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Can't use Windows Update after a repair install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Bones032, Aug 28, 2012.

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  1. Bones032

    Bones032 Thread Starter

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    I have Dell XPS Q6600 with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit.


    I recently had a major startup failure, which the root cause is still unknown to me(but if I had to guess it was a virus). I tried several things to fix that issue and none of them resolved it, so I did a repair install off my Vista reinstall dvd, which installed service pack 1.


    After the fresh install, I went to run windows update to catch up on the last 4 years of updates, and a few of the updates installed, but the majority did not. Each time I try to install the remaining 89 updates I get 3 errors, Code 80070570, Code FFFFFFFE and Code 8007001F.


    I have tried just installing 1 update at a time and get an error each time, I get Code 80070570 when I try a single update install.



    Another problem that I have(that I assume is related) A few minutes after I startup my computer I get an error message that says "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed".


    I have read online for solutions and have tried many things(but am willing to try anything and everything again). I read about trying to manually install updates, or download them off the MS website. I was able to download and install Service Pack 2 by doing that, but still have 89 updates I need to install.


    Any help or solutions would be greatly appreciated. And just let me know if there is any information you need from me.
     
  2. baybeejayy21

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    If you receive Windows Update error FFFFFFFE, it means that an update can't be installed because of a problem on your computer.
    This problem is usually caused by a malware (malicious software) infection. To prevent your computer from becoming unstable, Windows won't install the update.
     
  3. baybeejayy21

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    Download and install the latest version of “Windows Update Agent ” on your computer.

    How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
    Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946928
    To reinstall Windows Update Agent - download the relevant file for your system and save it to a drive where Vista is not loaded because the file cannot be launched directly from the system root directory.
    Click Start, click Run, type: "D:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce" (without quotations) and then press Enter to install the Windows Update engine.

    Note: There is a space between "D:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" and "/wuforce"
    D: is the drive where Windows is not installed (ie a flash drive or a 2nd hard drive etc)
     
  4. Bones032

    Bones032 Thread Starter

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    I have tried the Windows Update Agent multiple times. It does the scan, say it found a problem with the "Windows Update Component" and then it says it fixed it, but I still cannot install any updates.

    file:///C:/Users/Bones/Documents/ResultReport.html
    is a link to the report of the Windows Update Agent.

    Any other things I can try?
     
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