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Windows 7: Computer won't run any programs and system restore keeps failing

27 Dec 2011   #31
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreestoneDallas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Are you system files corrupt?
Code:
sfc  /scannow  /offbootdir=c:\  /offwindir=c:\windows
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
I did this. It says that corrupted files were found but that some of them could not be fixed.

Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
Post x:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log
and c:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log

One of them has the details


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27 Dec 2011   #32
Kaktussoft

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from another thread that tells CBS.LOG isn't created in recovery environment:
Quote:
For future Googlers, I ran into this same problem and was able to solve it: you can redirect the log by using an environment variable. I'm my case, I did

set WINDOWS_TRACING_LOGFILE=C:\TEMP\CBS.log

Before running sfc. Also the recovery console doesn't have findstr, but you can easily use find instead to extract relevant entries from the log, like so:

md C:\TEMP
find "[SR]" C:\TEMP\CBS.log > C:\TEMP\sfcdetails.txt

There, now you have a log! I hope the hours I spent on this help someone else.
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27 Dec 2011   #33
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Perform a chkdsk as well, so:
chkdsk /f C:

if C is windows driveletter in recovery environment
check other disks as well
no disk errors?
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27 Dec 2011   #34
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FreestoneDallas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Are you system files corrupt?
Code:
sfc  /scannow  /offbootdir=c:\  /offwindir=c:\windows
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
I did this. It says that corrupted files were found but that some of them could not be fixed.

Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
So a very crucial file has been damaged. Can you press F8 at startup and boot in "safe mode". Tell me exact what happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2011   #35
d 5k1nny g33k

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You may wan to consider using a boot-able disc (Win PE and the like) so that you can scan for viruses if an offline Windows.

You can also try this Beta tool from Windows

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta | Microsoft Connect

Good luck!
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