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Windows 7: SFC found corrupt files after Windows update - never had any before

10 Dec 2014   #21
dave1977nj

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The same thing happened to me also. Microsoft needs to get their shit together.


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10 Dec 2014   #22
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nine9s View Post
I also checked event viewer and found:

The Cryptographic Services service failed to initialize the Catalog Database. The ESENT error was: -1305.

It was timed stamped at same time as my uninstall of KB 3004394.
I had the same error, only 1 instance. Relevant info: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/13677


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From what I can tell, the KB3004394 update does not install a catalog file on 64-bit windows 7. It does on Windows 8.1 (C:\Windows\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\Package_1_for_KB3004394~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0.cat), so VBox works fine there.

The result of the missing .cat file is that VBox (nor SysInternal's SigCheck.exe for that matter) is not able to verify the authenticity of c:\windows\system32\crypt32.dll and wintrust.dll. If we cannot find any valid signature for the files, we have to assume that they have been tampered with and are forced to abort application loading. These two dlls are important for validating other components, so there is absolutely no way we can ignore this.

Until Microsoft fixes the KB3004394 update on Windows 7, the only solution is to revert/uninstall it.
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10 Dec 2014   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The culprit is kb3004394. Do a system restore to the restore point that was created before the update and 'hide'
kb3004394 next time when the updates appear (which will be pretty soon after the restore).
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10 Dec 2014   #24
nine9s

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Even though I uninstalled the specific update, I decided to reinstall my last image. During its update, KB3004394 was no longer offered, but the same amount of Windows Security updates for x64 were offered. So I assume MicroSOft replaced the bad update with a different one (but if people cannot update with the bad one, I am not sure what will happen to people who did get the update and do not know to uninstall it.)
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10 Dec 2014   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Microsoft pulled the KB3004394 just a couple of hours ago from their servers.
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11 Dec 2014   #26
klettr

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I want to say thanks to all who found that bad update

my problem started about 20h ago, when PC lost internet connection. when i tried to run troubleshoot it failed with error 0x800706f7
so i did some google-doodle and found may solutions to fix it (like CMD run, which failed to fix a found error or form "services" to set cryptographic service to automatic ,but as it happend, mine was on auto...) , but at the end all of those failed.
Somehow i stumbled on this topic and so i found a solution for my problem, just uninstalling a KB3004394 and voila, everything works well now.

Thank you all again.
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11 Dec 2014   #27
nine9s

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by klettr View Post
I want to say thanks to all who found that bad update

my problem started about 20h ago, when PC lost internet connection. when i tried to run troubleshoot it failed with error 0x800706f7
so i did some google-doodle and found may solutions to fix it (like CMD run, which failed to fix a found error or form "services" to set cryptographic service to automatic ,but as it happend, mine was on auto...) , but at the end all of those failed.
Somehow i stumbled on this topic and so i found a solution for my problem, just uninstalling a KB3004394 and voila, everything works well now.

Thank you all again.
Usually you can get quick solutions to widespread problems, but this was new just yesterday, so nothing was out until later in the day. So I guess everyone was grasping for straws until the problem was isolated. I am glad I found solution from others in this thread.

Also, I guess it is a lesson not to update with Windows Updates until a day or two after they first appear. I always installed them as soon as I saw them, but I think I will wait a a day or two now, and search for each one to make sure no problems. Pain and will take time on large, in number, updates, but worth the time to prevent stuff like this.
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11 Dec 2014   #28
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Does this affect Windows 8 updates as well?

I saw a thing that said "KB3004394", and didn't realize my system was affected, does this have to do with why my system locks up 30 seconds into logging into my desktop?
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11 Dec 2014   #29
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HoneycombAG View Post
Does this affect Windows 8 updates as well?
No. Win 8, 8.1 & Server 2012 are (supposedly) not affected by KB3004394 and are still available for those platforms on M$ servers:
Attachment 342876
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13 Dec 2014   #30
ohaiman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think this may be apart of my problem here. IE 11 stopped working for me. My last update included KB3004394.

Here's the error messages I get:

2014-12-13 12:27:26, Info CSI 000001fa [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2014-12-13 12:27:26, Info CSI 000001fc [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"explorer.exe.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-explorer.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64 (10), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-12-13 12:27:27, Info CSI 000001fe [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"explorer.exe.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-explorer.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64 (10), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-12-13 12:27:27, Info CSI 000001ff [SR] This component was referenced by [l:266{133}]"Microsoft-Windows-WindowsFoundation-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.1.7601.17514.Windows Foundation Language Pack"


2014-12-13 12:28:37, Info CSI 0000031a [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2014-12-13 12:28:37, Info CSI 0000031c [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"explorer.exe.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-explorer.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64 (10), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-12-13 12:28:37, Info CSI 0000031e [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"explorer.exe.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-explorer.Resources, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64 (10), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-12-13 12:28:37, Info CSI 0000031f [SR] This component was referenced by [l:266{133}]"Microsoft-Windows-WindowsFoundation-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.1.7601.17514.Windows Foundation Language Pack"

Do you guys think it's due to the bad windows update?
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