I tried to revive my nearly year old unresolved thread
directly related to this post but Windows BBS wouldn't let me. PeteC
, I think I have determined what causes the "Reinstall!
" alert next to the KB902400 entry in Belarc Advisor's "Installed Microsoft Hotfixes" section.
Perhaps you are willing to confirm/deny it occurs with yours too.
I think the culprit is Start > Run > sfc /scannow
Recently, I ran Belarc Advisor (BA) and discovered KB902400 needed to be reinstalled (according to BA) again!
Therefore, I reinstalled KB904200. (I did not
uninstall first.) Afterwards, BA did not
report the KB902400 needed to be reinstalled (as expected).
Then I ran sfc /scannow and ran BA again after SFC completed. BA reported KB902400 needed to be reinstalled. I did a little playing with reboots and the "Reinstall!" issue remained.
After running these sfc /scannow trials, Event Viewer did not
show any Windows Protection-related events between Event IDs 64016 and 64017.
(I was connected to the Internet during at least one of the trials and the W32Time event snuck in during that time, but I expect that was unrelated to SFC.)
I haven't tested yet with Start > Run > qfecheck.exe /l:C:\ /v
yet to confirm BA's report. I expect that will yield similar results. (See my old thread
I'm curious whether other people test sfc /scannow and report the same results or not. If anyone else with this issue (hawkeye?
) would be willing to test, I would appreciate it.
If anyone with this issue wants to test my theory, here are links to the hotfixes you may need to reinstall (if your computer behaves as mine did).
If sfc /scannow appears to be directly related to the issue (for several people), then I think we should let MS
know about this issue and see what they might have to say. (I don't know yet how to contact MS
about this though.)
BTW, I have the I386 folder from my Windows XP Home SP1
CD copied to my hard drive (and Registry edited accordingly) so I can avoid having to insert the CD when SFC needs to replace a Windows Protected System File. I do not know whether this variable would make a difference or not. NOTE:
During my last run of SFC, my computer locked up. I had to reboot twice before I could get back to using Windows. That may or may not be related to KB902400. (I had enabled the Server service prior to that test run for another unrelated reason.) However, SFC apparently did
get far enough to reproduce the KB902400 issue.
I will investigate this KB902400 issue further after the weekend. I hope to see some interesting results from other people's tests around Monday.