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18-Feb-2010, 11:01 AM #1
\windows\system32\Services.exe is corrupt or unreadable
Hi guys

I have recently had trouble with windows XP. It will not load , not even in safe mode. After the Windows logo it loads to a black screen with two identical error message.
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Winlogon corrupt file
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The file or directory \windows\system32\services.exe is corrupt or unreadable
Please run chkdsk utility
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How it started
When playing football manager i have been getting error messages saying
"there was not enough memory to carry out this process"
Some times the program would crash but more recently I have got a prompt in the corner saying
" this file is corrupt please run chkdsk"
or the blue screen of death.
All my save games have been corrupted and the computer started crashing even before the game loaded.

Last night my computer was running fine other than this game the last thing i did before i shut down my computer was run the chkdsk utility , It gets up to 100% then closes without giving me the results. Now my computer wont even start in safe mode :S

I have 9 weeks left to complete my thesis at University , There is loads of work on my hard drive that i cant afford to lose .


Can any one help ? PLEASE!
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18-Feb-2010, 11:09 AM #2
Im not sure if it is a virus , because i wasn't connected to the internet when the problems started.
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18-Feb-2010, 04:01 PM #3
First try this:
How to perform chkdsk disk error checking in Windows XP

Manual steps to run chkdsk at the command prompt

Click Start, and then run
Or hit the WINDOWS key, (bottom left area of you keyboard) and the R key at the same time to get the run window to open.
In the window that opens type
cmd
And then press ENTER.
Use the following procedure:

To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type
chkdsk c:/r
(please notice the space after the word chkdsk and before c:/r OK)
(after the word chkdsk use the letter c provided of course that c is your main hard drive letter)

And then press ENTER.

Note if one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.


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Then try this if you have an XP Install Disc,
How to run System File Checker
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19-Feb-2010, 10:00 AM #4
Sorry i don't think i explained it very well , my task bar don't load at all. all i get is black screen with safe mode in the corners and the error message.

Im waiting for my pc to go blue screen of death again so i can post what error it is.
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19-Feb-2010, 12:48 PM #5
OK, the blue screen of death error starts with

NTFS.SYS

Stop: 0xE57657fC,0x00000000,0xF7B76EF7,0x00000002


Hope this is of some help , all i really needto know is it safe to use the XP disk to try and repair or will this risk loosing my dissertation for university that is on my hard drive (not backed up)
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19-Feb-2010, 06:43 PM #6
I would use this tool FIRST to retrieve your data then try the repair install...
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Then read this article top to bottom and then proceed...
I have done this successfully with out loosing any data several times but you must follow the instructions carefully...

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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