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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium: Please help...Programs Will Not Update

28 Sep 2016   #21
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

A friend told me about this program called TurboFix. Ever heard of it? The fact that I can't see my post screen anymore is the biggest indicator that something is awry. He said TurboFix would allow me to access my BIOS and also the screen where you can choose safe mode, since now I can't because the computer takes me right to the login screen.


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28 Sep 2016   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I already posted the MSE uninstaller
Windows 7 Home Premium: Please help...Programs Will Not Update

Others not sure if this list is updated or not but can give an idea of how many there are
AV Uninstallers
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28 Sep 2016   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Never heard of turbofix
Doubt I would use it either.

Just disable fast start
Bios access depends on the manufacture
The tapping the Delete key on first startup or F2/ F12/ F8... ?
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28 Sep 2016   #24
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Tapping any of those keys does nothing, except keep the computer from starting. It's just all black now until the login screen.

It says that Windows Defender is turned off. How do I turn it back on?
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28 Sep 2016   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Disable hibernation and see how it goes
Click Start and type in the search box
cmd
Right click the suggestion and select Run as administrator
Type in command prompt
powercfg -h off
Press the Enter key
Then type
exit
Then the Enter key and the cmd window will close.

If you want to enable hibernation use
powercfg -h on
Same as the other.
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28 Sep 2016   #26
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

It still says that Windows Defender is turned off.
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28 Sep 2016   #27
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I just uninstalled MSE (using control panel/programs). Now I'll get Avast. Which of these checkboxes should I uncheck (see screenshot)?


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28 Sep 2016   #28
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I looked a couple youtube videos and indeed tapping the Delete key on startup should get you in the bios.

Power off,
Disconnect the power from the wall outlet.
Hold down the power button for at least 60 seconds to drain any power in the board...

Then plug it back in
Start tapping the Delete key as soon as you press the power button and key doing it.

Are you using a wireless keyboard ?
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28 Sep 2016   #29
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

My buddy just came up with the solution. I was using my TV as the monitor and he said I should switch back to just the monitors. I did that and restarted and I was able to access the post screen prompts (BIOS, etc.). I chose Safe Mode with Networking so I'm back on the desktop in Safe Mode and now I'm going to install Avast. I posted a screenshot in my last comment of the Avast customize screen. Can you recommend which boxes to uncheck?

Thanks

I just went ahead and Googled about this and followed the recommendations on this web article. Here's what I unchecked....


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28 Sep 2016   #30
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Ok...Avast is installed and when I go to register it, I get a pop up window that says "The AAVM subsystem detected a RPC error." I have no idea what this means. What do I do now?

So I just went ahead and tried to update Avast, and it started with "initializing", but now it's been stuck on initialing for the past 20 minutes.

O_o .... I keep hearing 'reformat, reformat' in the back of my mind.
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