I feel like a total moron about this whole incident.
Previously I've complained about an error known as Ox0000098. It turns out that I missed out the 'c' and I've been trying solutions for an entirely different section of errors. Not only has this wasted my time, but it may have royally screwed me over.
My laptop is now stuck in an update loop. I can't restore to any time before the update commenced either. In other words, I can't get out of this even with the recovery disk. The error that's come up, as implied, is error 0xc0000098 (a required file is missing or corrupt).
I'm guessing that I'm going to have to do a clean reinstallment and start all over again, correct?
Okay, thamks for all your help.
I had run into this and what finally I tried after DOZENS of 'standard automatic repair' with the win7 source disc was:
1) enter repair mode (boot with win7 disc or a image usb stick), go to advanced options and open a command prompt
2) run chkdsk /b
3) binary compare (may use c:\windows\system32\fc.exe or windiff.exe found elsewhere and copied to a usb stick) the c: drivers (in \windows\system32\drivers\*.sys) with the source ones (usually x:\windows\system32\drivers). Rename the critical ones (those not network related) in C: that are newer
4) xcopy the original .sys (from x:) of those renamed
6) if boot is ok once a time turn each of the renamed .sys back and reboot, if want to try find the culprit
I found this way was my ks.sys and probably was due to some update
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