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Windows\Update missing from registry

Q: Windows\Update missing from registry

This is missing from my registry and i have just done a total reset of my PC "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" HP Pavillion Slimline Vista Home Premium SP2O/S 32 BitAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30Ghz2.00 GB Ram Really miffed at this done the restore 18/6 running into 19/6/09 just after midnight installed everything i thoght i had to including SP2 got up the next morning and DNS had been turned off in servicesso started it again and then tried to run updates again but to no avail just googled wtf was happening with my windows update and read to check registry and found above reg setting totally missing no sign of any kind of update reg setting at all. Does anyone know how to reinstall this into registryPLEASE HELP !!!!!!

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A: Windows\Update missing from registry

Hi, try this.
Open a command prompt and follow the instuctions:
Method 1: Register the Wups2.dll file in Windows
To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:
Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv
Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
Click OK on each verification message that you receive.
Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv
Exit the command prompt. To do this type exit, and then press ENTER

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Greetings TSF,

The Story:
Two days ago my computer got hit by malwares and Trojans. Microsoft Security Essential (both firewall and AV) got disabled and even my Windows Updater can't update. Tried cleaning the computer but it constantly restarted because the MSE "encountered a critical error" and had to restart constantly.

After looking for solutions online, I managed to clean the system of malware and viruses using the Kaspersky Rescue Disc and it cleaned the system in boot and it worked. Since this didn't fixed my MSE, I had to download a freeware Anti-Virus and Firewall. The new AV got rid of the remaining viruses and such and I also did a thorough malware clean-up after that but it still didn't fix my MSE and Updater so I decided to remove MSE.

I also noticed that some of my registry is corrupted/destroyed/missing due to the incident because I downloaded a program called Free Window Registry Repair and it gave me a list of 1,000+ HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WOW643node.. items that were categorized as "non-existent" or "missing."

Can anyone help me out?
BTW, the OS is Windows 7 64bit.

- Andre

Minor issue: My desktop icons refreshes at startup and can't stay on a certain grid when last placed after a restart, even though the 'right-click>view>auto-arrange icons' have been unchecked. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Windows Update not working and some registry missing..

Hi, I hope you did not activate the registry cleaner's "fixes" they are very dangerous Utils and their use is not recommended, far too often they get it wrong and you end up having to reinstall your OS, please leave them alone.

I am concerned you are still infected and by your last mentioned problem your user account is most likely corrupt. Please post at our security forum to be sure you are clean.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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I am having trouble downloading and installing Windows update. The error is 80244019. I did some research and found a fix with the Registry. I open Registry and drill down to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]. The folderWindows update is missing. Has anyone ran across this? How can I now even begin to fix the problem. Maybe copy from other system with same OS? Then apply fix?

A:Missing Windows Update folder in Registry

Hello rangersal,

Make sure that your issue isn't being caused by malware on the system. Follow the steps

on the below article to make sure that you don't have DNS problems.


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I need help with the final steps for repairing missing SensLogn Registry Keys to perform Windows Updates. I have performed creating look.bat and look.bat2 see info below: What do I need to do next to resolve this issue? Thanks!

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\WgaLogon]


A:How to Repair Missing "SensLogn" Registry Keys for Windows Update

Hello!Although, some of us, including me have the ability to edit the registry, I do not recommend doing this. The reason is because that editing the registry is dangerous.Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. It cannot be guaranteed that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved.

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Hello sevenforum,

I've already spend some time on this forum today but I can't find the solution to a particular registry problem I'm having.
While windows was uploading some updates yesterday, I cleaned my registry using Iolo's system mechanic tool and that's where the problems started. (I already read and understood your message: don't use those tools and stay out of your registry. A lesson I learned too late, unfortunately.)
My computer rebooted and after a couple of minutes I noticed the message: " failure configuring windows features reverting changes ". I managed to bypass this loop by running in safe mode and recover my computer to a restore point in the past.
This only worked partially: I get windows to run in normal mode but I get this message: "system failed while restoring the registry from the restore point. Restore point damaged or was deleted during restore". So it didn't restore but I can get into my windows now.

So I don't get the 'reverting change - loop' anymore, so I can access my computer but what's the mess? Well my computer is slow as hell.
Like mentioned above, I already looked around on this forum and wrote down what I already tried.
What I did so far:

1. in CMD: chkdsk /r /f
no problems found

2. in CMD: sfc/scannow
no problems found

3. Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
this trick didn't solve my problem, although I really thought it would help.

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A:Registry problem after windows update and registry optimization tool

Hello adverley and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you've tried most of the recommended ways to repair your computer. At this point you might consider a Repair Install. This should hopefully fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. You would have to re-visit the Windows Update site and reinstall a whole bunch of updates.

Repair Install

Depending on how many updates you need to reinstall, I'd recommend turning off automatic updates and manually install just a few at a time (maybe 5 or 10.) If you need to reinstall SP1 I'd start with that first as it will take care of the first 50 - 100 updates. Reboot your computer. Then start installing the first group of 5 - 10. Keep track of the KB numbers. Start with the Critical/Important updates, then the Recommended, then the Optional. Reboot after installing each group. If any problems are noted you'll know which group of updates to uninstall. Try installing one at a time, rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know which update is the problem. Leave it for last and continue with the next group. Yes, it's a lot slower doing it this way but when you're dealing with maybe 50 or more updates to be installed, this seems to work.

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I have a computer where the DHCP service will not start due to a missing dependent service.  I did some digging and found that the NetBT.sys file was missing, as well as the related Registry keys and the NetBIOS over TCP/IP service in Device Manager.
 I tried copying the NetBT.sys file over from a known good XP SP3 machine, but before I went any further, I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.  Can someone offer some suggestions to fix this without having to reload XP?

A:NetBT.sys missing, registry entries missing, and NetBIOS over TCP/IP service missing from Device Manager

For what it is worth, I pulled the netbt.sys file from a known good machine and putting it into the %Windows%\system32\drivers folder, then imported the registry keys for NetBT from the same machine.  Rebooted the computer and the "NetBIOS over TCP
IP" driver showed up in Device manager under "Non Plug-and-Play Devices".  It showed that it was started, and verified that the DHCP client server was started as well.  Everything was in good working order at that point.  Here are the registry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"DisplayName"="NetBios over Tcpip"
"Description"="NetBios over Tcpip"
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I have a windows 7 machine that we use every now and then, a recent item found that since about 03/2015 it has not been updating.  I ran many checks, re-register, Fix-its etc with not success.  It will either hang when checking for updates continually, or run and show that some items were fixed however there is still issues with the windows update reg either missing or corrupt.  I think the error code was 0x080070003.  I need some help with this as we would like to upgrade to windows 10 however it seems that this will not be accomplished with these problems.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 registry missing or corrupt

Download and run the Windows Update Readiness Tool.
I would also download and run the following 

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After scanning my PC with PC Max,I am left with:10 invalid registry file paths,and a missing default value:yourapp.exe Can anyone help,I cannot for some reason restore to an earlier date,trying to avoid a full restore(reformat) Windows XP home edition...have PC tools Spy doctor and PC tools registry checker on desktop.Thank you.Swoppy.Watford.

A:Missing registry files...windows XP.

I "presume" PC Max is a registry cleaner.

These apps are notorious for finding stray items in the registry and reporting them as errors.

In reality, there are constantly items left lying around in the registry as a result of installs/uninstalls. And, there are legitimate ones that are there for future use.

Hence, normal and nothing to worry about. 99.999999% of the time they will cause no issues.

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Checking the temporary files for the 4 users on my family?s computer (XP SP3), I noticed that there was an inordinate number of temp files for each user. Literally hundreds? I?ve never seen anything like this. I ran malware bytes, discovered a few viruses, and deleted the files. Trying to figure out how this had happened (the virus or something else) I noticed that in the registry, the file or key ?memory management? is missing from the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.

Could this have caused the problem?

Could the file be located somewhere else in the registry ? and if so, how do I find it?

How do I reinstall this file?

A:Missing file in Windows Registry

I noticed that there was an inordinate number of temp files for each userPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.===========================Could the file be located somewhere else in the registry ? and if so, how do I find it?Please note the second post where they talk about the i386 folderhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

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I've reset Winsock and reset TCP/IP. Still have the problem. Any suggestions?

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Trying to share some folders between two PC's on my network.
I can in one direction but not in the other. And it's the other direction that I need it to work.

The Issue appears to be the HTPC. When I run the network diagnostic tool on it I get,
"one or more network protocols are missing on this computer" .
I ran the trouble shooter for all the options under "Incoming connections" in each case it says the issue is resolved. However nothing has changed even after a resart. If you run the diagnostic straigt after the fix the error is still present so it's never fixed at all.

I also tried
disabling net bios of tcp/ip as per this recommendtion said Network Protocols

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
with no change after a restart

appears to be the same issue as mine with a possible solution.

My only concern is that it requires deleting parts of the registry and i'm worried of the possible consequences.

Is there no *.reg file out there that can fix this in a safer way ? Or another safer method to attempt this fix ?

A:windows socket registry entries missing

Use at your own risk. Always back up the registry.

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Hey, I've been having network issues recently, mainly an inconsistent network connection, and I've noticed that while most of the time it works fine, on certain routers, it will immediately disconnect from the router. Furthermore, when it stays connected and it cannot get Internet, nor ping anything, and I run the troubleshooter, I get the error of "Windows Socket Registry entires missing". I know that this was a well documented bug back a couple months ago, and I'm wondering, has Microsoft just not gotten around to fixing it yet? What's the tried and true solution to this at this point?

Also worthy of note is that my "Connect automatically" settings for Wireless networks are no longer being saved. I vaguely remember hearing this happen to someone else.

A:Windows Socket Registry entries missing

Do not worry what the troubleshooter states. It has never worked right from day one. See this tutorial for running sfc /scannow and the Dism fix. DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums

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i am missing this key in my registry and i was wondering if there is a way to fix this so that i can force a specific screen saver


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Hello All,

I just recently contracted a virus and opted to reformat 2 of my 3 hard drives (the 3rd was used to store documents and backups form the other 2) After reformat/install everything seemed fine until I proceeded to re-install several of my games.

Borderlands installed and proceeded to give me an error that one of the physX .dlls was missing. I managed to find the dll and get it re-installed but then another physXextensions.dll was missing which I was not able to fix, but the game itself works and plays fine.

Then I re-installed Alpha Protocol (worked fine) proceeded to install the 1.1 update and found a missing nxcooking.dll was missing (fixed and then found another)

At this point I found 2 different programs that scanned my registry and dlls and each found approximately 150 errors.

Therefore I am planning to reformat all 3 drives and re-install again, and was hoping to find some insight into this problem. Also, would another format install fix this problem or could it be worse/easier to fix?

Please help!

A:Multiple registry and missing dll errors on new re-install Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by stullz

At this point I found 2 different programs that scanned my registry and dlls and each found approximately 150 errors.

I have no idea what might cause your problem, but...............I would pay little to no attention to whatever errors are reported by a registry scan/fix program. They are notorious for finding "errors" that are meaningless and will find them on a brand new system.

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Status: 0xc0000001
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry fie is missing or corrupt

How do I fix this without using installation disks(or any other disks)??


A:Windows failed to load because the system registry fie is missing..

Microsoft's website have a Collection of repair disks, that you can download.

Download Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Are you able to boot into Safe Mode?

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One or more network protocols are missing on this computer So I did a troubleshoot and this is what it comes up with.
How do I get my network to recognize my Homegroup?
I reset the sockets and renewed the IP but I still get the same problem

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first off im a newb im not very good at this hence my problem

its an HP g6000 nothing modified.... other than a new screen due to breaking 3 years ago

ok so i decided to turn my old laptop on that for some reason (i cant remember) stopped working 2 years ago
ive decided to use it as a basic home system

it came on and went straight to windows boot manager giving me a 3 step solution to a problem

1. insert windows installation disc and restart computer.
2. choose language settings and the click next.
3 click repair your computer.

file: \windows\system32\config\system

status: 0xc0000225

info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
i dont know what this means but i dont have the install disc so i got an iso online and put it on to a 8gb flash (previously using rufus)

ive plugged it in and nothing happens just goes back to error and same 3 steps

please help

A:windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt

ive now made a boot disc which is also failing to work..

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While booting up yesterday and before the logon screen, there appeared something called "Updating Registry Items (or something close to that). This appeared for about 2 minutes during which time items counted sequentially up to about 16,500 or so. Then that finished and went to the normal logon screen.

I am just wonderiong if this normal? What is it doing when this shows up?
I have never seen this message before.
Thanks for any information.


A:Windows Registry Update Question?

Hi rstew
and welcome to Seven Forums. Yes, that is normal. Looks like you saw the Operating System cleaning up after updates have been installed. Windows was updating the registry. I have seen it on several of my computers if I have shut the PC down after updates have been installed, on the next boot it completes the tasks. Nothing to worry about. Is everything else OK with the PC?

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Hi everyone , every few days it seems my auto updates for Windows update switches back to value (2) instead of (4) which i changed to value (4) because value (2) stops the computer from automatically downloading updates which is what i want .
Even in the admin account it won't allow me to select auto updates because that option is hazed over with a transparent look, it tells me some options are handled by the administrator but i am in the admin account and i am the administrator .
Any ideas why this is happening?
Thank you

A:Windows update/ AU registry change

Before executing the following steps please create a new restore point.
Using regedit locate the following key:


- Rename the WindowsUpdate key to WindowsUpdate2
- restart the computer
- you should now be able to change the windows update settings

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I recently did an experiment and started a fresh 7 install, but with registry changes. All my programs are on a partition other than C, and so is the boot record, PowerShell, my user profile, and all Windows temp files. Some of these changes required updating the registry, while others merely required changing the Environment Variables.

Since I modified the registry and all my programs are on a separate partition, Windows Update cannot provide updates for Windows Defender; the updates just fail. All other updates work succesfully I tried to go into the registry to change the default install location for Windows Defender, but no option was available under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. From what I can tell, Windows Defender is not running at all.

Has anybody found a fix for this issue?

A:After registry changes, Windows Defender cannot update

I had a Defender issue kind of like that....Is your Event Viewer working? Mine was not and when I managed to Google a fix and tried it Defender came back as well as Event Viewer. It was a "permissions" thing..Maybe error 1042 on the viewer??? Maybe.....not?

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I am looking for a way to change the 10-minute reboot nagging, through the registry specifically and not through gpedit.

I have already set NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers=1 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

I no longer get forced reboots, but I still receive the 10-minute nag popup, reminding me to reboot.

Now, I am aware I can change this with gpedit.msc, however I wish to make a .reg file to automatically run through the somewhat large list of registry changes I find myself having to make with every new Windows install. I am also aware that the reminder cannot usually be entirely removed, only set to 9999 minutes. This is fine.
Please, post no copy+pasted responses of how to do this through the gpedit GUI as this is not what I am looking for.
I have trawled google and only found results on how to set the option through gpedit. Any registry related google results refer to the change I have already made, which disables the forced reboots but not the nagging reminder.

If there's a way to change this with gpedit using the command line and not the GUI, I'll take that as a backup.

Registry is preferred.

A:Windows Update 10-minute reminder. How to change through *registry*?

Lighten up! Big bold letters won't help you get a response from the volunteers here.

There are a couple of resources that you should learn how to use:
Process Monitor and a Group Policy Search website.

Run Process Monitor while you make the changes thru gpedit. You can see the registry changes being made. Then search the website linked to above for one of the registry Values that was created or changed when you hit "Apply" within gpedit.

This might be the info that you are looking for (http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#2800) but I'm not positive because I'm not in a place where I can research this further for you.
Delaying the reboot after Windows Update is asking for trouble... but I have to do that on a few computers where reboots can only take place at certain times.

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My desktop was working fine this morning. It uses windows 7 home professional. I powered down and turned it back on this afternoon (14 August 2013). During boot it automatically updated 36,000 system registry files, which took about 30 seconds. It then gave me blue screen of death. On rebooting, Windows started doing an automatic startup repair. After a few seconds this gave me a friendly message to say that it hadnít worked. Now I can't get past the BSOD.
Can anyone advise?

A:Solved: Windows 7 does auto registry update then dies

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Hi everyone,

Please excuse the long post but I'd like to explain what's happening with my system.

Dell Dimension 4500

Last week I was infected by the Alureon.a virus. This prevented me from booting my PC, but I was able to clean it using help from various sites/forums.

Despite this, my PC has some leftover issues. The Turn off computer button from the Start Menu causes explorer.exe to lag for a minute or two. I can either wait for the blue window to show up or use Task Manager to manually end explorer, run it again, then simply select Shut Down/Standby/Restart from the Task Manager menu. Yet, the same lag occurs at the blue Windows is shutting down... screen. After about a minute or so the shut down (or restart) actually occurs.

The other issues relate to System Restore and Windows Update. I have found these don't work. I get the "System restore cannot protect your computer at this time. Please restart and try again." error for SR, while when I try Windows Update it gives me an error code in IE. I have run services.msc and eventvwr.msc to analyze error messages and here they are:

wuauclt (612) An attempt to determine the minimum I/O block size for the volume "C:\" containing "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\" failed with system error 5 (0x00000005): "Access is denied. ". The operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).

The System Restore initialization process failed.

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A:Registry issues with System Restore, Windows Update

First Try reinstalling System Restore. Open Windows Explorer and go to the
windows\inf folder. In there find the sr.inf file, right click it and
select Install.
If that fails, you are probably still infected. Head over to the Security section of this forum and post there for more help.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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I need to deploy Windows 7 Ultimate updates to an isolated Industrial Control System. It hadn't had any update since 2014 nor SP1. After exhaustive update I have discovered that it was no longer possible to set FontCache service to Auto - Delayed Start,...looking closer at the issue I found that the DelayedAutoStart registry had disappeared. I have tried to restore as suggested by this post but it still does not let me set it to Auto - Delayed Start (Recommended settings). I have searched the community for similar issue but cannot find similarities...if anybody has an idea, you are very welcome !

Thanks in advance,

A:FontCache DelayedAutoStart registry disappeared after Windows update

Hi, M U N

Not really standard proceedure, but as its an isolated system.
Change the start parameter in services to start after Netframework, (its delayed)
uncheck it via system config >>start-up>> services.
then create a scheduled task to start it after Netframework.


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Windows will not boot on my Dell Desktop system. I get the following error:
Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt. Status:Oxc000014C
I stupidly did not have a recovery disk for this system so I created a recovery disk on another Windows 10 system. I tried the repair feature but it wasn't able to repair my registry. I don't have any backup images (again, stupid!). What can I do to repair
my system?
Some history:
I recently switched over to a new boot disk (an SSD) which has been booting just fine. Today I got a message from my Norton software that I needed to reboot to install a security patch. Perhaps this was a virus I picked up, because that was the last thing
I did.
I am happy to run commands on the DOS prompt (from recovery disk) if there is something I can do.
thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
Kozbo (Kevin)

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Hi. This is my first post here, and I hope to get some answers. The start of my problems started with this one "found new hardware" notification. It said that it found an "ACPI Uniprocessor PC", but I'm completely sure that I didnt install anything. I ignored it, but after a couple of days my laptop started to have trouble starting up. It would give me multiple errors like the blue screen (which stated something about the acpi pc), a notification about "lsass.exe", or just not startup at all. Each of these problems resulted in a failure to startup. But after a couple of retries, it would actually start up, and upon every startup, the found new hardware notification would pop up. No noticeable slowdown or errors would come up.

I asked a knowledgable friend about this, and he told me to just backup my stuff and restore the hard drive to factory settings. So I went along with this, and I used the preinstalled system manager to restore my C drive to factory settings. It was all going really smoothly, until it started to get the same failures to startup even though I already cleared my disk. Now it won't even let me start up to anything, and it always stops at a screen that says "Windows is preparing to Start". After this screen however, a window pops up saying "Fatal Error: Windows is unable to update the Registry ... etc, etc"

So if someone can please analyze this and come to a conclusion, I would be very grateful. B... Read more

A:Windows Setup/startup problem! unable to update registry!

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Hello and thanks in advance for your assistance.

My problem is this: Windows update is unable to download anything from the update servers. It alternates between an error that says it can't connect to the internet, and an error that says it's already installing other updates, but it is not. Additionally, AIM and Yahoo messenger will not connect. I believe these are related somehow. I use firefox as my main web browser. Both firefox and IE are working smoothly, with no interuptions in my connection to the web.

I have had a number of recent changes to my system setup that could potentially be to blame. I will list them below.

-Norton AV subscription ended and was not renewed, causing me to pick up a number of viruses and rootkits.

-Used HijackThis and Malwarebytes to clean computer up, eliminating some registry keys.

-Kept getting the viruses and rootkits back.

-Subscribed to Norton 360, which seemed to clear up all virus problems.

-Purchased a new router.

I'm running windows vista home premium 32 bit. I have a 2.2 GHz dual core, HP. 500 gig HD, 2 gigs RAM, Gforce Video card with 512 onboard memory, on a wireless N router/USB adapter. My PC came with vista pre-installed, so I do not own a disk, only a restore partition.

Let me know if you need anything else, and again, thanks in advance.

A:Virus, firewall or registry problem blocking internet for windows update.

Hello and thanks in advance for your assistance.My problem is this: Windows update is unable to download anything from the update servers. It alternates between an error that says it can't connect to the internet, and an error that says it's already installing other updates, but it is not. Additionally, AIM and Yahoo messenger will not connect. I believe these are related somehow. I use firefox as my main web browser. Both firefox and IE are working smoothly, with no interuptions in my connection to the web.I have had a number of recent changes to my system setup that could potentially be to blame. I will list them below.-Norton AV subscription ended and was not renewed, causing me to pick up a number of viruses and rootkits.-Used HijackThis and Malwarebytes to clean computer up, eliminating some registry keys.-Kept getting the viruses and rootkits back.-Subscribed to Norton 360, which seemed to clear up all virus problems.-Purchased a new router.I'm running windows vista home premium 32 bit. I have a 2.2 GHz dual core, HP. 500 gig HD, 2 gigs RAM, Gforce Video card with 512 onboard memory, on a wireless N router/USB adapter. My PC came with vista pre-installed, so I do not own a disk, only a restore partition.Let me know if you need anything else, and again, thanks in advance.Hi KaneShade,This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.The inability to run Windows Update is usually attributed to infections or software conflicts. If you have not already done so, try to do... Read more

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i am not good at english, hope i can make myself clear.hello, everyone. this is all my fault. i download a movie call "Brave" via torrent from internet. after download i can't open the video file, the readme file tell me that i need to install a decoder software in the same folder. i use the microsoft security essential to scan this "decoder", all good. so i install it after scaning.then, bad thing happened. the microsoft security essential realtime protection shut down. windows fire wall shut down. windows update shut down. the most important, all of those three could not be restart and i can't find each of them in the services.msci search on google for a solution. it take a long time. finally, i found something on the google. the solution is use "sc" command to recreate the service on services.msc. then i download a reg file called "wscsvc.reg" from that site, and import it to the system.http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?116524-Win7-Security-Centre-service-missing-after-malware-infectionWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]"DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\wscsvc.dll,-200""ErrorControl"=dword:00000001"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\ 00,76,... Read more

A:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi. I've been having issues with popups and performance lately and my AVG and MBAM scans weren't finding anything so I tried booting into safe mode and scanning that way. Much to my dismay I found that in the middle of loading the partitions the computer would reset and I would get a black screen telling me that safe mode failed to boot and that I should try loading windows normally.

I opened up my regedit and low and behold, the SAFEBOOT subfolder is missing entirely. I'm not really comfortable poking around in the registry, the only experience I have with it is looking around. I really kinda need to have safe mode, but my computer didn't come with a cd that I've seen mention of for fixing this kind of thing. Is there a way I can just manually restore the missing registry keys by typing in the necessary information?

In addition, I noticed a few keys which don't seem like they are supposed to be there, I searched them in search engines but with no results. I've included the key and the information that comes up on the little side-panel when I click on the key in question.

Name:(Default) Type: REG_SZ Data:(value not set)
Name:sinujehi Type: REG_BINARY Data: ( not sure if you need this bit, it's huge and would take forever to type out...

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A:Safe mode registry keys missing and unfamiliar registry keys appear

If your system is functioning normally...I would suggest that you stop fiddling with the registry.If you persist in doing such, I can only hope that you have backed up the registry.ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html Using regedit in Windows Registry - http://mikescomputerinfo.com/xpregistry.htm. You will note that it clearly indicates that advanced users (those who feel comfortable and who are somewhat careful and knowledgeable is the way that I translate that phrase...are the persons such links are directed to.Louis

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Laptop Specs:

Dell Inspiron 1545
Processor: Pentium Dual-Core CPU 2.10Ghz
Installed Memory (Ram) 4.00GB
System type: 64-Bit Operating system Windows 7

Many problems probably caused by CCleaner. Just uninstalled it from Programs.

This laptop has no anti-virus showing, can't find Windows Updates, Windows Defender is turned off.
When I try to restart it gives me Error Code 0x80070424 The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Windows Firewall showing that Action Center can't turn on.
I tried running sfc.exe /scannow from CMD with Adminstrator rights and got message of corrupt files that can be found at
CBS.log windir\logs\cbs\cbs.log

Can someone please help with this? Daughter's computer and she really needs this for school.

A:Windows Update Missing!

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my windows 7, will not update or uninstall, it saya my windows installer service is missing?

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Hey, I realized rectently upon rebooting that my XP theme disappeared and it was classic. Last time my harddrive got fried this was how it started so I went online and tried to connect to the Windows Update site and it shows a connection error or something although every other website works, and it appears to be a fake message.. I have ran DDS and Gmer and I will attach the logs in this thread. Sorry for the brief description, I really do not know what is wrong with my computer this time as SAS, MBAM, and Spybot have saved my computer every time prior to this.

A:windows update website is not working, windows xp theme missing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I'm wondering why still don't exist Windows Update subforum (similar which exist on vistax64.com).In my opinion WU section is needed and should be created ...

A:Missing Windows Update section

I do check quite regularly to see if there is enough content to set the update section up, I've just checked again now and there still isn't enough to make an active section yet.

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Hi helpful people!

We had a game downloaded on our computer, Minecraft. My grandson was playing it and the computer started rebooting to install Windows Updates. After the reboot, all traces of the game are missing. I have windows 7. I did a System Restore to the previous day and still no game.

Has anyone ever heard of this? I thought we could re-download it, but its not there either. Any advice would be helpful.


A:Game missing after Windows Update

You can download it from here:

That's why I don't let Updates download automatically - if you're online, and it starts and reboots, it can drive you crazy.

Go to control panel and set it to notify you, but let you decide when to download updates.

I check every couple of days by going to Start>Updates.

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Hello All ,

I have been running Windows 10 professional and its been a month since the anniversary update OS 1607, but I still don't see it enabled for me to download even though I manually check for updates almost everyday .

Are they doing in phased manner , are there any prerequisites , hope someone could shed more lights on it

Thanks in advance


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Hi Everyone,

New to the forum. Please see if anyone can help.

Windows Update icon is missing from the start menu/program files.

I have Microsoft Update there but no Windows Update.

Previously I had both in there now only have one.

What happened or most importantly how can I get it back.

Easiest method would be appreciated.


A:Windows Update Icon is Missing

Hello carm71

Are you sure that the Microsoft Update link does not just take you to Windows Updates at


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Hi there, I have a problem. Few weeks ago I have upgraded to Windows 10 TH2. After some time I have noticed that Windows Feedback app went missing, and I can't find a way to install it back. I tried searching for it at the store, it's not there.
I have tried Powershell command where it re-installs all other Windows 10 apps, however that only makes things worse - it deletes some other apps like Windows Store, and won't install them back anymore, giving me bunch of red error lines. I had to run a restore backup once, just to restore most of the apps. I did it successfully but Windows Feedback App is still missing.
Is it supposed to be like that or what? Because on my main home PC, I did the upgrade too, and and the app is there, all fine, but not on the laptop.
Is there a manual way to install this one app somehow?

A:Windows Feedback App went missing after TH2 update.

It should be under W in All apps list.
You don't see it there ?

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When ever I tried to update my Desktop,with Microsoft Windows 10 pro. it give me code
Missing wuapp.exe when I try to do windows 10 update
Kindly help me.I do not know how to do/ Use Windows 10 Troubleshooter to do a system refresh.
Any other working solution in steps as I am nor a PC expert,please

A:Missing wuapp.exe when I try to do windows 10 update

Try downloading iso from here, double click on it and run setup.exe.

Tech Bench

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Over the last few days, each time I shut down my computer, windows installs an update which, when restarted, I get the message: 'The program can't start because SHELL32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem'. Then I can't use windows at all and have to restore it to an earlier time. I have recently uninstalled Avast av and installed AVG 9.0. I uninstalled Avast because I was getting BSOD's because of ntoskrnl.exe. That seems to have fixed that particular problem, but now I have this new one. It is not hardware as I have checked everything myself and sent it back to the shop. I've also googled this and nothing seems to relate to my problem.
The update is:Security update(KB2286198). Any help would be ace.

A:Missing Shell32.dll after windows update

AVG 9.0 can cause just as many, if not worst, problems than Avast. I, and several others on this forum, recommend Microsoft Security Essentials instead. If I am not mistaken that it the most recent critical update to fix the .LNK security risk. I recommend uninstalling AVG, then checking to make sure all files from it have been removed. Then install updates. After the updates are installed, download and install MSE.

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hi guys i dont think i put enough info in my last post hope this is better, i know you all got porbs at the mo and im sorry to interupt but if anyone can help would be great for me thanks again

A:missing mui files cant get to windows update

What exactly are you talking about? Is there a problem?

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I am having problems with the windows update settings. I want to turn on the setting to allow me to update windows and also all other Microsoft software on my computer. I have looked on other computers and this option is available however on my computer this option is not available. I have installed all available updates for my computer and still have not got these options available. What can I do to resolve this ?

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A:Missing settings in Windows Update

Please post a screenshot so I can see what's missing

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After updating windows 10 my B&o play is missingplease help me how can I have it back

A:B&O play missing after update WINDOWS 10

Hi, Download and reinstall the Realtek audio package on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73189.exe Regards, DP-K

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The Windows Update icon on my start menu nolonger works. After clicking on it Windows reports that the link "Windows Update .lnk" is missing.
In Windows 98se this could be fixed by placing a shortcut to wupdmer.exe in the start menu folder, but I can't find this file in Windows XP Home.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Update link missing

Open IE, to go Tools - Windows Update.

That should do it. Or, bookmark this... http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

Copy the shortcut to the URL to your start menu if you want a link there.


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Opened up Windows Update today and find out it is not working because the service is not running. When I look in services.msc, Windows Update is missing.
Running Windows 7 x64.
I don't think it is a malware infection.
Running ESET Nod32 Antivirus 4, Comodo Firewall and Malwarebyte's Pro.
I did a scan with Hitman Pro and it didn't find anything.
Tried sfc /scannow, no problems found.
I can't find my Windows 7 install cd, we remodeled and moved back in recently.
So any ideas? Let me know if you need a log or anything.
I already did a HijackThis scan, looking at it now (I am pretty experienced with computers and have cleaned a couple of computers).

A:Windows Update Service Missing

hey use this tool to reset the windows update and it will fix it for you and it is totally free i have tested it.


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As the title suggests both these services are missing from my system.
Its a 64 bit win 7 sony vaio. Have tried the tutorial in this site, microsoft detection tool and various other methods available on the net in the last 8 hours.
Standalone installer fails saying the specified service doesn't exist as an installed service.
Fixit tool fails saying you don't have permissions to start BITS.

Have checked registry and registry entries exist for both BITS and update.
Read somewhere to create the service by using sc. On trying that got an error of CreateService Failed 5. Access is denied.
Am totally at my wits end now. Would appreciate any help.


A:Windows update and BITS missing

Hello and welcome naveen try this mate and start at option 2 SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

then try a chkdsk Disk Check

Do these first and then we will go from there.

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