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Windows 7: Windows 7 keeps resetting my advanced system settings on it's own


06 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 keeps resetting my advanced system settings on it's own

Hi! For a while now, I've been having problems with windows because apparently it resets some settings on it's own. The two main things I've noticed that it changes the visual settings of windows and action center gives me a prompt occasionally for changing windows update settings to update them automatically which is recommended. I noticed this morning that my visual settings were reset and action center told me to change settings which I've already changed multiple times before. Anyone have an idea how to fix these problems? I want to be in control of my own computer.

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06 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

In no way should that happen. Start running virus and malware scans.
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06 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
In no way should that happen. Start running virus and malware scans.
Thanks for replying, but it happens. I found no malware with thorough scans. Still need help.
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06 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You are an admin, correct ?
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06 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You are an admin, correct ?
Yes!
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06 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You might try running System File Checker.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
You might try running System File Checker.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Thank you so much for the link, Windows found lots of corrupt files and successfully repaired them. I'll use the computer for a couple of days and then get back to you if issues resurface. Again, thank you for the link.
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07 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Since SFC found lots of corrupt files, I would run Disk Check.

Disk Check

The preferred method is Option Two - chkdsk c: /r The computer will restart, the operation will take a while depending on the size of the drive.
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07 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Since SFC found lots of corrupt files, I would run Disk Check.

Disk Check

The preferred method is Option Two - chkdsk c: /r The computer will restart, the operation will take a while depending on the size of the drive.
My Advanced Systemcare 6 schedules disk checks after a scan if it's needed, but thanks for the pointer.
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08 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Bump, problem persists. To elaborate what my problem is exactly, Windows resets my performance settings on it's own. See picture!


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