I dont know why he thought it was an illegal copy of Windows. Purchased this from Best Buy a couple years ago as a display model and I sure hope they wouldn't be selling a computer with an illegal copy of Windows.
I'm posting here after doing a lot of unproductive googling and getting nowhere with my issue.
Windows 7 64bit
It started about a week ago. Woke my computer from a sleep and it wouldn't recognize my USB label printer (though another on the same hub, different model works fine). Reinstalled drivers, software, etc no help.You'll see that the DYMO 4XL listed in the MiniToolBox output shows the driver is fine.
Then things started acting up on the computer.
-Lots of broken registry issues it seems (see attachment 4, 5 - when clicking these system links I get the errors shown)
-Cannot update MSE due to "connectivity error"
-Cannot stop MSE services so I can rename the db folder (see attachment 3, I am admin)
-Cannot search in start menu (ghost icons for "programs" or "control panel" appear and won't allow me to click -See attachment 1
-Cannot reset indexing
-Start menu customize doesn't work either (See attachment 2)
-System restore attempted twice, does not correct issue
-Some forums suggested removing a certain folder from the registry, mine does not have that folder (attachment 6)
-Cannot click on users to create a new profile
A couple weeks ago, after the PC crashed I lost some font files (default fonts) so i was getting symbols on web pages instead of characters and the default Word document font changed. Not sure if that's why the MiniToolBox results show Russian Characters?
Malwarebytes = 0 Results.
Edited by dongsy, 27 June 2016 - 06:44 PM.