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April 19, 2012 at 12:39:18
Specs: Windows Vista
I have startup issues where I can only run Vista with Selective Startup in msconfig. There are also problems with System Restore so that there are no restore points saved and I cannot create any, getting the "catastrophic..." error. It took work to get it to boot other than in safemode, so I am pretty happy that Vista seems to run fine the way it is.

So I decided to run SCANNOW just to see what it says -- I am not savvy about whether it relates in any substantial way to the above issues, but the results show something not right, in the following ways:

When I run /SCANNOW it stops at "verification 43% complete. Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation." I take this to mean it never got to the "repair" portion of the operation at all for some reason.

When I run /VERIFYONLY it goes to "Verification 100% complete. Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations." Details in CBS.log on C:\.

The log is long. Could someone please comment on what this could mean and whether or not it could relate to boot and/or system restore problems?

What should I do next?


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April 19, 2012 at 13:09:27
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There are a lot of viruses that disable the system restore, you are going to want to check for viruses before you do anything else.

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April 19, 2012 at 13:41:25
Might be time to just reload the OS from media. I agree that any number of virus, rootkits or simple data errors could do this.

Could start off with memory diagnostics and a OEM hard drive diag.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^

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