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Windows 7: My 3 drives are listed as primary

23 Sep 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Then make sure the Win7 HD is set to boot first in BIOS setup. Isolating the HD to DISK0 is only to make sure no other HD is interfering. You can skip that step for now if you're not confident with plugging and unplugging, but you must check that Win7 HD is set to boot first in BIOS.

I have edited and annotated my earlier posts so go back and make sure you do everything completely, asking back any questions if needed. Thoroughness and not missing any steps is the key to getting this fixed. As a last resort you can also copy out your files then run factory Recovery or use a Win7 installation DVD to clean reinstall.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
Perfect Reinstall


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23 Sep 2011   #12
debgram1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then make sure the Win7 HD is set to boot first in BIOS setup. Isolating the HD to DISK0 is only to make sure no other HD is interfering. You can skip that step for now if you're not confident with plugging and unplugging, but you must check that Win7 HD is set to boot first in BIOS.

I have edited and annotated my earlier posts so go back and make sure you do everything completely, asking back any questions if needed. Thoroughness and not missing any steps is the key to getting this fixed. As a last resort you can also copy out your files then run factory Recovery or use a Win7 installation DVD to clean reinstall.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
Perfect Reinstall

I ran the sfc in safe mode and here's the file that I got:

http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/5/26/37340//CBS.log

I didn't read it, I probably wouldn't understand most of it. Is this why my folders aren't opening? I may have to do a clean install but I hope not.

I'm not having a problem of booting, it's the my computer, my documents, pictures, videos, those folders will not open only the folder lays in the taskbar and that's it, nothing opens.
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24 Sep 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Try opening those subfolders through your User folder in Explorer instead of from the desktop which may have dead links. If you still cannot access these folders then browse in through the DVD or Repair CD to try to rescue the files using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Are the data folders on a different partition or HD?

If you can run Win7 then try running SFC -SCANNOW Command from the desktop and post back a screenshot of results.

Do you have a Win7 installer so you can run a Repair Install?
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24 Sep 2011   #14
debgram1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I did post the cbs.log from running the sfc scan, it couldn't fix anything. I did the repair from the win 7 dvd and it couldn't fix anything.

Now to make a long story short, I was able to get everything working again but not sure what I did. I ran that windows stand alone scan and it found like 4 java exploits and I removed them. I had to run it in safe mode cause nothing would run or open in the regular mode. I rebooted and tried the folders and they open now.

Ally my files are in the folders there supposed to be in. I did however, have those little locks on my pictures and I did a search for that and was able to fix those.

What is the 7 installer, I'm assuming your referring to th e win 7 insall dvd?
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24 Sep 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Yes, needed for a Repair Install.

It seems you removed infection which was blocking your files. Run the Standalone scanner again from boot making sure it connects to update, then run Malwarebytes from the desktop.

I would change my AV to MS Security Essentials or Avast 6 and run a Malwarebytes scan once per month or subscribe to get the real time protection and autoscan.

I realize you ran SFC from Command Line but it was dysfunctional due to the infection which needed to be cleaned up frist, so I would also run SFC from desktop again to see if there are damaged System Files which it cannot repair after several attempts. Then you may still need the Repair Install.

Do all of this to know that you are clean and in good repair and report back.
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24 Sep 2011   #16
debgram1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Okay I did everything and all is fine. Thanks for your help, I appreciated it!
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