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"Windows cannot find" errors inside Control Panel

  1. #11

    Posts : 7

    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    If there is even a remote possibility the system was in any kind of power-on state and there was a power interruption, spike or brown-out it is a possibility that something on the disk was corrupted.

    It wouldn't hurt to check the disk for errors.

    Disk Management/Highlight C: Drive/Right Click/Select Properties/Select Tools/Select Check Disk For Errors

    I have only used Chkdsk commands occasionally and always have to refresh my memory before doing too much but you could also run from an Adm Command Prompt

    chkdsk C: /f

    Depending on the size of the disk it could take a while and will only run on restart because it will need to lock the disk.

    Here you can read more on the chkdsk function

    Before you run the chkdsk commands this is a quicker way that should accomplish the same result.

    Adm Cmd Prompt: chkdsk /scan

    Adm Cmd Prompt: chkdsk /spotfix

    This Tutorial will explain what you are doing
    Alright, I ran the check disk for errors and it resulted no errors (I use a SSD for the OS, if that matters). I then ran chkdsk /scan and it found no errors and said no further actions were needed. After that, I ran chkdsk /spotfix, had to restart the PC so the volume could be unlocked, it found nothing either.

    The error when trying to check screen resolution still happens, Network and Sharing Center still doesn't open ):
    Both commands were ran in an elevated prompt.

    Thanks for helping, you got any other ideas?

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  2. #12

    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    That's wild that all those check out OK.

    You know there is an answer out there but where, and how long will it take to find it. There just doesn't seem to be any correlation between what's not working except network functions and sharing.

    I looked back through the thread and can't see if Restore Point or Refresh was ever mentioned or if that's possible on your end. Obviously if you can't resolve the problem you are going to have to consider one of those options or a reinstall.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 7

    Yeah, I have not done the refresh yet. I was considering it but thought it could be something easier first.

    Well, guess I'll proceed with that, thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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