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

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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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USB Flash drive corrupt files - Help needed

I have a 16gb usb flash drive with 8gb worth of data that I can't afford to lose. When I inserted it into my pc, inside the folder that I was storing the data I saw unintelligible characters and ...
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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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Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux

I run Fedora (currently version 16, but this problem has been around a while) and occasionally when I switch virtual terminals (VTs) the new VT shows a corrupted version of some data that was ...
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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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Recover document.xml from a corrupt docx

I've got a Word document(docx) which is corrupt, when I open it up in Word I am presented with a dialog that tells me that it needs to bo repaird but the reparation fails. Then I tried extracting the ...
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How can I repair or install startup repair/system recovery after BCD corruption?

How should I go about repairing startup repair? Installing startup repair onto the hard drive, as if it was not originally there, would also fix this. In the hope that someone at a Windows-specific ...
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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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Memtest86+ inconsistent results

I have 16GB RAM as four separate 4GB cards. I ran memtest86+ on my PC and got about 3000 errors. Then I removed three rams and ran the test on one ram at one time. None of the rams separately showed ...
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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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LVM volume with corrupt MBR: how to mount and recover data from it?

I am new to LVM and partitioning in general, and so, am in a situation here. The Situation: I accidentally overwrote MBR of a Fedora 16-created LVM disk. Now, everything else on this disk is ...
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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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Does a bad Internet connection increase bandwidth usage?

My (Rogers) cable connection has been pretty bad recently (channels 3 and 10 are particularly fuzzy—it’s analog, not digital cable). Not surprisingly, this has caused my cable modem to drop out and ...
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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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Prevent data corruption when using dropbox

So i have a backup system running that basically stores all files in Dropbox using encfs. (In addition i do a nightly rsync of the complete Dropbox folder to Amazon S3). I'm quite happy with that ...
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How to extract data from a partially corrupt multi-part rar archive?

I downloaded a video that's 11 parts the other day. Today I tried to extract it but it tells me that part04 is corrupt. So I checked "keep broken files", but of course it only gave me the beginning of ...
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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 ...
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Recover truecrypt partition without MBR + recovery disk?

I destroyed my mbr and have no truecrypt rescue disk. However, I do know my password and my encryption setup (e.g. hashing functions and ciphers used). This happened after an upgrade to version 7.0a ...
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Portable HDD keeps corrupting? popup “format this drive to use it etc”

I've got a ADATA Superior SH93 (500GB) for a while now. Formatted as NTFS. And within the first week two times the drive got corrupted (asks me to format it to be able to use it, although it was ...
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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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unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?

I have a hard drive that had 2 partitions C drive and D drive. My internet stopped responding, so I restarted my computer. However, my computer acted like it no longer recognized my C drive and that ...
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Unable to delete corrupted files

I have an mp3 player which has somehow gotten corrupted. In some folders where there used to be mp3 files, its suddenly gotten these weirdly named gibberish files. Screenshot is below: Notice also ...
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Mac- or Unix-compatible utility to compute and compare LAME MusicCRC in MP3s?

The LAME encoder stores a CRC16 checksum of the audio stream in the header of every MP3 it encodes. The 'actual' audio checksum can then be computed and compared to the original value at a later date ...
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Windows 7's PATH and environment variables are corrupted

I have no clue, but lately I've been having this problem. After running my workstation suddenly something destroys PATH and lots of stuff stops working. Initially, my path had MANY directories listed ...
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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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My drive says “drive corrupt and unreadable”. How can I fix it?

My drive says "drive corrupt and unreadable" in Windows. In Linux it's not getting detected at all. I cannot access my drive. It has lots of important data on it. Is there some way to fix this? when ...
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1TB ext. HDD suddenly stops working - does not show up on desktop - Lion OS X

I'm really annoyed right now. I brought this 1TB external HDD (brand: WD elements) about 3-4 days ago. I put two partitions onto it, one Mac journal partition (for Mac) and one for PC to be able to be ...
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Why are the bottom half of my images gray?

My brother in law took some pictures for me of my daughter after she was born. When I open up the pictures or look at the previews, they all look like this (with the bottom half gray): At first I ...
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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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How do I fix a Google Chrome corrupt settings file?

I fired up the computer today just to be met by a message saying that the Google Chrome settings file is corrupt. Oh well, I thought, and googled it. And to my surprise nobody seems to be getting ...
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Word documents get spontaneously corrupted while editing in OS X

This has happened to me twice in the past two days: I'm editing a document in OS X Microsoft Word 2011 (14.1.0), and the document's characters spontaneously turn into gibberish (not upon loading the ...
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JRE rt.jar getting deleted on machine reboot

I am observing a strange behavior on some of my Windows machines. I have a Server application that uses Java JRE 1.6u26 (Oracle) which is bundled within it. Sometimes a machine reboot causes the ...
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How does a downloaded ISO get corrupted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get corrupted download with http? I downloaded an ISO for fedora. Went to install it as a VM. It failed 5 times the installer. The warning for the ...
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Corrupted message in Outlook 2007 cannot be opened or deleted

I'm using Outlook 2007. I received an Outlook invite that was forwarded to me (the forward-er is a Mac user, I'm a Windows user). The message is apparently corrupted. I cannot open it - when ...
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Repair Windows 7 without the disk

Is it possible to repair Windows 7 without the disk? This PC hasn't been scanned for a while. Last time the PC was on, it was scanned using Avast Free Antivirus. It detected some corrupt zip files, ...
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Disk corrupting over and over

I have re-installed windows, both the Vista Home Premium x86 that came on it and Win7 Pro x64. I am using Gateway GT5674 with an AMD Phenom quad core CPU. Everything is stock except the GeForce GT ...
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Disk Corruption = Failing Drive/Bad sectors?

I recently replaced my HD with a SATA SSD since my previous one failed. My new SSD is a week old and Windows 7 is already reporting file corruption. The file system structure on the disk is ...