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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by oldjunk, Feb 28, 2018.

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  1. oldjunk

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    In step 2, after I r.c on cmd and run as admin., it takes me to the cmd prompt window. There are no cmds like you've listed. Just the black "Administrator: Command Prompt" window and other insignificant info and a blinking _.
     
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    To clarify these are the commands one by one that need to be copied and pasted into that window after the prompt showing

    c:\windows\system32>

    So it looks like the following

    c:\windows\system32> sfc /scannow
    c:\windows\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
     
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    Where are those commands copied and pasted from? They don't exist in the cmd.exe box.
     
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    Copy and paste from my post above.
     
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    I'm having trouble with step 3. It downloads 4 zip files. I don't see your "2" offering anywhere.
    Also, I'm constantly being taken offline. Very frustrating. If I wasn't using an additional laptop to follow your instructions, I'd be completely lost.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>c:\windows\system32> sfc /scannow
    'c:\windows\system32' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Windows\system32>c:\windows\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehea
    lth
     
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    I apologize, I know it can be frustrating. I need to get off for the night but let me see if I can make things a little easier tom by using some programs rather then the command line. Also I forgot you are using Vista so the dism command in step 2 will not work so don’t worry about it.

    One thing you can try is to restart the computer in safe mode with or without networking by continuing to press the f8 key when the computer first starts and see how much better it runs or not.

    https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-start-windows-vista-in-safe-mode-2624539
     
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    Well, guys...I did a simple system restore last night and it brought everything back to "top notch" normal. Runs like it did when I first found it. It even re-installed Bitdefender Security. I'll wait a few days before I click "Solved" because I may be back here tomorrow. Who knows?!

    Thanks for your help. Talk with ya later...
     
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    Good to hear. Hope it continues.
     
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