'Some updates were not installed' Windows XP Home SP3 32-bit stopped back in August !?!
Windows XP Home SP3 x86 on an hp pavilion 1.1 GHz AMD Athalon processor, I noticed that the LAST time an update was installed was 08-10-10, so I went to the update page, and found 32 updates just waiting to be installed. When I tried to download them,
a smaller box appeared (Installing Updates) & inside of it the top line said 'Some updates were not installed'. ( I only tried to install three 3 Security updates 4 windows XP.) NONE of them went in ! the 'puter seems to be able to download the updates, but
not install them. I cannot seem to find a fix, appreciate any help !!! Also I am using the McAfee virus & firewall that comes with AT&T/YaHoo internet. There are NO error codes, just the failure. Also the PC runs very slow most of the time!Thanks for any
help !! RON
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There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware infection!
NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows Update, don't waste your time
with any of the below: Format & reinstall Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea - take the computer to a local, reputable and independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft
-- ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002
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