|There is a saying.... "Let sleeping dogs lie" Remember that, 'cause I sure will. |
This has really put me through the wringer. This is my development machine with heaps of apps and code on the drive.
The registry cleaner I used was Registry Reviver, It reported some 2000 plus errors. I couldn't believe it but ran with it anyway.
I imported my registry backup but it stopped at some stage through saying it couldn't complete because some keys were being used.
Couldn't run it in safe mode because the machine keeps rebooting when trying to get to safe mode.
I then got to the point of the laptop not booting at all. I tried a few things including Mini XP Hiren's BootCD
I don't really know what I did to get it to boot again. I did hit delete EMBR although there wasn't one, and it seemed to boot after that.
After this (and the import of the registry backup) I saw a bunch of other issues. Even things like missing tabs on the properties dialog for desktop settings. Fixed that with a vba download I found in the web from someone that had this problem.
I then ran sfc.exe / scannow and it reported that DLL'shad to be restored from the Install CD.
Now I am back to pretty much where I was.
The video driver is screwed. Display Adapter shows ;
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)
I still cannot install drivers. The driver install runs through to what seems the end, then I get the original message. An unknown error has occurred. Setup will exit. Running it elsewise I get Administrator Privileges required to run this application.
This all started by the way when running any VB6 Group .vbg starting giving the message "This class is configured to run as a security id different from the caller"
I'm convinced it is a permissions related matter, but I just cannot see where. Some is corrupt somewhere....