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Q: Sound and system files help

Ok, I went away for the weekend and while I was gone, there was a thunderstorm and the power went on and off a few times (not sure if this is related or not).

Well, I returned after the weekend away from my computer, I turn my computer on and it starts to chug along (its rather old), it gets to the windows xp loading screen and then just turns black. I leave it on this black screen for an hour or so and nothing happens. I try a few more times and the same thing happens.

I'm suprised, so I go into safe mode and as safemode is loading (as it shows the system files loading or whatever), one file called sptd.sys refuses to load. So, I press esc to cancel it's loading and when I finally get to my desktop in safemode, I find the file called sptd.sys (it's located at windows/system32/drivers/sptd.sys) and move it into a different folder on my desktop. I restart my computer and it loads perfectly.

Next, I try to play my iTunes and it says there is a problem with my audio. I look at my system tray and there is no little speaker to adjust my volume. I try everything I can think of, but my sound wont work. I'm using a baster! live sound card, and it's as if it isn't being detected.

I put the sptd.sys file back in it's place, but when I restart my computer it goes to the stupid black screen again.

The sound was working great before this incident too.

any help to get my sound working would be great, and if you need any info, please just ask. I will do anything to fix my sound (as I listen to a lot of music and play games)

Thanks!

Maxwell McLeod

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Preferred Solution: Sound and system files help

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Sound and system files help

Greetings Maxwell McLeod, Welcome to TSF!

Perhaps the quickest and simplest solution to your dilemma would be to firstly try a System Restore back to a date before you went away.

To do this...

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

Once in the System Restore Panel, select Restore my computer to an earlier time > Next > select one of the bold dates on the left hand side > Next > OK.
The computer will automatically reboot...upon reboot, you will have a completely blank Desktop for about 2 minutes; then, the System Restore feature will confirm the change, click OK and all should be fine.
One point to remember; you will have to update your Anit Virus definitions/database again.
Please Note: Doing a System Restore using this method will not delete any of your personal data and files.

Give it a go and report back with how you fared.

Kind Regards,

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I let WMP12 do a scan on my system for all sound files.

It picked up all of the system sound files...(ding...chord...etc etc) and they ended up in WMP12.

I don't want to delete them, just remove them out of WMP12. They are at the end of the media player list.

For some reason, WMP won't let me move them out of the library.

Any help greatly appreciated....

A:System Scan Sound files...

According to the WMP12 help file, go to "Library" and then the "Music Library" and you can manually remove files there (and it's only from the library not the actual file on the hard drive).

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My sound has been out since I downloaded a certain video game off the internet. Maybee the game wasnt compatible with my comp. Anyway it changed some settings in my sound and I cant get sound to work now. I have gotten all new drivers for it and reinstalled sound card. Now I have no conflicts or error messages and the sound appears to play but i dont hear anything. Windows troubleshooter directed me to go find my system.ini file and look for these two files: wavw=mmsystem.dll and midi=mmsystem.dll. Neither of these are preasent in the system.ini file anymore. I found one of them in my registry so the files are in my com somewhere but they arent being initialized because of this game I downloaded. I got rid of the game download and cannot find it in my system.
How can I get my sound back online?

-psycic
 

A:{RESOLVED}vid.game broke sound. system.ini missing files

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Hello everyone!

After using few software packages (listed below) I am unable to play sound in my media files. VLC displays video, but no sound. Winamp 'opens' the track but won't play. Windows media player gives 'Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.' message. Youtube and other browser related sounds play just fine.

Unfortunately I don't have a recovery point to fall back to . There is a log file from Advanced system care with all changes done to the system but it is simply massive and I don't know what to look for.

I've used few IObit software packages:
Speed Up Slow Computer, Keep PC and Internet Secure, Freeware Download - IObit

-Advanced System Care 8 Free, (Spyware removal, registry fix, privacy sweep, junk files clean, internet boost, shortcuts fix, registry defrag, system optimization, security defence, disk scan, vulnerability fix, disk optimization),

-Driver Booster 2 Free, (updates all sorts of drivers)

-IObit Uninstaller 4, (a more convenient way to uninstal software, didn't uninstal anything media related though)

-IObit Malware Fighter 3 Free, (does what it says, didn't detect anything)


Does anyone have any idea what to do?

A:No sound from media files after 'IObit' system improvement software

With those software packages, that most techies would avoid, its hard to say how much damage you have done to the OS and devices.

Although the sound is an issue, that is only one small area that is affected. My only suggestion is to do a complete reinstall.

Other forum sections would be more appropriate for this.

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Alright, you guys have always been extremely knowledgeable and helpful here, so I'm back with this problem. I have a feeling I know exactly where it started (I used to burn games to store for later on if I ever decided to play them again, these problems started when I tried to copy an old game from DVD to my PC). The issues that arose at first, were that everything was disappearing from my desktop. Wallpaper first, it disappeared and left just a black background, all my icons and files were turned to "hidden" (which probably explains the wallpaper issue, not being able to find the file since it was hidden). After that I started to lose sound, all my movies would play, but without sound, music worked fine for a bit, but now iTunes tells me it's detected a problem with my audio configuration and may not be able to playback. My normal Windows sounds are working however (minimize, shut down and start up etc etc). Lastly, I tried to do a System Restore, but it comes up that System Restore is unable to protect my computer and that I should restart and try again. In the last little bit, another error pops up, I forget exactly what it was, something about a General error with something 32, maybe Win32? It turns my start bar back into the old classic look, rather than the default blue XP one (which to confirm, I am using Windows XP). Hopefully that's enough starter info and hopefully someone is able to help. Thanks in advance, regardless.

A:Disappearing (made hidden) icons/files, loss of sound, System Restore not working

I just got the Win32 error:

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

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I find that it's rather paradoxical that an iPad has a sound system that is very much louder than that of a personal computer.
What with the latter's CPU being many times the size of the iPad.
Why is this so and is there any way to improve the volume of the PC so that it can match that of the iPad?
I am using Windows 10 64bit.
Thank you.
Regards,

A:Personal Computer Sound System vs iPad Sound System

You're asking a very vague question. Each PC is completely different, so do you have a desktop or a laptop? Desktops normally have no speakers or a cheap one for system beeps. You can always had any type of external speakers. Laptops have built-in speakers, which can either be nice or awful. Any laptop I've ever used would trounce an iPad in volume and clarity, too. If you are using a tablet or something like a Surface, again the speakers can range from good to bad. The Surface devices have very nice speakers and would also trounce iPads.

We need much more information before we can try to give any kind of answer. Your profile says Desktop, so I am guessing you may be using one without any type of speakers plugged in?

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My husband and i are in a band and are trying to upload our music to a local site. It said we needed mp3 files so we tried coverting our wave file to an mp3 file ( my husband downloaded something that said it could do this) and now we have no sound. The speakers still make little crackling noises like they are still live but we get no sound.

HELP!
 

A:Tried to convert music files from wave files to mp3 files and no NO SOUND WHATSOEVER

Try a different program.

Are you converting from CD, or a wave file on the hard drive?

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I've tried a lot of things to figure this out and it's been going on for quite awhile, still if anyone can post any reason why it won't stream sound, please do so, I want help badly.

I tried an instill of a new hard drive and made it the master drive, however I couldn't install windows from a disc (pci.sys) so instead i copied my os off of the old hard drive but everything had to be copied. (If you can tell me an install process to help me with my sound that'll work too)

youtube doesn't work.. etc
absolutely everything from the internet = no sound except if it caches a file and plays that file instead.
checked volumes, "play sound in webages", downloaded codecs, flash, updates.
post anything, please?

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I have a problem with audio on system speakers Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1. I have exhausted all my ideas.
The audio is fine through plugged in headset but through system speakers it starts loud and fades away to very faint audio coming from two speakers.Could this be some type of Auto volume control? This problem exists with ITunes with local media, DIRECTV, Slacker, YouTube.
This has existed through several W10 upgrades. I am on the latest W10. No updates available. I have used Dell Auto Update and verified through the website no other drivers are missing or outdated 
With the deal Audio I restored to default, disabled equalizer, audio and microphone enhancement. No luck
I have removed audio devices from device manager rebooted to same results. Any other ideas?

A:Fading sound on system speakers but sound is fine on headphones

djjmj wrote: " I have used Dell Auto Update "

Dell Auto Update you're referring to is Dell Support Assist? If no, I suggest you diagnose Audio with Dell Support Assist. Most Dell systems have Support Assist pre-installed. You can check by typing Support Assist onto [Cortana] search box or right click windows logo and then click on 'Programs & Features'. If Support Assist isn't installed on system then I suggest you click on the link below and stroll down to 'Download Now'.
www.dell.com/.../supportassist-pcs-tablets

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Did my searching and couldn't find this one...

When I modify the speaker volume using the "Volume Mixer" icon, it generates a sound. When I adjust using the "Speakers/Headphones" icon, it does not make a sound.
I would like to mute the Windows 7 sound that happens when I adjust the sound, preferably without effecting the other system sounds? I can't find out which system 'event' it is that causes a sound to be generated when I modify the speaker volume. I'd like to mute it, i.e. no sound when I change the volume.
thanks

A:System Event - Changing sound makes a sound, how to mute it?

Maybe the solution is in this tutorial
Sounds - Change

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Hi,
I just spent a lot of time on the am I infected forum cleaning up some infections that I had. I am clean now (the person who helped me said so) but in the process of cleaning my computer, I encountered a new problem: no system sound.The person who helped me did not know how to fix this, so he suggested I go to the vista forum to get specialized help.

Here is what has happened:
-I get no system sounds i.e. no startup sounds etc. I manually tried to open the .wav files in the media folder in windows and I got an error saying the file could not be opened.
- I also do not get any sound from onlline video sites like Youtube.
-However, I am able to play songs and other music through media player.

I have done many obvious things to correct this:
-Made sure computer was not on mute
-Installed latest Flash player version
-Tried different browsers (Chrome, IE8 and Firefox)
-Reinstalled my Realtek audio drivers
-Rolledback drivers

But nothing seems to work.

Here is my system information:
- HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop
-Windows Vista Home premium SP2

Can somebody help me?Thanks!

A:No system sound +no internet sound after malware removal

Hello I have a suggestion. Try using a older system restore point,unles you reset them after the malware fix,then there aren't any olg ones..Next try the Codec repair here. Fix Windows No System Sound .Your repair starts here... using a tool built into K-Lite Codec Pack

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Hello.
Yesterday, (9/9/14) I was watching videos on my PC, using FireFox, in the evening I went and had a shower, I got back and without any apparent reason, FireFox stopped producing sound.
I installed Chrome after checking all the basics, and Chrome does have sound, I can watch videos on Chrome with sound.
UPDATE: I dont have sound no more on Chrome, I did this morining... and now I dont
I have tried Youtube, MSN, FilmOn, Facebook (Games and Videos), Game sites, SoundCloud, and there is no sound. I opend IE, and tried the same, and got no sound,
There is sound on my PC, if I open a MP3 in WMP it Plays, Windows system sounds play, Yahoo sounds play, Skype sounds play, I can hear them loud and clear. TheSims 4 plays sound.
I have done the following: Updated Flash, VLC, Java, Shockwaves, QuickTime. Updated FireFox Updated FireFox Pluggins, Followed all steps here: What to do if Firefox won't play any sounds | Firefox Help Updated RelTek,
Uninstalled FireFox, Swiched Default browser from IE to FireFox and Chrome and back again, I have rebooted my PC 50 times, Deleted Internet cache, cookies, history, etc.
I have been to ControlPanel/InternetOptions/Advanced and made sure that "Allow browersers to play sounds" Is checked, I have updated my Graphics Card, and my Sound card.
On the Volume Mixer, (FireFox is no muted and its turned up) When I play a video, It remains blank, There is no movment of sound in the Volume Mixer. (Adobe Flash player is not muted either)
Im using a Razer K... Read more

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I have given up on getting a good 5.1 or 7.1 sound system for my pc since it requires a receiver and all.

What I am looking for right now is a 2.1 sound system that can be directly plugged in to my Asus Xonar D2X sound card. The system should have a really decent subwoofer with tight and deep bass. As for the speakers, they should be able to produce crisp sound at high volume.

My current sound system can no longer handle high pitch sound without the buzzing
I am no expert in this matter, but I've been looking around a lot with no luck.
No real budget limitation, if its worth it I will get it

Thanks in advance,
Sylo

A:Audiophile 2.1 sound system for Xonar D2X sound card.

You could look at something from Audioengine, M-Audio, or the Klipsch 2.1 system. Read plenty of reviews though. I know you want 2.1, but if I were buying now I'd probably go with the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40.

My 2 cents.

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Hello again

A new problem with my PC

Win 7 64 pro

No sound is heard from software like Excel. Sound issued by the system will be played

I did open the sound Mixer and a click on the system icon will play a sound. A click on the 3 others will have no sound play.


Any idea?

Martin

A:Only sound from system, No oher software seem to trigger the sound

What version of excel are you using?

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Hello,

I am having distortion issues with my HP Pavilion ze4547wm laptop.

My audio from the laptop speakers seems to sound good, but when I plug the laptop into my home sound system, my music sounds very basse and distorted.

I checked the device manager, but the sound card( ALi Audio Wave ) seems to be working properly

The same with the codecs, or do I have too many? IMA ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft CCITT G.711 Audio Codec
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio Codec
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Audio Codec
msg723.acm
Windows Media Audio Codec
Sipro Lab Telecom Audio Codec
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec
Microsoft PCM Converter

Thanks for your attention to this matter. I use this laptop at youth sporting events for sound effects and music.
 

A:Distorted sound from laptop to External sound system

make sure you've plugged from laptops line out not headphone out
if this is not available turn the volume out on laptop down
 

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Hi,
About a month ago I ugraded to the latest drivers for SB audigy 2ZS and everything ran smoothly until now. I can't understand all of a suden have no sound at all. Checked everything is connected properly. Please help. I tried google to find and answer but not luck.

A:SB Audigy 2Zs No System Sound, No Audio Card Sound

No need for help. I connected an old set of speakers to my audio card and it works fine; therefore, it only leads me to conclude that the speakers on the moniter itself are defective. I've had the monitor for 2 years and a half and it's under warrantee for 3 years. I have already contacted viewsonic regarding the issue. I should be able to get the product serviced with no problems.

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I am running Audacity on a new 64 bit computer, running Vista. I had got my sound really good, good enough to do voice auditions, but now when I convert my Wav file to mp3 and send it to myself, the sound is awful. Why is there such a difference, when it sounds so good in Audacity or on my file converter?
 

A:Crappy Sound after emailing sound files

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Ok so heres my problem,
my Samsung HT Z210T Home theater system is wired up and plugged into my digital-in, i also have some crappy $20 speakers plugged in i was using previously but without these speakers the sound card software doesn't recognize that anything is plugged in audio wise.

My soundcard is a creative SB X-Fi soundblaster
I'm running windows 7.

Please help i've downloaded recent drivers, and im completely stumped...
 

A:5.1 sound system acting like 2.1 sound system

have you tried configuring the digital output of your x-fi? and also set it as default instead of the 'speakers'. also check the output format while you're at it. for 5.1 i think it should be dolby digital live (5.1 surround) instead of 2 channels 48000hz.
 

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Greetings.
Used onboard sound until today where I remounted my Auzentech X-Fi Forte. I have uninstalled the realtek sounddrivers and deactivated the onboard sound in BIOS.
Everything is playing with the default analog speakers (5.1 setup) through the Forte, except systemsound (logon sound, program error, USB connected/disconnected aso). When open controlpanel -> Sound -> change system sounds I can NOT test the selection. They play allright, I think, but not via the Forte soundcard, so no sound i put out. When selecting Windows soundlevels and move the sliders up and down some bizar thing happen. When placing the cursor over the "speaker-slider" and move it, I hear a DING. But when placing the cursor over the systemsound and move it, no sound is generated.

How do I change that?

A:changed sound card - now no system sound??

Did you get the latest drivers from the Auzentech site and use those?

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I have a GA-EX58-UD3R Rev 1.6 mobo in a PC connected to a Samsung PS63C7000 3D TV via HDMI and by Stereo Analogue, Coax and Optical to a Yamaha RX-V567 receiver/amplifier.

The mobo runs the Realtek audio system supplied with the mobo, which has 5.1 Analogue outputs, coax and Optical out.

On the receiver I match the HDMI input to one of three Audio inputs; Analogue (AV5), Optical (AV4) or Coax (AV3). Sound only comes out of the Analogue connection, which is stereo only.

When I look at the sound on the PC it appears that a signal is being sent to the receiver. (through a spectrum analyser)

I tried reinstalling the sound drivers for the mobo, with no luck. I don't have a spare sound card with Optical. I tried replacing both the optical and coax cables.

When I plug the PC into a set of PC speakers it works fine.

I saw this post .. digital sound issue, but I had already made sure only one sound option was connected at any one time.

oh, I am running Win7 x64 Ult.

Any ideas?

A:No digital sound out of external sound system

There can be issues with sound output when you are using HDMI sound. In MOST cases when you use the HDMI sound it is set as the default playback device and thus the PC's sound card (or integrated audio) output is muted. Normally you can't have both, one or the other.

If you disconnect the cable for HDMI, at the PC, and select whatever you want for default playback device in the Sound Panel, do you get the S/PDIF or whatever other sound you want?

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I have been dealing with an issue that has me stumped. My system will randomly freeze, either the screen freezes completely and the sound begins to loop, or the sound stops and the screen goes black (the monitor says no signal). My only option is to press the power button, and then the computer won't restart. When I attempt to turn it back on the fan runs loudly, you can hear the hard drive begin to spin, but the fan never slows down and the screen remains black. The only information in event viewer is error 6008. Please help me.

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Norton Antivirus has identified this Adware but can't delete it. It seems to be one of the Trojan Horses that, just when you least expect it, suddenly sends you off to a porn site. Can you please tell me how to eliminate it or point me in the direction of existing instructions, if there are any? Thanks. The HijackThis log (v1.99.0) is as follows.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 23:57:34, on 08/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sungard Vaulting Services\AgentSrv.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
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A:Win32.Dluca.AX: File C:\program files\Common Files\System\ms1src.exe

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The same virus from 2 weeks ago is back when i had it before i got worried because it was putting an unknown user into files with permissions so i restored all the computers, now again it spread thru the network now all 3 comps have a NTUSER.DAT file in the user folder and the system profiles folders that arent hidden and they update every minute. on this computer I checked the firewall activity and it said that one ofd my other computers tried to access this one with the service SSDP thru UDP port 1900. this comp is a laptop so its wireless conected and the desktop in my room is wired directly from the router but the computer that this post was about has a usb linksys wireless adapter to pick up our networks wireless signal. when I found the NTUSER.DAT files on one computer I went to the other two to run MBAM scans and when I clicked update it reinstalled it then updated and thats when the NTUSER.DAT files appeaered on the other two computers.As of right now on my laptop it has passworded some processes and my pctools is saying there are 4 registry files belonging to my antivirus but it cant repair them. please help. This is the DDS log for the alienware laptop after i post this I will go run the logs on the two desktops and post them to this forum post. I didn't do the gamer log because all my computers have 64 bit operating systems..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 Browser... Read more

A:all three computers have a virus that has made user files and believe its running system files

 Attach.txt   11.66KB
  0 downloadsHeres the DDS logs for my newer desktop which also has a 64bit windows os before going on this computer I shut off network discovery on the sharing options hoping the other computers wont have access to this one..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.3.1Run by vaughn at 19:16:29 on 2012-04-15Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6143.4933 [GMT -4:00].AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServicec:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\AMD Fusion Utility for Desktops\FusionSVC.exeC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:�... Read more

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Any files I move to external drives are converted to windows system files, hidden, and have a shortcut created.  Anything in a folder is not touched.  It doesn't seem to reinfect other computers that it is subsequently plugged into.  Tried Malware Bytes and it did not remove the problem.  Running Windows 8.1.  Saw a suggestion of using Combofix on another forum, not Windows 8.1 Compatible. DSS is not compatible either it tells me.  

A:Files moves to flash drive converted to system files and hidden

Hello,it's important that you don't open one of these shortcuts from now on. This leads to a re-infection.Please run a FRST scan to begin with:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Mod Edit:  Merged separate topics re same issues/system - Hamluis.
 
Wife's 64-bit Vista HP laptop, which has been junk ever since we got it a few years ago, is stuck on the latest Microsoft update.  Everytime we try to start the laptop, it goes to the update screen, gets to update #3 of 3, then says "welcome" very quickly, before saying "Windows is now shutting down".  Then, it doesn't shut down.  The screen goes black, briefly, and the cycle starts over.  I've tried starting in Safe Mode (all 3 options), and still get stuck on the update cycle. 
I did a disk check.  Took hours, but didn't help. 
I went to system recovery, and then selected system restore, but it said I had to leave system recovery to start system restore, but didn't explain how to get to system restore w/o going through system recovery.
When I did get a pop-up that asked if I wanted to restore to an earlier date, I clicked "yes", but nothing happened.
At one point, I got somewhere that asked for a password, but she has no idea what the password is.  We tried all her usual passwords.
Now, I do have an external HD which I backed up her laptop with, several months ago, but I have no idea if that will help, or how?  And would she lose anything since that back-up, if we were able to use that?
I can't download anything on her laptop, and can't ever get to the start button.
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A:If I do System Recovery, Will backup files restore current files/settings?

Update:  Still not working, but I was able to get to the recovery screen, and I am currently backing up to an external HD.  Any way I can use this to get the laptop going again?  Or, if I do system recovery, returning to factory settings, can I then use this backup to recover everything?
I've never had to use a backup for anything...

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NoVirusThanks File System Protector is a powerful utility which uses a kernel-mode driver to completely lock a file or a folder and to deny write access to files (allow read-only). You can write rules for any process or only for specific processes, you can lock files or folders and you can also protect files from modifications (write access) so that processes can only read the file content, but not hijack or modify it. With NoVirusThanks File System Protector you can protect sensitive files and folders from unauthorized accesses or modifications, a swiss army knife against nasty ransomware like CryptoLocker family or to just protect important files.

On the ?Settings? tab you can specify a custom logs folder to save blocked events, and on ?Exclusions? tab you can manage trusted applications (using wildcards), so they are excluded from the block-rules. To edit the default rules or to create your custom rules, open the ?Rules? tab and then click the button ?Edit Rules? (it may ask you Admin credentials) to edit the Rules.DB file. The rules are updated in real-time and writing rules is very easy, you can use wildcards characters and aliases, example:


Code:

[%OPER%: DENY_ALL] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\locked-file.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_ALL] [%PROC%: *process.exe] [%FILE%: *\LockedFolder]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\read-only.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\ProtectedFiles\*.txt]
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Hi,

I did a complete backup & successful (email, files etc.) from the F11 boot on a external disk drive.

Then my HP Pavillon went to maintenance.

Now I have a great new fresh VISTA and have sccessfully restored all my files from VISTA and they are all in "C:\System Recovery Files" with a Restorewiz.log file.

My question is: what is the next step to get all my files, emails etc. bacK; this is not clear on all vista forums?

Thank you very much indeed!
Regards
Patrick

A:F11 backup Reco Manager OK but files on C:\System Recovery Files

Hi lolita,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I think the following article from the HP web site will answer your question - I read it and it provides the additional steps required to get everything back where it belongs: How to Restore Backup Files Created During the F11 Backup Procedure - HP Customer Care (United States - English).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I run a system recovery, and ended up having my recovered files in C:/System Recovery file folder/C/ folder. However, I do not know what to do with them. And I cannot open some of those files either. Also, I am supposed to re-load all programs but that folder contains a Program file directory. Question is then, how do I finish the recovery process? I am running Vista, and already did all updates as required.

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Hi ALl,

My sister was using the laptop browsing on websites and sunddenly the computer went off. Upon restart we could not access Internet Explorer button, the control panel, my computer and all system applications such as them were not visible on the start menu in the corner on the left hand side. All folders/files on the desktop were gone and an antivirus software kept coming up that was not known. I know a bit about computers and run AVG Free in safe mode and removed the anitvirus that was actually the virus itself in form of Trojan virus. This helped slightly but I still cannot see any files/folders that was previous to the virus. AVG now says the computer has no viruses but it is still not back to normal.

Any help will be much appreciated

Nicky

A:Lost personal files/folders, system files unviewable etc.

Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.Download and run UnHideLet me know, if it worked.Then...Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and ... Read more

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I had to do a system restore and while everything was coming back to life, the PC indicated that there were some problems on a disk and it started listing some file names that were being truncated and sectors fixed. I think quite a few of them were jpgs. It was on an external hard drive I use for a back up. I recalled a couple of the file names and looked at those files and the images were corrupted (e.g. half the photo showed with the rest of it all grey).

I have the master files, so I want to know which files were actually impacted so that I can replace them with the master files that still seem to open okay.

Is there a record of the files somewhere on my PC that were impacted?

I looked in the recycle bin, but didn't see any of the files.
 

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I removed the 'file_recovery' virus and got everything else back to normal using:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/file-recovery-virus/

which included using unhide.exe, but now I think my system files are all showing, even though I have checked 'hide system files' and 'do not show hidden files'.

If I go to a place where I think there are supposed to be system files that are supposed to be hidden (like windows/system32) and show the 'attributes' column, they say 'A' (archive) is the only attribute.

Shouldn't they say 'S' (system) and 'H' (hidden)? If so, is there a way to put the 'system' and 'hidden' attributes back on the appropriate files (without doing it manually one by one because that would take forever and I wouldn't know which ones to do)?

I am running Windows Vista.

Thanks! unhide.exe really saved me!

A:After 'file_recovery' virus removal, system files lost 'system file' attribute

That's not possible.May be you could ask for Grinler opinion herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.htmlgood luck

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I get the following message when I start up he PC:
during scan of files at system startup pottential errors in the system registry were found
p-07-0100 irql:sysver 0xff00024
NT_KERNEL error 1256
KMODE_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
-----------anyone have any idea what this means?
Is there any software I can download and scan my PC to see what these arrors are and fix them?

A:During Scan Of Files At System Startup Pottential Errors In The System Registry Were Found

Check out this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lof...hp/t123674.html

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I am trying to get a computer back to functional status. It was not mine, so I have limited knowledge about the progression of symptoms(girlfriend). It is experiencing missing file errors on startup, and internet redirects to spam from basic Google searches(the links redirect to spam if they are clicked on, the addresses work fine if entered manually into a browser). On top of that, it is running AntiMalware programs installed by her father that I am unfamiliar with, which makes picking out the spam messages from the legitimate antivirus warnings rather troublesome. He works with computers, but he is also a native Russian, and consequently favors software I have never seen before.In the interest of maybe saving some time, do you guys think this is worth fixing? She is not, by any means, an avid computer user. So a backup of the few docs/music files/drivers she cares about would not be that difficult. And I would have no issue formatting her HDD and reinstalling windows(And she seems only mildly opposed to the idea).What should be my next step? I'll be happy to run any scans you think would help, but If it looks rather ugly and not worth salvaging, don't be afraid to say so.Cheers,MrEddieAttached is the HiJackThis Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:02:02 PM, on 9/28/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\... Read more

A:Missing System Files. Internet redirects. Fake system popups. (HiJackThis log)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/421160 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working
I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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The sound on my computer with windows 2000 has been working fine for years. Recent;ly it stopped. I know the sound system works because if I tap on the micorphone the sound Comes through the speakers. But all sound originating from the computer has been muted. I checked the sound icon on the desktop-it si set right. I did a couple of troubleshooting type things and they all said the drivers or hardware is working.

I am not a computer geek. Just a user. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to be able to listen to music and Accuweather reports online again?

A:Sound System Works But No Sound

When you say that the device drivers are working, how did you confirm this? Was it through device manager?

Assuming you are using a sound card, the first thing I would do is make sure that it is seated correctly in the slot - cards can get loose on the rare occasion. If you do that, just make sure you discharge any bodily static first.

Then I would download and install the latest drivers from the manufacturer (if its onboard, download from mobo site).

Hope it helps a little!

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For some reason I am no longer getting sound from the sound system that is hooked up to my PC. And yes everything is connected.
My PC-HP model CQ5700F with Windows 7 Home Premium
Sound System-Boston Digital Media Theater (Analog Input)
Also on back of BDMT is listed: P 7000787
S 0020644
Z 9837
I have a feeling that I should be able to fix the problem in Windows "control panel", but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Of course maybe the sound system just died, it is quite old. But before I go out and purchase new speakers I want to see if maybe there is a solution I am missing. Any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: No Sound from Sound System

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First, I managed to hook up my Dell XPS 420 to my HDTV. I have that working well by messing around with CCC. The only other issue is trying to get the sound to come out of the surround sound system which is a Sony DAV-HDX465. I purchased an 3.5mm RCA Stereo male cable to plug the jack into the computer and plug the Red/White cord in the back of the computer, but still couldn't get sound. The sound on my computer is set at Realtek HDMI Output. I've tried changing this back to Speaker/Headphone but the sound still wasn't coming from the surround sound. Sound only comes from the tv when on Realtek HDMI.
So, i'm wondering if theres something else I need to do or I possibly have this hooked up wrong. I read somewhere that said to plug the jack into the soundcard but I was confused on that. I didn't see anything. I read also somewhere that I need to change the sound settings and change the MIC In to line in. Anyone help would be great. Thanks
 

A:Trying to get PC sound to the Surround Sound System

To get sound out of your PC you need to use the HDMI or the speaker out on the sound card. Your PC speakers are likely plugged into that spot right now. Keep in mind that the sound coming from the sound card is 2 channel analog sound only.
 

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1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

A:Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.

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Okay, let me start off by saying i'm not that computer savy.

Problem:
Recently have had a number of BSOD's (Made a thread in the appropriate forum)
Computer crashed (BSOD: Memory_Management) and when the computer started up, windows update was stuck on preparing to configure windows.
Switched off windows after it took 1hour + doing nothing I started in safe mode with command prompt. Tried a system restore in safemode.

When i loaded windows normally, got 3 errors:
1. For the memory management BSOD.
2. "This driver can't release to failure!!!" - No idea what is causing this. Maybe gigabyte Software?
3. System restore has failed to restore and asking me to run chkdsk /r.

Some Background:
Recently logging into my user acocunt has been taking long as in a black screen would appear for around 2 minutes before showing the desktop.

Using trial and error, i managed to find the source: "windows management instrumental service". Stopping that has taken away the black screen problem.
However, upon retuning from a BSOD, the black screen reappears.

Computer Info
OS - Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Original Installed OS was always Windows 7
I Purchased OS from retailer (had an option to choose which OS was installed)
Age of hardware < 6 months
Not re-installed the OS ever and OS is < 6 months old.

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU - 930 : 2.80GHz (8CPUs), ~ 2.8GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
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A:System Files Checker - Lots of corrupt files in log.

with the 470 my psu would be up here

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

if it comes up clear run

chkdsk /f

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I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and having the same problem. You can easily resolve the "Hidden File" problem by right clicking on the file, select Properties, and remove the check box next to "Hidden". If you tagged all the photos in a folder, simply select all (ctrl-A) and do the same. It solved the hidden file problem for me without having to show all hidden files.

The problem I'm running into that I can't fix is that even after doing this, Carbonite now recognizes these files as system files and refuses to back them up. Even if you try to manually force Carbonite to back them up, it immediately unselects the check box. Hopefully somebody knows of a solution.

It's weird, because I was tagging photos just a few weeks ago, and didn't have any problems at all. I don't know if there was an update at some point that screwed this all up.

Thanks,

A:Files are listed by Carbonite as system files after adding tag

Welcome to Seven Forums deltaugif.
Have you tried to use the Show Hidden folder to see if Carbonite still does this? Also McAfee has been identified as the reason being files being hidden after an edit.
Maybe someone at Carbonite has a solution? I have no experience with it. I would think a backup program would, well, backup, everything.

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hi guys, i usually do a disk cleanup from time to time and i noticed that recently my system error files and debug dump files are huge! 600mb each to be exact. any idea why this is happening?thanks.

A:system error files & debug dump files

Hi you would need to check the logs to see what is causing the issue

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HiI thought PC Tools was suppose to find and eliminate these kind of threats,but it does not i am usingAVG 8 FreePlease help me find and fix this problem manually...When I click on "My Computer" and any other folder this thing pop up twice. "System Error!Your computer was infected by unknown Trojan.It's dangerous for your system (critical files can be lost)!Click OK to download the antispyware program to clean your system! (Recommended)" then it open my internetto:http://spywareadvancedscanner.com/2008/3/_freescan.php?aid=880202Or Click on Cancel which does not cancel but also open my internet to:http://spywareadvancedscanner.com/2008/3/_freescan.php?aid=880202How do I remove it?MY hijack this Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:08:02 AM, on 7/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20815)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.ex... Read more

A::angry: "system Error! Your Computer Was Infected By Unknown Trojan. It's Dangerous For Your System (critical Files...

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximizedextra.txt <- this one will be minimizedIf not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.Please copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.-- When running DSS, some firewalls may warn that it is trying to access the Internet especially if your asked to download the most current version of HijackThis. Please ensure that you allow it permission to do ... Read more

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About a month ago I managed to get the infamous System Check virus on my computer. I was shocked that it happened, I was at the time doing a google image search.

Anyway I managed to remove the virus, unhide my files, and restore all my start menu shortcuts. During the removal process, I cleared all of my previous system restores as an extra precaution.

Lately I've been noticing that I have been running quite low on disk space for no known reason. After investigating I saw that my System Volume Information folder is quite large (15GB). Further investigating shows specifically the System Restore folder inside the System Volume Information folder is taking up most of the space. System restore is disabled, there shouldn't be anything in that folder.

It appears the virus attempted to copy the entire contents of my C drive and hide it in the system restore folder. Obviously there isn't enough space on my drive to have everything duplicated, but it did duplicate 15GB of data. I desperately need to reclaim this drive space but no matter what I do, I cannot clear the contents of this folder.

I've tried toggling system restore on and off (it's currently off).

I've tried running an elevated command prompt resizing shadowstorage.

I've tried taking ownership of the folder then simply deleting the files and folders, nothing happens. The files and folders remain where they were.

I've tried disk cleanup, it is unable to find any System Restores and thinks all the data is clean... Read more

A:Can't Clear System Restore Files. System Check Virus the Cause?

Try rebooting after each enabling and disabling of system restore. See if they get deleted. Is 15 GB within the top limit for your hard drive?

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I have run System File Checker (sfc) and it found many files that were corrupt and could not be repaired. My PC appears to be running fine - but I am anal about repairing anything that is wrong on my PC. The only suggestion I've received so far was to perform a Repair Install. That's very risky. Does anyone know of a sure fire way of repairing my corrupt files so that sfc /scannow can run again without a hitch? Thank you..................

A:How restore system files when System File Checker won't work

More about System File Checker
Use command prompt to get the log:





Quote:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"


Then follow the corrupted file's path and search for a known good copy of the files (Be careful!)
It is all mentioned the link...
If you are too lazy to read it here:





Quote:
How to manually replace a corrupted system file with a known good copy of the file
After you determine which system file was corrupted and could not be repaired through the detail information in the Sfcdetails.txt file, find where the corrupted file located, and then manually replace the corrupted file with a known good copy of the file. To do this, follow these steps:

Note You may be able to get a known good copy of the system file from another computer that is running the same version of Windows with your computer. You may perform a System File Checker process on that computer to make sure the system file that you intend to copy is a good copy.
Take administrative ownership of the corrupted system file. To do this, at an elevated command prompt, copy and then paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER:
takeown /f Path_And_File_Name
Note The Path_And_File_Name placeholder represents the path and the file name of the corrupted file. For example, type takeown /f C:\windows\system32\jscript.dll.
Grant administrators full access to the corrupted system... Read more

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In my case I would like to replace cmd.exe with Take Command or Cygwin, Notepad with Notepad++. Calculator with DreamCalc, Regedit with Torchsoft Registry Workshop, and the default clipboard with ClipMate. I'm a poweruser of sorts and find these apps far superior to Microsoft's built-ins. I have already replaced Task Manager with Process Hacker 2, it has an option to do so. I want to be able to press Windows key/Super and type in any of the default builtin names, and have my custom app display instead. I have found a method which requires making a backup copy of and replacing files in %Windows%. But I'm leary of this sort of thing, so I need an alternate method. Perhaps there is some Registry entry I can modify? Environment/system variables? Anything else? Whatever the case may be, it must be easily reversible as well.

Thanks for any help!

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I have just finished a System Repair on my Windows 7 using repair ISO, and I'm not sure if I should do a system image backup before deleting old files with Disk Cleanup, or delete them after I've done a Repair Disc and System Image as well. I'm also afraid to delete anything at this stage. Would it be safe to delete Restore Points and Shadow Copies at this stage (I only did repair today), or should I wait a week or so?
I guess what I'm asking is when and what to delete and when to create a System Image and Repair Disc. New to all this and don't want to muck it up, so any help I can get would be very much appreciated. I have printed out your tutorials to follow on Disk Cleanup and removing $Window.~Q file.
Thank you

A:When to delete old files and create System Image after System Repair

Make your system image now, using Macrium Reflect. You will be able to return to this point regardless of what happens.
Now delete your restore points and then make a new one, so that you can fix any future problems.
Now make another image.
You, also, want to download the free Macrium Reflect and make your images on an external hard drive. You will be able to save as many as you want.
Following these instructions you cannot go wrong. You can always come back to what you have right now.
Macrium Reflect Free

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