Windows 7 files are corrupt?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Tivook, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Tivook

    Tivook New Member

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    Hello there.

    From second one I have had nothing but problems with windows 7 and here is my latest one.

    For some reason I suddenly get file is corrupt for no apparent reason, happens to drivers, programs and even games.

    My computer worked perfectly before windows 7 with no problems like this at all.

    For example: I installed and talked on skype and then I turned it off cuz I had to update a network driver.

    Then when I tried to start skype again 30 minutes later it says "executable is corrupt, reinstall etc"

    Yesterday I finished installing a game ( company of heroes ) through steam and it worked perfectly.

    Then when I tried to play it today it only wanted to start certain maps, when I tried to play other maps the game would just crash.

    So when I did a file integrity check on the game it again discovered corrupt files and I am not forced to download the whole thing again.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Tiv
     
  2. gavin19

    gavin19 New Member

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    Check the integrity of your hard drive(s) with CHKDSK. Example -

    Code:
    chkdsk C: /f
    
    Run this from a command prompt. To open one press the 'Windows' key + R to bring up the 'Run' box and then type in 'cmd' and press enter.
     
  3. Tivook

    Tivook New Member

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    I found the problem.

    It was not the harddrives, it was the memory.

    I downloaded memtest and ran it and got tons of memory errors.

    So I shut down the computer and ran the test with only 1 stick installed. Tons of errors.

    Removed that stick and installed the other one, no errors at all.

    Conclusion: one memory stick is faulty.

    Tiv
     

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