Error 87: The Parameter is incorrect???

I have been getting this error for a couple days now. Every time I want to open any application the error pops up (in the title). I have already run a complete system scan with Avast. It reports no threats found. I have NO idea what's causing this, and it's a PAIN. Applications wont run every time. It's all very erratic. Any help would be very appreciated! Thanks in advance! (I'm obviously using Windows 7)
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  1. If you can get to a command prompt (run as an administrator) you could try running sfc /scannow. SFC is the system file checker. Try it and let me know if that helps.
  2. kenrivers said:
    If you can get to a command prompt (run as an administrator) you could try running sfc /scannow. SFC is the system file checker. Try it and let me know if that helps.


    I'm currently on a different PC atm. Running CHKDSK on the other. If that doesn't work, I'll try that. THANKS! I'll keep you posted.
  3. kenrivers said:
    If you can get to a command prompt (run as an administrator) you could try running sfc /scannow. SFC is the system file checker. Try it and let me know if that helps.


    It seems that the CHKDSK fixed it. I'm pretty sure it's bad sectors on my hard drive... which means the problem may persist and I might loose space. I'm praying that it all ends here! I appreciate it your help!
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