I had the same problem, too! It installed nine times and wouldn't manually
install. So I am hiding it in the updates list. On occasion, I had an
update that wouldn't download properly and hid it. When I returned months
later, the update downloaded properly. I suppose it had the opportunity to
properly mature, like a fine cheese. lol
> I have this very same problem.
> I have uninstalled the "KB936181 Update" and the "MSMXL 4.0 SP2", then I
> downloaded both files and tried to install them manually. the MSMXL 4.0 SP@
> installs without any problem, but when I try to manually install the KB936181
> Update, I get the massage I too get the error message: "Error opening
> installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and
> is writable."
> "fairyreveries" wrote:
> > Thank-you for your help but that did not work. I turned off auto update. and
> > when I went to uninstall KB936181 it was not there. So I assumed that I was
> > good to go in manually installing it. I did so and got the following message:
> > "Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file
> > location exists and is writeable." What does that mean and what else can I do
> > to fix this? Also, the updates also tell me to update Office XP Service Pack
> > 3. When I did that it was almost done and then it said that the file I needed
> > was on a disk to insert it...this apparently happened when I tried following
> > someone elses suggestions. Please help! Thanks!
> > "Brian Govednik" wrote:
> > > turn off auto update. uninstall kb936181 from add and remove programs. go to microsoft downloads.
> > > manually download kb936181. install. should take care of problem. any update that has that problem can usually be manually downloaded
> > >
> > > EggHeadCafe - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
> > > http://www.eggheadcafe.com
> > >