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soft/hardware problems after repairing XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by milomorai, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. milomorai

    milomorai Thread Starter

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    I reloaded the OS with the repair option and now I keep getting this error when I open something that requires either rundll32.exe or rstrui.exe:
    'The procedure entry point RemoteAssistancePrepareSystemREstore could not be located in the Dynamic Link Library winsta.dll'. Another problem that came up after the repair involves my nic. It's loaded and I can do a loopback ping but in properties it states "This device can't start". I believe that the two problems are linked because don't network drivers require rundll32 active before they will work?
     
  2. Sequal7

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    I recently encountered thsi problem too
    post is
    here

    The following is required to solve this problem;

    Insert the Windows XP disk in the cd tray and reboot (you may need to setup your bios to boot from cdrom, then a: then c: )

    Chose boot from cd rom and then choose recovery

    Type
    D: <enter>
    cd i386 <enter>
    expand RSTRUI.EX_ c:\windows\system32\restore<enter> (note: there is a space between the .DL_ and the C:\)
    exit <enter> rebooted to windows

    Go to the Microsoft site and re-download SP1 for WinXP and run the install
    restart and ran system restore and BAM..IT works!!

    Create a new restore point.
     
  3. dai

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    when you do a repair you have to reinstall any ms updates,that is why people slipstream xp & sp1
     
  4. milomorai

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    Thanks, I will try that. Would that also effect the nic so that in properties it says "this device can't start". Had the problem with two different nics and uninstalled/reinstalled the device after the repair. Could I also do the same thing for the rundll32.exe that gets the same message?
     
  5. dai

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    try reinstalling ics
     
  6. milomorai

    milomorai Thread Starter

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    already did uninstall/reinstall in nics-twice with different brands and neither one could start. will see if installing updates, etc. works
     
  7. dai

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    ics not nics internet connection sharing
     
  8. milomorai

    milomorai Thread Starter

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    don't use ics - set up w/router. don't think it is necessary for nic to start.
     
  9. dai

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    have you reinstalled the nic drivers
     
  10. milomorai

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    twice-before switching cards and after - same response 'this device CAN'T (my caps) start.'
     
  11. dai

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    try
    pop in the xp cd and run
    sfc /scannow
     
  12. milomorai

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    Whew! finally got everything to work as far as the OS is concerned-did everything suggested and installing sp1 did the trick. still having the same problem w/the nic. will try uninstalling and reinstalling w/latest drivers. any other suggestions for that? i have never seen a device that stated "cannot start".
     
  13. milomorai

    milomorai Thread Starter

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    may as well close this one out-had to reformat and start fresh.

    thanks for all the tips, tho. much appreciated

    Gavi
     
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