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    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:
    qmgr.dll
    wuaueng.dll
    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:
    wucltux.dll
    wups.dll
    wuwebv.dll

    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?

    Thanks

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    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.
    If thats the case I would try a new hard drive

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