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#1 sra

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:07 PM

:thumbsup: to all the hi tech guys around microsoft...
can anybody get me out of this horrendous Error 80070490 situation please. After trying various malware removal tools, system restore, etc. etc. I'm still there. I read one guy was asked to do a reinstall. He did it. It didn't work. One guy succeeded after an upgrade. Now what is an upgrade? I already have the latest? will upgrading to Windows 7 Beta help??

thanks for caring:
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:11 PM

It's not malware. Running those tools won't help.
Upgrading to Windows 7 won't help. You really don't want to install BETA versions of anything unless you're prepared to re-install the OS
You mentioned "upgrade", I'm assuming you read this second link. Did you read the first, in it's entirety?
Pay attention to both contacting Microsoft and when they start to talk about "permissions"

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...f9a0012&p=1

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...196b787&p=1
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:54 AM

:thumbsup: I read through both the links, and followed up
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...f9a0012&p=1
at the end of:
8. You will see a DOS-like window processing.
NOTE: It may take several minutes, please be patient. When it is finished,
you will be prompted with the message: "Finished, press any key to continue".---this never happened. I waited for a long long time. Computer hung!!

In the DOS like window the last words are:
"Done: 40000, Modified: 40000, Failed: 0, Syntax errors: 0
Last Done: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\UpgradeCodes\........."

Now nothing is happening on the computer! Even the mouse arrow does not move! Hitting any key does not work! Hard Disk light is not flickering!

So I'm proceeding to shut the power off. Have I been sucked into the black hole??
I think after restart I shall proceed with the next steps.

Pls reply a.s.a.p

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:11 AM

:thumbsup:
I think i spoke too soon. After forced 'power off', i redid the directions and sure enough came to the point "Finished, press any key to continue".
And from there followed up all the rest. BUT IT DID NOT SOLVE PROBLEM!!

any other ideas?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:24 PM

You can try running Dial-a-fix
Be sure to tick the box by Fix Windows Updates
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How to use Dial-A-Fix to repair windows internals problems


Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to reset windows settings in the event they are damaged. This is useful for repairing many issues with windows installer, windows update, https connections, and many other issues. However, it is a specific tool which is not a cure all. Hardware problems and windows' file integrity should be checked before using DialAFix.

However, it is recomended that you start a topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum about your issue before using Dial-A-Fix due to the caveats below.

Caveats:
Users wishing to run DialAFix on their own should read http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix#WARNINGS.

The following is an incomplete list of examples of known problems that can cause Dial-a-fix to exaggerate or expose issues on your system:

  • Hard drive integrity problems, possibly including but not limited to:
  • Registry entry corruption
  • Filesystem corruption, possibly leading to:
  • System file corruption
  • Registry hive corruption
[*]Memory module failures

[*]Other hardware failures (video card, motherboard, processor, modem, etc)

[*]Use of Dial-a-fix on an unsupported platform (such as Windows XP x64; 32-bit XP with a 64-bit processor is fine, however)

[*]Use of Dial-a-fix with unsupported beta software
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Also please note that Dial-A-Fix is only for Windows 2000/XP. Use of Dial-A-Fix on Windows 9x (that is, 95, 98, ME) or Windows Vista can have unpredicable results!!

Tools NeededInstructions
  • Before you begin, READ THE CAVEATS ABOVE!!
  • Ensure your system's Date and Time are set correctly. You should also rule out possible hardware failures before using Dial-A-Fix.
  • Download Dial-A-Fix and unzip the files to your desktop.
  • Double click Dial-a-Fix.exe to start the program.
  • Press the green double checkmark box (Looks like this: Posted Image)
  • UNcheck "Empty Temp Folders", as well as "Adjust Time/Date" in the prep section. The prep section should then look like this:
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  • When the window looks like this, press the GO button in the bottom of the window.
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  • Exit/Close Dial-A-Fix

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:03 AM

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Thanks for the suggestion...'dial-a-fix'.
But its not for my Vista 32. And the problem persists...

Sra

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 06:36 PM

Well, you're most definitely not alone
Have you tried to download these 2 updates manually (not from Windows Update)? Download to your desktop and install in Safemode:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

Also a fairly interesting discussion here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...6-7aab17122468/
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