Hello.......I am now officially frustrated!!. First I have already tried to repair from win 7 disc...that did not work. So I tried again
today...selected "Startup Repair" and got a error message: "Startup RepairOffline" (Locale 1033). Then I tried scannow (Which I
also have done before)...Win>> cmd>> Run as Admin...typed exacly as requested....received the following: "Windows
Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" As I stated in original post: "Finally got scannow to run!! (After
Restart)...ran for almost 2hrs 30min...restarted...Back to FAST BOOT
"...so I am able to scannow ONLY if I select it from c:
property...tools..and restart. I think that this problem might be a factor: When I bought the HP, It came with VISTA HP 64 pre-
installed....I got rid of all "Bloadware"....ie: "Norton"<<< YIKES...dont like that and others....anyways because of the timing
when I bought the HP...I was eligable for the free win 7 upgrade...which I installed with no problem. (Well...the install time was
long..........)...Before the actual installation, I was prompted to make backup dvds of my vista HP....so I did and it created 3
DVDs....which I still have. Question is: My d: partition contains my "Recovery"...it actually called "Factory_Image". Now does
this contain win 7 recovery or the original Vista??? when I try to access it I get the following message: HP Recovery Partition
Warning! This area....etc....Do not delete or alter these files...etc..
I did some research on line and found the following....which I think is neat!!: ..(Its abit long)http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/42 ... n-dvd.html
1. Download 7-Zip(64)
2. Use Compatibiliy Mode on the 7-Zip shortcut and check the Run this program as an administrator box.
3. Run 7-Zip, then click on Tools and Options. Next, click on the Select all button and on OK.
4. Insert your retail Windows 7 installation disc into the DVD drive and wait for it to be recognized.
5. In 7-Zip, navigate to your DVD drive letter (ex: E: ) that has the Windows 7 installation disc in it, and double click on the
6. Scroll down and double click on the install.wim file.
7. You will now see this for a few seconds as it opens.
8. Each numbered folder is a different edition of Windows 7. They will vary depending on what type of Windows 7 installation
DVD you have. To see what edition is for each numbered folder, select the 1.xml file and click on the Extract button on the
9. Copy the 1.xml file to your desktop.
10. Open the 1.xml file on the desktop. Look for the <IMAGE INDEX="#"> entry and the <NAME>edition</NAME> entry a bit
under it in the code (highlighted in red below) to see what Windows 7 edition is for each numbered folder in step 8.
**********Image Index...Folder= 2 <<<<***********
11. Now open the numbered folder (step eight) that is the same edition as your currently installed Windows 7 edition, and navigate
to the Windows\System32 folder. You can now select and extract the system files that you need to your desktop.
12. Verify that each extracted file is unblocked. You can now use the extracted files to copy and replace your missing or
corrupted system files in your currently installed Windows 7.
You will need to take ownership and set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full Control" of the original file in your current
installation before you will be allowed to replace it with the extracted copy.
If the system file is in use and you are unable to replace it with the extracted copy, then:
Open a Command Prompt at boot.
Do steps 2B to 2D in this tutorial first to verify the drive letter of your Windows 7 drive. It's not always C: at boot.
Type in the command below to copy and replace the original file with the extracted replacement file.
Copy /Y "full path of extracted replacement file" "full path of original Windows 7 system file"
If the extracted replacement uDWM.DLL is on my desktop, then I would use type this in the command prompt at boot and press
Copy /Y "C:\Users\User-name\Desktop\uDWM.dll" "C:\Windows\System32\uDWM.dll"
I have done this and it works...(And I do own Win 7 LEGALLY)...though I didnot replace ANY files......will this help with my
One more question.....is my HP now infection free???......Many Thanx........R
ps: Still considering a Clean Install.........