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Windows 7: Serious Problems with Defrag and Restore!! Help please!!

21 May 2011   #1
ledzeppeman

dual boot windows 7 linux mint 64 bit
 
 
Serious Problems with Defrag and Restore!! Help please!!

So here's my problem for any of you experts out there. If i click on my disk defragmenter from any part of my computer it wont even open. I tried running the .exe from cmd and nothing.
Secondly and more importantly (most likely related) my restore function will not work. I have restore points saved and if i try to run system restore it works all the way up to the last step and it even asks me if I'm sure I want to do and the typical "can't be undone" message. Then it tells me there are errors in disk C:\ and it can't be restored.
So why in the world could this be happening? I think I know. My system is running on windows 7 and linux mint in a dual boot. These two problems occurred simultaneously. I would like to know exactly how to re-associate windows with the part of my hard drive controlling restores and defragging. I've searched google for endless hours trying to be successful in finding an answer as to why this happens.

One last side note I use my computer for gaming a lot and a week ago my controller stopped functioning properly on my computer. I use a 360 controller (wired) and it works fine on any xbox. when connected to the computer the home button flashes green once and then nothing. I've tried seeing if it was a driver fault and downloaded a new one from microsoft's website. Still nothing.

So for clarity I have an ASUS bamboo, i5 processor, 650gb hdd, 6g DDR RAM, Dual Booted with windows 7 and linux mint installed via a usb drive.
PLEASE HELP ME!


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22 May 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi and welcome to Seven forums. Two things to look at, first make sure the Defrag service is running in Services and set to automatic start.
Second Start, type in cmd, right click the cmd prompt and Run as Administrator. In the cmd window type sfc /scannow, and hit enter. run it three times.
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22 May 2011   #3
ledzeppeman

dual boot windows 7 linux mint 64 bit
 
 

Thank you so very much for your reply. It turned out that the disk defragmenter process was not running so i started the process. The defrag still isn't working even though I manually started the process. sfc/scannow yielded "Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log" every time. When I tried to check the logs it gave me an "Access is Denied" message.

So what do I do now?
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23 May 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oops! Sorry to hear that ledzeppeman. Start a new thread in Crashes and Debugging, those logs take some expertise to read which I don't have.

You may also try aRepair Install to fix the corrupt files, but a Clean reinstall is preferred. Make sure you have a back up of your system .
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23 May 2011   #5
ledzeppeman

dual boot windows 7 linux mint 64 bit
 
 

Well you've been so very helpful. I will take your advice and start another thread. And now my mouse stopped responding unless i log in as a guest or in linux. What in the world??? Anyway, thanks so much.
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23 May 2011   #6
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Multiple

Run sfc /scannow multiple times, say three times. Also read this tutorial and run it at the boot. Not guarnteed but worth a try.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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