mb)and send it to the pen drive. Then I restart the PC and transfer the file form the pen drive to my HD. I test the zip file (using winzip 9.0) and it says all files is ok.

3) Another day I tranfered a 1Mb corel draw file to to the pen drive and it corrupted the file.

Please, help me to understand it!
 

A:pen drive: corrupting my files? [md5/crc32]

What OS are you using? Have you formatted/partitioned the drive with standard tools? Have you turned on write caching on the drive? Do you have to restart the computer to make it corrupt things?
 

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I was told by someone speaking about an issue i had that this is the case.

I have bought a small netbook for traveling and stuff and i got Home Premium to upgrade to and in the start menu as soon as i booted up the netbook for the first time it showed windows anytime upgrade...

I did that on Sunday and just yesterday i start getting issues

*Desktop Manager / Wireless Services keeps crashing upon startup (for about 5 mins)

*Computer won't wake from sleep, it goes to a black screen and just shows the cursor... also does the same for restarting... it won't restart w/o forcefully shutting it off

*There is a recovery partition on the harddrive that i can recover back to Basic... but should i risk it and then upgrade again...?

On top of that everytime im on my internet browser with windows media player open and listening to music... songs constantly skip if im doing something other than just listening to music, with WMP open

Any help..

I've updated the drivers for video and sound?

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade Corrupting Files?

So after you upgraded to Home Premium, you started having these problems? What was the laptop running before you upgraded? Netbooks tend to have lower speed components, so it may be possible that your netbook doesn't have the power to run Windows 7.

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Hi,

The basic problem I've got is that my system files keep getting corrupted. I thought I'd fixed it but then a week later it cropped back up. Here are my system specs as the problem started, I added another hard drive while trying to fix it:

Intel Q6600 2.4ghz quad core
2x2gb OCZ PC6400 RAM
ATI HD5770 gfx card
Thermaltake 750w PSU
1 x 250GB HDD (System files, programs)
1 x 1TB HDD (Music, documents, photos, films, edited video)
Windows 7 64bit
First off, noticed my computer running a bit slowly but thought nothing of it at the time. Started my computer up the next day and got a load of balloon notifications saying that system files were corrupted, I couldn't do anything so restarted and planned to do a chkdsk. On restart, the startup repair came up and couldn't fix the problem and neither could anything else I tried. Eventually I reinstalled windows on the 250gb hdd with the 1tb hdd detached (I didn't want to wipe it but also didn't want the virus to copy back over if it was on there). After reinstalling, I installed AVG and ran a virus scan, which found nothing. So I rebooted in safe mode and used Bitdefenders online scanner which found 'troj_generic.pln' and 'troj_dropper.pln', I removed these and also ran Trends online scanner which found nothing.

I'd initially thought that the problem was hardware related so I'd ordered a new 2TB hdd which arrived later on that week. So I reinstalled everything again with... Read more

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I have 2 PCs which have been built with very similar hardware both running XP.

Specs:

* AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.1GHz Socket AM2 1MB L2 (2x512KB)
* Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ecc CL5
* Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache
* Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 Socket AM2 Nvidia MCP55P PCI-E 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard
* Innovision Geforce 7300LE 256MB DDR2 PCI-E Graphics Card
* Second Slave Hard Drive
* A DVD RW Drive and CDRW Drive

One PC has an old 450 Watt Power Supply
The other has a brand new 650W power supply:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128675

Problem:

After working fine for a couple of months files started to randomly corrupt until one PC failed. The other PC followed a few weeks later with random files corrupting until the PC becomes unusable.

After reinstalling XP the same thing happens, and seems to be happening in a shorter and shorter time frame, from lasting a day, to now a matter of hours on the 4th reinstall.
I ran SeaTools both Short Test and Long Test but it said the drive passed.

I also Zero Filled the entire hard drive before doing a fresh reinstall but the problem still persisted with files quickly corrupting until XP wouldn't load. Also Zero filled with KillDisk and that went fine too.

It was not just XP files that corrupted but any random file on the hard drive was corrupting (but not on other slave hard drives or USB Drives).

I also suspected RAM so ran MemTest86+ overnight and it passed 21... Read more

A:Corrupting Files on 'Healthy' Hard Drive and RAM - What Could it Be?

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Hey there guys, I'm new here. Wish it had been under better circumstances but hey ho.

I have searched the forums high and low before asking this so please try not to berate me too much!

I naively installed MSE then promptly uninstalled it and got something that offers better protection.

After uninstalling I noticed that the the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client folder was still present and had all the files still in there, including msseces.exe. Though the program seems to be gone and isn't shown under Control Panel, I'd like to delete this folder. I assume this is just Microsoft's inefficiency but I see no reason why this folder should hang around.

When I try to delete it I get the old 'You require permissions from Administrators to make changes to this folder'. Yes, my account is an admin account and I've also tried deleting it by enabling the administrator account in the command prompt, logging in with that account and it still doesn't work. I've also followed the procedure outlined in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPs-1IgztbU and nothing seems to work.

I'm at my wit's end and need the help of you good people. Alternatively, maybe there's a good reason why this folder is still present, in which case maybe someone can apprise me. Oh, I've also tried this method ( Uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Community )with the .bat file and it won't delete the files, says permission denied.

Thanks for any help guys!

A:Cannot Delete Microsoft Security Client folder in C:\Program Files

In the few cases in my installs with MSE which still get infected, I have them upgrade Malwarebytes free scanner to Trial version and then to paid Real Time Protection. None of these have ever gotten infected again and they enjoy perfect performance which is rarely the case with any bloated AV. Just something to keep in mind.

As to the remnants of MSE, it normally uninstalls completely so I'd be tempted to reinstall it for the purpose of seeing if it will uninstall correctly. If not then you may have system corruption.

If all else fails go ahead and Take Ownership of the files needing deletion using Take Ownership Shortcut

I'd also run CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download Disk and Registry cleaners to make sure anything else left that's safe to remove is deleted.

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