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Avast boot time scan / activate windows

By learninmypc
Feb 18, 2016
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  1. I know this computer is activated & I've done a boot time scan before, so I'd like to know why it'd tell me to activate it after the scan it rebooted & once back to the desktop it said that.
    Tha notice was above the notification area & to the best of my memory it said "Activate Windows, Go to Settings.. I went to settings but saw no where to activate it
     
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Sound as though avast may have corrupt a file. Try a restore point. See if this helps.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Funny you mentioned that, there were 3 instances of corrupt files shown in the scan but I can't find the screen shot I had :(.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    @Cobalt006 would it be worth it to run another boot time scan to post the corrupt files? I did "try" to follow the one path (GoogleEarth) but it didn't work.
     
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Is your computer still saying its not activated? If so a system restore point to a earlier time may be the best option.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    image.jpeg
    No, it is not. I am running another boot time scan that showed this
     
  7. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    The problem file belongs to google earth. Try uninstalling google earth. Then reinstalling it. This is not a system file. For windows. So I doubt windows can repair it.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Ok, once scan completes I'll do such .
     
  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Ok hope this helps.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Just noticed File C:\ Windows\installer\cf7194.msi|>Data1.cab|>_BF263966C26F491AA6BDA8CB4F222D54
    Can't get rest, it finished & rebooted.
     
  11. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    I think I did it correctly
    SFC SCANNOW.JPG
    & now before I get too tired & mess up, its zzzz time :) I'll read your results/reply in the morning :) thank you :)
     
  13. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    I can see you put too many spaces . When you typed the command. Type it like this. scf /SCANNOW See if this gets it into a scan.

    Sorry for getting back to so late. Was busy today.
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

  15. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Good means your system files are fine. Did you try the disms commands post on the web site. This also help with windows store.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    No, I just did the sfc /SCANNOW one. Perhaps tomorrow :)
     
  17. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    DISM
    DISM.JPG
     
  19. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    You should be fine now. Is the computer running okay?
     
  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    It seems to be running pretty darn good :)
     
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  21. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Good glad to here:)
     
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  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    Didn't know if I should start a new thread or not, so here goes.
    A few days ago I did another boot time scan & it again showed the google corrupt file so I decided to uninstall Google Earth & run the boot time scan again. Using revo I uninstalled Google Earth & re did the scan & it went fine so I saw the Google Earth icon in my systen tray although I NEVER reinstalled it & it works. How can a program work that REVO uninstalled?? I spell it "weird".
     
  23. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Sure you do not have a older version of google earth still installed. Also quick note revo does not always get the whole program. If you are using the free version.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2016
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,615   +336

    I have google earth & Google earth Pro on here. In revo I clicked on the blue icon. Gray is the Pro one.
    I've always used revo in advanced mode & have not had problems removing the entire program.Of course, being a human, I'm not perfect :)
     
  25. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Lol believe. Me know one is perfect
     
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