I just received th error code 8000fff. My computer runs very tight, its used specifically for gaming and email. System was running perfect but noticed there was windows updates to install. Did the update a few minutes ago and all updates failed to install. Along with the update install, for whatever reason it turned off windows defender and im being prompted to turn it back on.
windows 7 64bit ultimate edition build 6.1.7601 serive pack 1 build 7601
virus free not antivirus or internet security programs
Ran "microsoft safety scanner and malwarebytes" no issues
firewall is configured correctly
system running fine until doing windows update
Core 2 Quad Q6600
8gb 1333 memory
gigabyte motherboad G41 chipset
Geforce GTX 460 1gb
velociraptor primary HD (HD temp 29c)
hitachi secondary HD (HD temp 30c)
*not running in RAID"
CPU temp: 41c
GPU temp: 35C
INTERNET EXPLORER INFO:
Version ( 9.0.8112.16421)
update version: 9.0.3 (KB2586448)
Here are the install items that failed to install.
Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX killbits for windows 7 x64 based systems (KB2618451)
Cumulative Security update for Internet Explorer 9 for windows 7 for x64 based systems (KB2618444)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2620712)
Security update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (kb2639417) Fail
Security update for WIndow 7 x64-based systems (kb2620712) Fail
Cumulative Security update for internet explorer 9 for windows 7 for x64-based system (KB618444) fail
windows malicisous software remvoal tool x64 december 2011 (kb890830) SUCCESSFUL
cumulative security update for activeX killbits for windows 7 for x64-based systems (2618451) fail
update for windows 7 for x64 based systems (kb2633952) fail
security update for windows 7 x64 based systems (kb2619339) fail
It looks like it went and tried to install it twice as well. It shows double entries in the install history.
Again, this was a standard click on windows update through start menu for windows 7 64 bit. No issues prior to this system was running fine.
I did go to this url from the windows 7 information page and installed this fixhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-Error-8000FFFF
Since then my system is running slowwwww im going to do a restore but would like to know why components failed to install, all except the malicious tool . It also turned off windows defender which now wont turn back on.
UPDATE: I did a system restore. The restore point that was set automatically before the above FIX would not restore at that point, said corrupt. I had to restore from a point 2 days prior. System is back running fine, but have not attempted to update my system until i know what happened or what is wrong.