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#1 ttownfeen

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:55 AM

Okay, I'm bumping this thread, and I have a legit copy of windows xp sp2, so please help. I got a message saying something about system32/config/system was corrupted and I found how to fix the problem using repair console online, so I did that. Windows started fine, but now my window is tiny (doesn't take up the whole screen), but I've been down this road before. I just have to reinstall my graphics card driver from the CD, but when I go to do that I get the message that is in the topic. So I search this topic on the internet and find out I need to fix something called dcomcnfg. I found the info from this link:

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59046

But after step 3, the window closes out, so now I'm stuck.

(I'm very frustrated because I have to do something like this every few weeks. Granted, this is aged copy of windows (came with the computer that was manufactured in Sept. 2003), but I'm getting sick of tired have to fix some issue or another. I'm starting to see why people flock to Macs.)

Can you guys help me please?

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#2 ttownfeen

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:24 PM

BUMPing to add some more information.

Anytime I try to install the driver from the driver cd I got from Dell, I get the following message:

"The Installshield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched. The RPC server is unavailable."

Looking up the error online, I found information about configuring DCOM server, but that is missing from the list that pulls up from Services.msc.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:42 PM

Does Dell have an updated driver on their support site insted of the old one on your CD?
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:00 PM

Have you tried running a repair on the system? You probably got infected.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

Does Dell have an updated driver on their support site insted of the old one on your CD?


Yes, there was. That driver installed fined but I'm still having problems with InstallShield.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:32 PM

Try this: Reinstalling InstallShield

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:20 PM

Thanks, I'll get to that. For some reason, I'm having to download service pack 2 again.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:18 PM

Ill bet you will be reinstalling XP. Back em up if you can just to be sure.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:48 PM

That would be no big deal. I've only had to do it three times this past year. I think I'm through with Windows now.




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