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Empty "This PC" and corrupt files

  1. #21


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    But you say you can get run programs? And your Drive manager looks OK, the drives are mounted. The Shell is messed up, Probably Shell.dll and Shell32.dll

    Was this an upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1? There must have been some corruption that was transferred over in the upgrade, this is why I never upgrade from one OS to another, very rarely. Shawn's right, you'll have to do an In-Place Install- This is one thing DISM is not fixing. So, you can dock me a rep point, I was wrong.

    But did you click right on that arrow? The arrow is pointing directly toward the right, it needs to be pointing down. Just click on it, right on the icon, in the middle of the image.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1


    show me the arrow in this pic...

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  3. #23


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Sure, no prob - It is very hard to se, but you'll see it if you look right...

    Click image for larger version

    HERE..

    Just click right on top of that grey arrow and I'll bet your drives pop right out.

    I have a hunch that will work, but just in case it does not, you can use Free Commander to get around on your system:

    FreeCommander - freeware file manager
    Last edited by XweAponX; 20 Nov 2013 at 18:45.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1


    nope ,its same.only loading but drives not showing up
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  5. #25


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by kayawish24 View Post
    nope ,its same.only loading but drives not showing up
    Other than refreshing Windows, you might create a new administrator account to see if it works properly while sign in to the new account or not.

    If so, then you could use the new account instead.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1


    yes i did this but it wont login to new account which i creat.
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  7. #27


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Thats odd, cos on Windows 8 which I just checked, that arrow expands or hides all drives. You really got to hit it right in the middle to see it work, it's kind of difficult. I got it to look exactly like his Pic, but I was able to expand it or hide it. You got to hit that icon square in the middle for it to expand out. I'll check it again, but I am positive I got it to look just like his image.

    If none of this stuff is working, I'll wager he has a virus. Normally, when Explorer has been affected by a virus, the Explorer just crashes, I've never seen it just show nothing. Maybe this is something new- There is a Fake Google 'Desktop" being distributed in those Ads at the top of Google Results, I just had the privilege of eradicating one of them, it gets all through the system in four directories, and the idea of it is to PREVENT you from deleting it using Explorer. I;d do a thorough Virus Scan, but only the very latest version of TDSSKILLER reveals the infected Google Desktop app.
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  8. #28


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok, My Bad, My Bad this is how it looks in 8.1:

    Click image for larger version

    and when you click the arrow:

    Click image for larger version

    So, the mystery is why does it say "This PC" on both sides of the navigation pane, something is very wrong.

    I'd check for a virus, then do an IN-Place Install. Something is preventing DISM from working, how does DISM work, if his windows 8 sources were bad, then the DISM sill just replace the bad files from a bad source. If this was an update done on what was originally Windows 8, then I think MS has been distributing bad installer files over the net. We need to point his to a good ISO Image for an In Place Install, cos I think his entire OS install is corrupt.

    It might explain why this forum has had nonstop activity since the moment 8.1 came out. I installed straight from an ISO image and I have no problems. So where can we find him an IOS image for the version of 8.1 he has?
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  9. #29


    Posts : 16
    windows 8.1


    just formated my drive and installed windows 8.1 pro again Norton internet security 2014 running too.Everything is perfect now.Thanx for nothing guys...
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  10. #30


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well if you look up at the message I just posted, this is what We were suggesting, if you updated from 8, it was probably a bad set if installation files.

    Fresh install is always better anyway
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