I can't rename these files in the command prompt session of the system recovery options. I get "access denied" messages in both cases. Should I try to do it again through my Linux boot cd? Or is there a way to override the "access denied" while in the command prompt session? attrib does not work, gives same "access denied" msg. The last time the so-called repair seemed to just replace the files, and the same behavior ensued.
I have run a memory check on the system. All seems well.
Maybe Windows 7 hates me because I hate it. But thanks for your persistence.