[SOLVED] Watfix not responding

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  1. StuartA

    StuartA MDL Novice

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    I'm running Win 7 Ultimate build 7601.

    I tried running an activator as adminstrator and was not sure if it worked (I can't remember which one).

    I have now tried running Watfix as adminstrator, and it comes up with "Initialising your installation, that may take a few seconds, please wait..." in the message panel, and this was over an hour ago.

    When I click on the message window it shows Setup (Not responding) in the header bar.

    Has anyone got any ideas on what is actually happening?

    I tried the good old alt/ctl/delete to get the taks manager, and it does not show anything actually running under applications.

    Thanks. Stuart Aitchison
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    open a command prompt as administrator type sfc /scannow , and then run WatFix as administrator. You may need to disable your Anti-Virus or add an exclusion to your Anti-Virus for Watfix and try again.
     
  3. StuartA

    StuartA MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your response. I tried that, and I am now getting another message:

    Network error(-2146697211) encountered. Install aborted.

    Is the download the actual software, or is it the installer to the software?
    Am I supposed to be logged onto the internet?

    The file I downloaded is a zip file that contains a zip file that contains an exe object.

    Stuart
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Where did you get that file from?
     
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  5. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Watfix - there is only one official place to get it, and the exe file is not an installer. Did you get it from here?

    Whatever you have smells like malware to me ...
     
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    It is probably time we(I) start first by asking where the files came from prior to offering help and solutions. Seems to be safer that way.
     
  7. Pointy

    Pointy MDL Junior Member

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    Also a good idea to run malwarebytes. And mse.
    Scanning with them both 9ne at a time should be a good idea
     
  8. StuartA

    StuartA MDL Novice

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    #8 StuartA, Jul 5, 2015
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    Watfix not working

    Apologies for not responding immediately. I had an internet access issue. My SP decided to double the cost of bandwidth, God bless them!!!

    I downloaded Watfix, Daz loader 2.2.2, and 7 Loader Extreme from "www . windows7fake . org".

    Just how safe is this site, and if it is not safe, where can I download these items?

    The original download was actually a zip file which contained another zip file which contained the exe.
    It was not a directly downloaded exe.

    StuartA
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #9 s1ave77, Jul 5, 2015
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    FIRST: DUMP ALL OF THOSE FILES IMMEDIATELY!!!

    SECOND: Scan your System (Malwarebytes and Co.)! Better install fresh :g:.

    THIRD: Forget that old 7Loader, it's crap.

    Before running WAT Fix, open CMD as admin and:
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    sfc /scannow
    it should proceed till 100%, else you'll need a Repair Install, since even WAT Fix can't help in that case.

    Windows Loader: Windows Loader - Download, you'll need to 'Thank' the OP.
    WATFix: WAT Fix - Fix your activation problems.
     
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  10. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  11. StuartA

    StuartA MDL Novice

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    Right. Thanks to everyone.

    Avatar Guru posted: It is probably time we(I) start first by asking where the files came from prior to offering help and solutions. Seems to be safer that way.

    That I think proved to be the key to the matter.
    Once I had downloaded from MDL, and then proceeded as recommended, I now have an activated Win7.
    I then downloaded the latest updates, and it is still active, so again, thanks very much.

    I most surely wish in some ways that we could go back to punch cards and paper tape, and no virii and malware and so on.
    Ok, you only got one compile through per day per program (two if you were lucky), and it took two months to get a working program, but what the hell!! Life was slooooow in those days!!!
    Then it was the joys of S38's and AS400's and iSeries and so on, but still no virii.
    Now its PC's and desktop hell. No wonder I have lost interest in I.T.

    Crazy Lady: "Virii"?? A scholar and and a lady to boot. I love it.

    Stuart Aitchison
     
  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Thanks for the response. I'll ask moderation to mark the thraed as solved :good3:.
     
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