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Windows 7: Multiple things have just stopped working

27 Nov 2009   #1
SJMX

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Multiple things have just stopped working

Ok I dont know even where to start on this one.

First sign I had that something was off was VLC not working. I tried a few simple things to get it working again like reinstalling and normal things like that and nothing worked. I tried a system restore to earlier on today when it was working and nothing again was happening.

Then I thought I would see about any Windows updates, windows update doesnt open from any link or path, soon as I try it I have to manualy close explorer.exe and restart that again.

I thought I would then try the repair on the Windows disc...my system isnt reading any discs!!

In the space of 45minutes my PC has been dying...I dont know why.

Any ideas?


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27 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Run the free versions of SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes in safe mode after updating them:

www.malwarebytes.org/

www.superantispyware.com/
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28 Nov 2009   #3
maxcool1234

 

Also check with any good antivirus avira or eset for instance
i guess u r infected
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28 Nov 2009   #4
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote:
I thought I would then try the repair on the Windows disc...my system isnt reading any discs!!
If you mean that you have booted to Win7 disc and the machine isn't reading them (providing you could read them before), then surely it's a hardware issue and will not be fixed by any restore points, updates and so on...

You'll need to run some hardware diagnostics at boot to get to the route of the problem. Of course you can't do that if your drives aren't working...

Hmmm..
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28 Nov 2009   #5
SJMX

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have fixed the issue...

...im never guna live this down either!

When I was cleaning my PC today, it appears I slightly knocked a SATA cable out a bit and this caused the problems. Reseated this and everything worked again.

I cant believe that caused all these problems but it did lol!

Thanks for all the ideas btw
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28 Nov 2009   #6
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Been there, done that...glad it was that simple to fix!

Regards,
GEWB
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28 Nov 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJMX View Post
I have fixed the issue...

...im never guna live this down either!

When I was cleaning my PC today, it appears I slightly knocked a SATA cable out a bit and this caused the problems. Reseated this and everything worked again.

I cant believe that caused all these problems but it did lol!

Thanks for all the ideas btw
that will teach you to clean your computer. No good deed ever goes unpunished.

Glad you figured it out

Ken
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