- Jan 28, 2003
Hi. Because I recently formatted my computer's hard drive, I have had to go online and redownload all of the critical and other windows updates for my Windows XP Pro computer. When I first started to download the updates, I had 19 Critical Updates to download. Now I think I have 10 or something like that. Well, these last 10 or whatever absolutely refuse to install! They are apparently downloaded though because I attempt to redownload them and they "download" at speeds way faster than what dialup is capable of. Well, then it proceeds to install the updates. However, every single update fails. During the attempted installation of these updates by Windows Update, my computer accesses the floppy drive for some unkown reason. It does this only once or twice. I believe that during these downloads I am running programs such as Norton Internet Security 2002 (but I don't know why this would affect it because my other downloads completed fine with this and the rest of the programs mentioned here running). I was also running Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger (I think), Kazaa Lite (I think), and Norton Antivirus 2002 (with Autoprotect enabled). I have not tried downloading these files with any of these programs disabled. Oh yeah, I use AOL for my Internet connection but I use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 to do most if not all of my web browsing which does include Windows Update. Please help me with this problem! I am quite stumped really. I have tried multiple (5 or 6) times to get these critical updates but each and every time the exact same thing happens. Also, I have deleted all of my cookies and everything in my Temporary Internet Files and tried the download again. Now this really confuses me because I would think that the previously downloaded files would be deleted when I emptied the Temporary Internet Files. I am thinking that the problem is that the files that I have downloaded are corrupt and they are hiding somewhere on my computer (which is why every time I "download" these files again, they "download" way faster than what dialup is capable of). Oh yeah, and just how fast these downloads go is well lets say a 15.5 megabyte download completed in approximately 10 seconds on my dialup connection which runs at 52,000 bps according to Session Speed under AOL's System Information. Also, my version of AOL is 8.0. Any help you guys can provide me will be extremely appreciated! Looking forward to your replies!