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Re: Windows Is Broken After Using Windows Repair Program
« on: December 24, 2017, 03:09:32 PM »
When you boot up with the System Repair Disk have you tried System Restore to see if your restore points could resolve.

It may be possible to copy the file from your other machine onto something like a Flash drive and then drop it into System32, but you would probably need to take ownership of it.

sevenforums has this facility which will add Take Ownership to your right click context menu.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

Right click on the acpi.sys file then click on Take Ownership - you can then drag and drop it into the Flash drive.

You'll probably need to copy & paste it into the affected System32.

If you have a Win 7 install disk that includes SP1 then you can boot up with that and click on Repair your computer on the Install screen.

Select Command Prompt and enter -

bcdedit |find "osdevice"

Then using the partition letter instead of the X I've used, enter -

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

This may restore the missing acpi.sys file.

For clarity, that is a Pipe symbol before find which is the uppercase of \ and note the space before each /

If you are unsuccessful with your restore points or copying the file from your other machine and you don't have a Win 7 SP1 install disk, then I can burn and send you a couple but it will be after Boxing Day before I'll be able to send them to you, providing it isn't a higher version than Pro.

PM me with your address and version of Windows and 32 or 64 bit if you require them.

With a Win 7 SP1 install disk you can also restore a Win 7 registry to defaults but it can be a bit sluggish after.

I'm not sure if this will take the registry back to before SP1 but here are the cmds you would use after booting up with the install disk and using Command Prompt.

Once on the command prompt window, type c: and hit enter.

Type the following commands into the command prompt - each one of these statements copy the original registry files to the current registry directory.

copy C:\windows\system32\config\regback\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

copy C:\windows\system32\config\regback\software c:\windows\system32\config\software

copy C:\windows\system32\config\regback\security c:\windows\system32\config\security

copy C:\windows\system32\config\regback\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam

copy C:\windows\system32\config\regback\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Press the "Y" key after each copied file. This confirms that you want to overwrite the existing registry files.

Enter exit to close the cmd window and remove the Windows 7 installation disc from the drive and reboot the machine.

The registry will now be restored to its original settings.

You may want to create a system image before running these cmds.
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Re: [SOLVED] Windows Is Broken After Using Windows Repair Program
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 12:47:28 AM »
I hate giving up on a job when everything hasn't been exhausted but perhaps it's time to move on.

However, I wish you well with your new project and a Merry Christmas to you and your family as well :)

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Re: [SOLVED] Windows Is Broken After Using Windows Repair Program
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 12:39:26 PM »
I try to help anyone who comes onto this forum or another where I'm also a Moderator when I can.

I don't know how you got Win 7 onto your old machine but if you installed it yourself and you can put that onto the new machine and you can get that built by the 31st Dec. you can still upgrade to Win 10 for free, using the Assistive Technologies link - there's no check on whether anyone qualifies and I used this method to upgrade one of my Win 7 laptops last August.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(57d8a42b1063dd589f6ff96f5a0894b5)(266696)(1544997)(06-3659821-11-0000000)()

Once you have upgraded and your computer is registered, you can perform a clean install using the install media created from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

You will need to read the instructions as the method differs depending upon whether you want to use a DVD or USB.

If using a DVD the ISO is saved in your Documents folder.

When performing a clean install on a machine that has already had Win 10 on it, during the process when you are prompted for a product key, select I don't have a product key where the install will auto activate.

Given the time scale, I realize this could be ambitious but you could create a system image of your Win 7 machine and upgrade that one to see if it rectifies your problems - you get 30 days to rollback to your previous OS.

This option is in the advanced boot options which you can access by pressing and holding SHIFT throughout a restart.

When you first upgrade there are several options you can turn off to give MS as little info about you as possible and only create a MS account if you want to buy anything from the Store or report a problem through Feedback.
Tom.