What does corrupted mean

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Old 05-27-05, 02:54 PM
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What does corrupted mean

O.K. what does corrupted mean in computer language
can't spyware programs and virus scan take care of those problems?
How do things become corrupted for example a O.S.?How does a O.S.
become corrupted so you need to run the original disk again?
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Old 05-27-05, 04:07 PM
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Open any of your program files as text in notepad or wordpad or the like and delete a few characters at random. You will now have a corrupted file. Spyware and virus scan programs are merely for finding specific items and fixing or deleting them (or quarantining without fixing). If I opened, for instance, the executable file for your Internet Explorer and randomly deleted characters, I doubt that any spyware or virus scanner would find it. The program simply wouldn't operate properly and the only way to fix it would be to reinstall which would overwrite the file I had "corrupted".
 
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Old 05-27-05, 06:26 PM
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Thanks for all the input concerning corrupt files etc.
So the answer is to run the original O.S. disk again is it as simple has that!
 
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Old 05-27-05, 06:45 PM
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How?

How do files disappear by themselves
what would make then disappear to corrupt
the O.S. for example?
 
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Old 05-28-05, 01:52 AM
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Can you give names for the files that are corrupt? Alot of things can cause the corrupt file error message.
 
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Old 05-28-05, 09:14 AM
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NO I can't give the name of the corrupt file there
isn't any as far as I know I'm not that advanced a computer user I wouldn't know
 
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Old 05-28-05, 11:33 AM
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What usually happens is that you get some pixel dust in the semiconductor-rectifier which causes the file to do a stack dump of the modulator/demodulator codecs which in turn casues a bilinear malfunction of the os's dynamic link libraries and, ummmmmmmmmm. See condensed version below:


[Do-do happens].


Sometimes running the os install fixes problems like that and sometimes not; kind of a crap shoot. I'm guessing you're running Win 98?
 
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Old 05-29-05, 08:51 AM
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running the O.S disk again

I think maybe some try and make all there fixes
by running the O.S. disk again
does that get rid of undeleated items when your trying to sell a computer
is it a cure all for those in the used computer business?
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I'm running windows xp no problems
 
 

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