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Windows 7: Programs not starting at all.

21 Feb 2014   #1
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Programs not starting at all.

Yesterday , due to being unbelievably pissed off as i was getting HUGE stuttering in all the games i played, i decided to download CrystalDiskInfo and AdvancedSystemCare 7.1 ( even activated a pro key ).
After setting up CDI and tuning all possible things with ASC i also downloaded the new mobility 14.1 beta drivers which did NOT install successfully even though the amd installer said so. Right after that , i checked into device manager and it said that the intel HD graphics driver was corrupted so i clicked update driver and it replaced the current drivers ( of both the Intel 3000 and Radeon 7690m xt) to the old 2011 ones.
Upon rebooting the screen became 600x480 so i ran a driver cleaner ( by iobit ) that downloaded a crapton of different useless drivers , strangely it fixed the deformed screen. So i rebooted again , AND after this boot no programs ( i.e games or other heavy software ) managed to start , they actually showed up on task manager , but it took a whole lot of time , and when they were supposed to launch , the process shut down itself , making nothing happen , no errors at all ( Windows Test Build 7601 also showed up on the bottom right of the screen , but i fixed that as it already happened twice.)
After that i also rolled back the pc status to 4 days ago , with no success sadly.
So i read that a possible fix for this would have been /scannow , ran it , no errors found.
After further research , i also downloaded malwarebytes , ran it for 2 hrs and half , and found 12 malwares , which got fixed , but the issue hasn't been addressed.
I really beg for some merciful soul's help as i 'm really desperate and have no idea how to fix all this , i tried all i knew.
I could roll back to the manufacturer status , but i don't feel like losing 25 GBs of music.
Thanks in advance to everyone willing to help me.


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21 Feb 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Actually; I have learned from some of the higher up gurus on these forums that those programs like advanced care; etc.; are just a waste of money as they can actually make problems worse then they already are; so do yourself a huge a favor and get your money back if you can.

In addition to the malwarebytes; i would download; install, and run the following to scan for spyware and adware:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

Downloading AdwCleaner

If scanning and removing any of those above does not do anything: i would also try doing a system restore; which will restore the system to the point before these issues started happening; however; it should not affect any programs, videos, music, etc. it will just restore system settings, etc to before the issues started happening. Try the above and or restore and report back.

Also one side note here: I would stay away from beta drivers as they may not be a finalized product; and therefore may still have glitches, etc in them which could cause more issues.
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21 Feb 2014   #3
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Actually; I have learned from some of the higher up gurus on these forums that those programs like advanced care; etc.; are just a waste of money as they can actually make problems worse then they already are; so do yourself a huge a favor and get your money back if you can.

In addition to the malwarebytes; i would download; install, and run the following to scan for spyware and adware:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

Downloading AdwCleaner

If scanning and removing any of those above does not do anything: i would also try doing a system restore; which will restore the system to the point before these issues started happening; however; it should not affect any programs, videos, music, etc. it will just restore system settings, etc to before the issues started happening. Try the above and or restore and report back.

Also one side note here: I would stay away from beta drivers as they may not be a finalized product; and therefore may still have glitches, etc in them which could cause more issues.
Thanks for the reply , by the way do you think the issue is still a malware? Or some hardware problem? If i use the "cleaning" tools of those programs and then uninstall them forever , will they still slow it down instead of actually helping? (Running SuperAntiSpyware right now)
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21 Feb 2014   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can remove AdwCleaner when you're finished with it .... after cleaning all the bad junk out.


Removing/Uninstalling AdwCleaner:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again. Click on the Uninstall button.
Click Yes when asked are you sure you want to uninstall.
Both AdwCleaner.exe, its folder and all logs will be removed.


You can keep SuperAntiSpyware and run it occasionally. To stop it from running when Windows starts, go into Services and set it to 'manual'. Click 'stop' then okay.
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21 Feb 2014   #5
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You can remove AdwCleaner when you're finished with it .... after cleaning all the bad junk out.


Removing/Uninstalling AdwCleaner:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again. Click on the Uninstall button.
Click Yes when asked are you sure you want to uninstall.
Both AdwCleaner.exe, its folder and all logs will be removed.


You can keep SuperAntiSpyware and run it occasionally. To stop it from running when Windows starts, go into Services and set it to 'manual'. Click 'stop' then okay.
Done all what you both said , waited 6 hours and half without being able to use the pc after running admalware but games still won't start :'( . Only chrome and skype do , slowly
I really have no idea what to do
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21 Feb 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

Both those programs you turned to in desperation could have hurt you more, since many downloads of Crystal Disk have spyware bundled within, and any optimizer is death to Win7.

Since you're interested in learning, you have with HP the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, with the worst load of bloatware in the industry and duplicate utiltiies that interfere with better versions in Win7. So you'll only experience true Win7 performance if you go completely clean with a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Be sure to read the Special Note for HP Owners at the end.

You'll then have the best possible install of Win7 one can have, finally experience real Win7, no longer hate your laptop. We'll help you see to it.
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22 Feb 2014   #7
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Both those programs you turned to in desperation could have hurt you more, since many downloads of Crystal Disk have spyware bundled within, and any optimizer is death to Win7.

Since you're interested in learning what I would do since you have with HP the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, with the worst load of bloatware in the industry and duplicate utiltiies that interfere with better versions in Win7. So you'll only experience true Win7 performance if you go completely clean with a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Be sure to read the Special Note for HP Owners at the end.

You'll then have the best possible install of Win7 one can have, finally experience real Win7, no longer hate your laptop. We'll help you see to it.
Just finished minimized restore through hp recovery manager. Could you send me a link with the drivers i should install now? I.E the best performing radeon mobility driver for my HD 7690M XT and intel hd 3000 if needed)
Thanks for the help
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22 Feb 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

Drivers should be provided by the Recovery.

Now go online, enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).
Run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered when you Check for Updates.

Then check Device Manager to see if there are any missing drivers to import from the HP Support Downloads web page for your model.

It seems you didn't read all of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since these steps are clearly given there and bolded in red. So I would look over it again to make sure that you stick with the tools and methods which assure you'll get and keep a perfect install.
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22 Feb 2014   #9
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Drivers should be provided by the Recovery.

Now go online, enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).
Run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered when you Check for Updates.

Then check Device Manager to see if there are any missing drivers to import from the HP Support Downloads web page for your model.

It seems you didn't read all of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since these steps are clearly given there and bolded in red. So I would look over it again to make sure that you stick with the tools and methods which assure you'll get and keep a perfect install.
Oh well sorry , i first checked that link with my phone and for some reason the red text didn't show up , now enabled auto driver downloads . ty
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22 Feb 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

No prob, it's a lot to absorb. We are only interested in seeing that you get and are able to keep a perfect install. Those steps compile what has worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here.

Feel free to ask back any other questions.
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