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Windows 7: Cannot access System Apps(CMD, Mspaint, Calc, etc) after chkdsk.

22 Jul 2015   #1
s0vvyblu3s

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Cannot access System Apps(CMD, Mspaint, Calc, etc) after chkdsk.

Not sure whether this is the right place to post this question.

Anyway. The issue is that I am not able to access any windows default tools like cmd, mspaint, calc, etc after windows ran check disk on startup.

One weird thing is that I am able to use these tools if I run them through third party "Run" tool like "Run-Command Portable (32-bit)".

Please let me know what I should be checking. Few other folders had permissions issue. I resolved them. But this I cannot.


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Thanks and Regards,
Sakthi Ganesh K.


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22 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

All of those are inside Windows\System32, do you have access to that location when browsing? Can you open them double clicking?

Try run in cmd as admin (until we come up with something):
Code:
sfc /scannow
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22 Jul 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Open a Elevated Command Prompt.
Enter echo %path% > %userprofile%\path.txt
Enter notepad %userprofile%\path.txt

The path variable should have at least

C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;


in it.

Copy and paste the data from the notepad window in a post here please.
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23 Jul 2015   #4
s0vvyblu3s

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Here it is
Code:
C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\ATI.ACE\Core-Static;C:\adb
Oh... and attached is the screenshot I get when I open the command prompt...

I even got error while trying to execute the second statement you provided... I have attached that as well...

I managed to open up command prompt using a third party run command tool as I mentioned earlier... screenshot of that too is attachedm...


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23 Jul 2015   #5
s0vvyblu3s

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
All of those are inside Windows\System32, do you have access to that location when browsing? Can you open them double clicking?

Try run in cmd as admin (until we come up with something):
Code:
sfc /scannow

This is the error that I got while running the scan command...


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Cannot access System Apps(CMD, Mspaint, Calc, etc) after chkdsk.-sfc_scannow_error.jpg 
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23 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try running the command in Safe Mode.

Also scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (enable rootkit scanning too, settings - detections).

It seems the 64bit versions got corrupted, we need sfc results to confirm. SysWoW64 (32bit) versions are running.

Edit: Did you try browsing to System32 folder and manually starting these apps? (mouse double click)

Try running the cmd as admin with your 3rd party app (Run Command 2).

Also see SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 for sfc error. (The DISM command as used in the tutorial doesn't work in win7)
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