Windows XP Pro sp1 Update never finishes

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Frosty The Snowman, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Running WU and trying to install 5 critical upates of 2.6 mb (2 minutes) the
    system downloads the first, then runs a veryfication, but never confirms or
    finishes. It just keeps on repeating these steps. The total download so far
    is not 2.6 mb, but 1.8 GB!!! Any thought on this one?

    Secondly, my machine is constantly trying to contiue the download (in the
    background) even after I cancel the WU application. An update.exe can be seen
    flashing on and off and shows massive amounts of cpu % (up to 60%) being
    used. I find this info in the windows task manager/processes tab. This
    process can NOT be stopped.

    Any help is much appriciated.
    Frosty The Snowman, Jan 6, 2005
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  2. Instead of guessing why not find the diagnostics and look at them?

    What does that mean specifically?

    Are you sure that XPsp2 isn't downloading too?
    (That happened to me on my XPsp1 partition.)
    You can check on that possibility using the bitsadmin command
    (in a command window):


    Again use your logs and find out for sure but you could get a big clue
    by finding the path that the update.exe is executing from.
    Hint: Run... msinfo32 /category SWEnvRunningTasks

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 7, 2005
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