Friday, October 2, 2009

BSOD 0x0000007E after installing XP SP3

After windows updates an XP computer with SP3, the computer may go in a reboot loop. And XP loads fine in Safe Mode. This particular problem occurs on systems that have been prepared with SysPrep. The sysprep image was created on an Intel based computer, and then the sysprep image is deployed on a Non-Intel system such as an AMD Processor.

How to resolve the issue?
Follow these steps to resolve this issue with the computer not booting correctly after SP3 is installed.
1) Start your computer in Safe Mode.
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter.
This will open the Registry Editor.
3) Click the pluses(+) next to the following registry keys to navigate to the correct spot.

4) In the right hand column find the entry titled START and double-click on it
5) Change the number to 4 and click Ok
6) Close the Registry Editor
7) Shut down your computer and restartThis time the computer should restart normally and finish the installation of SP3.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Configuring Updates 3 of 3 ... 0% complete

To fix this problem, try these steps:
1: Boot from Windows Vista DVD and on the Install Now screen, click Repair Your Computer.
2: Click Command Prompt.
3: Type cd C:\windows\winsxs and then press ENTER.
4: Type ren pending.xml pending.old and then press ENTER.
5: Type regedit and then press ENTER.
6: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Now click on the File menu and then click Load Hive.
7: Locate the following folder:C:\windows\system32\config\components When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.
8:In Registry Editor, locate and then delete the following registry subkey: HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolvingHKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier
9: Type exit and restart your computer.
NOTE: Even if u delete the PENDING.XML file, one can boot into the desktop.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Error: 0x80072EFD windows update in VISTA

When you try windows update in vista computer, we get error an message with an error code : 0x80072EFD . This usually happens if the windows update is trying to access the Microsoft's windows update website through a proxy. To fix the issue, follow the instructions to connect directly to the microsoft website, instead through proxy.
Open command prompt with elevated privilages.
Type "netsh winhttp reset proxy" (without quotes) and hit Enter.
Reboot the computer and try windows update.