Category: Windows

How To Repair XP Automatic Update service when it has been deleted

After removing that XP Antivirus 2011 malware, I had two XP machines that did not have the Automatic Updates service even installed, and therefore it would not run. After some googling I found the Microsoft KB883614 that addresses both this problem, and that of the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) missing. I’ve copy/pasted it for …

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How to rewrite the Master Boot Record MBR in case of rootkit Windows XP Vista 7

Whether it be due to hard disk corruption, or more likely a boot kit or rootkit, you may need to rewrite the Master Boot Record. Rewrite the MBR in XP: Boot into XP Disk, repair mode, recovery console Then type fixmbr c: and press enter Vista and 7 (32 or 64 bit) To run the …

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SFC /scannow wrong disk error

If you’ve used SFC /scannow and it asks for a disk to replace system files, and gives the error “Wrong Disk” for whatever reason. To fix the problem when you only have a restore CD you’ll have to search for a folder on your hard drive (or on the restore CD) that’s named “i386” (without …

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