C:\Windows\Prefetch is corrupt and unreadable

I have upgraded to Windows 10 without an issue. The problems started after the update has completed. Prefetch folder keeps getting corrupted. I have used chkdsk to fix it, but the problem keeps returning. Windows Resource Protection didn’t find any integrity violations which is good. Chkdsk /f /r was not able to fix the corruption.

I have ran a S.M.A.R.T test Power Cycle Count attribute is below 97%. I think my heard drive is on it’s way out this is why chksks can’t fix it. Any advice is welcome. smart test resutl

Update: 6/25/2017: My drive is worn but otherwise in a good shape.


Computer Crashes While in Sleep Mode

When putting a computer in sleep dome the computer shuts down sfc /scannow found no problems.

Registering cdp.dll has been successful, let’s see if it will solve the problem. I will not be updating this post if the problem has been solved. Read this article for registering dll files.

Windows Menue Does’t Open

I have switched to my mother’s account to check something. The profile was louding much slower then usual today. https://instagram.com/p/BUvIf1rhamh/

Finally I was able to log in. Tried to check the information my mother needed just to find out that ether the username or password that I was entering is wrong. After 3 attempts the account was lucked out. I had to wait 15 minutes to try again. While waiting for the account I decided to upload pictures. I have connected the phone to a computer and clicked on menu nothing happened. I clicked on “type here to search” once again nothing happened. Right now I am running sac /scannow to see if it can fix it. 

The scan has ended. No problem has been found. 

Menue works after computer has been rebooted. 

Win10: App: Modern: Apps fail to start if default registry or file permission modified

I was doing chkdsk c: /f to fix crashing Xbox App. When my computer booted back up I have opened Event Viewer to see what, if anything, was fixed. Instead I had found the following error:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 1/31/2016 5:58:23 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Faulting application name: backgroundTaskHost.exe, version: 10.0.11102.1000, time stamp: 0x569769f1
Faulting module name: twinapi.appcore.dll, version: 10.0.11102.1000, time stamp: 0x56976701
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x000000000006b763
Faulting process id: 0x304
Faulting application start time: 0x01d15c93ee996bcb
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\backgroundTaskHost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\twinapi.appcore.dll
Report Id: 83dba75c-d113-4227-9bb5-5e25e3aeb400
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.People_10.0.3450.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: x4c7a3b7dy2188y46d4ya362y19ac5a5805e5x
Event Xml:




The first, thing I did was to make sure that “File” permissions were not changed. All files were fine except for “Users” file. Which had All Application Packages missing. I have added All  Application Packages with Full Control.

The second, thing did was to check Registry. It didn’t take me long time to find the problem was with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subkeys BCD00000000, SAM, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE. Had to add All Application Packages with Read permission.

I have not yet tested the computer to see if the fix has worked or not. I will update this article when I find out.

I have tested Xbox App today. It’s still crashing.