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Windows 7: Windows seven, System configuration startup programs is empty?

01 Mar 2013   #11
Elwood42

 
 

I am sure I'm running m pc cleanly, rarely do I install random programs or browse dodgy websites, ever.


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01 Mar 2013   #12
Elwood42

 
 

going to reinstall windows 7 now.
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01 Mar 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

The other steps were to run SFC /SCANNOW Command to see if there are damaged System files then proceed with the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 .

But if you're wanting a fresh start with a clean reinstall that is always a superior option if you do it right.

Be sure to stick closely with the steps given in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to assure you get and keep a perfect install.
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01 Mar 2013   #14
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The other steps were to run SFC /SCANNOW Command to see if there are damaged System files then proceed with the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 .

But if you're wanting a fresh start with a clean reinstall that is always a superior option if you do it right.

Be sure to stick closely with the steps given in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to assure you get and keep a perfect install.
Ran sfc /scannow, everything is perfect.
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01 Mar 2013   #15
Elwood42

 
 

I've reinstalled and the pc is working fine again, but I'm worried how this program got past my firewall and antivirus and managed to delete my system restores, and the registry for program startup using msconfig. Any idea how? Was it a virus?
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01 Mar 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elwood42 View Post
I am sure I'm running m pc cleanly, rarely do I install random programs or browse dodgy websites, ever.

So why did you intall a program to format your external ? There is no reason to. Post the link to this program so we can check it out.

Install Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes on your new install.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tials-download

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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01 Mar 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Elwood

Note   Note
Open REGEDIT by clicking on then type REGEDIT in the Search box and press ENTER if you get a User Account Control window press Alt+Y or simply click on Yes


Can you see if this keys are empty .

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
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02 Mar 2013   #18
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elwood42 View Post
I am sure I'm running m pc cleanly, rarely do I install random programs or browse dodgy websites, ever.

So why did you intall a program to format your external ? There is no reason to. Post the link to this program so we can check it out.

Install Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes on your new install.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Because I wanted to format the drive to Fat32 to work with my PS3, but the windows tool only allowed it to do ntfs or exfat, neither of which worked.

This is the tool I last used that I think caused the problem.

Easeus Partition Master Home Edition - CNET Download.com

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hi Elwood

Note   Note
Open REGEDIT by clicking on then type REGEDIT in the Search box and press ENTER if you get a User Account Control window press Alt+Y or simply click on Yes


Can you see if this keys are empty .

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
Yes, they were all empty.
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03 Mar 2013   #19
Elwood42

 
 

Any one got an update?
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03 Mar 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

If you reinstalled following the steps in the tutorial I gave you, then stick with them to maintain a perfect install, you should have no further problems.

In the future use free Partition Wizard for any operations Disk Mgmt cannot do.

If performance is fine and you have not further issues, you can mark the thread Solved at top.
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