Windows cannot search for Updates; error: 80070490;corrupt CBS Manifest file

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business, Service Pack 2, 32bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2Duo CPU [email protected], x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor count: 2; Ram 2036MB;
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 3320MB
Hard Drives: C: Total -150487 MB, Free -93078 MB: D: Total -2047 MB, Free -1433 MB
Motherboard: Dell Inc., OKP561; Antivirus Norton 360, Updated & Enabled
Computer: Dell Otiplex 330, x86 -based PC: Bios Version; Dell A03, 2/19/2008; SIMBIOS Version 2.5

In addition to not searching; The History of all updates is gone. Cannot find any where on the computer
There are no hidden updates to be found. NEVER checked for Updates; NEVER installed updates.
Error code 80070490 leads me to a list of 30 items; Item 16 is speciffically error code 80070490 and it tells
me my CBS Manifest file is corrupt.
Have had this computer since Sept. 2008. Was having trouble with one of Windows Updates in Aug.-Oct.
2012 not being successfuly updated. After that, things have been getting progressively worse.
Have tried several solutions: Norton 360 Has always benn enabled & kept Updated. Have tried Regservo
Program & their support to no avail & have cancelled them.
System Update Readiness Tool gets me to step 6 & UPGRADE option has been DISABLED. The other
option will destroy my Programs ,Email & Settings which I am trying to avoid.

I have been deleting Browsing Hist, Windows Cache Hist. & Office & Multimedia Histories using
Parotologic Privacy Prog. It is fast But I doubt worth the cost to continue with it another year.

IS there a solution to my problem that will not destroy the Programs, Account Settings, & E-mail
Contacts???
 

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Did not try the restore method; Two reasons: 1) Not sure when the Problem actually occcured.
2) have never taken time to learn how to do a system restore! AT some point before that, my printer
stopped functioning. That problem seems to have been solved by running some driver updates or by uninstalling & reinstalling The Dell A940 AIO Printer. I'm not sure which got the printer to print again.

However, I've notice since Monday, 2/19/13 that it is taking longer & longer to spool a document for
Printing. Also frustrating
As you can see I am a novice, but am trying to learn.
Thanks for the response
 

Dutch135

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Have now tried System Restore Three times. Have followed the instructions provided as closely as I could.
Could not deem to find any way to create a restore point earlier then 2 /13 /2013. Tried two of them unsucessfully. Used the unrestore or back to where I am (hopefully current settings before trying 'RESTORE'. In each instance I received the message that "RESTORE" was not sucessful due to some unknown error.. I had used one midpoint "Restore" & one back as far as I could go ( which was still Feb. 13, 2013.) & the final one was the current day settings with my current problems still intact.
 

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Posted previously by Dutch135 & still is unresolved. Dell AIO Model A940 Printer has spooling problems.
Have uninstalled & reinstalled the Printer; Received an update either from Microsoft or Dell site. Printer does a single job ok but is no longer as speedy as it was (about 1/4 to 1/3 slower than originally)

qUESTIONS?:
1) Would Printer Drivers have any thing to do with my Problem?
2) How is a Corrupt CBS Manifest file repaired?
3) Do I have to clean or fix a registry?
4) Am I as a novice able to do this with the advice offered by those of you with expertice in this area?
 
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Have tried Regservo
Program & their support to no avail & have cancelled them.
You might want to check this out from one of our trusted advisers.

Quote from Phantom010

You should avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good, and should only be used by advanced users who really know their way around the registry. Never to be used blindly on "Auto" mode. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. These utilities do not only remove what "they think" are orphan entries in the registry but legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair. In a word, it's a scam.

Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...

http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Registry_Cleaners

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/2005/04/why-i-dont-use-registry-cleaners/

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/registry-cleaners-and-system-tweaking_13.html
 
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