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#1 AmyCo

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:34 PM

So randomly my computer task bar will not work.

then I can't click my windows button.

then I can't open control panel unless I do command taskmgr.exe and when i try to install or uninstall it just sits there with a rolling pointer

then I can't install anything or run malwarebytes, sophosinstall.exe won't work, 

my chrome keeps crashing. 

 

In my control panel it looks like the last thing that was installed was yesterday around the time this happened microsoft file validation

 

any ideas?



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#2 mikey11

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:39 PM

do a system restore to a date previous the problems began,

 

if that doesn't work....start your computer in safe mode.....do the things you listed work fine in safe mode?



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:27 PM

Have you tried entering command prompt (as administrator) and typing:

sfc /scannow


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:32 PM

Here's a command that might get you fixed up if the sfc /scannow cant fix all the errors.  Use powershell (run as administrator) type :  Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest­.xml



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:29 AM

Hi, the { are  known as curly brackets, in computer science it means a cmd is hugging (ie all inclusive) just a note to make sure you run the cmd thus:-

 

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:53 AM

Just curious here.  I ran the command, the results are in the image below.  It appears that this command doesn't work.  As you can see this was run as an administrator and the command was copied and pasted in the elevated command prompt.

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:44 AM

Just curious here.  I ran the command, the results are in the image below.  It appears that this command doesn't work.  As you can see this was run as an administrator and the command was copied and pasted in the elevated command prompt.

 

attachicon.gifbad command.PNG

it's a Poweshell commandlet. It will only run in an elevated Powershell for me.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

Hi, yes it is a powershell cmdlet, (Mason, post #4 mentions this). Many reregister app cmds can be run from cmd prompt, you need to append powershell to the beginning. For example reregister apps (windows maps) from within cmd prompt:-

 

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsMaps*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

 

When you typically run the powershell cmdlet (these must be run from powershell) from my post #5 you will receive a lot of red warning messages, you do not need to worry about these as these apps are already installed and running.

 

It should also be mentioned that if you have a command prompt open, as admin and type:- powershell (press enter) an elevated powershell prompt will open in cmd prompt, you could then run the cmd. The same applies within powershell, type:- cmd (press enter) and an elevated cmd prompt will open in powershell.






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