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Cryptographic Service?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ronhum, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. ronhum

    ronhum Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2002
    I am in the process of reinstalling Windows XP Home on a new hard drive, etc.

    I was doing a Windows update of all of the files, and most updated OK.

    However, I cannot update the XP Service Pack 1 because it says that "Setup could not verify the integrity of the file update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer."

    Gosh can anyone give me a clue as to what to do on this one? How do I check the cryptographic service, etc, so that I can install the service pack?
  2. Lance1


    Aug 4, 2003
    Go to the Administrative Tools utility in Control Panel.
    Double-click Services. Right-click Cryptographic Services,
    and then click Properties. Click Automatic for Startup type, and then click Start.
    Now try to reinstall Windows XP Service Pack 1 again.
  3. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Stop the Cryptographic Service---->

    Go to Start >Run and type:
    net stop cryptsvc

    Then, go to your Windows\System32 and find a folder named "catroot2". Rename it to "catroot2old".

    Go back to the Run box and start the Cryptographic Service---->
    net start cryptsvc

    Try reinstalling again.
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