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Failed Windows Update. WININET.dll missing.

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#1 Sandalman3000


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

A failed windows update (Caused by a hard reset happening while the windows update was restarting). I ignored the disc check and the computer got stuck on congifuring files step 3 of 3.


After that failed I went through the disc check in which a lot of indexes were found to be corrupted (Possibly wrong word here). After the disc check I start up the computer and I was greeted with multiple messages about WININET.dll missing on multiple programs. 


I cannot run half of my programs, and google chrome will not load webpages. I cannot complete the windows update, and when I do a system restore (Tried multiple points) it fails and reverts back to the current. 


I have done a virus scan on malware bytes and came up clean.


Right now I am considering updating to windows 7 (My vista recovery disc is missing), or/and getting a new harddrive and using the new one to install programs and then transfer my data.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

Run sfc /scannow, you may get lucky and get it working properly.


Do you have the installation disc for this version of Windows?


The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Click on the Start button, then click on Run type cmd in the text box.  
You will see the following message This task will be created with administrative privileges, click on Ok, then press Enter.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
A page similar to the one below will open.
Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.  Please notice the space between sfc and the /scannow.
If the scan finds no integrity  problems in the first portion of the scan it should stop, to be sure that the scan has stopped wait five minutes, then type in exit and press Enter to stop the scan.
When the scan is finished please post the log of this scan.
To find sfc /scannow log, type cmd in the Search programs and files box, 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps., right click on it and choose Run as administrator, this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.  This will look simlare to the image below.
copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box, then press Enter.  
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Click on this to open the log, copy it and paste it in your topic. 

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