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posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 11:51 PM
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I run AS Rock Z68 Pro 3M PC, Win 7 SP1 home edition and 4 gb of RAM. A Sudden fault occurred and after getting the computer going by re imaging with an older image I went to reinstall the latest image but it failed part way through the remimaging. Now I cant even open any program that opens with the win installer.

I've tried:
Installing and running windows installer clean up utility. This fixed enough to get it to start and begins to install a program then it fails .
Tweeking.com fixes it but again it starts, get part way though then fails. Tried this in safe mode but it makes no difference
I've turned off the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program
I've done this: “reg delete HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSQMClientWindowsDisabledSessions /va /f”
and this:
1. Select and copy the following to your clipboard:
reg delete HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSQMClientWindowsDisabledSessions /va /f
2. Click on “Start”, then “All Programs”, then “Accessories”
3. Right click on “Command Prompt”, then click on “Run as administrator”
4. In the UAC prompt, verify that the program’s name is “Windows Command Processor” and then click “Yes”
5. Right click on the “Administrator: Command Prompt” window’s black area, then select “Paste”
6. Press “Enter”, you should see “The operation completed successfully”.
If you see “ERROR: Access is denied”, please make sure you followed Step 3.
7. Close the “Administrator: Command Prompt window”

I would try the windows 7 repair disc but every time it gets almost right to the very end it faults and rolls everything back

I've run out of ideas.

Thanks to all




posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

run scandisk to fix bad sectors on hard drive ?
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posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: ShadowChatter
thanks

I did checkdisc and sysfile check



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 12:27 AM
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have you added any new hardware since the imaging


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posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue
Did you do from an elevated command prompt ? Did you run with the fix -f switch ?



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: ShadowChatter
have you added any new hardware since the imaging



Thanks

no but from memory I may have been downloading some files, which suggest malware of virus but how might this make changes to the installer?



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I went Start/run/regit/command prompt. It seems I am the administrator so I assume this is the same. Am I wrong and what difference does it make if I am not the administrator and I use command prompt or high level prompt?



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

I did a Sfc /scannow this is what come up

C:Usersxxxxxxsfc /scannow
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windirLogsCBSCBS.log. For example
C:WindowsLogsCBSCBS.log
C:Users

What does this all mean?
thanks



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue
It means you need to run sfc two more times and then reboot your pc. Make sure you're running sfc from an admin cmd.
Will look into you're issues and maybe suggest better advice once i'm at the office.



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 04:42 AM
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a reply to: GreenGunther

Thanks



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 05:04 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

All these errors are indicative of a failing hard drive. Could be RAM also, but I'd see about replacing the hard drive first.

Also, instead of restoring a previous image, try installing Windows fresh and see if the problems persists. If so, you know you have a bad hard drive.



posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 06:30 AM
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posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 02:12 AM
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originally posted by: _BoneZ_
a reply to: Azureblue

All these errors are indicative of a failing hard drive. Could be RAM also, but I'd see about replacing the hard drive first.

Also, instead of restoring a previous image, try installing Windows fresh and see if the problems persists. If so, you know you have a bad hard drive.



Thanks for that I'll definitely keep that in mind. As it turned out I ram SFC/ scanow 4-5 times but it did not fix. I was only able to fix it by doing a repair install.

The windows installer has not been right for a long time so this also mean its a sign of a bad disc or is it only other types of errors. I've only had this computer for 2-3 years.



posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 02:21 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: Azureblue
Did you do from an elevated command prompt ? Did you run with the fix -f switch ?



I did not do the fix-f switch but I will do some research on this as the installer has been a problem for some time. The only reason I got it going again was to do repair install which I very worried that it roll back right at the end which it has done serval times.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 02:00 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Sounds good, -f will definitely help.
Install the free version of HDD sentinel and check your hdd health.
There are also a ton of free 'ram testers', your mobo may also have built-in diagnostics for hardware.

Give them all a try, but start with checking hdd health first



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: GreenGunther



There are also a ton of free 'ram testers'


The only problem with ram testers , folks go into melt-down mode when they see the total number of errors. Staggering. But most are normal



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

don't think I've ever seen an error while running a memory test.
And I've run a lot...
Usually if the RAM has a problem you get BSOD's or POST simply won't clear.
But I'll be running more mem tests from now on, I want to see those errors



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: GreenGunther
a reply to: Gothmog

don't think I've ever seen an error while running a memory test.
And I've run a lot...
Usually if the RAM has a problem you get BSOD's or POST simply won't clear.
But I'll be running more mem tests from now on, I want to see those errors

You have to have the extended log....and the extended tests
Memtest gives you the options


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posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I will be looking into this, thank you



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: GreenGunther
a reply to: Gothmog

I will be looking into this, thank you

Recall, it is frightening . Especially if it is ECC memory like I use. I get boatloads of correctable ECC memory errors.But , yet , the memory logs never reaches max. Which would mean , replace the DIMM



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