Saturday, December 03, 2011

Aaargh! Bloody Computer

Could not load file or assembly sorttbls.nlp or one of its dependencies. The system file cannot be specified.

Aargh!

14 comments:

Kirby Uber said...

'Have you tried turning it off and on again?' -- IT Crowd

8)

serjames said...

Try this link - dunno if it will fix, it but worth a go

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/64599-could-not-load-file-assembly-sorttbls-nlp-one-its-dependencies.html

Neal Asher said...

Tried sfc/scannow which found and reparied something, tried other things, still keep getting that error. I've also 'lost' HP Support Assistant. Mebe time for full system recovery.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

might be an alien life form

http://www.kschroeder.com/weblog/archive/2011/11/30/the-deepening-paradox

you never know..

Babbage said...

Download the .net clean up tool from https://www.orbitfiles.com/download/id1643753494.html Then run it selecting the "remove all" option. Then download the latest version of the .net framework from the Microsoft site http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=17851 and reinstall it.

spaceoperaghost said...

Win7 correct?

If serjames' link does not work try this- http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/w7itproinstall/thread/a0e7e624-1819-4f37-84c7-f511495e6408

And uh, you have your work backed up on another hard drive/the cloud right?

Right?

*starts panicking*

spaceoperaghost said...

I should say if your other solutions haven't worked, try that link, since you appear to be capable of searching your errors :)

Also make sure your drivers are up to date and the OS is updated...

Also, if you get the 'blabla send info to microsoft about this issue' message please do it, put in what you were doing etc. There actually are minions who read those things. (really, I promise)

Neal Asher said...

I reset to factory settings. Bit of a pain but seems to have done the trick.

Neal Asher said...

So what online back-up services do you all use?

Babbage said...

Dell Datasafe, mainly because it was packaged with the last laptop I bought. One other thing I find useful is I have a copy of Orlogix "Transfer My PC" (http://www.orlogix.com/product.php?catalogue_id=1&product_id=73). It's not a backup product but it does allow you to take a copy of your PC - data and applications - and load it onto a new PC. The new PC then has all the applications, data, everything, that the old one had. It works properly too! This means if you have a catastrophic failure and have to buy a new computer you can recreate the old one's settings, etc., really easily - something just a data backup won't do.

bascule said...

Free online backups I use are Drop Box 2Gb for free, which is more than enough for docs etc, just not enough for pix. Plus all important stuff I import into google docs.

Drop box is quite good as you can set it to do an auto sync of the folder you've specified.

Jay said...

For a remote backup solution and not simply a free storage place, I would recommend you look at Backblaze.

http://www.backblaze.com/

Neal Asher said...

Ach, I'm signed up with Snapfish and Google Plus. The first takes too long and the second simply isn't working. However, bascule, I signed up for that Dropbox and it seems very good, very fast. I've also dug out my portable hard drive and made a copy of all my data on that. I also use a 16 gig memory stick to back up after each session of work.

Matt said...

also try the 2GB free Backup from MozyHome. Don't pay - go free!

Really good as it backs up automatically twice a day.

Use Dropbox as well, but Mozy provides an automatic solution.