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Windows 7: Invalid Window Handle

03 Apr 2016   #1
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
Invalid Window Handle

I have win 7 home premium 64 bit 8GB Ram desktop with 2 x 1TB HDDs. I had downloaded Win 10 then gone back to Win 7 and got an error message (0x80041321) when I tried to do a backup to my D drive? I checked on this site and found a repair download that fixed 63 problems and left 32,that couldnt be fixed. So ran sfc/scannow but it didnt find anything? So I tried backup again and got (Invalid Window Handle)? So thats where Im at right now! Any ideas how I can fix it? I should mention that I changed the name of my computer after a complete reinstall a few months ago and had trouble moving my files across with the old name on them. P.S I just tried to backup my system settings and recovery partition but that failed as well?


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03 Apr 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello RR mate how or what did you do before you did that reinstall because I found the only way to shy clear of problems going back from 10 to 7 was to wipe the drive using the clean all command in DISKPART.

Yours is one of many folks who have done this and are now having grief like this.
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03 Apr 2016   #3
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I had a virus or something that I couldnt fix and the registry was wrecked,it couldve been from my mis-use of CCcleaner,Im not sure? But the re-install fixed it and it wasnt until months later that I tried Win 10,didnt like it and went back to good ol Win 7 that this particular problem has appeared.I have the changes made on CCcleaner saved to documents,should I try to put them back and see what happens? I right clicked on the saved CCcleaner file and it says Merge! Should I click on that? P.S The file contains 249kb of registration entries!
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04 Apr 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mate if you are meaning merge the reg files back that were removed during this install then yes but if the saved reg entries were from the first install (before trying 10) then they will not have any bearing on what you have now.
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04 Apr 2016   #5
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

I replaced the CCcleaner file but it still doesnt work? Ive changed my computer name at last reinstall and I have one 69GB backup for the new name Ross,s computer.the old name is Blueys computer,sometimes it shows the backups and not at other times?


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04 Apr 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now that drive looks awfully full can you post a picture of Disk management in the Device Manager please? because out of a 1TB drive there is not much space left and I am wondering why.
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04 Apr 2016   #7
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

There are a heap of backups on the old Blueys computer name but I cant delete them because they wont show up when I try to delete them? Ive gone to device manager but cant find what your asking for? Ive got 187GB of space left. How do I wipe it and start again? This sort of thing confuses the hell out of me.lol


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04 Apr 2016   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok do this go to Start > right click Computer > then click Manage > then click Disk management it will open a window like in my pic so see what I have put in the pic. Let us know what you find in the partition/s on that drive.


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04 Apr 2016   #9
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

OK here it is!


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04 Apr 2016   #10
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

This is what I found even though the backup didnt succeed?


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