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The Pipe State is Invalid

by papafas / December 29, 2009 7:06 PM PST

I'm running Windows Vista on my Toshiba Satellite P300-156 and I get this message when I try to run my system, "The pipe state is invalid". Kindly help

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When exactly do you get this message?
by Kees Bakker / December 29, 2009 7:10 PM PST
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The Pipe State is Invalid
by papafas / December 29, 2009 9:11 PM PST

Sorry, I meant to say when I want to run a program. I had tried to upgrade from Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2, and the installation did not go through to completion, no matter what I tried. It just stuck at 65%. Eventually, I was left with a black desktop with only a Recycle Bin icon on it. This happened repeatedly over the space of about 2 weeks and did not respond to system restore or system repair.
Like magic, my laptop eventually booted to my proper desktop today. Because I had previously downloaded RegCure, I quickly seized the opportunity and tried to install it, so that I could do a check of my system; that was when I got the first message of 'ShellExecuteEx failed; code 230. The pipe state is invalid'.
I later tried to do an online scan using RegistryBooster 2010, and got the very same error message. I hope it is clearer now. Sorry for the earlier mis-information.

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Re: invalid pipe state
by Kees Bakker / December 29, 2009 9:26 PM PST

With 65% of a service pack installed and system restore and system repair not working, your system probably is a mess.

So get your Toshiba System Recovery DVD and bring the machine back to its original state. From their, start all over.

And take this advice: never run a registry cleaner.


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Pipe Issues
by papafas / December 29, 2009 9:59 PM PST
In reply to: Re: invalid pipe state

Thanks for the candid advice; will do.

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by YaHa96 / December 30, 2009 1:20 AM PST
In reply to: Re: invalid pipe state

I never heard anything wrong with registry cleaner. What harm do registry cleaners do?

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Read these forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2009 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: Explaination?

There are far too many pleas for help "after I used registry cleaner" for you to not notice those.

CCLEANER is a light cleaner if you must but beyond that most are just after YOUR MONEY.

Do what you want to live with the outcome?

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Pipe State is Invalid
by erikaa13 / December 31, 2010 5:36 AM PST

When I try to download somethhing it tells me "The Pipe State is Invalid, does that mean I cannot download it?

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