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Solved: Windows Update won't install some updates (XP or Windows 7 on same machine)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dayjo, Oct 5, 2011.

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  1. Dayjo

    Dayjo Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've been running XP on my machine for several years and the latest reinstall went very smoothly until I updated my bios. It may be unrelated to updating my bios but this seems to be the only change I had made at the time. It prevented a lot of applications from running, from Windows Live Messenger, to various games e.t.c.

    I assumed it was to do with my bios, so I pulled the battery out of the motherboard (also shorted the 3 pin switch thing). This didn't seem to make any difference.

    I recently installed Windows 7 (x86) on the same hard drive and partition, expecting this to cure the problem and start fresh, however Windows 7 seems to be having a similar problem in that I get errors on Windows Update (8007065E,800B0100 and 80070003). I've tried manually installing some of the failed updates too and just get a "failed" message.

    This makes me assume that it's either still a problem with the bios, or perhaps with my hard drive.

    Does anyone know of any software I can use to perhaps scan for issues with the hard drive, or with the bios?

    Regards,
     
  2. Dayjo

    Dayjo Thread Starter

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    Well, after trying all the fixes available on the internet for those particular error codes to no avail, I ran Kill Disk on the partition, re-installed Windows 7 and it appears to be running smoothly, with all service packs and updates installing fine :)
     
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