Cannot copy NTUSER: (cyclic redundancy check)

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
February 6, 2010 at 09:17:44
Specs: Windows XP
Cannot copy NTUSER: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)
My Profile has been corrupted
i copied the folowing file • Ntuser.dat
• Ntuser.dat.log
depend on the KB article

but still i am facing the same problem "Cannot copy NTUSER: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" Please help me

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February 6, 2010 at 10:00:55
sounds like a damaged disk

Try Roadkills unstoppable copier to copy the files from the cd

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February 6, 2010 at 14:01:49
You've got it BACKWARDS - those are the files you DO NOT COPY !

One or more of those files is corrupted, and is the reason you can't load your original User !

When you select multiple files and/or folders to copy at once, Windows stops copying when it encounters the first error.

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP


"Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files:
Ntuser.ini "

Note the EXCEPT !

Don't move the mouse while clicking on each file or subfolder, otherwise Windows will make a copy of it in the same parent folder .


- click once on a blank area between the files and folders on the right side

- at the top of the window, select Edit - Select All

- hold down Crtl, click on the Ntuser... files one by one, to de-select those - let go of Ctrl

- place the cursor over the highlighted bar for any folder or file, RIGHT click, select Copy

It's a good idea to make sure your hard drive your Windows partition is on is not failing when you have a data corruption problem, BEFORE you attempt to fix the problem.

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibilty, on another computer if you need to.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

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February 7, 2010 at 08:54:28
Thanks Tubesandwires

That was my mistake i didn't read it properly
now i copied all other files except ntuser files and now it is working fine .thanks for your help

Thanks Rose

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February 7, 2010 at 10:54:06
We're glad to hear you got things working.

On the other hand, Microsoft should have had except in capitals in that article.

It's still a good idea to run diagnostics on the hard drive.

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