MANY errors!!! host process and superfetch!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by sandcracker21, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Well where to begin. I have Vista 32 Home Premium and love it, if i
    wasn't for the hundreds of errors. I get the "superfetch has stoppe
    working error" and the "host processes have stopped working error" man
    times a day. Usually I will be kicked from my wireless internet and hav
    to unplug and replug my USB adapter in to get back on.

    Many times after I plug back in my USB wireless adapter, I still ca
    not get on as Windows cannot detect any networks now all of a sudden.

    I will get the blue screen crash from time to time and many times m
    computer wont shut down properly when turned off. (It will only not b
    able to shut down when I cannot see any networks it seems, this could b
    related?

    I need help
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 8, 2008
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  2. sandcracker21

    Malke Guest

    I'm sorry, but this isn't enough information to get focused help. The
    problems you describe could be caused by hardware, software, or a
    combination of both. A description of your computer, its specifications,
    its recent history, your antivirus/security programs, and the text of any
    blue screens would help us help you.

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    Malke
     
    Malke, Oct 8, 2008
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    JerryM Guest

    Have you ever thought of taking it back to the store and having them fix it
    under the warrantee?
     
    JerryM, Oct 8, 2008
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  4. it is a Dell, and works fine besides what I have listed

    It has 4gb Ram
    160 GB raptor HDD at 10k
    dual SLI nVidia 8800 gt Graphics cards
    2.66 ghz Quad core Intel processor
    SoundBlaster x-fi 7.1 sound card

    like i said running windows vista 32 bit home premium
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 8, 2008
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  5. sorry for the double post, but I ran sfc /SCANNOW in the CMD and it told
    me I have errors it can not fix....but then i type in *findstr /c:"[SR]"
    %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt *as i was told to do, and
    nothing happens, it just goes to a new line and says nothing, then
    nothing else I type in will work, its like it freezes the CMD or
    something
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 8, 2008
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  6. sandcracker21

    barman58 Guest

    Hello sandcracker, and welcome to the vista forums,:party
    everything you have done is correct but you now need to open the fil
    that the above instruction created. reopen the cmd prompt as before an
    type *sfcdetails.txt* and a list of the faults should open

    Alternatively type *%windir%\logs\cbs *into the start menu search ba
    and search for sfcdetails.txt manuall

    hope this help

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    barman5

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do no
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Oct 8, 2008
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  7. sandcracker21

    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    Post your specs. Clear the event viewer by right clicking on eac
    category. Don't save it. Once its cleared, restart your computer. Th
    event viewer will show the errors from only the restart. Start with th
    earliest error and post it
     
    SCSIraidGURU, Oct 8, 2008
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  8. i am not sure I understand what to do. I found the even viewer but I am
    a little lost now
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 8, 2008
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  9. well now I have the sfcdetails opened in a notepad window, but I am not
    sure what to do next. I can see the ones that seem to be 'broken' but
    how do I fix them?

    I read this but it does not make much sense to me 'Some Windows Vista
    functions may not work, or Windows Vista may stop responding'
    (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833)

    sorry, I am only intermediate with computer and new to Vista
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 8, 2008
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  10. sandcracker21

    barman58 Guest

    Hi sandcracker,

    What that article is saying is that you need to replace any dll file
    that are shown in the file. and giving you the instructions to b
    followed in the Administrator CMD prompt that you've used before, tha
    will enable these files, which are normally protected, to be replaced.

    as you have to source these files to replace the corrupt ones th
    easiest method would be a working copy of vista of the same type (Home
    Ultimate with or without SP1 etc) if you have access to anothe
    machine.

    If you cannot do this this link may help you find the files you need.

    'DLL-files.com - Download all your missing dll-files.
    (http://www.dll-files.com/)

    Unfortunately, if you have a lot of files this will be a rathe
    involved process, and with a lot of files it may be easier to perform
    repair install. :(

    'Repair Install For Vista
    (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html)

    Hope this explains thing

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    barman5

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do no
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Oct 8, 2008
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  11. i am not 100% comfertable deleting and reinstalling system files,
    should I do the repair install you have listed? it seems pretty
    straightforward. Will this remove any of my games/saves? Or much more
    importantly my music collection?
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 9, 2008
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  12. sandcracker21

    barman58 Guest

    Hi sandcracker,

    I'm not comfortable messing with system files and I've been doing it
    for more than 25 years :D,

    but seriously, the repair install should not affect any of your
    personal files including your music, It should also leave any games
    intact with settings and saves.

    I use "should" in the above as their is never a 100% certainty that
    something will not go wrong. I would advise that you backup anything and
    everything you may need in case anything goes wrong. you may need to
    check with games manufacturers or forums as to what exactly you need to
    save to retain saves and settings for individual games.

    As for the actual process I would suggest that you print out the
    tutorial and read it completely before you begin, if you feel that you
    are confident enough to proceed then set aside a few hours to do this,
    it won't take that long but you don't want to rush this sort of repair
    operation, when you have read the instructions if you are not sure of
    anything then post a question at the end of the tutorial and I'm sure
    you will get a specific answer.

    This option is I think a lot safer that the option to replace DLL files
    and am sure all will go well, as long as you follow the turorial
    exactly.

    If after all considerations you do not feel comfortable then it may be
    better to contact a local professional to do the work.

    Hope this helps and good luck whatever you decide

    if you need any more advice please post back and will do my best to
    help.

    is getting late here now so will have to go off-line for a bit but will
    check back tomorrow


    --
    barman58

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Oct 9, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    It is a wise person who knows his/her comfort and skill level. Take your
    computer to a professional computer repair shop (not a
    BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place) and have them retrieve your data
    and diagnose/fix your computer. There is no shame in doing this; we all
    have our areas of expertise.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Oct 9, 2008
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  14. Ok, I think I will do the repair install...

    However, I do not have the necessary means to backup files? I do not
    have an external HDD or anything like that. How would I be able to back
    up fileS?
     
    sandcracker21, Oct 9, 2008
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  15. Lots and LOTS of CDs or DVDs
     
    Paul Montgomery, Oct 9, 2008
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  16. sandcracker21

    Malke Guest

    Buy an external hard drive or start burning CDs/DVDs. I really don't know
    what you expected to hear - there is no magic thought transference ability
    built into Windows. ;-)

    Malke
     
    Malke, Oct 9, 2008
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    you can check around for a computer club in your area.
    check library and schools.

    someone there will probably be able to help you for a LOT LESS $ than a computer store.
    plus it will give you contacts for help in the future.









    Ok, I think I will do the repair install...

    However, I do not have the necessary means to backup files? I do not
    have an external HDD or anything like that. How would I be able to back
    up fileS?
     
    mikeyhsd, Oct 9, 2008
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  18. sandcracker21

    barman58 Guest

    Hello Sandcracker,

    other than the suggestions from the other posters, if you have a large
    primary hard disk with space spare you could create a second partition
    and use this as a temporary backup location.

    This would not be a long term solution as if the disk ever failed it
    would of course effect both your main and backup partition.

    there is a good step by step here ...

    'Zolved - Can I create a new Drive or Partition in Windows Vista?'
    (http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_...ate_a_new_Drive_or_Partition_in_Windows_Vista)
    hope this helps


    --
    barman58

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Oct 9, 2008
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