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Windows 7: Device Manager and Administrative Tools do not open

13 May 2012   #51
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Asus mobo one-time BIOS Boot Menu is F8. Stick may be listed under USB, REmovable or even HD's, though you may have to click on choice to expand it.


My apologies, Karl and Gregrocker


This reminded me, i was hitting F8 on the wrong screen. When i hit it on the Screen that displays the Name of the OS, it just asks me to choose from between boot normally or safe mode etc etc.

I hit F8 as soon as i hear the boot beep and it gave me the option to boot from the USB and it worked.
Problem was ... i loaded the 32bit this time and i got a notification to try the 64 bit one.

Thanks a ton anyways.


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13 May 2012   #52
gregrocker

 

And my apologies as I thought you were in need of the Repair Disk but were downloading the Win7 installer ISO to use instead which is more readily available to download and write to stick, and very valuable to have on hand.

Normally WDO is recommended when Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

If Win7 is still bootable even in Safe Mode then I would install Malwarebytes to update and run a Full Scan.

If the corruption cannot be cleaned up working through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 then I would strongly consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

With 2gb RAM I would reinstall 32 bit. You have hardware using some of the RAM - see how much on the Memory tab in Resource Monitor.

I've never seen 32-bit drivers not be found if not supported by the OEM during a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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13 May 2012   #53
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
With 2gb RAM I would install 32 bit. You have hardware using some of the RAM - see how much on the Memory tab in Resource Monitor.

I've never seen 32-bit drivers not be found if not supported by the OEM during a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Yes i have a 2GB ram stick. Generally on start up my PC is using around 750MB ram. But right now its at over 950MB (i think over 100mb goes to mozilla)

I wasnt actually doing a clean install. I can load 32bit drivers during clean install. Am just scanning my PC for malware by booting my pc with a Windows Defender Offline USB. It wasnt accepting my 32bit set up of WDO earlier since my OS is 64bit

my USB is loaded with WDO-64 bit now
ill put it on full scan now n go to bed. will have the report ready by tomorrow morning hopefully.
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13 May 2012   #54
gregrocker

 

Good. Keep us posted. I also edited my post above to better reply to you but will take the time to re-read the thread later this evening after I get back from the beach.
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13 May 2012   #55
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

he must use the same bittiness version of WDO as he has for a Win 7.

In other words,
Win 7 32 bit means use 32 bit version of WDO.
Win 7 64 bit means use 64 bit version of 'WDO.
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14 May 2012   #56
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good. Keep us posted. I also edited my post above to better reply to you but will take the time to re-read the thread later this evening after I get back from the beach.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
he must use the same bittiness version of WDO as he has for a Win 7.

In other words,
Win 7 32 bit means use 32 bit version of WDO.
Win 7 64 bit means use 64 bit version of 'WDO.

Here are the logs of the WDO scan.
thanks
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14 May 2012   #57
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If Win7 is still bootable even in Safe Mode then I would install Malwarebytes to update and run a Full Scan.

If the corruption cannot be cleaned up working through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 then I would strongly consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

With 2gb RAM I would reinstall 32 bit. You have hardware using some of the RAM - see how much on the Memory tab in Resource Monitor.

I've never seen 32-bit drivers not be found if not supported by the OEM during a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Ill read the troubleshooting guide later tonight. Normally, i would have gone for a fresh install since i can back up my data easily. But am pressed for time till the month end. With my slow net speed, re-updating my drivers and other softwares would be time consuming since i dont have a backup file for these.
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14 May 2012   #58
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go for the clean install.
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14 May 2012   #59
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Go for the clean install.
oh ok

ill do it sometime early next month then i guess.

Just 1 little thing, my net dropped several times while downloading WDO into my USB.

ALso i downloaded, both 64bit as well as 32bit versions of WDO.

As a result, my C drive may have several instances of the installed files or set up (whatever it was downloading). And am missing over 1GB of space. Can you tell me what location does WDO download the files to? Id like to clear the duplicate ones n regain my disk space.
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14 May 2012   #60
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

they are downloaded to the location specified by your browser.

Many programs use the %temp% folder as a working location.

You can use CCleaner to cleanup behind you. Link in my signature.

you can use Cleanmgr.exe to cleanup.

you can clean the %temp% folder yourself.

WIN | type %temp%| ENTER | CTRL + A keycombo | CTRL + D key combo |
empty your recycle bin (right-click on the Recycle bin icon and choose Empty Recycle Bin

you can use Temp File Cleaner from Old Timer:
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums

Of course, you can uninstall programs that you do not use.
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