After having a major crash and the computer would barely work but it ran. I ran the SP2 repair (I think that is what it was called) and things came back up fine. Than I realized that window updater would not update and it caused some problems with Quicken. Quicken ran fine but when I tried to update information from the bank I got a denied message. When I went to quit Quicken windows installer wanted to uninstall it. Luckly it wasn't working.
I went out to a microsoft discussion group and found a topic called Cannot install updates - no error code in Windows Update which was what I was experiencing. They told me about dial-a-fix.
But since I am now having problems with dial-a-fix hanging I thought you would be my best chance for sorting this extremely annoying behavior out.
The long and the short of it is that dial-a-fix hangs at mmcndmgr.dll with external exception c0000006 @ registering mmcndmrg.dll. I ran the repair permissions tool and it hung at the same dll. I then started in safe mode using the instructions under registry permission issues which worked fine. I restarted ran dial-a-fix and the problem was still there.
What follows below are my communications with Microsoft discussion group. Let me know if you need more information and how to get it and send it to you.
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I decided to go ahead with the registry permission issue procedure. It went
as described. However when I restarted and ran dial-a-fix it hung at the same
dill (mmcndmrg.dll) with the same error message error c0000006.
I should mention that the computer has started to hang at start up,
sometimes. It get past the log in fine, the virus program NOD32 starts ok.
Then shortly after the desktop appears I try to open a folder or on other
occasions to launch a program. The hour glass appears and the HD light goes
on and stays on and the machine doesn’t come out of it. I’ve waited up to 20
minutes then pulled the battery. Other times if I let it start, do nothing
for awhile it will operate fine. It seems to be a bit inconsistent.
"peshkopi jim" wrote:
> Thank you for the instructions. I was able to complete the process and had 80
> updates to install and was able to run them-well almost all of them. Seven of
> them would not run. So I went to repeat the process hoping that would resolve
> the problem.
> Now when I run dial-a-fix it hangs at the registration center at
> explorer/ie/oe/shell/wmp. I get the error message external exception C0000006
> at mmcdmgr.dll. I had to force quit the application. I ran the tools repair
> permissions and it completed the process without any errors-several times.
> But when I run dial-a fix again (and again) it continues to hang at this dll
> I goggled the dill to see what it does and found UniblueRegistryBooster
> among others. I ran it and it indicated I had 876 errors and it could fix 15
> for free and to fix the rest I had to purchase it.
> I should mention that the first time I ran dial-a-fix it had the same
> external exception error c0000006 and hung at els.dll. I also had an “error 0
> was encountered while loading badlibrary (c/windows/system 32/mmcndmrg.dll.
> The error text is: The exception completed successfully” message. When I
> clicked ok the application proceeded to finish the scan without any other
> errors. I ran the repair tool, repair permissions, and it fixed the problem.
> I was able to run the full sweep of the application without any errors and
> complete these rest of the instructions and got the 80 updates.
> I am thinking of starting in safe mode as the instructions under the
> registry permission section and following these instructions but would like
> your thoughts and advice before proceeding.
> Also now when I go to the control panel and open administrative tools and
> try to launch computer management I get the error message “management console
> has encountered a problem and needs to close.”
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> > peshkopi jim wrote:
> > > I am having same problem. However I do not know how to install it
> > > using the command line switch. I guess I'm a GUI person. I have
> > > looked for a long time searching the web to see exactly how to do
> > > this but no where can I find all the commands put together. Could
> > > someone help me here?
> > Save the file someplace simple - like the root of C:\
> > Start button --> RUN --> CMD
> > Now that you have a command prompt open, change directories to where you
> > saved the file...
> > (If you saved it to the root of C, and your prompt starts with
> > C:\something, type in:
> > CD \
> > and press enter.)
> > type in the name of the executable, a space, and any command line options
> > you need to.
> > --
> > Shenan Stanley
> > MS-MVP
> > --
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