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Windows 7: Deleted Some files. System won't standby or shutdown.

13 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Deleted Some files. System won't standby or shutdown.

Hey guys. Long story, I accidently managed to delete all files in my c:/users directory and now my system won't go into standby or hibernate mode. It just shows a blank screen when I choose either or these but the PC never hibernates or sleeps and the only way to get it out of this state is a hard shutdown. I deleted all Files/Folders except my own user folder.

What are my options?

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13 Oct 2012   #2
x BlueRobot


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13 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Maybe a restore point?

System Restore
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13 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Restore point was my first option but too bad I don't have any.

I ran sfc /scannow. It found corrupt files and fixed them. Now the system standbys just fine but hibernation still hasn't been fixed.

What should I try next now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2012   #5
x BlueRobot


Run the System File Checker a few more times, sometimes it takes a few attempts to fix everything that it is able to fix, if the problem still persists then we will we suggest the next step.

Windows 7 Will Not Hibernate At All

Follow some of the suggestions in the above link, if the System File Checker doesn't resolve anything further after a few attempts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP


If you deleted all files including hidden in Users directory then I'd seriously consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and then stick with the tools and methods given to get and maintain a perfect install.
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