All Major Windows Services Broken! URGENT!

June 23, 2011 at 12:50:17
Specs: Windows 7
Okay I have no idea where to start. Yesterday my friend needed me to test something for him in MySQL, a program I had installed a while back. When I tried to get in, it told me that I needed a root password. Since I forgot that, and I had no idea how to log in, I used Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall MySQL and delete all the leftover files and registry values that it left behind. I'm not sure if that is what caused it or something else that I can't remember, but since last night a lot of my computer services aren't working.

For one thing, I can't log into MySQL. I can't install/uninstall any programs. I have my Control Panel listed as a menu in my Start list, but when I highlight it, it shows the Control Panel as empty. I can't turn on my Windows Security Center. I can't access/turn on System Restore and clicking on 'Turn System Restore on or off' does nothing. I can't access System Information or System Properties. In addition, I can't click the properties of any folder (If I try to right click My Computer and hit properties, nothing happens), my computers sound is not working, my taskbar shows my internet as offline even though its working and I can't open pictures. I also cannot run SFC / Scannow or run Windows Update. I also feel like there might be something wrong with my graphics diver, because as I've been typing this post, my screen keeps flashing to my desktop, as well as not being able to watch any videos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I cannot pull up my specs using the program 'Speccy' because it says Class Not Registered for everything. I've also lost the CD for my Windows 7 Ultimate, so I don't know if I could use that to fix it.

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June 23, 2011 at 12:57:57
Edit 2: Okay so I went through Revo Uninstaller and reverted the registry changes for 5 or 6 programs that I uninstalled yesterday (Mostly Games, along with MySQL). Many of the things are working a little better now.

My computers sound is back, I can view properties for My Computer, and videos are running (but are extremely laggy and crash-prone).

Many things are still not working, I'm going to do a restart and check.

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June 23, 2011 at 13:27:27
Okay here's the update after I reverted those registry changes (through Revo Uninstaller Pro):

*though this can be the application itself~

Windows Installer is WORKING!

Control Panel Menu is still NOT WORKING

Windows Security Center is still NOT WORKING

System Restore is still DISABLED

System Information is WORKING!

System Properties is WORKING!

Folder Properties are WORKING!

Sound is WORKING!

Videos are WORKING!

Pictures are WORKING!

Internet is now showing ONLINE!


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June 23, 2011 at 13:34:21
Why don't you edit your posts?

By this time you could have reloaded the OS and put your backup data on.

I never shy away from a reload. It works almost 100% of the time.

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June 23, 2011 at 13:42:58
Sorry I'm new here, no idea how to edit posts :/

Reload meaning like reinstall the whole OS?

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June 23, 2011 at 15:21:54
Yes, you would be better off reloading. With all those errors, it will take you forever. Do you have a backup to restore. If not, next time make an image using the Windows 7 utility.

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June 23, 2011 at 16:29:24
The edit function is the little notepad icon above your post.

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June 23, 2011 at 19:53:54
I also suspect that reinstalling your OS after backing up your files would be the easiest by far, but if you made a Windows Repair Disk for your machine you can use that to access your restore points that should still be saved and do a system restore from the repair disk. This may or may not fix all of the problems but it should restore damaged system files and your registry so it should help. I still think the better solution would be reloading Windows from scratch, but it is your choice. If you did not make the repair disk, one made from the same (32bit or 64bit) version of windows will also work.

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June 26, 2011 at 08:37:58
It's all good guys. I fixed everything in one shot: reverted the registry back. I had deleted some registry entries to try and remove a program for good off my computer and it had broken all my services. Thanks for the help and time!

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