Wouldn’t it be interesting to tally up the $$$ wasted by your customers dealing with this issue. Not good. I’m heading out on a consulting gig later this week so fired up my new Win7 64 bit laptop to do a bit of prep work only to have it lock up on boot with Fatal error c0000034 on update 291…. Seems a LOT of people are having bad experiences with SP1.
To get back into Windows I have to,
- Boot in recovery mode
- Go to the OS drive which was D:\ on my machine and find the pending.xml file in D:\Windows\Winxs
- Search for 0000000000000000.cdf-ms
<Checkpoint/><DeleteFile path=”\SystemRoot\WinSxS\FileMaps\_0000000000000000.cdf-ms”/><MoveFile source=”\SystemRoot\WinSxS\Temp\PendingRenames\e56db1….-ms” destination=”\SystemRoot\WinSxS\FileMaps\_0000000000000000.cdf-ms”/>
Now save and reboot