Tag Archives | Troubleshooting

What to Do When Windows’ “Corrupt Files” Message Haunts You

I did the unbelievable — a beginner’s mistake, if I ever heard one. I unplugged  of a USB-attached device without using the Safely Remove Hardware applet. And up from the depths of the system tray came the here-comes-lunch “Windows – Corrupt File” message.

I was worried, and rightly so, because it was a client’s hard drive that now had a corrupt file. (He doesn’t read TechBite, so the secret’s safe.)

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iFixit Helps You Fixit

iFixit, best known as a teardown king, is relaunching iFixit.com as a repair community–a repository of repair guides, troubleshooting tips, teardowns, and other useful information supplied by readers, plus actual parts that the company will be happy to sell you. I didn’t find anything for an actual repair I’ve been contemplating–replacing a balky MacBook Pro touchpad–but it looks like a cool resource for brave do-it-yourselfers.


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