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How do downloads become corrupt? (SHA1 value varies)

I downloaded VS 2012 using IDM. While I did pause and resume several times, it downloaded successfully. BUT, the SHA1 and CRC values do not match with the given values in the website. This means that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to redownload windows after a corruption [duplicate]

Is there a way to download a copy of windows 7 Home Premium and use my product key that came with my laptop to get windows back? I lost windows by upgrading to a ssd and not properly setting it up. So ...
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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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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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How to extract video from corrupt rar file and make it playable

I have a big file compressed in splited rar archives. There are 68 archives, named .rar, .r01, .r02, ... And the problem is that .r36 is corrupted Unespected end of archive. I've looked around and I ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to corrupt files by resizing or moving disk volumes? [closed]

A volume is technically a formatted partition. It is commonly referred to just as a "partition" these days. But the distinction between the two is important. Resizing or moving a partition that is ...
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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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Master File Table corrupt, any way to save data?

I've used search, but none of the results match my problem so I didn't have to ask separate question. I've installed Windows 7 RTM recently and since then partitions located on one of my HDDs have ...
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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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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do zip files get corrupted on USB Drives?

Why do older USB drives corrupt zip files? The file size appears the same, but the CRC check fails.
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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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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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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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FTP Upload Corrupting PDF

I have a 100kb PDF file that we'll call Test.pdf. I'm using FTP to put Test.pdf on my website. However, the PDF is corrupted when it arrives on the website. So as a diagnostic test, I ran: $ ...
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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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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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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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Bad hard disk drive and robocopy

After my hard disk drive gave me CRC errors I wanted to copy one drive to another and picked up a new 1 TB hard disk drive. I am using the command: robocopy G: J: /MIR /COPYALL /ZB First it ...
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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 monitors,...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Original files corrupted from cp, maybe bad hard disk

I've been having a big problem with corrupted files on my machine. I'm running Debian Wheezy (very minimal install) on an Acer Aspire One netbook. I've been trying to download a 200 mb file. The ...
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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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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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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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iTunes corrupting music files

I have noticed that iTunes will sometimes corrupt the odd song in my music library. By "corrupt", I mean that the song seems to get truncated half way through. The metadata (specifically song length)...
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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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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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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 ...