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Remedies for many Windows issues

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#1 reast82


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 03:18 AM

Many time Windows just doesn't play nice here are a few things that I use that are simple and actually work.


Microsoft fix its -- The portable, all in one, can be found here: go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9775982

Autoruns (part of the Sysinternals suite) -- lets you select (and find out) which programs start in a wide variety of areas, login, services, IE, etc


Command-line tools

System file integrity check -- Run SFC /scannow

Check disk to correct errors in the MFT, indexes and the like -- Run chkdsk /f

Rebuild the TCP stack -- resets the TCP stack -- Run

netsh winsock reset catalog

followed by

netsh int ip reset reset.log


Rebuild your profile -- When things are slow, weird and not at all running well -- Usually a froggy appdata directory. How about a clean slate? Delete your current profile and rebuild it. Before you perform the steps below back up any important stuff


    1. Delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
      1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
      2. Click Change settings.

      3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.

      4. In the User Profiles area, click Settings.
      5. In the User Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, click Delete, and then click OK.
    2. Click Start, type regedit in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
    3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    4. Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
    5. Rename your profile from C:\Users\PROFILENAME to C:\Users\PROFILENAME.old. If you're logged in with this profile you can't do that. So, either log in with a different profile with admin rights or boot from a linux live CD.
  1. Log on to the computer and your profile is recreated. Move your stuff to from C:\Users\PROFILENAME.old to C:\Users\PROFILENAME and delete C:\Users\PROFILENAME.old.

Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2015 - 11:30 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Tips/Tricks - Hamluis.

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