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    Is there a system repair tool out there that can be trusted?

    I've tried a bunch of tools but never found one that:

    • does what it claims
    • doesn't have a hidden cost
    • doesn't have viruses
    • doesn't get flagged by MBAM, etc


    Thanks - rev

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    It depends on what you mean by "System Repair". If you are looking for a magic "Easy button" that will automatically fix any issues that you may have, no, there isn't one, and there is never likely to be one. This is due to a number of factors, including the fact that there are several supported versions of Windows, so the cost to develop such a tool would be high enough to require a price higher than you could sell it for.

    The standard system repair tool is a reinstall of Windows followed by a reinstall of your application software and then updating your customization settings, which is not easy. The alternative is frequent image backups so you can go back to a working configuration when something messes up your system.

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    No, I didn't mean a magic button but a utility (or more than one) like scannow. My machine is the heart of a digital recording studio and I have a lot of work ahead. I want to be reasonably sure the status of the box is solid before I start, no errors in Event Viewer, etc, then I want to seal it off. Shut off updates and remove the internet connection, messaging, RPC or any way something else can change anything.

    For example: Error - Event ID 1000

    Faulting application name: SONARPDR.exe, version: 17.5.3.282, time stamp: 0x4b7b37d2
    Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000000006

    I'm not starting work until I know what that is and I know it's solved.

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    As to what that error is I'd be asking at a dedicated software forum like http://forum.cakewalk.com/SONAR-f70.aspx

    In my whole life of computing I've never seen any event viewer in any install of any version of Windows have no errors to report. Most errors I do see are non-concerning and do not impair the function of the computer. You need to look at event viewer to find a specific problem in mind rather than looking at it to find theoretical problems.
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    >In my whole life of computing
    Same here, I'm not being unrealistic but you get my drift, I don't want to stop work or have Sonar crashing in the middle of a project.

    I found out what that error was. An update was looking for my data folder in the default location and I have all my data on a different disk. That's all it was. Now the updates know where the folder is, it won't happen again.

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    I'd like to see an Event Viewer that enthusiastically reports everything that went well!
    Last edited by Reverend; October 20th, 2021 at 02:52 PM.

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