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NisrineB
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      10-06-2009

Is anyone familiar with resolving error 8000ffff? I have tried uninstalling
Windows Live Essentials, then re-installing it...It didn't work...I even
tried downloading contacts.msi...I'm so confused, I don't know why it won't
work...I can't even install an older version because apparently as of
September 15, 2009 all older version of msn must be updated! Please help me,
I need my msn
 
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Peter Foldes
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      10-07-2009
A few sugestions

http://taurarian.mvps.org/WU_Vista/8000ffff.htm

The discussion shown here suggests that this problem is due to the Office XP
SP3 update:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...f957de147c&p=1

You might see if the following search yields anything relevant to your
situation:

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...icrosoft%2ecom

MS offers 2 resolutions for the 8000FFFF error. PABear has posted one.
The other is: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104

Other than that, an in place upgrade or a format/reinstall are the only
methods left to resolve the error.

Also, from KB958690:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958690


There is, for example, at least one "hotfix" for a similar problem (error is
not identical) in Windows 2000. So, a lot would depend on what version of
Windows you're running.

"Error when you download updates using Windows Update or Microsoft Update:
8000FFFF
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946414

However, there is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of
a hijackware infection.

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

**Seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
=====================
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.


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Peter

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"NisrineB" <> wrote in message
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> Is anyone familiar with resolving error 8000ffff? I have tried uninstalling
> Windows Live Essentials, then re-installing it...It didn't work...I even
> tried downloading contacts.msi...I'm so confused, I don't know why it won't
> work...I can't even install an older version because apparently as of
> September 15, 2009 all older version of msn must be updated! Please help me,
> I need my msn


 
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