> #1. win xp pro 2002 sp2 installed 2 wks ago crashed last week with
> remote procedure call error and had to reinstall to get it to work
> at all, at all. now updater downloads 84 updates but cant install
> any of them. tried and tried. what next
> #2. this might give a clue as to some creeping sickness. when i
> open up control panel applet, most of the icons have been replaced
> by a sort of red/white hash icon. if i log as a different user,
> they are ok.
> what to do with this machine???
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Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update,
from Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after
you repair a Windows XP installation
Can't figure that out?
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 will be needed.
- Download/Install Windows Update v3.
(You *may* need to install it using the command line switch "/wuforce"
right after the reboot - immediately after logging in.)
- Download/Install the 927891 patch.
- Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
and scan for/install updates.
- Come back and let us know how things went!
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