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#1 Fullbrain

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:36 AM

I re-installed Win XP sp2 on a machine and have setup errors. I have never encountered this problem before. I work for a school district so I have re-installed numerous times. This one has me stumped.

I reformatted the hard drive with the long format option.
I installed Win XP Pro sp2.
Installed Office 2003, Endpoint protection, VideoLan, Google Earth and a typing program.
Installed all the Windows and Microsoft updates that were required and then some including Win XP sp3.
My ADD AND REMOVE programs is blank. All other buttons work on the left side of the screen function.
There are entries in the registry key under the UNINSTALL
Tried to run JET4.0 to correct the dll that are missing. The message I received was that my versions were newer than what was trying to update.

Errors all read much the same for various dll files.

Error: Setup could not register the OLE control c:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll because of the following error:
Load Library returned error 126 (the specified module could not be found).

This is only one of the 15 dll files with this error.

One other error type is the following:
Error: Setup could not register the OLE Control C:\windows\system32\swprv.dll because of the following error:
DllInstall returned error 2147549183 (8000ffff).

Any help or ideas would make my day! Thanks in advance.

Edited by Fullbrain, 08 October 2010 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:52 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

First thought...hard drive.

Second thought...PSU.

Third thought...CMOS battery.

Any of the above can, IME, produce flaky rsults on a system.

I would run the appropriate manufacturer's diagnostic on the hard drive, as a first step.

Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox - http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/bootabl...iagnostics.html

What prompted the reinstall effort?

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:15 PM

re-installed because I wanted a clean image to ghost. The pc has been here for some time and had some issues with a program hanging. That program was nowhere to be found in ADD & REMOVE. Couldn't find an uninstaller for it. So I thought I would bite the bullet and redo the machine. I tried taking WIN XP sp 3 off. Still flaky.

Will check the other suggestions tho. Thanks.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:16 PM

I work for a school district so I have re-installed numerous times.


I would have slipstreamed sp3 into the xp install disk

If the hard drive tests ok?

It's best to install sp3 first, not after you've loaded anything like Endpoint protection

Make sure the install disk and optical drive are in prime condition, even a bad ide cable can cause glitches
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:23 PM

If the hard drive checks out then i would perform the following:


How to Test your RAM



Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to check whether your system's RAM (Ramdom Access Memory) is working properly. Bad RAM can lead to a whole host of problems, often which do not appear to have a single cause -- appearing as systemwide glitches, blue screens, and other system trouble. MemTest86+ provides a very good detection mechanism for failed RAM, and is about as good a test you get short of actually replacing the module itself.

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Please perform these steps from a separate, working, machine.Perform these steps on the problem machine.
  • Put your CD in the drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive. If you are unable to force a CDRom boot, reply with the make and model of your machine and I should be able to get you exact instructions.
  • If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:
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  • If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:
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    On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to run overnight. Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.
  • Check the MemTest screen for any reported errors. Errors will appear as RED warnings at the bottom of the screen, similar to the following screenshot:
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  • Hard-Reset the machine, removing the MemTest disk in the process.
If you didn't get an error screen, Congratulations! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

Ran CHDSK and fixed indexing errors.
Ran Repair with a different install disk for Win XP Pro.

The problem has gone away. Another cyber mystery.

Thanks for your replies. There were many "lookers", but you were the only takers!

Edited by Fullbrain, 08 October 2010 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:06 PM

LOL...we're not frightened off easily :thumbsup:.

Hope that takes care of it!

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