Re: Reinstallation of XP Pro
From: Dan Latrimurti (hiptolick_at_comcast.net)
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 13:39:07 -0800
Just to feedback the results to you so you'll know. I
performed the procedure as you outlined with the results
being that it completed without restoring any files and
the problem still exists. Now I'm pondering my next move.
Thanks for the effort.
>sfc is the capability the uses the dllcache directory
>and a binary table of hash values for Windows files.
>sfc is system file checker
>When one does a scannow any files that should be
>replaced from the dllcache will be, if possible, and
>if not you will be prompted for the install media.
>I would try sfc /scannow before taking out the sledge
>hammer to combat this mosquito.
>Microsoft MVP (Windows Server System: Security)
>MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
>"Daniel Latrimurti" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> Thanks so much for the reply. The root issue is that I
>> cannot display events in the event viewer for any
>> category of events. Whe I double click on an event,
>> is no display of event details, so whatever program, or
>> dll is responsible (maybe it is the mmc itself) for
>> displaying these messages seems to be inoperative for
>> some reason. I happen by circumstance noticed the
>> appearance in the event log itself the occurences of 2
>> 257 error messages that appear one after the other. The
>> only information I can ascertain is from the brief
>> description in the event log which lists the alert
>> manager as the source. So there is no hard evidence
>> the two are related, but their is some coincidence
>> between them. I've tried the recovery console with no
>> effect and at this time (since there is no info in the
>> K/B about 257 events) can only hope that re-intstalling
>> via the upgrade method might correct this. I know seems
>> like using a shotgun to kill a mosquito.
>> Also, I am not familiar with sfc/scannow. Can you
>> provide some detail.
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Hi Daniel,
>> >I am unfamiliar with your root issue, where the event
>> >entries fail to display details and you find event
>> >origin Event Manager Interface with id 257
>> >However, on your new question, it is very possible
>> >an over-install will not help. The upgrade/repair
>> >attempts to preserve the configuration of the existing
>> >and so, if your issue is due to something that is
>> preserved then
>> >the over-install will be a long road without change.
>> >it is also possible that you are dealing with a
>> file issue
>> >or similar in which case an over-install may help.
>> >in this case using SFC should also help.
>> >sfc /scannow
>> >sfc /?
>> >Also, keep in mind that after an upgrade/repair
>> >you are facing reapplying service pack and
>> >Roger Abell
>> >Microsoft MVP (Windows Server System: Security)
>> >MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
>> >"Daniel Latrimurti" <email@example.com> wrote in
>> >> I posted a question yesterday about the event
>> >> displaying details about an event, so I'll pose a
>> >> solution and see if I can get some advice.
>> >> there any risk associated with installing WinXP Pro
>> >> top of itself. As a note, I have tried the recovery
>> >> console, to fix the problem but haven't had any
>> >> with that path either.
>> >> Regards,
>> >> Dan