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    Default Very frustrating Windows update/install problem

    Out of the blue, my wife's MSN Messenger stopped working. I uninistalled it and reinstalled it, but it wouldn't work. I then tried to do a Windows Update and couldn't get update to work. It would check for updates and then error out.

    I then reinstalled XP, but did an upgrade instead of a fresh install.

    Now, Update will search for updates, but when I go to install them the updates ALWAYS fail. Even if it's just a stupid Realtek NIC update. I went out and grabbed IE 7, Media Player 11 and XP SP3 and was able to install them all MANUALLY just fine. But I still can't update.

    Even Automatic Updates has a couple updates for me, but when it goes out to download them and then install them, I get the same thing:

    "Some updates could not be installed...."

    And now when I try to re-install Messenger it does the same thing as Update. It downloads and then errors out when I install. Of course, "help" only tells me to make sure I have enough drive space (I do), meet minimum hardware requirements (I do) and have Firewall disabled (I do). Lot's of help there Microsoft.

    Any insight? TIA!

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    I remember something like this happening to me when the system clock got screwed up somehow.

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    What is the exact error code?
    Software readings are crap.

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    There isn't one. It's just "Sorry Buckaroo... Updates couldn't be installed!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp666 View Post
    Trying this now. I'll let you know.

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    Also take a look at this. It fixed my update problems (would DL updates by would not install).

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555175
    Software readings are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp666 View Post
    Whoa! Did the cmd prompt "fix" and updates immediately started working.

    Waiting for my wife to finish up something before I can reboot. Then I'll try Messenger again.

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    That worked!

    After the reboot, she fired up Messenger and it kicked right in.

    Wierdest thing. But I'm so relieved it's working now! Thanks a ton!

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    YW WU is becoming a PITA no doubt about that. Reading about new problems every day.

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