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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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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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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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Do flash-drives/memory-cards fail silently or is there a warning/error?

Scenario Currently, my various data files (the files I create myself and are thus irreplaceable), are spread out over several directories on a couple of system. I want to consolidate them all into ...
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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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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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FTP corrupting subsequent aiff files from old mac to new mac

This is a bizarre one. So I am trying to xfer files from an old mac to a new mac, but the old one has no USB, no firewire, just ethernet. So I hooked it up the the network, downloaded fetch and ...
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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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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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Error 0x6ba (RPC server is unavailable) when running sfc /scannow on Windows XP in Safe Mode

I think that my mup.sys file is corrupt. I received the following error when trying to access a network share that was located on my Windows 7 box, from my Windows XP box: No network provider ...
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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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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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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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Corrupted MySQL index caused data-loss! How to recover data?

Introduction to my problem is following. A few days ago I wasn't able to start MySQL service in Wamp! Well, I was google-ing a lot to find solution why it doesn't start and some guy suggested to ...
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One user of computer having trouble opening Excel file from Outlook attachment

There's an office at work here that is shared by 4 different users (1 for each shift). They all have their own unique logins. There is one user that is having problems where when she tries to open ...
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Two files with same path and name - corrupted file system?

My computer is running windows XP 32 bit. I am using the following script to download the contents of a website to my hard drive, which is formatted as NTFS. wget-1.10.2.exe -r -x -p -nc -c -e ...
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Secondary drive corrupted/not reading

When I connect my Seagate Barracuda to the computer, it shows up on the list of drives in Windows Explorer, but right clicking on it crashes Windows Explorer, opening it won't do anything, and I ...
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How do you fix a laptop with a corrupt hard drive and encrypted bios?

I have a laptop with a fully encrypted hard drive. Recently, the drive got corrupted and I am unable to boot up the laptop. The bios is password-protected so I cannot change the boot drive. Is there ...
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SD Card Not Detected…Any Last Resorts?

I've got a 16GB Class 10 SD card that I've been using in my Raspberry Pi. It became unresponsive last night and my only other option was to pull the plug, which I know was more than likely to cause ...
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ffmpeg/avconv getting file reports in time not offset

Using the advice from another superuser question I'm using the following to check video files for errors: avconv -v error -i myfile -f null - Unfortunately, this gives me an error in this format: ...
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Remove corrupted files

For some mysterious reason, my computer formatted my 'Data' drive while I was running Windows 7. I managed to recover a large amount of the data to another drive using Test Disk in Ubuntu. Because the ...
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Test my RAID 0 with a cache ssd attached using checksums?

I was hoping to use a ram drive to store a randomly generated file that is written to the raid 0 array, and then read, and checksum is verified against what's on the ram drive. Lather, rinse, repeat. ...
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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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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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Hard disk Lost partition, not showing in data recovery

Yesterday, when I was connecting my external hard disk while connecting power switch, I was a bit reckless which caused a spark and strangely next thing I know two of my partitions were gone. I used ...
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Files getting corrupted with specific byte (DF) at the end

I have been using my external HDD drive since past year, and it has working perfectly for me until now. I have recently noticed that some files are getting corrupted on the drive randomly, with no ...
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linux system stuck in read-only file system

Somehow after enabling the use of my device tree and uninstalling the pre-installed wolfram-alpha software my raspberry pi 2 is stuck in read only. Every time I try and create a directory I get: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can cause this corruption on NTFS? (External SSD)

Note: This is not an easy question. Please read and undertand the entire post before answering. I witnessed strange corruption behavior today that I've never seen before. All computers run Windows ...
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Corrupt MFT & MFT Mirror on NTFS

So here's the issue: An NTFS partition on a hard disk has a corrupt MFT and MFT mirror. I have a ton of important files on this filesystem. I also have a little bit of information about the ...
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Is it possible to tell whether my backup data is corrupted?

After performing a backup of all my important files, I always try to do a cursory check by opening one of them to see if it is really there. But how do I know if all my data is backup safely without ...
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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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BSOD on VHD on new SSD after a friend played some 'custom' MineCraft… Malicious rootkit virus? MBR corrupt

SPEC: Dell XPS 420 with (almost brand) new Vertex OCZ SSD. Hardware tests seem ok. Hi guys, like a couple of folks have mentioned, I'm having BSOD issue (0x0000007b - 'no boot device') all of a ...
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After a pen-drive was corrupted, other pen-drives are also not working

Let me explain what happened. I was creating bootable usb for Windows 8.1 preview using cmd. And I'm sure all commands were typed perfectly. In the end while copying using xcopy command, some error ...
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How to conduct a rolling data corruption test of a network connection?

I had problems installing some software packages on a Windows XP computer. I started troubleshooting the problem and at the end I decided to do a cryptographic test, and bingo! I had found the reason ...
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Files seem corrupted via USB, but device can play them

I have a portable media player with audio recording. I can play the files directly on the device, and navigate its folders using builtin controls. But if I attach it to a computer using a USB cable, ...
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Something is corrupting my system files especially javascript

Strange things are happening to my PC. My files are corrupting automatically Copy paste behave strangely some time I am a web developer, and I see my JavaScript files are corrupting ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...