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#1 steingis

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

i was going to format and start again but i dont have the disc

ive tried going into c: drive - i386 folder - winnt32 but it after it starts i keep getting error 1722

ive tried dban boot and nuke, made the cd and it boots up then just stops and does nothing

any suggestions?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

If it is a Dell, just buy a CD (about $12). If it is not, create a bootable DOS flash drive ( http://www.megaleecher.net/Make_Bootable_USB ), copy the i386 folder to it, boot it, and try it that way.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

Java Installer Error -
Error 1722 is an InstallShield error code. It indicates that the installation process has failed.
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ONE SOLUTION ..............
Please follow the steps below for resolving this issue.
1.Remove any traces of the failed Java installation by Uninstalling Java
2.Download and install the Windows Offline Installer Package.

Next -
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall << M/soft Fix It Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled
Here are some instructions on running this tool:
1. Click on the green "Run Now" > "Run" button on the site linked above.
2. Run the program downloaded
3. Click the Accept button
4. Microsoft Fix It will scan the machine for Windows Install or Uninstall issues
5. Select "Detect problems and let me select the fixes to apply"
6. Select "Uninstalling" or "Installing"
7. Select your problem from the programs listed and click Next
8. Select "Yes, try Uninstall" or "Install"
9. Make sure all the Listed isses are checked and click Next
10. You will get a result status notifying you that the process succeeded.
11. Select one of the feedback options and click Next
12. Click the Close button

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:12 AM

on step 9 how do you select them all? i can only select 1 at a time. i fixed java 7 update 9 and java updater but when i run

winnt32 i still get error 1722

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:14 AM

If it is a Dell, just buy a CD (about $12). If it is not, create a bootable DOS flash drive ( http://www.megaleecher.net/Make_Bootable_USB ), copy the i386 folder to it, boot it, and try it that way.


i tried booting from usb before on this computer but it just loaded up normally

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

What is the make and model of the PC?
Then, I can know the specifics of what you need to do.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

lenovo 3000 n100 model no. 0689 its an oldie :)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

The upgraded BIOS will let you boot from USB: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS000968
You choose the USB device by pressing F12 while the Lenovo logo is on the screen.
The unit should also have a Rescue and Recovery utility to put it back to factory. Have you tried using the Lenovo Care button?
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

ive just started the lenovo care restore back to factory settings. will that get rid of any viruses on there too?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

98% of them!
When it's done, immediately run a copy of TDSSKiller ( http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208280684 ), click on the change parameters link, check the box for detect TDLFS filesystem, then run the scan. Tell it to remove or quarantine anything it finds.
On that system, you should also uninstall Java, Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and any other junk you don't want. Then in IE do Tools -> Windows Update and be prepared for a LOT of updates. Keep going back until it says there aren't any more.
I would suggest Microsoft Security Essentials for antivirus (its free and very good): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-essentials-download

Edited by DavisMcCarn, 03 December 2012 - 01:18 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

when i try to update i get Error number: 0x80244019

i looked up resolution here for that error message http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885819/en-gb

but i dont understand what its asking me to do

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Did you run TDSSKiller like I asked you to?
Run the Microsoft safety Scanner: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968091
After you KNOW the system is clean (both of the above find nothing), you need to manually download and install XP SP3: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24
Then try Windows Update again.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

The Lenovo Care solution...seems to be problemtical for many users.

http://www.google.com/search?q=lenovo+3000+n100&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-ContextMenu&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADFA_enUS403#hl=en&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:en-us%3AIE-ContextMenu&rlz=1I7ADFA_enUS403&sclient=psy-ab&q=lenovo+3000+n100+restore+to+factory&oq=lenovo+3000+n100+restore+to+factory&gs_l=serp.12..0i22l2.0.0.1.532.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.C_QgZ796dos&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=2b72666ff0e4cc03&bpcl=39650382&biw=1280&bih=759

If you used Dban...I would suspect that deleted any files that might be needed for a proper reocvery using files on the system.

It seems that your best bet would be to obtain reocvery disks, IMO.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 08 December 2012 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

He's past that already; but, either has an MBR Trojan that survived the recovery or is bumping into the fact that M$ no longer supports SP2. I know he needs Installer 3.1 and the newer Windows Update. The first will happen with SP3; the second in the first round of updates afterwards.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Did you run TDSSKiller like I asked you to?
Run the Microsoft safety Scanner: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968091
After you KNOW the system is clean (both of the above find nothing), you need to manually download and install XP SP3: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24
Then try Windows Update again.


yup first thing i did was run tdsskiller then i tried updating through ie when that didnt work i tried to manually install sp3 same error message




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