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Windows 7: Windows Update messed up my computer?

23 Apr 2012   #11
ericcollegeodu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
eric,
RESTORE TO A PREVIOUS SYSTEM RESTORE POINT
1) WIN | type SYSTEM RESTORE | ENTER | NEXT
|Choose a different restore point radio button
| NEXT


2) Show more restore pointscheckbox (lower left)


3) Highlight the desired restore point


4) Scan for affected programs(lower right)make a note of affected programs
5) CLOSE | NEXT | FINISH


WIN = key with the wavy Microsoft flag on top.
Okay so i hit the win button, typed system restore, and it came up with the system restore button....clicked it, it said there was no restore points, there was no checked box either


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23 Apr 2012   #12
ericcollegeodu

Windows 7
 
 

is it time to wipe it clean?
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23 Apr 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

seeing as there is no 'system restore' button, then do you want to try that again and tell me what you see.
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24 Apr 2012   #14
ericcollegeodu

Windows 7
 
 

I hit the system restore button...it loads a window that looks like its about to start the restore, but then says something like there are no restore points saved on this computer, it then says to start one, you can go to >system protection<...and when I go there it just brings up a system properties window about my computer.
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24 Apr 2012   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you checked to make sure system restore is activated? You need to select your operating system drive under Available Drives, and then click Configure and use which settings you prefer.

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24 Apr 2012   #16
ericcollegeodu

Windows 7
 
 

Unfortunately, i have all of those tabs EXCEPT the system restore one....i went ahead and wiped it clean, but now when it is trying to set up services it says "Windows could not complete the installation. To restall Windows on this computer, restart the installation" and of course i restart it and it leads back to the same message.
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24 Apr 2012   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Can you confirm what Windows media you used to re-install and where you got it from?

You might want to consider this method.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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24 Apr 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ericcollegeodu View Post
Unfortunately, i have all of those tabs EXCEPT the system restore one....i went ahead and wiped it clean, but now when it is trying to set up services it says "Windows could not complete the installation. To restall Windows on this computer, restart the installation" and of course i restart it and it leads back to the same message.
Your use of the word "services" is non-standard. Please explain.
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24 Apr 2012   #19
ericcollegeodu

Windows 7
 
 

I just want to thank everyone for all of their help

but unfortunately i did something else lol

so i decided to just wipe it clean, and restore it back to factory condition...eveything is going fine, its setting up services and everything

then a window pops up and says "Windows cannot complete the installation.To install windows on this computer, restart the installation"

the only thing you can click is "okay" and it loops back to that same window
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24 Apr 2012   #20
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Eric, try this tutorial out to see if it helps any: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - created by Dzomlija

If this isn't the problem, than it is either the installation that has corruption, or faulty hardware
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