Cryptography service won't start on XP SP2

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I'm having problems downloading and installing the latest (Aug 9 2005) set of
security updates from Microsoft. I looked into one of them and saw that the
Cryptography service wasn't running. It is set to start automatically but
isn't. I tried to manually start it and get an error: 193-0xc1. I've tried
deleting the CatRoot2 directory, rebooting and starting Cryptography, and
unregistering and reregistering a set of related DLLs per information I found
on the net. Nothing is getting Cryptography service to start up. I never
had problems with the monthly updates in the past.

The only other unusual situtation recently is that I had to do a Windows
Repair Install after having problems caused by bad disk blocks. After doing
the disk repair and the Repair install I cloned the problem disk onto a new
drive and that's what I'm running from. Everything else works OK to my
knowledge.

Any suggestions? I've appended the update log that first let me know that
Cryptography wasn't running, though I don't see that it offers any other
clues.

thanks,
Larry
-----------
[KB899591.log]
0.844:
================================================================================
0.844: 2005/08/10 19:28:50.000 (local)
0.844:
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\update.exe (version 6.1.22.4)
0.844: Hotfix started with following command line: /si
/ParentInfo:b20ffbf19ff8084699926f620e88d52a
901.078: PrepareToTrustInfFile: MySetupCopyOEMInf failed: 0x426
901.078: IsInfFileTrusted: PrepareToTrustInfFile Failed: 0x426
901.110: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installing
c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download\s-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\KB899591.cat as _000000_.cat...
901.110: VerifySize: Unable to verify size: Source = NULL:
c:\windows\_000000_.cat
901.141: InstallCatalogFile: InstallCatalog failed for
c:\windows\_000000_.cat; error=0x00000426.
901.141: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installation failed; error=0x00000002.
901.141: UdpStopService: ControlService failed :0x426
901.141: IsInfFileTrusted: ValidateSingleFileSignature Failed:
STR_FAILED_INF_INTEGRITY
901.157: KB899591 Setup encountered an error: Setup could not verify the
integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is
running on this computer.
901.157: DeleteCatalogFile _000000_.cat failed with ERROR 1062
901.157: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make
sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.
901.157: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf0da
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    I found the Event Viewer in the Computer Managment console. There was an
    error (many of them) that had this message:
    "The Cryptographic Services service terminated with the following
    error:Cryptographic Services is not a valid Win32 application."

    What can cause this? How do I fix it? Help!
    thanks,
    Larry

    "ozarkcanoer" wrote:

    > I'm having problems downloading and installing the latest (Aug 9 2005) set of
    > security updates from Microsoft. I looked into one of them and saw that the
    > Cryptography service wasn't running. It is set to start automatically but
    > isn't. I tried to manually start it and get an error: 193-0xc1. I've tried
    > deleting the CatRoot2 directory, rebooting and starting Cryptography, and
    > unregistering and reregistering a set of related DLLs per information I found
    > on the net. Nothing is getting Cryptography service to start up. I never
    > had problems with the monthly updates in the past.
    >
    > The only other unusual situtation recently is that I had to do a Windows
    > Repair Install after having problems caused by bad disk blocks. After doing
    > the disk repair and the Repair install I cloned the problem disk onto a new
    > drive and that's what I'm running from. Everything else works OK to my
    > knowledge.
    >
    > Any suggestions? I've appended the update log that first let me know that
    > Cryptography wasn't running, though I don't see that it offers any other
    > clues.
    >
    > thanks,
    > Larry
    > -----------
    > [KB899591.log]
    > 0.844:
    > ================================================================================
    > 0.844: 2005/08/10 19:28:50.000 (local)
    > 0.844:
    > C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\update.exe (version 6.1.22.4)
    > 0.844: Hotfix started with following command line: /si
    > /ParentInfo:b20ffbf19ff8084699926f620e88d52a
    > 901.078: PrepareToTrustInfFile: MySetupCopyOEMInf failed: 0x426
    > 901.078: IsInfFileTrusted: PrepareToTrustInfFile Failed: 0x426
    > 901.110: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installing
    > c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download\s-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\KB899591.cat as _000000_.cat...
    > 901.110: VerifySize: Unable to verify size: Source = NULL:
    > c:\windows\_000000_.cat
    > 901.141: InstallCatalogFile: InstallCatalog failed for
    > c:\windows\_000000_.cat; error=0x00000426.
    > 901.141: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installation failed; error=0x00000002.
    > 901.141: UdpStopService: ControlService failed :0x426
    > 901.141: IsInfFileTrusted: ValidateSingleFileSignature Failed:
    > STR_FAILED_INF_INTEGRITY
    > 901.157: KB899591 Setup encountered an error: Setup could not verify the
    > integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is
    > running on this computer.
    > 901.157: DeleteCatalogFile _000000_.cat failed with ERROR 1062
    > 901.157: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make
    > sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.
    > 901.157: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf0da
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    I've tried to correct this problem by copying copies of these DLLs from
    another XP SP2 system into the Windows\System32 directory on the system with
    the problem. I did this while in the XP Recovery Console. Doesn't fix the
    problem. I still get the error saying that Cryptographic Services is not a
    valid Win32 application. On the system I took the files from, Cryptographic
    services is running fine.

    I don't understand how it can't be a valid Win32 application. Something is
    going on I definitely don't understand.


    "ozarkcanoer" wrote:

    > I found the Event Viewer in the Computer Managment console. There was an
    > error (many of them) that had this message:
    > "The Cryptographic Services service terminated with the following
    > error:Cryptographic Services is not a valid Win32 application."
    >
    > What can cause this? How do I fix it? Help!
    > thanks,
    > Larry
    >
    > "ozarkcanoer" wrote:
    >
    > > I'm having problems downloading and installing the latest (Aug 9 2005) set of
    > > security updates from Microsoft. I looked into one of them and saw that the
    > > Cryptography service wasn't running. It is set to start automatically but
    > > isn't. I tried to manually start it and get an error: 193-0xc1. I've tried
    > > deleting the CatRoot2 directory, rebooting and starting Cryptography, and
    > > unregistering and reregistering a set of related DLLs per information I found
    > > on the net. Nothing is getting Cryptography service to start up. I never
    > > had problems with the monthly updates in the past.
    > >
    > > The only other unusual situtation recently is that I had to do a Windows
    > > Repair Install after having problems caused by bad disk blocks. After doing
    > > the disk repair and the Repair install I cloned the problem disk onto a new
    > > drive and that's what I'm running from. Everything else works OK to my
    > > knowledge.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions? I've appended the update log that first let me know that
    > > Cryptography wasn't running, though I don't see that it offers any other
    > > clues.
    > >
    > > thanks,
    > > Larry
    > > -----------
    > > [KB899591.log]
    > > 0.844:
    > > ================================================================================
    > > 0.844: 2005/08/10 19:28:50.000 (local)
    > > 0.844:
    > > C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\update.exe (version 6.1.22.4)
    > > 0.844: Hotfix started with following command line: /si
    > > /ParentInfo:b20ffbf19ff8084699926f620e88d52a
    > > 901.078: PrepareToTrustInfFile: MySetupCopyOEMInf failed: 0x426
    > > 901.078: IsInfFileTrusted: PrepareToTrustInfFile Failed: 0x426
    > > 901.110: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installing
    > > c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download\s-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\KB899591.cat as _000000_.cat...
    > > 901.110: VerifySize: Unable to verify size: Source = NULL:
    > > c:\windows\_000000_.cat
    > > 901.141: InstallCatalogFile: InstallCatalog failed for
    > > c:\windows\_000000_.cat; error=0x00000426.
    > > 901.141: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installation failed; error=0x00000002.
    > > 901.141: UdpStopService: ControlService failed :0x426
    > > 901.141: IsInfFileTrusted: ValidateSingleFileSignature Failed:
    > > STR_FAILED_INF_INTEGRITY
    > > 901.157: KB899591 Setup encountered an error: Setup could not verify the
    > > integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is
    > > running on this computer.
    > > 901.157: DeleteCatalogFile _000000_.cat failed with ERROR 1062
    > > 901.157: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make
    > > sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.
    > > 901.157: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf0da
    > >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Problem was resolved by doing a repair install with xpsp1a and then upgrading
    to sp2 and then letting system download and install all subsequent
    updates/patches. Cryptographic service problem is gone.

    Larry

    "ozarkcanoer" wrote:

    > I've tried to correct this problem by copying copies of these DLLs from
    > another XP SP2 system into the Windows\System32 directory on the system with
    > the problem. I did this while in the XP Recovery Console. Doesn't fix the
    > problem. I still get the error saying that Cryptographic Services is not a
    > valid Win32 application. On the system I took the files from, Cryptographic
    > services is running fine.
    >
    > I don't understand how it can't be a valid Win32 application. Something is
    > going on I definitely don't understand.
    >
    >
    > "ozarkcanoer" wrote:
    >
    > > I found the Event Viewer in the Computer Managment console. There was an
    > > error (many of them) that had this message:
    > > "The Cryptographic Services service terminated with the following
    > > error:Cryptographic Services is not a valid Win32 application."
    > >
    > > What can cause this? How do I fix it? Help!
    > > thanks,
    > > Larry
    > >
    > > "ozarkcanoer" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I'm having problems downloading and installing the latest (Aug 9 2005) set of
    > > > security updates from Microsoft. I looked into one of them and saw that the
    > > > Cryptography service wasn't running. It is set to start automatically but
    > > > isn't. I tried to manually start it and get an error: 193-0xc1. I've tried
    > > > deleting the CatRoot2 directory, rebooting and starting Cryptography, and
    > > > unregistering and reregistering a set of related DLLs per information I found
    > > > on the net. Nothing is getting Cryptography service to start up. I never
    > > > had problems with the monthly updates in the past.
    > > >
    > > > The only other unusual situtation recently is that I had to do a Windows
    > > > Repair Install after having problems caused by bad disk blocks. After doing
    > > > the disk repair and the Repair install I cloned the problem disk onto a new
    > > > drive and that's what I'm running from. Everything else works OK to my
    > > > knowledge.
    > > >
    > > > Any suggestions? I've appended the update log that first let me know that
    > > > Cryptography wasn't running, though I don't see that it offers any other
    > > > clues.
    > > >
    > > > thanks,
    > > > Larry
    > > > -----------
    > > > [KB899591.log]
    > > > 0.844:
    > > > ================================================================================
    > > > 0.844: 2005/08/10 19:28:50.000 (local)
    > > > 0.844:
    > > > C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\update.exe (version 6.1.22.4)
    > > > 0.844: Hotfix started with following command line: /si
    > > > /ParentInfo:b20ffbf19ff8084699926f620e88d52a
    > > > 901.078: PrepareToTrustInfFile: MySetupCopyOEMInf failed: 0x426
    > > > 901.078: IsInfFileTrusted: PrepareToTrustInfFile Failed: 0x426
    > > > 901.110: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installing
    > > > c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download\s-1-5-18\ff9844a0f0feaa5597f75dcffabb8d43\update\KB899591.cat as _000000_.cat...
    > > > 901.110: VerifySize: Unable to verify size: Source = NULL:
    > > > c:\windows\_000000_.cat
    > > > 901.141: InstallCatalogFile: InstallCatalog failed for
    > > > c:\windows\_000000_.cat; error=0x00000426.
    > > > 901.141: InstallInfCatalogFile: Installation failed; error=0x00000002.
    > > > 901.141: UdpStopService: ControlService failed :0x426
    > > > 901.141: IsInfFileTrusted: ValidateSingleFileSignature Failed:
    > > > STR_FAILED_INF_INTEGRITY
    > > > 901.157: KB899591 Setup encountered an error: Setup could not verify the
    > > > integrity of the file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is
    > > > running on this computer.
    > > > 901.157: DeleteCatalogFile _000000_.cat failed with ERROR 1062
    > > > 901.157: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file Update.inf. Make
    > > > sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.
    > > > 901.157: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf0da
    > > >
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