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CHKDSK doesn't work, Registry Issues

Posted on 2010-11-18
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Hello,

I have a laptop that when I type chkdsk into the cmd prompt it gives the following error:

The procedure entry point ?Initialize@CLASS_DESCRIPTOR@@QAEEXZ could not be located in the dynamic link library ulib.dll.

I have looked this issue up with limited results. Additionally I cannot open IE, when I do so it closes right away once the entire website loads. This is all seeming to point to some registry issues. I had this problem right after I installed Service Pack 3, I do not want to go back to SP2 as I need SP3 for our WPA2 network....

Keep note that I have been having registry issues with this laptop and strange problems since before I installed SP3. Are there any good tools out there to thoroughly fix the registry? Any idea on how to fix this error, I am convinced if I can get chkdsk to run it might fix the problem.
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by:Alan Henderson
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I assume you're using XP.

Run System File Checker:

      * click Start,
      * click Run,
      * type sfc /scannow,
      * then click OK and follow the instructions.

Install and run CCleaner.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

It has a very godd Registry Cleaner.

Back up your data first. Just in case.
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by:Alan Henderson
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This question would have been better listed in the Windows area relevant to your system. i.e. Windows XP.

You may be able to run IE if you start your laptop in Safe Mode.

Can you run a different browser? Firefox for instance?
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Or can you run IE with no extensions? (IE's own safe mode)

And what version of IE are you using 6,7,8 or 9 beta?  Try a new install of Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome) - does that work?
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by:Bardlebee
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I am running IE 6 right now. When I attempt firefox, I get a blue screen.. I tried CCleaner and it did not help. I did sfc /scannow and it did not fix the issue.

I will try safe mode in a bit and report back.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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If you can't get your system to work correctly.  You may wish to scan with an alternate boot device (CD/DVD/USB).  I always suggest SARDU created device (see: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/A_3038-Boot-Disks-UBCD-UBCD4Win-and-SARDU.html), but others are available.

there is a list of rescue ISOs here:

http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/
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Have you updated and run anti-virus/anti-spyware programs?
See my wiki here:
http://www.justwondering.co.nz/wiki/Antivirus_programs
http://www.justwondering.co.nz/wiki/Malware

Hve you run defrag?


Repair XP:

If all else fails, this type of installation leaves all your programs and data intact while reinstalling Windows.
      1. Boot the computer from your XP CD (if this won’t boot, you may need to change the order of boot devices in BIOS setup).
      2. Eventually you will see the “Welcome To Setup” screen. Press the Enter key to start Windows Setup.
      3. Be careful NOT to choose R, which is “To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console”. That is what you don’t want!
      4. Accept the License Agreement.
      5. Windows setup will search for existing Windows installations.
      6. Select the XP installation you want to repair (there is usually only one) and now press R to start the repair.
      7. Then just follow the prompts.

The best laid schemes ‘aft gang agley’, so back up your data first, just in case!
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by:Johndo58
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I have to say, I would agree with Vallis on this one, once you start getting registry errors on system files and programs reg edit, chkdsk, IE etc. it is generally easiest to do a windows repair as described above.

Again as mentioned above by Villas, definitely back up your data first..   Good luck.
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by:upalakshitha
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Can you run it in Explorer
To run Chkdsk from Windows Explorer using a windows dialog, do the following:

Right-click the Start button and select Explore.
Right-click the disk drive or diskette you want to scan.  For example, “Local Disk (C:)”
Select Properties.
Select the Tools tab.
In the Error-checking frame, click the Check Now button.
Choose to check the check boxes related to attempt fix and recovery.
Click the Start button.
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by:Bardlebee
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Wow, after all this I realize I did something wrong. The Windows Update was not working, still can't get it to work. But I installed the wrong version of SP3, the wrong one being the developer apparently.

It works now that I uninstalled and reinstalled with the standard SP3 version.

Thank you all.
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