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Discussion in 'Software' started by delorean, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    Ok so I have a laptop here that had XP Home on it. I just upgraded it to XP Pro. All seemed fine...

    If you try and open up IE6 by clicking the shortcut on the desktop, it creates a new shortcut on the desktop to IE6. Clicking IE6 on the start menu works but opens up a new IE6 window when you type in an address.

    I already tried repairing the corrupted IE6 to no avail. I even tried installing IE7 but the install of IE7 fails at the last hurdle telling me it can't finish the job.

    I can't even install SP3 or run windows updates.

    Everything basically seems screwed up. I even tried an OS repair on the XP Pro installation to no avail.

    Besides formatting the drive and starting clean I am fresh out of ideas. Anyone able to offer some advice on this one?
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Try running sfc /scannow in the run box.You may need your Windows XP CD if it needs to repair any system files.

    What happens when you try to run windows update?
     
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  3. delorean

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    Aye tried sfc /scannow too. It did nothing apart from copy over files from the XP Pro CD. No resolve though.

    If I try to install SP3 via WU site it installs and fails at the last hurdle so I have to reboot and it uninstalls itself.

    IE7 is the same and fails.

    SP3 stand alone install is the same deal as above.

    Am totally out of ideas... :cry:
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Try uninstalling IE6 then reinstalling.
     
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  5. Mitzs
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    Are you sure your hdd is not failing?
     
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  6. delorean

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    Tried that too along with ie.inf thingybob.

    No joy. :(
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    Might be a long shot but have you ran a virus scan?
     
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  9. delorean

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    Tried that too. Also tried using dial-a-fix

    The misery continues.... :)
     
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    Yep. Full Virus scan and Spyware scan and combofix scan.
     
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  11. Theprof

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    Have you tried scanning the system for viruses/ad-aware? I did a search on google to someone who has a similar issue as you and some users are claiming that to be a virus. Here is the link http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080313055206AA19ZfH.

    Edit. Sorry was to slow to post the comment regarding the virus scan.
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    Try a CHKDSK

    If it brings up any errors you may need to do a FIXMBR or format and fresh install.
     
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  13. delorean

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    Done that too (minus the fresh install).

    Really trying to avoid the fresh install as the client has stuff on there to install and wossnames and thingybobs.

    I.E.: I really could do without the format and reinstall to cut a long story short.

    p.s: If anyone solves this, I love you (in a non-threatening heterosexual sense)
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    I am not sure this is possible as I have never tried but is it possible to install Windows on top of windows in case sfc/scannow didn't work?
     
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  15. Sparky
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    Is there anything in the event logs when windows update bombs out?
     
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    Do you mean an OS Repair, or, "in place repair"? That I have tried and alas, no joy.

    Sparky:

    Nice find! When I try to open the "System" log in event viewer it says it is corrupt. So I have cleared all the events in it. Not that I reckon it has done any good.

    Nothing else shows up there though in any other logs.
     
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    Cool, is anything being logged in it now?
     
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    Yep, logging like a butane beaut!
     
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    LOL, so any info when Windows update bombs out?
     
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    Nope. Nothing at all. All Event Viewer logs are working harder than Rusty Lee on Good Morning Britain.
     
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