setup prepares me for first use every day

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  1. eerikk

    eerikk New Member

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    I was playing around in the C:\Windows\System32\oobe folder and ran the exe files located there. Now everytime i boot i get setup is preparing your computer for first use. is there anyway to prevent this?
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    OH,

    That was a bad idea.

    You should never run an .exe unless you know what it is.

    Try going to Start > Run, and type msconfig.

    Disable all entries except for your anti-virus, spyware detector, and personal firewall if you have one.

    Now restart your computer.
     
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    yes well i realized it was stupid after i did it, its been a while since it started to now idk what i'll loose in system restore i guess i could give it a try. As for msconfig already did that its not a this windows will let you disable.
     
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    actually system restore will not work i dont have a restore point to work off of

    So this is a brand new insatll within the last few days?
     
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    If you have installed updates from Windows Update, you should have restore points to go back to.

    Are you saying none are showing up?
     
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    i have one restore point and its from today
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    How long ago did you install Windows 7?
     
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    late september early october
     
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    Yiks:eek:

    Maybe some else has some ideas other than re-installing.

    Sorry I couldn't help you further.
     
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    its ok thanks for trying :)
     
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    When you were in Msconfig,did you look under the "Boot" tab? You may find an added entry there which is obviuosly wrong??
    Otherwise, open the Control Panel (icon view) System - Advanced System - "Advanced" tab. Look under "Start up and Recovery" settings and see if you have a wrong default sitting there.
     
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    I have the same problem here and I checked out the "Startup and Recovery" dialog and everything looks normal. Perhaps I need a BCD editor.
     
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    this is the result I get when I run bcdedit /v

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
    device partition=C:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-us
    inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
    default {cd36948a-2629-11de-90bb-9f36b22640f0}
    resumeobject {cd369489-2629-11de-90bb-9f36b22640f0}
    displayorder {cd36948a-2629-11de-90bb-9f36b22640f0}
    toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
    timeout 30

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {cd36948a-2629-11de-90bb-9f36b22640f0}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    locale en-us
    inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
    recoverysequence {cd369487-2629-11de-90bb-9f36b22640f0}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {cd369489-2629-11de-90bb-9f36b22640f0}
    nx OptIn
    numproc 2
    detecthal Yes
    usefirmwarepcisettings No

    Does anything make any sense?
     

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