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Windows 7: GRRRRRRRRR ... beginning to HATE Windows 7, Please help

30 Mar 2010   #1

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GRRRRRRRRR ... beginning to HATE Windows 7, Please help

Puter has been set up for about 3 months now with no problem ... until today.

What I did:

Puter was running a little slow, so I went into msconfig and unchecked some items that were being loaded and didn't necessarily need to be, itunes, roxio, etc. When I rebooted the puter, the only thing that showed up on the screen after about 10 minutes was a cursor. I have spent the last 8 hours trying to get the system up and running again and just now have got the desktop displaying, but it is taking 15 minutes just to display the desktop. Then every time I try to do ANYTHING it gives me the error message.

"Windows explorer has stopped working"

Problem now: I cant access msconfig to see if I screwed something up, get the error every time. Cant restore because everytime I try it informs me that it cant extract a font, so it will not replace anything. I had to remove my data HD, because it swapped the c: drive with the d: drive and

Lastly, everything is soooooooooooo slow, if I click on a close button, it does not react for about 30 seconds.

I am lost .... any help would be appreciated.


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30 Mar 2010   #2

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First thing try to access in safe mode see if you can get to system restore etc.

Then try this

Repair Install[2]=General Tips
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

As rich said, a system restore is the best option.

However, if you can boot into safe mode and run msconfig again, check the option for diagnostic boot. If that works, you can start re-enabling things.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Mar 2010   #4

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You will get up and running again, this is a problem that can be resolved. When you get to that point invest in a good external hard drive. Make a system image. You will never have this problem agian, even if you try to improve the OS.
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31 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 - Vista

Agree on system restore - best option.

Run it from recovery - boot with DVD or using recovery partition. Select "Windows System Restore" option.

Regards. . .


My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #6

Win7 RTM

It took me 3 different installs of win7 to work the kinks out. I agree do a system restore and in the future be careful using msconfig or services you can kill you're system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

This looks like a bad install of Windows 7. This happens randomly.

I once couldn't use Media player, paint or Windows Messenger due to this. Also one time it installed without notepad and paint. :P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

agree with robin, it sounds like a dodgy install, from my own experience, as long as you dont actually uncheck Microsoft Windows Operating System from MSconfig then it will boot,

but yeah system restore is the way to go, boot from your installation media
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