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Windows 7: Error message says C Program Files \Common Files\System\wab32 fault

4 Weeks Ago   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Error message says C Program Files \Common Files\System\wab32 fault

Hello


I know I can't put the full text error in the subject. After a backup of a working HD, the target
gave this and other errors which said Windows failed to start. So opening the detail
it says the following:


[A box looking for Winmail which I don't use.]


and the error description C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\wab32.dll


fault module name ntdll.dll


I can't describe it any better.


In sum, Widows wouldn't get past this.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi loninappleton,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton;3451476I know I can't put the full text error in the subject. After a backup of a working HD, the target gave this and other errors which said Windows failed to start. So opening the detail it says the following:

[A box looking for Winmail which I don't use.

and the error description C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\wab32.dll

fault module name ntdll.dll

I can't describe it any better.

In sum, Widows wouldn't get past this.
Have you tried a Restore Point prior to this happening?
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

hi

please navigate to the system folder,
are the wab32 details the same description/size, see screenshot



Roy


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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

dll is in 2 system folders on x64 systems, backwards compatibility with x32-x86 programs
click start orb lower-left screen
easy to access location:
copy and paste bold italic text into searchbox, click on it when it appears
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System
screenshot or snippet
capture
upload
Bill
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, I'll work on this with one of the faulty disks. But I've proceded to do a 'Nuke and pave" with
one of the faulting drives.


Correction on the topic: This is an error in Exploere-- anything to do with doing a search
from the Win7 icon on the desktop. Everything else on the system works. I tried a restore by
using the "Everything" file search program and also msconfig through the desktop method of WinKey+R.


Nothing had worked.


But I think I know what might be happeneing: Usually I never put programs in Start. But one installation
of Everything showed that it was in the TSR mode: load and stay resident with the Start programs.
Since Explorer and Everything do similar things, could that cause a conflict?


I'm sold on the Everything program. But I may have to isolate it such as using from a USB.


I'll get to checking on Last Good Config but as usual it won't be in the next five minutes. It may
take a while for me to get back to it since I'm simply doing what I have to get things saved.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

here they are from Program files and program files (x86).


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Error message says C Program Files \Common Files\System\wab32 fault-wab32.png   Error message says C Program Files \Common Files\System\wab32 fault-wab-part-2.png  
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

Those screenshots look good.

I actually think your onto to something in regard to the Everything program.
If its interacting with explorer and either delaying/stopping a program that requires wab
Such as Office2007. - uses/includes winmail

can you find the error in event viewer should give us more info.


Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I can't recall if I attempted to uninstall Everything then reinstall it. During error times the reaction is to do everything fast and fail to document.


Where I night be now from past experience is to reinstall everything, uninstall it and reinstall
without being in start.


I'll take another look.


I'm not familiar with using event viewer but it sounds like trace. Over the years I wisht I knew
about such a thing. Remembering I cannot use Explorer on this HD how do I get to Event Viewer.
Is it in Task Manager?
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I took another look. This series of errors may have beaten me. I'm tapped out.
I got the Windows not genuine error and could not use the rearm routine.


The disk may be hosed at root level.



Is it possible to do like I mentioned with the Everything program with Explorer: just delete the

explorer.exe and stop the blocking?


I can find explorer.exe using the Everything program but I do not know which among the multiple entries
to zap. Nor do I know how to put it back-- perhaps from another HD with a simple copy and replace.


There's just too many things to juggle in this. Like McCoy with Spock's brain. :-/



I'll check Crystal disk info, but I recall that reading good. I'm very close to just doing a wipe
and forgetting it.


--

Crystal dik info reports disk ok Blue in the Good. But I got it used and it's a high hours reading.


As we go I'll try what you mentioned on the trace routine but I think it needs to be zeroed. I move HDs around to similar MSI motherboards I have. No compatibility issues like in the past. But I never know what'sgoing on behind the scenes with M$. Win7 has been stable for me for a long time.
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