MMC.exe application replacement


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Allen Drake

I am wondering if I can replace this application with one from
another Win7 system. When I try to access Event Viewer(MMC.exe) will
not run and may be corrupt.

I am convinced that MS Windows update has once again screwed up
another system. Ya. I know all you guys that say it just ain't gonna
happen and I shouldn't blame MS. It will take a lot of convincing
that this just isn't happening. Everything was running fine until I
let Windows Update have it's way with me now I am screwed in so many
ways.

Event Viewer won't run.

Turn Windows features on and off box is empty. I have been reading
about this happening and seen an end to people trying to fix it. No
help found in old posts going back years.

..NET screwups seem to be rampant.

I have been able to get rid of popup about .NET by using MSCONFIG to
disable things but that is no fix. Just a simple workaround.

Now Windows 8? This is almost to funny if it weren't so much of a
PITA and just pathetic.
 
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Dave-UK

Allen Drake said:
I am wondering if I can replace this application with one from
another Win7 system. When I try to access Event Viewer(MMC.exe) will
not run and may be corrupt.
Some time ago I was trying to fix a machine that couldn't
create a task with task scheduler. I kept getting error
messages about the MMC snap-in having problems.
I managed to fix it with this tool:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-7-vista-problems-with-fixwin-utility

On the System Tools page there is an option to enable MMC Snap-ins.
(Your system might be too far gone for this to have any effect).
 
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Allen Drake

Some time ago I was trying to fix a machine that couldn't
create a task with task scheduler. I kept getting error
messages about the MMC snap-in having problems.
I managed to fix it with this tool:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-7-vista-problems-with-fixwin-utility

On the System Tools page there is an option to enable MMC Snap-ins.
(Your system might be too far gone for this to have any effect).
I got this from opening that site.



http://www.avg.com/us-en/virbase?IDN=QEVJRF9JZF9leHB8JW5hbWUlPVJvZ3VlIFNjYW5uZXIgKHR5cGUgODMxKXw
 
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Allen Drake

You got what ?
What's the link to an AVG search page for?
Ya. I know. I was in a hurry to catch a game on the tube. I got a
report from AVG and didn't follow up on it. It gave me an option to
view details about a threat, something I rarely see and that was the
link I posted. Sorry for rushing things. Today is game day and after
watching our PATS hand Tebow his butt we're a fanatics here in New
England.
I will check out your fix. Thanks.

Al.
 
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G. Morgan

Allen said:
I am wondering if I can replace this application with one from
another Win7 system. When I try to access Event Viewer(MMC.exe) will
not run and may be corrupt.

I am convinced that MS Windows update has once again screwed up
another system. Ya. I know all you guys that say it just ain't gonna
happen and I shouldn't blame MS. It will take a lot of convincing
that this just isn't happening. Everything was running fine until I
let Windows Update have it's way with me now I am screwed in so many
ways.

Event Viewer won't run.
Try running System File Checker from the command line:

In the 'run' box type: cmd
then Ctrl+Shift + Enter (this makes it run as administrator)

in command window type: sfc /scannow

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
 
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DanS

I am wondering if I can replace this application with one
from
another Win7 system. When I try to access Event
Viewer(MMC.exe) will not run and may be corrupt.

I am convinced that MS Windows update has once again
screwed up
another system. Ya. I know all you guys that say it just
ain't gonna happen
No one ever said that.
and I shouldn't blame MS.
or that.

But, how did the repair install go?

Why keep futzing around and wasting however much time if a
repair install can fix this for you.

(*If* you can do a repair install with whatever media the PC
came with.....not a "clean install", or a "factory restore".)
 
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Ed Cryer

DanS said:
No one ever said that.


or that.

But, how did the repair install go?

Why keep futzing around and wasting however much time if a
repair install can fix this for you.

(*If* you can do a repair install with whatever media the PC
came with.....not a "clean install", or a "factory restore".)
And if it's an OEM machine, with the OS in a partition of the HD,
hitting F8 on bootup will usually lead to a screen with the option of a
repair install.

Ed
 
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Allen Drake

No one ever said that.


or that.

But, how did the repair install go?

Why keep futzing around and wasting however much time if a
repair install can fix this for you.

(*If* you can do a repair install with whatever media the PC
came with.....not a "clean install", or a "factory restore".)
You are right. I should have done that a long time ago. For some
reason I have no restore points. This is not a store bought system. It
came in pieces one at a time by UPS. I need to get off my butt and
crawl back under that desk and yank that sicker out of that hole next
to the others that work fine. I will most likely do it this weekend
when I actually have more than a few minutes in a row. Actually I
should just move my newsreader to another box and let this old beast
collect dust like any normal system on it's vintage.

I actually have never done a repair install on Win7. I will end up
replacing the drive with a clone from a month ago or so.

Al.
 
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Paul

Allen said:
You are right. I should have done that a long time ago. For some
reason I have no restore points. This is not a store bought system. It
came in pieces one at a time by UPS. I need to get off my butt and
crawl back under that desk and yank that sicker out of that hole next
to the others that work fine. I will most likely do it this weekend
when I actually have more than a few minutes in a row. Actually I
should just move my newsreader to another box and let this old beast
collect dust like any normal system on it's vintage.

I actually have never done a repair install on Win7. I will end up
replacing the drive with a clone from a month ago or so.

Al.
If you do try it, I want to know whether you end up with a
"windows.old" folder or not... Just curious. If so, you
might want to make sure there'd be room for it.

The reason we try stuff like sfc /verifyonly or /scannow, is
to learn things. Like, "what broke". In case, the same thing
happens "tomorrow".

Paul
 
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DanS

You are right. I should have done that a long time ago.
For some
reason I have no restore points. This is not a store bought
system. It came in pieces one at a time by UPS. I need to
get off my butt and crawl back under that desk and yank
that sicker out of that hole next to the others that work
fine. I will most likely do it this weekend when I actually
have more than a few minutes in a row. Actually I should
just move my newsreader to another box and let this old
beast collect dust like any normal system on it's vintage.

I actually have never done a repair install on Win7. I
will end up
replacing the drive with a clone from a month ago or so.
I've done a few repair installs on XP, and the one I did over
the weekend on my sons PC to fix one issue that was causing
explorer.exe not to start at bootup, nor be able to run it
manually.

In addition to 'fixing' that problem, it also fixed some issue
he was having with ULead Videostudio that started a few weeks
ago where it wouldn't even run, and fixed a problem where half
the mpeg videos he played had no sound. (Both of those went
back to normal after the repair install only, I didn't
reinstall ULead or do anything with codecs, or video drivers,
or anything else.)

I understand the need to figure our what's wrong, to know
'why' whatever happened, happened, but you need to pick your
battles.
 
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Peter Foldes

Allen Drake said:
I am wondering if I can replace this application with one from
another Win7 system. When I try to access Event Viewer(MMC.exe) will
not run and may be corrupt.

I am convinced that MS Windows update has once again screwed up
another system. Ya. I know all you guys that say it just ain't gonna
happen and I shouldn't blame MS. It will take a lot of convincing
Allen

Try *** eventvwr.msc*** instead of the mmc.exe extension and then what happens ???

JS
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I actually have never done a repair install on Win7. I will end up
replacing the drive with a clone from a month ago or so.
If the system is going into mothballs anyway, that gives you a great
opportunity to experiment with the repair install with no fear of the
consequences.
 
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Allen Drake

If you do try it, I want to know whether you end up with a
"windows.old" folder or not... Just curious. If so, you
might want to make sure there'd be room for it.

The reason we try stuff like sfc /verifyonly or /scannow, is
to learn things. Like, "what broke". In case, the same thing
happens "tomorrow".

Paul
Hi Paul.

I will be trying it Saturday. I will first clone the drive and export
my outlook files along with other documents and then copy my drivers
to CD/DVD. I use 256Gig SSDs exclusively on all my systems so I have
plenty of room.

Have I forgotten anything? I have seen several sites and youtube
videos on this topic to I think I am ready.

Thanks.

Al.
 
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Allen Drake

I've done a few repair installs on XP, and the one I did over
the weekend on my sons PC to fix one issue that was causing
explorer.exe not to start at bootup, nor be able to run it
manually.

In addition to 'fixing' that problem, it also fixed some issue
he was having with ULead Videostudio that started a few weeks
ago where it wouldn't even run, and fixed a problem where half
the mpeg videos he played had no sound. (Both of those went
back to normal after the repair install only, I didn't
reinstall ULead or do anything with codecs, or video drivers,
or anything else.)

I understand the need to figure our what's wrong, to know
'why' whatever happened, happened, but you need to pick your
battles.
So what caused your problems? How does one go about discovering this
in the process of a repair install?
 
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Allen Drake

If the system is going into mothballs anyway, that gives you a great
opportunity to experiment with the repair install with no fear of the
consequences.
Very true. I always try to clone me drive before attempting anything
these days. Many times I have to shuffler around all the clones of my
systems and get rid of redundant drives. I have burned myself on
several occasions if I remember correctly but not in some time.
 
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Allen Drake

Allen

Try *** eventvwr.msc*** instead of the mmc.exe extension and then what happens ???

JS
In what context? Do I try to open that file or run it? I will look
for it tonight.

Thanks.

Al.
 
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DanS

So what caused your problems? How does one go about
discovering this
in the process of a repair install?
Not knowing what happened is a downfall, but, my main concern
was that this wasn't spyware/malware/virii related.

I verified that wasn't the case prior to the repair install,
so I did invest maybe an hour of time total prior to the
repair install.

And yes, I still don't know what the root of the problem was,
but I know it isn't/wasn't an exploit of some type, which was
my main concern.

Now, he's just got to keep an eye on the system for other
signs of issues that may point to a larger problem, like a
failing HD.
 
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