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Windows 7: Mum and cat files request

07 Apr 2014   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

There are a huge number of errors in the CBS.log (despite the fact that a search only defines 16 errors, each is derived from a number of others.)

Have you considered the idea of a Repair install? - I am pretty certain that it would fix your problems, and result in a decent working OS< rather than one which is likely to be flaky for the foreseeable future!

See the instructions here for details of what's involved.
Repair Install


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07 Apr 2014   #12
ollie2001

Windows 8.1 64 Bit
 
 

I tried that, but it came up saying it didn't know what language to install I suspect it's due to it being an OEM build and I just have a vanilla Win7 Home Prem SP1 x64 disc. It's a friends laptop, so I don't want to wipe and start again (even though that's what I'd do with my equipment...)

I have built another donor Win7 Home Prem SP1 x64 machine, if you can identify which files I need to replace, I can attempt that? I can even slave the OS drive into another machine to replace the files in case the files I need to replace are in use?
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07 Apr 2014   #13
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Unfortunately, Windows Updates are designed not to be capable of over-installs, to prevent what used to be known as dll-hell.


Here's (half of) the significant error-sequence in the log

[CODE]2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000003e Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"de-DE", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000003f Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"el-GR", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000040 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"es-ES", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000041 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-WorkspaceRuntime.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"nl-NL", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000042 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"de-DE", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000043 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"it-IT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000044 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - microsoft-windows-RemoteFX-remoteclient-files-regkeys-component.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"pt-PT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000045 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"zh-TW", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000046 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopClient-WinIP-Deployment-LanguagePack, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"nl-NL", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000047 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"ru-RU", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000048 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"el-GR", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000049 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"es-ES", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000004a Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - microsoft-windows-RemoteFX-remoteclient-files-regkeys-component.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"de-DE", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000004b Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"it-IT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000004c Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"pt-PT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000004d Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"zh-TW", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000004e Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - microsoft-windows-RemoteFX-remoteclient-files-regkeys-component.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"zh-TW", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000004f Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"fr-FR", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000050 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"ru-RU", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000051 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-WorkspaceRuntime.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"el-GR", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000052 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopClient-WinIP-Deployment-LanguagePack, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"el-GR", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000053 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"de-DE", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000054 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-WorkspaceRuntime.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"it-IT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000055 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"pt-PT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000056 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"zh-TW", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000057 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopClient-WinIP-Deployment-LanguagePack, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"it-IT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000058 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"fr-FR", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000059 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"he-IL", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000005a Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"ru-RU", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000005b Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - microsoft-windows-RemoteFX-remoteclient-files-regkeys-component.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"es-ES", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000005c Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"de-DE", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000005d Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-WorkspaceRuntime.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"pt-PT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000005e Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"zh-TW", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 0000005f Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - microsoft-windows-RemoteFX-remoteclient-files-regkeys-component.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"ru-RU", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000060 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktopClient-WinIP-Deployment-LanguagePack, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"pt-PT", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000061 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"he-IL", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000062 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-ClientActiveXCore.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"ru-RU", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Info CSI 00000063 Changelist shadowed missing its manifest - Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-TerminalServicesClient.Resources, Version = 7.1.7601.16398, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture = [l:10{5}]"es-ES", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Error CSI 00000064@2014/4/7:18:07:01.286 (F) d:\win7sp1_gdr\base\wcp\componentstore\csd_winners.cpp(935): Error STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE originated in function OriginateManifestsMissingError expression: (null)
[gle=0x80004005]
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Error CSI 00000065 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #106325# from CCSDirectTransaction::PerformChangeAnalysis(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Error CSI 00000066 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #106324# from CCSDirectTransaction::PrepareForCommit(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Error CSI 00000067 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #106323# from CCSDirectTransaction::ExamineTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Error CSI 00000068 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #106322# from CCSDirectTransaction_IRtlTransaction::ExamineTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:01, Error CSI 000000b4@2014/4/7:18:07:01.941 (F) d:\win7sp1_gdr\base\wcp\componentstore\csd_winners.cpp(935): Error STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE originated in function OriginateManifestsMissingError expression: (null)
[gle=0x80004005]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000b5 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #125215# from CCSDirectTransaction::PerformChangeAnalysis(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000b6 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #125214# from CCSDirectTransaction::PrepareForCommit(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000b7 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #125213# from CCSDirectTransaction::GenerateComponentChangeList(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000b8 (F) STATUS_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE #125212# from Windows::COM::CPendingTransaction::ExtractInformationFromRtlTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150024]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000b9 (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE) #105686# from Windows::COM::CPendingTransaction::IStorePendingTransaction_Analyze(...)[gle=0x8007371b]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000ba (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE) #104908# from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction::ICSITransaction_Commit(Flags = 47 (0x0000002f), pSink = NULL, disp = 0, coldpatching = FALSE)[gle=0x8007371b]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CSI 000000bb (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE) #104907# 2446332 us from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction_ICSITransaction::Commit(flags = 0x0000002f, pSink = NULL, disp = 0)
[gle=0x8007371b]
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Info CBS Setting ExecuteState key to: ExecuteStateNone
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Info CBS Setting RollbackFailed flag to 0
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Info CBS Clearing HangDetect value
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Info CBS Saved last global progress. Current: 0, Limit: 1, ExecuteState: ExecuteStateNone
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Info CBS Exec: Restoring driver operations because of a CSI commit failure.
2014-04-07 19:07:02, Error CBS Exec: Failed to pend CSI transaction because transactions cannot be merged: 0. [HRESULT = 0x8007371b - ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE]
[\CODE]


I suspect that somewhere along the way of your repairs, you've managed to corrupt the basic install to the point that the system is no longer sure what it's supposed to be - or perhaps the original user installed a hack to bypass language restrictions and that is now coming back to bite.

Many of the above errors I would expect to produce equivalent errors in the CheckSUR report, which could allow subsequent repair - this doesn't seem to be the case here.
Registry corruption may be the prime cause, and such corruption is notoriously difficult to isolate and fix in the absence of specific tools. One thing is totally certain - NO registry 'cleaner' can assist! Such tools may even be the cause of the problem in the first place.
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07 Apr 2014   #14
ollie2001

Windows 8.1 64 Bit
 
 

I remember clearing a few "PC optimisation" type tools off of this laptop a few months ago, so maybe they led to it's demise. The OS works perfectly fine, it's just I fear this single Windows update and maybe future one's will fail to install.

Is it worth running SFC from another good machine with the HDD of this faulty one slaved in? Using offbootdir/offwindir? Would that aid the repair at all?

Also, are the registry specific tools you mention freely available or are they costly?
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07 Apr 2014   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Not a chance, I'm afraid.

The errors will not be cured by anything short of pretty major surgery, and may only be the tip of the iceberg.
I am actually amazed at how much corruption is required to make Windows fall over in a major way - and a year or so in the WU forum here has persuaded me that repair (or even clean) installs are sometimes inevitable in order to avoid larger problems down the line.

It's fairly certain that with this type of error present, Windows Update will barf on at least come (if not all) updates in the near future - you could always try installing tomorrow's batch and see what happens!
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08 Apr 2014   #16
ollie2001

Windows 8.1 64 Bit
 
 

Took a backup of all user data and rebuilt! Thanks for your help Noel!
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10 Apr 2014   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

You're welcome - good luck with the new install!
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