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    how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered?
    I was contacted by a admin 4 a program after i said i had problems with there product and they told me 2 contact a tec. 2 fix my
    corrupted or altered file.
    But i dont have that kind of money.
    so...
    how can u tell if a file
    is corrupted or altered?
    and then how do u fix it?

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    1. Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow
      The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
    3. Or try to recover using System Restore.
    What is the exact nature of the progam's problem (error), and what's the software in question?

    If its a 3rd party installed program that is not a part of Windows, there may be a compatabilty issue. try reinstalling the software, and/or use System Restore. File corruption may be a result of Registry cleaners or Malware, and may require O/S reinstallation depending on the severity of the corruption. Also try System Recovery to try and "undo" the changes. You can scan for and remove malware for free here.

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Quote Originally Posted by egorrs View Post
    how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered?
    I was contacted by a admin 4 a program after i said i had problems with there product and they told me 2 contact a tec. 2 fix my
    corrupted or altered file.
    But i dont have that kind of money.
    so...
    how can u tell if a file
    is corrupted or altered?
    and then how do u fix it?
    If the program files themselves are corrupted you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the program(depending on the Copy Protection/Licensing used if any of course.)

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by egorrs View Post
    how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered?
    I was contacted by a admin 4 a program after i said i had problems with there product and they told me 2 contact a tec. 2 fix my
    corrupted or altered file.
    But i dont have that kind of money.
    so...
    how can u tell if a file
    is corrupted or altered?
    and then how do u fix it?
    If the program files themselves are corrupted you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the program(depending on the Copy Protection/Licensing used if any of course.)
    ty but i dont no witch file is corrupted

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Hi egorrs,

    What is the product/program in question?

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Hi egorrs,

    What is the product/program in question?
    maplestory

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Reinstall Maplestory MMORPGs. That is how you fix a damaged/corrupted game software program.
    Maplestory download

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Quote Originally Posted by rive0108 View Post
    Reinstall Maplestory MMORPGs. That is how you fix a damaged/corrupted game software program.
    Maplestory download
    uhh no
    i herd that if u reinstall maplestory u wont be able 2 patch it

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    If you remove an MMORPG and reinstall it, you SHOULD be able to use it proplerly.
    If there's a problem with the updater it has, it should only be a temporary problem.

    Also, even their own updaters can be the cause to file corruption on those games.
    You should check their forums.

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    Re: how do u tell if a file is corrupted or altered???

    Quote Originally Posted by egorrs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rive0108 View Post
    Reinstall Maplestory MMORPGs. That is how you fix a damaged/corrupted game software program.
    Maplestory download
    uhh no
    i herd that if u reinstall maplestory u wont be able 2 patch it
    If you dont want to repair/reinstall then your choices are limited. You have not the knowledge or programming skills required regarding Maplestory files/folders to distinguish what is missing/corrupted, or causing registry issues, and therefore it is doubtful you will be able to fix it.

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