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In Command Prompt, chkdsk won't run at all

I am unable to boot into Windows 8 after restarting during when some mysterious process was using 50% Disk Activity. So, the first thing I'm trying is chkdsk, but it doesn't run at all. It simply says ...
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Pictures folder on 1 TB external hardrive corrupted and became an extentionless unreadable file

My 1 TB external drive where I keep most of my photos has corrupted. My Pictures folder has become an extentionless file which cannot be opened. The other folders appear to be OK but I don't use ...
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Why does my exFAT USB drive need repair whenever I accidentally unplug it?

Whenever I accidentally unplug my USB exFAT drive without ejecting it first, it either becomes read-only or disappears altogether from my file system when I plug it back in. I have to run a repair ...
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How to redownload windows after a corruption [duplicate]

Is there a way to download a copy of windows 7 Home Premium and use my product key that came with my laptop to get windows back? I lost windows by upgrading to a ssd and not properly setting it up. So ...
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Files seem corrupted via USB, but device can play them

I have a portable media player with audio recording. I can play the files directly on the device, and navigate its folders using builtin controls. But if I attach it to a computer using a USB cable, ...
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Something is corrupting my system files especially javascript

Strange things are happening to my PC. My files are corrupting automatically Copy paste behave strangely some time I am a web developer, and I see my JavaScript files are corrupting ...
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Some files are being corrupt in external hard drive

I have the LaCie Hard Disk Max 2TB . I've noticed that some of my files (in very rare cases) are corrupted in this storage . Most of them are songs (.m4a , .mp3) . The only option was to find again ...
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user deletion and re-addition causing issues

On a windows server 2003 system I accidentally deleted a user account and immediately re-added it. Now on her local machine the profile is being ?corrupted? [and creating a temporary profile] running ...
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disk write cache buffer and separate power supply

Windows has a setting to turn off the write-cache buffer (see image) Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device To prevent data loss, do not select this check box unless the ...
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FTP corrupting subsequent aiff files from old mac to new mac

This is a bizarre one. So I am trying to xfer files from an old mac to a new mac, but the old one has no USB, no firewire, just ethernet. So I hooked it up the the network, downloaded fetch and ...
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Do flash-drives/memory-cards fail silently or is there a warning/error?

Scenario Currently, my various data files (the files I create myself and are thus irreplaceable), are spread out over several directories on a couple of system. I want to consolidate them all into ...
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How do files get corrupted? [closed]

I have a video data set that I'm reading with a Java library. Overnight, one of the video files became corrupted and broke my code (which hadn't changed since the night before). How could this happen? ...
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Bad superblock on /dev/md0

I have an mdadm RAID 5 array running on Debian Wheezy. It's comprised of 3x 2TB drives. I've obviously done something stupid, because now I can't mount it and it's throwing up the following error: ...
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ffmpeg/avconv getting file reports in time not offset

Using the advice from another superuser question I'm using the following to check video files for errors: avconv -v error -i myfile -f null - Unfortunately, this gives me an error in this format: ...
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Fixing a corrupt partition? (RAW data)

Apologies for misusing some terminology here... I'm attempting to fix a friend's laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545) which was suffering from the error "disk error press any key to restart" on every boot, ...
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Unable to open corrupted xlsx file

Below is the error while I try to open the file: Excel cannot open the file '1.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that ...
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External hard drive unplugged while running iTunes…Corrupted files

I have nearly 2TB of Movies and TV Shows copied to iTunes on an external hard drive. Last night, I was unplugging a cord behind my desk and I accidentally unplugged my HD. Well, when I plugged it back ...
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High number of ethernet errors. Tool for testing the ethernet card?

have an Asus Sabertooth X79. I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs. If I copy from the ...
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Corrupted database disk image [duplicate]

I have a corrupted sqlite .db file which cannot be opened in java because "the disk image is corrupted". I'd like a way to repair the database and recover as much data as I can, and make it openable. ...
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Photoshop CS6 Corrupted File recovery

Last night I was working on a client application mock-up in photoshop, but was goin to take a break from my work so I saved the .PSD file on my internal HDD and put my computer into stand-by mode once ...
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Remove corrupted files

For some mysterious reason, my computer formatted my 'Data' drive while I was running Windows 7. I managed to recover a large amount of the data to another drive using Test Disk in Ubuntu. Because the ...
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Does copying/moving emails in Outlook (2003) from one PST to another corrupt the new PST file?

Someone at work in the IT department is insistent that "it's bad practice to copy/move emails from one .PST file in Outlook into another, and this generally leads to corruption of the new PST file.". ...
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File Possibly Corrupted

I have a question on another stackexchange site and it was mentioned that my file might be corrupt. Is there a way to verify this? I have access to mac/windows and the file will not open on either ...
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Forcing a verbose fsck on reboot (Ubuntu)

I'd like to force a verbose fsck on reboot of my Ubuntu linux server, I can get fsck to run on reboot by creating a file /forcefsck in my root dir ... Additionally, by adding a y into the contents of ...
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Corrupted HDD wont reach bios

first time here, so I'll crack right on. I'm not really a huge hardware guy, but a friend has passed me on a laptop that wont boot up. There are two answers to this problem I guess, ideally the end ...
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File Corruptions when using Vim on iMac

I'm experiencing some strange file corruptions when editing PHP files in VIM/iTerm. This is not exclusive to these but the corruptions are slightly different in Nano. Same issues appear in the ...
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Windows dll files corrupt after removing Ubuntu

I recently deleted my Ubuntu partition from my hard drive. I was dual booting. Upon deleting the partition I hibernated Windows to make sure that everything went well. When I started back up again it ...
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how to check file integrity between 2 versions of the same file

over the past years (since ~2000) I have been moving and copying data between disks every now and then.Data is mp3, applications, videos, backups, emails abit of everything and they have been ...
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Cannot open OneNote file

I cannot open my .one OneNote files. I get this error when I try to open my .one file in OneNote Enterprise 2007: This file is from a different version of OneNote. Your version cannot load this ...
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I thinked I royally screwed up my USB jump drive. How do I reverse my mistake?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 linux. I got the Window 7 Home Premium ISO image off the internet. I was using a 16 GB Dane-Elec Flash Drive for it as well. I tried UNetbootin to extract the image onto the disk ...
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Test my RAID 0 with a cache ssd attached using checksums?

I was hoping to use a ram drive to store a randomly generated file that is written to the raid 0 array, and then read, and checksum is verified against what's on the ram drive. Lather, rinse, repeat. ...
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import formula from corrupt / large excel workbook

I am trying to import formula from a closed Excel workbook that has gotten overly large and hence wont open without crashing Excel. I have a copy of the data but want to get at the formula in one of ...
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Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error 'bis win7 64'

I'm having the same problems as in question "Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error" but with Win 7 64 bits Family Premium and would appreciate if somebody could tell me if the given ...
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Truecrypt system partion partially encryted but then drive corrupted and won't boot - decrypting so I can access files to backup?

So I was attempting to encrypt my (Windows 7) system drive with Truecrypt and it stopped at around 15% and said that there was a segment error and that it could not proceed until it was fixed. So, I ...
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Original files corrupted from cp, maybe bad hard disk

I've been having a big problem with corrupted files on my machine. I'm running Debian Wheezy (very minimal install) on an Acer Aspire One netbook. I've been trying to download a 200 mb file. The ...
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How do I fix a corrupt calendar cache?

I was tailing /var/log/system.log and noticed a sudden wall of text. Looking closer, I saw it was an error CalendarAgent got while trying to save something: Nov 18 11:42:45 rainbow-dash.local ...
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user folder access denied after xp corrupted is there any way to recover files and outlook files

due to a virus on my computer, my operating system (Windows XP) became corrupted. There were some bad sectors on the hard drive, so I removed it from the computer and made it a slave on another ...
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Cannot access files after trying to upgrade Ubuntu

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04. I left it for 24 hours but the upgrade did not complete. Hence I cancelled the upgrade. I thought I will copy all the files that I have to a DVD/CD and ...
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Can a hard poweroff / outage / crash corrupt VMware snapshots?

Assuming a host system is running virtual machines (in VMware Workstation) and all their data is on a reliable storage (so no data corruption due to hdd failure). If that host crashes (kernel panic) ...
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How to extract video from corrupt rar file and make it playable

I have a big file compressed in splited rar archives. There are 68 archives, named .rar, .r01, .r02, ... And the problem is that .r36 is corrupted Unespected end of archive. I've looked around and I ...
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Avast boot time scan showing corrupt files

I ran a boot time scan on Avast version 7.0.1474. It showed a few corrupt files. The files were: C:\Program Files(x86)\Skype\toolbars\Skypetoolbars.msi|>fileIeaddonIconIco. ...
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Can you fix a corrupted 7z file?

So, I had a cd, with a scratch on it. The cd contained a 7z file. When I try to copy the file it gave me an error, so I used corrupted disk repair fixer and I managed to open the 7z, and view the ...
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The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum

I had a laptop (Compaq C700, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB hard disk drive) installed with Windows XP. When it was in standby mode due to power interruption, it switched off and after restarting it ...
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Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error

One of our users' machines (Dell Optiplex 380 running Windows 7 32-bit) is having a weird driver issue. A bunch of devices have Error Code 3: The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your ...
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How to repair hard drive corruption on MBP 17" laptop

I am told that I have corruption issues with my MacBook Pro laptop. Also that I need to have the path way and congestion cleared. What should I do?
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What would cause files to be fatally manipulated when uploaded to a server?

I am building a website for my employer, and for the past few days uploading files has been a real nuisance. For example, I upload a .php file from my local drive to the server. When loaded in a web ...
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Windows7 corrupted profile - prevention exists?

I have dedicated Windows7 (not on domain) virtual machine for overnight automation testing. Some commands (mySQLdump, tscon.exe) must be run under administrator account. Last week administrator ...
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External Western Digital hard drive (USB) not fully mounting

I am trying to mount my external NTFS-formatted HDD in Windows 7 Ultimate, but it is getting stuck. The system remains responsive, but the 'mounting progress bar' never goes to completion and the ...
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Regenerating a winload.exe

If one is missing or has a corrupted winload.exe - and winload~1.exe, winloadOLD.exe, etc. do not work - what can you do to regenerate it? (Such as after a failed logon screen customization.)
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Corrupt file indicative of corrupt hard drive?

I have noticed that two files on my (almost full) 2 TB hard drive have been corrupted. One file has 20 kB (!) corrupted, i.e. consecutive 20 kB have changed, even though the modification date of the ...