Hello! I received a very fun surprise today after church when my computer abruptly restarted. The computer wanted me to run a "disk check" saying "checking system file on C: the type of the file is NTFS". I let it run the check, and then upon loading the sign in screen a couple of different error messages appeared, most of the saying something along the lines of "C:\windows\systems32\exampleprogram is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. So far the list of things where it says "example program is:
credui.dll (wtih system32 capitalise)
credui.dll (system32 not capitalised)
Try installing the program again using the original installation media". It is also now randomly insisting that my copy of Windows 7 is not genuine. When I click the button option to get a genuine copy of Windows since there is no other option, it immediately says "An error has occured", the code is 0x800700C1, and in the bottom right corner it just constantly displays that Windows is not genuine, and says it's Build 7601 (whatever that means?).
It also says, when I restart, that "The exception unknown software exception (0x40000015) occured in the application at location 0x3f3397t6" and asks me to terminate, and does the same thing for similar programs.
I am unable to connect to the internet (my phone is connected so I know it's working). I had a lot of steam games downloaded who's icons are now gone, but they are apparently still installed (and the Steam icon is still there). None of my pictures, videos, or documents appear to be on my computer anymore. Some features, like the cursor, are in an older style (for example, the loading icon is an hourglass instead of the blue halo).
I have tried restarting a few times, no luck. I also tried to use SLMGR_REARM in the command but that did nothing. I tried to use system restore, an error message saying the windows sytem wer.dll was not designed to run on it.
Nothing I googled seemed to have something similar (unless I'm just googling really badly, which is entirely possible).Normally I would ask my pops for help, but it's his birthday and I don't want to give him work. I am not super into technology, so please keep it simple. Thank you so, so much!
Edited by HopperFinch, 06 March 2016 - 07:30 PM.