XP SP1 Error Message

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RyanC, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. RyanC

    RyanC Guest

    I've tried to install the SP1 pack from the Windows Update site, but I keep getting these messages (see attatchment)

    I have all other programs closed including any antivirus software.

    I also have Crytography enabled.

    Oh, and I'm also running a legit copy of XP Home.

    In other Update News, when I go to d/l the IE 6 SP1, I get messages about the download not being Windows Compatible (something about Windows logo). However, I dont care much about the IE SP because I know it is included in the XP SP. Just curious as to why this message is popping up. Could it be that MS doesnt trust its own software?
     
  2. RyanC

    RyanC Guest

    An update: I've tried downloading the 133 MB file and installing from my HD rather than from the update, and the same message comes back to haunt me.

    System Restore isnt working either. I'm able to launch it, but when my computer boots back up, it tells me no changes have been made.
     
  3. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    go into sercives and look for Crytography and choose it and make sure that it's started, if it is, try refreshing it.
     
  4. RyanC

    RyanC Guest

    Yes, it is started and I refreshed it - no luck.

    Somebody mentioned something in another post about scanning windows files to make sure they are intact and the original versions, so I'm going to try this. I've been getting a few file protection errors lately, and I wonder if this has anything to do with my recent install troubles.

    The way this file scanning is going, its going to be a long time (well over 2 hrs).
     
  5. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    I'm also having the same message appear. Tried restarting cryptographic still no joy. Anyone any more ideas
     
  6. RyanC

    RyanC Guest

    Chopper, did you do anything recently to your system that might be causing this?

    Are you running to Operating Systems?

    I recently tried to install Adobe Acrobat 5.0, which has been causing several problems on my system.

    Have you played around with any of the services recently?

    Have you had problems with Windows Update in the past?

    Are you able to install IE SP1?

    Do you have Tweak UI installed?

    Maybe we can solve this problem ourselves?
     
  7. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    I have not added anthing recently. I am only using xp pro. I do have acrobat 5 on my system but it has been on for a long time with no problems. I have installed an update from microsoft which cured a problem I had with GTA 3 displaying text at the start of the game
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    To get sytem restore working again & you don't want/need the restore points do this> (all restore points will be deleted)

    Turn system restore off, reboot, turn it back on. It will now work OK.
     
  9. RyanC

    RyanC Guest

    Thanks, but I've settled on formatting and reinstalling. Even Win2000 on my dual boot computer was acting strange (did not recognize my NIC card, wouldnt let me install drivers for it, CD's wouldnt burn, etc.). So instead I'm just going to run a single OS laptop with a separate partition for backup purposes rather than 2 OS's. I'm also going to CleanSweep every installation.

    "Hipster Doofus" - isnt that what Elaine called Kramer once? :D (Seinfeld-buff here).



    Damn you Microsoft...when are you going to make an OS that actually works?
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Me too that's where I got it from. :D
     
  11. chopper20

    chopper20 Guest

    This is a solution to the problem I found on another site and it has just worked for me:-

    Rename the whole CatRoot2 to catroot.old. Close Windows Explorer. (windows/system32/CatRoot2

    Install SPI - voila!...