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Windows 7: defragmenting via cmd produces an error: some reigstry entries were mi

13 Sep 2012   #1
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
defragmenting via cmd produces an error: some reigstry entries were mi

Hi after a fresh install of window I opened the cmd prompt as administrator and did, "defrag c: -b -w). I got the following error code
Some registry entries were missing from the boot optimization section of the registry (0X8900001?). this was scary. Missing registry entries? what?
I the decided to install the herd of updates necessary after this install, just in case it had something to do with it. I got the same error.
Can anyone pls tell me what the error code is all about? why I got it? And what to do now so that I can defrag via the cmd?
According to a search I was told to go to cmd as admin and do this:
C:\Windows\system32>Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
but this said, "Access is denied"
my os: windows 7 home premium 64bit


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14 Sep 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Where did you buy your OS from?

Are you able to do this one: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If this is not a legal copy of windows purchased from a legitimate store, you are wasting my time and yours.

Answer this - Do you have a license sticker on the side of your computer which you can use?
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14 Sep 2012   #3
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

It is my opinion that anytime one uses illegal software the risks are enormous--besides possible viruses trojans etc there my be changes done to your computer that should not be done. Having said this then to actually use an illegal version of one's OS, which is where everything else sits on, to me at least, is not just super, super risky but stupid. So no, my version of Windows is perfectly legal. As to the sticker it is not on the side of my computer it is on the box containing the disk (on the box it does say that the sticker should be stuck to the back end of the computer chassis). The OS was registered as required etc. etc.
However, the reinstall was not done using this disk--just the license number from it. Based on a problem described elsewhere on this forum (search me-it has had over 2000 views) a link was provided (by both gregrocker and earlier by writhziden) whereby a legal ISO was downloaded from Digital Life-Digital River, which as you know is partnered with Microsoft.
Anyhow may I ask why you suggest I try, SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ? I ask this because the heading there says, "How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker" and this being a fresh install why should there be repairs to be done? My god, I hope not.
Thanks
Addendum: I did try the following command: sfc /verifyonly and it says, "Windows resource protection could not start the repair service"
Update:
It did work the 2nd time around. let me explain. Just minutes before reading this post I had removed the windows search function. Thinking that maybe this may have had something to do with it (perhaps also using the wrong cmd) I placed it back on, rebooted, tried it again and it worked. The final message was: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any violations."
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14 Sep 2012   #4
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

So you got the ISO from digital river (which i was about to suggest), did you not want to try to reinstall using it? Perhaps the download was incomplete?

Or why don't you just use the DVD that came with the sticker? Perhaps you will want to try to reinstall it after all: Clean Install Windows 7
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14 Sep 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a question to help pea brain like me to understand. Are you downloading the same version of Windows 7 that matches the sticker you have in the box with the new DVD of Windows 7?
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15 Sep 2012   #6
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

dustsailor: you wrote, ..... did you not want to try to reinstall using it?
Yes, it is exactly that which I downloaded and burned to a dvd.
you then said, : Perhaps the download was incomplete?
Being an ISO file, if it were incomplete, would it not mean that the installation wouldn't have worked?
you then said, "Or why don't you just use the DVD that came with the sticker? '
You brought a good point here: I assumed that this ISO was an updated version of what I had therefore saving me time for further updates and stuff. Is this not the case? Is it not updated? because if not then I will absolutely use my original next time around.
and then you said, "Perhaps you will want to try to reinstall it after all"
What again? I just did that. But yeah it is something to consider given good enough reasons to do so.
Layback bea asked: "Are you downloading the same version of Windows 7 that matches the sticker you have in the box with the new DVD of Windows 7"

I'm not sure what you mean. the version i have is win 7 home premium 64bit so that is what I downloaded.
but you know, now u got me paranoid. What if it is not what I downloaded. How can I verify this? Do you know? Since the ISO is now burned to DVD the actual ISO file name no longer exists (that I know of) All I can see when on the DVD drive is: GSP1RMCHPXFRER_EN_DVD. Which is a name it gave itself
Also in going back to the site I notice that all the ISO numbers, every single one, start with x17 on my original DVD a similar number starts with x15 (This, i would hope, implies that x17 is newer than x15)
I also noticed for the 1st time that it says, " Note: N editions come without media components' What does this mean?
As an extra on the side note: With SP2 scheduled to come out soon I wonder if Microsoft allows one to trade in their original DVD with a newer one. If so I wouldn't mind doing so
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15 Sep 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Look at your DVD. It will state which one it is. I have two DVD's. Windows 7 Home Premium, included SP-1 64 bit software 2011 and the other Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit software 2009. The point is. If (in my case) have a DVD for Windows 7 64 bit and matching COA sticker that is what I would use to install the operating system. Then when you do your updates everything should work. If you have bough the Windows DVD recently it will probably come with SP-1,even better, less downloads to install. IMO any time you can install a Microsoft operating system using a DVD made by Microsoft you have increased your chances of things going well. The download sites are mostly for those that don't have the luxury of having the Microsoft made DVD. If you follow the instruction precisely that you have been given and use your DVD things will be okay. Like it's been for thousands before you. Another note: If one does use a downloaded Windows 7 with SP-1 they will still have to update it to get everything up to snuff. You can download anything but your COA key must match for it to be legal. A Windows 7 Home Premium COA will not work on a Windows 7 Pro operating system and so on.
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15 Sep 2012   #8
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for the info. After a careful look my DVD booklet says, X15-46438-02 on it. The actual CD has the same number but ends with 01. Further yet, on the sticker, where the serial number is, the number is now different with X16-93645. The carton thing, the exterior box, that contained the jewel box that contains the CD has on 1 side a bunch of Microsoft stickers with a whole bunch of bar codes with "Label part number X10-63162" On the other side of the box is yet another Microsoft sticker with the license info and there it says, X-14-4443-08. So all these X numbers perhaps aren't of any use.
On the previous side where the bar codes are it has a build date: 2010/11/16
Back to your Q, my OS version on the CD, it says, Windows 7 Home Premium and above it says 64-bit software. Assuming from all this I do not have the SP1 version.
Nevertheless, you still recommend I use my original CD no matter what, at all times, is this correct?
I remember back in the XP days there was a way of taking your original CD and then create an image (or something I don't know the exact terminology) from it. You would then also add updates to it from the microsoft website, and your user settings and from that create a bootable CD. Does such a thing not exist with Win 7. My poor search methods have not produced any good results.
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15 Sep 2012   #9
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I recommend just using your DVD to install windows. The ISO will not be update any more than your DVD unless it specifically states that you downloaded the windows 7 with SP1 ISO. Don't bother with that. It takes a long time to download, you might as well spend that time downloading the SP1 yourself (after you use your DVD to install windows again). Yes, reinstall again. If you are having problems, no sense putting work into something that was broke from the getgo.

After that, activate it with the sticker number, and install all updates. Be patient. You might do other things while installing updates so you aren't waiting around. And you will need to restart, then check for more until there are no more to install. I posted a good link on how to install it clean if you need it. Good luck, let us know how it went.

PS don't bother with the microsoft website. Use control panel to install updates.
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16 Sep 2012   #10
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Dustsailor thanks. B4 even reading this post I had already made up my mind based on your previous words to indeed do a new install. it seems to make a lot of sense. Besides what I mentioned here there are also 2 other things that seem to be different pushing me further to do that. And yes pls do send me the link for the clean install. When I trie to install it, for example I was not able to actually do it really clean since I was only given the choice of formatting the drive during the install and if I understand correctly that is not really a clean install. A question, if I may, you say, "don't bother with the microsoft website. Use control panel to install updates." What do you mean? the way I have been doing it I go to 'start' and then there there is an icon which says, "Windows Update" which then in turn takes me to a update window. This seems to me to be the exact same one from the Ctrl Panel, is it not?
I decided though that I will wait a week or so b4 doing it. this will allow me to test a few things, including software before doing this for what will hopefully be my last time until a new pc is purchased in a couple of years. I just hope the microsoft computers and their data storage servers don't get upset at me :-) for doing so 3 X in such a short time, including the newly acquired Office suite.
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