I have XP Pro installed Full Verison, I attempted to install Recovery Console and was given an incompatible version. I used the same CD and re-installed XP Pro. Then I installed the Recovery Console. Since I re-installed XP, I had to run autoupdate v5 and after several minutes when prompted re-booted.
Upon re-booting, I received an error for Explorer and schlwapi.dll Unable to go any further. Re-booted, same thing, restored to last good configuration did not work. This is a laptop without a 3.5" floppy, and using a USB floppy I could not run ASR. Safemode does not work to restore backup, unable to boot to safemode.
I tried booting with XP CD and selecting Repair, that did not work. I re-installed XP, before downloading updates, I created a restore point. Then downloaded updates, prompted to re-boot and back to the same error message of Explorer and schlwapi.dll
So obviously the problem lies with MS downloads. Any way to figure which one or a way around this after downloading updates?
Thank you, Doc