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    Help with error message (SP2)

    I'll attempting to help my sister with some problems on her computer. She's had the following message appear: Windows/PCHEALTH/HELPCTRsystem corrupt

    I don't know if it means the PC Health help system is corrupt or something larger (like the whole system!) is corrupt...can anyone shed some light on this for me please?

    TIA,
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    Re: Help with error message (SP2)

    It would help if we had just a little more information about her system! (Did YOU hand-type that error message, because there is a combination of slash and backslash?)

    Has she run CHKDSK C: /F after opening a CMD window? Gosh, there's all sorts of things that could be wrong, but this might be a starting place.

    I took the following from a page at Kelly's Korner, a valuable site for computer help (Top 10 FAQ's 2):
    <hr>To reinstall Help and Support: Go to C:Windowsinfpchealth.inf. Right click and choose install. Have your CD handy. <hr>

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    Re: Help with error message (SP2)

    Thanks Al!

    (I did a copy/paste of the error message from my sis's email to me - didn't notice the inconsistent slashes until after the post!) I do know that her system is only 6 months old but other than that, I don't know many details without being in front of it. I'll have a look at it using your suggestion and see what else I can find out. (She's REAL nervous about doing anything to her computer so I KNOW she hasn't tried CHKDSK)

    If I run into problems, I'll post back!

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    Re: Help with error message (SP2)

    There is a folder named 'system' under WindowsPCHealth. Perhaps she typed the error message incorrectly instead of doing a screen capture? Can she use 'Help & Support'? If not, then re-install per Al's suggestion.

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