I don't have a partial restore .. I don't have an error message either
though. I just keep on running the microsoft update and needing to download
and copy and install the "new" registry files over and over. Can't even show
my history of updates which normally I could. What could it be? Sorry my
questions are numerous ... I guess without an specific error number I am more
lost. This has happened before but I have fixed it with an error code.
Should I go to the Windows Events and state what happens there? Here is one
of the addresses I keep going back to in order to update ... is there
anything wrong with this address?
Then I also tried this after putting the latest Windows Update executable
under my Program Files ...
C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce
I had trouble though with the run command thru the directory of Program
Files .. so I put the .exe just in the C directory and ran the command and it
worked and then I went to the site and thought it was going to work because I
at least saw the yellow graphic start to roll ... but then it stopped.
Could you answer whether it is mandatory that I need Windows Live Messenger?
I am under the impression now that it is not. That my last install of MSN
Messenger is enough .. is that correct? This is what is running:
Version 7.0 (Build 7.0.0820)
(Says microsoft .NET in lite gray)
This is my version on Sept 20, 2008
but I did just download the Win Live Messenger install file and put it under
Program Files .. Windows Live .. Messenger .. but I have not run it yet ...
and I never use a messaging program. I have Windows Live but I don't use it
as my search tool and can not install the photo library.
Boy I know I have put quite a few things here but these are all what have
needed updating lately and they are the things that were done prior to
Windows Update stopping working. I don't know whether to call it Microsoft
Update or Windows Update. I have 2 separate links for those.
Any help would be much appreciated.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> Define "partial restore"?
> Don wrote:
> > Hi
> > 1) I've tried stopping the service and loading the recommended command
> > prompts into the registry and then re-starting the service
> > 2) I've downloaded an updated installer
> > Neither one of these usual corrections seems to work in my case. I was
> > wondering if anyone else had the same problem with different or additional
> > methods of correction?
> > This started when I had to do a partial restore on my computer due to a
> > virus.
> > Any and all comments and solutions will be most appreciated. Many thanks,
> > Don