System files keep getting corrupted?

Microsoft Windows xp home sp2
November 17, 2009 at 09:54:23
Specs: Windows XP
My computer system files seem to get corrupted all the time and I have to run the chkdsk everyday. I don't understand why my system files would get corrupted all the time. I ran the chkdsk yesterday and today the files seem to be corrupted already when I run the chkdsk. I know that they are corrupted because I see messages like "deleting files at index...". etc.. I have the free AVG anti-virus on my computer so I don't understand why my files are getting corrupted so often?? Does anyone know and how can I fix that and not getting corrupted files so that I don't have to run the chkdsk all the time??
Thanks.



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#1
November 17, 2009 at 10:16:47
it`s not a computer prob...it`s a normal thing...BTW...if the files were corrupted, windows xp wouldn`t boot at all...instead of chkdsk, you can run sfc /scannow

that should replace all corrupted files...*

* please note you`ll need xp cd so as to perform that action...


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#2
November 17, 2009 at 11:25:01
You may have a rootkit Virus. Try running a Malware scanner on your computer.

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#3
November 17, 2009 at 11:45:30
messages like "deleting files at index...". etc.

So what is the rest of the Message.???

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.


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#4
November 17, 2009 at 12:08:39
But it doesn't make much sense to have to run chkdsk
everyday.. How can the files get corrupted so quickly the next
day when you just scan it with chkdsk the day before.. ?? I don't think
people have to run chkdsk everyday for that.. I think there is
something wrong with the computer but I don't know what is
wrong.. Does anyone know and how to fix it so I don't have to
run chkdsk everyday?? I know it is corrupted because
everytime I run chkdsk, it shows that it is deleting some files
or something... and it shows there are several bad sectors.

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#5
November 17, 2009 at 12:46:31
Are you shutting the computer down the proper way?

Download SIW.exe to determine the brand of your hard drive. Then download the drive fitness utility for your brand and model drive.

Hard drives come with spare space on the drive. As surfaces get defective they are replaced with new. The fact that your drive is reporting bad sectors indicates that all the spare space has already been allocated and now you are losing capacity. That may be an indication of a failing drive.

If you don't already maintain backups of your personal files, as you should, I suggest you make them before the drive goes out on you.


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