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Windows 7: Usb Issues

31 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
Usb Issues

Hi guys My first post.

I would do an introduction, but I feel that'd get off topic so I'll get to the point

Firstly, I'm not sure this is the correct forum. I saw a fair few that I thought this problem of mine would suit. But I THINK this is the most appropriate. Sorry if it isn't. Anyway, down to the problem.

I recently acquired Halo 2 for Windows Vista (CHRISTMAS PRESENT! ) but I ran into a problem that required me to perform this proceedure.
Run Command Prompt (run as Administrator):

Type: net stop cryptsvc and hit enter

You will receive a message stating that the service was stopped.

Navigate to your LocalDrive:/Windows/System32 and rename the "catroot2" folder to "cr2old"

Once it is renamed, go back to command prompt and run this command: net start cryptsvc which will restart the Cryptographic Services:

The above steps may work, however I have noticed that if it does when you exit to the desktop then try to relaunch or reboot the PC the error may come back. If this is true then the steps below have been so far successful.

1. Delete all the tmp*.cat files in the following folders (use the search option on the top right corner of the screen to find and delete the files):

%systemroot%\system32\CatRoot\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE} (there may be no files in this folder if that’s the case then only worry about the next folder)

%systemroot%\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE} (if no items are found then go to the next step)

2. Delete all the kb*.cat files in the following folders (use the search option on the top right corner of the screen to find and delete the files):

%systemroot%\System32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE} ( A pop up will ask that you need admin rights to delete, accept and delete, you may notice that they were deleted however still appear, if you refresh the screen they will be gone)

%systemroot%\System32\CatRoot\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE} (again skip if there is no files in the folders)

3. Delete all the oem*.* files from the %systemroot%\inf folder. (again use the search option on the top right hand corner of the screen to find and delete the files)

4. At the command prompt (Run as Administrator), type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.

A) net stop cryptsvc

B) Next, Navigate to your LocalDrive:/Windows/System32 and delete the renamed Catroot2 folder we made previously and keep the “Catroot2” file

C) ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2

D) net start cryptsvc

Exit Command Prompt

5. Run halo 2
Once I finished I was able to play my game. However, the next time I turned on the computer, I found that most of the usb devices i plugged in were unable to work. I suspected that the fix i performed above had something to do with it. When I had a look at the system32 folder, I noticed that the catroot2 folder hadn't been recreated (and yes, cryptographic services had been turned back on). Also the original files have been permanently deleted after a bit of research on the catroot2 folder, I discovered that it did have a bit to do with drivers.

So my question is, does anyone know a fix that will let me get my system back to normal, without me having to reinstall windows? (And yes I've tried reinstalling the drivers.)


PS: Sorry for the bubbly demeanor, but I just downed a large bag of sour skittles it's been ages since I'd had them last

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