RE: Windows Vista SP2 Update - Error 800736B3
I too tried to install the new Vista Pack 2. The download took a long time.
When I came back the install page had no green moving line. So I stopped
installation, preparing to start it again. Had to go through alot of strange
things. Finally got on track, and got to final phase on front page/window
where it says installing phase 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, etc..with the
percentages. That finished. And I got a message that the package failed to
instal and reverting changes? And it said do not turn off computer. I did
anyways. Turned it back on and got stuck right back in the cycle of waitlock
of install failure. I called the Geek Squad at Besst Buy, they told me all
kind of things, that would be my fault. My computer is pretty new, March 2007
purchased. I stumbled onto this blog, and I see I am not the only one with
trouble. I give up trying to install it for now. Will try again in the morning
"Ryan Strassburg" wrote:
> While installing SP2 released today through Windows Update my machine
> unexpectedly rebooted (then went into a strange endless POST cycle). Anyhow
> it said it was installing the updates prior to logon. Then SP2 appeared
> again as 6MB and it was installed, then it apeared again and installed again.
> Finally I restored to before the update (~4pm) and I tried to install the
> The installation program ran, I verified it and clicked on Install, then
> nothing happened. I rebooted then I did a new check for updates and SP2 again
> was displayed only at 3xx some megabytes (now that's more like a SP). Now it
> is failing with error #800736B3, what do I do? The sfc tool returned no
> problems nor did the MSRT (Malware tool).