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    Fixing Windows XP after Sophos SSH /Updater issue

    Hey Guys,
    Trying to repair a Teachers Windows XP laptop after she had deleted all False Positive Quarentined items in Sophos, after there massive mess up!!!

    Since those files have gone, I cannot update Windows, along with any other program that had their "update" files deleted. I also cant even get on the internet!!
    I dont really want to start from scratch, but has anyone else been able to repair a machine where all the quaretened items had been deleted??

    Thanks in advance

    Nick

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    Sorry to ask the obvious but have you tried a system restore? You'd think that'd restore the deleted files for you?

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    What about using the repair option with an XP install disk?

    If they're system files, it should detect they're gone and replace them.

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    sfc /scannow

    or repair install of xp over the top of the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    What about using the repair option with an XP install disk?

    If they're system files, it should detect they're gone and replace them.
    +1 thats the only solution we could fine here to fix that problem. An XP repair on every affected laptop.

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    hey guys,
    well fixed it!!!!!!
    First thing I did try was to repair XP with the disk. It went through ok, but at the end still the same issues... No Internet (coming up with limited connectivity etc - you know the score......) Could not get a DHCP IP. Tried it also using my iphone as a hotspot - same. Even Static IP's did not fix it. Definatley something been screwed up in the network department!!It was chucking up untold errors about netlogon etc.... googlling it for a couple of hours put me onto this page.....
    https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=...A/qvduTS64gGAJ

    I followed Ken Wickes' guide to reconfigering Winsock, which then gave me internet access...

    But still had issues. Because I had repaired XP, it took me back to ie6. Everytime I tried to update , download etc, the following error came up "The request lookup key was not found in any activation context"

    Luckly, Chrome was also installed, and I was able to download and install ie8. After that, I have been able to update XP, and now will start to fix any broken programs I come across.....

    Thanks for all you advice guys....

    Nick

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