For Cmurph, i think the only way to fix your issue is to get a windows 7 disc. It can be any version of windows 7 because thats what worked for me. Anyway i hope this helps your problem if you follow the steps like i did. And for bryandav, i am quite sure if you have all of your files and directories to be zero bytes then that is not good. When i followed the steps to fix the infinite loop, i noticed my directories and files were different sizes. I thought they had to be the same exact number as shown in the steps, but that is not true in order for it to work. As long as you see anything bigger than 0 bytes your good. I hope this fixes everything.