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Unable to Do A Windows Update

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Galdaran, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. Galdaran

    Galdaran Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2004
    Ok this is a doozy,

    I am running a Win 98se machine and I would like to make the system as stable as possible. I had run RegEdit on my system (yeah, bad choice i know) and deleted some of the registry settings (yeah, even worse choice, i know) and now I am unable to properly update Windows with the updates on the Microsoft website, I get copy error:

    "an error has occurred copying WINNET.dll" and then SHDOCW.dll and SHLWAPI.dll, and BROWSEUI.dll, and URLMON.dll, and MSHTML.dll

    and the install goes on to "seemingly" finish, but upon another scan it tells me I need exactly what I just tried to install.

    Nor can I unistall and reinstall any microsoft programs. I attempted to remove the old updates and IE6 which is giving me problems but they wouldn't uninstall, got error "another installation needs to finish before this installationcan proceed, please restart". and of course restarting doesn't change a thing. Are my registry settings messed? Is there any chance to fix with out a total rebuild?

    Any idea's? :eek:

    Also I found two corrupted mp3 files. Both are files I made after ripping a cd, and both after being deleted, remained on the system. Now I moved the directory that they were in onto the desktop and attempted to delete that but I get an error message saying "cannot delete file... the specified file cannot be found". After moving the persistent bugger to the trash, the trash can looks full and everytime i empty it I get that error message again. And no, I cannot see the file in the trash can. What the!

    pleeeeaasseee help it's very tiresome :(

  2. TOGG


    Apr 2, 2002
    If this is what you used I'm not surprised you have problems, it looks like a very advanced application if you're not really sure what you're doing;http://www.dcsoft.com/products/regeditx/

    You may be able to restore a good copy of your whole Registry by following the advice in this MS article;http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;221512 Of the five dates you should be offered, choose one before you made the changes, but not the oldest one because that often fails (at least that's what I've read).

    PS. If you had other problems at the date of this earlier Registry you will still have them, but changes made after the date should be 'undone'.
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