File Corruption in Windows® 7
Are you puzzled with file corruption issues in your Windows 7 system and want to fix them?
Sometimes, it becomes impossible to open or delete a file stored in your computer. It is mainly because that file is corrupt. Generally the files become corrupted from application failures or system crashes. If this problem persists, even if no system crash occurs, then the cause of such issue can be virus infections. File corruption can also result from flaws in the hard drive's file system sector or from the hard drive itself. After the file becomes corrupted, the contents of that particular file cannot be accessed by the user. It can damage the integrity of your Windows 7 based computer system.
Following are the tips to fix file corruption issues and the prevention methods in Windows 7 based computer system:
- By automatic backup
- Windows disk utility
- Prevention of file corruption
By automatic backup
This is a readily available solution for repairing the files that are corrupted. You need to restore the lost file from a recent backup. Many programs will create backups automatically and you can use these programs to restore the corrupt file in your Windows 7 based computer system.
Windows disk utility
You need to use Windows disk utility. In the system, you need to open 'My Computer'. Then, you have to right click the drives present in your Windows 7 based computer system. Then, select the 'Properties' and then click on 'Tools' tab. You need to select 'Check now' option. In that, you will see two options. One is about automatic fixing errors and other is about scanning. You need to select them and then click 'Start'.
The most important prevention method of file corruption is the usage of antivirus software. Because the main cause of these issues is viruses, you need to make your Windows 7 based computer system virus free. Viruses are the unwanted software programs which have the ability to corrupt the files present in the system. They have the capability to replicate by attaching to other programs. So, you need to use the best antivirus software to prevent the further corruption of files.
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