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Windows 7: Repair Install

14 Dec 2013   #1450
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jim,

I'm happy to hear that you are back up and running again without losing anything, but sorry it took a clean install.

I agree with the other person that helped you. Registry cleaning programs are to be avoided at all cost. There are just to many out there that are nothing more than snake oil that claim to fix everything including the kitchen sing that only cause damage to Windows usually leading to have to reinstall.

Registry cleaners that are over aggressive in reporting what should be removed from the registry is often the problem. The next problem is the user allowing these results to be deleted from the registry without knowing what is safe or not safe to allow to delete. The program doesn't really help to let the user know what is safe or not, and the ones that do may not always be correct. We all know what happens if you delete something from the registry that shouldn't have been deleted. You'll find yourself with an unstable/crashing Windows and/or other programs.


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31 Dec 2013   #1451
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 

I have run scannow numerous times and each time it tells me it could not repair all the files...

The only Windows 7 disc set I have is the one I just received from HP....it does not allow for repair.

Appreciate your help.
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31 Dec 2013   #1452
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Barnum,

Yeah, that disc set would only allow you to do a factory install of Windows 7.

You could see if doing the items listed in the blue Note box under step 4 in OPTION TWO if the tutorial below may be able to allow SFC to repair the files afterwards.

If not, then please post back with your sfcdetails.txt file from OPTION THREE to see what SFC says it cannot repair, and if it's anything to worry about. Are you having any other issues?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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31 Dec 2013   #1453
Barnum

Windows 7
 
 

No other problems...just this long startup.

This is the message I got when I ran sfc/verify


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32> sfc /verifyonly
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations. Details are included in
the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
C:\Windows\system32>
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31 Dec 2013   #1454
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, go ahead and post back with a sfcdetails.txt file after running a sfc /scannow command, and I'll be happy to see what it says it cannot repair.
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14 Jan 2014   #1455
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have a Toshiba C660D but when booting the laptop it gets passed the welcome screen but it then says "windows explorer crashed" and prevents me from doing anything else i.e. No desktop icons load

It seems like someone turned off the laptop half way through a windows update.

Spec:

Toshiba C660D
Windows 7 64Bit

Do you recommend a repair install?
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14 Jan 2014   #1456
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Can you boot into Safe Mode and while there, initiate System Restore?

Lesson #1: Never interrupt Windows Updates, or any update for that matter.
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14 Jan 2014   #1457
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
I have a Toshiba C660D but when booting the laptop it gets passed the welcome screen but it then says "windows explorer crashed" and prevents me from doing anything else i.e. No desktop icons load

It seems like someone turned off the laptop half way through a windows update.

Spec:

Toshiba C660D
Windows 7 64Bit

Do you recommend a repair install?
Do a "system restore" ... eventually from "win7 recovery environment"

System Restore
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15 Jan 2014   #1458
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try booting up in safe mode and restoring to a previous restore point.
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15 Jan 2014   #1459
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Could not retrieve information

Going to do an Install/Repair on a HP Slimline Desktop
Getting BSOD, with IRQL and others
Clean of malware
Could only boot to Safe Mode

Had to resort to Selective startup settings with nothing checked to boot normal.
Now boots OK.
When I go to the install part, get temporary files loaded then:
"Windows could not retrieve information about the discs on this computer"
I assume there's some service that needs to be checked but I don't know which.

Pete
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