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Windows 7: suspected memory problems, memtest86 won't run

19 Oct 2010   #31
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Two questions; is it possible to "hunt down" what ever win7 installer is recognzizng as windows blinds and removing it? Also is it possible to edit the installer to ignore this "conflict"? And if so what are the ramifications? Carl, again, your help is greatly appreciated. I can understand the need of debugging instead of just automatically resorting to a clean install.


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19 Oct 2010   #32
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Windows Blinds is a third party utility for customizing the look and feel of Windows. It was rebranded as WindowBlinds. The fact that you are getting an error message regarding "Windows Blinds" rather than "WindowBlinds" leads me to think this is a remnant of XP software.

1. Download and install Revo (free) uninstaller. See if it can find a any trace of Windows Blinds, WindowBlinds, and/or WBLiteFX. If so uninstall. Look at the registry cleaner portion and see if there are any keys related to these. If there are, after backing up your registry and creating a system restore point, delete these keys.

I do not often advocate messing with the registry, so follow this suggestion at your own risk. If the above fails to find any trace of Windows Blinds, run regedit and search for Windows Blinds, WindowBlinds, and WBLiteFX. Delete these keys after you have backed up your registry. You will have to use "Find next" to find all instances.

Let us know how this goes.
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19 Oct 2010   #33
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Carl. I will give this a try and get back to you.
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19 Oct 2010   #34
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

<<<Owes Carl a cold one. Okay, so I was only able to find widowblinds in registry by doing a registry search as you suggested. It was in a folder from "stardock". Don't really know how this garbage got on my pc(prob some third party junk). Before deleting these items I searched my whole system and deleted all of these folders first, then I deleted the stardock folder from my registry and windows is now ,Finally, is running the repair install. I'll let you know what happens when I get a fresh boot. See, debugging works!
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19 Oct 2010   #35
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

James, that is the best news I have had all night! Good job of digging it out. Stardock is the creator of WindowsBlinds. It is their software. I am eager to hear how the repair install goes.
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20 Oct 2010   #36
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As of this morning I am stable. All features are working. Upon installation microsoft had to repair .net framework. I ran a deep scan on all drives with MBs and MSE. No problems found. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my PC's problems. Thank you Carl for all of your help. This thread should serve as a lesson that a little patience and perseverance to debug your computer will prevent you from having to wipe your drive and start all over. Thank you again Carl. I will be in contact.
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