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4th December 2010, 02:15 PM #1
XP Windows Updating problem
We have one laptop which basically had a problem booting into windows. It said that the the system32\config file was missing or corrupt. So we did a fixMBR and a repair install and managed to get it working. We tried running sims but it would not run even efter many re-install of SIMS.
So i decided to run system restore and restore the laptop back to when it was working right. The restore worked fine but still had problems running SIMS. I narrowed it down to .net framework not running correctly, so i tried to re-install this but to no avail.
I have taken off all .net framework programs and am now trying to do a windows update but i am getting an error trying to download the MS updater.
I have checked BITS and Automatic Updates and i am able ot restart/stop/start the services without any problems.
I have narrowed it down to the dll files. I cannot register the following files:
These files give an error of failed to install with the return code: 0x80070005
and these files failed as the specified module could not be found:
Does anyone know how to fix this or would the best thing to do, backup all the data and wipe it with a new install?
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4th December 2010, 02:29 PM #2
with the Sims problem i would have renamed sims.net to sims.old rerun simsinst.exe and that fixes most of our sims issues like this.
4th December 2010, 02:37 PM #3
I would just backup data and do a clean / fresh install.
There are plenty of other things you can do to fix / repair this but for one pc prolly not worth all the effort.
4th December 2010, 06:42 PM #4
Might be worth running a chkdsk on it from the recovery console - quite often I find it can fix the missing/corrupt file errors if you really need the computer up and running rather then rebuilding.
4th December 2010, 07:07 PM #5
If thats the case I would try a new hard drive
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