Woke up, Win 7 would let printer work (Canon MP730) but not its SCAN function. DVD R/W player/burner spins up but does not read. So I can't re-install from my discs! One repair program says Registry entries for the DVD unit are either missing or corrupt, but how do I find out how to fix them and with what values?
Downloading new drivers? Win 7 issues error message: intall FAILED. But it doesn't say HOW to install them.
DVD reader WILL read Win 7 install disc, but...it only tries a restore point (no help) and 1 or 2 other things but no help.
I have bought and tried half a dozen malware, virus, and spyware removal programs: nohelp. I am about to try a etotal clean reinstall of Win 7 but fear it will wipe out ALL my existing programs and data. Have hired a PC pro, paid $100 for 3 hours of useless labor.
There are either missing files, corrupt files, or files that override the "real" files. Can you recommend anything? Short of buying a new Hard Drive, and just reinstalling every program....and moving needed data over. but if moved data contains hidden problems.....what then?