No System Properties after installing Win 7 SP1

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  1. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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    #1 bertikul, Aug 15, 2011
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    Hi all

    After installing windows 7 x64 SP1 (Service pack only), System properties box/window won't open. As usual I right click on "Computer" - select "Properties" but nothing happens. There is a "Properties" option in right click menu, but it doesn't open anything.

    There are other options I can not change like some Taskbar Properties options, I can install but when I click on Controll Panel -unisntall a program - nothing happens..... It looks like my Administrator account is kind of "limited". I double checked and it IS a Admin account.

    Then I enabled Hiden Adminstrator account using windows 7 DVD Command Prompt. Still have exactly the same proplems as with my account.


    Anyone can HELP Please


    laptop Asus M60j
    Win 7 Home Premium x64
    I7 720M
    4 Gb Ram
     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

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    Maybe a problem with system file, so try this...

    1.Close any open programs on your Desktop


    2.Click on the Start button


    3.Click Run


    4.Type this command in the Run box: SFC /SCANNOW


    5.Click the "OK" button
     
  3. x86

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    #3 x86, Aug 15, 2011
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    Did you use an untouched SP1 ISO or did you modify it i.e. removed components etc :confused:

    I had this very same problem on my first 7 installation. I used rt7lite to remove few features (non-system critical) and integrate hotfixes / updates. I ended up having to re-install 7, this time using an untouched ISO. Then I used command line DISM (instead of a 3rd party like rt7lite) to integrate the hotfixes and it all worked out fine. I suggest you do the same in the future in order to avoid having corrupted installation ISOs (which is what I think happened here) o_O

    As a first step, do what NICK@NUMBER11 suggested, and if that doesn't work, we will think of something else for you to try ;)
     
  4. bertikul

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    #4 bertikul, Aug 15, 2011
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    Thank you for your replies

    Laptop came with Windows 7 Home premium preinstalled OEM Asus. Its a genuine copy straight from the manufacturer. I never reinstalled windows 7. I didn't have to, just working fine since always untill....Sp1 install

    Sp1 exe file downloaded from microsoft

    SFC /SCANNOW didn't work (tried yesterday and today too)
     
  5. bp1

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    It seems that sp1 has corrupted system files on your account. Could be malware or bad sp1 download.
    Try uninstalling sp1 and do a system restore to before you installed sp1.
    Use malawarebytes anti-malware to check and ensure your system is clean.
    Re-download sp1 and try again.
    If everything is ok re-download sp1 and re-install
     
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    #7 bertikul, Aug 15, 2011
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    I tried to Restore/rollback windows - there are a lot of restore points but none concerning SP1

    I tried re-enable v2 portable.exe - application error

    Tried to uninstall SP1 microsoft way - the only way for me is throught command prompt - wusa.exe /uninstall kb:97....again application error - it is saying smth like ...may be temp files for uninstallation are deleted

    tried re-launching SP1.exe - it's saying: SP1 is already installed

    scanned the system in safe mode with Malwarebytes - deleted some infections but that didn't solve my problem

    I'm scanning the pc withe Kis 2011 right now

    God I don't want to Reinstall windows and all those Softs again

    PLEASE HELP

    @x86
    I'll try your example and report back but right now kis is scanning in safe mode. I'll wait for the scann to finish
    THANKS
     
  7. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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    #8 bertikul, Aug 15, 2011
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    CMD as Admin
    I run the command control sysdm.cpl, and YES system properties shows up.

    BUT how will that help me with my problem? It does not make - Computer right click - propertiers work or have access to other parameters
     
  8. x86

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    #9 x86, Aug 15, 2011
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    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoPropertiesMyComputer"=dword:00000000
    Paste the above into Notepad and Save As .reg & ensure Save As Type is All Files. Then backup your registry (I presume System Restore is non-functional :confused: ) and double-click on the reg file you just created and click on Yes...

    I used this on an XP installation in the past successfully for the same issue; but it will be a long shot now as I am not at all confident it also applies under 7. Just try it. You shouldn't need to restart after that, so check immediately if its fixed ...
     
  9. bertikul

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    #10 bertikul, Aug 15, 2011
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    does that .reg file aplies to x64 systems or do i have to change smth?


    edit: reg file dos not work
     
  10. bertikul

    bertikul MDL Member

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    Thank you all for for your help and advices.

    Nothing worked and I'm doing a repair install right now.

    I'll let you know once finished repair install
     
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    bertikul MDL Member

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    Repair install fixed everything (I didn't have to do repair install since windows xp times).

    Thanks again for taking your time and trying to help me
     
  12. 60cent

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    Probably some files where corrupted and caused those problems.
    Glad that you fixed your problem:yeah:
     
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