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    Windows 8.1 want show contents of computer


    Windows 8.1 want show contents of computer. See screenshot:

    Click image for larger version I must have an infection. Malwarebytes will not run. Pressing windows key brought up pcsettings and it only shows a blue screen with a big gear in the middle. I can't exit out. Do I need to run malwarebytes in safe mode? I have a host of problems. If I wait long enough some of the actions will run.
    Last edited by sparhawk; 08 Nov 2014 at 09:15. Reason: Add more details

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    In the elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow to repair any corrupt system files.

    In the control panel, indexing options, rebuild the index under Advanced.
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    Thanks....I sure would hate to lose my programs. System restore would not complete. Not sure i can access elevated prompt, but i will let you know if i can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Thanks....I sure would hate to lose my programs. System restore would not complete. Not sure i can access elevated prompt, but i will let you know if i can't.
    I made no mention of system restore and no you will not lose your programs performing the steps I suggest.

    To get an elevated command prompt, Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin)
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    Computer contents not showing


    Just wanted to say what I have tried.
    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Thanks....I sure would hate to lose my programs. System restore would not complete. Not sure i can access elevated prompt, but i will let you know if i can't.
    I made no mention of system restore and no you will not lose your programs performing the steps I suggest.

    To get an elevated command prompt, Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin)
    Your suggestions worked just great. Now the one problem I have is that Chrome will not start. Will try to install it again.
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    Thanks Nuccii. My only issue now is I can't right click on the bottom left and get the window to pop up so I can select what I would like to run.
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    Your welcome

    Did the sfc command fix all corrupt system files?

    This is a list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts:
    Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
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    Yes SFC completed...usually for me it doesn't always complete. Shortcuts are great. Thanks again.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    But did it fix all corruption or fixed some but not all?
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