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Windows 7: filename or extension is too long all over

18 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
filename or extension is too long all over

First time using this forum. So pardon any ignorance.

I am getting this error all over the place. I first noticed it when trying to install print drivers. But quickly found it popping up when I try to do pretty much anything. Opening msconfig, admin cmd, etc. I can boot into safe mode and it seems fine. I even ran malwarebytes and combo fix. but as soon as return out of safe mode, same issue. I also noticed the admin account on the machine does not seem to have the same issue. However, I need this user account to work.

Any ideas would be awesome! Thanks all!

I forgot to mention-
This is on a machine running win 7 pro 32 bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,

Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,

Post the scan results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thank you so much for the reply Thrashzone! I stepped away for my lunch break. I will try these steps as soon as I return, and will update.
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