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many of the system required services not running and marked for deletion on Windows 7

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I have an odd scenario...  We have a Windows Home Server, Windows XP laptop, and Windows 7 desktop.  The laptop and desktop connect to a Home Server.  There are a series of shared folders that both the laptop and desktop used to access.  A few evening ago a large number of data was being copied from an external hard disk plugged into the desktop to one of the shares on the home server.  In the middle of the copy the workstation got the blue screen of death and rebooted.  Ever since then the workstation cannot access the shares on the Home Server, however, with the same username/PW the shares are accessible via the laptop.  I then created a share on the laptop and tried to get the desktop to see the share.  It also can't see the share on the laptop...  I then looked at the services on the Windows 7 workstation and saw that a ton of the system services where not running.  Some of these being the browser service and other system services...  When trying to start the services I get a message stating that it's been marked for deletion.  I tried to restore to a previous state and that didn't work.  I also tried an inplace upgrade both updating the files before and not updating and neither method works.  I get an install error.  Is there anyway for run an inplace upgrade and ignore any errors and continue the install?  This evening I'll be able to update the ticket with the exact error...
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The few times I've encountered a problem like that was for whatever reason, (for example) I'd open up Firefox, and it would say, "cannot open program, the file or service is marked for deletion". At this point I'd reboot, and everything would be fine. This was usually due to installing or upgrading Firefox or other programs, and something didn't finish installing properly apparently, so rebooting it was able to resolve the issue.

What error do you get doing the inplace upgrade? At what point do you get the error? Some errors you can ignore, others are critical and will cause Setup to fail completely.

Is the system functional at all or stuck in installation process?

System restore, you have done this booting from the Windows 7 DVD? try another restore point possibly?

Another thing would be to use Ultimate Boot CD for Windows...there is a program called registry restore wizard. This will let you pick a registry restore point, and hopefully you can pick a previous date and your computer will be back up and running.

http://www.ubcd4win.com/


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I'll send the exact installation error this evening.  It seems to be a critial error though.  In regards to system restores...  I only tried booting from the system hard disk.  I tried all system restore dates and they all failed.  I have not tried booting from the Win 7 DVD.  I'll try that next.  If booting from the Win 7 DVD doesn't allow me to restore to a previous point I'll try the Ultimate BOOT CD.  I'll update the ticket this evening or in the morning.

Thanks!
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I tried system restore from the bootable DVD and no luck.. I ended up booting from the DVD, then trying the upgrade.  I then went through all of the steps again and it worked.
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