Can't install updates Error code 0X80070643

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Hinkywil, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Hinkywil

    Hinkywil Guest

    I have been trying to do updates for months now, thinking it was just a
    problem within Microsoft windows. I still can't install, don't have a clue
    as to what that error code means. Does anyone know or can you tell me how to
    find out what that error code means??? I'd be extremely grateful for anyones
    help on this matter...
     
    Hinkywil, Sep 28, 2007
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  2. See the response(s) to your almost identical posting in this newsgroup...
     
    Shenan Stanley, Sep 28, 2007
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  3. Hinkywil

    PaulE Guest

    Well gee thanks Shenan, that was about as helpful as a cut finger in a glass
    of vinegar! I'm having the same problem as Hinkywil and your smart response
    directing us to a link explaining how to ask questions the smart way was,
    well, simply pathetic. Did it not occur to you that Hinkywil and people of a
    similar frustration need help and not some smart geek telling us how stupid
    we are. It's bad enough Microsoft not making matters easier by introducing
    these issues without people like you adding to the frustration!

    Does anyone have a suitable and acceptable answer to this annoying issue
    with Microsoft update?
     
    PaulE, Sep 29, 2007
    #3
  4. First off - that is always my signature - never changes. Has been for two+
    years. If you took offense to it - it was for lack of research on your part
    and knowing that is *not* directed at anyone in particular - but is left
    there as a general reference - always in my signature.

    If you had actually took what I said and searched for Hinkywil's other
    posting you would have not only seen that my signature was the same in the
    other answer - but that there was a suggested procedure to follow to help
    resolve their issue (assuming they were usiing Windows XP - like you there
    has been no information of substance given to resolve a problem that only
    the poster sees.) I told the responder to see my response to their other
    (identical) question as they must have mistakenly posted it twice and I saw
    no need to answer it twice - they could just see the message they posted
    earlier about the same issue and the associated answers. I am sorry you did
    not take that advice and decided to take out your frustrations on me.

    For *your* benefit - here is what I asked/told them:

    Operating system in question?
    Updates in question?
    What have you 'tried'?

    Get Dial-a-Fix:
    http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix

    Use its options to fix:
    - Windows Installer
    - Windows Update
    - All the Registration Center options.

    Turn off the "Empty System32\Catroot 2"
    Do NOT do "Flush SoftwareDistribution".

    Then click "GO" and wait until it is done... Reboot will be needed.

    - Download/Install Windows Update v3.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&DisplayLang=en
    (You *will* need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce"
    right
    after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)

    - Download/Install the 927891 patch.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7A81B0CD-A0B9-497E-8A89-404327772E5A

    - Reboot.

    - Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and scan for/install updates.

    - Come back and let us know how things went!
     
    Shenan Stanley, Sep 29, 2007
    #4
  5. Hinkywil

    PaulE Guest

    In which case I sincerely apologise.

    My frustration clearly caused a narrow focus and I'd not understood the
    first line of your response.

    I've experienced too many pointless and superior responses to questions in
    the past, having clearly explained the particular problem, and have grown
    tired of knowledgeable people putting down the less knowlegeable.

    I'm grateful you don't simply ignore my purile response and repeated your
    previous advice to Hinkywil which, I'm glad to say, has solved my problem.

    Mia Culpa
     
    PaulE, Oct 1, 2007
    #5
  6. I am gload the solution worked for you. Hope your computer and yourself
    stay healthy - for the former, you can always come here and ask for help.
    ;-)
     
    Shenan Stanley, Oct 1, 2007
    #6
  7. Hi Shenan Stanley
    I am having the same problem with the error code coming up everytime i try
    to download MSN messenger live, and after searching everywhere I could think
    of on the net... ( a couple of hours) I have finally found some advice which
    provides a plausable solution!... (you're advice :))

    I did everything that you said, step by step however the error message is
    still showing??? However, I didnt understand the bit where you wrote about
    the command line switch "wuforce"???

    Could you please offer some advice?

    VERY FRUSTRATED!
     
    Frustr8d_lady, Apr 3, 2008
    #7
  8. Hi there, fisrt time on this site hopefully you can help me.
    have very little knowledge of computers so little worried i might make
    further errors. can anyone sent details so that this dummy may be able to
    fix problem
     
    pommie susiecue, May 17, 2008
    #8
  9. Hinkywil

    TaurArian Guest

    Hi pommie susiecue, welcome to the Windows Update Newsgroup.

    The first thing you should do is familiarise yourself with the procedure on how to get
    assistance.
    How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

    Then start a new thread explaining what your problem is the best way you can and then
    perhaps someone may be able to assist you. If further details are required from you, then
    no doubt someone will ask for further information.

    K


    --

    TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
    http://taurarian.mvps.org
    ======================================
    Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco


    | Hi there, fisrt time on this site hopefully you can help me.
    | have very little knowledge of computers so little worried i might make
    | further errors. can anyone sent details so that this dummy may be able to
    | fix problem
    | --
    | susiecue from coffs harbour
    |
    |
    | "Frustr8d_lady" wrote:
    |
    | > Hi Shenan Stanley
    | > I am having the same problem with the error code coming up everytime i try
    | > to download MSN messenger live, and after searching everywhere I could think
    | > of on the net... ( a couple of hours) I have finally found some advice which
    | > provides a plausable solution!... (you're advice :))
    | >
    | > I did everything that you said, step by step however the error message is
    | > still showing??? However, I didnt understand the bit where you wrote about
    | > the command line switch "wuforce"???
    | >
    | > Could you please offer some advice?
    | >
    | > VERY FRUSTRATED!
    | >
    | > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    | >
    | > > Hinkywil wrote:
    | > > > I have been trying to do updates for months now, thinking it was
    | > > > just a problem within Microsoft windows. I still can't install,
    | > > > don't have a clue as to what that error code means. Does anyone
    | > > > know or can you tell me how to find out what that error code
    | > > > means??? I'd be extremely grateful for anyones help on this
    | > > > matter...
    | > >
    | > > Shenan Stanley wrote:
    | > > > See the response(s) to your almost identical posting in this
    | > > > newsgroup...
    | > >
    | > > PaulE wrote:
    | > > > Well gee thanks Shenan, that was about as helpful as a cut finger
    | > > > in a glass of vinegar! I'm having the same problem as Hinkywil and
    | > > > your smart response directing us to a link explaining how to ask
    | > > > questions the smart way was, well, simply pathetic. Did it not
    | > > > occur to you that Hinkywil and people of a similar frustration need
    | > > > help and not some smart geek telling us how stupid we are. It's bad
    | > > > enough Microsoft not making matters easier by introducing these
    | > > > issues without people like you adding to the frustration!
    | > > >
    | > > > Does anyone have a suitable and acceptable answer to this annoying
    | > > > issue with Microsoft update?
    | > >
    | > > Shenan Stanley wrote:
    | > > > First off - that is always my signature - never changes. Has been
    | > > > for two+ years. If you took offense to it - it was for lack of
    | > > > research on your part and knowing that is *not* directed at anyone
    | > > > in particular - but is left there as a general reference - always
    | > > > in my signature.
    | > > >
    | > > > If you had actually took what I said and searched for Hinkywil's
    | > > > other posting you would have not only seen that my signature was
    | > > > the same in the other answer - but that there was a suggested
    | > > > procedure to follow to help resolve their issue (assuming they were
    | > > > usiing Windows XP - like you there has been no information of
    | > > > substance given to resolve a problem that only the poster sees.) I
    | > > > told the responder to see my response to their other (identical)
    | > > > question as they must have mistakenly posted it twice and I saw no
    | > > > need to answer it twice - they could just see the message they
    | > > > posted earlier about the same issue and the associated answers. I
    | > > > am sorry you did not take that advice and decided to take out your
    | > > > frustrations on me.
    | > > >
    | > > > For *your* benefit - here is what I asked/told them:
    | > > >
    | > > > Operating system in question?
    | > > > Updates in question?
    | > > > What have you 'tried'?
    | > > >
    | > > > Get Dial-a-Fix:
    | > > > http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix
    | > > >
    | > > > Use its options to fix:
    | > > > - Windows Installer
    | > > > - Windows Update
    | > > > - All the Registration Center options.
    | > > >
    | > > > Turn off the "Empty System32\Catroot 2"
    | > > > Do NOT do "Flush SoftwareDistribution".
    | > > >
    | > > > Then click "GO" and wait until it is done... Reboot will be needed.
    | > > >
    | > > > - Download/Install Windows Update v3.
    | > > >
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&DisplayLang=en
    | > > > (You *will* need to install it using the command line switch
    | > > > "/wuforce" right
    | > > > after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)
    | > > >
    | > > > - Download/Install the 927891 patch.
    | > > >
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7A81B0CD-A0B9-497E-8A89-404327772E5A
    | > > >
    | > > > - Reboot.
    | > > >
    | > > > - Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and scan for/install
    | > > > updates.
    | > > >
    | > > > - Come back and let us know how things went!
    | > >
    | > > PaulE wrote:
    | > > > In which case I sincerely apologise.
    | > > >
    | > > > My frustration clearly caused a narrow focus and I'd not understood
    | > > > the first line of your response.
    | > > >
    | > > > I've experienced too many pointless and superior responses to
    | > > > questions in the past, having clearly explained the particular
    | > > > problem, and have grown tired of knowledgeable people putting down
    | > > > the less knowlegeable.
    | > > >
    | > > > I'm grateful you don't simply ignore my purile response and
    | > > > repeated your previous advice to Hinkywil which, I'm glad to say,
    | > > > has solved my problem.
    | > > >
    | > > > Mia Culpa
    | > >
    | > > I am gload the solution worked for you. Hope your computer and yourself
    | > > stay healthy - for the former, you can always come here and ask for help.
    | > > ;-)
    | > >
    | > > --
    | > > Shenan Stanley
    | > > MS-MVP
    | > > --
    | > > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    | > > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    | > >
    | > >
    | > >
     
    TaurArian, May 17, 2008
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