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A Wonderful Rundll Error I Can Not Figure Out


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#1 Mr.Frigg

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:19 PM

My Machine
Dell dimensions SIM3000
Interl®
celeron® cpu2.40 GHZ

I run SP2 on XP.

The issue.
When I attempt to install many programs the installer craps out on me. Also windows security updates refuse to work. When I attempt to dl the Windows Security Update I receive a rundll32.exe error that states Windows cannot access the desired path, file or program. Maybe I don't have the proper permission to access the item.

World of Warcraft will not play for me now. I get as far as the "Play"screen but when i hit the Play button the program just closes.

Skype is giveing me an interesting ring jacker error message.

Yahoo messenger well not display txt i type or receive on my screen.

Windows Live messenger will no long take me directly to my hotmail.

What I have done to fix this.
I have run a windows software protection scan. no dice.
I have run Spybot S&D
I have run AVG viral scan
I have done a system restore
I have attempted to reset my registry but I don;t think it work.
So far I've had no luck.

Please help me out guys. I miss wow like crazy :thumbsup: besides, i don't want my comp to turn into a glorified paperweight. I'm seriously considering a reformat but I have 2 OS on and 2 HD's so I'm not really in a hurry to go through that headache.

Also , free cat.


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:29 PM

For the installer problem:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
Do you have System Restore turned on? If so, try going back to a date before you started having problems
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#3 Mr.Frigg

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:22 PM

I have read the readme.txt but I'm still not 100% if this is the fix for me. Perhaps you could explain to me why you feel that this is the answer to my problems?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:25 PM

Could try this to fix both problems-
http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:35 PM

I just tried to install the windows cleanup utility but I got a host error message :D YEY! I'm afriad my computer may be slowly passing away on me. Anyway the txt of the error is as fallows .
Windows Script Host

Script: C:\DOCUME~1\Brandon\LOCALS~TempIXP000.TMP\STARTMsi.VBS
Line: 21
Char: 1
Error: Permission denied
Code: 800a0046
Source: Microsoft VBScript.runtime.error

OK

I love windows :D

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:51 PM

Does anyone else suggest dail-a-fix?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:58 PM

If I had multiple problems with my O/S, I'd try a repair install of XP.

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964

TweakXP.com - How To Do a Repair Install of XP - http://www.tweakxp.com/article36955.aspx

Windows XP Professional Repair install from CD - http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxppro/i...dexfullpage.htm The repair procedure is the same, whether it's XP Home or XP Pro.

And...get all critical updates (after erecting a firewall) immediately after the repair install completes.

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Edited by hamluis, 03 December 2007 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:10 PM

All I have for a Windows CD is a MDG XP and Media center disk that came with my old man's machine. I'm assuming that it won't work since the software is installed on his machine already.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:27 PM

Hmm...I don't know anything about MDG versions of XP, but it seems they contain all the files needed to install XP.

Never heard of it until you mentioned it.

http://www.mdg.ca/en/support/pdf/supp_wind...nstallation.pdf

That looks like a reinstall CD, which would wipe out everything (not what you want).

Don't you have any friends, associates, whatever...who have a valid copy of XP (same version as yours)? Your valid license is the key to repairing...you do have a valid XP license, right?

Honestly speaking...I consider it impossible to troubleshoot/repair an XP system without an XP CD (no reinstall/restore CDs, please).

But others here may be able to help you.

Louis




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