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according to microsoft the only way to repair these files was to re-install your operating system clean (you must reformat your hard drive you have this option when you boot from your vista disk)
The major problem with this of course is you will loose everything and is very hard to back up data onto another device if you have no usb's, if you have a second hard drive drag documents etc you want to keep onto this then you will be able to access them and put them back onto your C drive when you have re-installed vista.
Quick Question do you have the update KB938371 installed on your machine as this is the update that caused all the trouble for me, this update would have been installed before SP1.
During the installation process of vista make sure you select the windows updates to manual so you can choose what to install,
Once your vista is re-installed install all the updates available UP TO KB938371 when i did this I installed nothing before hand just re-loaded vista then straight to updates, you will not see all the updates at once install all the updates required checking that KB938371 is not one of them. Reboot install reboot install etc etc
When eventually you see KB938371 available for update what i did was make sure nothing else was running and rebooted before installing, INSTALL IT BY ITSELF just the one update KB938371.
Reboot your pc and if it has installed successfully and your usb's are working then you're done, you can carry on installing future updates i.e SP1
This worked for me it seems that when that update is installed with others it causes problems.
This is the only way I could get mine to work
4 GB DDR2 800 A-DATA
eVGA 8800GT 512
OCZ 700W GameXStream 2x250 Gb WD RAID 0
1x500 Gb WD
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music