WinXP SP2 update never finishes

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by steveh1, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. steveh1

    steveh1 Guest

    I was having a power connector problem on my Dell laptop, and I shut
    it down. However, instead of shutting down, it started installing the
    latest updates. The battery died before finishing.

    The laptop has been repaired, but now when I try to do updates, it
    gets hung up on the "first" one. It says that "upgrades are being
    installed" and "do not turn off or unplug your computer, it will turn
    off automatically." I have let it run for over 24 hours, and it
    hasn't turned off yet.

    Obviously, "something" is jammed in the queue. Can anyone suggest any
    next step(s).

    TIA,
    Steve
     
    steveh1, Aug 6, 2007
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  2. Try this:

    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 may be needed.

    - Download/Install Windows Update v3.
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91237
    (You may need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce" right
    after an additional reboot - immediately after logging in.)

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

    - Reboot.

    - Come back and let us know how things went!
     
    Shenan Stanley, Aug 6, 2007
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