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Windows Corrupt?


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#1 Booman

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:22 AM

I just started school and am in a class where I fix computers that the teachers bring in. I got on the this one account (I am the admin) it had all this junk installed of which I removed. And then I went to MSCONFIG and it kept crashing as I clicked on the boot config because there is a Black screen on bootup that gives the two choices

Windows (default)
Windows (default)

I wanted to get rid of the screen. Then I went in msconfig to the startup and when I went to hit the OK button it told me that I was not the admin and yadda yadda. Then I went to appwiz.cpl and then the change/remove buttons were not there only the words showed up (change/remove). I could still uninstall programs all except for this Wurm Online thing and it had the java icon next to it. I clicked on it and the window flashed and nothong happened.


What options do I have?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:06 AM

if someone didn't know what they were doing and reloaded windows there would be duplicate entries for windows at login, one might be a dummy only referenced in the master boot record and would survive a full format

you carefully edit the boot.ini file to remove

the other problem might be a case where the default admin login has been deleted, that's why there's ahidden one accessible from safe mode

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:58 PM

No you are not. I am on my second day. We dont get that kind of homework. In fact...we dont get any at all. When ever a pc goes bad in the whole school. The teachers bring us the pc and we fix it. That is our job. We are learning from it as we go.

What about the Appwiz.cpl thing?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:37 PM

I have been involved in a few threads where shell mvp's were trying to fix similar corrupted window installs, because of the older install media and loss of data, a clean install was a last resort. Running a repair disk was considered out of the question also. After several days and a few pages of posts it was found that my original suggestion of slipstreaming the latest service pack into the cab files was the only solution and running windows as a repair disk. Sometimes even that doesn't work.

Have you tried creating a new admin from safe mode?

Edited by DaChew, 04 September 2008 - 03:38 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:39 PM

I am going to do a complete format. I found more errors and stuff. The user should not have downloaded all this junk.

Thanks




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