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Title: Windows repair 1.9.7 frozen
Post by: thumpper on February 12, 2013, 10:12:03 AM
The repair froze here there are 37 file permissions to fix. Can you help?

Reset File Permissions 14/17
   C:\ProgramData & Sub Folders
   Start (2/11/2013 10:32:01 AM)
   Running Repair Under System Account
Title: Re: Windows repair 1.9.7 frozen
Post by: Shane on February 12, 2013, 10:45:39 AM
The repair is stuck in an infinite loop because you must have a bad symbolic link somewhere in that folder.

http://www.tweaking.com/articles/pages/windows_repair_all_in_one_tips,1.html

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Important Info on Reset Registry Permissions & Reset File Permissions
Both of these repairs will take a little bit to complete, depending on the speed of the system, the number of files and the number of reg keys. On a few systems it is possible for these repairs to get stuck in an infinite loop and thus never complete. This is because of symbolic links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link

Symbolic links are a way for a folder or reg key to point to a different location. On a normal system this isn't a problem. But if a system has a bad link that points back to a parent path then everything it hits in that link it will hit it again and again forever.

Example:
C:\Test\Test1\Test2
Test2 has a symbolic link that points back to C:\Test, and now we are stuck in an infinite loop since the repairs do all sub folders and sub keys and will keep hitting Test2.

If the repairs are running for a insane amount of time then they are most likely stuck in a loop. If that is the case stop the repairs and skip them.

So just go ahead and skip the file permissions repair :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Windows repair 1.9.7 frozen
Post by: thumpper on February 12, 2013, 11:18:33 AM
Thanks will do.