error codes can be found here.
Error code 40 states...
Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly. (Code 40)
What ever you were trying to install, it's not in the registry.
Maybe you want to try either
start, run, cmd, chkdsk /r (space between the k and /)hit enter, answer y and restart your computer.
start, run, cmd, SCF/Scannow and insert your Vista disk.
Windows has sent me a Microsoft hotfix self-extractor to fix a blue screen issue. But I get this message -
"An error occurred while unzipping. One or more files were not successfully unzipped. The error code is 40"
I've searched the MS KB, using the complete message, and it returns "no matches". I really need some help with this.
I get to hate Vista more and more!
Vista Home Premium