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Some weird problems lately

  1. #1


    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Some weird problems lately


    sfc /scannow = No problems

    Dism = No problems

    System fully updated

    RAM diagnostic and Checkdsk come up clean.

    Problem 1: "Invalid Registry Entry" error when opening files: Has happened with mp4's and PDFs so far. Reboot or login/out fixes it temporarily. My PC is on 24/7 so it will start happening again at some point.

    Problem 2: Metro Apps show in taskbar, but will not maximize. They zoom out and fall back to desktop. Again, reboot or signout/in clears it up for awhile.

    Anyone else having these problems?

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    That seems to be some gremlin that is tampering with your registry. It will be very hard to track down.

    It could come from some program that you installed. Can you remember when the problem occured the first time and whether you just installed a new program before that.

    It could also be some malware. I recommend a full scan with your AV program and with Malwarebytes.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, Eset online come up clean. Nothing has been installed lately.

    I may create a new user profile and see if that fixes it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I created a new user account and transferred all my data over. Everything appears to be fine now.

    Update: Everything is still working as it should. Guess I had a corrupted user profile.
    Last edited by vram; 14 Dec 2014 at 22:50.
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