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Windows 7: Enable System Protection on Local Disk (C:) with CMD

01 Jul 2014   #51
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by angelzrei View Post
I am having a similar problem and some steps worked. However, after I enter cd \Windows\System32\config it says the system cannot find the path specified.
What problems do you have? I mean why are you inspecting that folder?

Code:
DIR  C:\Windows\System32\config 
dir  D:\Windows\System32\config
What gives the output you want?


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02 Jul 2014   #52
angelzrei

64 bit windows 8.1
 
 

Whenever I open my pc it says that my pc did not start properly; so, I restart it but I end up with a black screen. I tried most of the options but it did not work; so, I wanted to try doing a system restore.However, I can't because it says I must enable system protection on this drive. I read Green18's problem and it sounds similar to mine so I was trying to do the steps that you have posted; but, I am having a problem with the step on #28.

I am unsure what the codes do. I was following what was posted.
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11 Nov 2014   #53
Calpow

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So I had the same problem with my computer, restart error, no image to restore too and the root error giving the same exact message.

Did the

ren default default.bak
ren sam sam.bak
ren security security.bak
ren software software.bak
ren system system.bak
copy RegBack\*.*

Rebooted, and it worked. However do not have any access to my keyboard or keypad since.

Did I accidentally delete some drivers that are needed somehow?
Tried also plugging in a mouse but didn't work either.

Any help would be appreciated
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12 Nov 2014   #54
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Calpow View Post
So I had the same problem with my computer, restart error, no image to restore too and the root error giving the same exact message.

Did the

ren default default.bak
ren sam sam.bak
ren security security.bak
ren software software.bak
ren system system.bak
copy RegBack\*.*

Rebooted, and it worked. However do not have any access to my keyboard or keypad since.

Did I accidentally delete some drivers that are needed somehow?
Tried also plugging in a mouse but didn't work either.

Any help would be appreciated
Just before the RegBack trick the mouse and keyboard were still working fine in win7?
keyboard, mlouse, keypad.... are all usb I assume?

Can't you communicate with computer whatsoever? I think usb drivers are damaged (?) What happens if you attach a usb stick or external drive? Do you see that new hardware is attached?
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12 Nov 2014   #55
Calpow

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The external mouse is USB however the keyboard and keypad are standard. I just plugged in the external mouse to see if it would work. The standard keyboard and trackpad were working fine before the RegBack. Did some searching and it seems like my model UX31E has keyboard and trackpad problems and a standard fix is taking off the back and tightening the lose component.

Kinda perplexed by this
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12 Nov 2014   #56
Calpow

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Also forgot to add only communication I can do with the computer is turn on power then it goes to login screen. However when I force shutdown and it gives options to start in safe mode or regular I hit enter and it works? Weird, then I get to the sign in screen and can't use either. When USB is plugged in it doesn't show any thing
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12 Nov 2014   #57
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Calpow View Post
Also forgot to add only communication I can do with the computer is turn on power then it goes to login screen. However when I force shutdown and it gives options to start in safe mode or regular I hit enter and it works? Weird, then I get to the sign in screen and can't use either. When USB is plugged in it doesn't show any thing
So usb keyboard is still work in boot menu Advanced Boot Options , is that correct?

"When USB is plugged in it doesn't show any thing"... what would you expect to see?
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12 Nov 2014   #58
Calpow

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh no, the keyboard isn't USB it's just the standard laptop keys. The only thing I had plugged in was the mouse, however it didn't respond to that either. When in the startup screen for boot options safe mode w/ networking etc I can select start windows regularly with the enter key. Just weird it doesn't work once it boots all the way
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12 Nov 2014   #59
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Calpow View Post
Oh no, the keyboard isn't USB it's just the standard laptop keys. The only thing I had plugged in was the mouse, however it didn't respond to that either. When in the startup screen for boot options safe mode w/ networking etc I can select start windows regularly with the enter key. Just weird it doesn't work once it boots all the way
safe mode works as expected (keyboard and mouse works)?
In normal mode: Boot to normal mode. When completely booted attach a external disk or usb stick. any popup like "new disk detected"?
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12 Nov 2014   #60
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

So you did something like Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery ?
Folder C:\windows\system32\config has these files? what is rhe date time of the files, and all are larger then 200000 bytes?
  • DEFAULT
  • SAM
  • SECURITY
  • SOFTWARE
  • SYSTEM
The DEFAULT, SAM and SECURITY files should each be about 262,000 bytes in size.
The SOFTWARE file should be about 26,000,000 bytes.
The SYSTEM file should be about 9,900,000 bytes.
The file sizes presented here are approximate estimations, and may vary depending on your system. If any one of them are 0 bytes, then you should stop what you're doing now and seek an alternative method of recovering your system, because Windows cannot function with a 0-byte size registry hive.
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