I'm not pc savvy at all. Like to use Solidworks , Amazon and Youtube and tried War Thunder for a while. PCs getting very slow. Observing the Performance Monitor I see multiple instances of regsvr.exe running. I got to looking around and find many updates have failed to install over the years. I tried running sfc /scannow and rebooting /restarting about 4x and still got "some files corrupted but was unable to correct some of them". I also ran DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup today that was successfully completed. Then ran DISM....Restorehealth and got error 0x80240021 "DISM failed No operation performed".
I have a Toshiba laptop with Winndows 8.1. Was originally 8.0 when purchased in 2013, but somehow got upgraded to 8.1? I have a copy of Solidworks that I can't replace and don't want to lose. I can work with it if I disconnect from the wifi, otherwise it seems to bogdown too much. Is there any way to reload or refresh or repair my system without losing Solidworks, or would I be better off just buying a new laptop and save this pc just for Solidworks projects. By the way, I'm just using Solidworks for home projects with no monetary gain. I might mention that I'm a veteran on social security, so funds are limited. Thank you very much for any and all replies!
PS Just installed Malwarebytes last week and found 2 files quarantined. Also uninstalled War Thunder over a week ago and that was when I started seeing things getting flakey if I'm not mistaken???
Tried to attach CBS log but got a reply that indicated "file too large"
Sorry if I didn't include all nessasary info. If anyone needs more just ask and I'll do my best to get it.
Edited by ssmonty, 23 June 2017 - 05:32 PM.