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Trying to use new win8 Disk to repair win8 on desktop But!


Nathanr411

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#1
So I bought windows 8 online months ago and what I though was a repair disk that I thought I was making at the time did not work, so I ordered the installation disk. I'm trying to use automatic repair using my new install disk but it keeps telling me it is unable to make repairs because the target windows is locked. WTF? I'm full control administrator and are not connected to any network. I really hope someone helps me here cuz my win8 OS is acting very unstable. I love the new feature that lets one make repairs without touching any personal data. Speaking of data, I do have backups available if (and I have the feeling its what I will end up having to do) I have to do the most dreaded... Complete erase & Install... UGH!! GOD I HOPE I DONT HAVE TO!!!
 

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#2
I really hope someone helps me here cuz my win8 OS is acting very unstable.
Hey. If you explain any issue(s) in how it is acting unstable, we might be able to help.
 

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#3
Well... I wanted to originally do that, but figured it may be easier to have win repair itself.. okay, So first of all "Steam" still can not connect to internet. also my drop box & Ableton Live 9 app has same issue. I actually did post this issue before but no one was able to help. I included a screen shot of a .DLL error that displays everytime I restart. I can not find the issue causing it and its driving me crazy... Last issue.. When I plug in a USB HDD it "sometimes" reads the disk, most times not. this may be a hardware issue and if so that would really piddle me off for simple fact my motherboard only being 1yr old.
..Man, Thank you so much for replying and offering to help. I am sometimes blown away on the amount of people here who are very helpful and PATIENT!! LOL

RunDLL Start up error.PNG
 

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#4
Oh.. And I checked firewall setting and nothing looks out of the norm. I could however be completely wrong but I never tread in this area cuz I have Norton taking driver seat in that department
 

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#5
You may not like what I have to say, but it is what it is. I only give advice as if machines were my own. This way, I feel most confident in helping people rather than setting them back.

If the machine were mine, I would uninstall Norton. Reboot. Then download the removal tool they offer. Run it. Reboot.

Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender services to Automatic and start them too.

Then I would uninstall whatever that Conduit software is, if it still has issues.
Delete C:\Users\nathan\AppData\Local\Conduit folder. Download a fresh copy and re-install it.

Check IE LAN settings if connection problems persist. (They likely will not.)

Install the latest USB 3.0 driver from your motherboard manufacturer's site.

You're welcome.
 

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#6
Well, I may not like it but at least its a direction to go to. as far as the conduit issue, I relentlessly searched everywhere trying to find anything named conduit and delete. I have no idea what it is or came from. Thank you master chief... Master of all things windows you are!!
 

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Well, I may not like it but at least its a direction to go to. as far as the conduit issue, I relentlessly searched everywhere trying to find anything named conduit and delete. I have no idea what it is or came from. Thank you master chief... Master of all things windows you are!!

...I'll report back when done and give results..
 

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#8
Wait a sec.. WTF did I just pay 20$ (shipping included) for the actual windows disk if it can not do a windows repair. I mean this was at least one feature that im sure everyone liked. repairs without touching personal data by a few clicks? what gives? I'd at least like to try that before having to do the big homework assignment given
 

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#9
In that case, to handle Conduit issue then just simply delete C:\Users\nathan\AppData\Local\Conduit folder.

Run Ccleaner to clear all junk files from the machine. Then, it also has a registry cleaning feature which you should use. Delete all entries it finds.

If I remember correctly, Windows 8 Task Manager has a tab that shows all startup programs that you can use to disable Windows trying to start Conduit. (The easy way to go about it.) Or see Brink's tutorial here.

Ya though, your machine will thank you leaps and bounds with that Norton removed for various reasons.
 

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In that case, to handle Conduit issue then just simply delete C:\Users\nathan\AppData\Local\Conduit folder

Run Ccleaner to clear all junk files from the machine. Then, it also has a registry cleaning feature which you should use. Delete all entries it finds...
I did exactly this long ago, many times also (the CCleaner registry cleaner)
 

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#11
Ok, then open Task Scheduler (taskschd.msc). Click on Task Scheduler (Local).

In the bottom middle of the program, double click on BackgroundContainer and then delete what it shows you at top.

Reboot. Download/install Malwarebytes. Run it. Update the definitions. Use it to scan the machine and delete all it finds.
 

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#12
Oh man "Foot in mouth" moment.. I just checked my appdata/local and low and behold CONDUIT folder right in front of me! I opened it up and surprise.. Google chrome! this is another issue I was having and forgot to put on list.. Chrome is my favorite browser but recently had to delete it because same issue connecting to internet.. uninstalled, installed & uninstalled, installed again... but no luck.. thank god firefox is 95% as good as chrome (my opinion of course) fire fox & Explorer have no web connect issues... just chrome.
oh.. and I just deleted the conduit folder. I think it came back after I once tried a system restore from earlier date.. Failed!!
 

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    AudioBox USB, Tascam US1641
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    Samsung SSD 840 PRO series/main C: drive, Win8.1 installed
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#13
Ya, it's a malware issue.

If you follow my last post, it should be ok - but if you want the real deal advice - use Killdisk to wipe the hard drive and then install Windows from scratch. Otherwise, no telling what has been done and no guarantees of security.
 

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    Intel DQ965MT
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    Hyundai 2 GB DDR2 @ 333 MHz
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    ASUS DirectCU II HD7790-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon HD 7790 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
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    1 Seagate Barracuda SATA II system/boot drive 80 GB, 2 Western Digital hdds - 1 is SATA II Caviar Black 1 TB attached to card (assorted media, page, temp), other is SATA I 420 GB (games, media, downloads)
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#14
your machine will thank you leaps and bounds with that Norton removed for various reasons.
Seriously? I mean, I'm surprised first having no issues ever with Norton (2yrs now) and before I was always fighting the spy & malware but no longer became a issue after buying full version of online protection. second, I know you are very knowledgeable and pro level so I do take this statement from you seriously. which leads me to the question.. what do you do for the ol virus, spy, & malware computer condom?
 

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    Samsung SSD 840 PRO series/main C: drive, Win8.1 installed
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#15
what do you do for the ol virus, spy, & malware
Thankfully, I have not seen any malware on any of my systems in many years, mostly due to this post I made: http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/39481-security-test-results.html#post332484

Some of my systems don't run any security software at all and on my machines with important stuff I couldn't fathom to lose, I run ZoneAlarm Antivirus + Firewall (which has Kaspersky built in.)

Lots of other good security practices, including a very long hosts file updated every so often manually from an online database.

I also scan every so often with Malwarebytes just for happy thoughts.

IMHO, Norton should be banned from making software, heh heh. Just an opinion.
 

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    Pentium D 925 3.0 GHz socket 775, Presler @ ~ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ965MT
    Memory
    Hyundai 2 GB DDR2 @ 333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS DirectCU II HD7790-DC2OC-2GD5 Radeon HD 7790 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Hard Drives
    1 Seagate Barracuda SATA II system/boot drive 80 GB, 2 Western Digital hdds - 1 is SATA II Caviar Black 1 TB attached to card (assorted media, page, temp), other is SATA I 420 GB (games, media, downloads)
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W
    Cooling
    stock Gateway cooling, extra large fan in rear of case
    Keyboard
    Alienware/Microsoft Internet kb
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
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#16
WOW!! That's seriously eye opening stuff.. No issues at all you say? Well, that's solid proof right there... THANK GOD we had this discussion. My subscription is scheduled for renewal in 2 weeks.... I just may take your advice and save 50$
 

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    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    AudioBox USB, Tascam US1641
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 PRO series/main C: drive, Win8.1 installed
    Vertex3 120GB SSD
    Western Digital HDD 1TB/ Qty3
    Western Digital HDD 500GB
    Western Digital HDD 120GB
    PSU
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