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  1. #31


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    I appreciate the responses but nothing seems to be working. I am really going to be upset if I need to reinstall windows, or even refresh for that matter, as I will lose any and all installations. There has to be some type of full scan that checks for any and all errors, no? I mean, no virus, I have done what everone suggested and it works for about 15 minutes, then when I go to open a new explorer window, boom noting there except for desktop. I like this forum because the acutal micrsoft forum is terrible IMO. Seems like none of the answers are friendly towards those who are not coders, programers, or software developers and they all seem to be automated responses and it just turns me off to the site toitally. I have had luck here, but this one is really kicking my butt

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  2. #32


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    By looking at the screen shot you posted in the other thread. Some of the items on the left navigation pane are missing ie. Computer, Network etc...

    The problem might be more serious than we thought and I am suspecting your registry database is corrupted which dism, sfc etc... will not find it. Let us try to download CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download and run the registry scan to see if it helps.
    Good luck !!!
    I am going crazy! Where is that screen shot? I cannot find it and am trying other avenues to fix this!
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  3. #33


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    This is what you posted from this thread:
    Right Click Menu Lag on my pc
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  4. #34


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Mike,

    you should try a refresh or repear, not a new install.

    Add to refresh once and nothing was lost.

    Jeff
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  5. #35


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Mike,

    you should try a refresh or repear, not a new install.

    Add to refresh once and nothing was lost.

    Jeff
    I will try the repair, but I have, in fact, done a "refresh" in the past. It doesn't remove any files, but it uninstall ALL software. Which is a last resort for me, I have tons of software, most older and when I moved thew away most boxes, etc so not all software would be recoverable.
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  6. #36


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by mike6623 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Mike,

    you should try a refresh or repear, not a new install.

    Add to refresh once and nothing was lost.

    Jeff
    I will try the repair, but I have, in fact, done a "refresh" in the past. It doesn't remove any files, but it uninstall ALL software. Which is a last resort for me, I have tons of software, most older and when I moved thew away most boxes, etc so not all software would be recoverable.
    Do you have any restore points made before you started having problems ?
    This is a long thread & I may have missed any references to restore points.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mike6623 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Mike,

    you should try a refresh or repear, not a new install.

    Add to refresh once and nothing was lost.

    Jeff
    I will try the repair, but I have, in fact, done a "refresh" in the past. It doesn't remove any files, but it uninstall ALL software. Which is a last resort for me, I have tons of software, most older and when I moved thew away most boxes, etc so not all software would be recoverable.
    Do you have any restore points made before you started having problems ?
    This is a long thread & I may have missed any references to restore points.
    I have some, but none that go back that far, unfortunately.
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  8. #38


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just a thought.
    It may or may not work.

    Is it possible, for your older programs, to save the Folder they are in & add the folder back after a refresh or restore ?

    When I look at program folders, they have, it seems, all the stuff it takes to make them work.
    A picture:

    Click image for larger version

    I've never tried it, but it might work.
    I guess you could test it by copying an easily replaced program folder & removing the program & then replacing the copied folder.

    Or maybe I'm reaching for straws.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Just a thought.
    It may or may not work.

    Is it possible, for your older programs, to save the Folder they are in & add the folder back after a refresh or restore ?

    When I look at program folders, they have, it seems, all the stuff it takes to make them work.
    A picture:

    Click image for larger version

    I've never tried it, but it might work.
    I guess you could test it by copying an easily replaced program folder & removing the program & then replacing the copied folder.

    Or maybe I'm reaching for straws.
    I am sure that is possible, but the problem is, I not longer have the cases, or papers that contain the Keys. I can keep the install files, but no serial, no software
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  10. #40


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Is there some type of Windows repair disk that I can download that could possibly try and fix the OS? I tried Auto repar and it said microsoft couldnt' repair, and I have no restore points that go back far enough.
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