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help! "system call failed" bug


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#1 nsweeney

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:23 PM

Hi,

I have a new windows 7 HP laptop and I've been setting up a lot of software on it recently. Now I can't access anything through my start menu--computer, control panel, documents, etc. Explorer.exe just come up saying "system call failed." Basically I can't get to any of my files/programs. I don't think I messed with anything I shouldn't have...a quick google reveals that I could have disabled my rpc net call service but I have no idea what that is.

Any help would be much appreciated!!

Thanks.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:45 AM

Did you try system restore?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:06 AM

Wow, that was fast :huh:

It booted up normally this morning, so that was a relief. I'm just nervous that this could happen again or is the sign of a larger problem...I shouldn't have bought such a new operating system. Lesson learned.

Anyway, thank you. If it happens again I will repost.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:10 PM

Making a repair disk is a very important task for you to perform now.

Go to your Control Panel click backup and restore in the list of menu options on the left side of the window look for Create a system repair disk in the window that pops up choose your DVD burner drive, have an empty writeable disk in the drive and click create disk.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:09 AM

I would recommend to all with clean, operating properly machines to make a repair disc as MrBruce1959 has posted. Put it in a case so it doesn't get damaged.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

What all did you install?

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:43 AM

Just a thought. IMHO I would run scans with your security programs before making a backup. Your computer needs to be clean of bad things before making a repair disc.




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