Re: 80240016 Install Error
This information was very helpful and informative. I'm new to this forum
thing myself. This is my first response to one. Thank you very much
GlenntheGreat. Sharing information is what computer is all about!!!!
> Hello everyone. I struggled with this very issue for two months. After
> much searching of the Internet, I found my solution to the problem last
> night, and I decided that I should spread the word on how I fixed it.
> Go to Run... in the Start menu. Enter this command:
> sfc /scannow
> Your computer will scan system files and fix whatever is corrupted. I
> ran the scan, and although the window closed on me before I could read
> the results, I tried another installation of the 16 updates since July
> 10 that had been refusing to install. To my amazement, they all
> succeeded, and Vista does truly seem to operate much more smoothly what
> with the Intel chip and memory improvements of some recent updates.
> To give some further background on the issue I was having, just to make
> sure that you are having the same problems and experience that I had:
> Since July 10th, I was about to download updates, and attempt to
> install them. The updates would do their installation, then prompt me to
> restart the computer. I would do so, and have to sit though a long
> configuration, during which the computer would often restart itself a
> second time.
> Upon re-loading Windows, the 16 updates from July 10 to Sept 27 would
> either have a status of Failed or Pending.
> The solutions I had previously tried (all of which failed) included:
> - Renaming/removing the \\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ folder or it's
> contents (like the Downloads folder and/or DataStore folder) while the
> Windows Update service was shut down
> - Renaming/removing the \\Windows\System32\Catroot2\ folder while the
> Cryptographic Services service was shut down
> - Downloading and running individual update installers off of
> Microsoft's website
> (Note: When trying this message, the update history would incorrectly
> show that the update was installed successfully. Even though it had a
> status of Successful, it would not register in the listing of installed
> updates, and thus when searching for more updates, the update would
> still appear as something I needed to download)
> Just as some other information, I'm new to online troubleshooting
> discussion, and I felt that this problem was significant enough to
> motivate me to get involved, as these updates are an important measure
> in the fight to get people to stop hating on Vista. I notice that a lot
> of people are having issues, and I can't stand to see this happen.
> Since I am new to this, I'm not sure what the best means of propogating
> this solution would be, if it infact proves to be widely helpful to
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