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update.inf and cryptographic service

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hardesty, Dec 13, 2003.

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  1. hardesty

    hardesty Thread Starter

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    While installing windows updates I get the following message:

    Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.

    Now what?

    I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks
     
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  3. Lance1

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    This can be due to unregistered dll's or catalog database corruption (update available at WU).

    Register the following files:

    Start > Run:
    regsvr32 licdll.dll
    Press OK.

    Next,
    regsvr32 regwizc.dll
    Press OK.

    Stop the Cryptographic Service.
    Run:
    net stop cryptsvc

    Find the Catroot2 folder in System32 and rename it to "Catroot2old". (Or, go to Start > Run, and type:
    ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2old).

    Restart the Cryptographic Service.
    Run:
    net start cryptsvc

    Try installation again.
     
  5. hardesty

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    Is there a specific place I should save the file?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Sorry. What file?

    You can try the simple route and go to Control Panel, Admin Tools, Services. Stop the Cryptographic service there. Find and rename catroot2 folder and then restart the Cryptographic service.

    If that doesn't work, try the full route.
     
  7. hardesty

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    Elvandil

    Sorry, the question was pertaining to where Lance1 told me to look.

    I did what you told me to do in your first post and it is installing the updates now. Will I need to do anything after the updates are installed?
     
  8. Elvandil

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    You should be all set. Let us know and good luck.
     
  9. hardesty

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    Is it necessary to do all the updates? I did all the critical updates, but it said there were like 14 more updates for windows XP and 2 drivers. I went ahead and downloaded the 2 recommended updates for windows XP but not the rest.
     
  10. Elvandil

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    It sounds like your problem was solved.

    If you feel you want to pick and choose the updates according to whether they apply to you, that is fine.

    Generally, however, you should consider applying all the updates. Many are for security, and many others actually improve the functioning of Windows in other ways.

    It is not a bad idea to install the updates slowly, one or a few at a time, in case you have some problems as a result of one of the updates.

    You might consider downloading all the updates in case you need to reinstall XP or need to apply them again. A backup to CD will save you all the time of downloading again.
     
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