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Windows 7: Files get deleted with Network Boot (Need autostart of files)

18 Mar 2014   #1
windowed

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Files get deleted with Network Boot (Need autostart of files)

Hi there,

Sorry if this is in the wrong section!

I recently got a new additional desktop at office that has Windows 7 Professional loaded on it. I use my laptop as the primary computer, but need to start using the desktop for other routine activities.

I need to run a vbs/exe file in the background, as soon as the Windows loads up. I copied few files and everything works well. I had saved the program along with the vbs & exe file in 'C:/Program Files/New Doc' (no specific reason). But when I restart my desktop, all the files get deleted. I was reading online about this and I figured, this could be because Windows 7 is booting on the network? I am not sure, but that explains why all the files I download get wiped/deleted on the next restart.

I was wondering if you can help me out in three things:

1) Can you confirm if Network Boot is the reason why files are getting deleted?

2) Assuming Win 7 is working on Network boot, is there a folder/location where in which, the file I save are not deleted in the next restart?

3) My main concern is that, I need to run this VBS/Exe file on Windows startup, but because all the files get deleted on start up, I can't put the file in the Startup folder or use the Task Scheduler or Group Policy to get this file working on Startup.

Thanks a lot in advance. Any help is appreciated!

EDIT: As this is a desktop that is going to be shared with 2 more colleagues, I don't want use a USB or other external drives to run the file vbs/exe file.

Jim


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19 Mar 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It sounds like you may have Time Freeze, Returnil, or some other "sandbox" software running that uses the Shadow Service to divert downloads and file copies to a cache rather than the actual disk drive folder. When the system is booted the cache is discarded. Files all gone.

Try downloading and running AutoRuns and look for these programs. If you don't see any I mentioned then you may have to search on any you don't recognize.
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20 Mar 2014   #3
windowed

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
It sounds like you may have Time Freeze, Returnil, or some other "sandbox" software running that uses the Shadow Service to divert downloads and file copies to a cache rather than the actual disk drive folder. When the system is booted the cache is discarded. Files all gone.

Try downloading and running AutoRuns and look for these programs. If you don't see any I mentioned then you may have to search on any you don't recognize.

Did manage to find that is there is a location, D Drive which does not delete files. Now I need to get the VBS/exe file to autostart on start up. Any suggestion on how to go fast it?

I tried the following but I can't find a solution:
1) Used Startup Folder
2) Regedit - HLocal Machine>Run option
3) Group Policy
4) Task Scheduler
5) Always Up application
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20 Mar 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It seems the files are deleted before logon. That's why I suggested looking for Time Freeze, Returnil, or a similar application. Also turn off all AV shield type programs.
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