MMC.exe application replacement

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Allen Drake, Jan 15, 2012.

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    Allen Drake Guest

    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

    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.
    Allen Drake, Jan 15, 2012
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    Dave-UK Guest

    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:

    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).
    Dave-UK, Jan 15, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    I got this from opening that site.
    Allen Drake, Jan 15, 2012
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    Stan Brown Guest

    Stan Brown, Jan 15, 2012
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    Dave-UK Guest

    Dave-UK, Jan 15, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    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
    I will check out your fix. Thanks.

    Allen Drake, Jan 15, 2012
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    G. Morgan Guest

    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
    G. Morgan, Jan 15, 2012
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    DanS Guest

    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".)
    DanS, Jan 16, 2012
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    Ed Cryer Guest

    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 Cryer, Jan 16, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    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.

    Allen Drake, Jan 17, 2012
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    Paul Guest

    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, Jan 17, 2012
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    DanS Guest

    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

    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
    DanS, Jan 17, 2012
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    Peter Foldes Guest


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

    Peter Foldes, Jan 17, 2012
  14. 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
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 17, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    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.


    Allen Drake, Jan 20, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    So what caused your problems? How does one go about discovering this
    in the process of a repair install?
    Allen Drake, Jan 20, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    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.
    Allen Drake, Jan 20, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

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


    Allen Drake, Jan 20, 2012
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    DanS Guest

    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.
    DanS, Jan 20, 2012
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    Char Jackson Guest

    *.msc files are to be run, not opened.
    Char Jackson, Jan 20, 2012
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