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#1 mk352

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:17 AM

I'm pretty sure this is due to a registry problem.

Here is my computers specifications:

Operating System: Windows 7 - Home Premium
Brand: Dell - Alienware
Laptop Computer with external fan cooling
Hooked up to Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor (display driver updated), Stereo system, Mic and Headphones. Along with ample electrical input

This is seen whenever ANY program tries to access anything to do with a command prompt:
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I also get one with csc.exe when I first boot up the computer.

List of Issues regarding this one bug:
  • Command Prompt can't work
  • Cannot use shutdown, reboot, hibernate, sleep buttons
  • A lot of programs have issues when using Python, Java, or compilers
  • CTRL+ALT+DEL Doesn't do anything at all anymore
  • System Restore points are broken

I've fixed most of the issues, and I'm pretty sure something in the registry is corrupted. How I know is because since the first time I boot the computer up this morning (yesterday) I've required to wipe out my entire Windows folder and replace it with the folder of another computer. My laptop doesn't have a CD-ROM drive so I can't use a recovery disk, and all system restore points are completely broken (my D:\ drive will only allow command prompt to work for some reason). When I used a registry scanner it reports over 1.2k problems and then quits out and windows says it stopped working :/. I have Avast! Antivirus and Malware Bytes. I've done scans and nothing is found. The only time command prompt works is in System Repair mode.

Regedit.exe and MSConfig.exe work just fine on the computer and I'm not sure if I want to manually touch the registry as it might break something vital. This site also specifies that untrained people shouldn't use ComboFix.

- It's inconvenient for me to not be able to access the command prompt because I use it for compiling programs as I'm learning how to program C++ and Java applications.
If you have any suggestions for me that would be great, thanks in advanced.

(sorry I abandoned the other post, but I'm very sure it's not a virus problem now and that rather it's just a simple registry issue I'm having with this error)

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#2 mk352

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:46 AM

nice error:
Question2Answer query failed:

SELECT qa_posts.postid as postid,qa_posts.title as title FROM qa_postmeta, qa_posts WHERE qa_postmeta.meta_key='merged_with' AND qa_postmeta.post_id='cc13' AND qa_posts.postid=qa_postmeta.meta_value

Error 1146: Table 'howtofre_howto.qa_postmeta' doesn't exist

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:16 AM

From what I see...

Csc.exe is a file component of each install of MS.NET Framework.

I don't see anything indicating a relationship between NET Framework and the command prompt...so I draw blank as to why that would be impacted by a possibly damaged NET file.

The other error involving STOP 142...occurs for any number of reasons...again, damaged files would be my best guess.

Contrary to what suggestions you might find suggesting the use of "registry cleaners"...I advise you not to use such.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

What I would do:

a. First, try to run the chkdsk /r command.

b. Upon completion of that...I would try running the sfc /scannow command, which will replace any missing/damaged system files.

c. If the issues with csc.exe continued...I would uninstall all versions of MS.NET Framework on the system...then reinstall any required version. Not all versions are required and many users need no version of MS.NET. If needed by an application/game, a message generally appears telling users such.

<<(sorry I abandoned the other post, but I'm very sure it's not a virus problem now and that rather it's just a simple registry issue I'm having with this error)>>

We don't/cannot compel members...to pursue topics which they have initiated:), unless they then proceed to make maultiple topics about the same issue. I will check your posts and take care of anything which needs to be done to close that topic.

Louis

Your Am I Infected topic is now closed.

Edited by hamluis, 03 July 2012 - 07:19 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:51 AM

Brand: Dell - Alienware


What is the model number of your Alienware?

#5 mk352

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

I've said this once, but, I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT use cmd.exe, which means... how do I run a command line based application to chkdsk or sfc /scannow? The only place I can use those commands are in the System Repair menu IN ANOTHER DRIVE, which means I will not scan the drive I'm using at the moment for 99.99% of the things I do. :( btw, I've used sfc /scannow on the system repair drive and nothing wrong has happened. So I might need to reinstall MS.NET? Doe's that have relation to cmd.exe? The thing I want to run the most is cmd.exe because I need command prompt and access to a bunch of command line based applications. I'll reinstall ms.net and report to you the results.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

OKAY, My operating system is definitely corrupted somehow or it's a trolling virus :3

Isn't THIS the most LEGIT error you've ever seen?
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Legit? Right?

I'm not pressing that "ok" button because I'm afraid of the OS stopping.
I was using an FTP to backup and just as was suggested in an earlier reply, MS.NET is completely down .dll wise XD

I'm reinstalling windows from the very core. BRB

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

Hello, Some person might of went onto your registry on your PC or its a virus I think you should do a repair install or a complete wipe of your HD and install Windows if you have a complete disc.. dont steal.
Thanks
Chris

Edited by Queen-Evie, 04 July 2012 - 08:57 PM.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

lol, "don't steal"? My computer came with Windows 7 Home Premium XD
And that error looks... just... plain... stupid non-the-less. :3
BTW, can you please get rid of your very suggestive signature XD that's just wrong.

I am reinstalling windows lol




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