I got this error last night. I recently patched and briefly logged into tribble.
I exited and logged into holodeck to play one of my alts. I started the mission "Tribble with Klingons."
The space portion loaded well, but when loading the ground portion (Whack a Tribble) I encountered a .hogg error.
"Fatal Error: Fileheader extends past end of .hogg, probably corrupt .hogg file! #1
bin/geobin/Maps/Planets/Crd/Crd_Minaskorva_ground/Crd_Minaskorva_Ground.zone/map_snap.hogg: Filheader extends past end of .hogg, probably corrupt .hogg file! #1"
Previous answers suggest deleting files from the playtest folder and re-downloading them through the launcher. This, however, occurred on the main server and as far as I know deleting system files from the Live folder is a sure way never to see them again.
To be honest, I'd just reinstall it and do a fresh install, you maybe getting an error with the .hogg file, but for all you know it could be another file that is used to call upon that .hogg file causeing the issue, the best way to fix it is a fresh install, randomly deleteing files and replacing them can sometimes work, but it can also obviously cause other issues as well.
Well, the .hoggs are updated by patch checks though the launcher. Deleting the .hogg files and allowing the launcher to patch these files should have fixed the problem without having to uninstall the game.
The only reason an uninstall would be necessary is if this problem had to do with the game's registry, which so far seems not to be the case as the maps I'm having problems with are restricted to the cardassian sector AND the nopada desert. All of them are ground maps.
1. weak wireless connections
2. weak for failing CPU
3. failing or bad memory
4. failing or bad hard drive
5. failing or weak power supplies
6. some antivirus programs will corrupt the hogg files like panda 2011 will corrupt the files on downloads
7. if using win 7 or vista having the game installed in the programs file folder will cause problems becuase tof the new window's security features for files in that folder.