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Windows 7: User account corrupted?

19 Mar 2011   #1
gregrocker

 
User account corrupted?

I operate under hidden Admin. On my laptop I suddenly noticed I could not access Event Viewer. According to MS problem is often attributable to corrupted User account which occurs during Forced shutdown.

I created another account and the problem didn't replicate. However since i don't want my hidden Admin crippled I ran a Repair Install which did not fix the issue.

I am now operating under new User Account with no further problems or performance issues, have hidden the hidden Admin account, but would still like to solve the issue.

Can anyone suggest a more direct fix than Repair Install for possible corrupt User account where Event Viewer fails to load?


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20 Mar 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Getting good performance out of my new Greg User Account but still don't like the idea of the hidden Admin account being corrupted in such a way.

Researching it on the web has MS saying that corruption of Event Viewer on only one User Account results from corrupting User Account from forced shutdown affecting Registry.

If a Repair Install cannot fix this, then are there any other suggestions?

Is reimaging obsessive since i have good performance on my new User Account? I tend to be bugged by less than perfection with Win7.
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23 Mar 2011   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Greg,

Found this similar issue: Corrupt User Account - Vista Forums

Its not a hidden Admin account, but Brink suggested trying an sfc /scannow (which I'm sure you have probably already tried) but it appeard not to work. Looks like new account is the way to go....but sounds like you are angling to a clean install for the hidden Admin issue?

Hope someone has a better suggestion.

Regards,
Golden
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23 Mar 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

Thanks for following up, Golden. Here's what happened:

Converted my WindowsImageBackup to Acronis .tib in TrueImage, so I could reimage it to a second partition. After using EasyBCD to add it from old Win7 partition it started right up and I was back to Jan 21st as hidden Admin, with great performance.

Seeing this was going to work (100% track record on Win7 backup imaging to date here) I deleted crippled 7 partition and resized new C into its space, which Partition Wizard boot CD always does flawlessly with file system check before and after.

The only hiccup still just a flicker of a Dual Boot screen at bootup I would like to edit out if someone can tell me the command. It's gone from msconfig>boot and turned off in Startup Options.
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23 Mar 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Greg, have a look at this, to see if the old entry is listed.
Use the BCDEDIT Command Line Tool
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23 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

Hi Ted -

Not sure what I would edit from listings below:
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Is there a command to set displaybootmenu to No?


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23 Mar 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I see several differences between yours and mine, mainly the "disolaybootmenu" mine doesn't have and I haven't had to sort this before so I don't have an answer for you right now.

I bet if we can sort this it will go a long way to sorting some of the 'ghost' boot listings we see from time to time.

Do you have a SysResv partition, I do.

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23 Mar 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

Yes, SysReserved is System Active with WinRe on F8.
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23 Mar 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Export a backup first, just in case.

Try ...
bcdedit /displaybootmenu {bootmgr} no

or some variation of this, maybe change the command order around


I'm off for the night here in a few, I get up at 4:30A
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24 Mar 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I worked on this some but haven't sorted it yet; will keep trying later.



Since this is possible, there has to be a way.

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