No, I did not want to re-install all my applications, so I chose "Upgrade."
Did I mention that when I attempt to boot into SAFE Mode I get the same error message? Not able to complete the boot.
A good version of cryptui.dll should be on the Upgrade DVD, but I have found no way to substitute it for the bad one even if I could find it. I am able to run a CMD window from the DVD, but have forgotten most of the DOS commands I once knew. Perhaps just deleting the corrupted file would render the problem "fixable" by the "Repair your copmputer" function off the DVD. It does find the Windows 7 install. The "Memory Test" option scans memory with no reported errors.
What happened to the "Repair Install" feature of previous Windows Install and Upgrade disks?
Edited by Bill Russell, 03 February 2011 - 12:05 AM.