Honestly I think system mechanic is to blame.
However restoring the registry may be less of an option than a clean install.
The Ownership and Permissions are incorrect on most of the Windows Drive but not much is affected by it.
Using manage from my computer's menu drop list reports no file associated, same with using the exe in system32, however the MMC works fine.
There are some problems with registry finding stuff in the syswow64 folder, even if redirected manually to the files.
SFC has not helped
Windows Search returns error cannot start. Error logs have different event IDs but this code seems constant error -2147287035
subacls cannot be installed error -2147287035
Windows Update Preparation tool get stuck intalling hot fix. Normal windows update is fine.
C++2005 distributable will not install
Desktop programs often start with their display missing. However they show in the preview from the taskbar and right click + maximize, then drag them seems to fix the problem. The original problem was caused by Beta Nividia Drivers
File association problems are constantly being detected in registry scans, however I have undone all repair operations done to the registry.
Microsoft Security Essentials tries to locate files on an my 6th disk, and asks for a disk. It will not install. One Click Fix, Solution accellerators, and subacls has done the same. No other programs do.
Run as Administrator comes dissapears but I seemed to have fixed that.
Live One Care scanner ran once, found and repaired problems, however will not run again.
This problem began after installing ASUS AI Suite and after trying to troubleshoot the loss of ASUS Express Gate. AI Direct Link also seems to have something to do with making a user profile with .shareai at the end
Some windows services problems have arrised as well. I need to be able to customize the services and change profiles easily between entertainment and recording (digital audio workstation) settings.
If I reinstall windows 7 ultimate 64bit clean I would appreciate some links to installing it as a system builder from the Retail disk. Customizing it (by including drivers, software, and WinRE customized)
If anyone can help (even if it's an annoying set of steps) I would much rather be able to get some of it fixed while I am working on recording a song. At least until that is done.
Sorry for the tall order. Thankyou in advance for any help offered.