Fixing Windows 7

RaginCajuns
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We have a computer that is lagging really bad.  We have ran mulitple virus scans, ran hardware scans and everything is fine.  We are thinking that something with windows 7 itself may be corrupt. Are there any self repairing commands available with windows 7 before we format and start over?
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Have you run 'sfc /scannow'?
    Be sure to have the media handy.

That will check all your os files for corruption nad their state.  If something needs t be repaired, it will copy the file from the source media.
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You might want to try using the Windows 7 Reliability Monitor to see if it turns up anything.

Additionally, you might want to use the task manager to see what's making your machine lag so bad. Is it a rogue process or something?

Check your log files and perhaps that'll turn up something.

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First boot the computer in safe mode with networking..if everything works fine then the problem is caused by software at startup...then try clean boot to find out the faulty software.

Clean boot process

Start-type - msconfig- click on startup tab- click disable all...then click services tab- put a check on hide all microsoft services ...and then click disable all....click ok and then restart the computer in normal mode.

If everything works fine in clean boot then enable five startup items and services at a time to find the faulty software.



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RaginCajuns--A Repair Install should do the job.  
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
You should not lose personal data or installed programs, but back up  if you can--just to be safe.

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Thanks for the suggestions but after many hours of troubleshooting we are reformating and also giving the user a new profile, just to be on the safe side.
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RaginCajuns--Unless you have all the files, etc. backed up it would have been much easier to run either Repair Install or SFC /SCANNOW.  They are the "Self Repairing" procedures you were looking for.
Did you try them?
The Reliability Monitor does not do any "fixing" but is still helpful.  Clean Boot could also be helpful, but is the most involved procedure.  This MS KB, however, does offer a Fix It.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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RaginCajuns--Can we understand you did not run SFC /SCANNOW before reformatting?  Or that if you did run it, that it did not fix things?

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