In safe mode, most everything works and seems normal. I can install / uninstall those things that are allowed. I can right click and the visible context menus work fine. The main thing that doesn't work in safe mode is when i run gpedit.msc and choose Windows Settings I get a snap in unhandled exception and it closes with an error stating "the type initializer for 'system.runtime.reporting.remoting.messaging.message' threw an exception.' The exception type is System.TypeInitializationException. stack trace is:
at system.Rntime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData&msgData,Int32 type)
Any help or suggestions other than clean or custom install would be appreciated. I realize those are possibilities but I think I am really really close to solving this one if I can just find and replace the right files or disable the right entries in the registry to allow me to do the in place repair install. I am working from a new hard drive with an image of the corrupted drive so this drive has the corrupt files but this drive is a good drive.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by DakotaCat, 08 November 2010 - 09:03 AM.