Can't do XP updates, please help

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by md, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. md

    md Guest

    Hello...I tried the advice that Tapioca gave me but it doesnt work. I have
    turned off autmatic updates and then tried to do a manual install of the
    three critical updates. It immediately tells me the updates have failed.
    How do I get the updates? It seems like the updates were downloaded and
    waiting to install from when I had the Automatic Update turned on...how do I
    remove them so I can start over? Where can I find them? Thanks, Mark

    md wrote:
    > Hello, beginning last night, when I went to shut down my laptop
    > running XP Home Edition with SP2 (installed SP2 a month ago and it
    > seemed to run fine), it would not power off the computer.
    >
    > It ran through the shut down. saving settings, then on the same blue
    > screen it said something like "Installing updates (1 of 3)" and then
    > would switch back and forth from that notice to saying "Do not turn
    > off or disconnect power. Computer will shut off automatically." back
    > and forth between these two messages. The first time I let it go for
    > a halfhour. Still was on 1 of 3 and I could hardly hear the HDD
    > moving. (I did remove my wireless pcmcia card after about 10 min). So
    > I powered down. Tried it 2 more times. Same problem. Last time
    > I let it run for 2 hrs.
    > What is this? How do I fix it?
    >


    Hi there

    Try turning off automatic updates, then go to windows update and try to
    do a manual update from there, I've had this problem and turning off
    automatic updates was the only thing that seemed to work.
    md, Oct 14, 2004
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  2. md

    Smoker Guest

    "md" <> wrote in message
    news:M9mbd.24694$n%...
    > Hello...I tried the advice that Tapioca gave me but it doesnt work. I

    have
    > turned off autmatic updates and then tried to do a manual install of the
    > three critical updates. It immediately tells me the updates have failed.
    > How do I get the updates? It seems like the updates were downloaded and
    > waiting to install from when I had the Automatic Update turned on...how do

    I
    > remove them so I can start over? Where can I find them? Thanks, Mark
    >
    > md wrote:
    > > Hello, beginning last night, when I went to shut down my laptop
    > > running XP Home Edition with SP2 (installed SP2 a month ago and it
    > > seemed to run fine), it would not power off the computer.
    > >
    > > It ran through the shut down. saving settings, then on the same blue
    > > screen it said something like "Installing updates (1 of 3)" and then
    > > would switch back and forth from that notice to saying "Do not turn
    > > off or disconnect power. Computer will shut off automatically." back
    > > and forth between these two messages. The first time I let it go for
    > > a halfhour. Still was on 1 of 3 and I could hardly hear the HDD
    > > moving. (I did remove my wireless pcmcia card after about 10 min). So
    > > I powered down. Tried it 2 more times. Same problem. Last time
    > > I let it run for 2 hrs.
    > > What is this? How do I fix it?
    > >

    >
    > Hi there
    >
    > Try turning off automatic updates, then go to windows update and try to
    > do a manual update from there, I've had this problem and turning off
    > automatic updates was the only thing that seemed to work.
    >

    Go to www.bigfix.com and download BigFix, it's free. It will scan your
    system and determine the updates you need and advise you in writing what
    they're for and about before you opt to download them. They will be
    delivered to your desktop and installed without putting up with crap from M$
    site. They also claim to check updates for bugs before they will offer them
    to you. It's much more convenient than doing it Microsoft's way. I've been
    using BigFix for years. They are also anti-spyware/malware, etc., as they
    hope to land your business account.
    Smoker, Oct 14, 2004
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  3. md

    Ron Martell Guest

    "md" <> wrote:

    > Hello...I tried the advice that Tapioca gave me but it doesnt work. I have
    >turned off autmatic updates and then tried to do a manual install of the
    >three critical updates. It immediately tells me the updates have failed.
    >How do I get the updates? It seems like the updates were downloaded and
    >waiting to install from when I had the Automatic Update turned on...how do I
    >remove them so I can start over? Where can I find them? Thanks, Mark
    >


    Download the full version (270 mb) of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP
    from
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en
    and save the file in a known location on your hard drive. Best idea
    is to create a new folder just for it.

    Then go to http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm and follow the
    instructions there regarding preparing your computer for the
    installation of Service Pack 2.

    When the preparations are all completed locate the downloaded Service
    Pack in Windows Explorer and double click on it to start the
    installation.

    That should get you pretty much up to date, although there are a
    couple of additional post SP2 updates that need to be installed, but
    they can be done later.

    Post the results back here, especially if there are any problems.

    Good luck


    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    --
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service
    http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

    "The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
    Ron Martell, Oct 14, 2004
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    Ron Martell <> wrote:
    >
    >"md" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Hello...I tried the advice that Tapioca gave me but it doesnt work. I have
    >>turned off autmatic updates and then tried to do a manual install of the
    >>three critical updates. It immediately tells me the updates have failed.
    >>How do I get the updates? It seems like the updates were downloaded and
    >>waiting to install from when I had the Automatic Update turned on...how do I
    >>remove them so I can start over? Where can I find them? Thanks, Mark
    >>

    >
    >Download the full version (270 mb) of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP
    >from
    >http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en
    >and save the file in a known location on your hard drive. Best idea
    >is to create a new folder just for it.
    >
    >Then go to http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm and follow the
    >instructions there regarding preparing your computer for the
    >installation of Service Pack 2.
    >
    >When the preparations are all completed locate the downloaded Service
    >Pack in Windows Explorer and double click on it to start the
    >installation.


    Typical. We ask a simple question and kooks start talking kooksuits.

    >That should get you pretty much up to date, although there are a
    >couple of additional post SP2 updates that need to be installed, but
    >they can be done later.


    If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee.
    That will do them in.

    >Post the results back here, especially if there are any problems.


    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger near the escape key.

    >Good luck


    Good luck beats early rising.

    >Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada


    Are you a hacker?

    --
    Lady Chatterly

    "I'd like to know why you'd make such an accusation, sock. And I'm
    more than willing to make much nastier accusations right back, if it's
    why I think it is." -- theoneflasehaddock
    Lady Chatterly, Oct 14, 2004
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  5. md

    md Guest

    SP2 was installed about 5 weeks ago. these are 3 updates beyond that.
    thanks, tho. m.
    "Ron Martell" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "md" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Hello...I tried the advice that Tapioca gave me but it doesnt work. I
    >> have
    >>turned off autmatic updates and then tried to do a manual install of the
    >>three critical updates. It immediately tells me the updates have failed.
    >>How do I get the updates? It seems like the updates were downloaded and
    >>waiting to install from when I had the Automatic Update turned on...how do
    >>I
    >>remove them so I can start over? Where can I find them? Thanks, Mark
    >>

    >
    > Download the full version (270 mb) of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP
    > from
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en
    > and save the file in a known location on your hard drive. Best idea
    > is to create a new folder just for it.
    >
    > Then go to http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm and follow the
    > instructions there regarding preparing your computer for the
    > installation of Service Pack 2.
    >
    > When the preparations are all completed locate the downloaded Service
    > Pack in Windows Explorer and double click on it to start the
    > installation.
    >
    > That should get you pretty much up to date, although there are a
    > couple of additional post SP2 updates that need to be installed, but
    > they can be done later.
    >
    > Post the results back here, especially if there are any problems.
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    >
    > Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    > --
    > Microsoft MVP
    > On-Line Help Computer Service
    > http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
    >
    > "The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much."
    md, Oct 14, 2004
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