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Update Error: 0x80070426 on Windows Vista.

The Issue:

0x80070426 showed up when I tried to pull down Windows update KB928419. Later I noticed the CryptSvc service’s description was missing, but the service seemed to start and stop normally. The description I received instead of the normal one was:

<failed to Read Description. Error Code: 15100>

CryptSvc showing an error message instead of a proper description.

CryptSvc showing an error message instead of a proper description.

The Troubleshooting:

I ran the system file checker on the computer by opening up the command prompt and typing sfc /scannow. After that was fully completed it let me know it had failed to repair some items. So I opened up the log located at C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log and did a search on the log for any line that said “Could not” (because those are particularly juicy). And this was the result:

2013-01-28 14:05:08, Info                  CSI    000000b5 [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\en-US"\[l:32{16}]"cryptsvc.dll.mui"; source file in store is also corrupted

The solution:

I replaced the file named in the log (C:\Windows\System32\en-US\cryptsvc.dll.mui) with one from a working vista machine. The good file I replaced it with had an md5 hash of deebc869807089a9b0bfb8332278ce7b and a file size of 4.00KB. This ended up fixing my problem!

I hope this helps someone!