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Repair Windows Explorer start-up

This usually occurs if Viruses or Spyware has infected explorer.exe and changed the registry entry to stop it from starting.

  1. Click Start (orb)
  2. Type in: regedit
  3. Press Enter
  4. Navigate to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionwinlogon
  5. Double click the Shell entry
  6. Make sure it is set to: Explorer.exe
  7. Press Ok
  8. Restart your computer

 

If the above doesn’t work attempt a system restore by pressing F8 during Windows Vista boot to bring up the Boot Menu and select Startup Repair.

 

Note: Tested with Windows Vista – ok

Note: Also may work on Windows 7 – though I haven’t personally tested this.

x800703F0 installing Vista SP1

Trying to install Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista and getting “x800703F0” error? Follow the guides below to fix it.

Enable the Windows Module Installer Service

  1. Click on the Vista Orb (Start)
  2. In the search field type: services.msc > Press Enter
  3. A list of Windows Services will appear, scroll down the list and find Windows Module Installer
  4. Right click Service and select Properties
  5. Click on Start (also change the startup to Automatic)
  6. Click Ok
  7. Attempt SP1 setup again.

Set registry entries

 Click on the Vista Orb (Start)

  1. In the search field type: regsvr32 wintrust.dll > Press Enter
  2. In the search field type: regsvr32 rsaenh.dll  > Press Enter
  3. In the search field type: regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll > Press Enter
  4. In the search field type: regsvr32 softpub.dll> Press Enter
  5. Attempt SP1 setup again.

WWII Battle Tanks T-34 Vs Tiger Crashing

You need to download 3 DLLs click the links below to download and save them in a place you will remember and have easy access to for example your Desktop or Documents folder.

MSVCI70.dll

msvcp71.dll

msvcr71.dll

 

  1. Once the files have been downloaded extract them.
  2. Right click the files and select Copy
  3. Open My Computer
  4. Click on C:
  5. Click on Windows
  6. Go into the System32 folder
  7. Right click and left click Paste
  8. Select Yes to overwrite any files.
  9. Launch Battle Tanks

Note: Tested on Windows 7, Windows Vista

Windows Vista continuous restarts installing updates

One of the common causes of Windows Vista problems is due to Windows Updates; especially when it forces the computer to continuously restart follow the prompts below to repair.

  1. First off, you need a Windows Vista DVD or related CD/DVD you can access the files on the Windows installed partition.
  2. Using the Windows Vista DVD as an example you need to Boot from the DVD
  3. Once the Windows Vista DVD displays the first dialog Window giving you the options to install click Repair My Computer (below the Install).
  4. Select the Windows Vista installation you would like to edit (you would usually only have one).
  5. You should now have the Windows System Recovery dialog window, click Command Prompt.
  6. Once you are greeted with a blinking cursor type: del c:WindowsSoftwareDistribution > Press Enter
  7. This will delete the folder that contains all the temp files for Windows Updates (it will regenerate itself, so safe to delete).
  8. Now typecd Windows
  9. Typecd winsxs
  10. Typedel pending.xml > Press Enter
  11. Now restart your computer, it should now load Windows properly.

Windows Vista Black Screen & Slow to Boot Repair

Ever had the problem where Windows Vista has a Black screen, while trying to boot? I have. This is how I fixed it. (For Advanced users only)
  1. Delete the following folders/files
  2. C:windowssystem32driverspcmcia.sys
  3. C:windowssystem32drivers1394bus.sys
  4. C:windowssystem32driversohci1394.sys
  5. C:windowssystem32driverstorefilerepositorypcmcia.*
  6. C:windowssystem32driverstorefilerepository1394.infblablabla
  7. C:windowssystem32driverstorefilerepositorysdbus.infblablabla*
  8. C:windowsinfsdbus.inf*
  9. C:windowsinfsdbus.PNF*
  10. Restart your computer and choose to edit boot options. You will see a screen which shows default windows boot options: /noexecute=optin. After optin, add /debug command and press esc. (There needs to be a space between optin and /debug.)
  11. Find and delete the following files
  12. Delete sptd.sys
  13. Delete sptd.sy
  14. Delete sptd.sys
  15. Delete sptd.sys
  16. Go to a command prompt and run the following commands
  17. cd windows
  18. del *pcmcia*.* /s/p
  19. del *1394*.* /s/p
  20. Restart computer.
Still not working? Try these additional options below.
  1. Press F2 to enter BIOS mode
  2. 2. Under “Onboard Devices” select “Flash Cache Module” and set it to “Off” (you cannot disable SATA unless this is set to “Off” mode.
  3. Move up to “SATA Operation” and change from “AHCI” to “ATA“.
  4. Restart the computer.