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Solved: Cyclic redundancy check

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Peter Miles, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. Peter Miles

    Peter Miles Thread Starter

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    My computer runs on Windows XP. I am OK as a user but not great as a fundi of fixing wrong things with the computer!

    I copied some information from a website into a Word document, and then saved the document into a folder on my computers hard drive. The file is only 109 Kb.

    The first time I knew I had a problem was when I was backing up my C Drive to an external hard drive and the copying was aborted due to this file.

    I can't open this document - error message "this file cannot be found"
    I can't delete this document, or move it to another folder - error message "Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

    Please help! I can't afford not to back up folders and then lose all my information, gained over years of hard work, if my system crashes, or my computer is stolen etc etc.
     
  2. kniht

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    Try defragging your hard drive and then run chkdsk.
     
  3. Peter Miles

    Peter Miles Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply, Kniht. As mentioned, I am not an expert! Will defrag hard drive, but where will I find chkdsk?
     
  4. kniht

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    To run chkdsk:

    1. Click Start, select Run

    2. In the box, type cmd

    3. Click Ok

    4. In command prompt type chkdsk c: /f /r

    5. Press 'Enter'.

    6. You will be presented with 'would you like to run chkdsk at next boot' type y and press enter.

    7. Reboot and chkdsk will run.
     
  5. Peter Miles

    Peter Miles Thread Starter

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    Problem solved! You are a genius!!!!

    Many. many thanks, Kniht
     
  6. kniht

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    Thanks, Peter Miles, for the compliment, but no genius, I just get lucky now and then.

    Glad you got er' fixed! (y)
     
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