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Windows 7: Win 7 AMD64 directories deleted by Driver Sweeper!

31 Dec 2010   #1
Kevinf63

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 AMD64 directories deleted by Driver Sweeper!

Hi all, A few months ago I've been having problems with my graphic card (MSI R5850 Twin Frozr II 1GB) and PC as it was having BSOD's 24/7. And its really getting out of hand. but I think I found the problem after months of searching...

When I was using driver sweeper for my graphic drivers, I think it deleted a directory or two too far. I think my problem is very very similar to this guy's... As you can see he sorted it out by cleanly installing on a old HDD, and then moving the directories he listed and its files over. Can someone please confirm for me that these directories/folders have files in them, what they are called, And if possible can they be moved from one PC to another (eg. from a friends)? Or are they directories only relative to the persons PC? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!


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31 Dec 2010   #2
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Defiantly worth a try. Seems to have solved his problems.
I tend not to use products like driver sweeper unless I encounter
problems. I just use windows add remove programs, no issues.
Another thing you could try is to search the cab files on the
disk and see if you can't find what your looking for there. Google
might be of help there.
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31 Dec 2010   #3
Kevinf63

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for the reply , I have just grabbed those directories off a friend and trying it now... (fingers crossed!).......

EDIT: It says I need permission to perform this action.... ..... They are security protected files. access denied.... I am the administrator. When I try to set it to all access for me. Its says access denied.
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31 Dec 2010   #4
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try this tutorial Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Remember always understand completely what you are about to do etc, etc...
I have seriously borked systems by changing permissions when I shouldn't have.
This may also be of help http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html
Take Ownership Shortcut
Good luck.
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31 Dec 2010   #5
Kevinf63

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I can't take ownership of these files. I think that the PC thinks I'm trying to hack into important files or something. Access Denied again. I can copy the files, but I can't paste new ones into the folders. Read and execute and that's it I think.
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31 Dec 2010   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Can you run sfc /scannow? Type cmd...right click....run as admin....sfc /scannow
Failing that try to run system restore
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31 Dec 2010   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

How about drag and drop them in place?
If your taking them from one folder to another.

I'm not sure of the particulars of what you are doing.
Just a thought.
Mike
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01 Jan 2011   #8
Kevinf63

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Can you run sfc /scannow? Type cmd...right click....run as admin....sfc /scannow
Failing that try to run system restore
I tried that already, Thats how I know what files are broken. It was unable to fix them. So I got the files off another PC. Its the c:\Windows\winsxs... Very important stuff. Might require a fresh install again (again) if I can't get it working....

Looks like I'll have to be really careful next time with Driver Sweeper and the files it removes.
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01 Jan 2011   #9
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Try this Vista: How To Take Ownership of a System File | Microsoft Vista | Tech-Recipes might work...if that fails try a repair install.......

I have never used Driver Sweeper and have had no problems updating or even swapping between brands.....your mileage may vary.......
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05 Jan 2011   #10
Kevinf63

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I had to do a fresh install again.... but...... Its not happening anymore. So I sorted the problem out. Thanks for all your help though!
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