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dlmgg

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Hi,

I just transferred over files and settings using a cd and the windows transfer utility located on my old XP home machine to my new Vista ultimate laptop. Now, when I try to login, I get a window that says winlogon.exe corrupt file. The file or directory c:\windows\cursors is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility. Well the utility didn't help. I hit ok several times and it lets me in and I can run fine otherwise. Can you please tell me how to fix this?

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Dawn
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deathninja

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Well you could go back to a restore point... and then transfer data without using that garbage utility.
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Thanks but I would rather not lose what already have on here.
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Ax238

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Hello Dawn,

Try opening the command prompt (Start | Run, type cmd, and press Enter. Next, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter. You'll probably have to restart your computer.

Also, did you migrate your files and settings by following this article (or similar instructions)?
Windows Vista Migration Step-by-Step Guide

Regards,

Ax
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Thanks for the response. I had done chkdsk but it didn't work. Unfortunately, something else went wrong along with it and I had to do a restore as I couldn't boot. I will follow the link you sent when I'm ready to bring over the files.

Thanks again for your help!
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OK, you're welcome, let me know how it goes.
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