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how to reinstall winsrv

By bluw2 ·
atfer i updated to windows xp service pack 3. my pc would not reboot properly. then itgive an error message, saying that this application as failed to start because winsrv was nt found. reinstalling the application may fix this problem. please can you help me reinstalling it...

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by cmiller5400 In reply to how to reinstall winsrv

Do you mean serice pack 2? SP3 is not available yet to the public... I would preform a backup of the system and then uninstall the service pack or preform a rollback in system restore.

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by ctrservices In reply to how to reinstall winsrv

winsrv.dll should be in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. If it isn't, place a copy there from your original XP installation CD. (After doing this, you might get one or more other files missing which should be on the CD.)

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By the way, if the file is in the System32 folder, do a search for the file and delete any instances you find. Then place an uncorrupted copy of the file into System32 from the CD.

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by bluw2 In reply to how to reinstall winsrv

i donot have disk to try recovery these files, furtheremore , i semi blank screen the pc keeps on restart by itself i have to manually turn it off what can i do in this case? please advice...

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to how to reinstall winsrv

Well that makes it hard without the Recovery CD.

If you had System Restore turned on at the time you could always try a Roll Back to see if that helps but from experience I very much doubt it will do what you want. The only proper answer is to do a reinstall of the OS and then Office as I think that you mean SP3 for Office XP in this case.

If the Roll Back doesn't work the only real solution is a reinstall of the OS and applications. I wouldn't event try a Repair Install I would Wipe the drive and proceed as if it's a clean install you'll have fewer problems that way.


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by jonmyr In reply to how to reinstall winsrv

hey i have the same problem any 1 find out how to get the com workin right

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