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We were having trouble starting windows because 'registry file is missing or corrupt'. We have now reinstalled windows and run disk check and also repair from the Windows disk. We now can't update windows because of error code 80040154. Have we a problem with the Western Digital hard drive which is only 12 months old or is it a problem which we can solve.

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My question is did you do a complete install or a repair of your machine? You can do this fix then install the software again. I do not believe it is the SATA drive I could be wrong but try this fix first and follow the on-screen directions. I hope this assisted you thanks for using FixYa! "Guru John"

KB987: Error code 80040154. Class not registered.
When installing, you may receive the following error:
Error code 80040154. Class not registered.
SOLUTION
This error usually indicates a permissions problem in the registry. The easiest way to correct this is to simply install the software as a local administrator for the machine, but you may have to edit the permissions on the registry key in question.

  1. Click Start -> Run -> type Regedit in the run box, and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT hive.
  3. Right click on the Windows NT hive in the left pane, then select Permissions.
  4. Insure that the System account has 'Full Control'. This is done by clicking the System user in the top pane, then clicking to add a checkmark to the 'Full Control' checkbox.
  5. Click OK to save this, and close Regedit.
Reboot your computer before attempting to install again. This should get you back on the road again.

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Error code 80040154. is a reg error easiest way of fixing is to run a reg checker....... if you dont have 1 and dont want to pay for 1 email me n il email 1 back to you pjhislay@yahoo.com
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