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General Computer Support / Re: propsys.dll error ...
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:26:50 am »
shawie60, you are not doing the forum quotes properly, so your answer is in with the quote and I cant tell which is yours lol

But have you ran a chkdsk on the drive yet to see if it finds and corrects any files system problems? I know you said you did but did you run it and have it check for bad sectors?

chkdsk c: /r


apologies guys I thought it would make it easier addressing each reply in turn, obviously not, and yeah Shane scanned for both (usually do just to be thorough) even though the system is just over a year old .. I usually use chkdsk c: /f /r

General Computer Support / Re: propsys.dll error ...
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:49:54 pm »
That doesn't bode well that an offboot sfc is unable to repair all files.

As the CBS.log is quite large and takes some trawling through, Windows has kindly provided a command whereby only the files it is unable to fix can be displayed.

Open a command prompt as an admin then copy & paste the following command -

findstr /c: "[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS,log >"userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

exit (to close the command window)

That command will put a file named sfcdetails.txt onto the desktop which you can attach and Shane will be able to advise on it.

----> actually tried this earlier using findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt" (you'd missed the % out before userprofile but np) the thing is i've done it a number of times and the text file is always empty. That's why I finished up posting the original. So I'm open to suggestions as to why etc or how to cure it ...

If the system is irreparable then you're probably looking at a Repair or Clean install unless you can copy any corrupt files from the install disk.  --- >  considered these earlier but i was covering my bases to try and avoid that if possible.

A tutorial for that if you need it is at the end of OPTION THREE in

Repair Install tutorial

With either of the installs you will need to back up your drivers folders from C:\Windows\System32 and have the product key at hand.

Belarc Advisor is a program which will list all product keys.

Being in the UK, I'm 8hrs ahead of the Post time stamp.

Did you try the restore points ?  ---> as I mentioned before for some reason the only restore points available are the ones I've made prior to trying anything. Not sure why there arnt earlier ones. Another point is I installed Aomei backup when i installed the system originally to make a scheduled backup periodically. That together with the scheduled virus scans had stopped. (one of the reasons I ran a full virus scan over the system initially) Anyways i really appreciate your advice and time. if anything else comes to mind please let me know. Obviously if i find out how to rectify this (or what caused it) I'll post and let you know.
many thanks

General Computer Support / Re: propsys.dll error ...
« on: November 20, 2014, 10:24:51 am »
Did you have a response ?
sorry for the delay, time difference here and I've been working. tried the offboot scf but it made no difference. I've attached the log because if I'm completely honest it doesnt make a great deal of sense mainly because I dont know what i'm looking for. Cant see anything in the event viewer that would tie in either, but then im no expert.
Once again many thanks for your time though.

General Computer Support / Re: propsys.dll error ...
« on: November 19, 2014, 03:42:58 pm »
Have you asked your friend if he'd downloaded anything immediately to this error - in which case the restore points could come to the rescue. --->  yeah one of the first things I checked. Evidently nothing was installed.

As you have replaced the .dll file from source, I assume you have a Win 7 SP1 install disk ?   ---->    I have but tbh I was a little lazy and used the file from my system. ( I assumed as mine didnt have any errors it would be ok ! ) Will the dll be available from the disk or do i need to extract it from a cab file and if so which one please?

See if an offboot sfc /scannow can do anything with it if the restore points aren't an option.   ---->    Only recent restore points are what I've made I'm afraid. so that isnt an option, but i will try the offboot sfc.

Boot up with the install disk and navigate to the Recovery Environment and select Command Prompt

Enter bcdedit |find "osdevice"  and using whichever partition letter it gives, enter (assuming C: and that's a Pipe symbol before find) -

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows

You could also check Event Viewer to see if there are any errors related to the files in this article as either of those could have a knock on effect.     ----->    I checked event viewer but not against the article, I'll give that a go later. many thanks for the advice. I'll keep you posted. many thanks for your time.

General Computer Support / propsys.dll error ... Solved !!
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:52:18 pm »
Hi Guys i'm in need of some help and  advice if possible. Ive been checking out my mates computer (windows 7 64bit, 1 Tb HD, 4 Gb ram - more details in your repair error log) because recently everything (or most) they run gives the error 'c:windows\system32\propsys.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. try installing the program again or contacting your adinistrator etc'
The programs it affects are varied ( but from what Ive learnt it is a multi fuction dll) from not opening attachments (.doc, pdf files) in outlook, url's on the favourites, weblinks embedded in programs (such as your windows repair) plus others, e.g. sub menus such as save as dont work ..
     So far I've tried multiple virus scans (Ive found that one isnt enough to provide a clean environment anyways) using a variety of tools from online scanners to offline disk based ones and found nothing.
I've replaced the dll and re registered it, again no difference.
Run chkdsk just to cover all the bases.
Run sfc and the only file it has problems with is propsysy.dll
Ive tried running your windows repair tool (which has been a great asset to me in the past) in both windows and safe mode, and that fails (log attached)
Ive tried a clean boot to see if that alters anything, again no difference.
Seems a lot of people have problems with this but no one has a solution to cure it, (well i havent found it yet if they have) and if possible I'm trying to avoid a reinstall.
Any idea's please?
thanks in advance

General Computer Support / Re: Driver Update
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:39:37 pm »
Hi Ive been using a free item called driverpack solutions ( for a couple of years now and its helped no end of times. Don't get me wrong its not infallible (follow the usual guidelines and make a restore point etc) and if your not careful it will try to install extra programs along side ( you get the choice of just drivers and drivers/software). On a plus side its free and 9/10 finds the most obscure drivers. I've also never had a problem regarding virus (I have ESET on my system)
Failing that you can do it the long way around and use the PCI database (
hope that helps

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