I am driving myself nuts! I hadn't booted my Vista side of my Linux computer for a long time - Mostly because I hate Vista. I was going to just install it to use with my scanner OFFLINE. So it wasn't really pressing to get the updates. I have had it for 1-2 yrs.
It is a hand me down machine from a friend that had a totally hosed Windows system on it previously. I nuked it and created two partitions on it with a very nice windows utility CD because the folks told me they had viruses and other issues with malware on the system as well.
After that, I installed Windows from the recovery partition (this was after after splitting the drive into two different partitions (one for Linux and this one that has 43.8GB free on a 68.3GB partition. I let the recovery partition software format the partition).
So I didn't have it on the network at all at that time.
Yesterday, I put it online, and went and got all the Windows updates, over 100 of them, then changed to Microsoft Updates and got those, in addition, I got all the updated drivers from HP or this HP Slimline s3200n Desktop
computer from here
. I have downloaded the Hot Fixes from that site but I was not having issues with those items so I haven't installed those yet.
The first time I went looking for a solution to a previous issue with the first attempt to update SP1, and it resulted in a Microsoft Fix It
but nothing changed. I can't remember for sure if that stopped the original error: Error code 0x80000FFFF when you download updates on a Windows Vista-based computer by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update
. I guess that must have stopped the error, but didn't fix the problem?
So, I keep having the same problem. I have looked and it would appear it may be some sort of driver issue maybe, but I don't know. The fix for others that I found was for a laptop and an IBM driver update related to a larger hard drive. I have not changed out the hard drive on this computer, and I did look for updated WD drive updates and there were none. However, In the updated drivers on HP's site for this Slimline s3200n Desktop, it had an update for: SATA motherboard driver, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 video card, Realtk HD Audio sound card, the nForce network card, Lite On USB Wireless 802.11 b/g card, enhanced keyboard, Conexant PCI Soft Modem Driver, and a BIOS update to v5.18.
So, as far as what it has been doing:
As I say, It has all those updates I spoke about earlier, and it offers the SP1. It then very quickly says it's updated successfully to SP1 (not likely since it should be close to an hour to do this) and the Windows Update list log says 'successful'.
Within a couple minutes, it offers it again! Wash. Repeat. Wash Repeat.
I have used the Action Center to try to find an answer (had no fixes for anything it found), I have done searches on Google, but haven't found the solution. There were no error messages. It thinks it succeeds every time!
I can't install SP2 if SP1 doesn't install and I am in a Catch 22.
I talked to Corrine (forgot about the Microsoft Fix It that I originally got when I was talking to Corrine). Corrine had me download the System Update Readiness Tool. I have attached the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log
to this posting, since she thought Richard might want to look at that.
But it is so short, I will post it here too:
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6002.22574
Package Version 19.0
Checking Windows Servicing Packages
Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
Checking Package Watchlist
Checking Component Watchlist
Checking Component Store
Seconds executed: 505
No errors detected
Looks all innocent doesn't it! Doesn't look like it has any real results there under the topics. Should it have had more in the results?
NOTE: SP1 is NOT in the Uninstall Programs list either.
Thanks for any help on this!!