Unable to update MCE to SP3 or install several other updates

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Ken Pryor, Aug 26, 2009.

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    Ken Pryor Guest

    Hello all,
    I am working on a laptop with XP Media Center Edition. The laptop was
    heavily infected with rogue antivirus and other malware, all of which seem to
    have been cleaned off. After experiencing a number of problems, I decided to
    do a repair install. This machine had been upgraded to SP3 prior to when I
    received it.
    I did the re-install with MCE with service pack 2 disks 1 & 2 and it worked
    for the most part, but refused to load some files from the disks or the I386
    folder on the computer. I would use some files from an XP Pro disk with SP3
    on it while other files I had to skip because it would not accept any files I
    had available to use from any disk. The machine mostly runs ok now, but
    upgrading to SP3 fails every time, as does any attempt to install .net 1.0
    service pack 3 and a couple other updates as well, while other updates did
    install.
    Frankly, I'm baffled as to how to fix this. I can post the svcpack.log if
    need be.
    Thanks,
    KP
     
    Ken Pryor, Aug 26, 2009
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    your machine is in an unknown state. you did a repair install which
    quite frankly is no guarantee that the malware still wasn't around.
    the only safe thing to do is to do a bare metal clean install.
    format and start over.

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
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    Barb Bowman, Aug 26, 2009
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950717/

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]


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    S.Sengupta, Aug 26, 2009
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