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Windows 7: Upgraded to Windows 10 & All Hell Broke Loose! Rendered Hopeless. Help

14 Oct 2015   #1
cfowler

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Upgraded to Windows 10 & All Hell Broke Loose! Rendered Hopeless. Help

So the task bar told me to upgrade, so I did. Windows 10 seemed to run very smoothly, until I noticed I had no sound output. So I opened device manager to find my soundcard unrecognized. I visited ASUS' site for appropriate windows 10 drivers, updated & rebooted. I obtained a BSOD loop saying CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. I've tried everything, startup diagnosis & repair, safe mode does not work etc. I attempt to repair the boot sector by selecting command prompt and typing bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot & bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd. Not knowing which to select afterward, I selected ALL, which may have been a fatal mistake because now, when I boot into Windows 7 I get a shitload of errors like Windows LogonUI.exe> The program can't start because api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll is missing. Slui.exe> Entry Point not Found. And a whole bynhc of other errors about .exe's it can't find. So now I'm just wanting to back up what I can and start over, but I can't. pretty much everything is FU$&%D. I can run firefox to post this, but nothing else works. IE Explorer, Windows Explorer, Control Panel. Nothing essential works. I can't wipe this computer until I pull some of the data off of my primary C:. I downloaded a 3rd party file manager which I can see everything but I cannot click and drag, copy and paste does not work. It also no longer recognizes my external disk drive. I've used the sfc /scannow command and it said some files could not be recovered, it seemingly did nothing to help. One more thing, after this disaster took place I now have a 'This copy of Windows is not genuine' in the bottom right corner of my screen. I've also tried system restore but it says there are no restore points. There must be a way to crutch through this so I can recover my data before wiping. Can someone please help me with this?! I'll be so grateful. I spent hours on the phone with microsoft and they are completely useless. Thanks

P.S. I tried downloading and installing the log collector but i get an error saying Ordinal Not Found. The ordinal 854 could not be locatedin the dynamic link library ierutil.dll

And another error saying dxdiag.exe - Entry Point not Found. D3DKMTNetDispQueryMiracastDisplayDeviceSupport could not be located in the dynamic link library GDI32.dll

I clicked through the errors and it seems to be doing the scan. Stay posted. Thanks.

Okay so the saved log file is in a zipped folder on my desktop but I cannot access it. I cannot double click it or right click it, it's dead. I can double click and right click other files on my desktop however.


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14 Oct 2015   #2
cfowler

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Okay I have uploaded the .zip file. Sorry but this is all I could do! The PC is so messed up that 90% of things don't work.
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14 Oct 2015   #3
cfowler

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

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14 Oct 2015   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'll be honest, I don't know how you managed this,

Code:
Windows Directory	C:\Windows.old\Windows
You appear to be running from the windows.old directory.

There also aren't any dump files in your upload, probably because the tool can't find them with that screwed up install.
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14 Oct 2015   #5
cfowler

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

If I do a fresh install and select to keep all files will it keep all files on my C: such as files under users\*.* (ie: dowloads/pics/music)? What exactly will I lose? Obviously I realize I'll have to re-install programs which can easily be done, I just want to make sure I don't lose unrecoverable files such as a select few on my C: and many, many on drives D: & E:
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14 Oct 2015   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Are you trying to install and stay with W10?
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14 Oct 2015   #7
cfowler

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

ultimately, yes
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14 Oct 2015   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'll just move your other thread to installation over there since that will be the best place to get help.
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14 Oct 2015   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Recent backups exist? If so, one can return to a pristine Windows 7[or 8] -- and then proceed carefully with Windows 10 installation. Just before doing so, make sure you have your drivers for your hardware "lined up & ready to go" when your Windows 10 installation "asks" for the drivers. I'm remembering old Windows school, Windows 95-98 here, so my lined up & ready to go may not be how Windows 10 does things. Still, have the drivers downloaded, on hand.
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14 Oct 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Hard to believe a sound driver caused all of this

There are 2 Linux options to recover data
Both require downloading an Linux iso and a flash drive or cd
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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