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Windows updates not applying

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by misterbenn, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. misterbenn

    misterbenn Thread Starter

    Dec 27, 2010
    Hi guys n gals - Merry Xmas to all .

    Im having a problem with Windows updates my pc. Im not sure if its some sort of virus , or just a Windows issue.

    I keep getting the yellow icon, saying 'updates are ready for your computer'. When I click it goes through the 4 update steps, and says 'updates succesfully applied'.
    However, the icon keeps coming straight back, even after cold boot.
    When I go through the control panel / add & remove, the last updates are still showing as over a week ago. However, if I go into the site for Windows update , it shows the update for today as 'succesfull'.
    I ran a manual update via the Microsoft website and this worked sucesfully. (i.e it updated the add/remove programs page).

    My pc keeps randomly going to 100% cpu usage , and its usually svchost or msiexec which is causing it. When applying the updates my pc shows as running out of disk space, even though I have deleted file over a gig a byte recently.

    I have ran virus checks using avast , spybot and adaware. Couple were found, but the issue persists.
    I am on Windows XP 2002 SP3 . Add/remove progs shows latest update as KB2467659.

    Thanks in advance for any help
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