What else could it be?

By hoerster ยท 35 replies
Apr 8, 2009
  1. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    I don't understand all of your last post but did you do the 2 Downloads on the bottom of post #24?

    I do understand repair permissions ran OK the mentioned items are normal.

    The first XML Core Services should run and install normally, or state it is already installed or up to date.

    The second one WindowsUpdateAgent must be saved to Desktop and run from the run Command. I forgot this in the other post. If you ran it run it again as below.


    Copy the line in the codebox below and paste to Run command.
    "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" /norestart /wuforce
    When the above finishes paste the below into the run command and click OK!
    slmgr.vbs -rearm
    Only after these have completed should SP2 be attempted again and then on a fresh reboot with nothing else open.

  2. hoerster

    hoerster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    From Post #24

    The link (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/t...displayLang=en) did not Install it had the following:
    *** Windows Installer - Error opening installation log file.
    Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable. ***

    The the link to install SP2- It gets all the way to the end reboots and again fails to install. Error 0x004f013 ***
  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

  4. hoerster

    hoerster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    From Post #26

    The first run command ran fine.

    The second run command had the following: Error:0xC004F025 Access denied: the requested action requires elvated privileges.

    I will do the link and redo the steps again and let you know.

    Thanks Again
  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Lisa go into Control panel User accounts and turn Off UAC (User Accont Control) and reboot then run it again.

    Turn back on after we are finished!

  6. hoerster

    hoerster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Mike UAC is off the (slmgr.vbs -rearm) command ran fine. :grinthumb You Rock
    Finally I feel like something did what it was supposed to on this PC.

    Now I reboot and repeat you steps in post 24?
  7. hoerster

    hoerster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey mike, SP2 and all winupdates are now installed. Do I just watch and see if it freezes or was that just another step in something? Let me know.
    I got your PM but still so new I couldn't reply.
  8. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Fantastic job!

    Ok now that you have SP2 you should now update via win update. There will be SP2 updates.

    And yes we wait!

  9. hoerster

    hoerster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It froze up again... It will usually start within the first 10-15 minutes after a reboot.
  10. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Is there any pattern at all to when it happens, or do you have any suspicions.

    Does it do it if you do not get on the internet and/or run Graphics programs like games, photos videos etc.

    A test for above would be to run a long scan say a full MBAM and SAS scan on boot before running anything else or opening the Internet.

    Do below!

    Do a System Restore point!

    Then do this also!

    Add a redundant Reg backup, get and install ERUNT let it add itself to startup and do a backup on install check all boxes.

    ERUNT http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
    Yes! Even if you use system restore and other backups Registry and Images.

    Then go into Device Manager and print or note all settings on the Video Adapter Name etc then rt click and uninstall it.

    Then reboot it should automatically reinstall on boot. Test for problem.

  11. hoerster

    hoerster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Quick Story

    Mike, I want to first thank you for working this out with me. I think sometimes... they have more fish in the skillet to fry. I just want to thank you again for pulling me out of the pan.:D

    4 months ago I bought this homemade system from my husbands friend... We (teenage girls included) played Half life, bishock, jammed on music. It was great ..... no problems. I have an ipod so I went upload my songs on the new system. Everything was fine until I started to remove things (I thought) were unnessary. Some silly purple cake games and a few Softwares he had on here.

    It hosed up a like two times during removing of programs. I formated (I think)and reinstalled the OS. Did all 121 WinUpdates (O-M-Gosh) and it still frooze. I called MS Tech support, spoke with somelady in some other country... 3 days thent went on.Safe mode, disabling drivers, going here, doing this... Finally she told me to boot to CMOS and leave it there for hao ever long to see if it frezed... Well I'm not a genuis, but nothing goes on with the ssystm in CMOS. Just the time, Right?

    Wll 24 hours was long enough. No freezes. :dead:

    There really is no real pattern... It will hose sometimes before the desktop pops
    up. I can be running nothing at all. Except the gadgets on the sidebar and it will hose. Nothing is maxed out on the CPU reader aand if it is hosed for 10 minutes the internal clock doesn't notice it. The times goes right back in sync and if I had hit a hotkey during the freeze it will load when it gets unstuck.

    I really haven't kept up with my education after grad. I was thinking a busline collision... I don't know...
    In safe mode I can run scans, updates and have the youtube (no sound) playing a word doc in process. Nothing, but within 10-15 min. in NorMod 2 or more apps. start going and within a few mins. hose. I booted up about first time today 30 mins. ago.
    I will do the steps below and see what happens, if you think of somethin before then... :approve:
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