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Windows 7: GUI Screwed Up + Host of Other Issues

10 Mar 2010   #1
titors

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
GUI Screwed Up + Host of Other Issues

Hey!
So I've been using Win7 for a while and it's been great. But something happened and it's all screwy now. The GUI seems like a Win2000 downgrade, took a couple of pics




A bunch of other stuff that screwed up along with the GUI:
  • Audio - Hardware changes might not have been detected
  • Aero Peek (disabled on Taskbar & Start Menu Properties)
  • System Restore - A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the Application event log for more information (hex memory address)
  • Turn Windows features on or off - Nothing shows
  • Windows Installer/Uninstaller - The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed...[contact admin blah blah]
  • Antivirus- Panda Antivirus, Microsoft Security Essentials have been disabled and cannot be renabled.
Yea, so I'll update the list as I find out more about any problems and issues. And thanks for any help at all in advance.

(And sorry if this thread's in the wrong location ^^; )


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10 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For starters your aero does not work. But then you seem to have more system functions that are defunct. Run sfc /scannow in elevated command prompt and see whether some can be fixed.
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10 Mar 2010   #3
titors

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

"Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"
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10 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Now that is pretty bad. You should start to aquaint yourself with a reinstall - unless you can pull in an image or an early restore point - the latter may not work either though.
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10 Mar 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do you have any reason to suspect a virus?
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10 Mar 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

titors,
Sure looks like you are looking at a reinstall but first try MalwareByte's anti-malware.
To get this program you must go to malwarebytes.org and NOT malwarebytes.com

Malwarebytes.org
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10 Mar 2010   #7
isaaclopez

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by titors View Post
  • Turn Windows features on or off - Nothing shows

For some reason its like that with me


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10 Mar 2010   #8
titors

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
Now that is pretty bad. You should start to aquaint yourself with a reinstall - unless you can pull in an image or an early restore point - the latter may not work either though.
Yea, System Restore doesn't work and I didn't create a ghost image (stupid in hindsight). Does Win7 have a repair feature? I put in the install disk but it said something about not finding Drive information.
I guess formatting and reinstalling is going to be the most likely solution : (

Quote:
Do you have any reason to suspect a virus?
Not at all. Just stating the facts. I'm pretty sure that it was another user messing with the Control Panel or registry maybe : \

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Sure looks like you are looking at a reinstall but first try MalwareByte's anti-malware.
To get this program you must go to malwarebytes.org and NOT malwarebytes.com
Surprisingly the installation worked! (Uninstalling doesn't so I just assumed). A quick scan revealed no infected files or anything. Running the full now.
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10 Mar 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I would reinstall cleanly 7, and prevent anyone from using the system. Use the setting up 7 guide in my sig if you do.
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10 Mar 2010   #10
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by titors View Post
"Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"
You are saying when you type cmd in the Start Menu search box and hit CTRL+Shift Enter to open an adminstative command window and typing SFC /scannow that it will not start?
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