Automatic Update, Initializing installation... never progresses.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by PeteWalburn, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. PeteWalburn

    PeteWalburn Guest


    I have Automatic Updates turned on, and my PC has downloaded some updates.
    When it is trying to install the updates,the Installation status is set to
    "Initializing installation..." but never gets any further. There is
    obviously something that prevents the installation, but I have no idea what.

    Any ideas?
    PeteWalburn, Nov 25, 2004
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  2. Depending on the updates involved several logs will be
    created or appended. Use Search Companion (e.g. if XP)
    to find all files which were changed on that day.
    Then use View Details and sort by Date Modified to find all
    the files which were changed during the period of the update.
    Drag files to a Notepad window and find out which ones are
    readable. Typically the readable ones will be logs
    (e.g. at least some timestamped message entries)
    Examine relevant portions which reflect the period
    between when the update was started and when it failed.

    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 28, 2004
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