I’ve been getting a lot of weird errors on my Windows 8 install. Amlost as if the drive is corrupt and lots of DLLs are broken. Random things such as not being able to ope the firewal properties. Not being able to change network connections. The services windows shows “failed to read description. error code 2”. I can’t uninstall anything either! Sounds like a virus. However after a bit of googling it seems to point to AMD / ATI’s “Driver cleanup utlity”. It looks like this does not work on windows 8. Hopefully you ahve a recent restore point and revert, I didn’t and am having to do a repair in stall by running setup fro the CD and “upgrading” my win 8 to win 8.
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