Corrupt File on Windows Server 2003

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Corrupt Database
Data corruption
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 error messages
Hello All, I just got this error on my Windows 2003 Server "the file or directory C:WINDOWSDebugUserModeChkAcc.log is corrupt and unnreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility". What do I do? Thanks All... Rgds, Jennifer.

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It is hard to say why these files are corrupted. Generally, the following factors can 

cause the file corrupt issue:
1.    Improper operation
2.    Third party harmful/incompatible software and viruses
3.    Corrupt hard disk sector
Based on the current situation, I would like to suggest you perform the following 

steps to remove the corrupted files:
Take ownership of the file and change the permission
1.    In the “Start” menu, locate “Command Prompt”.
2. Type the following commands, then press “Enter” to execute them one by one. 

Please note the space before the command and its parameter.
takeown /f {file location}
cacls {file location} /G administrators:F
After that, please try to delete the files manually.
If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you delete them with a third party 

tool, Unlocker. 
Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that 

is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, 

regarding this product’s performance or reliability.
Thanks & Regards
Clark Kent

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  • James Murray
    I think Voodoo... is right... just run the chkdsk utility. At a command prompt type chkdsk /? This will explain the command like to you. Good luck
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  • Marsbki
    Back up all your important data, and do a repair to your system...
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  • Jjjjjjjj
    I still keep getting this error every week and each time i run the chkdsk utility. What can i do to repair it permanently. Thanks.
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  • Voodooclanboy
    Hi Hiii, Follow the KB from Microsoft and it will guide you what to do. Hope ithelps you. Do update us again. Thank you Anil LEPIDE
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  • Brijesh
    The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:.
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
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