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KB3022345 utc.app.json & telemetry - Patch not sticking

I have a Windows 7 laptop that keep crashing to blue screen. This has been happening intermittently for 3-4 weeks. After looking online I ran an "sfc /scannow" to check for corrupt files. The scan ...
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Files on HDD are getting corrupted

tl;dr On my new PC (with windows 8.1 x64) some files on local SATA-HDD are getting corrupted without visible reason (after some IDLE). Not a virus/malware! (did test with AVG antivirus installed, ...
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wma files created by Windows 7 sound recorder stop playing before reaching end of the file

Edit: The problem probably cannot be solved, see my last comment in the thread for more info. I took some audio recordings using Windows 7 Sound Recorder. When I played them, some of them behave as ...
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Content suddenly converted to strange letters after save

I was working in a .docx Microsoft Word document, and when I hit save to save the document, all the characters were transformed to unknown characters, well unknwon characters to me at least, because ...
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fix a corrupted JPEG file? [closed]

The most frustrating thing happened, I was rotating an image on my phone from an SD card and the SD card was "suddenly removed" or knocked out of place in my phone and the image was deleted. It wasn't ...
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Almost Immediate Corruption of Files and Directories from Windows

I'm having a problem I've never seen before in which Windows (8.1 x64) corrupts hard drives almost immediately. The hard drives remain largely functional, but after a week or so the hard drive crashes....
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Markdown files corrupted after syncing in Dropbox

I like to take notes in Markdown format and save them to Dropbox. Today I tried to open one of my note files and discovered that the file extension had been changed to ".MD.blfwiqj". When I attempted ...
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Can't get rid of corrupted Rar file in SD Card

So I have this 64G SanDisk Micro SD Card (Fat32), and there is a Rar file inside it among many other files which is 0 bytes in size and will not be deleted by any measures, I have tried almost ...
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Excel cannot open the file [duplicate]

Windows 8 I scanned and fixed an external usb drive and lost an excel file The file did not want to open as it had the following message : Excel cannot open the file ... because the file format or ...
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Check corrupted pictures on Synology?

On my computer I use the jpeginfo command for checking if my pictures are corrupted or not. I am trying to use the same command on my Synology. I tried to manually install jpeginfo on my DS212 (...
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Microsoft OneNote files in the future

I'm holding information on Microsoft OneNote files that i pretend to use later on, even like 30-40 years in the future. I will be always backing up those files, and i will go keeping them on ...
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How to repair corrupt DLL in laptop that won't boot

My laptop (Acer Aspire M5-581TG, Windows 8.1 x64) had some bad sectors which I recovered by doing chkdsk /R. This showed that C:\Windows\system32\d3d11.dll had the bad sectors in it, so I renamed that ...
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Pages in Microsoft Word suddenly disappear

I was using Microsoft Word 2010, but suddenly the pages changed to what's shown in the picture (multiple small pages with no text on them). I can't access some of the pages. I'm running Windows 7. ...
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Recover Corrupt Audio Data (files visible but not accessible)

I'm was doing PA and recording at a medical conference this weekend but have hit distaster with corrupt data. Was recording a .WAV file using a line into a Tascam DR-40 audio recorder. Recorded about ...
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Microsoft Word file corrupted because I opened it in emacs

So I, being dumb, decided to open my history essay in emacs and tried to edit a word. So I removed a letter from my introduction, and I saved it. The next time I opened the file in word, it said my ...
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Save uncorrupted information from corrupted files

My university network is terrible (around 1 Mb/s down) and has too much activity, so large files usually get corrupted when I try to download them. I've tried to download the same 2.8 GB file several ...
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Corrupt RAR recovery

I have a damaged, password protected RAR archive. I've recovered it after the disk has been accidentally formatted. It has correct size as it had before format, I can open it using WinRAR and enter ...
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Files getting corrupt while copying to external hard drives

Hi currently I am using WD Elements 2.5 inch 2 TB External Hard Drive. When I try to copy a bunch of files (say 2-3 files of size 500 MB each) then files are getting corrupted. But if I copy same ...
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How do I fix a corrupt folder on a usb drive

I had a folder on my USB drive that isn't being recognized as a folder. Here's an image. That's supposed to be a folder. I've searched up lots of things but can't come up with it.
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How to scan for and remove (or recover) corrupted Word documents in a folder?

I have an old dying hard drive which I could not recover files from using TestDisk, so I instead used PhotoRec to scan the HDD to recover whatever files I can. I ended up with a lot of Word documents ...
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What is this character-set corruption? (ISO-2022?)

I have a text file from a legacy source which contains corrupted characters. At first I thought the corruption was just gobbledygook, but it appears upon closer examination that some of the corrupted ...
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What is the probability of an uncorrected bit error occurring and not being caught?

So I copied a setup exe from a nas drive to two seperate computers simultaneously today, and they both wound up having the same issues. The Setup exe has been used for time out of mind (at least, ...
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Run disk error check on NTFS file?

I have a feeling that my system hard drive is dying. Benchmark kind of enforces it. Here is the benchmark of my system hard drive during low system activity: And here is the benchmark of backup ...
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Why does the Outlook PST repair tool always report that many errors?

I routinely run the Outlook PST repair tool (scanpst.exe) on my .pst file every few month. I like to make sure that my mails are not becoming corrupted slowly over time. I never noticed any data loss....
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can not turn off onscreen keyboard by ANY MEANS, for Windows 7

For months, I have been trying to turn off the onscreen keyboard and I have yet to find actual Technical Support verses user instructions. I'll make it simple for those who want to talk to me like a ...
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Repair OGG files that have been extracted without a header

I have recently used a tool called FSBextractor to extract audio from a videogame. The program warns me that the files do not have headers and will not be playable. Upon extraction, the files are ...
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Zip files that are downloaded get corrupted many times randomly

I regularly download my torrent directly, instead of using a client, via filestream. Lately I've noticed that my downloads get corrupted many a times, especially zip files. Yesterday I downloaded a 8 ...
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Excel 2010- long number corruption

I have a set of data, received in .csv format, in which I have a set of long UPRN numbers. I am involved in data matching processes related to new IER voting regulations. When I open the .csv file the ...
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File corruption at end - file size exact multiple of 16384 [closed]

I have seen a number of corrupt data files recently - all from a single customer - that have what looks like garbage at the end. The files (including the corrupted data) are an EXACT multiple of ...
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Will corrupted data always show up as corrupted?

I have the important data from my computer backed up on a USB flash drive. I know I probably should have backed it up to DVDs or something as well, but unfortunately, I did not. My computer was having ...
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Validate/verify PDF files integrity

Is there any tool which I can run on the PDFs archives (all directories) and finally it lists/identifies the corrupt/invalid PDFs? I have hundreds of PDF files (related to documentation etc.) on my ...
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Need to CTRL-C “less” in order to see file?

I have never seen this behavior before using "less" and am wondering if it speaks to a corrupted file? Typically when I use less <filename> the file is immediately displayed. In the case of a ...
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Why are bits in an oddly-consistent position being flipped when I read files?

I'm trying to track down a data corruption issue that occurs on reads in Win7x64 and am out of ideas on what to try next. This originally surfaced when migrating ~2TB of data to a new home NAS; when ...
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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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Office 2010 “OSETUP.DLL digital signature does not validate or is not present”

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I downloaded a (paid, legitimate) copy of Microsoft Office 2010 in ISO format. I followed the directions provided, first using 7-zip to unpack the ISO and then, when ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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Files corrupting without changing the date modified

We have files on our network that are being corrupted. ex. of corrupted file: name = foobar.indd date modified = 2/6/2014 so the file was last modified on the 2/6/2014 then was opened just fine on ...
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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Restore Samsung Recovery Solution Backup Files (.wcl, .w01) using other software

I know this is a common problem but I can't find a Windows solution online. My wife's computer was not working so we did a backup using Samsung Recovery Solution before doing a full restore as Basic ...
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How does sfc repair the dllcache backup directory?

According to System File Checker (sfc) Documentation sfc will follow certain procedures to determine whether a system file is corrupt. If sfc discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it ...
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Cause of disk data corruption?

I have had in the recent weeks several cases of data corruption that occurred while copying files from one disk to another. Question is: what can be the cause, and how do I pinpoint it? Some clues: ...
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How do I fix corrupt files with 'sfc /scannow' in Windows 8.1?

I saw this question How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.", but it was for Windows 7....
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how to ensure large encrypted files are not corrupted over time?

I created a 20GB truecrypt container file. I use it to store videos. I store it on an external drive that is always connected to my Win7 daily PC, and only occasionally mount this container file with ...
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Missing videos and word files after system restore

After doing a system restore (Windows 7, HP), the video, word and other docs are missing. Only applications, shortcuts, and empty folders are showing. How can I recover these files?
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After a “successful” file recovery (with Restorer Ultimate Pro) no files can be opened [duplicate]

A few weeks ago I suddenly had trouble with my PC (Windows XP Prof), it didn't start and said "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I tried a lot of things to overcome this but ...
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Corrupted Thunderbird inbox from old computer

I have a old Thunderbird inbox from an old computer. Upon import with importExportTool, Thunderbird tells me that the file is corrupted. Following Q&A on thunderbird's forums I have tried a lot of ...
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Restore system settings after windows\systems32\config file corrupt

I have dual boot win xp system (both OS win xp).My Windows XP showed windows\system32\config\"some file" to be missing or corrupt. Without giving a second thought I booted to my working second win xp, ...
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how to detect file corruption?

Sometimes, my files become corrupted without me noticing - this happens to my photos a lot. This doesn't bother me when I notice it because I have backups. It's growing to be a pain to manually go ...
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Does moving files around my computer causes data corruption?

I've got a silly question floating in my head: If I have a file in C:/test1 and move it to C:/test2 then to D:/Other and so on... again and again, may the file become corrupted? What about making ...
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Unable to open corrupted xlsx file

Below is the error while I try to open the file: Excel cannot open the file '1.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that ...