XP Automatic Updates Broken

Discussion in 'Windows XP Configuration' started by edwierdo, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. edwierdo

    edwierdo Guest

    I had to replace a broken hard drive on my HP Pavillion desktop and restore
    with the recovery CD's. I had lots of problems but finally got it to restore
    and work but now the XP Automatic Update process is broken. Every time it
    tries to download and install a patch I get an error message "Some updated
    could not be installed" and nothing is installed. Most of the patches I can
    then go in and download and install manually OK but there are a few that will
    not install that way either. Is there any way to reinstall the XP Automatic
    Updates software to get this working correctly? I see that others have
    suggested malware but for me this is not the case because it stopped working
    immediately after a fresh restore with my recovery CD's. I was able to
    manually download and install XP Service Pack 3 and most fixes that pop up
    with the Automatic Updates window.
     
    edwierdo, Jun 28, 2008
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  2. edwierdo

    Nepatsfan Guest

    "edwierdo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I had to replace a broken hard drive on my HP Pavillion desktop and restore
    > with the recovery CD's. I had lots of problems but finally got it to restore
    > and work but now the XP Automatic Update process is broken. Every time it
    > tries to download and install a patch I get an error message "Some updated
    > could not be installed" and nothing is installed. Most of the patches I can
    > then go in and download and install manually OK but there are a few that will
    > not install that way either. Is there any way to reinstall the XP Automatic
    > Updates software to get this working correctly? I see that others have
    > suggested malware but for me this is not the case because it stopped working
    > immediately after a fresh restore with my recovery CD's. I was able to
    > manually download and install XP Service Pack 3 and most fixes that pop up
    > with the Automatic Updates window.



    See if the information in this article helps. Note: While the title of the
    article only mentions repair installation, it's been reported in these
    newsgroups that the suggested fix may help when the issue occurs after a clean
    installation.

    Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
    Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows XP installation
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan
     
    Nepatsfan, Jun 28, 2008
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