Windows 10: exe files, start buton not working. comand prompt X:\Windows\System32?

Discus and support exe files, start buton not working. comand prompt X:\Windows\System32? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; A few weeks ago my Windows 10 PC crashed. BSOD. and hasn't been the same since. An error appears just after Windows loads:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pathogan2008, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. exe files, start buton not working. comand prompt X:\Windows\System32?


    A few weeks ago my Windows 10 PC crashed. BSOD. and hasn't been the same since.

    An error appears just after Windows loads: "C:\Windows\System32\Windows.System.Diagnostics.PlatformTelemetryClient.dll is
    either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error etc...."
    (see 1ps.jpg attached)

    Also, weirdly, when you press the windows button on the screen or keyboard, no programs are shown
    (see 5ps.jpg)

    I can't run programs like Word, or most of the other programs I've installed. VLC and Firefox still work oddly.

    I can't install or run Windows defender or CC Cleaner or simlar programs
    I don't think it' a physical hard disk problem. I don't think it's necessarily a virus or malware problem.
    I think the registry has corrupted itself.

    I successfully cloned the drive to another physically "known good" drive, so I can mess with the software on this clone without worrying.
    I can get the PC to go into safe mode by holding down left shift key, right clicking start button (as left clicking Start doesn't work!!!) -> Shut down or restart -> restart

    ”System Restore” - no restore points have been created on your computer’s system drive.
    “System image image recovery” - Windows cannot find a system image on this computer.
    “Startup Repair” - Startup repair couldn’t repair your pc.

    I got to the command prompt
    "sfc /scannow" completes with no errors reported

    I tried to create a different user account, but get the error
    "the user was successfully created but could not be added to the USERS local group

    I ran regedit and saw something weird.
    The program files directories are shown as the X:\ drive
    Sure enough, so is command prompt X:\Windows\System32

    see attached photo.

    Like most people - this should be my C:\ drive.
    I have no idea how this happened. Malware perhaps - or just Something that Windows 10 has done to itself.

    Either way, has anyone experienced this or know of a way to fix it?

    Thanks!
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    :)
     
    pathogan2008, Mar 10, 2018
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  2. comand prompt

    Rightclick on the Start-button - also by some, called the "Windows-icon" in the lower-left corner

    Click on Command Prompt (Admin)
     
    Micael Nielsen, Mar 10, 2018
    #2
  3. comand prompt

    command prompt does not come up when pressing window x? is there another rout to log in as administrator?
     
    JohnSturtz, Mar 10, 2018
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