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Solved: Missing Services.exe

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  1. Parsons123

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    Hey,

    I recently started up my computer and it said:

    ' This application has failed to start because MSVCP60.dll was not found. Re-installing this application may fix this problem.'

    I have tried chkdsk /r and safe mode but nothing.

    Please Help

    Thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Is the box labelled "Services.exe"?

    Look in Task Manager. Is services.exe running?
     
  3. Parsons123

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    My pc doesn't even boot up but yes, it is titled Services.exe
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Uh, oh. So, if you tried chkdsk /r, does that mean that you have the XP CD and booted with it?

    You may be looking at a repair installation unless you want to try replacing that one file and see if that solves the problem. It will also depend what accesses are allowed or configured in policy whether the file can be copied from the XP CD.
     
  5. Parsons123

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    Yes it does,

    I don't think i have a floppy drive, but i may have one spare as i will need one of those to replace the file wont I?

    What do you mean by the last sentence, do you mean like admin rights because i have full admin rights.

    How would i look about replacing the file?
    I have done it before for boot.ini but i can't remember.

    Is this a bad thing?
    Judging by your ' uh oh ' it sounds like it is.

    I really don't know how this happened, could you suggest what may have happened?


    Thanks
     
  6. Elvandil

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    No idea what may have happened yet.

    If you can boot to the Recovery Console, try replacing the file.

    expand D:\i386\msvcp60.dl_ C:\Windows\system32\msvcp60.dll
     
  7. Parsons123

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    Do i need to type that in?
     
  8. Elvandil

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    Type that in the Recovery Console using whatever drive letters you use. Type "map" to see what letters are assigned to what in your system (D: is your CD-ROM drive letter and C: is your system).
     
  9. Parsons123

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    It says:

    ' The system cannot find the file or directory specified '
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Did you type "map" to see what drive letters are assigned to what drives and use them appropriately?

    What does "map" show?
     
  11. Parsons123

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    it said d:/ and c:/ and then the capacity of the drives.
     
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    Did it show the CD-ROM and was it D: and the main drive and was it C:?
     
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    Is your installation folder Windows and not Winnt?

    OK. Well, I guess that is not going to work, then. While in the RC, run chkdsk /r and be sure the drive is OK. Note whether it says there are any bad sectors after it finishes.

    Then reboot and run a repair installation of XP (provided that there were no bad clusters).

    Repair Installation Instructions
    or
    How To Run A Repair Install
    (How to Repair Windows XP by Installing Over top of Existing Setup)

    All you do is boot from the CD. When it asks if you want to repair and to press "R", don't. Continue with the installation just like you were installing for the first time.

    You will then get a license agreement and it will ask you to press F8 to agree. Right after that screen, you will see a list of Windows installations that setup found. It will ask if you want to repair it. Read the directions on that page!!!

    Then, you will actually press "R" this time and XP will re-install.

    When done, you will be back to your familiar desktop with everything looking just like it did before. But all your Windows Updates are gone and you will need to get those again.

    If you have any problems booting from CD, set the CD to boot earlier than the hard drive in BIOS setup, or come back for more help. If you don't get the "Repair" optin to press the second "R", then your registry is too damaged for a repair and you need to restore an earlier copy of the registry.
     
  15. Parsons123

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    This is why i love this forum!
    Thanks so much!

    It worked out perfect.
     
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