Code 37: Installing Drivers

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I was remotely fixing my sisters computer and it had tons of viruses, tdl rootkits, malwares... When we restarted the computer, the internet and keyboard didn't work. So I decided to drive all the way there, and a bunch of her devices (such as processor, network adapters) are giving code 37.

The operating system is Windows Vista,

I have done the sfc /scannow and fixed corrupted files, I have tried reinstalling the drivers and it keeps failing with code 37.

I have been doing this for almost all day and I cannot invest anymore time in this. On the rare offchance, I hope someone who has ran into this problem help me with this situation?
 

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From what I'm reading SFC doesn't even work off of hashes, it literally checks for changes while running, and replaces from the cache (a folder in the system directory) when a change is unauthorized... so it's possible the infection fucked up the backup copies as well.

If it were me, I'd do a "repair install" (in-place upgrade to the existing version from within windows) to make sure the system is set straight (and this will re-do the hardware abstraction layer anyways).
 
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Unfortunately they don't have a CD and I didn't bring any backup CD's with me. Man this sucks, She lives a little over 40 miles away...

It was working before I scanned their computer, I wish I can just restore it and just leave her with the viruses.
 

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