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Windows 7: Possible Corrupted Files

06 Jul 2010   #1
Microhard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Possible Corrupted Files

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1440/problem2.png

This happens to all software installed after I changed my start orb using resource hacker and my desktop icons. Any clue why this happened?


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06 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes your resource hacker made changes that were not needed and not beneficial.
Use system restore to bring things back to the way they were and dont use tools like resource hacker

System Restore

Looking up resource hacker, I do not even see that it is compatible with Seven.
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06 Jul 2010   #3
Microhard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Damn, I should've stayed with tutorials from this forum. By the way, I didn't create system restore point or image so would repair install do?

EDIT: I tried repair install but it was still the same so I was looking at everything that might be related. I noticed that "C:\Users\[ Name]\AppData\Local\Temp\{973ACF68-9D5F-4552-A1F5-FCD41CDAC91C}\" should be the Use Source and instead "AppData\Local\Temp\" folder is empty.

Things I had done on that day:
*I ran CCleaner's registry cleaner after changing start orb with resource hacker
*I changed desktop and superbar icons
*Installed Photoshop

- But I repair installed so those shouldn't be related, right?

EDITx2: I was able to reproduce this corruption by taking ownership of the entire Windows folder using "Take Ownership".
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07 Jul 2010   #4
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Yes your resource hacker made changes that were not needed and not beneficial.
Use system restore to bring things back to the way they were and dont use tools like resource hacker.....
.....Looking up resource hacker, I do not even see that it is compatible with Seven.
Resource Hacker 3.5.2 Beta works fine on 64 bit Win 7 (scroll down the page).
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07 Jul 2010   #5
Microhard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Can you guys try to do take ownership of the entire windows folder with "Take Ownership" via right-click context menu to see if this problem occur as well?
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08 Jul 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I use Resource Hacker fine in Windows 7 x64. Microhard, sorry no, not me. I would only take ownership of individual files as needed. Suggest you run System File Checker:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If no fix, then a repair install may be in order. Always make system restore points and backups of individual files if you are going to hack resources.

Repair Install

A Guy
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08 Jul 2010   #7
Microhard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I found out the corruption was done to the software and not the windows file so the repair install I did wasn't helping. And at the end I had to reinstall Windows... Well, at least I learned a lesson on backing up. Anyways, thank you for everyone's effort!

Alternative solution I found:
1. use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
2. delete all folders/files of the software
3. manually remove all registry of software
4. repeat steps on other corrupted software

* I'd rather do a reinstall as this takes longer depending on how many software is corrupted
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08 Jul 2010   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microhard View Post
I found out the corruption was done to the software and not the windows file so the repair install I did wasn't helping. And at the end I had to reinstall Windows... Well, at least I learned a lesson on backing up. Anyways, thank you for everyone's effort!

Alternative solution I found:
1. use Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
2. delete all folders/files of the software
3. manually remove all registry of software
4. repeat steps on other corrupted software

* I'd rather do a reinstall as this takes longer depending on how many software is corrupted
Actually full system backup images would be best. Recent restore points also. Unfortunately MS no longer supports the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. A Guy
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08 Jul 2010   #9
Fathther Jack

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microhard View Post
Can you guys try to do take ownership of the entire windows folder with "Take Ownership" via right-click context menu to see if this problem occur as well?
I did this once seeing as how I was preparing for a re-install anyway.
Not a good idea!!
I can't remember specifics but several things played up as they couldn't access folders which the System no longer owned.
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08 Jul 2010   #10
Microhard

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Perhaps a warning on the use of "Take Ownership" should be included in our tutorial?
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