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Windows 7: Driver update corrupting bootcat.cache file causing Stop 6b at boot

09 Jun 2017   #1
Modifyinc

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Driver update corrupting bootcat.cache file causing Stop 6b at boot

What would cause a driver update to modify and corrupt the bootcat.cache file resulting in a Stop 6b error during bootup? I'm confident it's related to the Realtek audio driver. Initially, I can successfully reboot the PC and everything will appear fine, but after sometime the bootcat.cache file will change. I try to check the file intermittently to see if or when it changes so I can restore my good copy. If I don't restore the original good copy, on the next boot, Windows will not load and gives me the dreaded Stop 6b error. To get back into windows, I restore the good copy that I have backed up now just for this issue. What I find strange is that if I delete the bootcat.cache file, Windows is suppose to recreate it during boot, but it never does. I figured it would at least create the same bad version of the file. Also, the ntdll.dll file is present.

Any suggestions to pinpoint what is exactly causing the bootcat.cache file to change, and why Windows will not recreate it during boot if I delete it?

Update: Just found out that I'm missing 208 CSI Wining Component Keys. I'm assuming this could be part of the problem. Any suggestions as to how to replace the missing keys?

Thank you
Mike


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09 Jun 2017   #2
torchwood

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Hi Mike,
The only place i know you could get hold of that many missing component keys is the Sysnative forum.
Not sure if you got the details via Surt or there own tool sfcfix.
Run the sfcfix, link is in thier forum posting instructions.

Yes its highly likely to be a contributory factor for you problem

Roy
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10 Jun 2017   #3
Modifyinc

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Mike,
The only place i know you could get hold of that many missing component keys is the Sysnative forum.
Not sure if you got the details via Surt or there own tool sfcfix.
Run the sfcfix, link is in thier forum posting instructions.

Yes its highly likely to be a contributory factor for you problem

Roy
Thank you for the reply. I posted there yesterday, though I haven't heard back from anyone yet.
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10 Jun 2017   #4
torchwood

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

They do get extremly busy hang in there.

Roy
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