Event Application Log reports multiple Event ID 490 errors from ESENT

After a bad system crash I used a recent restore point  to bring back my Windows XP system (SP3).  All appears OK EXCEPT that:

(a) the restore renamed some folders, including one called CatRoot.  It was renamed to CatRoot2

(b) The applications event log shows the following error messageseveral hundrend times over a 24 hour period.  

 

 

·    svchost (1084) An attempt to open the file"C:\windows\system32\CatRoot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb"for read / write access failed with system error 32 (0x00000020): "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ".  The open file operation will fail witherror -1032 (0xfffffbf8).

 

The same error also appears with this path 

  "C:\windows\system32\CatRoot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb"

 

Note:  I have tried rebooting but this has not solved the problem.  I also entered this from a command prompt: netsh winsock reset-- Then. reboot.  No luck.

 

What do I need to reset/restore to fix/correct this error message?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Last updated December 10, 2018 Views 21,107 Applies to:

Hi Mike_withforesight,

I would suggest you to try the steps mentioned below and check if it helps:

Step 1:

Rename the Catroot2 folder and check if it helps:

a. Click Start, click Run, type "cmd" (without quotes), and then click OK.

b. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each line:

·        net stop cryptsvc

·        ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2

·        net start cryptsvc

·        exit

d. Restart the computer and check if the issue is fixed.

Step 2:

Run the Microsoft Fixit from the following article link and check if it helps:

How do I reset Windows Update components?


Hope this helps.

Thanks and Regards,
Santosh Y – Microsoft Support

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I, too, have this issue.  I tried the steps above in Step 1 - it did resolve the issue temporarily, but then it came back.  I tried the solution in Step 2, but still did not resolve the issue.  Microsoft Fix it 50202 ran successfullly, but did not resolve the issue.  I did NOT try the "Fix it myself" steps as I have too many machines with the problem...


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Thanks... Just performing STEP 1 worked like a charm and fixed the error. Later I traced the problem to the permissions in %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 were modified due to a server hardening script..

Hence STEP 1 basically created a new Catroot2 folder with default permissions which fixed the issues

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Hi Babu,

 

Thank you for letting us know that the steps helped you resolve the issue.

 

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