Okay this is not a hard problem to fix. Before I give you the instructions I want to make it CLEAR that I do not condone cracked/exploited copied of Windows or any other Microsoft product, neither does CNET so you should probably keep that to yourself from now on.
Firstly, delete all the copies of the dll you obtained from everywhere. There should only be one copy of each in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\ folder.
Then you need to become familiar with regedit. Its a pretty easy utility to learn, but don't mess around with stuff you could really mess stuff up. To start it up, go to the start menu, click run..., and type in regedit. We are a quarter of the way to fixing this now. Stay strong!
To get this to work you are going to need those two subkeys in your registry:
You can get to these paths through regedit. The two subkeys (keys are the things that look like folders in regedit): "Schlumberger Cryptographic Service Provider" and "Infineon SICRYPT Base Smart Card CSP" need to be created in the Provider key. In order to do this click on the Provider key and in the Edit menu click on new... then key in the submenu. Do this twice and rename the created keys:
Schlumberger Cryptographic Service Provider
Infineon SICRYPT Base Smart Card CSP
[Halfway there now!]
Okay, lets get crazy and add some info to these keys. Click on the keys you created. You should have one value in the window to the right . It should be named (default) and it should have (value not set). This is fantastic. Right click in the window to the right with the default value. In the new menu, click on string value. A new string value will be created you need to rename this value "Image Path" then right click it, and select "modify". Set the value to C:\WINDOWS\system32\slbcsp.dll for Schlumberger and C:\WINDOWS\system32\sccbase.dll for Infineon.
[3/4 of the way done]
Two both of the created subkeys add two DWORD values the same way you added the string values. These values should be named "SigInFile" and "Type". Simply modify the Type one to have a value of one (hexidecimal or decimal ... it doesn't matter numbers 1 - 9 are the same in both bases). Done!
That should do it for your pirated copy of windows, which is probably a crippled copy of windows used for corporations with lots of workstations that doesn't require a key. If you are going to pirate OS software you NEED to learn your intermediate computer skills like regedit and batch commands etc... Don't be lazy and expect everything to work for free and then complain about some customer service not getting back to you in a timely manner. And don't post anything else here except thank you cause I just fixed your problem for FREE on my own time. Good luck.
System: XP Professional recently authenticated with MS GWA (cdrom enroute) was a ?pirated? copy
I have gone as far as I am comfortable with to locate and install the required .dll files. I authenticated the Windows XP. I downloaded 21 updates. I installed XPmedic, emailed them for support, and no response after 4 days. Below is the contents of the screen that stops the HP printer installation.
"Issues stopping installation:
This is a Cryptographic Service Provider manufactured by Microsoft.
This is a SICRYPT Base Smart Card CSP manufactured by Microsoft.
These registry keys do not exist and are required for installation to continue. Please ensure that the registry keys exist and click Retry to continue installation."
Below is the description of the locations of what I downloaded:
In WinRAR, sccbase.dll was downloaded as a zip file and extracted into 4 locations:
C:\Documents and Settings\Cindy\Application Data
C:\Program Files\sccbase.dll\sccbase.dll (says its unknown or damaged)
In WinRAR, slbcsp.dll was downloaded as a zip file and extracted to the same locations. They are called Application Extensions.
I was able to find a version of the files needed and WinRAR verified they were from Microsoft and virus free. But my downloads are totally unsuccessful. I have crawled all over the Microsoft site to the extent that I have been accessing the DOS command prompt to re-register all the .dll files, singly and enmasse.
I did make an attempt to mess with the catroot directory as directed by one forum discussion on the Microsoft website, but DOS said my syntax was wrong. Time to stop.
So I re-registered all the .dll files with regsvr32; they all registered except for sccbase.dll and slbcsp.dll. These say:
"Load Library (sccbase.dll or slbcsp.dll) failed. The specified module could not be found."
I tried to system restore twice this week. The first time it worked okay and I was able to get rid of some of the problems I was facing with Spybot-Search and Destroy. I think this program deleted the files, or I did when it showed me 50 files that were "infected" and needed to be deleted. I could not get the files back from the program once deleted, because I had system restored and it did not restore deleted files.
The second attempt at system restore was after my Microsoft purchase where I tried to get the files by approaching Microsoft for an update or download that would possibly have these files. That was not successful, probably because the previous state was a non-compliant version.
I have gone into the Cryptographic Arena on the system with no luck. I have rebooted and rebooted and updated and rebooted and tried to install the new printer repeatedly with no luck. At this point the only thing I can hope for is that the Windows XP CD may have the files onboard.
This computer is currently running on Service Pack 2, and fully updated as far as I can tell. It runs well, but I cannot complete the installation of this HP printer. It stops and requests these two files. When I look at the .dll folder in Windows/system32, they exist and look like all the other .dll files. What can I do now?
Thanks so much for any help. I will be glad to give as much info as I can concerning this problem. (Trying to get Mama's computer up and totally functional before moving across the world at the end of this week.)