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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Hard drive corrupts when fiddling with partitions

I've had problems with my hard drive ever since I got it a year ago. For the most part, it works fine, but whenever I try to do anything with partitions, namely adding or resizing, some of the data in ...
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Sfsync04 file is corrupted

I don't know exactly what I did, but somehow the sfsync04.sys (drivers) file is corrupt, and now I can't start my windows. That's the error startup repair gives me, and it is unable to correct it ...
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One quarter of screen corrupted on MacBook Pro

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro's screen - here's a video: http://yfrog.com/4wm63z For those who prefer words, if you divide the screen vertically into 4 columns, the second column is corrupted ...
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Bad HD and robocopy

After my HD gave me crc errors I wanted to copy one drive to another and picked up a new 1TB hd. I am using the command robocopy G: J: /MIR /COPYALL /ZB First it tried copying the file a few times ...
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size of bad data on HD windows7

While using my external harddrive (NTFS) i had a crc32 error. Now i would like to see how much data is corrupted. If its a few KBs i wont mind but if its a few MB i should consider getting a new ...
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What can I do against file corruption?

Recently, almost every file I try to copy into my HDDs gets corrupted. When writing to the disk, some portion of the file is replaced by random bytes (Checked using Diff apps) There's no problem ...
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How to get back partition information after power failure during format?

I recently began formatting a USB external drive in Windows when the power went off. When I powered the drive up again and connected it, the partitions don't show up under My Computer. When I go to ...
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Mouse curser gets “weird” when I move it between different monitors

I'm using a Windows 7 64-bit machine with two monitors side by side. Sometimes when I have a fullsreen application running on my main monitor and I am moving the mouse curser between the two ...
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Aero bug in Windows 7

Have you seen anything like this before? Not always but permanently shows up this strange behaviour. What's the name of that problem? And - ofcoz:) - how can I solve it? I tried: driver update ...
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How to remove corrupted user profile directory in windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Delete user profile on Windows 7 domain computer i accidentally deleted some of the NTuser files in my windows user directory(c/users/dinesh).. So i was logged on to a ...
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Why is a USB disk corrupted by Vista restore?

I have a laptop with Vista Business on an 80 GB disk. I have created a full backup and stored that on the original 80 GB drive. On my new 320 GB disk, I have created a partition with exactly the ...
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Windows 7 Icons, Buttons, and Tabs corrupted…Professional 32-bit

The other day, about two or three ago, I was simply typing in a Microsoft Word document when my screen froze. After a few moments, it went black...I thought it was my vid hardware (dual nVidia 9800 ...
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Graphical corruption during Linux startup and shutdown - should I be worried?

For the last month, when starting up or shutting down my laptop under Linux, I would get graphical corruption. Startup has an colour inverted, grainy rendition of what should be displayed while ...
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Hard drives (SATA/ATA) corrupting

2 years ago I bought relatives a new computer for christmas and installed Ubuntu on it. Ever since then it has been experiencing problems with the hard drives. The hard drive supplied with the machine ...