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1answer
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Chronic file system corruption

So I've been working in the computer repair biz for 5+ years now, not much is new to me. I've got this computer, what I thought was an open and shut scenario, the original BSOD was 0x07B. Ran the ...
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123 views

How to restore Vista from a corrupted install of Xubuntu?

On my laptop, I've decided to get Xubuntu. During the process, my laptop overheated and shutdown during the installation process. As I turn it back on, it has GRUB, not allowing me to go on Xubuntu or ...
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1answer
720 views

Start Menu right-side items missing in Windows Vista

A Windows installation under my care has suddenly started behave rather erratically. One of the user profiles now has a Start Menu where all the right-side items are missing. There's another user ...
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1answer
552 views

How does an Operating System become corrupted out of nowhere? [closed]

My mother's Dell XPS system has been running fine and dandy for the past two or three years now, and just yesterday I was called in for an emergency situation. Turns out her operating system was ...
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2answers
246 views

Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive suddenly doesn't want to open

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive. It was fine yesterday night when I was using it but this morning when I plugged it in, my computer didn't autoplay it and when I clicked it on the computer, ...
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1answer
111 views

The Ghost of “Maxpm (Admin)”

I had an account on my Windows Vista computer called (something like) "Maxpm (Admin)." The space in the name was causing problems with certain command-line tools, so I created a new administrator ...
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801 views

Vista reboots right before login

Have a PC with Vista that reboots right before login. The Windows loading bar show up, then it shows a black screen with the cursor in the middle and after about 30 seconds the computer reboots. ...
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1answer
372 views

Last step in HDD Recovery (fixing windows)

My dad’s hard drive corrupted which was a result of many bad sectors. Anyway, I made a clone of the drive and have now repaired it totally (recreating the MBR and MFT) and doing a series of ChkDsk's ...
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2answers
68 views

Why is a USB disk corrupted by Vista restore?

I have a laptop with Vista Business on an 80 GB disk. I have created a full backup and stored that on the original 80 GB drive. On my new 320 GB disk, I have created a partition with exactly the ...
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2answers
426 views

External Hard Drive - Data Corrupted

I have a Maxtor 500gb externally powered USB hard drive. Overnight a lot of the files became corrupt on the drive, upon restart of the computer a ChkDsk was automatically started on the drive. The ...
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3answers
805 views

Corrupt Vista Account - With a twist

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions seem to indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending ...
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674 views

How to recover from corrupted ntkrnlapa.exe in Windows Vista without data loss?

I have an Acer Aspire 4935G. After a Windows Update, I was prompted to restart. But when it was booting up again, it went into its Startup Recovery mode, and the error says that a boot critical ...