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3rd Party Uninstall Program FUBAR'd my PC - help!


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#1 aaron88_7

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:25 PM

Earlier today I was uninstalling a program and I typically use IObit Uninstaller to do any uninstalls.  However, before doing so I had just installed a recently released version of IObit Uninstaller and apparently that was a huge mistake...

 

I never use the batch uninstaller with IObit because it makes me too nervous, so I start uninstalling just this one program.  As I'm waiting it seems to be taking a bit longer than usual.  I look closer at the screen and it's freaking uninstalling EVERYTHING!  I can't even cancel the process because the cancel button is grayed out so I quickly try to end the process.  I only saw it uninstalling games from Steam, but once I finally get the process shut down I notice some other programs are missing, like Firefox, and some others.

 

After that happened I ran System Restore to a restore point from a few days ago.  Windows does its thing, and I can still log into Windows but I'm still missing a lot of my programs, and also getting a few start-up errors, but at this point it's nothing major because I can still log in and have access to most of my data.  So I run System Restore a few more times with no luck; I can still login but some software is missing.  

 

I run Sys Restore one last time and now I can't even get to the login screen.  The PC boots up, begins loading Windows, but instead of a login screen I get a black empty screen with just the mouse curser, but nothing else.  I get the same result when I try to boot into Safe mode.  I've used my Windows 7 install disc to try to repair the startup issue but it's not working.

 

Unfortunately I don't have a backup so I'm hoping someone can help me out here.


Edited by aaron88_7, 30 November 2013 - 11:27 PM.


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#2 KingdomSeeker

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

Have you tried doing a restore from safe mode? The only uninstaller I use is Revo Uninstaller. Have been using it for years. I had an almost identical experience with IOBit a few years ago.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

I can't get into safe mode, something is stopping me from getting to the Login screen.  Just a blank screen with the mouse curser appears regardless if I boot normally or into safe mode.

 

There's got to be a way to log in, Windows appears to be booting just fine; it begins booting Windows 7 but something is causing it to get stuck and not load the login screen.  Is there a way to hack in and bypass the login screen?  I think that might work, but I'm just guessing at this point.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

My suggestion would be to use another computer and download a boot disk for you model. Some specs on your machine will be helpful.






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