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Windows 7: Please help repairing windows not genuine dialog popping up

28 Nov 2012   #51
NoelDP

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That error message is normal when running in the RE - it has no access to anywhere to save the files (it doesn't redirect to the HD, and the folder it wants to save to doesn't exist in the RAMDrive that RE runs from)
Please go back into RE and run the offline SFC scan -


sfc /scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=<drive>:\ /OFFWINDIR=<drive>:\Windows

where <drive> is the letter you found above.



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28 Nov 2012   #52
tenjuna

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

"...did not find any integrity violations."
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29 Nov 2012   #53
NoelDP

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great - now what happens if you run the scan in normal windows?
SFC /SCANNOW
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29 Nov 2012   #54
tenjuna

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

cbs attached

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

C:\Windows\system32>
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29 Nov 2012   #55
NoelDP

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...in that case I have no idea what's happening!

I'll call in the troops and see if they can help.
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29 Nov 2012   #56
NoelDP

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...second thoughts....

Please try this......
(It's very similar to what we've laready done, but seems to work when everythig else fails)

Please run the following commands in an Elevated Command Prompt
NET STOP CRYPTSVC
REN C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CATROOT2 CATROOT2OLD
NET START CRYPTSVC


once complete, leave the system alone for at least an hour to rebuild the database, then reboot, and run another MGADiag report.
Note that this will delete your Update History - but all updates will remain installed, and can be viewed in the Installed Updates listing.


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29 Nov 2012   #57
tenjuna

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

sigh.

can't say that I am surprised lol.
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29 Nov 2012   #58
tenjuna

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

there was already a catroot2old, so I added a new one. am waiting an hour.

Code:
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>dir catroot*
 Volume in drive C is System
 Volume Serial Number is F240-5C20

 Directory of C:\Windows\system32

11/29/2012  08:09 AM    <DIR>          catroot
11/25/2012  09:25 PM    <DIR>          catroot2
11/29/2012  08:50 AM    <DIR>          CATROOT2OLD
08/07/2012  07:35 PM    <DIR>          CatRoot2_2012111221298
11/23/2012  08:36 PM    <DIR>          CatRoot2_2012112510542
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               5 Dir(s)  429,840,687,104 bytes free

C:\Windows\system32>NET STOP CRYPTSVC
The Cryptographic Services service is stopping..
The Cryptographic Services service was stopped successfully.


C:\Windows\system32>REN C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CATROOT2 CATROOT2OLD
A duplicate file name exists, or the file
cannot be found.

C:\Windows\system32>REN C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CATROOT2 CATROOT2OLDTOO

C:\Windows\system32>NET START CRYPTSVC
The Cryptographic Services service is starting.
The Cryptographic Services service was started successfully.


C:\Windows\system32>
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29 Nov 2012   #59
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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we crossed in the post

Please see my post #56.
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29 Nov 2012   #60
NoelDP

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...and again!
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