Re: Error code C80003F9
"Wayne" <Wayne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...
>I am getting this error as well and just cannot find out why - and since
> there is no other avenue to update - I am stuck.
Short answer is: I dunno. But, let me amplify, on that ....
According to Visual Studio, 0xC80003F9 is an error message "The record has
been deleted" from ntdsbmsg.dll, a Directory Services support file. I don't
know why this would be appearing in Windows Update, but the first question
would be: is your PC a member of an Active Directory domain? Or is it a
workgroup and/or standalone machine?
Secondly, Windows Update writes diagnostic information to a log file,
C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log. This is a plain text file which you can open
in Notepad or other text editor. windowsupdate.log might give you some extra
clues as to why Update is failing (or at least, you can post what you find
there to the newsgroup).
> My next PC will be a Mac.
I own a Mac, and I really like it. I'd encourage anyone who enjoys computing
to buy a Mac. However, I've had about as many errors, crashes, strange
behaviours and general weird stuff on my Mac as I've had on any of my other
machines (Windows, Solaris, Linux). And I haven't even upgraded to Leopard
yet. There are many good things about a Mac but, uh, don't expect it to be
dramatically more stable or easier to use than Windows.
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au