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Computer Help / Re: Run common repairs and have some questions
« on: July 14, 2018, 06:57:31 AM »
I haven't tried to create a restore point via WR in a while, for the reasons stated, but I will try to create and restore one again from WR, just to see if I can still demonstrate the problem in Windows 7. Probably won't have the chance for a few days. Are there any logs I could provide that might be useful in diagnosing the problem if I can recreate it?

Just tried the Create System Restore function in Windows Repair 2018 v. 4.0.23 and it reported that it had created one about 5 seconds after I had pressed the button!!!!!!

 I don't think it works for me on my Windows 7 system.............


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Computer Help / Re: Run common repairs and have some questions
« on: July 04, 2018, 03:12:22 AM »
I haven't tried to create a restore point via WR in a while, for the reasons stated, but I will try to create and restore one again from WR, just to see if I can still demonstrate the problem in Windows 7. Probably won't have the chance for a few days. Are there any logs I could provide that might be useful in diagnosing the problem if I can recreate it?

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Computer Help / Re: Run common repairs and have some questions
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:08:02 PM »
if there is a known issue with the restore points not being created then there should either be a warning or take the feature out until it can be fixed or at least let is say it was NOT completed successfully. The fact that it says it was completed led me to believe i had a backup and was good to go.
Im not sure a registry restore will get me completely back and quite frankly im not to trusting right now. Do you think restoring the registry will get me back to the last state the machine was in?

I've got to agree with BarneyFife on this one - I think this issue needs to be fixed or, if it can't be proven to work reliably, removed from Windows Repair. It's fundamental to the repair process and can catch out the unwary. I know it doesn't work reliably on my system, don't rely on it, and would always use Windows' own process to create a restore point, which has always worked for me - and I always have a recent disk copy and / or image created with Future Systems Solutions' Casper, as well as a registry backup, prior to "dabbling".

I don't understand why this process can fail in Windows Repair - I would have thought it just calls up exactly the same procedure that the Windows process does. Where does it differ?

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You're welcome :cheesy: - BTW, I'm still finding that WRAIO update windows hide themselves behind the program window. I'm so used to this behaviour that I automatically click on the hidden window in the task bar but this has been happening for me for ever. Is it just me? And is there a solution?

Iain

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64x
Malwarebytes Premium 3.5.1
Microsoft Security Essentials
CryptoPrevent Premium 9.1.0.0
Casper 10.1 Backup
Windows Repair AIO 4.0.19 including Registry Backup 3.5.3

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Just a heads up that I tried to update the PRO version of WRAIO today via the inbuilt notification on starting and it failed. I then downloaded the installer from the Tweaking.com website and it failed again when trying to decompress files. I have Malwarebytes 3.5.1 Premium installed and have recently had problems installing KeePass 2 updates - I got round this by temporarily disabling the Ransomware protection module, when the installation then proceeded as expected. I tried the same trick with WRAIO and could then install it without problems. Malwarebytes are aware of installation/updating problems in some circumstances and there are several reports in their forums, including mine. I'm sure they'll resolve the problem shortly but at least there is an easy work around.

Just in case this helps anybody else........................

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Computer Help / Re: Critical Windows Component Failure
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:39:46 AM »
Glad that you've resolved the problem and it wasn't anything serious. For my part, I still create regular System Restore points in Windows 7, but don't rely on them. Like you, I uses a reliable backup program (Casper in my case) and also make regular Registry Backups using that element of Windows Repair All In One. Can't have too many backups!

Thanks for your feedback.

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Computer Help / Re: AdwCleaner 7.1 & 7.1.1 new version
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:58:27 AM »
It's the previously banned "Makinero" with a new forum identity - same bad attitude, same stupid games.

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Computer Help / Re: Critical Windows Component Failure
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:57:37 PM »
The wording and general presentation looks suspicious to me and, unless somebody else on this forum has a better explanation for this message, I would suspect some sort of malware or scareware. I would suggest you ensure you have a backup of your important data and then start a thread on either Malwarebytes or Bleeping Computers forums and get one of the experts there to run some controlled diagnostics on your system and take you through the appropriate repair steps if necessary.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/forum/7-windows-malware-removal-help-support/

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Good luck.......

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Computer Help / Re: Windows Disk Management hangs/freeze. Not working.
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:25:49 AM »
It's a pity Makinero was banned from this forum - she might have come up with an answer  :rolleyes:

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I've found a pretty fool-proof solution which has worked for me, which is to avoid registering with Facebook or any of Facebook's associated companies. Frankly, I don't believe even Facebook can be bothered to listen to everything you do and say but the only safe solution for the paranoid is to close your Facebook account - and I mean Really close it - 

https://askleo.com/delete-facebook-account/?awt_l=AYpHD&awt_m=JDV3o0YP.3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20180410&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

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Computer Help / Re: what is proxyfire.net doing under 127.0.0.1
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:17:18 AM »
Hi Boggin

This was the hosts file

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#   127.0.0.1       localhost
#   ::1             localhost

127.0.0.1       localhost

And the hosts BAK file

127.0.0.1       localhost

xxxx

I downloaded to my Nexus tablet, seemed to work ok

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Computer Help / Re: what is proxyfire.net doing under 127.0.0.1
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:06:09 AM »
Nothing in those host files as far as I can see - just standard hosts file. I've nothing useful to add.

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Computer Help / Re: what is proxyfire.net doing under 127.0.0.1
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:44:22 PM »
Do you mean proxifier.net rather than proxyfire.net? There are plenty of links to the former if you Google it.

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Yes, the inner workings of Windows are getting more and more impenetrable. I'm thinking that perhaps I'll stop wasting money on Microsoft "how-to" guides and start drawing pentagrams on the floor and exploring the divination of birds' entrails............

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