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Windows 7: Window 7 Backup Failing

20 Jul 2010   #21
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy Steve,
Thanks, that is a great tool. Unfortunately 2 days ago I dropped from 10, I'm back up to about seven with a Critical Error Windows failure to start unable to determine cause, this morning. Keeping my fingers crossed. Had a power failure yesterday which gave me an improper shutdown which really sank me. I'll keep an eye on this puppy!
glennc


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20 Jul 2010   #22
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello karlsnooks,
Thanks for looking in and offering a helping hand. After the clean reinstall everything worked great as far as I am able to tell. Windows backup let me make a System Image that saved me, when loading a program seems to have faulted my SATA DVD drive. I used the System Image and finally installed all my programs. Everything seemed to be doing fine until this morning when it failed to start. I posted a new thread on this.
My message above tells what the Reliability Monitor had to say about it. So am I running correctly, I don't know. The previous symptoms were so obscure as to be impossible to remember like the right click manage option on Computer failed to work.
I guess time will tell. I did a full System Image with Macrium last night, but I don't know what caused the starting problem so it may be on that Image.
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #23
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

glennc,

well at this time I'll only suggest, although you've probable done it before:
1. download Microsoft Security Essentials,
2. Using control panel, programs and features, delete your current av software,
3. install and run Microsoft Security Essentials.
4. download, install and run Malware Bytes anti-malware,

If those two give you a clean bill of health, then we'll proceed.

Oh yes, since it is the summer months, are you running your computer in a clean and cool environment? I've included a bunch of links for you.

ANTI-VIRUS
Microsoft Security Essentials
Install MSE --> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

VIRUS and MALWARE REMOVAL / PROTECTION
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall.
4. Remove your present antivirus software and firewall.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys). 3min 29secs on my laptop.
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys). 3min 38secs on my laptop.
9. Run MalwareBytes full scan. 16min 8secs on my laptop. With large,full disk ~2hours.


This one will also show operating temps:
SPECCY- System Information Tool
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

Operating System, CPU and Temp, Ram, Motherboard, Graphics, Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Audio, Peripherals, Network info.
Simply putóthis is the best and itís free!


This one is good for monitoring cpu temp:
CoreTemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
Core Temp monitors CPU temperatures
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20 Jul 2010   #24
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello karlsnooks,
Currently, I am happy with the security of McAfee which is already purchased, so I probably won't be uninstalling that. Also Anti-Malware I have and run it regularly, but will do so again. I also have SuperAntiSpyware and a program I like called Threatfire which is to be added to your existing protection as an extra layer. It often catches changes prior to McAfee and when oked McAfee pop up a choice box.
Will run anti-Malware immediately.
Thanks for you advice and information.
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #25
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

glennc,
sounds like overkill to me.

Strongly recommend only using anti-malware bytes program and one and only one other program. Although I find MSE to be far superior to McAffee (as confirmed by independent organizations), it is a solid av program.

Be sure to use Windows Firewall only.
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20 Jul 2010   #26
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello karlsnooks,
I appreciate your learned advice. Right now McAfee and Threatfire are all that run resident. I just use the others for independent standalone scans. Paranoia is the ultimate expression of self-preservation .
Again for some reason, I don't have the confidence in what my extremely limited opinion, considers the main targets. I have had many people laud the Windows Security programs. For now I feel secure.
I have a Gigabyte motherboard that has dual bios. Of course there were no instructions in the manual on how to use them. I remember in the BIOS you can copy it to CMOS, or the other way around. I did one. That may have been the wrong choice and thus changed my BIOS settings.
In your experience, which way should I copy to save the current working settings, and which should I use to repair a garbled setting?
Thanks for you and the rest of the members who pitched in to help.
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #27
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

zero experience with gigabyte boards.

I'd visit the manufacturer's website.
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21 Jul 2010   #28
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
zero experience with gigabyte boards.

I'd visit the manufacturer's website.
Howdy karlsnooks,
Good advice, as usual. I did, but I must go back and dig deeper. Take care.
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #29
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 



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21 Jul 2010   #30
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thats cool Steve. Thanks.
Unfortunately I am back up to my posterior in alligators with a thread about SAS Core issues and removal, "I can't" yet!
glennc
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