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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48;13643247 
When you check for restore points, did you check the box that says "show older restore points" or something along those lines?

Go to the add/remove programs and try uninstalling the updates you installed. You can uninstall them individually. Might be worth a shot?

yes i ticked the box, also tried to uninstall them individually, it didn't make a difference frown.gif
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post #12 of 33
I would either do an sfc scan by opening command prompt and typing "sfc /scannow" which is the "system file checker". This makes sure all the windows files are working properly. It will either finish saying "The windows verification process found no integrity violations" or it will say "found some corrupt files and was able to repair them" or "found some corrupt files and was unable to repair them." If it was unable to repair them, then I would proceed with a repair install.

If in Vista or 7, insert an installation disc that matches your service pack level and edition and perform an "upgrade" install. This is a repair install and will leave all your files and programs in place. It will just reinstall the individual windows components and repair any issues.

Also, a chkdsk wouldn't hurt either.
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post #13 of 33
try this
Right click my computer, and re do the windows experience rating. sounds stupid but this usually helps when Windows aero disappears
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post #14 of 33
If you look at the bottom of the personalization screen there will be a "help" kind of link that will troubleshoot the windows aero style. It will usually give you a specific answer to what's wrong.
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by trojan92;13644238 
try this
Right click my computer, and re do the windows experience rating. sounds stupid but this usually helps when Windows aero disappears

lowered my primary disk rating from 7.5 to 7.3, this is the only change

windows aero still isn't working, skype and windows live messenger are refusing to load, something on start up keeps giving an error but no details
EAD then some other letters... should of wrote it down really, will restart again after trying check disk ect
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post #16 of 33
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ok, theres corrupt files that can't be fixed by sfc, is there a way to repair windows without a disk (moved house recently and no idea where the disk is right now) if not i'll have to go looking
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post #17 of 33
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good news! found my disk
bad news frown.gif can't do a repair or upgrade install... says its not compatable i can't upgrade to 64bit (even though i'm on 64bit?)
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post #18 of 33
Wait your computer is 32 bit right now? You can download an ISO of the edition of Windows you have. Yes torrenting windows disks is legal, but you have to have a valid license key.

But get the right edition of the disk, put it in, click "upgrade" install and this is the same thing as a repair install.
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post #19 of 33
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i'm on 64bit at the moment, it wont let me click "upgrade" to repair it, really annoying.
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post #20 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danny1107;13646043 
i'm on 64bit at the moment, it wont let me click "upgrade" to repair it, really annoying.

what does it say? The disc is most likely a Windows 7 x64 (NO SERVICE PACK) disc. Your system most likely currently has SP1 installed so the versions don't match. You need to either uninstall SP1 or download a SP1 disc.
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