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Windows 7: Repair Install

06 Feb 2010   #160
tgcws

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Edster,

Thank you. What did it do to you with iTunes still installed?
Hey Brink, basically it just gave an error about iTunes, suggesting to deactivate iTunes account or to uninstall, and it would terminate the repair install.

I did receive more information about this:

Upgrading Windows will affect the following devices and/or programs:

These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.)
iTunes (Please deauthorize computer prior to upgrade)

Did you have the latest version of itunes. A new version just came out within the past week. I just updated itunes to this version, hopefully it has the fix.


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06 Feb 2010   #161
SFwriter

WIN7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
SFwriter,

Do you have the screen at step 5 to select the Go online to get the latest updates for installation option?

Absolutely. It all functions as explained in the guide. Each step completes until it gets to this screen (first attached image) and it stalls a 0% for many seconds then presents the next screen that (second image) sends me back to square one.

So I get the latest updates (there are none, even on a second enquiry) and try it again, and the cycle repeats... with the odd exception of this third screen (3rd attached image).

But the truth is, nothing ever gets changed. It just cycles endlessly.

Oh, and the ONLY resource file I've hacked is imageres.dll so I could change the intro sound when logging in, which I assume should have no effect on the upgrade.


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Repair Install-3.jpg Repair Install-4.jpg Repair Install-1.jpg 
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06 Feb 2010   #162
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

SFwriter,

Modified system files could cause unknown issues. If you are able to, run a sfc /scannow command, then see if you can do the repair install after it finishes and you have restarted the computer.

If not, then you may need to do a custom install instead. This way everything in this installation will be placed in a C:\Windows.old folder in the new clean installation.
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07 Feb 2010   #163
SFwriter

WIN7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
SFwriter,

Modified system files could cause unknown issues. If you are able to, run a sfc /scannow command, then see if you can do the repair install after it finishes and you have restarted the computer.

If not, then you may need to do a custom install instead. This way everything in this installation will be placed in a C:\Windows.old folder in the new clean installation.
This is the answer I was afraid of getting... Losing all my settings and installs. I actually did do the sfc /scannow in an elevated command box and it "repaired" my imageres.dll file before I did this, and it had no effect. I'll do it again just to be sure, but as the Great Psychiatrist once said "Insanity is defined by repeating the same actions over and over again whilst expecting a different result".

I'll edit this and apprise you when done.

Results: Lots of files "repaired"; only irreparable ones in the CBS.log are lots of license.rtf and these four, several times over. I edited the 12,000k file down to 56k by removing the licence.rtf references, so I'll append that .txt file so you can have a look.

dot4prt.inf_loc
ir_end.wav
corperfmonsymbols.ini
msdtcVSp1res.dll.mui

Ran set up again, it did the compatibility (first image) thing again, then it copied the windows files (second image) and then stalled again (third image).

So, does any of this help, or do I have to do the complete re-install?


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Repair Install-compat.jpg Repair Install-copy.jpg Repair Install-stalled.jpg 
Attached Files
File Type: txt sfcdetails.txt (54.9 KB, 177 views)
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07 Feb 2010   #164
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SFwriter View Post
This is the answer I was afraid of getting... Losing all my settings and installs. I actually did do the sfc /scannow in an elevated command box and it "repaired" my imageres.dll file before I did this, and it had no effect. I'll do it again just to be sure, but as the Great Psychiatrist once said "Insanity is defined by repeating the same actions over and over again whilst expecting a different result".

So, does any of this help, or do I have to do the complete re-install?
If I remember correctly, scf/ scannow will place a brand new copy of a "corrupted" file in the proper folder, but it doesn't remove the original "corrupted" one... for instance, if you modified your system to run custom start orbs, you'll still have the original imageres.dll.old, plus the one you changed to run custom start orbs imageres.dll.old(2), plus a brand new imageres.dll file from the sfc/ scannow. You may be able to avoid running the complete new install by manually removing the old copies of any files that scf/ scannow replaced. Sometimes the multiple copies of a modified file seem to "confuse" Windows.

(Jeez... that was confusing... I hope you can figure out what I am saying..)
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07 Feb 2010   #165
SFwriter

WIN7
 
 

I'll certainly take a peek. Every time I run SFC it says it is replacing corrupted files. Even after I JUST ran it... Maybe it's not replacing anything, just adding new files.

Addenda:

No sign of any folders with the .old added. Seems to be just a single copy of each replacement in the appropriate locations
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07 Feb 2010   #166
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In addition, you can extract the original files from your Windows 7 installation disc to use to replace them with in your current installation.

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
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07 Feb 2010   #167
SFwriter

WIN7
 
 

Since coming to the awareness that SFC says it's replacing files every time I run it, that makes me think that not much is really changing... I guess I'm going to have to do the re-install. At least I'll be able to install hardware and software again. (I hope). I'll let you know what happened.
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11 Feb 2010   #168
SFwriter

WIN7
 
 

Had to do a complete reinstall, but at least it works now. I can install programmes and hardware once again. And the new web-camera that started it all? I plugged it in and it worked without software, as advertised.
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11 Feb 2010   #169
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

SFwriter,

I'm happy to hear that you got it all working again. Sorry it took a clean install to do so.
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