New W7 computer - Windows Defender error reporting - not even installed
Error: New W7 computer - Windows Defender error reporting - not even installedHello,
I just did a custom install of W7, overwriting all files, reformatting the drive.
The computer is pretty much as is, hardly touched it.
Every time i start the computer (and more instances afterwards) i get the typical "[program] has crashed
windows is finding a solution" pop up, only the bar doesnt move at all, and i get the message asking if i want to send data to microsoft about the crash.
This is happening all the times, throughout use, and is EXTREMELY annoying.
I've checked the programs
list and Defender is not installed.
To clarify the install was W7 professional 64 Student Edition custom installed on XP 32.
How can i fix this? Will downloading and installing Defender then removing help? Or just make things worse?
Thanks in advance.
Keys to Error: New W7 computer - Windows Defender error reporting - not even installedIn Windows 7, Windows Defender doesn't appear in the list of programs. Access it through Control Panel
> Windows Defender .
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Use the Sfc tool to repair - New W7 computer - Windows Defender error reporting - not even installed
System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This article describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For instance, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.
For Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Start an elevated command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
- Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search. Type Command Prompt in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
Windows vista, Windows 7, or Windows 10
- To do this, click Start, type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or press Allow.
- At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
- sfc /scannow
- The sfc /scannow command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
- The %WinDir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.
- Attention please: Don't close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown when the scan is finished.
- Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.
Reinstall your Operating System
The ultimate solution for error: New W7 computer - Windows Defender error reporting - not even installed is to reinstall Windows. This removes all unwanted program that is causing problems, removes adware and other malware, clears out junk files and so on.
A Windows disc is needed for old versions of Windows, but Windows 8 has a built in Refresh option that makes the job easy. Bring up the Charms bar on the right side of the screen and click Settings, Change PC settings. Click Update and recovery, then Recovery. Under Refresh your laptop without affecting your files, click Get started.
Personal files - photos, music and documents - are kept, so it isn't a complete refresh, but it's may be enough for most people. A more powerful option is Remove everything and reinstall Windows. Copy files you want to keep to a USB drive before starting though.