windows update problems

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by boostin-gp, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. boostin-gp

    boostin-gp Guest

    So for whatever reason, when I turned on the computer this morning, it gave me a black screen and said that windows couldnt load because of a missing or invalid file.

    Tried loading in safe mode = no go. So I said fuck it... Did a complete restore. Start from scratch. Everything is up and running, but nothing in windows update works. I tried to d/l sp1, and all of the other little security fixes, but they wont install.

    Does my computer have to be registered with microsoft or something to use windows update? Anybody had this issue before? :(

    TIA
     
  2. boostin-gp

    boostin-gp Guest

    Ok... i registered with ms., and i have the same problem. :wtc:
     
  3. Mirrorlure7M

    Mirrorlure7M OT Supporter

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    Look at the Date and the time and make sure it is correct
     
  4. boostin-gp

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    Date and time are still correct. :(

    When I ran the restore program it returns all to factory specs right? Why the hell wouldnt windows update work now? It should see my system as a brand new set up. :(
     
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  6. boostin-gp

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    Yep... looked at all of them.

    But here is my major issue. I'm trying to run windows update and do other things after a FRESH restore. No new software downloaded. All other programs are closed.

    I started to download/install SP1 through windows update , and it went for a little while, then my computer restarted itself. :( FRESH restore, no new software downloaded or anything.

    Am I more than likely having hardware issues? Can a bad stick of ram make my computer do this?

    These 3 screen caps are all from last night... (sorry about the size. Hard to resize with out photoshop :( )

    Started windows update, and I got this far with SP1....

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    Here is a little bit farther into it - first problem...

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    And here is what happened when I tried again this morning... :wtc:

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    Again... did a full system restore last night. Why the fuck should I still be getting errors?! :wtc:
     
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  8. vudoodoodoo

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    System restore?

    Format, reinstall windows.
     
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  10. boostin-gp

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    D/Ling now. at 21%. I'll probably let it go and install tomarrow morning.

    I'll keep the thread updated. :)

    Thanks -
     

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