Error 80070005 - yet another MS screw-up - any answers though???

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Richard, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Have WinVista Home Premium.

    Accepted to instal 'important' updates - one of them failed with meaningless
    error code 80070005.

    What a crappy system - can't even cut&paste from the error display or the
    instal history !!

    THEN - tried following MS instructions on how to search for this error code
    to diagnose problem.

    MS says:-
    "Step 2: Search for the installation error code in the Windows Update

    Next, we will see whether the Windows Update troubleshooter can determine
    which steps you should take to try to resolve this problem. To use the
    Windows Update troubleshooter, follow these steps:
    a. In the open window that contains the installation error code, click Find

    Yeah right ..... except I don't have a "Find Solutions" button or tab or

    Nice one MS ..... give your customers diagnostic procedures that can't
    possibly be used and of course.

    Now also I'm stuck as the poxy system keeps trying to instal this failed
    update every time some more updates arrive.

    Anybody able to tell me how to get out of this one?

    Ideally I'd like to
    (a) diagnose, and fix so as to successfully instal the failed 'important'
    or, failing that
    (b) stop the system from trying to instal it again and again.
    Richard, Apr 6, 2008
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