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Invalid File Paths

Q: Invalid File Paths

I use WinAso Registry Optimizer; when I run it my computer crashes when it gets to Invalid File Paths, but when I remove the invalid file paths flag, it completes the process just fine. I would like some advice on correcting invalid file paths...thanks.

A: Invalid File Paths

Don't use registry cleaners. If you continue to use them, chances are that crashes will be among the least of your problems. Those things are junk, do only harm, and you should be thankful you were even able to reboot. Performance is not improved by using them, they remove needed entries, and they create their own "errors" so that they can "fix" them, making worse errors in the process.

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after i run winaso registry cleaner/optimizer i get a messeage that i need to delte invalid files path

how do i do that ??????????

A:invalid file paths ???

Do yourself a favor, and if a registry cleaner offers to do something you don't understand, decline. It's far easier to clean the system to death than to actually fix something with a registry cleaner.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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Hey Guys, I have a program to clean the registry and when i do a scan it comes up with heaps of missing or invalid path errors but once I click cleanup it fixes them all but then if I do it again the next day I have a lot again..I'm just wondering if these are something to worry about? Or do they just come about from deleting files and are no problem?


A:Solved: Missing/Invalid Registry Paths

Usually registries are left over when you uninstall programs that don't completely remove the program registries. If it isn't affecting your overall performance, it shouldn't be a big deal.

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I am also facing a similiar issue, like given in the thread - Cannot delete shortcut file

I cant deleted some invalid paths and shortcuts in the system....
Here when I open any application and try to insert or open a file for that application, I am facing the problem.

For Example,
In VLC Player, I click on Media --> Open File

This gives you the Box to select the file you want and in the bottom of that small window in the " File name " box, you will be having a drop down box to select the file.
Here all the deleted files are listed with the file name and path, which was deleted months ago...
When you select the file it says, "Path does not exist, try again"
So, I think all the invalid shortcuts are stored some where in the system, which displays there.
So we need to deleted that particular cache.
I found out that there is something called " Indexed Cache " in Vista, which saves all the shortcuts as the files are stored.
I need to find out how to delete the file shortcuts from that location.
Please help.

Similiar issue is there in Outlook 2007, when I compose a new message and insert file.
It gives the drop down box like the above issue with all the deleted files path.

I tried rebuilding the Indexing Options as advised before.
It didnt work.
I performed all the basic steps, like deleting cookies,temp files from system,ran chkdsk,disk cleanup, and also used some popular and unpopular cleaning software and nothing worked.

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A:Unable to delete invalid shortcuts and paths of deleted files.

You are talking about most reciently used files.
This can be deleted in the disk cleanup.
Hope this helps.

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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

I am trying to set a file path for a folder, but I need the folder to go to the current username, instead of my username. For example..

C:\Users\Matt\Documents\ - Is my current path

I want it to be C:\Users\*THEIR USER NAME*\Documents\

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

You can use the path below for a universal profile path instead.

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,

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Im new to windows 10, i upgraded from windows 7. I am beyong annoyed with the File looking for is here, there, in that folder and dont forget the folder under it lol. I sync my phone to pc for Dropbox, Files starts to sync and im seeing the same file syncing over and over like 4 times, along with the annoying windows sounds each time. I look to see where they are going and one goes to a folder
Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
and here
C-users-craig and lisa-Dropbox

i could go on but im confusing my self even more...Please i dont need all them access points for the same file ...Could some one explain this to me

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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So I've been trying to use system file checker, and encountered a problem where it can't repair a file. I found this page detailing how to manually fix the problem:

Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

I was fine until step 2, where it says

"For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\extremely_simplified_example.dll"

The problem is, my CBS.log file says stuff like:

Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"

and I don't know how to translate that into a path to use with the takeown command. I searched for that file using explorer and found a dozen different copies, so I'm not sure which one to replace.

Semi-related questions: Can I just replace them all? I'm planning on using a copy of the file from a similar system that works, is that ok?


A:Help understanding CBS.log file paths

Hello Southbound, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those instructions there are fine, but just a bit vague. OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can help give you only the SFC results to help make it easier to go through.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Next, the tutorial below can show you how to extract files from your installation disc to replace any listed files that SFC cannot repair.Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Before doing anything, please post back and upload your sfcdetails.txt file to see what all may be wrong, and if it any file that cannot be repaired is worth worrying about.Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
To help interrupt what it says to know the path:Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
The first line says that SFC cannot repair the FWPKCLNT.SYS file.

The second line is the path of the file. "SystemRoot" is a variable "%SystemRoot%" that is actually just a shortcut for "C:\Windows". This leaves you with the file path as:C:\Windows\WinSXS\Manifests\FWPKCLNT.SYS
Doing a search on the C: drive for the listed FWPKCLNT.SYS file would help give you all of it's locations if needed as well.

Hope this helps for now,

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A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?

c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

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I have a program that plays music on VB 2008 Express Edition. It accesses music from my memory stick because I'm going to need to move the program to another computer. However, the memory stick was always listed under the J:\ drive, but now randomly it's listed under the K:/ drive. Is there a way so that I can just get the music "into" the program so that it can just play the music no matter what computer it is on. P.S. I also need to get this program to run on XP, and the file path is E:\, I'm afraid that since mine changed randomly, the XP computer I'm moving it to will also change randomly.

Please Help!

A:File Paths Changing Randomly

You can change the drive letter by going to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and them going into Computer Management, there is a section called Disk Management which will show all connected drives, from there you can change the drive path.

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I've had the asian language pack installed on my laptop for awhile now and I know of a similar issue that involves the Korean won symbol, fortunately that never happened to me and I use my computer to type Korean frequently. I was attempting to get a program to run in Japanese to help out one of my friends, and after a restart; anywhere there's a file path it shows the &#65509; instead of \.

I know there's no difference aside from appearance, but it's really annoying to look at it.

I've uninstalled the program and looked around the Regional and Language options, policy settings, and about anywhere I can think of, maybe I missed it somewhere, but I can't find a way to revert it. Can anyone help? Thanks.

A:Yen symbol () instead of backslash in file paths.

Shameless bump.

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Hello everyone! New here with this problem, hope I'm entering it under the right category (if not, sorry)

I have a local and a network folder embeded in a tiddlywiki page in iframes.
They both contain folders, .doc and .xls files with both greek and english names.
I've set up the open office plugin to show the aforementioned files within browser, so the frames work as
a sort of view area ( ).

At the same time I need to be able to open the folders / files in their native windows environment.
The above configuration doesn't allow that as .doc and .xls links open in the open office environment by default.

A number of firefox add-ons (Open With 4.0 /,
IE Tab 2 / provide the functionality to open firefox links in different browsers and/or programs.

I've set up explorer, winword.exe and excel.exe as manual entries in the Open With add-on which allows you to right click on firefox links and select to open them with these applications. Other add-ons allow you to do the same thing with internet explorer or a chosen application.

They all present the following problem:

The plugin works perfectly when opening the folder file:///C:/a with explorer
and the files file:///C:/a/a.doc with winword and file:///C:/a/a.xls with excel.exe.

But I get a path does not exist or is not a directory error when... Read more

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I'm trying to figure out how to change my file path names. The system name on my computer is Tsula but all paths still say the 'Owner' thing.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Music\Enya\Enya (new age)\2005 - Amarantine

Know how to fix it? x3

A:Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - Louis

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when i first got my computer i came up with a lofty way of partitioning my 16o gb hard drive into different sections for different purposes like media partition and a system and a possible linux/ UNIX partition. but i haven't followed my plan and my f ( 60 g's) drive is almost full and my E drive ( 50 g's ) is completely empty can i combine the drives without messing up all of my file paths? maybe if i named the new drive f it would change anything? e is completely empty though

A:Partitioning hard drives and file paths

Well, yes if you use a program like Partition Magic that does non-destructive partitioning you can then id the partition as F, and not have lost your paths.

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I have a bunch of music stored on Z/```music, and in a playlist. However, I wish to move the music to E/```music, but not have to go through the process of recreating a playlist

Is there a quick way to do this?

A:How to change file paths for music in WMP playlist

here's a real nifty way to move folders to a different location..
Add Copy To / Move To on Windows 7 or Vista Right-Click Menu - How-To Geek

good luck

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When i open file dialog (saving/open files) i also get list of old path that are not existing any more.

how i can remove it ?


A:how to remove file dialog suggested paths?

Hello Igalep,

This may be able to help. It will be the same location used for Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Delete Typed Paths

Hope this helps,

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
'@async:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
'@async:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

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A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion -

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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Can you supply the correct paths and file names for initiating programmes to view files in

These are needed so that when a user clicks wants to view a document referenced in Q-Pulse
the system ensures the correct programme is launched. This does not happen all the time
when older files are stored with unusual extensions.

A:correct paths and file names for initiating programmes

nik, these could be different on anyone's PC.

If you're looking for the executable file paths, just do a find for the following files and note the folder they're stored in:

PowerPoint: powerpnt.exe
Excel: excel.exe
Visio: visio32.exe (I'm pretty sure about this one, not positive)

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I'm having an issue with Windows Media Player for Windows 7.

I imported a bunch of playlists and their associated music files from an XP machine to my new Win7 machine, and some of the music files aren't playing - Media Player simply says that there was "an error" with no further explanation given, but this error only occurs with files with a certain file path.

On my XP machine a large chunk of my music files were located in C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\My Documents\My Music\[artist name]\[song title] as .wma files. I know that in Win7 the Documents and Settings subdirectory was replaced by Users or something - that's not the real problem, because for all my other music files, the file paths as shown in my WMP playlists will adjust themselves automatically and play the music files correctly no matter where the files are moved. My issue stems from the fact that WMP is not correcting the file paths for the files located in Documents and Settings the way it is for all the other files. There is no way to edit the file paths in WMP, or I would have tried that.

This is not the first time I've moved my XP playlists to a Win7 machine, but on my previous attempts I have had no problem simply copying all my music to one folder and playing them in WMP. So I'm not sure why it's not working this time.

I would prefer to avoid rebuilding all my playlists by hand - I really don't think that should be necessary, since as I said I've moved all my data from an XP to a W... Read more

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I have just changed from XP where I used random photos as my screensaver and I had the option to show the file path which was an effective caption. With photos going back many years it was always enjoyable as the photos brought back memories. I am now using Photos as my screensaver in Windows 7 but I can't find any way to show file path / captions. Can anybody help please?

A:How do I display file paths when using Photos as a screen saver

Welcome to Seven Forums romper. It can't be done natively in 7, but if you still have your XP PC, people report success in copying ssmypics.scr from their XP machine to the Window 7 C:\windows\System32 directory. Open the Screen Saver Settings window and select the My Pictures Slideshow option, and voil?!

A Guy

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I mistakenly deleted the contents of a user's account folder and was unable to replace the sub-folders manually or by pasting empty ones from another account. If I try to use the account to save files, I just get an error message saying that the folder xxx or file path doesn't exist, depending on where I am trying to save them. This is not just a long filename error and I am afraid that I have caused problems for the user that would affect any Windows 8 account he opens in future, because of Microsoft syncing. What do you suggest?

A:How to reset a user's deleted sub-folders/file paths?

Do you mean you've deleted the entire user folder in the root of C:\Users?

If so, just forget about it, unless you need to restore actual data. Simply create a new user after deleting the old one:

net user /delete DeletedUserNameHere

You can see the list of user names with

net user

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Is there a resource available on MS website where I can get a list of channel/files paths associated with MS Event log source types.

For instance, event logs
MS Event Log - DHCP Admin
MS Event Log - DHCP Operational
Windows 2008 Vista EventLog Failover Clustering
Have the following channels:

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I am currently using Skydrive to synchronize files and folders between my home and office computers. I created an Excel file which has hyperlinks linking to files located under the same folder as the Excel file on the local hard disk.
In the past I was using Excel 2010 and the synching would work fine. I would open the excel file in any of the two computers and when I clicked on the hyperlinks the file stored on the local hard disk would open. Recently I purchased Office 360 and suddenly the paths in the hyperlinks linking to the files were changed from a local relative location I.e. \test.xlsx! to a cloud address I.e. On top of that even if I click on the hyperlink the file does not open.
Also Skydrive keeps creating copies of the files at random with the name of the computer where it was modified at the end I.e. test-Home-PC.xlsx.

Anybody know the reason for this and a way around it?


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In C:\Documents and Settings\User I have 2 folders:

Start Menu

The files within the Start Menu folder, as an example, have the path: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu.

If I rename the Start Menu folder to, say, xxxxStart Menu, and view path of the files in the folder again, the path remains the same C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu instead of what I expected to be C:\Documents and Settings\User\xxxxStart Menu

The same applies for Favorites.

Additionally, I can leave the renamed xxxxStart Menu folder in Documents and Settings\User and create a new folder of the same name (xxxxStart Menu) and it allows me to do this--even though both names are the same!

1) Is this normal?
2) Why is this?
3) Are these some kind of "special" folders that Windows XP treats differently?
4) Why doesn't this happen for other folders like Desktop, Cookies, Local Settings, SendTo, and Application Data?


A:Xp File Paths Question, pertains to Favorites and Start Menu

Are these some kind of "special folders"Click to expand...

That is exactly what they are called. For more detailed information: Also check out the links at the bottom of the page for more details.

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OK i should admit that this was a slightly dubious file alledgedly proving a certain starlets dislike of underwear..... However the file name is so long that Windows XP will not let me delete it... also the file was corrupted ( no pun intended ) so has a zero file length.. I did virus scan the download and AVG said file was not virus.... anyway i need to get rid of it any ideas....!!!

A big shout out to all replies But the Biggest thanks to Moderator John Will who had the simple idea of shift everything else then delete folder........ Why is it always the simplest ideas that work best... PS I eventually saw evidence of starlets dislike of pants on google images.... Take off safe search and leer away without having to download any suspiscious files.

Thanks Again

A:Solved: File cannot be deleted as file name invalid...!!! HELP

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Hey all!

I have a .png file on my secondary hard drive, which I cannot seem to delete. When I try to delete or rename it, it tells me: "The selected file name is invalid or too long".

I came across the programs Delinvfile and Unlocker, but they did not seem to work for me.

Appreciate any help!

A:Can't delete file due to invalid file name

Try this: Open an Elevated Command Prompt. Change to the directory (folder) the file is in. You do this using the cd command.
For instance, if the file is in your Pictures folder, you would enter:

cd C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Pictures (xxxxxxxx is your account name)

Once in the right directory (folder), use the del command as follows to see if you can delete it. If, for instance, the file starts with asdfg0000....... etc,

del asdfg000*

That will delete any file that begins with the letters adsfg000, so be careful. Make sure you use enough of the beginning letters so the del command will only delete that file.

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Not sure if this is the right forum or not, but it's the closest I could find that might answer my question. Some of the audio files I just downloaded can't be opened, copied, encoded or moved because I get a message that the file name is invalid. These files probably have file names that a re too long for XP, since the other ones are OK. But I don't know how to fix it, or whether it can be fixed. Thanks for any help. These are MP4a files. I don't have MP4a, except with Real Player, but Nero can convert these.


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I'm trying to download Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate and about 3 bars into the installation i get a popup saying it can't find the file powerpoint.en-us/ I've looked everywhere on my computer and nothing...the D:\ where the CD is has a folder powerpoint.en-us, but that doesn't work either. the installation worked fine on to other home laptops, this laptop is 5 years old would that make a difference? thanks for any help you can give!!!

A:HELP --- invalid file

summerquestions said:

I'm trying to download Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate and about 3 bars into the installation i get a popup saying it can't find the file powerpoint.en-us/ I've looked everywhere on my computer and nothing...the D:\ where the CD is has a folder powerpoint.en-us, but that doesn't work either. the installation worked fine on to other home laptops, this laptop is 5 years old would that make a difference? thanks for any help you can give!!!Click to expand...

Where are you downloading this copy from?

How many machines are you licensed to install this on?

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I use Open and use the save as option to save in word format.

I tried to copy a large number of files from my c: drive to my USB. An error message came up saying the file name was too long (or something like that). I closed that dialogue box, nothing was copied to the USB and now... I can't open any of the files I tried to copy.

All of the files are still showing on the c: drive and they are not empty files, the size of the file is showing. But when I try to open a document the message comes up 'the above file name is invalid.

When I right click I don't get any options for 'save as' any more. I get options for Select, Print, Open With, Send to (it won't let me do any of these it says the "above file name is invalid"), or Access denied when I try to select a programme.

Any suggestions for recovery that does not involve an internet download would be much appreciated, as the computer they are on is not linked to the internet. Thanks.


A:The above file name is invalid

Are these all word documents that have this problem?

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Hi all,
Sorry for my poor english.

I have a SDHC 32GB card and I formated it to exFAT, because I need it for a file that is bigger than 4GB.
Everything looks and run good, expect 2 files (my own) that I can?t open and read it, the App says "Invalid FIle Name".
I can see it?s Properties with File Explorer, no problem there.
I did re-format to it?s Original FAT32 format and I can read those files normally.
To format to exFAT I used Windows, to format back to FAT32 I used SDFormater from SD-Org.
I had a 64GB SDXC card, I formated it Windows and my Android did not recognise it.
I spent 8h around this problem till I found that it was the SD Card format problem.
Has it to do with Windows Format utility ?

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I have an error report ; deleted invalid filename (73668) on directory 15055759774
I was trying to load visio and I had a 32 bit office program loaded, and I was trying to dowload a64 bit visio. so, I tried to delete the 32 office and load a 64. I gave up and loaded the 32 visio. it works fine, but now my office programs come up with this error and the error code 17.06 setup.chm
What can I do?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3966 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464610 MB, Free - 388148 MB; D: Total - 12226 MB, Free - 2225 MB;
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled

A:invalid file

Hi, I suggest you reinstall your Office version.
You cannot delete system files unpunished, that's why uninstalls take care of this if they correctly programmed.

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I have saved a document in Microsoft word with an invalid file name
UK INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR 2012.doc.doc is there a way to retrieve this file please? Phillipa


Try copying and saving it as UK INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR 2012.doc .

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I have downloaded an ISO file and have tried several utilities ( e.g. ISOpen,etc.) to open it in order to save to a CD. I repeatedly get the message that 'it is not a valid ISO file' - have tried several downloads both zipped and unzipped ISO's and same problem. Saving a CD on my computer (1800 Athlon and XP) to an ISO file and then opening it works fine. Has anyone any suggestions please, or are all my downloaded files corrupted ?? I cannot find any answers on the net.

A:Invalid ISO file

Did you get the ISO from a reputable site, or was it from just anywhere using a P2P program?

If the former, complain to the host site, their copy could be corrupt

If the latter, then don't ask....if its not legit.

You need to consider that the source is corrupt.

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Hi, hope someone can help with what may in fact be a simple problem...

I am trying to upload a Torrent file into Azureus, and each time in the 'make torrent' process I am prompted to 'browse directory' and choose the file, I click 'next', and get a message in red type that says 'invalid file'.

This is my first attempt to do this, I am a little confused so please be gentle with me and treat me like a 'newbie' if I ask dumb questions...

Should I be attempting to select the 'little yellow folder' i.e the file I originally downloaded, or the torrent file with the little blue frog at this point in the 'make torrent' process? I get the error message when I try to select the little yellow folder, yet when I 'browse' at this stage in the 'make torrent' process it does not offer me the opportunity to select the 'little blue frog' (even though I know the 'little blue frog' torrent file is sitting in 'my documents'!) I even tried to drag the little blue frog from 'my documents' and drop it into the 'make torrent' bit of luck.

I would really appreciate some help- I don't want to be the kind of guy who helps himself to torrent downloads without uploading anything! Thanks in advance.

P.s (edit) Oh dear... it has just dawned on me that the reason there is a little blue frog in 'my documents' is that I have already create... Read more

A:Solved: "Invalid file" message when trying to upload Torrent file...

Hi, TSG Rules do not allow anyone to assist with filesharing apps> however, we'd be glad to help you remove any, and clean up your computer if you feel it may be running some malware...

Seems that you have fixed your problem, so I will Close this thread...

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Win XP Home

I just bought the machine and put it on a network, the problem started, when as recommended by the cable company, I tried installing a Firewall from a SMC networks SMC7004VBR EZ 3-Click install CD, by mistake I guess, because the SMC firewall was already up and running. Right away there were some error messages that prevented the completion of the last step of the install. Those, I can't recall exactly, something about shutdown, which I did after a few other things were done. But, when I turned the computer back on, the message, "invalid boot ini file," appeared. Then after a list, the error message, " error in the software. Load needed DLLs for Kernel," which prevents login. This computer was a replacement for a Win98 that did'nt work too well, and the other one on the network is Mac, so I have not much experience yet with Win XP and therefore, I have no idea how to get around this.

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when I start my computer I got this message " bbot.ini invalid file boot from c:/windows "

how can I solve this probelem? I think somebody delete that filr from my computer

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i have looked around a bit trying to find information on this but nothing pertaining to my specific problem..
basically on my secondary hard drive i have a incomplete non activated copy of windows i only use it for file storage while running windows on my main HD.. somehow a few folders full of files became decrypted.. im fairly sure i never did it.. but i tried to get onto the other hard drives version of windows to change the permission and decrypt it.. it shows it being owned by the SID: s-1-5-21-73586283-2111687655-725345543-1002... which as ive read is a SID for a old deleted account.. so i cant log onto the user that has ownership of the encryption of the files to decrypt them.. i have tried going through the security settings giving other profiles full permissions and switching ownership of the files to try and get the cerypt option but no matter what i try it just keeps the encryption checkbox greyed out so i cant uncheck it.. any ideas?
and i apologize for my lack of puncuation and possibly spelling mistakes

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I've got an old computer that is running Windows XP that I've decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After a bit of trouble, I managed to get through the installation process. At least I think I've got through the installation process - the problem starts soon after the bit where you have to name the computer. Soon after, the computer has to restart, but when it does there are some strange noises from the computer and an error flashes onto the screen for a second:

Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\windows\

And then the screen just goes black. I had to boot it up using the Windows 7 CD again and I tried going on repair installation. It checked, tried and failed to repair. Under details it said

"A recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting".

I haven't added any new hardware during the installation process - all that was connected was the keyboard, USB mouse, monitor and power cable.
I then tried to do a clean install again, but the same thing happened. This is is rather frustrating, any ideas?


A:Invalid BOOT.INI file

You need to clean the HD first.
Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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Now what the heck does that mean anyhow? Is this a firefoax only kind of error? I cannot install any extensions or themes like I could once before. I googled the Invalid File Hash and it took me to firefox forum where no one is getting an answer. I just want to fix this.

What does it mean and how to fix it?

A:Invalid File Hash

Shot in the dark and assuming you are using xp, how about using a restore point before this started to happen?

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reports me error invalid boot ini file, am look for on the net information but we have not helped.
cannot he will improve.
now would want make repair with wins to the CD, but I do not know what needs will register after clicks on R us appears the option CWINDOWS: > or so somehow...
what I after do to make repair?????'
CD is in D: drive

sorry for my gramma

A:Invalid Boot Ini File...and Next?

Boot with the Windows XP CD (you may need to make an adjustment in the bios to boot from cd).

When it starts choose install (not repair) initially. The second time it asks choose Repair.

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I want to uninstall "Empires: Dawn of the Modern World" and I get this Invalid INSTALL.LOG file every time I try to uninstall it. I tried to uninstall the game in every way. I went to add/remove programs, tried through program files, and the CD didn't even work. How do I uninstall this successfully? I have windows vista.

A:Invalid INSTALL.LOG file..........

The uninstallation script is looking for install.log but isn't finding it, so it's halting. You probably have CCleaner or a similar app that deleted all .log files that it found. You will need to manually uninstall Empires.

First, I would delete the installation directory, which may be C:\Program Files\Empires.

Then I would open regedit, hit CTRL+F, type Empires, and search the registry for keys pertaining to the game Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. Delete the keys that you find. If you are unsure about certain keys, don't delete them. Messing around in the registry can hose your system so be careful.

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I am using Windows 10 and most of these files are Outlook pst or ost files. Is there any way I could modify the names in Windows 10?
Thank you for your help!

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Hi guys, I have a 40 GB hardrive that will only start in safe mode as a primary drive because when the XP screen is loading it will freeze and stop. The reason I think this is because it will start perfectly as a secondary drive but still shows the screen
INVALID BOOT .INI File, as either one. I have already tried to go into the recovery console and rebuild the file but that didn't work. This happened when I went into the recovery console to fix the NTLDR screen. Please help, this hard drive is only a few months old!

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Can someone help me with that problem ??????

Thanks for your attention and to Bleeping Computer for beeing there.

Pierre Viau-aficionado99

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A:invalid file path

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When I go to boot up my pc, before I get to the login screen I get a brief message saying:

Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\WINNT\

It still boots up just fine, but I don't know if this is gonna cause a problem in the future so is there a way to repair/replace the boot.ini file?

System specs:
Gateway 710X, 3.2GHz Pent4, 1Mb Ram, 150Gb HDD, ATI Radeon X850Pro 256Mb w/Arctic Silencer rev.5, Windows XP w/SP2 up to date

A:Invalid boot.ini file

Your boot.ini file should be in your root directory. You may have to select "show hidden files" to see it. You can open it with notepad. This is what mine shows:
[Boot Loader]

[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Enter your version of Windows here" /fastdetect

If you can't find a boot.ini file copy the above into notepad and save as boot.ini in your root directory.

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Every time I start Windows xp I get an error message "invalid boot ini file, booting from "C" windows. The "tech" guy from Staples says it's my old win98 trying to load.
How do I prevent this??


A:invalid boot ini file? What does this mean?

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when i boot it up it gives me this error directly after the main bootup screen (the first screen you see when you turn your computer on):

Invalid BOOT.INI file
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A:Invalid boot.ini file

hi and welcome to TSF this may help

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I have a Windows Vista and Wndows XP on dual boot.
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Vista in F:

I installed windows 7 over C: and XP files were copied to Windows.old
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it gives me a Invalid boot.ini error

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Is there any way to get a file open when you get the "invalid file or path name" message in M.S. Word? What would cause this message? Thanks

A:Invalid file or path name

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At the opening of the PC it tells me : Invalid Boot.ini.file . So how to correct/arrange this problem ?? Because of this invalid boot.ini.file the opening of Windows does not go into Windwos.
Thank you for your answer

A:Invalid Boot.ini.file

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At Start-up before Windows XP Pro loads - "invalid Boot.inifile" message but windows loads and I am able to use system. I tried to re-load Windows XP Pro - but it will not install - error message as follows - No Boot.inifile. Then it directs me to restart into recovery console repair/recover boot config files. I am at a total loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

A:Invalid Boot.ini File

boot to the recovery console and use this command bootcfg /rebuild

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I've got an old computer that is running Windows XP that I've decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After a bit of trouble, I managed to get through the installation process. At least I think I've got through the installation process - the problem starts soon after the bit where you have to name the computer. Soon after, the computer has to restart, but when it does there are some strange noises from the computer and an error flashes onto the screen for a second:

Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\windows\

And then the screen just goes black. I had to boot it up using the Windows 7 CD again and I tried going on repair installation. It checked, tried and failed to repair. Under details it said

"A recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting".

I haven't added any new hardware during the installation process - all that was connected was the keyboard, USB mouse, monitor and power cable.
I then tried to do a clean install again, but the same thing happened. This is is rather frustrating, any ideas?


A:Invalid BOOT.INI file

Are you trying to upgrade or do a clean install. EXACTLY how are you beginning the installation routine?

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I am attempting to copy a zip file of embroidery design files from backup drive K to my C drive. When I attempt to paste them into the new folder, I am receiving an error message which reads, "Cannot copy Birds-buffalo-wolf-bear-daffocils - 3-20-2011 - order no 4954554: The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name." I can copy this same file to a different location on the K drive just fine, but the minute I try to copy it to the C drive, I get the error message. I tried renaming the file with a shorter name - Birds-3-20-2011, and got the same result. I have the same problem with individual embroidery design files -- I keep getting this "name invalid or too long" message, even when the name is literally one word and a 6- or 7-digit number. All these items, the zip folder plus the individual design files, were located in one folder. I only have this problem with the files from that particular folder, as none of the items can be copied. I can copy files from other folders of similar items found elsewhere on the K drive.These design files were created by and purchased from Embroidery Library, a company that has been in business for >10 years and has a good reputation. Originally, they were named with just a number; however, because finding them by number alone is a pain, I?ve renamed the individual design files with descriptive names in addition to their numbers. Even with longer names than these, I haven?t had a probl... Read more

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That's what it says when I turn on my machiene then it says, loading from C:WINDOWS. THis isn't word for word but it goes along like that. Is this anythign serious?

A:Invalid BOOT.INI File

Try this:

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My notebook was fine yestarday but today when I was rebooting the Windows (XP Home), this error message appeared:

Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\windows\

I'm using M-Life HYM540SE notebook from Hyundai.

How do I solve this? Thanks.

A:Invalid BOOT.INI file

Hello Nezz

Get your XP installation CD handy. If you don`t have one you can borrow one to run this repair.

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
Hard Disk

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Microsoft W... Read more

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Hello all, two days ago I upgraded FROM windows vista ultimate TO windows 7 x86 ultimate on my HP pavillion dv9005us laptop.

I had no problems on vista, and it worked fine after an upgrade to 7 for a day. And then it rebooted and goes through the window that gives you the option to change boot order or run setup, then goes to a black screen and up in the left hand corner flashes quickly "invalid boot.ini file running c:windows".

I have the windows vista ultimate disk I purchased, but do not have a disk for windows 7 since it was a download through my engineering program at my university.

I am really at a loss as what to do, and hopefully there is something rather easy I can do.

A:Invalid boot.ini file

Try this:
You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

Startup Repair

System Repair Disc - Create

System Recovery Options

Repair Install

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When I turn my computer on I get the pesky "invalid boot.ini file booting from c/winn.
Then everything loads ok. I have recently replaced my dvd drive with a dvd burner, added a usb 2.0 card and plugged in an ADS Tech Tv Tuner by USB 2.0.
It is a Gateway computer, so I did a couple of chat sessions with their tech support and they are telling me that XP is corrupt and I need to do a complete re-install. Is this true?

All this crap started when I was trying to burn a dvd and had to disable everything in my Startup in msconfig. After I got thru burning the dvd I have a line in the start up config that is a bunch of squares followed by

Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version
Ok Ok ya'll can give it to me straight how long have I got before the gates of Hell open up and little demons start shooting out of the a**end of my system ?

Thanks for your time ... Jo

A:XP invalid boot .ini file

Try this:;en-us;330184

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When I turn on my Laptop, while windows is loading, I notice up in the left hand corner it says INVAILIDBOOT.FILE C/WINDOWS. Can anyone help me fix the Boot File? I would greatly appreciate it allot...

A:Invalid Boot.File

Does windows load?..

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I'm having issues with my desktop computer. When it first starts up I get this message

invalid boot.ini file
Booting from C:\WINDOWS

I tried the recovery from the XP disc. I got the the C:\ and typed fixboot and fixmbr. Neither seems to have worked.

Any other thoughts without reinstalling windows?

A:invalid boot.ini file

Hello bigmgoode

In the Recovery Console do you get the prompt

or just

If you are not getting "C:\Windows" it means setup is not seeing the operating system.


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When downloading a .pdf file on the internet 9Click on a .pdf file) after the download completes, I get the following error message 'Invalid file menu" I am unable to open the .pdf. Any ideas?

A:Invalid File Menu

I assume that you have Adobe Reader installed - but you may not have one new enough for the file you downloaded. I've got 7.0. Sometimes, it's recommended that you use an older one if you have a system that can't handle the bloated newer edition, but it's good to have the newest if your system can handle it.

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Need your assistance:

Running Windows 2000 pro and receiving the following message:

"Invalid BOOT.INI file.
Booting from C:\winnt
NTDETECT failed".
How do I resolve this issue?

Please advise


A:Invalid Boot.ini file

Paste the contents so we can see

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I have HP Photosmart 320, I bought 128MB SD Card before I left for vacation. I took 179 pictures while I was there. I noticed that when I take my pictures it would save and when I try to go back and view them from my digital camera it would say " Unsupported image file."
I took small video clips and those where okay. My pictures are not able to open and it keeps telling me its "Invalid file format."
The pictures are uploaded and its under jpg format. I can't open it with paint, corel photohouse, fireworks or photoshop.
Can my pictures be view with a card reader? Is it worth it to go through all these troubles? I'm very upset about my vacation pictures! Can someone please give me a few ideas?

A:invalid file format

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Hi guys,
of late when i turn on my laptop.I am getting a message on the black screen saying invalid bootini file.can anyone help me out and tell me whats going on?

A:Invalid Boot ini file

hiya buddy read this,could help providing you have your windows CD.
To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:
Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the... Read more

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A:Job.xls:: file format is invalid

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Hi, my friend has a Dell inspiron 6400. Which he asked me to format for him. So i pop in his original Dell XP Home Edition CD, Format the C: partition, after the whole process the computer reboots to only to give me this Error : Invalid Boot.ini File
I've tried going into the repair console, and following the bootcfg/ list, bootcfg /rebuild instructions, but the error still exists, and i can't even get to the windows boot options.

A:Invalid Boot.ini File

Hi snozberry !

Sorry for the dumb question but did you reinstall XP after you formated the c: partition ?

Run a check disk from the recovery console : chkdsk /F /R. Report if it found any bad clusters.

Isn't that laptop usually sold with Vista ?

Did bootcfg /rebuild find an installation of XP in the c:\Windows folder ?

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Thanx in advance !

A:Invalid or Corrupted Excel file

There are editor or viewer programs so at least you can see the data, what you can see, you can copy and paste into a new sheet or another app and see what you can recover.
There is no direct solution for these problems.
If there is more than one worksheet then if gets even worse, sorry but that's more or less the conclusion

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I hope someone can help me with this.....I recently downloaded a huge file from Imesh....It took over seven hours to download....

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can anyone tell me a way that this file can be opened???

maybe in DOS???

hoping for an answer...Very much appreciated!

A:Invalid Win32 application file

If its an .exe file there was probably a problem with downloading it....i know this isn't what your looking for but I would re-download.

But first make sure its supposed to be an executable app and not zipped or compressed in any way.

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I have searched everywhere on the internet including this site and cannot find a solution to the invalid install.log file. There are no errors in event viewer, I purchased Acrobat 9 and uninstalled ver. 7 and still have the same error. Even Adobe offers no help.

Does anyone know how to fix this ugly issue? What is very strange is that I am able to create a pdf from some files and not others. This makes no sense to me.

A:Acrobat 9 invalid install.log file

You didn't mention which Adobe 9 product you're referring to.

You probably could've installed 9 over 7 without uninstalling 7 first.


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Just put XP Pro in from scratch, when I boot up I get a message saying Invalid Hibernation Partition/file......RUN HDPREPEZ.

Any ideas, I am very new to this side of things so please only use idiot explanations and solutions


A:Invalid Hibernation Partition/File

It's not a windows file. Is this a laptop with the suspend to disk feature.

I keep getting links to NEC if you want to look for some info there

some info on it

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That's what I'm getting. Then next line down says Booting from C:/windows/. Is this O.K.?
Problem started when I downloaded McAfee updates. And lo and behold 90% of my programs, (Start>All Programs) are gone. Even Accessories, Calculator, Defrag, Disk cleanup, notedpad, wordpad, Favorites, etc. etc. etc. Even wiped out Comcast. I have a recovery disc but it won't start automatically. MS says contact Insignia, (Mfg.) but I get no response from them. If I can run the recovery disc, will it damage the few programs I have left? Alot of the programs are still in Add/Remove programs. Sorry to be such a newbie! Any help is much appreciated. Thanks, jberd99usa.

A:Solved: Invalid Boot INI.File

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I have this issue and I am trying to correct it going into the recovery console. I try to boot from CD and it won't. The CD does work in another computer. The light to the cd drive does light up when the CD is in there so I believe it is working fine. It says press any key to boot from cd, I do but nothing happens. Any help would be great. Thanks

A:Invalid Boot.INI File problem

That CD is not being read by that CD drive. Try a different CD drive. Or make an ISO image of that Boot CD on another computer with a burner and then burn the ISO image and try it again.

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Am copying mp3 files from an external ntfs hd partition to a local hd partition.

which is very long



does not copy and a bunch of shorter file names don't copy (from the same album).

I changed the album data properties to something shorter as well and it still didn't copy

The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name

is the error.

help?? thanks.

the mp3 plays just fine in media players.

the bit rate on the very long .mp3 (that successful copies) and the error-producing file are the same (320kbps). The error-producing file has a lot of property information (title album artist genre etc) filled in and I tried tweaking that but no effect. A bit of a conundrum. This is vexing because what I'm trying to copy is my favourite and most played classical music files! Why the bloody hell aren't they copying?? this is pisses me off.
okay THIS is really interesting. Within the same (external) drive, folder, or in a different folder, I can't copy the mozart_drott_.mp3 files. I can't duplicate within the same folder or else I get the same error. I feel i'm progressing towards a solution. Could it be some drm thing? the error-producing mp3 files I bought from an online digital download purchase thing.

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A:File too long or invalid error.

Hi John. We need to see the full path names, both source and destination.

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A:Solved: Invalid Boot ini File

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First off, I appreciate any help. Now, when I start my computer I receive the message of an "invalid boot.ini file"...but my computer boots up normally. I've read that I can fix the problem with the install CD. This is a problem being that this is a second-hand computer that I've had for almost 2 yrs now and I don't have the original install CD's.

How can I remedy this issue before it becomes a problem? What other info do you need from me at this time?


A:Solved: Invalid boot.ini file

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So I recently got a Adobe CS4 Design Premium and when I put the disk 1 in to install, it pops up with the invalid unicode file message along with several others that I have read to be common.

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I have two shared workbooks on a novell fileserver. 2 differnet users accessed these two files each running Excel 97. A third person began accessing and modifying the files a few days ago. Since then the two files have become corrupted twice. I have looked at the 3rd person as a suspect but see nothing different about their configs. What could continually cause a workbook to become corrupt?

A:Excel file format invalid

I have found that many users can still open these files using Word and I still get this niggling little feeling that for some reason they're saved from Word because mailmerging is often involved. If you can open them using Word, click inside the table that is created, hit Table-Select table, copy, and paste back into Excel. Formatting and formulas are lost.

Sorry, no answer as to the cause--just know it happens all the time. (I think it has something to do with the permissions/releasing of the file on the server.)
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Hello Guys,Whenever I reboot my computer I get an error message :"Invalid Boot.ini File, Booting from C drive"There is no problem booting up, But I would like to know, if I have done something wrong, If so what can I do to rectify it.My daughter has spent some time on my Desktop PC getting my wifes laptop on line, Successfully, and safely (with the help of the guys here)Could she have done something maybe ???PS : I am sorry I have been told before, to put my information on as well, whenever I ask for help, I keep forgetting, : It's my age you know *smile*I have Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Version 2002 / Service 2 Pack/AMD Processor Model unknown / 1.61 GHz 512 MG of RamThank you for any help.Judda.

A:Windows Xp Pro. Invalid Boot Ini File

Try this:
Start->Run -> MSCONFIG
Click the tab labelled BOOT.INI
What's displayed in the top part of the window?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop running Windows XP.

I am repeatedly getting this message - The file **** is corrupt/invalid. Please run chkdsk - while it is running. Every application seems to be detected as corrupt/invalid and then I am asked to run chkdsk. The problem is that when I try to run chkdsk, I then get a msg saying that chkdsk cannot run at this time because of some read only issue and I am asked whether I would like to run chkdsk at startup. I do not think every application I have can be corrupt, so it seems likely that for some reason the chkdsk alert is not getting suppressed and is appearing non stop for every process run?

Recently I am also getting a virtual page size error which instructs me to resize the page. Even after doing this I am getting this error.

And yesterday, when I tried to install itunes, it told me that itunes could not be installed because soem files were missing.


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I've got an old computer that is running Windows XP that I've decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After a bit of trouble, I managed to get through the installation process. At least I think I've got through the installation process - the problem starts soon after the bit where you have to name the computer. Soon after, the computer has to restart, but when it does there are some strange noises from the computer and an error flashes onto the screen for a second:

Invalid BOOT.INI file
Booting from C:\windows\

And then the screen just goes black. I had to boot it up using the Windows 7 CD again and I tried going on repair installation. It checked, tried and failed to repair. Under details it said

"A recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting".

I haven't added any new hardware during the installation process - all that was connected was the keyboard, USB mouse, monitor and power cable.
I then tried to do a clean install again, but the same thing happened. This is is rather frustrating, any ideas?


A:[SOLVED] Invalid BOOT.INI file

When you say noises when the computer restarts are they coming from HDD or fans or have you tried to locate that
Now if you have tried upgrading the windows xp to windows 7 instead of a clean install you can possibly have problems

First off I would run some HDD diagnosis because noise could be coming from HDD and the hard drive could be bad. Now depending on your motherboard you can have some diagnosis under your BIOS (so if you can give us more information about your computer hardware would be nice :))

Run HDD diagnosis and see if it comes back with errors

Boot with your windows 7 CD and go to custom install and do a clean installation of windows 7 on your computer which means deleting and recreating partitions on your HDD

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I have Corel Photo Album 6. When I downloaded a new program a lot of pictures showed up in my album. When I try to delete them I get the message- cannot delete file: the file
name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name

I have xp on my computer

A:delete photos with invalid file

To expand on what the error message is telling you:

The names of the photo files are too long for the program to process them correctly. This happens when programs are using older naming systems.

What program are you trying to remove them from? (The more information you provide, the better)

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Im Having A Problem With My Xp Home Edition,,,my Wife Installed Ms Office Two Days Ago,,,now Every Time We Boot Up We Get The Invalid Boot Ini. File Warning,,,then The Comp Proceeds To Start Up,,,,its Running Slow,,,and It Removed My Boot Ini. Tab At The Top Of My Msconfig Screen,,,ive Asked Alot Of People And All Anyone Can Tell Me Is To Reformat,,,which I Would Like To Avoid If Possible,,,,im Open To Ideas If Anyone Has One,,,thanks!!!!

A:Boot Ini. File Corrupt Or Invalid

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Well,I downloaded a program called HomeBase 2.0[ which lets on-line booksellers list their books at for example or ] They came up with an update and I want to remove HomeBase 2.0 and install 2.1 BUT when I go to add/remove programs on Windows 98 I am told " invalid install.log file" I went to find files and folders to see if I could find an uninstall.log file for HomeBase 2,but it only found the program and not an uninstsll.log. and that is where I'm at.Best Regards, Schnaz

A:(Solved) invalid install.log file

This problem does occur in some programs, you either somehow deleted the install log or just happens that the installation program for v2.0 did not include one. Anyways no need to worry! You have 2 options here:

1. Delete the whole directory containing the file and install 2.1

2. Just installed 2.1 'over' 2.0. Dont' worry about deleting anything, download the update and install it..
hope this helps.

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After successfully fixing my Hal.dll file error I have a new error on my Dell dimension e310 desktop pc. It now says invalid Boot.ini file Booting from C:\windows\. please help me. I have important tax documents on my pc. Any suggestions on how to fix?

A:[SOLVED] Invalid Boot.ini file

Hi Vincent0225,

Try the following "Invalid Boot.ini" or "Windows could not start" error messages when you start your computer any questions please feel free to ask.


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does this message mean anything's wrong?
After a few seconds of startup with the motherboard logo and the driver run up the message

Invalid .INI
Boot File

comes up for a few seconds then goes on with the Windows XP boot screen.
Is this bad? Do i replace the original one? Is it infected? Will the system be at risk or is already damaged?

Thank You,
Al Kyder

A:Solved: Invalid .INI Boot File?

Here's a link to a MS article to check it out:

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When I run CCleaner's registry scan, it keeps finding the following:

Invalid or empty file class. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mp3\OpenWithProgids.

I have CCleaner zap it, but the next time I run it (not immediately, but after using the computer for awhile or shutting down for the night), it's there again. What's causing this to be entered into the registry or causing CCleaner to keep finding it as and invalid entry? When I look the entry up, the Name is "mp3file", Type is REG-NONE, Data is "(zero-length binary file)".


A:Solved: Invalid or empty file class?

The registry entry is valid and should be left alone. I have it too.

Careful with those registry cleaners...

Why I Don&#8217;t Use Registry Cleaners

Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools

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I downloaded a Windows 7 (x64) ISO file with my MSDNAA license.
I want to create a bootable Windows 7 on my USB flash drive to install it on my new laptop.
However, after I selected the ISO file and click on the "Next" button I got an error message: "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again."

If I extract the ISO file with 7-Zip, it creates a readme.txt containing following text:
"This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification."
It also creates a folder called [BOOT] with a "Bootable_NoEmulation.img" file.

Can anybody help me or at least explain me why I'm not able to create a "Windows 7"-USB flash drive?

If this information is useful: Windows 7 x86 is running on my computer.

Thanks a lot,


A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Invalid ISO file


No worries, it is easy enough to create a USB installation key.

See here: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

I use method 2, because it is the fastest.

You will need to mount the ISO using a third-party program such as MagicDisc, then drag-n-drop the files to your prepared USB drive.

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Hey guys i have windows xp home edition and when i load my computer i get that above error message, but it still loads windows normal. After looking it up a bit i found out to go to all programs->notepad and type in [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect
and i saved it as boot.ini and moved it to C, but still get the same error message. When i go to right click on comp-> properties->advanced->startup and recovery- at the top it says default operating system and underneath it is blank. Ive tried edit, which brings up the notepad and it says the boot.ini info in it but doesnt seem to take effect. If it helps i recently switched to a new hardrive, i used xxclone to copy everything from my old master to my slave drive(now my only drive). This computer had 2 operating systems on it on the old hard drive, but only the first one had worked. Any ideas would be much appreciated ty

A:Invalid BOOT.INI, file Booting from C/windows

Go to Startup and Recovery and choose Edit now paste the [bootloader] text that you saved in notepad here overwriting any text and Save the file. Now go to Start/Run and type msconfig and hit enter. In System Configuration, Go to boot.ini tab and choose check all boot paths.

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Hello. i must apologise for not scripting the text off my pc correctly as my keyboard is malmunctioning

Can not get my into windows proper.

This is a new build with new hdd.

Using xp pro sp2

I have followed links to microsoft to fix this. But I have the same problem still.

I think that if you can guide me through a rewrite of the boot.ini file I might be in business.

I have no floppy and only an orriganl sys tem builders edition of xp pro sp2.

how can I rewrite in dos,, it has been over 18 years since I have this.

A:Invalid boot.ini file ,,..NTDETECT failed

I assume you've tried this:?


You'll have to use the XP cd. Select the option to repair, but make it go into "Recovery Console mode." From there, you can bring up a help menu by typing help or a question mark (?). You're only interested in two commands in the list called "fixboot" and "fixmbr."

You want to run "fixboot" first, then exiting the Recovery Console and seeing if that fixes your issue. If not, retrace your steps back to the Recovery Console and run "fixmbr." You shouldn't have to run "fixmbr," but there is always a possibility.

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I am responsible for building, updating, converting, building a sysprepped Windows 7 Pro master and deploy it on my company's computers. The final result is a build that includes full recovery capability, as most of these computers are used outside the office, some in remote locations.

To achieve this, i have a "master" VHD that was built with a genuine iso dowloaded from the Microsoft VLSC, and is regularly updated with Windows and specific software updates. I copy this VHD somewhere else, and Sysprep/shutdown the copy. This copy is mounted and captured to WIM
using DISM, and added drivers for all the many different Lenovo computer models and machine types we have out there, both Desktops and Laptops.

Having a "Master" WIM, and for the sake of keeping the Unattend.xml file as simple as possible, i use my own script to deploy the WIM to a Hard Drive with this configuration: System reserved+WinRE-Recovery-Windows7. The Recovery partition being before the Windows partition is due to the fact that this will be deployed to hard drives of sizes ranging from 80GB to 1TB+. This deployment is then imaged with other Imaging software, for quick deployment (things can get pretty hectic and i need to shave off as much time as possible). Before sending the computers to the field, they are booted, updated with any missing drivers/model specific OEM software and other specific licensed Software, last minute updates, specific user configuration, a... Read more

A:The Unattend answer file contains an invalid product key

For future reference: Windows 7 | Deploy, Download, Forums, Help, Events, XP | TechNet

The only interesting thing I found was a reference to disabling the floppy drive.
The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key

Quote: Originally Posted by Sunyata Group

Once you have verified that the product key is valid ("genuine product" | "full product" | "upgrade product") for the type of installation that you are doing . . . Then try this:

Start the installation/set-up process again, and wait for the error message to appear.

Locate the "Settings" menu in the installation menu bar.

Under the "Settings" window -> Select "Removable Devices" --> Double-click the "Floppy" icon => Turn off "Enable Floppy Drive".

Now hit the "OK" button in the error message box. If that does not work straight away, Restart the installation process.

This should work on a number of products.

Good luck!

Edited by Sunyata Group Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:40 PM

That might be one of the silly things you're looking for. Other than that I won't be much help - you seem to have a firm grasp on the process, more so than I have.

There are some members who know this stuff fairly well - hang in for their input.

Good luck,


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