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  • Started 1 year ago by leprichon
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leprichon
Posts: 6

PROB:
Ive done sys restore and all looks fine,
then after a little while some shortcuts dont appear or work
and there are files missing...
when I first start up comp...I also get warning message of...

"The Recycle Bin on C:\ is Corrupted.
Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive? YES or NO"

THE BIN SEEMS TO BE EMPTY...
Ive enabled hidden files to show...
logged on as admin...
Ive run various malware\spyware\reg cleaner programs
(including malwarebytes, spybot, combofix, ccleaner)
EVERYTHING iVE TRIED STILL BRINGS UP THIS MESSAGE WHEN I REBOOT

Ive also done...

STOPPED SYSTEM RESTORE PROGRAM...
(BY -- COMP>PROP>SYS PROTECT>CONFIG>TURN OFF)

IN PROMP TRIED TO REFRESH RECYCLE BIN...
C:\>rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin
c:\$Recycle.Bin, Are you sure (Y/N)? y (hit enter)

but got reply:

"c:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-~1 - Access is denied.
c:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-~2 - Access is denied."

really not sure what next step should be...

Posted 1 year ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Try running a sfc/scannow and see what is says.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Delete the bin folder completely. It will remake itself.
You may need this,
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

Posted 1 year ago
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leprichon
Posts: 6

SRY ronniesonora, IM NOT SURE WHAT SFC STANDS FOR...IM GUESSING THAT ITS " system file checker"...TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GIVE YOU...

Posted 1 year ago
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Straspey
Straspey
Posts: 556

SFC = "System File Checker".

It's a very useful tool which is built into the Windows operating system and can be used to scan for corrupt system files and, in many cases, repair them.

Have a look at the following link. It provides a detailed explanation and step-by-step instructions.

"How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker"

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....ecker.html

Hope this helps.

Posted 1 year ago
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leprichon
Posts: 6

ronniesonora,

sfc scan below (thanx Straspey):

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>sfc.exe/scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\Windows\system32>
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for what its worth...dont have a win7 cd - copies ligit though :)
still getting same error message when I first boot into win...
Lighthouse - I downloaded "unlocker" program, but it wont open...not sure why...

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

W7 iso's
http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....nd-64-bit/

Posted 1 year ago
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leprichon
Posts: 6

an update...I believe my profile has been hacked...I got a win 7 cd from dell...made a recovery drive...computer is still listing my "admin1" profile (from before the recovery) in my current "users" folder (even though the admin account is labeled diff now (just admin now)...I cant delete that profile (even with unlocker)...any ideas?

Posted 1 year ago
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leprichon
Posts: 6

more info - ive used the program "reprofiler" to see the various profiles and there trustee/associations etc...Ive tried to dissasociate the user account with its profile folders and kept getting this error...
"the attempt to remove the profile was not entirely successful. this may be due to files being held open by user accounts which are presently logged on or to folders being accessed from other computers..."
still looking for advice...for what its worth - i found this:

"A common issue encountered with all recent Windows versions is the unexplained loss of access to a user's data and settings.

This can happen for a number of reasons:

A disk error
Joining the computer to a domain
Disjoining the computer from a domain
Transfer of data to a new computer
Filesystem-permissions issues.
A change of username.

In most such circumstances, the problem arises because Windows no longer recognises the profile as belonging to its user. What will happen in this case is that the next time the user logs-on, a fresh, empty profile will be created, named 'user.domain' or 'user.computer' instead of just 'user' -and from that point on, the new profile will be used instead of the correct one..."

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

In this situation I would be looking at a complete reinstall of the OS. Once problems like this arise you can spend hours trying to repair to no avail. The fact you believe there is a hack problem makes this even more the way to go.

If you you have not already done so, save your data.

Reinstall is the only option I can see.

It is most important that you image often and that is your next option to take on.

Mike

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leprichon
Posts: 6

it prob wouldnt work in this case (a full reinstall prob is in my future) but, I have an external hd - can i set up an image there (not just a backup)(Ive used image before and it was great not to mention fast and easy-was for mult computers at same time though)?

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