Solved After defrag Vista won't start normally but safemode works

March 1, 2012 at 21:11:03
Specs: Windows Vista
I defragged while Vista worked fine. Then I restarted and Vista opened to the wrong wallpaper with a blank white taskbar. After that it won't start normally but will in safemode.

I tried Startup Repair from the Recovery Drive and it says startup does not need fixing.

The defrag was done with the win-defragger tool I downloaded from microsoft. When it finished I saved the report but noticed that even though it claimed to be finished, the app window showed only 50% done in the final Optimize phase. If that has something to do with the problem, is there any way I can fix it -- maybe degfrag again if I can in safemode?

The one system restore point that was left did not work and subsequently disappeared from the list.

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March 2, 2012 at 12:43:37
Boot to vista dvd and try repair tools.

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March 3, 2012 at 12:34:57
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There is no Microsoft supplied "win defragger tool" that I know of .

There IS Win Defrag and Windows Defragger, both of which are programs NOT supplied by Microsoft.

"Win Defrag is a rogue computer optimization and defragmentation program from the same family as Win HDD. This scareware wants to scare you into thinking that your computer has some problems and issues. Win Defrag pretends to scan your hard drives and system memory for various errors. Then it states that you need to use the defragment tool to fix supposedly found errors. It fixes some errors for free and then prompts to pay for a full version of the program to fix other programs as well. Please do not fall victim to this rogue program and remove Win Defrag from your computer upon detection. "

You may be the victim of a "rogue" program that makes it appear that there is something wrong with Windows,

Malwarebytes specializes in getting rid of those types of programs

How to download, install, and run the free version of Malwarebytes:

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Note that sometimes you can only install Malwarebytes in Safe mode - in that case, loading Safe mode with networking is required in order for it to be able to update itself.

Ignore the part about loading your latest System Restore restore point unless you did what the guy in that Topic said he did in the first post - loaded a previous restore point.

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