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Windows 7: Windows Defender Offline

14 Jul 2011   #70
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Great Tutorial!

I created a 32-bit USB stick, and it booted up fine on my Windows 7 64 bit system, but could not run the scan due to it being 64-bit.... fair enough.

So I went ahead and created a 64-bit USB stick, and tried it on my Windows 7 64 bit system... and the PC won't boot up from the stick. So any ideas? The PC is a Gateway DX4720-03 with a dual core processor and 4 Gigs of ram.

Thanks!!


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14 Jul 2011   #71
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Tinkerdog,
To play safe, I always prepare the USB stick first. This works for me in all cases and for 32 bit and 64 bit.

PREPARE A UFD FOR USE (USB FLASH DRIVE)


Run CMD.EXE as administrator

Type following commands and hit ENTER key after each command.
DISKPART starts the DiskPart program
LIST DISK shows numeral assigned to disks
note the numeral assigned to your usb stick
The numeral 2 will be used in this example
SELECT DISK 2
DETAIL DISK the info shown will confirm the correctness of your selection
CLEAN ALL the entire usb stick will be overwritten with zeros
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY create a primary partition on the USB stick
FORMAT FS=NTFS format the partition
ACTIVE the partition can contain operating system startup files
ASSIGN the next available letter is assigned to the USB stick
EXIT exit from the DISKPART program
EXIT exit from the command shell
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15 Jul 2011   #72
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Tinkerdog,
To play safe, I always prepare the USB stick first. This works for me in all cases and for 32 bit and 64 bit.

PREPARE A UFD FOR USE (USB FLASH DRIVE)


Run CMD.EXE as administrator

Type following commands and hit ENTER key after each command.
DISKPART starts the DiskPart program
LIST DISK shows numeral assigned to disks
note the numeral assigned to your usb stick
The numeral 2 will be used in this example
SELECT DISK 2
DETAIL DISK the info shown will confirm the correctness of your selection
CLEAN ALL the entire usb stick will be overwritten with zeros
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY create a primary partition on the USB stick
FORMAT FS=NTFS format the partition
ACTIVE the partition can contain operating system startup files
ASSIGN the next available letter is assigned to the USB stick
EXIT exit from the DISKPART program
EXIT exit from the command shell
I'll try that later this evening..... just on a lark, I created the 64 bit DVD version of Sweeper...

THAT booted up fine on my 64 bit PC and worked great..... sigh... so my problem probably has something to do with my PC and how the USB stick was formatted....

so... will give your advice a go this evening! Wish me luck!
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15 Jul 2011   #73
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You use the 64 bit Standalone System Sweeper on a 64 bit operating system.

You use the 32 bit Standaloe System Sweeper on a 32 bit operating system.
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15 Jul 2011   #74
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

But you can create both x86 and x64 on either Windows size.
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16 Jul 2011   #75
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tinkerdog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Tinkerdog,
To play safe, I always prepare the USB stick first. This works for me in all cases and for 32 bit and 64 bit.

PREPARE A UFD FOR USE (USB FLASH DRIVE)


Run CMD.EXE as administrator

Type following commands and hit ENTER key after each command.
DISKPART starts the DiskPart program
LIST DISK shows numeral assigned to disks
note the numeral assigned to your usb stick
The numeral 2 will be used in this example
SELECT DISK 2
DETAIL DISK the info shown will confirm the correctness of your selection
CLEAN ALL the entire usb stick will be overwritten with zeros
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY create a primary partition on the USB stick
FORMAT FS=NTFS format the partition
ACTIVE the partition can contain operating system startup files
ASSIGN the next available letter is assigned to the USB stick
EXIT exit from the DISKPART program
EXIT exit from the command shell
I'll try that later this evening..... just on a lark, I created the 64 bit DVD version of Sweeper...

THAT booted up fine on my 64 bit PC and worked great..... sigh... so my problem probably has something to do with my PC and how the USB stick was formatted....

so... will give your advice a go this evening! Wish me luck!
I tried doing this for my 64 bit and 32 bit USB's - FORMATTING them both using the above instructions (which worked great) - then I ran the 64 bit installer and the 32 bit installer of SSS - both times it wanted to FORMAT the USB's (I thought it just installed the software if already formatted - but no... it wants to FORMAT and install the software irregardless...).

Both times, the USB sticks failed to boot.... sigh... so I think it is a problem with my PC not allowing the boot from USB, when it appears it should.

Boots fine, both 64 and 32 bit, from DVD install though... they got that part down!!
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16 Jul 2011   #76
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Interesting. If you get a chance, try the usb sticks out on a computer that will boot from a usb.
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16 Jul 2011   #77
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Interesting. If you get a chance, try the usb sticks out on a computer that will boot from a usb.
Will do... soon as possible.
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30 Jul 2011   #78
newcenter

w7 23 bit
 
 
MS sYSTEM SWEEPER FREEZES

w-7 lots of disck space and speed.

Once I complete the scan I find 8 "severe" threats. When I try to fix any one of them -- or all of them -- The progress bar runs to abour 70% complete and then freezes. The system also freezes and the only way I can shut down is to power the computer off. I have tried this 3 times on two diffrent computers and leftmy system on forseveral hours to see if it will complete the fix. The same thing happens each time.

Any ideas?
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30 Jul 2011   #79
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

No but I think you should dowload, Update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download
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