OK Slade, please follow these instructions VERY carefully as it contains instructions on editing the registry. It is advised to back up any important data and create a Restore Point
as to recover your system, should the off chance arise that the fix causes further instability.
WARNING: This fix has been designed specifically for Slade.
If you are not Slade
, do not follow these instructions, as you may cause harm to your computer.
Click Start > Search for regedit > right click on regedit.exe > select Run as Administrator
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and look for a subkey called COMPONENTS
If you find it, jump to part one of the fix. If you do not find it, you must make it appear:
Single click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
go to the File Menu > Load Hive... > navigate to C:\Windows\System32\config > select the COMPONENTS file (the one without a file extension - i.e. NOT COMPONENTS.log or similar, just COMPONENTS >
Click Open > Give it a key name of COMPONENTS > OK.
Please remain in regedit
and navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTStemp\CanonicalData\Deployments\1e3126834ab..c2f2ed9dd02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20905_c77caa6892bae6e
Make sure you get EXACTLY the right key name as there are many keys with very similar names. Similar isn't good enough :)
If you can't find exactly the right key, stop and ask.
Please right click on the key and select rename. All we have to do for this piece is to add the letter b to the end of the key. NOT uppercase, it must be lowercase and make sure it appears exactly as follows when you are done with this step
Old name: 1e3126834ab..c2f2ed9dd02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20905_c77caa6892bae6e
New name: 1e3126834ab..c2f2ed9dd02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20905_c77caa6892bae6eb
Click anywhere to complete the rename.
Next, keep this key selected, we need to edit the appid
value int the right hand pane of regedit.
1. Right click on appid
and click modify
2. You should see a window that pops up that says "Edit Binary Value", we need to edit the corruption that says "neutram"
<< Change the m
to a lowercase L
3. Press OK
and you are safe to exit regedit and reboot your PC.
Please re-run the System Update Readiness Tool. If you have already deleted it, please re-download it, and save it somewhere safe, as we may be needing it again.
After that, please upload a new copy of the contents of the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder
so we can see the effect that the fix has had!