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Blue Screen of Death... Winsrv not found

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mtgguru, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. mtgguru

    mtgguru Thread Starter

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    Ok, so I tried to uninstall SP2 from the add/ remove programs and it all worked fine, until it restarted. Now i get the blue screen of death saying winsrv not found. And frankly i'm about to toss the computer out my window. So, I've tried microsofts article on the recovery console... Just when i think i'm good to go, i get the error that the file located in c:windows (/ntservicepackuninstall$\spuninst) is not found... I could really use some technical help on this one... I can't boot to the desktop, i'm doing everything through CMOS and Recovery.

    Please hurry !!!

    Thanks,
    ryan
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    winsrv.dll should be present in the c:\windows\system32 folder.

    If it isn't, try copying it from the c:\I386 folder (this assumes SP2 is uninstalled and you are back at the previous installation)

    From the recovery console enter:

    copy c:\I386\winsrv.dll c:\windows\system32

    Alternately if you have the SP2 CD you can try reinstalling it regardless.
     
  3. mtgguru

    mtgguru Thread Starter

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    I tried it.. it says access denied....

    MtgGuru
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    The denial is probably to the root drive I386 folder.

    Let's see if there is still a servicepackfiles folder, the file version will be for SP2, but it might work:

    copy c:\windows\servicepackfiles\I386\winsrv.dll c:\windows\system32


    If you have an XP CD you can also try this:

    expand x:\I386\winsrv.dl_ c:\windows\system32\winsrv.dll


    substitute the letter of your CD or DVD drive for 'x'.

    You can also burn this file to a CD and try copying it.
     
  5. mtgguru

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    Sorry Rollin,

    Missed your last post... I'm already in the process of trying to repair the operating system. So far, looks good...ah, right as i type that i get an intel graphics folder error.... god....Screen just went to a 1/4 of the size...I'll post with more here shortly.

    Thanks,
    Guru
     
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