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Windows Defender Msascui.exe-corrupt File

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#1 eess


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:55 PM

I get this message every time I start the computer.
Running Windows Vista Home Premium, can't find a version #

C:\Users\Nathaniel\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility

When this message began appearing I lost the Auto Complete function on IE but not on Firefox. I don't know if the there is a relationship or not. Auto Complete is selected.

I have run chkdsk without success in repairing the error.
I tried a system restore and get a message that says I can't run restore because of the corrupt file. It asks if I want to repair the corrupt file at the next restart. I selected this option and restarted but nothing changed. I repeated three times but nothing changed. Using System Restore was an attempt to recover Auto Complete.

I tried to open the list of start menu programs but instead of showing what is on the start menu I get a window with the same error message and can't go any farther.

Everything except Auto Complete appears to operate normally and I don't know how critical this particular corrupt file problem is.
I do know that I really miss Auto Complete.

Thanks in advance for all your expert help

Edited by eess, 27 June 2008 - 05:04 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:23 AM

Have you tried running Startup Repair? Here's a link to the how-to: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/
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