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Is there any possible way for a VPN connection to result in corrupt file uploads?

Update w/actual answer: I selected the single answer below, because it encouraged looking deeper into actual machine, actual user, etc. The problem appears only in Microsoft Word files, and only for ...
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Vista Backup failed: “The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect (0x8007007B)”

My computer recently attempted to run a backup and failed with the above error code. I tried creating a new backup on removable media, again this failed. I watched where the backup failed and found ...
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Corrupted characters when in BIOS menu

I'm experiencing hardware problems with one of my machines. Ignoring the rest of the symptoms I was curious about one of them. When I enter the BIOS, random characters are screwed up... as in, ...
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Chkdsk capabilities

I've used several different tools for repairing disks and have been wondering if there is a list of what exactly CHKDSK can repair? The MFT? Boot sector? Backup boot sector? Clusters? What common ...
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Windows explorer (filename) string corruption when using remote desktop?

Has anyone else experienced this problem? While browsing folders in explorer over a remote desktop connection, sometimes the file name strings will get corrupted, so they display incorrectly in ...
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How to corrupt a file system

I am going to be testing 'xfs_repair' on some large file systems ( around 50 TB ) as in the past the memory usage is high. While I could test the program only on file systems which were correct it ...
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Centos 5.3 tar and rpm give segmentation fault always - can you tell why from the strace?

(Update: Today, tar works without segfault without known changes on the system. The "rm" command is now segfaulting though. Argh! Maybe this is being caused by ESXi? Or, maybe the hardware.) I ...
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Should I stop MySQL repair?

MySQL database (20 Gigabytes of tables and index) went corrupt. I launched the repair option using MySQL-admin graphic interface, now it has been running for 24 hours. When I have check the MyISAM ...
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The Recycle Bin on C:\ Is Corrupt or Invalid

I have a user running xp sp2 that keeps getting "The Recycle Bin on C:\ Is Corrupt or Invalid." kb297760 says that this can be caused if the subst command is used to map a drive to an existing folder. ...
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Data Corruption (what does it usually look like?)

When you have corrupted data: through packets, or hard drives, what kind of errors do you usually find? Is it a bit tranposition (switched bits)? Is it random noise? (flipped bits)? And when you do ...
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Dell Laptop randomly stops booting after ATA HD Upgrade

The standard laptop here is a Dell D600 with XP SP3, which came with an 80 GB drive originally. One of them was upgraded to a 160 GB internal drive. Ghost was used to transfer and expand the ...
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Verifying Integrity of Data

I just set up a FreeNAS server with a terabyte drive. I want to only have one hard drive in each machine so I have been taking as much data as possible and sending it over the LAN to FreeNAS. I have ...
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Recurring event log corruption on Windows Server 2008

I didn't get any help on the TechNet forum so I'm going to try my luck here :). Our web server is running Server 2008 SP1, 64-bit Standard Edition. For the past week or so, we've been ...
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NTFS file or directory is corrupted or unreadable

Anyone know of a way to delete files from an NTFS filesystem when you get "the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable". This isn't a file which is in use, I think it is genuinely corrupted, and ...
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ubuntu 9 index corrupted

I upgraded to Ubuntu 9 and I am now getting this error: Tracker applet There was an error while performing indexing Index corrupted. I've tried re-indexing, but the problem still shows up. Does ...