Re: msinfo hangs



Mark:

I tried the registry fix from Kelly's Korner (same result) and I'm not ready
for a Windows repair. I guess I'll have to hope it works itself out in the
future. Thanks for your assistance and Happy Holidays.

BB

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

I would try the fix for sysinfo at:
see line #221 left, at:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Even if you already tried it, try it after you reinstalled.

The last shot would be a Repair setup.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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"BB" <BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Mark:

Thanks for your help. I did the re-install of msinfo32.inf and rebooted.
It still takes 20 mins to fully generate a system information file in the
.nfo format. After generation, it can be clicked on only once without
error.
When accessed a 2nd time, I get an error saying file is corrupt or a
different version, I click "ok" (the ONLY option) and it opens fine
anyway.

I searched the net for days, found people having problems opening help
center instead of system information and some not being able to even get
system information at all but couldn't find this particular problem. That
file error on opening the 2nd time is a problem when I'm sending the file
to
a support person (zipped, of course, as I was told it has to be) as it
gives
them the same error before opening. This behavior is the same even when
I
disable all of my spyware/adware & virus programs.

Do you have any thoughts or recommendations?

Regards,
BB

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

I find one at
C:\WINDOWS\inf\msinfo32.inf

set your search to find hidden files, or the system to show them. (folder
options in control panel)

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"BB" <BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Dear Mark:

Thanks for the speedy response. Please clarify which .inf file. I
have
MSInfo32.inf on my hard drive (one is in my c:I386 folde) or is it an
MSinfo.inf that I'd have to find on my Media Center reinstallation
disk?
I
can generate a .nfo file if I use switches, but it takes over 15
minutes
and
I don't think that's normal.

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

In XP you can just rightclick the INF file, and click "Install"

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"BB" <BB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Mark: You say "insert your Microsoft Windows 98...disk." Isn't
this
an
XP
forum? I have this issue also where MSINFO32 hangs and doesn't seem
to
generate a complete .nfo file, although everything in the program
itself
seems fine and complete. Does this same process work with an XP
Media
Center
reinstallation disk?

THANKS in advance.

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

manually reinstall Microsoft System Information. To do this, follow
these
steps: 1. Insert your Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second
Edition
compact disc (CD) into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Run box, type the following line, and then click OK:
rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection Msinfo.reg 64
C:\windows\inf\msinfo.inf
4. Repeat step 2 and step 3 for each of the following lines:
rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection Msinfo2.reg 64
C:\windows\inf\msinfo.inf
rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection CDM.base 64
C:\windows\inf\msinfo.inf
rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection sigver.base 64
C:\windows\inf\msinfo.inf
5. Restart your computer.

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"stroutm" wrote:

I spite need to send my system info to yahoo support to
investigate
why
Norton protection cannot install on my computer. Despite repeated
attempts to
run the msinfo32.exe and save the result for forwarding it hangs
with
100%
CPU at the final stage when refreshing £drivers". I have scanned
SFC
but
without any successin running the program. Any suggestions on how
tosolve it
short of clean re install.









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