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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 minutes ...
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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 idea)....
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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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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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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 rt....
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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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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 ...
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How to open mystery JPEG file?

I have a folder that contains JPEG files that I cannot open. Here is one example mystery file. Can anyone help me to open the file or suggest a way of recovering the data if it is corrupted? [update] ...
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How to resolve graphics corruption on Street View when using Google Earth?

When I go into Street View on Google Earth and use the arrow keys to move around, the graphics become corrupted (distorted). Please see these examples: I'm using XP Home SP 3, Google Earth 6.0....
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible?

I am getting errors on my computer (Windows 7, 32-bit) after a improper shutdown. At first my user profile was corrupted in the registry and had to use the .bak file in Userprofiles list. But since ...
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Solution for noisy network that corrupts downloaded files

The network on the company where my wife works sucks BIG TIME. Almost every single file bigger then a few hundred kB is corrupted during download and even web pages are sometimes garbled. We checked ...
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Hard Disk NTFS restoration

I know there are many restoration-related articles (read through some of them), however my scenario seems to be less generalizeable and the data is critical, so any serious recommendation will be much ...
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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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Force delete a directory

I have a FAT32 SD card with a file on it, that, viewed in Windows the filename consists of a long string of nonsense. Viewed in my Android phone's Linux terminal, ls -a shows nothing in the ...
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File corrupted after upload

A word document which could be opened properly. (not corrupted) File is uploaded using a web browser on Windows from a USB Drive <input id="uFile" type="file" multiple="multiple" name="uFile" size=...
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Corrupt BIOS and no post screen

I have an Asus m2n sli deluxe mainboard. I ran the Asus update utility (wish I didn't, it is buggy) and it started to loop (my OS is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit). after 15 minutes, I restarted my PC. as I ...
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What to do about “ntuser.dat.log corrupt and unreadable”?

Since a few days ago I keep getting the below error message when I open some programs. I ran Chkdsk with all options but it didn't fix it. Has anyone run into this and fixed it?
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External Hard Drive Recognised, How to preserve data

I have a WD Elements 1.5TB External Hard Drive. It is under 2 months old, and it sits on my desk and has not been moved. A few days ago, it started appearing in Windows Explorer as "Local Disk F:" and ...
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dd_recscue attempt yields empty .img file

I have a hard drive with a some data corruption and am attempting to recover the data with dd_rescue. I am running Ubuntu 10 running off a thumb drive drive (my primary boot disk is running Windows 7)....
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Flash player displays incorrect colours

This is not a webapps issue, so please don't move it there. This is an issue with Flash, not with one specific website, as shown in this screenshot: This issue appears to come and go with time, it ...
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Windows crashed while transferring files from external hard drive and now the hard is corrupted and cannot even be picked up by computer

I have a 2TB Toshiba 3.5" External HDD. I recently clean installed Windows 7 64 Bit and had previously backed-up all my data on my external hard drive. After I had completed the installation I set all ...
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What are the main causes of optical media corruption?

I burned an Ubuntu 10.04 ISO to a CD-R (using the slowest speed there was in the software) only little over a month ago. I just checked the md5 now and found out that the disc had become corrupt. The ...
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Determine if any audio files are corrupted in a folder

I am attempting to run an application (the game, Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners Of The Earth), but at a specific part, there is always a crash. From my testing, I've determined with some degree of ...
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Can a Corrupt Word Template be fixed?

We are just looking at upgrading from Office 2000 to Office 2010. We have a fairly large number of in-house templates, most of which are enforcing house style and user information through auto text. ...
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Graphics corruption on startup

I have a PC which is exhibiting strange graphics artefacts on startup. It manifests as thin blue vertical lines appearing, sometimes on the BIOS screens but always on the "Windows XP" loading screen. ...
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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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Corrupt external hard drive - Not being recognized [closed]

I have recently bought a Seagate Expansion 750GB external hard drive and for a little while it was working fine. However, I'm pretty sure I corrupted the drive since now it isn't being recognized by ...
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Pulling power damaging Windows 7 PC's

I have a situation where a few Windows 7 based PC's are basically experiencing a power cut every day, in other words they don't get to shut down - the power simply cuts. With XP there was never an ...
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Windows 7 - User profile corrupted?

Not sure if this is related to user profile corruption but I logged in today into my system and I saw 2 weird things... my IE8 icon has changed to a standard icon and if I right click on my computer ...
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Upgraded my Ubuntu server from Gutsy to Hardy and my Wordpress install got corrupted, help?

Upgraded my Ubuntu server from Gutsy to Hardy and my Wordpress install got corrupted. The front page and admin interface work, but all of the permalinks to individual blog posts are broken. Have ...
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Repairing a 3GP file

I was recording a video with my Droid when it froze. The resulting 3gp file was corrupted. I tried playing it in mplayer and VLC. My naive first attempt at repairing it was to try and rebuild a header ...
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Is there any virus that corrupts xml files?

I observed that some of my xml files (ssis dtsx packages basically) are getting corrupted randomly. What could be the possible reasons? I couldn't find any clue from system events or logs. Can this be ...
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Corrupted HDD - SATA 160G 5400rpm for Laptop

I have a laptop, a HP 6910P with a Hitachi 160g 5400rpm Sata. This HDD drive me nuts since few hours because I hadded 1go of ram (3 total) in the laptop and since, issue over issues... When I added ...
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Flash drive unable to save data properly?

My flash drive is unable to save data properly. Whenever I save files on my flash drive, it shows all data, and when I unplug it and plug it back in, it continues to shows all data (including folders,...
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I broke my MBR/Windows doesnt let me reformat!

I was trying to solve this and i used partimage to restore the MBR from a file. It completely wrecked my partitions. I now have 3, a 100mb, a large one and a 9mb. Windows XP complained and Windows 7 ...
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Keyboard key assignment corruption in Windows XP

Windows XP SP3 machine. Every so often (sometimes several times a day) my keyboard (or Windows, or something) decides that it is going to translate the keys I am typing. It's always the same ...
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Hard Drive corruption

Part1: I have a pretty annoying problem:( A few months ago, I bought a new computer. Its hard disk was SATA Hitachi 320 GB. I installed Windows 7 and everything ran fine. But after some weeks, Windows ...
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Cannot format USB-drive, corrupt?

I have a USB drive that I think is broken because all the files on it keeps getting corrupt. So I tried to format it and see if it helps. But just before the format is done I get an error that the ...
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Issue plaguing me for months - WinXP machine constantly getting network packets corrupted

Alright, guys, other than upgrading to Windows 7, which I don't have time to dedicate to, I have lost any hope. My Windows machine has started slowly corrupting random packets that it receives. It ...
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Adobe AIR Corrupt file

I got this software that requires adobe AIR, I've installed it and I keep getting this corrupt file message: AdobeAIRInstaller.exe - Corrupt File The file or directory C:\$Mft is corrupt and ...