Corruption is the unwanted, unintentional and accidental change of data so that it is no longer usable.

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Windows 7 profile folder corrupted

A variation of this was posted earlier but I couldn't fully understand the solution so I am asking again. When I logged into windows 7 earlier today it was looking rather different. The desktop theme ...
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Excel says my files are corrupted, but they are not

How can I fix my Excel files? many of them show this error message. we found a problem with some content in <file-name-here> Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust ...
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BSOD on VHD on new SSD after a friend played some 'custom' MineCraft… Malicious rootkit virus? MBR corrupt

SPEC: Dell XPS 420 with (almost brand) new Vertex OCZ SSD. Hardware tests seem ok. Hi guys, like a couple of folks have mentioned, I'm having BSOD issue (0x0000007b - 'no boot device') all of a ...
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Boot loop that I cannot bypass

Recently, on a laptop that I've used for a while, I had a strange issue where OS files were corrupted (device manager) and Windows 8 was hung after the login screen, so I reinstalled Windows 7 over ...
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After a pen-drive was corrupted, other pen-drives are also not working

Let me explain what happened. I was creating bootable usb for Windows 8.1 preview using cmd. And I'm sure all commands were typed perfectly. In the end while copying using xcopy command, some error ...
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Corrupt Windows 7, Chkdsk finds errors continuously after multiple tries

My Windows 7 instance is all corrupt on my Dell XPS laptop (my kid hibernated it as it was starting). I got the Windows 7 installation disc and I try to repair the installation. The repair goes ...
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The USB mouse sticks in Windows 7 after automatic attempt to fix the boot

Avast Antivirus asked me to delete a probable virus and to restart to perform a checking. I had to stop the checking at the middle of the procedure as I needed the computer. It was imposible to turn ...
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Random crash then “a disk read error has occurred”

So out of the blue today when my computer was tabbed out of a game things got laggy and my computer crashed with a scrambled corrupt version of my screen making me think it was the GPU overheating. ...
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How can multiple windows 8 installations exist on 1 system without interfering with each other?

The Windows 8 installation that was supplied with a particular machine is locked with no admin privileges so to enable personalised use of the hardware I need to have a completey separate version of ...
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Secondary drive corrupted/not reading

When I connect my Seagate Barracuda to the computer, it shows up on the list of drives in Windows Explorer, but right clicking on it crashes Windows Explorer, opening it won't do anything, and I ...
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Windows: perform copy/move file operations while ensuring data integrity?

I've got a huge amount of family photos stored on a NAS drive that I would like to move to my Windows computer, edit, and then move back for archival purposes. However, I'm a bit paranoid about data ...
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.AVI Files randomly cease to open, other strange errors too

I Recently (a couple weeks ago) downloaded the complete series of Seinfeld, all in varying file type. I Watched them in sequence according to season and to airing date, and all was well. All of the ...
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Debian raspberry pi crashes when writing to SD-card

So after a day of having my pi crash when doing apt-get upgrade and wget i reinstalled debian only to find that the problem remained on the clean system. i did a badblocks read-only test which showed ...
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How do you fix a laptop with a corrupt hard drive and encrypted bios?

I have a laptop with a fully encrypted hard drive. Recently, the drive got corrupted and I am unable to boot up the laptop. The bios is password-protected so I cannot change the boot drive. Is there ...
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rtmpdump producing corrupt MP3 files

Out of all the music players I have, only Windows Media Player is able to play my .mp3 file produced from an rtmpdump of a audio stream. All my other media players, even VLC player are unable to ...
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Best way to try to recover FAT32 corrupted usb flash drive

I've got a FAT32 USB flash drive (Not mine; I would never store critical data on a FAT32 flash device!) with evident signs of data corruption: When viewed in Windows 7: All or almost all files are ...
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“Insufficient disk space to correct error”, but >50% free

I had a "corrupt file system" error a few days agon on my Windows Server 2008 R2 and tried to run chkdsk to fix it. Running it during boot (error is on the boot drive) just stuck, but running it ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and corrupt the system state? Or the ...
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How to conduct a rolling data corruption test of a network connection?

I had problems installing some software packages on a Windows XP computer. I started troubleshooting the problem and at the end I decided to do a cryptographic test, and bingo! I had found the reason ...
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SD Card Not Detected…Any Last Resorts?

I've got a 16GB Class 10 SD card that I've been using in my Raspberry Pi. It became unresponsive last night and my only other option was to pull the plug, which I know was more than likely to cause ...
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Cannot delete files or format MicroSD card

I have a 2 GB SanDisk MicroSD card. I normally use this card in my Nikon camera but ever since I used it in a Brother printer, I cannot delete any of the files, write or format the card. I've ...
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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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In/out-error, lost document

I had a document in a folder on a flash drive, and when I went to open it, it was nowhere to be found. Initially I thought it was something wrong with the USB stick where the folder was located, but ...
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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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Does flash-memory integrity depend on system resources while reading/writing (like CDs/DVDs)?

Question I’m really concerned that flash-memory is just not reliable as a storage for irreplaceable files. Does anybody know if the integrity (corruptibility) of flash-memory (flash-drives, ...
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Repairing Time Machine .sparsebundle on os x 10.8

My MBP drive failed during a Time Machine backup (the perfect storm, ugh!) Now I need to repair the Time Machine .sparsebundle because OS X hates it (Time Machine won't restore from it, or access it, ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep?

Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep Windows 7? Is the disk powered off when the computer successfully have entered sleep mode? This is not my system disk, it's just a spinning disk for ...
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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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PC won't boot from flash drive after computer hibernated (grub on hdd corrupt too)

I had 3 OS installed: Windows 7 , Fedora 17 and Mageia 2 in my Acer Aspire 4253 laptop. I deleted the partition of Mageia and my grub got corrupted. I didn't have an installation DVD of either Win7 ...
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How do I fix “Your profile could not be opened correctly” in Chrome on a Mac?

The full error message is "Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents. ...
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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 ...