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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?

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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.

Bob

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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.

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