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Error: The volume for a file has been externally altered... etc

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#1 winterpandacomics


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:21 PM

"The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid."

This error shows up when ever I try to open my Lenovo all in one PC I got in 2012. It has the simple error message and then a black background. When I try to delete the error by clicking the x, it just pops back up again. If you keep pressing x for maybe 20-30 times, the message goes away but the black backdrop stays and I can't use my PC. So less of a blue screen of death and more like a black screen of death. I just need to extract some old files from it, so I don't mind if it isn't a perfect fix. Please help.


P.S. The "file" in the error is my wacom pen display tablet driver.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:00 AM

I'd suggest using a bootable OS - such as a Live LInux distro, or something like the Ultimate Boot CD to extract your files from this system.

That should allow you to access the hard drive and copy the files off of it.

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