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Old 04-11-2008
Mauvern
 

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Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
"svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2008
Engel
 

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RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Hello Mauvern,

Run in safe mode.

Delete Cookies and Temp Files and included all offline cºntent
Empty your IE cache
To run in safe mode.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

Probably by now you see this KB
You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

Also you can try Try kb/943144 OR Dial-a-Fix

The links are here

<http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=1a44d 843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460&mid=1a44d843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460>

Please let us know what fixes the problem or if the problem remains

I hope this post is helpful.
-- ---

"Mauvern" wrote:

> I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2008
Mauvern
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Hi Engel. Thanks for the v.prompt post. I ran the PC in safemode, deleted all
of the items that you suggested and then viewed all of the pages from the web
links. I'm afraid that I could not see my particular problem or a suitable
resolution in them and my problem remains. I have looked back in my Update
History Log and found that everything was 100% until 5.1.2008 when the
Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool(KB 892130) failed to install. There
has been in excess of 1000 installation attempts since, without a single
success. When I first became aware of the problem, the PC refused even to
search for updates, let alone download/install them. After validating my XP
O.S with the Microsoft website, I found that had no difficulty in seaching
for and downloading updates, but a complete blank on installing them. There
are currently 13 updates, total size 25mb, downloaded into folders on my P.C.
awaiting installation.As a lay person, it seems to me that the problem is
purely one of enabling BITS. Thank you for the help that you have given thus
far.
--
Mauvern


"Engel" wrote:

> Hello Mauvern,
>
> Run in safe mode.
>
> Delete Cookies and Temp Files and included all offline cºntent
> Empty your IE cache
> To run in safe mode.
> http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
>
> Probably by now you see this KB
> You cannot install some updates or programs
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
>
> Also you can try Try kb/943144 OR Dial-a-Fix
>
> The links are here
>
> <http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=1a44d 843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460&mid=1a44d843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460>
>
> Please let us know what fixes the problem or if the problem remains
>
> I hope this post is helpful.
> -- ---
>
> "Mauvern" wrote:
>
> > I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> > automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> > problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> > notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> > aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> > follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> > etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> > succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> > have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> > Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> > either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> > start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> > file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> > concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> > file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> > just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> > unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> > "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> > suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> > Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> > appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2008
Bobbin
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Will someone respond to this? Evidently a lot of us are having this problem.
I just tried to also install new versions of Explorer and Messenger and they
won't install after they are downloaded along with the automatic updates.
This seems to be a large problem. Does no one know what is going on?

"Mauvern" wrote:

> I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2008
Engel
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Hi Mauvern,

Do you run Dial-a-Fix ?

Now check this,

Start/Run
Type "services.msc"
Click "OK"

Please check the following are started:

1.Automatic Updªtes
2.Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
3.Cryptographic Services
4.Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
5.System Restore Service

To verify that BITS is correctly configured :

1. Double-click `Background Intelligent Transfer Service.`
2. In the Startup type box, click Manual, and then Apply.
3. Click the `Log On` tab, and then verify that the service is enabled in
every hardware profile that you have listed. If the service is disabled in
one or more hardware profiles, click the hardware profile, Enable, and then
Apply.
4. Click the General tab and then Start.

If BITS starts successfully, visit the Windows Update Web site or the
Microsoft Update Web site to see if you can obtain updates. If it works OK,
change (2.) to automªtic.
-
Good luck
- -- ---


"Mauvern" wrote:

> Hi Engel. Thanks for the v.prompt post. I ran the PC in safemode, deleted all
> of the items that you suggested and then viewed all of the pages from the web
> links. I'm afraid that I could not see my particular problem or a suitable
> resolution in them and my problem remains. I have looked back in my Update
> History Log and found that everything was 100% until 5.1.2008 when the
> Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool(KB 892130) failed to install. There
> has been in excess of 1000 installation attempts since, without a single
> success. When I first became aware of the problem, the PC refused even to
> search for updates, let alone download/install them. After validating my XP
> O.S with the Microsoft website, I found that had no difficulty in seaching
> for and downloading updates, but a complete blank on installing them. There
> are currently 13 updates, total size 25mb, downloaded into folders on my P.C.
> awaiting installation.As a lay person, it seems to me that the problem is
> purely one of enabling BITS. Thank you for the help that you have given thus
> far.
> --
> Mauvern
>
>
> "Engel" wrote:
>
> > Hello Mauvern,
> >
> > Run in safe mode.
> >
> > Delete Cookies and Temp Files and included all offline cºntent
> > Empty your IE cache
> > To run in safe mode.
> > http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
> >
> > Probably by now you see this KB
> > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
> >
> > Also you can try Try kb/943144 OR Dial-a-Fix
> >
> > The links are here
> >
> > <http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=1a44d 843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460&mid=1a44d843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460>
> >
> > Please let us know what fixes the problem or if the problem remains
> >
> > I hope this post is helpful.
> > -- ---
> >
> > "Mauvern" wrote:
> >
> > > I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> > > automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> > > problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> > > notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> > > aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> > > follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> > > etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> > > succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> > > have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> > > Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> > > either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> > > start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> > > file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> > > concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> > > file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> > > just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> > > unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> > > "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> > > suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> > > Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> > > appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2008
TaurArian
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
If someone knows the answer they will respond, in the meantime, be patient and wait.
You could however answer the OP's question yourself.

If you are having similar problems you could start your own thread or you could start a
free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

There are only volunteers here helping each other.
--

TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Update Services
http://taurarian.mvps.org
======================================
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco


"Bobbin" <Bobbin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6343A808-32F1-4A48-9392-171CAAC4E01B@microsoft.com...
| Will someone respond to this? Evidently a lot of us are having this problem.
| I just tried to also install new versions of Explorer and Messenger and they
| won't install after they are downloaded along with the automatic updates.
| This seems to be a large problem. Does no one know what is going on?
|
| "Mauvern" wrote:
|
| > I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
| > automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
| > problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
| > notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
| > aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
| > follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
| > etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
| > succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
| > have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
| > Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
| > either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
| > start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
| > file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
| > concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
| > file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
| > just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
| > unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
| > "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
| > suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
| > Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
| > appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.


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Old 04-12-2008
Mauvern
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Hi Engel. Thanks again for the speedy reply. I don't run Dial-a-Fix. I tried
out all of the advice that you gave and (a) Of the four services specified
all but BITS were enabled.In the BITS Propertie/Log On facility only one item
was listed, namely Prifile 1 and this was enabled. Howwever, in between our
posts,for a second time I went through all of the 12 steps outlined in
Resolution One to KB 916251. As on the first occasion, everything appeared to
work as it should. But BITS still remains disabled. The difference this time
is that the cause given for failure was different, ie from completing step 9
and thereafter, the cause was give as "Errior 126. The specified module could
not be found.", as opposed to the first time when it stated"Could not start
BITS on Local Computer. Error 2. The specified file could not be found" It
gives one hope. Regards.
--
Mauvern


"Engel" wrote:

> Hi Mauvern,
>
> Do you run Dial-a-Fix ?
>
> Now check this,
>
> Start/Run
> Type "services.msc"
> Click "OK"
>
> Please check the following are started:
>
> 1.Automatic Updªtes
> 2.Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
> 3.Cryptographic Services
> 4.Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
> 5.System Restore Service
>
> To verify that BITS is correctly configured :
>
> 1. Double-click `Background Intelligent Transfer Service.`
> 2. In the Startup type box, click Manual, and then Apply.
> 3. Click the `Log On` tab, and then verify that the service is enabled in
> every hardware profile that you have listed. If the service is disabled in
> one or more hardware profiles, click the hardware profile, Enable, and then
> Apply.
> 4. Click the General tab and then Start.
>
> If BITS starts successfully, visit the Windows Update Web site or the
> Microsoft Update Web site to see if you can obtain updates. If it works OK,
> change (2.) to automªtic.
> -
> Good luck
> - -- ---
>
>
> "Mauvern" wrote:
>
> > Hi Engel. Thanks for the v.prompt post. I ran the PC in safemode, deleted all
> > of the items that you suggested and then viewed all of the pages from the web
> > links. I'm afraid that I could not see my particular problem or a suitable
> > resolution in them and my problem remains. I have looked back in my Update
> > History Log and found that everything was 100% until 5.1.2008 when the
> > Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool(KB 892130) failed to install. There
> > has been in excess of 1000 installation attempts since, without a single
> > success. When I first became aware of the problem, the PC refused even to
> > search for updates, let alone download/install them. After validating my XP
> > O.S with the Microsoft website, I found that had no difficulty in seaching
> > for and downloading updates, but a complete blank on installing them. There
> > are currently 13 updates, total size 25mb, downloaded into folders on my P.C.
> > awaiting installation.As a lay person, it seems to me that the problem is
> > purely one of enabling BITS. Thank you for the help that you have given thus
> > far.
> > --
> > Mauvern
> >
> >
> > "Engel" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Mauvern,
> > >
> > > Run in safe mode.
> > >
> > > Delete Cookies and Temp Files and included all offline cºntent
> > > Empty your IE cache
> > > To run in safe mode.
> > > http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
> > >
> > > Probably by now you see this KB
> > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
> > >
> > > Also you can try Try kb/943144 OR Dial-a-Fix
> > >
> > > The links are here
> > >
> > > <http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=1a44d 843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460&mid=1a44d843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460>
> > >
> > > Please let us know what fixes the problem or if the problem remains
> > >
> > > I hope this post is helpful.
> > > -- ---
> > >
> > > "Mauvern" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> > > > automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> > > > problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> > > > notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> > > > aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> > > > follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> > > > etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> > > > succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> > > > have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> > > > Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> > > > either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> > > > start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> > > > file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> > > > concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> > > > file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> > > > just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> > > > unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> > > > "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> > > > suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> > > > Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> > > > appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Did you just do a Repair Install or reinstall Windows?

If not, see this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337

===========================

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.net


Mauvern wrote:
> I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should
> be
> automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates
> but
> aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage
> to
> follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command
> Prompt
> etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command
> Prompt
> I have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could
> not
> start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed
> the
> file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I
> was
> unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can
> anyone suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I
> do run Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that
> does not appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.


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Old 04-12-2008
zeko
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install


"Mauvern" wrote:

> I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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Old 04-13-2008
Mauvern
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Automatic updates will download to P.C. but will not install
Hi Engel. Nudged by yourself I eventually run Dial-a-Fix, used their facility
for auto fixing Windows Upade problems and within two minutes my update
facility was up and running 100%. Thank you for the prompt and for all of the
interest shown and advice given. I appreciate it - Mauvern
--
Mauvern


"Engel" wrote:

> Hi Mauvern,
>
> Do you run Dial-a-Fix ?
>
> Now check this,
>
> Start/Run
> Type "services.msc"
> Click "OK"
>
> Please check the following are started:
>
> 1.Automatic Updªtes
> 2.Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
> 3.Cryptographic Services
> 4.Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
> 5.System Restore Service
>
> To verify that BITS is correctly configured :
>
> 1. Double-click `Background Intelligent Transfer Service.`
> 2. In the Startup type box, click Manual, and then Apply.
> 3. Click the `Log On` tab, and then verify that the service is enabled in
> every hardware profile that you have listed. If the service is disabled in
> one or more hardware profiles, click the hardware profile, Enable, and then
> Apply.
> 4. Click the General tab and then Start.
>
> If BITS starts successfully, visit the Windows Update Web site or the
> Microsoft Update Web site to see if you can obtain updates. If it works OK,
> change (2.) to automªtic.
> -
> Good luck
> - -- ---
>
>
> "Mauvern" wrote:
>
> > Hi Engel. Thanks for the v.prompt post. I ran the PC in safemode, deleted all
> > of the items that you suggested and then viewed all of the pages from the web
> > links. I'm afraid that I could not see my particular problem or a suitable
> > resolution in them and my problem remains. I have looked back in my Update
> > History Log and found that everything was 100% until 5.1.2008 when the
> > Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool(KB 892130) failed to install. There
> > has been in excess of 1000 installation attempts since, without a single
> > success. When I first became aware of the problem, the PC refused even to
> > search for updates, let alone download/install them. After validating my XP
> > O.S with the Microsoft website, I found that had no difficulty in seaching
> > for and downloading updates, but a complete blank on installing them. There
> > are currently 13 updates, total size 25mb, downloaded into folders on my P.C.
> > awaiting installation.As a lay person, it seems to me that the problem is
> > purely one of enabling BITS. Thank you for the help that you have given thus
> > far.
> > --
> > Mauvern
> >
> >
> > "Engel" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Mauvern,
> > >
> > > Run in safe mode.
> > >
> > > Delete Cookies and Temp Files and included all offline cºntent
> > > Empty your IE cache
> > > To run in safe mode.
> > > http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
> > >
> > > Probably by now you see this KB
> > > You cannot install some updates or programs
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
> > >
> > > Also you can try Try kb/943144 OR Dial-a-Fix
> > >
> > > The links are here
> > >
> > > <http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=1a44d 843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460&mid=1a44d843-e3ff-41cd-8797-efb6efd7c460>
> > >
> > > Please let us know what fixes the problem or if the problem remains
> > >
> > > I hope this post is helpful.
> > > -- ---
> > >
> > > "Mauvern" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have Windows XP Home O.S set to receive Automatic Updates which should be
> > > > automatically installed. I have found that they will now download without
> > > > problem but will not install either automatically or manually. The
> > > > notification icon inviting installation appears in the taskbar, operates but
> > > > aborts before any update is installed.After several attempts I did manage to
> > > > follow the resolution given by Microsoft,working through the Command Prompt
> > > > etc to re-register the BIT's files and that part of the exercise
> > > > succeeded.The updates would still not install. Using Run and Command Prompt I
> > > > have several times visited Services. The Background Intelligent Tranfer
> > > > Service is not and will not (despite numerous attempts) become enabled,
> > > > either manually or automatically. A small Services window states "could not
> > > > start BITS service on Local Computer. Error 2. The system cannot find the
> > > > file specified". Reference to the BITS properties window shows the file
> > > > concerned to be C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe-k netsvcs . I followed the
> > > > file path through to system32 and in it found the file "svshost", but this
> > > > just will not open to reveal it's contents. Using the Search facility I was
> > > > unable to trace the file reference given by BITS properties, buit the file
> > > > "svchost" does show "svchost.exe" when the pointer is put over it. Can anyone
> > > > suggest how the file might be opened ? or give any other advice. I do run
> > > > Spybot S+d and have disabled the TeaTimer Resident facility so that does not
> > > > appear to be the answer. I would appreciate any advive, Thanks.

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