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Solved: Program Files x86 Folder Corrupted

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Sekaceinna, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. Sekaceinna

    Sekaceinna Thread Starter

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    I have searched around a bit and discovered other people are having this problem, but I cannot seem to fix it.

    It started when I realized that my Windows Aero theme would not load. I very much like being able to pick my color theme, so after trying a few times to load it and failing I decided to install some Windows updates and restart my computer.

    When I restarted, the Program Files x86 folder was corrupted and told me to perform a ChkDsk. I went through the steps and told my system to complete a ChkDsk upon a restart of the computer. I restarted my computer.. and nothing happened. ChkDsk refuses to run. I tried to boot my computer from elsewhere so that my harddrive would not be in use and then I could perform the ChkDsk on it, but I have not been able to really figure it out.

    I also tried running the Windows Diagnostics Tool, but it did not do anything after it scanned and restarted. I then followed some instructions on the Vista site for ChkDsk not working and it told me to run "sfc /scannow" when running the Command Center as an Administrator. It was scanning along fine until it got to about 64%; it stopped with an error. I tried running it in Safe Mode and the same thing occurred. I am now at a loss for what to do.

    My computer is still fairly new and I have a warranty, but I would really rather fix this problem than return it. Other people have apparently been able to fix it, so any help would be appreciated. Since my laptop came installed with Vista, I do not have a Vista boot disk and the recovery disk is only to be used to wipe the harddrive. I am currently running the SFC scan so I can later post exactly what error comes up when I run it. Ask for any other specs and I will be happy to get them to you.

    Thanks!

    Edit: The error message I get when trying to run SFC is: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation. It does stop at 64% with this error message.
     
  2. Sekaceinna

    Sekaceinna Thread Starter

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    Someone help... please?
     
  3. joeten

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  5. joeten

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    hi glad you got it sorted the link does not work lol
     
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    yup that does glad you found that link made it much quicker to let you sort it
     
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