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Windows 7: long boot....unlocked system file by accident cant remember what file

24 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 x64
long boot....unlocked system file by accident cant remember what file

well i unlocked a system locked (pad lock symbol) folder by accident looking for something else and since than the following issues are observed. and i don't remember the folder =(

when the system boots it will boot very slowly. the screen will turn black with the mouse pointer visible for
maybe 30 seconds? than the desktop will appear as normal. all systems once booted appear to be normal.

i already did these steps attempting:
system points past date of issue.

Defragged both disks just in case.

Ran CC cleaner on the registry and the standard caches.

ran scan now tool and found one issue listed below:


Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example

cannot view log even when i give admin full access under property's.

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24 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

How about doing a System Restore to before you made the change?
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24 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


You may need to run SFC /scannow a few times to see if it will repair the files. If not you can replace them using Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

Try taking ownership of cbs.log with Take Ownership Shortcut then post it up as an attachment in reply.

If you can't post the cbs.log then I'd skip to the step needed when unfixable System files are found and cannot be resolved: Repair Install.

The latest official installer is provided for your version if needed.

If you're running the original corrupt factory preisntall or are due for one I'd also consider taking the time to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - steps are same for retail.
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