Solved Large cbs log file

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October 10, 2013 at 21:18:02
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, i7-720QM/4gb
Having issues with this PC i'm fixing. It would boot into windows and only show black screen with mouse cursor. Tried a few fixes i googled. Changing file permissions, start-up repair, system restore (but no restore points). None of these worked. So did a scan for bad sectors, and it found some. Now from here i bought a new HD, ran chkdsk on the old HD, then cloned the old HD to the new HD. But the the problem still exists with the new HD. Tried swapping out VGA Cards too. Now i'm at a point where I'm trying everything which leads me to this. I'm doing a sfc scan on the drive and the log file is 3.5GB atm and rising. I've never seen a log file more than 50kb. Why is this file so large, or have i stumpled upon a bug.

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October 11, 2013 at 17:05:53
It is a PC, not a laptop?

I'm pretty sure it is, the reason I ask is because you are right, the partition is usually 100mb in NTFS.

Did you delete all partitions during the install?

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...

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#1
October 10, 2013 at 21:42:13
i got sticky keys window to show, but can't go any further from that.

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#2
October 10, 2013 at 22:07:02
"I've never seen a log file more than 50kb"
Delete your CBS.persist.log & empty your Recycle bin, then start a new SFC scan.

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#3
October 11, 2013 at 06:48:26
Hi Sub,

Is the system booting properly in Safe Mode?

Restart the system and tap F8 for Advance Boot Options. Select Safe Mode and hit enter.

If the system works properly in Safe Mode, perform clean boot to isolate the issue. Refer to the link given below:

http://dell.to/17z4TAa

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#4
October 11, 2013 at 17:03:37
I tried safe mode, last known configuration, low Res, still booted into black screen with mouse cursor, ctrl alt del dont work, but spamming shift fast brings up sticky keys. So i tried something, renamed sethc.exe to sethc.old and msconfig to sethc.exe. now when i spammed shift it opened msconfig, i selected diagnostic mode and rebooted. But didnt help. I ended up backing up files to my laptop using a caddy and reinstalled windows. Noticed also the small partition windows 7 normally has was 63mb. dont know if it was a issue. Normally its 100mb.

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October 11, 2013 at 17:05:53
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It is a PC, not a laptop?

I'm pretty sure it is, the reason I ask is because you are right, the partition is usually 100mb in NTFS.

Did you delete all partitions during the install?

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...

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#6
October 11, 2013 at 18:10:49
Yeh it was a desktop PC, and yes i deleted all partitions. I figured probably some boot sector virus on the PC. Anyway PC is up and running, just doing windows update, before return to customer.

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#7
October 14, 2013 at 07:48:51
Hi Sub,

We are glad to know that the system is working properly now.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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