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

13 Aug 2014   #1
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Sfc, windows update, inline repair all fail

Now spent over 8 hours on this and still no resolution. Tried SFC online and offline, Windows Update Troubleshooter, In-place install -- these all fail. I've checked TrustedInstaller, ran half dozen anti-malware apps -- nothing. System Restore, no change.

I do not want to do a clean install because I have old programs I need that no longer have install media. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!


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13 Aug 2014   #2
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek View Post
Now spent over 8 hours on this and still no resolution. Tried SFC online and offline, Windows Update Troubleshooter, In-place install -- these all fail. I've checked TrustedInstaller, ran half dozen anti-malware apps -- nothing. System Restore, no change.

I do not want to do a clean install because I have old programs I need that no longer have install media. Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Do a repair install.

Repair Install
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13 Aug 2014   #3
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Repair Install Fails right after file decompression....attaching CBS log.
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13 Aug 2014   #4
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

If you're intent upon keeping your installed programs for which you don't have install discs, then your best course of action would be to try to resolve a portion of your problem so that your system can successfully complete a repair install.

If you have a retail copy of Win 7 with the distribution DVD or a Win 7 repair disc, you should boot off the DVD and follow the menus to "Repair My Computer." If you have a restore point where the system was working relatively well, you could attempt a System Restore operation to get to a point where the Repair Install will succeed.

Check your Windows Logs for the System and Application in Event Viewer and see what errors occur during the attempted repair install. If you click on the error the event properties pop-up will appear. The event properties pop-up has a link to the Event Log Online Help for more information which may offer a fix for that particular error.

What errors are showing in the Windows logs?

Regards
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14 Aug 2014   #5
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

i posted the CBS log, does anything stand out?
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14 Aug 2014   #6
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek View Post
i posted the CBS log, does anything stand out?
Your CBS log indicates you've got some corrupted files that are known to affect updates: SXS_IDENTITY_PARSE_ERROR

If you check for the errors in the System Windows Log in Event Viewer, and click on the "More Information" for each incident, you may get enough of a solution to repair your system to allow a successful repair install.

The System Update Readiness Tool may be able to resolve some of your issues. Try to run the tool and see if it will repair the corruption to the point where you can perform a repair install.

Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [May 2014] from Official Microsoft Download Center
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14 Aug 2014   #7
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

All has been tried, including System Restore to 5 different dates in the past. Cannot run SFC. Cannot run Windows Update. Cannot run Repair Install. Is there a tool out there that can actually repair a corrupted registry?
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14 Aug 2014   #8
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek View Post
All has been tried, including System Restore to 5 different dates in the past. Cannot run SFC. Cannot run Windows Update. Cannot run Repair Install. Is there a tool out there that can actually repair a corrupted registry?
Did you try the System Update Readiness Tool?

These are the reasons why you should have automatic backups with system image set on your machine with the backups and system images being saved on a second hdd.
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14 Aug 2014   #9
walleyek

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, the readiness tool fails as well. Attached is my Windows System Event Viewer Log. Really pulling my hair out with this one. I do have an image back up but afraid if I reformat the drive, re-install Win 7, then restore my image backup I'll just be putting the same problem back?


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File Type: zip windows system events log.zip (3.08 MB, 2 views)
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14 Aug 2014   #10
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by walleyek View Post
Yes, the readiness tool fails as well. Attached is my Windows System Event Viewer Log. Really pulling my hair out with this one. I do have an image back up but afraid if I reformat the drive, re-install Win 7, then restore my image backup I'll just be putting the same problem back?
Your system log indicates your registry was repaired by the system, but some data may have been lost. Also, it appears your system when into hibernation due to a significant thermal event.

Are all your fans working properly? Is your cooling solution well maintained? You may need to remove your cpu fan, if equipped, clean the dust buildup and reinstall with thermal grease.

Based on what you've indicated, I don't think you have a lot to lose by repairing the system with your saved system image. I think the worst case is that you'll be back to where you are now. It may be enough of a repair to do a repair install after the restored image. Use the oldest image you have.

What ever you can do to get to where you can do a repair install is your solution as I see it. However, your programs may also be affected. In which case, since you don't have the discs, your only solution would be to do a clean install and replace the missing program discs.
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