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Windows Updates download but will not install. Removed Norton & Spydoctor. No luck. Tried suggested Catroot2 delete or rename. won't allow me. get 'in use" message which usually says edb.*. Tried safemode.
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Hi JD81...

When you tried to rename the Catroot2 folder, did you do it from command prompt? Did you stop the Cryptographic Service before you tried renaming?

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AHH... I tried renaming from explorer... I did stop the crypto service though. will try again through command prompt!

Edited by JD81, 13 January 2007 - 04:38 PM.

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Click Start, then Run, type cmd and click "Ok".

At the prompt, type each of the following, pressing "Enter" after each one.

net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2
oldcatroot2
net start cryptsvc
exit

Reboot. Still get the error message?



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It stopped the crypto but I get a syntax error when I try to rename...
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Did you add the space after ren?
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Yes, I had the space, and tried variations. Could there be a bug here as well? Whole system actually runs slower than it should. Takes a long time to access internet functions as well as booting.... JD
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Run through the suggestions found HERE.
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I've tried 5 of the suggested processes with no luck. I plan on reformating the drive over this weekend. I don't like doing that but figure at this point I probably have things so twisted it shouldn't boot! I do thank you for the input. It is the most help I've recieved from anyone so afr. I will be coming back as I run into other problems. I've passed along your site to some others that have needed help... Thanks again, JD
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