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Windows 7: Computer finding corrupt files in SFC and explorer.exe using 75% CPU.

28 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 HP 64 bit.

Good to hear!

Results are:

C:\Windows\system32>DIR C:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULT*.*
Volume in drive C is Ben's Drive
Volume Serial Number is 4005-D1F9

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\config

28/07/2014 05:22 2,883,584 DEFAULT
1 File(s) 2,883,584 bytes
0 Dir(s) 76,455,018,496 bytes free

C:\Windows\system32>REG QUERY HKU\.DEFAULT




My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2014   #12

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

That's only about half the size of my DEFAULT hive - but it contains an extra Key (AppEvents)

I wonder if there is corruption there?

The .log files also appear to be missing - and one should be created whenever the hive is loaded.

I'm not sure what to make of this!

Please boot to Safe Mode and try copying the C:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULT file to your desktop (I know it can't be done in Normal mode - not sure about Safe Mode) then reboot to Normal Mode, and upload the copy - I'll take a look.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Computer finding corrupt files in SFC and explorer.exe using 75% CPU.

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