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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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Is there such a thing as a “Live-USB rot”?

I commonly utilize live USBs for either diagnosing issues or to just use an untrusted machine. My live USB setup is generally dd it to a USB drive, so it looks like this: root@localhost:~# lsblk ...
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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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my idle editor file might be corrupt because whenever i open it the document is blank

Ok so i finished a project saved it and closed it. Then I shut down my computer and later that day I opened it back up. I clicked 'edit with idle' and the document was just all blank. No code, no ...
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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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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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How can I make corrupted-looking text? [duplicate]

I've sawn many examples of people making some text looking like corrupted. Examples: How is it possible and how can I make such text by myself? P.S.: For the curious ones, I will put the raw ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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Linux utility to detect corrupted files?

To make a long story very short, I recovered close to 70gb of mostly music and movies from a corrupted hard drive. The corruption was caused by a failed/aborted partition move, so it seems that some ...
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Windows corrupted

I execute sfc /scannow it tells me windows : Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. ...
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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 to open a corrupt XML file inside a ZIP archive

My work doc is corrupted and I know how to fix it, I just can't open the document.xml file because WinRAR is saying its corrupt. I can't get any repair tool to look in the zip file to repair the file. ...
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Hard drive corruption on a dual-boot system

Recently I've decided to buy my first SSD and install Windows 10 on it, and use one of my older HDs to install Windows 7, for dual-booting from separate drives. Both drives are connected through SATA ...
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Why does nano not redraw the screen correctly on some systems?

This is a weird one. On some of my Debian systems - but not all - I get strange corruption in certain terminal programs, such as nano. It does not happen, however, when using less. In this particular ...
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Tagging the mp3 files

I edited the tags of an mp3 file which doesn't have any. The next time when I open the file after saving the tags, all I listen is absolute SILENCE!!! It's duration is 3:20 but the size is 820 kb! I ...
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Access / fix corrupted windows file system SSD under Linux

After my PC crashed apparently due to a corrupted RAM module (scanned my RAM after the crash while trying to find out what went wrong and tons of errors came out) I now seem to have a locked / ...
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Can I check online a local storage video file

I have downloaded a video file which when opened plays only sound and the screen stays black. I'm wondering if it's corrupt or the reason is in my software - codecs, etc. Is there a way to see if ...
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How to fix corrupt system files without disc

So here's the situation. I recently ran CCleaner, and it accidentally delete a system file in system32 (possibly multiple). Now, when I tried to repair it, it didn't fix anything. I don't have my ...
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Best solution for backup data that is safe and supported over years [closed]

The problem of data backup in HDD is that the data will corrupt. Every Binary data in HDD make by too small magnetic field and this magnetic field affect each other. So, the data stored in HDD after 2 ...
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txt file became unreadable

I used Notepad++ to write some text, I created txt file in Windows 8.1, I wrote a lot of text, I saved the file and turned off my computer (the file was encoded in utf-8). Now when I open the file all ...
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gzip archive with damaged begin

How to recover as much as possible gzip file content when begin of this file is damaged? Is it possible? I tried commands gunzip -c , zcat, openssl zlib -d etc. Unfortunately that commands doesn't ...
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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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Repairing HDD cylinder/head mismatches of corrupt HFS+ file system

After having to do a hard reset on my laptop, my external USB drive's file system got corrupt. Disk Utility sees the drive and its partitions but they appear full (they aren't) and I can't mount them. ...
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Recover from an unmountable_boot_volume BSOD

My windows 8.1 laptop is completely fried and I'm writing this on my phone. Last night I wanted to make a partition on my 1tb drive to install Ubuntu. So I clicked on my main C partition in disk ...
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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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How to check file integrity between two versions of the same file?

Over the past years (since ~2000) I have been moving and copying data between disks every now and then. Data is MP3, applications, videos, backups, emails abit of everything and they have been ...
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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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Repair file detected as corrupted by System File Checker

I ran the sfc /scannow today on the system and it returned the following: Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...
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Avoiding data corruption while doing simple home backups in Windows

I do manual backups using glorified copy tools (Cobian, Synctoy) to an external drive, and recently I've run into a large batch of camera raw files which became silently corrupted on my main drive. ...
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Win8 partition won't boot and can't be accessed from other OS's on same machine

A few years ago I purchased a Lenovo X220 running Window 7 on a regular SATA mechanical drive. After using it for a while, I partitioned the drive and installed Windows 8 so I could dual boot (and ...
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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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HP 1000-1140tu bios corrupted

when i power on my laptop it just give orange wifi light and caplock light blink twice and black screen. It's a Bios corrupt problem I read it online so i made bootable bios usb from and other laptop ...
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Repairing corrupt System32\Config\System file on Windows XP

Starting up my Windows XP SP1 machine I got the following message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM I tried restarting ...
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Is there a benefit to having NAS with ECC memory and ZFS filesystem when I work on systems with neither?

Recently I've read some alarming stats on corruption rates in systems with non-ECC RAM and typical filesystems. From what I can Google, having a system with ECC RAM running ZFS is probably the best ...
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Font contains bad /Widths - PDF error

I have PDF file which designed very long before and its contains some fonts which are unavailable in my new computer. The PDF file shows the blank white space in adobe reader, but if I open it in my ...
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Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system

I've tried using Windows (8), Linux (Ubuntu 14.04), and Android (Samsung Galaxy S4) to re-format my old SD card. It is currently formatted in exFat, and it seems that during an rsync 3 of my music ...
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W8.1 Restart to repair drive errors… repeatedly

This, very frequently, turns up in Action Center. Various utilities indicate NO problem with any drive attached to the computer. Google search finds similar issues regarding a LOOP ... but I am not ...
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What diagnostics are available for a General Protection Fault from an old Windows program?

I have run an old (1996) Windows program that accesses DBF files. If I run with an old copy of the database it works fine. But if I run with my current copy of the database, I get the GP Fault when ...
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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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Logon process failed. Windows cannot load classes registry file

I have Windows 8.1 (64Bit). After trying today to log in to my account (user account) I get immediately signed out without even being signing in. I restarted my PC but the problem is still there. I ...
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How to fix сorrupted dvd? Please help me [closed]

Could somebody help me? I have a very important data on my Dvd. And now the dvd is corrupted. So how can i get the data from the corrupted dvd? Thanks for the help
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Folders getting corrupted on SD card after installing something?

I got a cheap 64GB card from eBay for like $10 for my Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet, and after installing something to a folder or copying large files to any folder, that folder just gets corrupted. ...
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Table is malformed when opening IBM Notes documents

We have an IBM Notes client application where users store all kind of rich text information into notes documents, mostly it is pasted email conversations and some attachments. this is working fine in ...
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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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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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Video files show incorrect video

I had a drive fail a while back. While it was failing, I made a back up to another drive. Now when I try to access those files (they are video files), the video played is a segment from another video ...
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Is my SD card physically broken?

I have a 64GB Kingston Micro SD card that I am wondering if could be physically broken since I am completely unable to repair or restore it. I have no data on it to worry about, so I only want to ...
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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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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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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 ...