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pc fix registry cleaner, now unable to start my computer

by screis / February 13, 2011 10:36 AM PST

used PC fix regitry cleaner, was asked to restart, now gateway core 2 quad will not startup. Unable to start "Safemode command prompt" hangs after crcdisk.sys. Trying to use F8 Restore point fails with "Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shutdown due to an error. (0x90071A91).

How do I undo the PC FIX process?

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You can't
by Jimmy Greystone / February 13, 2011 11:34 AM PST

You can't, and this is why you avoid any and all registry programs. They are snake oil scams, and tend to cause problems, like this one, rather than fix anything. Best case scenario is they don't do anything good or bad.

At this point there's a very real possibility that you're looking at a full OS restore. So, the choice you have is whether or not you will take anything away from this experience, or if you'll just go right back to doing the same things that got you to this point to begin with, because there's little hope for fixing this without some fairly drastic measures either way.

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pc fix registry cleaner, now unable to start my computer
by screis / February 13, 2011 2:24 PM PST

Power down of the desktop and then attempting a "RESTORE POINT" in SAFEMODE was not working. Not until I did an UNPLUG for 5min appearing to create an internal reset of my Gateway DX series, was I then able to do a restore of a previous RESTORE POINT. Which in return reset my registeries. Now all appears to be functioning. Uninstalled PC Fix software to reduce recocurring of this problem.

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That's interesting.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 13, 2011 8:05 PM PST

A 'cold', cold boot up. I've never seen that to fix problems like this before and I am mystified in why it should have worked.

However, good work in getting it fixed, and thanks for telling us. And also, glad to see you removed that registry cleaner software.

Mark

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It likely won't
by Jimmy Greystone / February 13, 2011 10:07 PM PST
In reply to: That's interesting.

It likely won't for long. When this sort of thing happens and then magically fixes itself after a short time, it usually means the HDD is failing. It's only a matter of time before it will happen again, and then it will start happening more and more frequently until one day it simply won't start no matter what you do.

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PC Fix working very well for me
by rustymaky / March 7, 2013 11:00 AM PST

This is very strange because I am an old PC Fix user and it's working very well on my PC. Before I was soffering of slow start up but since I am using PC Fix those problems are gone... Maybe your problem where already there and can not be ralated to PC Fix...

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