I would like to start out by thanking everybody who makes this site possible, and especially to Brink, for all of your insight. The layout of this site is picturesque and should be a model for other sites, great job.
I purchased a Gateway t8636 laptop with Vista Home Premium 64bit (details in profile) for school on 8/17/08. The primary use of this machine is word processing, writing programs for my CSCI classes (C, C++, JAVA, LISP, more to come), and internet use. Thats it. I don't have any unnecessary things on this dedicated school machine.
When I first began using this machine, I installed Open Office and it worked well, until it began writing corrupt files and caused all sorts of problems. I removed OOO and ran SFC /scannow and somehow convinced chkdisk to work. I haven't had any corrupt file issues until today, when the folder c:\Dev-Cpp was completely corrupt. This is the folder containing my primary IDE, Bloodshed Dev C++, and everything was corrupted. Since I need Dev for almost everything I do, I reinstalled it in the directory c:\Dev-Cpp2. I don't think its the hard drive, I get the idea that Vista is corrupting these files somehow possibly due to a compatibility issue.
I have attached the results of the most recent sfc /scannow if it helps. I have read the tutorial, but I still cannot figure out how to repair some of the files. This time around, I have way more corrupt files than I did last time (I had 3-5 I believe).
I cannot have anymore failures on this machine! There are important documents that I must have to pass my classes. I am worried that the next time I use my laptop the My Documents folder will be corrupt, and I will have lost everything (except what I backed up to my external HD and my other machine).