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#1 hotwireze

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:45 PM

Hello all,hoping u could help with this.When ever i do anything on my puter once i am signed on to AOL, i get a prompt on my task bar, 2 different ones, depending what im doing,this is what is written in each one.


Both start off with;WAOL.EXE CORRUPT FILE

1ST MESSAGE
The file or directory C:\Documents and Settings\william fortcher\local settings\temporay internet files\content.IE5\4pmvs9uz\sl-prize-photovideo[1].jpg i
s corrupt and un readable.

2ND MESSAGE
The file or directory C\docume~\cookies\william fortcher@2o7[1].txt is corrupt and unreadable

Tried to delete both and get a prompt that they cannot be deleted because they are corrupt and unreadable.

Is there anyway of deleting them,as to get rid of that prompt onthe task bar everytime i do something.

Your help will be greatly appreicated.

Thank You
Bill

I am using Windows XP Home

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 12:38 AM

Hove you scanned for spyware and virus? What programs are you using?
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:42 AM

Have you done a scandisk recently?

Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)
  • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
    Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
    Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK

  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
    Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk:
    Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now

  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.

  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:02 PM

Hi all,thank you for your quick reply.

YOU PEOPLE ARE GODS.

Consider this problem solved.Did what you said and everything seems to be fine

On scandisk in safe mode,found 4 problems,2 of which were the error messages.they were deleted,in the indexes.

Found 14 files that had bad clusters,what ever that means,but it says they were replaced.

Free space was 30.2 now is 30.55

Again,thank you all very much

Bill

Edited by hotwireze, 31 October 2005 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2005 - 08:08 PM

That's good news! :thumbsup:

Thanks for letting us know your problem is fixed. It 's probably a good idea if you run the scandisk utility a few times over the next couple of weeks and keep a note of the number of bad sectors/clusters. If the number is stable then everything is probably fine, if the number increases then post back here.

Always remember to keep a back up of your important data.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 12:16 AM

If bad sectors keep increasing get ready to replace the hard drive.

Do extensive backups (not on the same hd) now just in case.




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