Laptops forum

General discussion

2 corrupt Files = HD Failure?

by frielcpa / December 1, 2004 1:30 AM PST

An .xls workbook and a .ppt presentation both corrupted in the last two days on a 19 month old Inspiron 2650, XP Home SP2, Office 2002, 512 P4

Signal impending doom?

Better question, given age and model, should I be shopping for a new notebook anyway?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: 2 corrupt Files = HD Failure?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: 2 corrupt Files = HD Failure?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: 2 corrupt Files = HD Failure?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 1:49 AM PST

I'll write no. I see corrupt files all the time. That's why we have backups, old copies and more.


Collapse -
Re: 2 corrupt Files = HD Failure?
by Ryan T / December 1, 2004 9:11 PM PST

Occasionally windows has a nervous breakdown and starts losing it on files. I've even had it lose files like NTOSKRNL.EXE that are pretty crucial, but after a full format, it returns to normal. That's why I have backups and reinstall windows at LEAST every 12 months.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!