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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 ...
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Does occasional noise suggest corrupt memory with internal video chips?

Several times in a day, my desktop sometimes is corrupted by black noise with a particular pattern (it's not "white noise"). My CPU has integrated video, so I assume it borrows memory from the system. ...
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Importing long numerical identifiers into Excel

I have some data in a database that uses ids that have the form of 16 digit numbers. In some situations i need to export the data in such a way that it can be manipulated in excel. So i export the ...
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PNG works on iPhone but not through computer

I downloaded an app from Cydia called "Conway's Game of Life" to both my iPhone and my computer. On the iPhone it renders correctly, but on the computer some of the PNG files of the Cydia .deb ...
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Fixing a corrupt HTM file

I was working on some HTM files at my school, and when I go to open them up later to finalize them, I get scrambled corrupt text (like what you would see if you opened up an executable in notepad. ...
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How do downloads become corrupt? (SHA1 value varies)

I downloaded VS 2012 using IDM. While I did pause and resume several times, it downloaded successfully. BUT, the SHA1 and CRC values do not match with the given values in the website. This means that ...
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Corrupt display - possibly related to DirectX

I've a Nvidia GT 240 plugged into a Asus M2N68-AMSE2 on XP Pro SP2 driving a 22" LCD display at 1080/32bpp/60Hz. Till Sunday, everything was working fine with no hint of a problem. On Monday morning, ...
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Is it possible to corrupt files by resizing or moving disk volumes? [closed]

A volume is technically a formatted partition. It is commonly referred to just as a "partition" these days. But the distinction between the two is important. Resizing or moving a partition that is ...
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Repair a huge file to which I have ssh access

I have that huge file on a remote server to which I have access through ssh. I downloaded it on my computer, but for some reason some part of it was corrupted during the transfer. Downloading it again ...
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WinXP downloading files makes filenames disappear

Computer is not freezing. However, when I download through a browser, windows begins a quick spiral of not showing the file extensions, then no file names, and finally nothing besides icons. Usually, ...
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Corrupted Default WinXP Partition

Here's a longer explanation... I had WinXP already installed on my computer with no partition except for that one. I made a 20 GB unallocated partition using the EaseUS program, then using a FreeDOS ...
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Corrupted WinXP Partition

I corrupted my default partition, after I had made a 2nd partition while trying to do a dual-boot. I then installed WinXP on the 2nd empty partition and now I'm able to view all my files except those ...
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Reindexing Quicktime file … how?

I have a video file (.mov > QuickTime) which was recorded with an HD camera. One of the problems with this camera is that when the battery dies, it doesn't finalize the video file correctly... which ...
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Getting error 0x000003eb when installing DDK sample printer drivers

I've got a development machine, which has been severly abused when it comes to installing and removing printer drivers. I'm now at the stage where I want to install some sample printer drivers from ...
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Can there be possible file corruption if I play a movie while copying files?

Curious -- if I'm transferring a large file from one internal drive to another, and while that file is copying (through Windows 7's copy process), I start doing something harddrive intensive (like ...
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Half-life 2 and Portal 2 graphics are corrupted

I recently bought a new 1080p monitor to replace my ageing 1280x1024 one. The new one uses HDMI and is connected to my PC via DVI. The old one used a VGA cable. Set up was fine (Windows even detected ...
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Fixing Corrupted Text

I Have text which looks like this: supposed to undergo yearly cardiac exam in order to stay on transplant list. But, there are > patients who are missing important cardiac information. It is yo ...
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Why Both 8GB USB Flash Drives Have Different Integrities?

USB 3.0 SuperTalent Express DUO 8GB recently had its partition corrupted and declared itself "write-protected" and I was told in chat by @sidran32 that this usually means that flash drive gone bad due ...
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Did BitLocker drive encryption corrupt my disc?

I use my external HDD only with my laptop, which runs Windows 7. One of my friends tried to open it on another laptop with Windows XP. The first two attempts, he faced an error saying "E: is not ...
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Is an encrypted home more likely to get corrupted?

As far as I know, if you change a single bit in an encrypted file (or an email, or anything else) the result of the decryption will be totally different. I want to encrypt my ~ directory, but I'm ...
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Corupted keyboard layout

When I try to add Persian keyboard layout on my Windows 7 x64, the keyboard doesn't show up in the language bar. For example, when I add English, Arabic, and Persian keyboard layouts as shown in the ...
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Windows Explorer is crashing and 2-3 other programs not working; is my hard drive corrupted?

I had two anti-virus programs installed and my friend recommended that I remove one of them. I had Norton 360 and McAfee. So, I removed McAfee and my computer started behaving weirdly. I couldn't ...
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Keyboard driver corrupted, cannot login. How do I fix without a reinstall?

Okay. So I have Windows XP Professional SP3. Sometime ago the keyboard randomly stopped working all by itself. The num lock light is switched on at boot up - indicating it works but then it switches ...
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How to fix corrupt registry

my registry seems to have gone corrupt missing certian permisions and wont let me edit certian strings. Can you recommend some freeware that fixes the registry
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lOintl.nls missing or corrupt

I've done a lot of reading on this issue, and found that there are a lot of XP machines which encounter a l_intl.nls file corruption or deletion. However, now when I boot my PC, I receive this error: ...
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Recovering data from an external hard drive

I have a WD Elements 2TB hard drive (formatted NTFS). I accidentally kicked out the USB cable while writing data to the disk, and now I can't access most of the data. Although this was ostensibly my ...
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Unable to repair an ext4 filesystem with bad superblock

Using the dd command, I was hoping that I would be able to copy over the first 446 bytes from Disk B (250GB) to Disk A (80GB), in order to make Disk A bootable just like Disk B. I issued the command: ...
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Chrome extension icons fritzing out

I'm having trouble diagnosing this in part because I don't know what to look for on Google. About a week ago my Adblock and download icons on Chrome went all "noisy": These noisy bits blur around ...
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Using Ubuntu switch a failing windows 7 harddrive?

My laptop harddrive has developed some serious read errors in the windows partition. Windows 7 still boots but every single action takes an aeon, and it is definitely due to a harddisk error not due ...
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Windows 7 CHKDSK reports “File record segment 3680 is unreadable” and then blue screens and reboots

My computer was working fine yesterday but I booted up this morning and everything was incredibly slow. I have done nothing special for the past few days so I assumed it could be a disk error. I set ...
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External hard drive broken after falling down, and can't clone it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't read External Hard Drive anymore! My external hard drive has fallen down a few times from my bed and now it doesn't work anymore. Windows 7 needs a few ...
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Administrator account is corrupted?

After successfully solving my previous problem i stumbled upon another shortly after. Once i logged into my administrator account i have noticed the following missing: Quick launch which also cannot ...
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Incorrect disk size reported for internal drive after attempting to boot from external drive

I wanted to run something off of my old Windows XP install, so I plugged it in as an external hard drive and attempted to boot from it. The machine blue screened on me. (I now know this is a bad ...