I ran into a system today, running XP Pro, where the machine was near death OS wise. I ended up running a OS repair and a SFC /scannow after that. I got the OS and computer to boot fine now, but I can only browse in Mozilla and Chrome. In IE8, every page I visit, I get the error in the title of this article: The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context.
I tried uninstalling IE8 from control panel, add remove programs / add remove windows components. I rebooted, reinstalled and rebooted again.
I have tried running microsoft fix it to get the latest Windows update agent, I have tried running the Windows update automatic check command line. No go.
I have tried re applying SP3 for XP, still same issue. I have reinstalled Java, and same issue.
Anyone have any ideas?