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Is there such a thing as a “Live-USB rot”?

I commonly utilize live USBs for either diagnosing issues or to just use an untrusted machine. My live USB setup is generally dd it to a USB drive, so it looks like this: root@localhost:~# lsblk ...
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my idle editor file might be corrupt because whenever i open it the document is blank

Ok so i finished a project saved it and closed it. Then I shut down my computer and later that day I opened it back up. I clicked 'edit with idle' and the document was just all blank. No code, no ...
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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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How can I make corrupted-looking text? [duplicate]

I've sawn many examples of people making some text looking like corrupted. Examples: How is it possible and how can I make such text by myself? P.S.: For the curious ones, I will put the raw ...
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Linux utility to detect corrupted files?

To make a long story very short, I recovered close to 70gb of mostly music and movies from a corrupted hard drive. The corruption was caused by a failed/aborted partition move, so it seems that some ...
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Hard drive corruption on a dual-boot system

Recently I've decided to buy my first SSD and install Windows 10 on it, and use one of my older HDs to install Windows 7, for dual-booting from separate drives. Both drives are connected through SATA ...
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Why does nano not redraw the screen correctly on some systems?

This is a weird one. On some of my Debian systems - but not all - I get strange corruption in certain terminal programs, such as nano. It does not happen, however, when using less. In this particular ...
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Tagging the mp3 files

I edited the tags of an mp3 file which doesn't have any. The next time when I open the file after saving the tags, all I listen is absolute SILENCE!!! It's duration is 3:20 but the size is 820 kb! I ...
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Can I check online a local storage video file

I have downloaded a video file which when opened plays only sound and the screen stays black. I'm wondering if it's corrupt or the reason is in my software - codecs, etc. Is there a way to see if ...
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How to open a corrupt XML file inside a ZIP archive

My work doc is corrupted and I know how to fix it, I just can't open the document.xml file because WinRAR is saying its corrupt. I can't get any repair tool to look in the zip file to repair the file. ...
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How to fix corrupt system files without disc

So here's the situation. I recently ran CCleaner, and it accidentally delete a system file in system32 (possibly multiple). Now, when I tried to repair it, it didn't fix anything. I don't have my ...
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Best solution for backup data that is safe and supported over years [closed]

The problem of data backup in HDD is that the data will corrupt. Every Binary data in HDD make by too small magnetic field and this magnetic field affect each other. So, the data stored in HDD after 2 ...
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gzip archive with damaged begin

How to recover as much as possible gzip file content when begin of this file is damaged? Is it possible? I tried commands gunzip -c , zcat, openssl zlib -d etc. Unfortunately that commands doesn't ...
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Access / fix corrupted windows file system SSD under Linux

After my PC crashed apparently due to a corrupted RAM module (scanned my RAM after the crash while trying to find out what went wrong and tons of errors came out) I now seem to have a locked / ...
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Repairing HDD cylinder/head mismatches of corrupt HFS+ file system

After having to do a hard reset on my laptop, my external USB drive's file system got corrupt. Disk Utility sees the drive and its partitions but they appear full (they aren't) and I can't mount them. ...
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Recover from an unmountable_boot_volume BSOD

My windows 8.1 laptop is completely fried and I'm writing this on my phone. Last night I wanted to make a partition on my 1tb drive to install Ubuntu. So I clicked on my main C partition in disk ...
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Windows corrupted

I execute sfc /scannow it tells me windows : 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. ...
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Repair file detected as corrupted by System File Checker

I ran the sfc /scannow today on the system and it returned the following: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...
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Avoiding data corruption while doing simple home backups in Windows

I do manual backups using glorified copy tools (Cobian, Synctoy) to an external drive, and recently I've run into a large batch of camera raw files which became silently corrupted on my main drive. ...
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Win8 partition won't boot and can't be accessed from other OS's on same machine

A few years ago I purchased a Lenovo X220 running Window 7 on a regular SATA mechanical drive. After using it for a while, I partitioned the drive and installed Windows 8 so I could dual boot (and ...
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HP 1000-1140tu bios corrupted

when i power on my laptop it just give orange wifi light and caplock light blink twice and black screen. It's a Bios corrupt problem I read it online so i made bootable bios usb from and other laptop ...
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Font contains bad /Widths - PDF error

I have PDF file which designed very long before and its contains some fonts which are unavailable in my new computer. The PDF file shows the blank white space in adobe reader, but if I open it in my ...
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Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system

I've tried using Windows (8), Linux (Ubuntu 14.04), and Android (Samsung Galaxy S4) to re-format my old SD card. It is currently formatted in exFat, and it seems that during an rsync 3 of my music ...
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What diagnostics are available for a General Protection Fault from an old Windows program?

I have run an old (1996) Windows program that accesses DBF files. If I run with an old copy of the database it works fine. But if I run with my current copy of the database, I get the GP Fault when ...
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Logon process failed. Windows cannot load classes registry file

I have Windows 8.1 (64Bit). After trying today to log in to my account (user account) I get immediately signed out without even being signing in. I restarted my PC but the problem is still there. I ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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How to fix сorrupted dvd? Please help me [closed]

Could somebody help me? I have a very important data on my Dvd. And now the dvd is corrupted. So how can i get the data from the corrupted dvd? Thanks for the help
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Folders getting corrupted on SD card after installing something?

I got a cheap 64GB card from eBay for like $10 for my Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet, and after installing something to a folder or copying large files to any folder, that folder just gets corrupted. ...
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Table is malformed when opening IBM Notes documents

We have an IBM Notes client application where users store all kind of rich text information into notes documents, mostly it is pasted email conversations and some attachments. this is working fine in ...
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Video files show incorrect video

I had a drive fail a while back. While it was failing, I made a back up to another drive. Now when I try to access those files (they are video files), the video played is a segment from another video ...
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W8.1 Restart to repair drive errors… repeatedly

This, very frequently, turns up in Action Center. Various utilities indicate NO problem with any drive attached to the computer. Google search finds similar issues regarding a LOOP ... but I am not ...
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What can cause this corruption on NTFS? (External SSD)

Note: This is not an easy question. Please read and undertand the entire post before answering. I witnessed strange corruption behavior today that I've never seen before. All computers run Windows ...
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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Is my SD card physically broken?

I have a 64GB Kingston Micro SD card that I am wondering if could be physically broken since I am completely unable to repair or restore it. I have no data on it to worry about, so I only want to ...
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Corrupted MySQL index caused data-loss! How to recover data?

Introduction to my problem is following. A few days ago I wasn't able to start MySQL service in Wamp! Well, I was google-ing a lot to find solution why it doesn't start and some guy suggested to ...
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Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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Is my USB corrupted?

I rarely safely eject my USB flash drive after I have finished with it and now, every time I plug it in to a Windows computer, it comes up with the message 'Do you want to scan and fix your flash ...
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Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what? [closed]

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
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CheckSUR (System Update Readiness Tool) — (log+screencast)

Having stubborn corruption issues on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I have tried hard to solve this for almost 2 weeks now, without success.. I'm a bit surprised/offended to find myself being forced ...
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Why is 200 (octal) being subtracted from bytes written to / read from disk?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a P8P67 Deluxe Asus motherboard, with 3 x 1TB+ WD Caviar Green SATA disks. When I run: cp /media/X/ubuntu.iso /media/Y/ubuntu.iso cmp -l /media/X/ubuntu.iso ...
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Files corrupting without changing the date modified

We have files on our network that are being corrupted. ex. of corrupted file: name = foobar.indd date modified = 2/6/2014 so the file was last modified on the 2/6/2014 then was opened just fine on ...
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One user of computer having trouble opening Excel file from Outlook attachment

There's an office at work here that is shared by 4 different users (1 for each shift). They all have their own unique logins. There is one user that is having problems where when she tries to open ...
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Is it possible to tell whether my backup data is corrupted?

After performing a backup of all my important files, I always try to do a cursory check by opening one of them to see if it is really there. But how do I know if all my data is backup safely without ...
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Corrupted Hard Drive, what are my options?

I was backing up all the photos from my wife's iPhone today when my 2 year old walked up to the computer and yanked the cable out of it. The drive seemed to be having a hard time getting going after ...
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txt file became unreadable

I used Notepad++ to write some text, I created txt file in Windows 8.1, I wrote a lot of text, I saved the file and turned off my computer (the file was encoded in utf-8). Now when I open the file all ...
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My PC has problems noticing drives and booting Windows 8.1

The PC might suddenly notice the drive if I connect it with another device using just one cable or maybe two cables or do anything else that shouldn't have an effect on the pc like swap cables with ...
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FTP Upload Corrupting PDF

I have a 100kb PDF file that we'll call Test.pdf. I'm using FTP to put Test.pdf on my website. However, the PDF is corrupted when it arrives on the website. So as a diagnostic test, I ran: $ ...
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MicroSD not showing because of corruption

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro a few months ago which runs on full Windows 8.1 and I put a MicroSD 64GB (Kingston SDCX10) on it's MicroSD card slot and it is working properly. Today my cat tripped my ...
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Is there a benefit to having NAS with ECC memory and ZFS filesystem when I work on systems with neither?

Recently I've read some alarming stats on corruption rates in systems with non-ECC RAM and typical filesystems. From what I can Google, having a system with ECC RAM running ZFS is probably the best ...
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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...