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Windows 7: Bad startup

30 Dec 2016   #1
jdhoward

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Bad startup

I am running Win 7 Home fully updated.
Last week things started to fall apart:
Many programs failed to start intermittently, if I rebooted a program would start, but another failed.
I ran ESET, Avast, Super Anti Spyware, MBAM, I use Comodo as my fire wall.
Eventually I could not boot. I tried system restore, Last known Good, Safe Mode and nothing.


I used my rescue CD and restored a Macrium Backup from a couple of weeks ago. Every thing looks normal now.... but I am not confident.

Drivers not installed:
HP Deskjet 6980, Ethernet controller,USB Controller.
I have downloaded printer driver from HP and the printer works fine
I let Windows search for drivers but the installation fails. So I don't know if I have a real problem.


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30 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Schedule a disk check - Run chkdsk c: /f
Run System file check - Run sfc /scannow
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30 Dec 2016   #3
jdhoward

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok I have run both. I guess if there were any problems I would have been notified?
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30 Dec 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Depends how you run it.
If you open a cmd window and type the command, when it finish you can see the results as the window remains open.
If you typed on the run window, when it finish you can't see the results as the window closes.
The check disk runs on next boot. Did you reboot since?
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31 Dec 2016   #5
jdhoward

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes I restarted.
I ran it again from the cmd window. restarted but not info.
Thanks.
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31 Dec 2016   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows Repair (All in One) might help out here, run in Safe Mode with Networking, let the program re-associate all EXE and system files, also item 26 & 27 might help. Be sure to Restart a couple of times, and let Windows and Desktop come to full rest during these two Restarts. Such very seldom failed to smooth things out for me; please let us know what happens.
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31 Dec 2016   #7
jdhoward

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

OK. I ran Tweak twice and I now have the Event Viewer back, so that's a good thing.
The machine has slowed considerably however.
Thanks
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01 Jan 2017   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdhoward View Post
OK. I ran Tweak twice and I now have the Event Viewer back, so that's a good thing. The machine has slowed considerably however. Thanks
That slowing down may be caused by something else; To help us help you, can you post a brief summary of exactly what activities are slow now. Also, you might want to download, install, run Piriform's Speccy, save the logs to your hard-drive, do not post them in here. Find out what startups load up, what services and what security and/or monitoring programs are running in the background.
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02 Jan 2017   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I forgot to ask earlier - did you Restart at least twice and give Windows time to "heal and reset itself" by allowing it to come to a full desktop rest? By rest, I mean allowing all startups, services, background and foreground programs time to "heal and reset". Anytime Windows develops big problems, and anytime Windows gets help from 3rd party programs such as WR(AiO), it takes a few Restarts to smooth things out.
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02 Jan 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please list all security programs you have installed.

Jack
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