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08-18-09, 08:40 AM
After using a reg cleaner (CMPC), my x64 system got completely borked. I blame myself, more than the cleaner, because I failed to make a backup beforehand, and didn't abort when it showed an inordinate amount of activex keys with problems.

As things stand, the OS is unusable because even though it still boots, there were a large number of error dialogs from a variety of programs, and the OS's basic features no longer work. Every avenue that I have tried so far goes nowhere. The Control Panel, Default Programs, System Recovery, etc. aren't functional.

I'm not inclined to reinstall the OS at this time, because there are only a couple of months until the RTM is released, and I can fall back to other OSs installed, including x32 W7. Yet, I'm wondering if W7 has a Recovery Console accessible from the CD, and whether it is designed to reconstruct the registry? I also have a System Repair disk that I burned from the OS, but looking at the contents of it, it appears that all that it is designed to do is to fix the boot of the OS. Everything in it is labeled with boot in the title in one fashion or another, so I doubt that it would be of any help

Unless someone has some suggestions, my x64 will just have to wait until October 22.

08-21-09, 04:43 AM
RTM is already out.

You are right. Better off reinstalling fresh as the recovery tools and system restores are more for boot issues. You could try system restore, but in my experience it wont help.

08-21-09, 06:39 AM
As far as I'm concerned, until it's available to me, it's not out.

W7 x64 is dead in the water and I won't bother attempting to revive it, because x32 is doing pretty good.

08-27-09, 10:59 AM
I'm going to give this a try...who know?


08-27-09, 11:14 AM
As far as I'm concerned, until it's available to me, it's not out.

W7 x64 is dead in the water and I won't bother attempting to revive it, because x32 is doing pretty good.

then why even post. Why would you use registry "cleaner" anyway

08-27-09, 11:40 AM
It should be obvious that my purpose evolved as the situation became clearer to me. As far as the reg cleaner goes, I'm not going to debate that, because I have been down that road many times before, and it is obvious what your opinion is.

08-27-09, 04:08 PM
I'm not so sure now that the problem before was with the reg cleaner. I haven't touched the x64 system so far, but now the x32 has gone south, in much the same fashion as x64 did. All was well, until I installed Skype a little bit ago, but after repeated attempts, it couldn't connect. I decided to reinstall it, hoping that would solve the problem, but now the basic Start Menu functions no longer work...just as before, except now when ever I select something like Program and Features, in the Control Panel, or other functions on the right side of the Start Menu, my file manager (PowerDesk) opens instead. This time it had nothing to do with my reg cleaner.

I tried running System Restore, which appears to be doing good, until after reaching desktop after the restart that it needs, and it says that it didn't do anything, because it couldn't access some unspecified file. It suggested that the likely cause was an AV program, so I shutdown OSS before trying the restore again, but the latter attempt was no better than the first.

This problem may be with some third party program, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's not W7 itself? Without directly fixing the problem, or at least figuring out the cause, I'm a bit reluctant to mess with W7 much more, because I really dislike going in circles.

08-28-09, 07:45 AM
I fixed the problem in x32. Somehow, the option for PowerDesk to open My Computer and files got checked. Deselecting it got things to work the way that they should. Unfortunately, this isn't the case in x64.