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  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10

    Firewall missing and numerous other issues.

    Hello I am hoping for some help. I dont know what happened to my laptop and I could really use help fixing it without haveing to take it in to the computer shop or losing everything.

    So I hadnt used my computer in a while but I left it on so something happened.

    I can follow instructions pretty well and the first thing I noticed it the windows firewall is gone.

    other problems are My microsoft store is missing
    I cant open task manager (its grayed out)
    when I first reboot the computer the registry editior pops up.

    so everything I have read on the MS site suggests creating a media installation. her is the problem I have the program installed and go through al the prompts and it never installs the software to my USB drive. I have waited hours and nothing. So I am at a total loss.

    I got the laptop from my mom so she never made any kind of backup. I really hope someone can help me fix this without losing my info. I have also ran antivirus and nothing came up.

    My computer details:
    HP Desktop F02L93V
    HP 15 Notebook PC
    Windows 10 Version 1903 (OS Build 18362. 535)
    64 bit
    Antivirus Avast
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  2. Posts : 40,595
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, it sounds as if that Windows installation is significantly damaged- perhaps it's not capable even of downloading anything.

    Do you have access to another PC? A friend's?

    What do you want to do?
    - recover data from the disk?
    - clean install Win 10 on it (by far the simplest thing to do)?

    In your situation, with one PC in a questionable state and with no (software) tools ready to hand, I would use another computer to create a live boot disk with tools to use to check what's on the disk, and hopefully enable you to access the internet.

    If you can boot that laptop from the live boot disk, you will have a working Win 10, independent of what's on the disk.

    Then you can
    - check the disk in the laptop (it could be failing)
    - recover data

    Here's a good one:
    Toolkit Item: Kyhi’s Rescue Disk – Win10.Guru

    Use one of the links here to download an iso file:
    To build Kyhi’s Rescue Disk you need only download the ISO file (comes in x86/32-bit and x64/64-bit flavors at present).

    Then use the instructions here to create a bootable flash disk from it:
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
    e.g. Option 2 - using that iso file.
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello thanks for the fast response. I would like to save my info unless I can find an external drive that I can move my files. If at possible I would like to do a repair if not I wil start copying the programs I have to re add back. it would also be easier to reset it since the laptop has my mothers info. I am mainly worried about my files and programs like MS office.

    I have access to my old laptop that was repaired its running windows 7 and i have a 128gb flash drive to do this. I will reread the steps you have me. I am able to download and run some programs still so the laptop is still functioning.

    I attached my computer info below

    EDIT I went to that link and when i click the 64bit I need the link is 404. So I am unable to proceed to the next step.

    Right now I am on the other laptop so I think I have everything I need.
    Firewall missing and numerous other issues. Attached Files
    Last edited by EmDee8907; 16 Jan 2020 at 16:50.
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  4. Posts : 7,762
    windows 10

    A quick fix may be to goto hit update now you wont loose any data or software but upgrade to 1909
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  5. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    thank you I will try to do the update first but as a backup I got the media creation usb created from the other laptop if i need it. will report back once I do the update. cannot thank you enough

    - - - Updated - - -

    okay some reason it wont let me edit my prev post but after 3 hours i got it to update but it didnt fix anything, so now im at a loss. i have started writing the programs down i have but is there a way to just repair windows?

    i did get the media creation usb to finish from another computer so i haave that.
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  6. Posts : 40,595
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Before making any changes to your existing PC you should make a backup.

    tenforums members tirelessly recommend the routine use of disk imaging- Macrium Reflect (free-paid). Given a Windows disk image you can restore a broken installation to a good previous state without struggling and days of technical help. Please consider doing this now to consolidate what you have.

    You will need a large external disk e.g. 1Tb.

    Now- we have no idea whatsoever what state your PC is in. The disk could well be faulty, in which case trying to fix it is a complete waste of time.

    So the first thing to do is to check your disk.

    Now the PC is bootable, so I suggest you run this portable program.
    Download Portable HD Tune 2.55

    You can put this on a flash drive and run it from there- no installation.

    Use the Health and Error scan tabs, and report what it finds.
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Update i dont have a drive right now available to do the back up but i cooied the important stuff

    I used the hd tune scanned everything and there werent any errors or hard drive problems. (Thank heavens for small miracles)

    What should be my next step?
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  8. Posts : 40,595
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Next two checks:
    From an admin command or Powershell prompt run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    then if ok run
    sfc /scannow

    and report the summary result.

    Note: without a backup you are always at risk of losing data. If you are in a situation where you need to recover data the first thing you do is stop writing to the partition in question.

    Routine disk imaging to a large external disk (£40-50 perhaps) is most strongly recommended. The act of imaging is also a check on the integrity of your data.
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    my results from both scans below

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.592]
    (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk C: /scan
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is Windows.

    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    685824 file records processed.
    File verification completed.
    11162 large file records processed.
    0 bad file records processed.

    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    751 reparse records processed.
    903348 index entries processed.
    Index verification completed.
    0 unindexed files scanned.
    0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
    751 reparse records processed.

    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    108763 data files processed.
    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    38204208 USN bytes processed.
    Usn Journal verification completed.

    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.

    466772149 KB total disk space.
    256924644 KB in 417553 files.
    244704 KB in 108764 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    814353 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    208788448 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    116693037 total allocation units on disk.
    52197112 allocation units available on disk.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

    Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

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  10. Posts : 40,595
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    That's encouraging, but begs the question as to what sort of corruption could possibly have occurred and why.

    You reported a variety of problems, and your build is 1903.
    So I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install of that build.

    Search (Google e.g.) for Heidoc iso downloader
    Download and run it and use it to download a 1903 iso of the same 'bitness' e.g 64 bits if yours is 64.

    Make sure you have at least 35Gb free on C:

    To perform an in-place u. repair:
    rt click the iso, click Mount
    open the new drive letter created in file explorer
    double click setup.exe
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