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Windows 7: Is my registry damaged? Please help...

25 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Is my registry damaged? Please help...

Hi.

I am running windows 7 home premium with a 5.9 experience score.

All was going well, loving win 7 etc, until I restored my pc to an earlier date after experiencing problems with itunes 10 (damn you apple).

After restoration, most of the PC still runs as normal (very quick) but certain functions seem to have developed problems, for example...

  • The recycling bin simply takes an age to to delete even a few small files.
  • Windows takes another age to discover the contents of my 'My Book' Western Digital external hard drive.
  • When I try to change the personalisation features, switch to another theme etc, it freezes.
  • Various other system freezes that require task manager quits.
I have tried to restore to a few different points in time, but to no effect.

Can anyone please help me with this as it driving me nuts!!

Thanks all.

Ps - on a related issue, could I un-install my WD external drive and try to re-install without affecting the data stored on it?

I know you will say back it up first, but there is about 300GB on there and my computer would take a couple of years to transfer that at the mo!!!

Thanks again...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

A few things you can try before taking drastic steps.

1) Run a MBAM scan and let it remove what it wants to.

2) Update all drivers.

3) Run an SFC scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

4) Check whether your problems persist in safe mode. If they dont its a 3rd party driver conflict.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
A few things you can try before taking drastic steps.

1) Run a MBAM scan and let it remove what it wants to.

2) Update all drivers.

3) Run an SFC scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

4) Check whether your problems persist in safe mode. If they dont its a 3rd party driver conflict.
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Hi Bill2.

Thanks for your advice...

Ran the MBAM scan all ok...

Drivers seem to be in order?? (not sure though see below)

SFC scan picked up some errors, but could not fix? - tried to get the details on this but it would not work? Maybe I typed the prompt wrong?

I have no issues in safe mode, (thanks for this tip) so I guess it has to be a driver conflict right? Is there a way that I could pinpoint the problem quickly?

Is there a scan for this?

All of your fantastic help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Dave.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Sep 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If sfc /scannow found unrepairable errors, then I would do a repair install.. This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Tews...

This sounds like the best option - thanks for your advice.

However I have a problem, as I upgraded via an upload and therefore have no disc?

What are my options from here?

Thanks all for your continuing advice on this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Where did you download it from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You have two options: you can borrow a Win 7 CD from a friend and use it to do a repair install; or you can create a repair disk following this tutorial: System Repair Disc - Create. I would suggest option #2. Look at the bottom of the tutorial page for related tutorials. I would create a Windows installation disk if it were me.

I hope you have a validated, legitimate copy of Win 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi CarlTR6

Thanks for your fantastic advice.

A couple of questions, before I go ahead and try this - sorry if this seems silly...

"Using the System Repair Disc that you have created below, you can boot to the system recovery options"

Which of these options would I then use to fix Windows 7?

Is system recovery the same as system repair?

Please check my problems I am having with windows ( in the original thread above ) - is this the right fix for these problems?

Just checking before I go ahead as I am confused as to where I go once I hit those system recovery options.

Thanks.




My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look here System Recovery Options and its related Tutorials to see if any of them help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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I hope you have a validated, legitimate copy of Win 7.[/QUOTE]

ps - yes my copy is legit!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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