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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Crazy-Lii, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Crazy-Lii

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    I try to update and it doesn't even start updating, it just directly
    pulls up error 80240016 and i have tried rebooting systems like other
    people have said on this program BUT it still doesn't work??

    Please help!!

    Windows Vista Basic


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    "Crazy-Lii" wrote:
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    >
    > I try to update and it doesn't even start updating, it just directly
    > pulls up error 80240016 and i have tried rebooting systems like other
    > people have said on this program BUT it still doesn't work??
    >
    > Please help!!
    >
    > Windows Vista Basic
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  3. lemur

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    35k of crap

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    "STAN STARINSKI" <NoSpam@NoSpam.org> wrote in message
    news:O0Tb0%23JRKHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > Listen, th eother person is from China.
    > Do we need to exaplain what Chinese are producing in terms of software?
    > They guy has just directed you to download malicious or crapware.
    >
    > The only industrial strength Anti-malware product, with numerous PC
    > Magazine awards is:
    > PC Tools SpywareDoctor, now owned by Symantec.
    >
    > Symantec also produces one of the top Antiviruses - AV2009 is one of the
    > lightest & mosat effective, only adding 2 services and less than a second
    > to boottime.
    > I keep them both just in case, but disabled otherwise so I don't suffer
    > from overhead asociated with running AV, etc in background.
    ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->
     
  5. Listen, th eother person is from China.
    Do we need to exaplain what Chinese are producing in terms of software?
    They guy has just directed you to download malicious or crapware.

    The only industrial strength Anti-malware product, with numerous PC Magazine
    awards is:
    PC Tools SpywareDoctor, now owned by Symantec.

    Symantec also produces one of the top Antiviruses - AV2009 is one of the
    lightest & mosat effective, only adding 2 services and less than a second to
    boottime.
    I keep them both just in case, but disabled otherwise so I don't suffer from
    overhead asociated with running AV, etc in background.

    But the most important thing is he didn't answer your actual question.
    Here's possibly a useful copy of a tread related to your problem:
    ---------------------------------

    ohkala 9/25/2007 8:30 PM PST
    Question
    Update will not install and shows Error Code 80240016 - computer runs
    forever but nothing happens.
    Reboot doesn't help. Can't figure out what other update is still installing.
    Beginning to get really annoying.
    ====================================

    TaurArian [MS-MVP] 9/26/2007 3:38 AM PST
    0x80240016 WU_E_INSTALL_NOT_ALLOWED
    Operation tried to install while another installation was in progress or the
    system was
    pending a mandatory restart.

    What update are you trying to install and what update did you previously
    install?
    ====================================

    ohkala 9/27/2007 7:55 PM PST
    Currently trying to install Vista Update KB933928.
    Before that, Defender Update KB915597 which had issues so I canceled it.
    (same errors and problems as posted in this group.)
    Before that, 3 failed attempts at KB929729, Net Framework 1.1. Used the
    Download Installer Cleanup and that update shows status as "failed" but at
    least it hasn't been trying to install itself over and over again.)

    Tried a suggestion found in one of the groups to stop the update service
    (services.msc) and renaming the software distribution folder in %systemroot%
    - but Vista will not allow me to rename the folder even tho I am an Admin
    user.
    ====================================

    TaurArian [MS-MVP] 9/27/2007 9:43 PM PST
    Before trying to rename the folder - did you stop the WU service?

    How to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in Vista -
    1. Stop the Windows Update service (make sure you are logged on as an
    Administrator)

    Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
    Tools
    Double-click Services
    (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    Right-click the Windows Update service and click Stop.

    2. Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    Locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.

    3. Start the Windows Update service

    Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
    Tools
    Double-click Services
    (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.

    This procedure will erase your history on the Windows Update Site. Not
    important.

    If it doesn't help, start a free Windows Update support incident request:


    Please report back the solution that works for you so that it helps other
    Vista users.

    --
    ====================================
    TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
    ====================================
    How to make a good post:

    Defending your machine:



    Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all may
    benefit.


    "ohkala" <ohkala@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0E6F4492-9753-4FD4-BD24-68F8A3484C37@microsoft.com...
    | Currently trying to install Vista Update KB933928.
    | Before that, Defender Update KB915597 which had issues so I canceled it.
    | (same errors and problems as posted in this group.)
    | Before that, 3 failed attempts at KB929729, Net Framework 1.1. Used the
    | Download Installer Cleanup and that update shows status as "failed" but at
    | least it hasn't been trying to install itself over and over again.)
    |
    | Tried a suggestion found in one of the groups to stop the update service
    | (services.msc) and renaming the software distribution folder in
    %systemroot%
    | - but Vista will not allow me to rename the folder even tho I am an Admin
    | user.
    |
    |
    |
    | "TaurArian [MS-MVP]" wrote:
    |
    | > 0x80240016 WU_E_INSTALL_NOT_ALLOWED
    | > Operation tried to install while another installation was in progress or
    the system
    was
    | > pending a mandatory restart.
    | >
    | > What update are you trying to install and what update did you previously
    install?
    | > --
    | > ====================================
    | > TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
    | > ====================================
    | > How to make a good post:

    | > Defending your machine:

    | >

    | >
    | > Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all
    may benefit.
    | >
    | >
    | > "ohkala" <ohkala@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | > news:5CB5AD34-EA2C-4E8F-B655-5265D00D52CF@microsoft.com...
    | > |I have the same problem as Rhio (post of 9/25). Update will not install
    and
    | > | shows Error Code 80240016 - computer runs forever but nothing happens.
    | > | Reboot doesn't help. Can't figure out what other update is still
    installing.
    | > | Beginning to get really annoying.
    | >
    | >
    | >





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    ohkala 9/28/2007 7:01 AM PST



    Have been trying to stop the WU service for days. Each time I try I get:
    "Windows could not stop the WU service. Error 1053 - service did not respond
    to the start or control request in a timely fashion." Status of WUS then
    goes to "stopping". But, never actually changes to "stopped". Left my
    laptop on overnight and still doesn't "stop". Rebooting sets the service
    back to "Automatic-Delayed".

    "TaurArian [MS-MVP]" wrote:

    Click to show or hide original message or reply text.

    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > Before trying to rename the folder - did you stop the WU service?
    >
    > How to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in Vista -
    > 1. Stop the Windows Update service (make sure you are logged on as an
    > Administrator)
    >
    > Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
    > Tools
    > Double-click Services
    > (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    > Right-click the Windows Update service and click Stop.
    >
    > 2. Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press
    > ENTER.
    >
    > Locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.
    >
    > 3. Start the Windows Update service
    >
    > Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
    > Tools
    > Double-click Services
    > (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    > Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.
    >
    > This procedure will erase your history on the Windows Update Site. Not
    > important.
    >
    > If it doesn't help, start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    >

    >
    > Please report back the solution that works for you so that it helps other
    > Vista users.
    >
    > --
    > ====================================
    > TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
    > ====================================
    > How to make a good post:

    > Defending your machine:

    >

    >
    > Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all may
    > benefit.
    >
    >
    > "ohkala" <ohkala@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0E6F4492-9753-4FD4-BD24-68F8A3484C37@microsoft.com...
    > | Currently trying to install Vista Update KB933928.
    > | Before that, Defender Update KB915597 which had issues so I canceled it.
    > | (same errors and problems as posted in this group.)
    > | Before that, 3 failed attempts at KB929729, Net Framework 1.1. Used the
    > | Download Installer Cleanup and that update shows status as "failed" but
    > at
    > | least it hasn't been trying to install itself over and over again.)
    > |
    > | Tried a suggestion found in one of the groups to stop the update service
    > | (services.msc) and renaming the software distribution folder in
    > %systemroot%
    > | - but Vista will not allow me to rename the folder even tho I am an
    > Admin
    > | user.
    > |
    > |
    > |
    > | "TaurArian [MS-MVP]" wrote:
    > |
    > | > 0x80240016 WU_E_INSTALL_NOT_ALLOWED
    > | > Operation tried to install while another installation was in progress
    > or the system
    > was
    > | > pending a mandatory restart.
    > | >
    > | > What update are you trying to install and what update did you
    > previously install?
    > | > --
    > | > ====================================
    > | > TaurArian [MS-MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
    > | > ====================================
    > | > How to make a good post:

    > | > Defending your machine:

    > | >

    > | >
    > | > Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all
    > may benefit.
    > | >
    > | >
    > | > "ohkala" <ohkala@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > | > news:5CB5AD34-EA2C-4E8F-B655-5265D00D52CF@microsoft.com...
    > | > |I have the same problem as Rhio (post of 9/25). Update will not
    > install and
    > | > | shows Error Code 80240016 - computer runs forever but nothing
    > happens.
    > | > | Reboot doesn't help. Can't figure out what other update is still
    > installing.
    > | > | Beginning to get really annoying.
    > | >
    > | >
    > | >
    >
    >
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    GlenntheGreat 9/28/2007 12:21 PM PST



    Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
    night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.

    Solution:

    Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:

    sfc /scannow

    Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I ran
    the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read the
    results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July 10 that
    had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all succeeded, and Vista
    does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what with the Intel chip and
    memory improvements of some recent updates.

    To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make sure
    that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:

    Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to install
    them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to restart the
    computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long configuration, during
    which the computer would often restart itself a second time.

    Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would either
    have a status of Failed or Pending.

    The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:

    - Renaming/removing the \\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ folder or it's
    contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    Windows Update service was shut down

    - Renaming/removing the \\Windows\System32\Catroot2\ folder while the
    Cryptographic Services service was shut down

    - Downloading and running individual update installers off of Microsoft's
    website
    (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly show
    that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a status of
    Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed updates, and
    thus when searching for more updates, the update would still appear as
    something I needed to download)

    ******************
    Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to motivate
    me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure in the fight
    to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot of people are
    having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.

    Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating this
    solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to others. --
    GlenntheGreat Posted via
    Forum to Usenet gateway



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    e-phantom 10/28/2007 12:53 PM PST



    Thks Glenn. I tried your solution and all others above, but I still can't
    install the updates dated october 2007.
    When I run sfc /scannow, It finds some archives corrupted but doesn't tell
    which are them. It refers me to a huge log file almost incomprehensive.

    Hope better luck to others.




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    ComputerWVAngel 9/20/2008 6:15 AM PST





    "GlenntheGreat" wrote:

    Click to show or hide original message or reply text.

    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    > much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
    > night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
    >
    > Solution:
    >
    > Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
    >
    > sfc /scannow
    >
    > Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
    > ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
    > the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
    > 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
    > succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what
    > with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
    >
    > To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make
    > sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
    >
    > Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
    > install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to
    > restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
    > configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
    > second time.
    >
    > Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
    > either have a status of Failed or Pending.
    >
    > The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder or it's
    > contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    > Windows Update service was shut down
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSystem32Catroot2 folder while the
    > Cryptographic Services service was shut down
    >
    > - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
    > Microsoft's website
    > (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
    > show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
    > status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed
    > updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
    > still appear as something I needed to download)
    >
    > ******************
    > Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    > discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
    > motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
    > in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot
    > of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
    >
    > Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating
    > this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
    > others.
    >
    >
    > --
    > GlenntheGreat
    > Posted via
    Forum to Usenet gateway
    >
    ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->



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    ComputerWVAngel 9/20/2008 6:18 AM PST



    This information was very helpful and informative. I'm new to this forum
    thing myself. This is my first response to one. Thank you very much
    GlenntheGreat. Sharing information is what computer is all about!!!!

    ComputerWVAngel

    "GlenntheGreat" wrote:

    Click to show or hide original message or reply text.

    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    > much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
    > night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
    >
    > Solution:
    >
    > Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
    >
    > sfc /scannow
    >
    > Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
    > ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
    > the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
    > 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
    > succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what
    > with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
    >
    > To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make
    > sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
    >
    > Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
    > install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to
    > restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
    > configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
    > second time.
    >
    > Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
    > either have a status of Failed or Pending.
    >
    > The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder or it's
    > contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    > Windows Update service was shut down
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSystem32Catroot2 folder while the
    > Cryptographic Services service was shut down
    >
    > - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
    > Microsoft's website
    > (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
    > show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
    > status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed
    > updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
    > still appear as something I needed to download)
    >
    > ******************
    > Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    > discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
    > motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
    > in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot
    > of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
    >
    > Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating
    > this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
    > others.
    >
    >
    > --
    > GlenntheGreat
    > Posted via
    Forum to Usenet gateway
    >
    ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->



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    Kelly_Ray 1/21/2009 6:33 PM PST



    Thank you Glenn. I tried your solution on two pc's. One with Vista, and
    one
    with XP. It worked in both cases. I was pulling my hair out over the update
    problem. My pc would just keep trying to install the same update and it was
    keeping my pc from installing new important updates. Thank you very much,
    Kelly

    "GlenntheGreat" wrote:

    Click to show or hide original message or reply text.

    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    > much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
    > night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
    >
    > Solution:
    >
    > Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
    >
    > sfc /scannow
    >
    > Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
    > ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
    > the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
    > 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
    > succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what
    > with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
    >
    > To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make
    > sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
    >
    > Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
    > install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to
    > restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
    > configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
    > second time.
    >
    > Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
    > either have a status of Failed or Pending.
    >
    > The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder or it's
    > contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    > Windows Update service was shut down
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSystem32Catroot2 folder while the
    > Cryptographic Services service was shut down
    >
    > - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
    > Microsoft's website
    > (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
    > show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
    > status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed
    > updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
    > still appear as something I needed to download)
    >
    > ******************
    > Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    > discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
    > motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
    > in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot
    > of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
    >
    > Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating
    > this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
    > others.
    >
    >
    > --
    > GlenntheGreat
    > Posted via
    Forum to Usenet gateway
    >
    ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->



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    oneisha 8/10/2009 4:05 PM PST




    hi glen i know this is 2yrs after you posted your problem but now im having
    the same prblm..i tried ur solution but sfc /scannow only opens for 1 second
    and then closes by it self. i have tried it several times and it juts closes
    by it self
    "GlenntheGreat" wrote:

    Click to show or hide original message or reply text.

    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    > much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
    > night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
    >
    > Solution:
    >
    > Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
    >
    > sfc /scannow
    >
    > Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
    > ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
    > the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
    > 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
    > succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what
    > with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
    >
    > To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make
    > sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
    >
    > Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
    > install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to
    > restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
    > configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
    > second time.
    >
    > Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
    > either have a status of Failed or Pending.
    >
    > The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder or it's
    > contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    > Windows Update service was shut down
    >
    > - Renaming/removing the \WindowsSystem32Catroot2 folder while the
    > Cryptographic Services service was shut down
    >
    > - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
    > Microsoft's website
    > (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
    > show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
    > status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed
    > updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
    > still appear as something I needed to download)
    >
    > ******************
    > Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    > discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
    > motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
    > in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot
    > of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
    >
    > Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating
    > this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
    > others.
    >
    >
    > --
    > GlenntheGreat
    > Posted via
    Forum to Usenet gateway
    >
    ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->



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    XxPaper-HeartXx 9/19/2009 10:43 AM PST



    i'm having the same problem u have and i'm really freaked out right now
    because this laptop isn't mine, and i have 2 return it 2 its owner 2morrow
    so
    i need any help i can get & thx

    "oneisha" wrote:

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    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > hi glen i know this is 2yrs after you posted your problem but now im
    > having
    > the same prblm..i tried ur solution but sfc /scannow only opens for 1
    > second
    > and then closes by it self. i have tried it several times and it juts
    > closes
    > by it self
    > "GlenntheGreat" wrote:
    ><!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green <!--/coloro-->
    > >
    > > Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    > > much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
    > > night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
    > >
    > > Solution:
    > >
    > > Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
    > >
    > > sfc /scannow
    > >
    > > Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
    > > ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
    > > the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
    > > 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
    > > succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what
    > > with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
    > >
    > > To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make
    > > sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
    > >
    > > Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
    > > install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to
    > > restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
    > > configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
    > > second time.
    > >
    > > Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
    > > either have a status of Failed or Pending.
    > >
    > > The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
    > >
    > > - Renaming/removing the WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder or it's
    > > contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    > > Windows Update service was shut down
    > >
    > > - Renaming/removing the WindowsSystem32Catroot2 folder while the
    > > Cryptographic Services service was shut down
    > >
    > > - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
    > > Microsoft's website
    > > (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
    > > show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
    > > status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed
    > > updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
    > > still appear as something I needed to download)
    > >
    > > ******************
    > > Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    > > discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
    > > motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
    > > in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot
    > > of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
    > >
    > > Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating
    > > this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
    > > others.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > GlenntheGreat
    > > Posted via
    Forum to Usenet gateway
    > >
    > ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->



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    XxPaper-HeartXx 9/19/2009 10:52 AM PST



    i forgot 2 mention that since this problem started while trying 2 install
    microsoft .net framework 3.5 service pack 1 x86 i couldn't get any sound
    from
    the laptop i can't hear anything and i can't play anything thru windows
    media player i don't know whats wrong but i'm freaked out

    "XxPaper-HeartXx" wrote:

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    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > i'm having the same problem u have and i'm really freaked out right now
    > because this laptop isn't mine, and i have 2 return it 2 its owner 2morrow
    > so
    > i need any help i can get & thx
    >
    > "oneisha" wrote:
    ><!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green <!--/coloro-->
    > >
    > > hi glen i know this is 2yrs after you posted your problem but now im
    > > having
    > > the same prblm..i tried ur solution but sfc /scannow only opens for 1
    > > second
    > > and then closes by it self. i have tried it several times and it juts
    > > closes
    > > by it self
    > > "GlenntheGreat" wrote:
    > ><!--coloro:darkred--><span style="color:darkred <!--/coloro-->
    > > >
    > > > Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
    > > > much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem
    > > > last
    > > > night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
    > > >
    > > > Solution:
    > > >
    > > > Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
    > > >
    > > > sfc /scannow
    > > >
    > > > Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
    > > > ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
    > > > the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
    > > > 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
    > > > succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly
    > > > what
    > > > with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
    > > >
    > > > To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to
    > > > make
    > > > sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
    > > >
    > > > Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
    > > > install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me
    > > > to
    > > > restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
    > > > configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
    > > > second time.
    > > >
    > > > Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
    > > > either have a status of Failed or Pending.
    > > >
    > > > The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
    > > >
    > > > - Renaming/removing the WindowsSoftwareDistribution folder or it's
    > > > contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
    > > > Windows Update service was shut down
    > > >
    > > > - Renaming/removing the WindowsSystem32Catroot2 folder while the
    > > > Cryptographic Services service was shut down
    > > >
    > > > - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
    > > > Microsoft's website
    > > > (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
    > > > show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
    > > > status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of
    > > > installed
    > > > updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
    > > > still appear as something I needed to download)
    > > >
    > > > ******************
    > > > Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
    > > > discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
    > > > motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
    > > > in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a
    > > > lot
    > > > of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
    > > >
    > > > Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of
    > > > propogating
    > > > this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
    > > > others.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > GlenntheGreat
    > > > Posted via [url=http://ms-os.com" target="_blank http://ms-os.com[url] Forum to Usenet gateway
    > > >
    > > ><!--colorc--><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->



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    PA Bear [MS MVP] 9/19/2009 11:35 AM PST



    You're posting "Me, too!" replies to a thread from September 2007! To
    avoid
    further confusion, please begin a new thread about your specific problems.
    State your IE version and full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP2)
    in your first post.

    PS: I think you're gonna be needing a new friend by Monday.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    [url=http://www.banthecheck.com" target="_blank www.banthecheck.com[url]


    XxPaper-HeartXx wrote:<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > i forgot 2 mention that since this problem started while trying 2 install
    > microsoft .net framework 3.5 service pack 1 x86 i couldn't get any sound
    > from the laptop i can't hear anything and i can't play anything thru
    > windows media player i don't know whats wrong but i'm freaked out
    ><!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green <!--/coloro-->
    >> i'm having the same problem u have and i'm really freaked out right now
    >> because this laptop isn't mine, and i have 2 return it 2 its owner
    >> 2morrow
    >> so i need any help i can get & thx<!--colorc--><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->
    <snip hijacked thread>




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    Kafe Sure 9/20/2009 6:21 AM PST



    The sfc/scannow solution worked for me (after I had discovered how to turn
    off Account settings - via the Control panel). I then only had 4 downloads
    that had failed, instead of 39 but I also had a new error message!!! After
    rebooting I had around 43 failed downloads. None of the suggestions so far
    have helped with this new error code: 80070002, so I am trawling through
    this
    forum again, just before I bin my laptop.

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    I just spent a week trying to resolve the same issue. In the end, I gave up
    and just reformatted (which fixed the problem, of course). I'm not sure what
    happened, but my best guess is that since my PC was powered off from April
    to late September and missed about 80 important updates, I assume some of
    those updates are integral in Windows Update functioning properly. But as I
    said, I reformatted and I'm doing good. If you try to research the error
    code online and troubleshoot you're just going to rack your brain with
    frustration.

    Nosada
     

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