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Windows 7: Windows 7 keeping updating 7 updates

18 Jan 2013   #11
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lodea View Post
When I tried to do an SFC scan per the instructions - I get the message "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service". I noticed it said c:/Windows/system32 when I am running 64-bit. Not sure that matters.
That's normal


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18 Jan 2013   #12
NoelDP

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It looks to me as if your COMPONENTS registry hive is corrupted -
Code:
 
2012-04-04 15:16:31, Info                  CBS    Loaded Servicing Stack v6.1.7601.17592 with Core: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\cbscore.dll
2012-04-04 15:16:31, Info                  CBS    Failed to load the COMPONENTS hive from 'C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS' into registry key 'HKLM\COMPONENTS'. [HRESULT = 0x800703f9 - ERROR_NOT_REGISTRY_FILE]
2012-04-04 15:16:31, Info                  CBS    Failed to load WCP DLL. [HRESULT = 0x800703f9 - ERROR_NOT_REGISTRY_FILE]
2012-04-04 15:16:31, Info                  CBS    Failed to initialize the Core DLL: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\cbscore.dll [HRESULT = 0x800703f9 - ERROR_NOT_REGISTRY_FILE]
2012-04-04 15:16:31, Info                  CBS    Failed to initialize CBS Core. [HRESULT = 0x800703f9 - ERROR_NOT_REGISTRY_FILE]
Please run the following commands and post the results....

DIR C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.*
DIR C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.* /AH
ATTRIB C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.*
ICACLS C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.*

It may give a clue as to how bad the corruption is.
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19 Jan 2013   #13
lodea

windows 7 4-bit
 
 

Here are the results of the commands you posted. Hope it helps!!!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>DIR C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.*
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 544F-7C85

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\config

04/03/2012 05:13 PM 35,127,296 components
1 File(s) 35,127,296 bytes
0 Dir(s) 195,164,553,216 bytes free

C:\Windows\system32>DIR C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.* /AH
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 544F-7C85

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\config

07/14/2009 02:52 AM 1,024 COMPONENTS.LOG
04/03/2012 05:13 PM 262,144 COMPONENTS.LOG1
07/13/2009 09:34 PM 0 COMPONENTS.LOG2
3 File(s) 263,168 bytes
0 Dir(s) 195,164,356,608 bytes free

C:\Windows\system32>ATTRIB C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.*
A C:\Windows\System32\config\components
A H C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.LOG
A H C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.LOG1
A H C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.LOG2

C:\Windows\system32>ICACLS C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.*
C:\Windows\System32\config\components NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(F)

C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.LOG NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(F)

C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.LOG1 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(F)

C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.LOG2 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(I)(F)
BUILTIN\Administrators:(I)(F)

Successfully processed 4 files; Failed processing 0 files

C:\Windows\system32>
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19 Jan 2013   #14
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The 'components' file hasn't been updated since early last year - and it should be updated at least at every boot.

I think you are going to have to do a repair install to fix this.
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