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15-Jun-2012, 04:52 AM #16
Is your problem screen like this ?
I tried to install a new win7 and force it to got to trouble.
I want to know if your problem is like it, I start to fix it.
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15-Jun-2012, 05:47 AM #17
Hi Guys
I too have had the exact same happen.... Windows download, Adobe, Restore etc etc. Anyone got the answer?? In the meantime I am using one of the childrens laptops as emergency.
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15-Jun-2012, 05:56 AM #18
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Is your problem screen like this ?
I tried to install a new win7 and force it to got to trouble.
I want to know if your problem is like it, I start to fix it.
That's exactly what I get.

Still waiting to hear back from my friend.
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15-Jun-2012, 06:30 AM #19
windows update. adobe flash update. system restore
I have the exact same problem as you guys! After the flash update my firefox was buggy with videos (chrome was fine). I did a system restore and now i have the file missing. Im on my phone typing this!
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15-Jun-2012, 08:16 AM #20
Wow, me too. I thought it was something I did.

Here's how mine went. My laptop stopped on battery suddenly - oops. When I rebooted my mail client wouldn't start. I did a restore back to the first available date. It showed the most recent win update on this date. Once I did proceed it no longer will boot in any mode.

Crikey!
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15-Jun-2012, 08:29 AM #21
Ok.. So this is what I did.
**I am not a professional so I assume no responsibility for lost items or data. This is just what worked for me.**

During the initial boot up screen I did a D2D restore which resets the laptop to factory settings. It gives you two options.

1) Restore with a back up file saved at c:\backup
2) Restore with out a back up.

I restored with the back up because I needed to save work docs and some sentimental stuff. The issue with doing the back up option is if you have malicious malware/adware that will be saved as well. This option wporked beautifully for me as I didn't lose any of my saved files/docs.

To do the D2D restore you simply press Alt - F10 at the boot up screen and follow the prompts. The "please wait a moment" screen may last forever before the progress bar appears. Mine stayed at the "please wait a moment" screen for about an hour and half before it started to move. I actually thought it was frozen.

If it doesn't work then you may need to enable the D2D restore option. To do this you press F2 at the boot up and look for the option to enable D2D restore. Then restart your computer and press Alt - F10 at the boot up.

ONLY DO THIS if a factory reset is feasible for you becuse it will take you back to the initial configuration you had when the laptop was brand new.
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15-Jun-2012, 08:43 AM #22
Hi Guys
I have found the solution (at least it worked for me) Start up the computer and press F1 key (may require repeated presses) (bear in mind my laptop is a Dell). You wil get up a screen showing "Windows Boot Manager". Press F8 go to Advanced option. Highlighted Repair Your Computer Click on the return Key.
Next window is "System Recovery Options" (make your selection for Country) click next. Log on window key in your usual logon details.
Next window "Choose a recovery tool" Choose System Restore. The computer will restore prior to your problems. If you wish to select a different Restore period you cn do so as you wish once the computer has rebooted.

Hope it works for you
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15-Jun-2012, 08:54 AM #23
I upload a video on Youtube.
Sorry It has not any sound because I couldn't setup it's sound card !
This problem solved with a Simple COPY command for me (As I shown)
I hope it works for you friends.
YouTube Link HERE

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15-Jun-2012, 09:44 AM #24
Thanks - this ought to work. Mine will not get past that error message, it just keeps in a loop. But I can get a system prompt by another method.

Win 7 home on HP G60.

Crap. All worked exactly as shown until the copy command -

"cannot find path specified" 0 files copied.

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15-Jun-2012, 10:00 AM #25
Where is your windows located in ? in what drive ?
and what is the name of the folder ? is it "windows" or for example "win7" ?
your answer should be like that "C:\windows" or "E:\win7" or...
If it is on drive C: you should change that copy command to this : "Copy crypt32.dll C:\windows\system32" and so on for any drive letter...
you can find the appropriate drive when you click on "Repair your computer" exactly as shown here for me is in "D:" so I copied this lovely!! file to "D:"
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15-Jun-2012, 10:14 AM #26
I think if you perform a Startup Repair it would solve your problem after 2-4 times restarts but I'm not sure cause I didn't test it.
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15-Jun-2012, 10:25 AM #27
Mine is on C. Mine is not attempting to start like windows your vid shows - it stays in that error loop so not the same recovery options. I can get a dos prompt using a different sort of console pressing f10 on boot. It finds the file exactly as you show on X:windows\system32.

My command was copy crypt32.dll c:\windows\system32

But it says it cannot find the path specified (or like that).

I'll go over it again
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15-Jun-2012, 10:29 AM #28
Type these commands :
C:
CD\
CLS
DIR win*.*
get an screenshot with your mobile and upload here
Don't be sad , The final solution is Start-up recovery, so it is going to be okay.

PS : Have you tried the other two solutions available here in this page ?
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15-Jun-2012, 10:47 AM #29
Will do, thanks. The other solutions: f1 gets me nothing workable. Restore with backup isn't available. Restore without backup is.

I was able to create a backup from this console but I can't read what is and is not included. I think I have a startup set I made but it's in a different location presently. My last option will be recovery to original state if I have to, and use my backup to get near normal.
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15-Jun-2012, 10:49 AM #30
Okay I will wait for your decision, If you feel I can do anything for you , please just let me know
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