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Inf File Minint\boot Is Corrupt Or Missing, Status 14


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#1 roberta47

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:04 PM

Hi all. I've been researching this problem for 2 days on my own and hope that someone here can help.

I am running WinXP Home SP2 on an eMachine T6412 with Athlon 64 3400+ CPU.

Here's what happened:
  • Got infected with AntiVirus 2008
  • Tried to install SuperAntiSpyware to repair but Windows Installer was damaged and anything I tried to install or uninstall came up with: The Windows Installer Service could not be acessed. This may be because you are in safe mode...
  • I went in and manually disabled AntiVirus 2008
  • I spent several hours trying to repair Windows Installer with no luck.
  • Decided to do a repair install, which caused me to start updating my Windows installation from my original SP1 to SP2. I had lots of difficulties and failed installations. I had to basically download the files then switch to safe mode to install them.
  • Tried to install SuperAntiSpyware again and bang: Windows Installer cannot be accessed!!!!
  • Decided to try to repair Windows Installer one more time through Repair Console. Everything seemed to go OK and then when I went to reboot, I got the following: INF file minint\boot is corrupt or missing, status 14. This comes up right after the post and I am unable to do a reinstall or even access the recovery console. I have tried to create aslipstreamed boot disc with SP 2 already on it and still get this error or it's partner: INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing
Has anybody out there got any ideas?

TIA,

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 05:57 PM

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

I don't have much faith in persons/users who get infected...and then self-clean...and subsequently...have system problems.

It could happen...I just don't think that I've seen a single poster who claimed to have done such...fail to report system problems afterwards.

It's painless and easy to make sure.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:28 AM

Hamlius,

Thank you for your helpful post. Unfortunately, since the windows installer was already damaged it was impossible to use the tools that I had previously learned about through this forum and I had to stop the constant popups so that I could try to work on other issues.

Thanks again, and if you think of anything else that might help me solve my problem, your input would be greatly appreciated.

Roberta47

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:53 AM

Have you read this article?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for the suggestion and the link. Unfortunately I've read that article more times than I care to remember and have tried each and everything to no avail. I just keep looking.

Thanks again though for your help

roberta

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 08:55 AM

If you're still infected with Antivirus 2008, you'll have to post in the Am I Infected forum for some expert advice (it's located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ )

If you're not infected, then I'd have to suggest a repair installation of Windows XP.
DO NOT TRY THIS IF YOU'RE STILL INFECTED - it can cause serious issues with your Windows installation.
If you have Internet Explorer 7 installed, read this first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964
Then try the steps for a repair installation here: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

A repair install of Windows XP is supposed to leave your data and programs intact - but, as with any procedure of this sort, it's advisable to back up your data before proceeding "just in case".
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