Try kb/943144 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144
Ignore the title - Updates are not installed successfully from Windows
Microsoft Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you repair a Windows
NB: Also applies to clean installs, upgrade installs, and Recovery
There is also a third-party fix which has had good results for a number of
The links are here
Please let us know what fixes the problem or if the problem remains
I hope this post is helpful.
"MJ Plunkett" wrote:
> Hello out there.....
> I am running XP Pro and I have been using Live update sucessfully for a while
> under the Express Install Method. I have Norton Internet Security running.
> For no apparent reason now the updates are downloading but not installing
> and all the message says is "the following updates could not be installed"
> There is no error message given. I would really like to get this resolved as
> NONE of my udpates for SQL server 2005 or Office are updating....... I now
> have 107 updates dowloaded which will not install........
> I am currently running on XP Pro 5.1 SP 2
> All help given really appreciated.....
> MJ Plunkett
> Non techie