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By trav3850 ·
I caught the blaster virus,i can't download any windows fixes or crtical updates because my cryptographic service is stopped. Spend 5 hrs on the phone with 3 different Microsoft techs and still cant get it fixed.I think my TCP/IP is messed up and i get an error 126 when i try to start the service up.Cryptofix doesn't help. I have lost alot of data because of this. I lost ISP 2 weeks ago and the bellsouth tech had me put in a different IP address this may have hurt.Microsoft told me a engineer would call but not yet. Believe me i have tried everything i could find on this.I can not restore because of the virus,and still have it.stuff that uses a signature will not download.I am the administer and i can't download or update. HELP!!!!!trav3850

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by Kumaran In reply to Cryptographic Service won ...

Error 126 is a very "general" error, the following may help:

a) Delete the contents of the "Windows\System32\catroot2" folder and see if that helps resolve the issue.

b) If that fails, then check all the root directories and see if any are set as "Read Only"... this is a common symptom of an incomplete SP1 install. If they are then uncheck them! and try again...

C) Make sure cryptui.dll is in system32 folder and is NOT corrupt!

d) Make sure certcli.dll is in system32 folder and is NOT corrupt!

Use the sfc /scannow utility to check for file corruption in c) and d)

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

e) Re-register DLL Files That Are Associated With the Cryptographic Service

To register .dll files that are associated with Cryptographic Services, follow these steps: (NB - you may have used the batch file in the article above... however this may not have worked so we need to manually un-register then register them...)

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each line:

Note Click OK if you are prompted to do so.
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 /u wintrust.dll
regsvr32 /u initpki.dll
regsvr32 /u dssenh.dll
regsvr32 /u rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 /u gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 /u sccbase.dll
regsvr32 /u slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 /u cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32 /u softpub.dll
exit

Restart your computer.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command):

Note Click OK if you are prompted to do so.
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
exit

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by Kumaran In reply to

That should help you start the Service back.

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by jschein In reply to Cryptographic Service won ...

or.. just boot into safe mode...

Remove the System recovery - right click my pc, system recovery - uncheck it.

From someone's pc with the internet / floppy or cd burner, download McAfee's Stinger

http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.exe

(Remove any spaces)

It is a free program...

Run it.. upon completion, reboot computer normally, get back on the web and install all your updates from microsoft.

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