Re: Startup "problem and needs to close" error message RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am having same issue but this didn't fix my problem. For me the problem started when i did repair on my system. I was able to do Genuine validation from web. I downloaded WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86-Standalone and ran i locally. I get file extraction error (i found update.exe gets deleted automatically. I extracted this on other machine and when i connect and rune file remotely it deletes update.exe.


    I ran into same issue when i tried to run sp2. it deletes update.exe. I am not sure what to do. I tried several things and spend several days.




    Monday, December 10, 2007 4:13 AM


  • Hello Vijay,


    Let’s split your thread off so we may focus more attention on your particular situation.  Splitting threads are done to mitigate confusion caused by more than one posting about similar   topics allowing us to focus on each customer individually.  Please post your question here http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=442&SiteID=25 in a new thread of your own. 


    In order to receive the best support, we request all users to initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool.  The tool will try and identify the individual issue you may be experiencing.  Also, please provide a brief synopsis describing the issue including any error messages or codes. These can be found in the lower left hand corner of most Genuine Advantage Web pages when an error is encountered.


    Please download and run the MS Genuine Diagnostic Tool utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.


    Step 2 is telling us about the COA. Tell us:

    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.


    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.



    Thank you,


    Stephen Holm, MS

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 12:17 AM