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Windows 7: Windows Not Genuine error

29 May 2014   #21
firedrake1988

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30 May 2014   #22
NoelDP

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Sorry for the delay!

The rest looks fine - so there's only the one bad sector found.
This could still be early signs of a failing drive as there are a lot of sectors that Windows never sees, which are used as reserves by the drive before it starts reporting them to Windows - so ensure you have good backups to external media.
Running the HD manufacturer's test utility would tell you more - and may also tell you whether you can RMA the drive, or would need to purchase a new one.

I think your best option now (after backing up) would be a repair install - see the tutorial here...
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30 May 2014   #23
firedrake1988

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Ok I'll try that when I get home, BTW before I was using Win7 64 bit I was using 32 bit and that was on the same drive and partition with no problems what so ever. I've tried installing 64 bit several times over the 2 years I've had the discs but have always had problems running things like the update, games, and certain internet browsers. At this time game-wise older games seem to work fine (Dungeon Siege, Age of Empires 2, and Worms Armageddon) as well as Minecraft. But newer games (Warframe, Saints Row 4, and Space Engineers) Frequently crash.
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31 May 2014   #24
firedrake1988

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Well western digital's lifeguard tool found some bad sectors but could not repair them, even the windows repair failed. Also I kept receiving the error "the ordinal 459 could not be located in the dynamic link library urlmon.dll" I get this error when trying to use the legitcheck.hta that is from the genuine windows online help and when starting the repair. I believe this may have something to do with IE 8 which i have disabled. I tried re-enabling it but that seemed to cause more problems. When I would try to open IE it would just try to download the websites not actually display them. I'm trying the repair again with IE disabled and at the least it didn't give that error when starting
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31 May 2014   #25
NoelDP

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It sounds like the Hard drive may be failing - I'd plan on replacing it, and a clean install on the new drive.
The repair install shouldn't be affected by whether IE8 is switched on or not - but it does sound as if your file associations are screwed and/or you have some residuals from a malware attack.
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31 May 2014   #26
firedrake1988

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That is unfortunate, I just bought my Mobo and RAM so I cant afford a new HD right now. Would it be helpful if I deleted all the volumes of the drive and repartition it, then do a new clean install?
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31 May 2014   #27
NoelDP

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That won't solve the problem of a failing drive. Whatever else you do, you MUST back up your data to external media first.
Then you can worry about what to do with the install.
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31 May 2014   #28
firedrake1988

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Do you mean just data I wouldn't want to lose or for convenience such as music, game saves, and program installers? Because this was a clean install so there is very little to backup as it sits right now.
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31 May 2014   #29
NoelDP

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Yep - programs etc, you can presumably reinstall from the original media, or re-download. Your data is the valuable stuff!
If the install is clean, then I'd suggest that a fresh install would be a good idea - immediately followed by a CHKDSK /F to make sure that none of the installed files hit bad blocks.
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31 May 2014   #30
firedrake1988

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Alright I'll work on that when I can. Thanks for the help BTW.
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