I'm starting to believe in M$ lobby...

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I'm starting to believe in M$ lobby...

#1 Post by wujstefan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:01 pm

Kind of weirdo:

I have two W7 PRO discs; one I'm using each time I install Windows (2-3 times a week), and a backup one.

Imagine installing a system on a R61 on monday. Everything works perfectly.

Installing a system on a R61 on tuesday. Same specs, same disc. MSVCP100.DLL missing, windows gadgets not working.
Reinstall. 5 times. Each time the same.
Take another HDD. Still the same.
Take another thinkpad(s) to a total of 6 (!). Still the same.
Take another - backup - disk. Still. The. Same.

What the smell is going on?
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T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
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#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:05 pm

Worlds smallest scratch causing problems.
The only acceptable use for a MacBook is to shop for a Thinkpad.

There's too many TouchPads. Too many MacBooks. Making too many problems. And not much nubs to go round. Can't you see this is the Land of Confusion.

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#3 Post by wujstefan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:16 am

You know how it is - when everything works, you expect it will each time :)

MSVCP100 is not so "take it easy" anyway; my CAD apps can't start without it, and I guess since it's WI file some other professional apps wouldn't neither. Not to mention I get frustrated because the problem just popped out from nowere. And adding the missing DLL / swapping it with corrupted one does not help. I've had a very similar issue some couple of months ago, but it turned out to be some windows update matter.
Dailies:
T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e
Under construction:
A31, 600X, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30

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#4 Post by dr_st » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:19 am

Install the various Visual C++ / .NET redistributables.
Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
Collectibles: T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X32 (IPS Screen)
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#5 Post by wujstefan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:43 am

Did that before posting it here, but with no effect.

The thing is, I simply wonder how is it possible it did work on one day just to stop on another. I was honestly looking for some hardware problem because this just should not happen just like that. I'm sure I will cope sooner or later, but am just surprised why it stopped working just like that, and on all systems I try to perform clean install on.
Dailies:
T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e
Under construction:
A31, 600X, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30

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#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:22 am

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-msv ... rs-2623789

Have you tried install on a different machine, like T500?

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Re: I'm starting to believe in M$ lobby...

#7 Post by wujstefan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:36 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:22 am
Have you tried install on a different machine, like T500?
Sure did. T500, X61, T400 and couple of T/R61 were tested.

However, I'm close to solution I hope.
I have installed the oldest SP1 version of W7 Pro I could find. And guess what - everything in there was perfectly fine UNLESS I have updated the system via windows update. I'm digging deeper now.

EDIT: Still have no clue what have happened, but found a solution anyway. Installed a non-SP1 version of W7, and then updated it to SP1 with a seperate file downloaded from M$ site. The system is ~up to date now (however it does not seem to search for any new updates while being stuck at NET Framework 4.0), and everything seem to work as it should.
Dailies:
T601f, X61sfL - work
HP Elitebook 8740w - multimedia
R61f - wife
R61f - kids
Collectibles:
T43, Z60t, G41, R30, R50e
Under construction:
A31, 600X, R52p, T22, A22m, R40, T30

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