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Windows 7: Having Trouble Running "System File Checker (SFC)"!

10 Oct 2015   #31
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Ooooh I forgot that.

Well your down to a Clean Install unless someone else has some more ideas.

Not counting me their have been some very knowledgeable members posted in this thread.
I will still go back to the ranch and see if I can find a member with a new idea that might help.

Just hang in there.

Thank you kindly, sir!


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11 Oct 2015   #32
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

I kind of wish NoelDP would have followed up (in his copious free-time) since he left me kind of hanging higher than I like and not really all that wet - about what he meant about the D:\ drive when he said: "That looks to me like the proper drive should be D:\ .... Try that" - that's what I thought that I just did for him! And also any reply about the winsxs and servicing subdirectories of the windows folder, which he requested and I included. (post #20.)
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11 Oct 2015   #33
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

That output looks normal enough - the problem therefore is likely to be a flag in the registry
I assume you can get into normal Windows?
Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands


Code:
REG LOAD HKLM\COMPONENTS C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS
REG DELETE HKLM\COMPONENTS /V PendingRequired
*
.
then reboot, and try Windows Update again.
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11 Oct 2015   #34
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
That output looks normal enough - the problem therefore is likely to be a flag in the registry
I assume you can get into normal Windows?
Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands


Code:
REG LOAD HKLM\COMPONENTS C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS
REG DELETE HKLM\COMPONENTS /V PendingRequired
*
.
then reboot, and try Windows Update again.
No, I cannot get into windows. I cannot get into it in any way whatsoever (Normally, any type of safe mode, last known good config, or otherwise, and all of my restore points are magically gone all other sudden - even the one that is created just before a update!) This is a major part of my problem Noel!
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11 Oct 2015   #35
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Hello Noel, I just went ahead and ran the commands using the version of cmd.exe accessible under the WinRE environment, although I don't believe that the registry can't be loaded without Windows full OS running (at least not in Win7.) But I'm grasping at straws here...

D:\>REG LOAD HKLM\COMPONENTS D:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS

The command completed sucessfully.

D:\>REG DELETE HKLM\COMPONENTS /V PendingRequired

Delete the registry entry PendingRequired (Yes/No)? Yes

ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry entry or value.

D:\>_

I'm not quite sure what the wildcard (*) or period (.) were intended to indicate. I'm wide-open here for suggestions, or available to answer any questions fully!
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12 Oct 2015   #36
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 
To whom it may concern...

Iím sorry for bringing this up, but it's been a really long time since my issue presented, and I've followed EVERYONEíS instructions as closely as I can! Will someone please dedicate some time to helping me?! I've offered my share of help to other people with problems in the past for several years, and I'm merely asking for some attention in this one problem I'm having. I'm a computer programmer and have owned a very successful computer repair business for >5 years. I'm stumped, and I thought that someone here could provide competent assistance! I'll do whatever's necessary. Furthermore, I realize you're all very busy. I've always referred people to SF for what it's worth, and I rarely ask for much, but I feel somewhat ignored to some extent. Please help me! I will reciprocate in anyway that you like and/or I reasonably can!

Thank you in advance!
Mike
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12 Oct 2015   #37
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Hello rubyrubyroo. You are not being ignored, your problem seems to be a tough one. I am not sure I can help much. I am sure you have a backup of all of your personal files. If not, I think I would do that. I realize you are pretty computer literate, but I will see what I may suggest that may help. Some may seem pretty basic.

I am sure you have tried startup repair Startup Repair and Bootrec Bootrec.exe Tool - How to Use in Windows Recovery Environment just in case it is a boot problem.

You can use this tutorial for an infinite loop recovery (which I don't think is your problem). But, it includes a registry backup and a restore of the Windows created registry backup function, which may help. You should have a registry backup in \windows\system32\config\regback folder. This is the tutorial I was referring to Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Just in case it would help, try going to Windows/Minidump and copying the folder, compressing it, and upload it in case there is something in there that may help.

I am sure you are aware that you can backup and of your files or copy any files to an external drive by using Copy/paste from the recovery console Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or you could use a live Linux CD/USB to do the same thing.

You may also want to try resetting your BIOS to defaults just to make sure there is nothing there that may have been changed either in error or by the problems you have been having.

If you can manage to boot into your OS, you can run Speccy and recover most, if not all of your software licenses Keys Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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12 Oct 2015   #38
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 
Welcome Essenble!

Thank you for your response and reassurance, ESSENBE! Clearly such matters can drive one crazy, and I don't mean (in any of my posts) to come across as less than appreciative for everyone's service - I may be running out of hair to pull-out though!

Quote:
I am sure you have a backup of all of your personal files. If not, I think I
would do that. I realize you are pretty computer literate, but I will see what I
may suggest that may help. Some may seem pretty basic.
Basic often get's overlooked...I have no problem with, so called, basics.

Yes, ALL files have been backed up using several methods and mediums including a secter-by-sector cloned drive, several forms of DVD backups, and an external HDD (USB) backup. My most important data/personal files have been backed up seperately as well on USB flash drives etc.

Quote:
I am sure you have tried startup repair Startup Repair...
Many, many, many times, from DVD, the POST key that starts it and the Advanced Windows Boot Option (F8) that reuires logon - where I use an admin account/password. I've tryied the three times method and so forth.

Quote:
...and Bootrec Bootrec.exe Tool - How to Use in
Windows Recovery Environment


just in case it is a boot problem.
I think I did, although I could be mistaking since I didn't mention it. So I just did so and rebooted with no noticable difference.
Quote:


You can use this tutorial for an infinite loop recovery (which I don't think
is your problem). But, it includes a registry backup and a restore of the
Windows created registry backup function, which may help. You should have a
registry backup in \windows\system32\config\regback folder. This is the tutorial
I was referring to Startup Repair Infinite Loop
Recovery


I thank you for reading the post details, since many do not. But, you're absolutely right, while I actually feel like I'm in an infinite-loop, this is not what that specific situation is referring to! But, I am open to anything, and while I've exported a copy of my registery several times over the years, this could not hurt. I will do that right after I finish writing this post.

Quote:
Just in case it would help, try going to Windows/Minidump and copying the
folder, compressing it, and upload it in case there is something in there that
may help.
It will be in a "edited" version of this post or the following if it gives me trouble adding it to an edit!

Quote:
I am sure you are aware that you can backup and of your files or copy any files
to an external drive by using Copy/paste from the recovery console Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery
Console


or you could use a live Linux CD/USB to do the same
thing.
Yep, The copies I've made are of pretty much every common type of back-up for that there is, including the actual uncompressed files on two different media. This includes the whole disk, system files, hidden files boot partition, etc....

Quote:
You may also want to try resetting your BIOS to defaults just to make sure there
is nothing there that may have been changed either in error or by the problems
you have been having.
I did so, even though the BIOS settings were the factory settings 100%, and have always been. There are many OC options, but I've never felt the urge to touch any of them with the seemingly unnatural speed that this system usually runs at for some unexplainable reason. I also changed the MOBO battery and cleared the CMOS properly (and all connections have been reseated, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera! )

Quote:
If you can manage to boot into your OS, you can run Speccy and recover most, if
not all of your software licenses Keys Speccy - System Information - Free Download
What exactly does Speccy save that would be benificial to me? Windows informatin that could lead me to my product key for a clean install? Application product info? I ask because In my copious free-time (sarcastic), I try to save copys of the system image that Speccy produces with the date in the filename as all three available formats (txt, xml, and ?humm?maybe a propriatory file-type? I used to do thisevery few months, but lately have been lagging. I'll see what I can drag up! I may be jumping the gun here, but that little "last suggestion" you slipped in there may be the pot of gold for some parts of my problem!

Thank you knindly for your time and - well you know - calming the despiration that started to leak out of my brain and onto my keyboard!

I'll report back when I make any progress with these matters.
Mike
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12 Oct 2015   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you fellow members for answering my request and coming to help rubyrubyroo.

Like Steve I also recommend using Speccy. It's a great little program that give you tons of information about your system.
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12 Oct 2015   #40
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Speccy will give you all kinds of info about your system and Belarc Advisor (Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.) will give you a lot of info as well including the software license keys.
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