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Windows 7: Superfetch will not start. I keep getting an error. Can anyone help?

13 Apr 2011   #1
ElectroBricks

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Superfetch will not start. I keep getting an error. Can anyone help?

I keep getting this error: Windows could not start the Superfetch service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

Can anyone help?


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13 Apr 2011   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi ElectroBricks welcome to Seven Forums

Firstly, have you messed around with any services, tried to "tweak" your OS, used any registry cleaning programs etc? If the answer is no, then try this;

First try starting the service manually: Type "Services" into the Start Menu, click the one that has a little Cog next to it. (top result on mine) when you get that list of services come up, scroll down until you find "Superfetch" Right click it and click "Start"

If that doesn't work, or if it isn't there then try:

Open an elevated command prompt (Right click>Run as Administrator) and type:
Code:
SFC /scannnow
Post back with results
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13 Apr 2011   #3
ElectroBricks

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I did the SFC /SCANNOW and it said: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
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13 Apr 2011   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have an SSD (solid state drive)?

Windows should disable Superfetch on an SSD automatically. If you have a HDD (normal hard drive) then it should be on. (but you already knew that)

The only other solution I can find, if it is a HDD is to try a Repair Install (warning: will only work if you DONT have SP1 installed) Repair Install Other than that, may need a reinstall I'm afraid.
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13 Apr 2011   #5
ElectroBricks

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have the SP1. Could I remove it then do a Repair Instal? Also, will I loose my data If I do a repair install?
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18 Aug 2011   #6
ShotgunFred

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ElectroBricks View Post
I keep getting this error: Windows could not start the Superfetch service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

Can anyone help?
Yes, i had the same problem (I have reinstalled windows a few time recently (new harddrive), the same problem arises (must be a conflict with the software I use) ! I solved this today!
Download and install TweakPrefetch form Major Geeks!
Install and run the program! Click-->Clear Prefetch--> switch prefetch to Disabled-->leave Superfetch on Applications and Boot-->Click Apply-->Restart Computer-->hey presto Your Superfetch is fixed!

I noticed right away that windows and my startup applications load quickly! Ive tried restarting my PC and restarting Superfetch multiple times--> I no longer get the Error 2!!!!

From this we now know the problem lies with Prefetch! Using this information hopefully someone will come up with a solution where both can be switched on! Do both even need to be switched on?


Anyway hope this was useful guys!
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