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Wait, now I remember why I ruled that out...he said Firefox is also exhibiting this behavior..I do not believe Firefox uses index.dat

Hopefully, it was firefox competing with something else, and not doing it itself
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Hey! It worked! :tazz: Thanks alot you guys!!

Any idea how the index files became corrupted? And what should I do to make sure it doesn't happen again?
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Honestly, I'm not sure. I can speculate that maybe your hard drive got slightly damaged in the area that had index.dat. Or the fragmentation was so bad it got corrupted. Or even an infection. But I'm not sure.

Glad it worked though :tazz:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 02 February 2006 - 10:18 AM.

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Yeah, I've been having problems for over a week now. Awesome that it's finally resolved.

Is running CCleaner on a regular basis a wise decision? I'm thinking that might keep my computer from getting in trouble again. :tazz:
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Definately. I use it regularly. I always tell people to run it weekly.

When I set it up on people's computers, I have the first 2 options checked (Cookies and Temporary Internet Files), none of the second section, and all of the 3rd section except for empty recycle bin. Then click on the Applications tab and UNcheck all of them, except for the cookies under Firefox. That's how I normally set it up.

And for your special case, I would also have delete index.dat files checked.

If you have any more questions/problems, feel free to ask. :tazz:

Edited by computerwiz12890, 02 February 2006 - 10:57 AM.

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MY GOD....that was great...it was like watching a great movie...man way to go guys there are diffrently some peeps on this site that have a lot of great knowldge...

I went home and cleaned up my whole computer because of this (I normaly do this every few months).


As you can tell I am new to this site and was just reading through the diffrent post and am very impressed and am glad to be apart of this site


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Thanks for the awesome sig :tazz: :)
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No problem at all....it was a good learning experince for me as well




Now I get to try and build a new pc from the ground up...lucky me /cross fingers :tazz:


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Post a new topic if you need help. We treat only one case per topic. Thank you.
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I'm very happy for you!

Kudos to computerwiz12890 !
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Absolutely great reading guys! This is better than watching anything on tele! As a newbie, even if I don't have any of the problems encountered - following the mental dynamic is a wonderful stimulation to understanding my own machine!
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Absolutely great reading guys! This is better than watching anything on tele! As a newbie, even if I don't have any of the problems encountered - following the mental dynamic is a wonderful stimulation to understanding my own machine!
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