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Can't install any software in Windows 8

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  • After installing Windows 8 (64-bit) i attempted to install different applications and drivers but they all came back with the message:

    "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000058). Click OK to start the application."

    Also IE10 will only open through Metro, the desktop version crashes as soon as its opened.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:09 PM

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  • This could mean that Windows has failed to read the import table on the executable.

    Check that the ISO file you downloaded is not corrupt by computing the file's hash (Microsoft has a free tool called fciv that does this) or following the directions below (which requires you to download and install a 3rd party tool)

    You can also try repairing your ISO file in place by using parity volumes. 

    If the file is nearly complete but corrupt you can try using QUICKPAR to repair the missing/corrupt portions of the file. Install QUICKPAR on your computer (freeware) and then download each of these files into the same directory as your ISO. Then double-click on the PAR2 file (the first one) and QUICKPAR will validate the file and repair it as best it can. Not a guaranteed solution but it can help you avoid re-downloading 6 GB.

    Link to QUICKPAR: http://www.quickpar.org.uk/

    Download the parity files for the version of the ISO you have from here: http://vxcv.com/wdp-par2/

    Start with the first (smallest) file and work your way down the list until you have enough blocks. I will try to keep these files available until Windows 8 Beta ships. 

    See this related thread for more information: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/0c2156d5-5cef-42bb-9217-08fe296c51dc

    If the file is not corrupt, please file a bug by using the Send Feedback tool on your Desktop.

    Thanks,
    Ben

    • Marked as answer by Xploder999 Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:12 PM
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:06 PM

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  • You get this error:

    //
    // MessageId: STATUS_UNKNOWN_REVISION
    //
    // MessageText:
    //
    // Indicates a revision number encountered or specified is not one known by the service. It may be a more recent revision than the service is aware of.
    //
    #define STATUS_UNKNOWN_REVISION          ((NTSTATUS)0xC0000058L)

    Do you get this with all programs or only some?


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:50 PM
  • On the desktop I get it with everything apart from Windows Explorer/Control Panel. IE10 doesn't come up with the message, just a big white window and the form border states its not responding.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:32 PM
  • This could mean that Windows has failed to read the import table on the executable.

    Check that the ISO file you downloaded is not corrupt by computing the file's hash (Microsoft has a free tool called fciv that does this) or following the directions below (which requires you to download and install a 3rd party tool)

    You can also try repairing your ISO file in place by using parity volumes. 

    If the file is nearly complete but corrupt you can try using QUICKPAR to repair the missing/corrupt portions of the file. Install QUICKPAR on your computer (freeware) and then download each of these files into the same directory as your ISO. Then double-click on the PAR2 file (the first one) and QUICKPAR will validate the file and repair it as best it can. Not a guaranteed solution but it can help you avoid re-downloading 6 GB.

    Link to QUICKPAR: http://www.quickpar.org.uk/

    Download the parity files for the version of the ISO you have from here: http://vxcv.com/wdp-par2/

    Start with the first (smallest) file and work your way down the list until you have enough blocks. I will try to keep these files available until Windows 8 Beta ships. 

    See this related thread for more information: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/0c2156d5-5cef-42bb-9217-08fe296c51dc

    If the file is not corrupt, please file a bug by using the Send Feedback tool on your Desktop.

    Thanks,
    Ben

    • Marked as answer by Xploder999 Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:12 PM
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:06 PM
  • Thanks for your help. I will go and see if that gets it working.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:18 PM
  • Ok :-)

    If the file isn't corrupt, you can also try:

    • PC Reset (under the Settings app > General IIRC)
    • Clean re-install (boot from USB/DVD and delete all partitions -- Warning: Will delete all your data! Back up any personal files first. )
    If the file is corrupt, you can patch it using Quickpar and then redo your USB flash drive or DVD, and then do a clean re-install from that.
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:29 PM