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Windows 7: Sfc, windows update, inline repair all fail

14 Aug 2014   #11
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

is there a way to back up programs and data WITHOUT all the corrupted Windows files? Then I could re-format, do a clean install of Windows, then put my programs and data back. That would be ideal.


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14 Aug 2014   #12
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek View Post
is there a way to back up programs and data WITHOUT all the corrupted Windows files? Then I could re-format, do a clean install of Windows, then put my programs and data back. That would be ideal.
I don't think that can be done. That's why you need program install discs.

What programs do you have installed that you don't have the discs?
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14 Aug 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

I've never not been able to find a needed program for reinstall. Are there paid programs you're worried about reinstalling as the vendor always provides a way to reinstall without paying again? We can help you with this.

The rest of needed backup is discussed fully in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 so that nothing is missed.

The steps in that tutorial will also assure you get and keep a perfect install as long as you stick with the tools and methods given. Everything needed is provided.

As to Repair Install it cannot always resolve all problems particularly when trying to reimport program AppData settings which is another reason these should be viewed as a corruption path and never reimported into a fresh install. But you can try establishing a Clean Boot from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 and try new media to see if that helps.
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15 Aug 2014   #14
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I used Windows Easy Transfer to copy off my files from my old (broken) installation. Right now, those are sitting on an external drive. I finally then did a clean Windows install, formatted the disk first.

When I try to run Windows Easy Transfer from my new Windows installation I get the attached error (screenshot). Now what?


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15 Aug 2014   #15
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

What type of files were you trying to transfer with Windows Easy Transfer?
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15 Aug 2014   #16
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I do not get that far. The error posted gets thrown as soon as I try and run the Windows Easy Transfer app on the new install.
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15 Aug 2014   #17
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Running Windows Update now and it freezes while installing KB2981580. How can a brand new Windows 7 install have problems like this? Cannot run Windows Easy Transfer nor get through Windows Updates. Pulling out all hair, mostly grey.
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15 Aug 2014   #18
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

You need to check the condition and integrity of your hdd. What is the make of your hdd?

You should install GSmartControl to view your drive's S.M.A.R.T. data and run the self tests. Post the program output for your drive.

If your drive is failing, your loaded software may not function correctly.

Check your drive manufacturer's website for utilities to check and test the drive. You should also use the manufacturer's utilities to do a full erase or low level format. Usually these type of tests will attempt to write to each sector and if you have a bad sector, the utility should reallocate a spare sector to replace the bad sector.

At the very least, you need to rule out the hdd as an issue.

Another item to check is your Win 7 DVD. If you're not careful handling the DVD or CD, they can get scratched and some of those scratches can cause corrupted files to install. You should install CDCheck and inspect and test your Win 7 DVD. You also want to ensure your DVD or CD is clean before you use it for an install. Grime on the disc from handling can cause bad installs.

Inspect your DVD/CD drive for dust and dirt. Clean it if your inspection indicates it needs it.

Check your hdd and DVD/CD drive cable connections to the drives and motherboard also. Inspect the connection points on the drives. I've seen cracked or broken drive SATA connectors that weren't visible with a casual inspection. These cracked or broken drive cable connectors can cause problems.
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15 Aug 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

I guess you decided not to follow Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and keep a perfect install. Because there is nothing even mentioned there about Easy Transfer, and had you asked we could have told you that we see cases here regularly where data is lost by it.

It is quite specific about the best way to back up your data as well as proceed with the install, everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.

You may have Updates queued on the Shutdown button in Start Menu which need clearing first before it will proceed. Check now. If it continues to hang on one specific update, deselect it and later open a Support case for it on Windows Update website or in our Updates forum.
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15 Aug 2014   #20
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I guess you decided not to follow Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and keep a perfect install. Because there is nothing even mentioned there about Easy Transfer, and had you asked we could have told you that we see cases here regularly where data is lost by it.

It is quite specific about the best way to back up your data as well as proceed with the install, everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.

You may have Updates queued on the Shutdown button in Start Menu which need clearing first before it will proceed. Check now. If it continue to hang on one specific update, deselect it and later open a Support case for it on Windows Update website or in our Updates forum.
I've never used Windows Easy Transfer. I fully agree that people needing assistance should follow the tutorials carefully for the best results and ask questions before they deviate from the tutorial or to address any issues not described in the tutorials.

Regards
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