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Crashes, slow startups, myriad of problems


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#1 MrClose

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:35 PM

No BSOD's so I didn't post to that subject.
 
I have a feeling that microsoft messed up a registry file?
 
Well, here goes:
 
About a week ago, my pc (windows 7 pro 64bit) wouldn't boot.
It would go to the screen that gave an indication that the boot manager was missing.
I was given the usual options, (restore, repair or reinstall).
 
I tried restore and "surprise" .. no restore points could be found!?
I ran the repair options .. multiple times and even though the claim that everything was fixed .. it wasn't and after starting up again and again, It would go back to that same repair, restore etc. etc. screen!
 
I had no other option than to use the reinstall feature.
There were two of the options: Reinstall but save all files to a backup partition or Reinstall with a complete erase.
 
Of course, I chose the restore with file backup and guess what?
 
I finally got to the desktop but "Bye Bye" files!
(Nothing was saved!)
 
I was willing to overlook that but here is my problem(s): I can't create any restore points, I can't get updates to work, (Updates wont even do a search).
 
Browsers either crash or take forever to load: Opera, IE, chrome.
 
(Even Task Manager freezes at times)
 
I have tried to download various tools to check for corrupted files or disk errors but even though I can download the tools .. I hit a wall when I try to run them!
 
I have had popups that read: 
server execution failed 0x80080005 error and
 
error 0x80080002 (and possibly 0x80080003).
 
I need a way to install all of the updates from 2009 upwards, (This is a 2009 pc).
I can't even update my microsoft security essentials!!
 
Any help would make me forever in your debt!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:03 PM

Let's try to check your disk for physical problems.

 

Please download and run HDDScan (this application is very small and light, should run on the most troubled systems)

 

First check your disk with the SMART scan, if no errors seen please do a read surface test. You can double-click on the running test to see it's progress. (click on the "Map" tab to see sector response times)

 

Do you see bad sectors?


Edited by TsVk!, 21 September 2015 - 08:05 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:16 PM

Thank You for your help.

 

I will give the app a try but I'm not sure if it will work.

 

I can download some tools but they wont usually run when opened?

 

I'll be back in a few to let you know.


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:21 PM

As I suspected, I can download the tool but nothing happens when I run it. 8(



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:27 PM

Does it even appear in task manager when you try to run it? (if you can even do that, that is)



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:41 PM

Does it even appear in task manager when you try to run it? (if you can even do that, that is)

Nope, doesn't show in task manager and I tried it four times. 8(


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:55 PM

The next thing I'd be doing is burning a copy of UBCD and booting from that. You can run some HDD diagnostics from it (Seatools and then WD LifeGuard).

 

Assuming the disk is fine I'd then look at clean re-installing Windows. The reality is you have no data to lose anymore so only everything to gain from starting with a fresh, problem free, copy of Windows.



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:03 PM

The next thing I'd be doing is burning a copy of UBCD and booting from that. You can run some HDD diagnostics from it (Seatools and then WD LifeGuard).

 

Assuming the disk is fine I'd then look at clean re-installing Windows. The reality is you have no data to lose anymore so only everything to gain from starting with a fresh, problem free, copy of Windows.

 

LOL

 

I went out and bought a new computer the other day and it's sitting next to my desk!

 

I figured that if I destroyed this one where I could no longer access it .. I'm prepared!

 

I will take your advice under consideration and do a clean install (even though that is what I thought I did the other day) if I can't solve this mess!

 

Again, Thank You.



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:11 PM

I've got my money on the HDD being toast... :whistle:

 

If you get to the reinstalling Windows thing again erase all partitions and let it start from scratch. Sometimes I encounter situations where I "could" fix the installation, but the reality is it would take me about 10 hours less time (and infinitely less stress) just to hose the system and start again. Sometimes it's easier just to bite that bullet, especially when there is no data in play.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:40 AM

Could've been infected badly...



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:18 PM

Could've been infected badly...

A brand new install refusing to function correctly in many ways?

 

The infections I know of that will persist through re-installation of the OS usually are well written and won't cause these kinds of issues.



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Posted 26 September 2015 - 12:37 AM

I gave up and bought a new computer!

 

Thanks Everyone for your help.






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