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Windows 7: Cannot restore hard drive because of corrupted files?


13 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Cannot restore hard drive because of corrupted files?

At the moment, my Gateway M-Series laptop which has Windows 7 32bit will not do a system restore! It says my local disc ( C: ) has errors, it cannot check these errors so that I can restore the computer

My computer doesn't want to connect to the Internet also (lucky for me I have other means of accessing the Internet) and every time I open Chrome or any of my software it says there are corrupted files and the disk check will not run because there are corrupted program files? I haven't downloaded anything of late I keep a fairly clean hard drive, but when I went into system restore it set one of the restore points as 'DirectX Installed' which incidentally I haven't installed and isn't in any programs list.

I've already had quite a few issues with my computer...

Edit:

After some tweaking I found I was able to check the disk and restore the computer but I would still like to know if any of you have any input on how to avoid future problems!!


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13 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Please use CheckDisk to check your hard disk and more particularly your C drive for bad sectors. May be your hard disk is showing signs of packing up.

If CheckDisk gives a clean chit then perform a system file check by running the System File Checker and please let us know of the results of this check. The procedure to run it is described at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
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13 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Also to go along with wanchoo's excellent advice I would check your system for a Virus and malware/spyware. With the description of your symptoms, it indicates some underlying issues of this type. Get into safemode with networking and run full scans of AV and malware/spyware software. Make sure they have their latest updates in safemode w/networking before you run your full scan.
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