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Windows update stuck after partial install of sp3

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Unread 08-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
Steve Rainbird
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Windows update stuck after partial install of sp3

I started a download of sp3 and it got stuck after it had downloaded the
file. I think avast was virus checking it and taking a long time.

I had to cancel the install (which hung while cancelling) and then powered
off my machine.

Now when I select windows update in explorer it just hangs.

Any ideas?

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Steve

 
Unread 08-05-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
Steve Rainbird
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Re: Windows update stuck after partial install of sp3



"Steve Rainbird" <steve.nospam.rainbird@mssint.nospam.com> wrote in message
news:68fv92F2shju4U1@mid.individual.net...
> I started a download of sp3 and it got stuck after it had downloaded the
> file. I think avast was virus checking it and taking a long time.
>
> I had to cancel the install (which hung while cancelling) and then powered
> off my machine.
>
> Now when I select windows update in explorer it just hangs.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> --
> Steve



I think I have fixed this.

What I did was this.

1. Reboot
2. Stop Automatic update service.
3. Rename c:\Windows\Softwaredistribution to
c:\Windows\Softwaredistribution.old
4. Start Automatic update service.
5. Reboot.

Now a different problem but I will post a new thread for that.

--
Steve

 
Unread 09-05-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
Frank-FL
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Re: Windows update stuck after partial install of sp3


"Steve Rainbird" <steve.nospam.rainbird@mssint.nospam.com> wrote in message news:68fv92F2shju4U1@mid.individual.net...
>I started a download of sp3 and it got stuck after it had downloaded the
> file. I think avast was virus checking it and taking a long time.
>
> I had to cancel the install (which hung while cancelling) and then powered
> off my machine.
>
> Now when I select windows update in explorer it just hangs.
>
> Any ideas?


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../cc164204.aspx
 
 

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