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Windows 7: Empty COMPONENTS hive'

21 Feb 2015   #1
gabbor

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Empty COMPONENTS hive'

hi,
hope somebody sees my post. i've been going threw this thread and it's the most helpfull i found so far.
so i checked my components and it is also only 256k but there is a components.bak with the right size(46MB).
is this helpfull?
thx in advance!
gabbor


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21 Feb 2015   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The likelihood is that unless you have a System Restore point you can go back to, you'll have to do a repair install.
What is the date COMPONENTS.bak file?
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21 Feb 2015   #3
gabbor

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

thx for the fast answer, the componets file is from 23. november and the components.bak file is from 22. november.
i wish i had a restore point.
what do you mean with repairinstall, this --> Repair Install ?
already tried it but it says i've to do updates first but i'm only doing this because i can not install updates!!! XD
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21 Feb 2015   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

It may be worth trying a substitution... I'll have to think about how best to do it...
Back later (in the pub at present)
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21 Feb 2015   #5
gabbor

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

okay, no stress! thx!
cheers!

ahhh sorry for coming this late but i know i've done the sh**!
totally forgot i had probs with a temp profile and of course deleted the wrong entry and restored it with this --> How to Restore Registry Hives on Windows 7 | Captain Debugger !
that's why i have a .bak, my laptop is so messy but i have no motivation to set it up "fresh"!
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22 Feb 2015   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

OK - with any luck this will get us somewhere....

Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands...


Code:
IF EXIST C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.OLD1 DEL C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.OLD1
REN C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS COMPONENTS.OLD1
COPY C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.bak C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS 

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reboot, and now run CheckSUR again.
Post the new CheckSUR and CheckSUR.Persist logs.
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22 Feb 2015   #7
gabbor

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

done so!
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22 Feb 2015   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Looks like you got very lucky!
Here's the resulting error-list from CheckSUR...
Code:
Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 desktop.ini amd64_microsoft-windows-ehome-samplemedia_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_b6b9b223710b3802 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 win7_scenic-demoshort_raw.wtv amd64_microsoft-windows-ehome-samplemedia_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_b6b9b223710b3802 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Koala.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Jellyfish.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 SampleRes.dll amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 desktop.ini amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Desert.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Lighthouse.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Tulips.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Chrysanthemum.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Hydrangeas.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Penguins.jpg amd64_microsoft-windows-photosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f36e0e659b8042be 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Clip_1080_5sec_VC1_15mbps.wmv amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Clip_480_5sec_6mbps_h264.mp4 amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 winsat.wmv amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Clip_1080_5sec_MPEG2_HD_15mbps.mpg amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Clip_1080_5sec_10mbps_h264.mp4 amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 winsatencode.wmv amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Clip_480i_5sec_6mbps_new.mpg amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Clip_480p_5sec_6mbps_new.mpg amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 desktop.ini amd64_microsoft-windows-videosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_51a21f033003affd 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Wildlife.wmv amd64_microsoft-windows-videosamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_51a21f033003affd 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Kalimba.mp3 amd64_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_06495209cbd8e93b 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 desktop.ini amd64_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_06495209cbd8e93b 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Maid with the Flaxen Hair.mp3 amd64_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_06495209cbd8e93b 
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Sleep Away.mp3 amd64_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_06495209cbd8e93b
This is a fairly common list, caused by a bad initial image from the manufacturer.

I'll post a fix protocol a little later.
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22 Feb 2015   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I've uploaded a file - media64.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it.

Right-click on the saved file and select Extract all...
Change the target to C:\ and click on Extract
Close all windows (it would be a good idea to print these instructions!)

Now reboot to the Repair Environment - as soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'
Pick that
You'll have to log in with your username and password.

Pick the option to use a Command Prompt
At the prompt type
DIR C:\media64
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR D:\media64
or
DIR E:\media64



The drive letter in use when you find the folder will need to be substituted (for<drive>) into the following command...



XCOPY <drive>:\media64 <drive>:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h



(e.g. XCOPY P:\wfire P:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h )



run the command (it should take almost no time) and when the prompt returns, type
EXIT
and hit the Enter key to exit Command Prompt - reboot to Normal Mode Windows.

Now run SFC /SCANNOW in an Elevated Command Prompt
then reboot and upload the new CBS.log file to your reply
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22 Feb 2015   #10
gabbor

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

awesome, but at the moment i can't, no repair environment and win dvd at home.
will give it a shot when heading home, but again big big big thx!!!!!
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