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Jack Catalano

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    My Computer is fixed....sort of
    « on: September 09, 2011, 11:40:25 AM »
    I was the person who posted about how Windows would freeze up all the time and I would have no sound coming out of Realplayer etc. Well, heres an update. I have sound but I have to start in Realplayer to get it, otherwise, there is no sound. Now as far as Windows goes, what I did was a couple of things. First, I disabled a few add-ons which helped me out. Second, I upgraded internet explorer from IE 8 to IE 9. When I did those two things, my computer was fixed or so I thought.

    The real only problem now is that everyday Windows is telling me to install new updates and whether I should restart the computer in 10 mins, 1 hr. or 4 hrs. Well everytime I try to install new updates, it says that I failed. Windows couldnt install the updates. This happens EVERYDAY >:( >:(!!! Also the microsoft fix-it center which helped me with the computer problems I mentioned above doesnt open. What should I do?

    Jack Catalano

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      Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
      « Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 05:43:12 PM »
      Also, I should point out that some of my history is gone from today as well and I dont know why. Its also freezing a little bit but not as bad as before.

      jason2074



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      Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
      « Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 12:52:09 AM »
      Post some of the error description/KB codes that were not able to update. Post ALL your current protections softwares installed(scanner, firewall, antivirus, malware/spyware). http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-problems-with-installing-updates

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        Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
        « Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 12:00:54 PM »
        I'll do my best because Im not a computer whiz. I have Malware Bytes Anti-Malware. I also have Norton Security Suite. I use the Norton Firewall to protect my computer. Theres a lot here but here are some of them:


        Update for Windows Vista (KB2607712)
        Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2536276)
        Update Rollup for ActiveX Killbits for Windows Vista  (KB2570791)
        Update for Windows Vista (KB2570791)
        Update for Windows Mail Junk E-Mail Filter (Aug.2011) (KB905866)
        Update for Windows Vista (KB2563227)
        Security Update for Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0 SP2
        Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2556532)
        Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2563894)

        Those are some of the updates that when I try to install them, they dont work. It says to install, so I do. I restart the computer and it says the updates were not configured and windows couldnt install the updates.

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        Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
        « Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 09:41:01 PM »
        Have you tried disabling Norton Firewall protection and use Windows Firewall instead and then re-doing failed updates. You might wanna check if both firewalls are enabled at the same time when this error occured or disabling any real-time protection/scanners from your antivirus first.

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          Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
          « Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 06:36:51 PM »
          I tried disabling Norton Firewall for 15 mins. and used Windows Firewall but it was no dice. The updates still are not installed right. Also, thanks to me, windows defender is gone. Everytime I try to open up Windows Defender it says "Application failed to initialize 0x80070006. The handle is invalid." What does that mean? Maybe thats the reason why the updates are not working?

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          Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
          « Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 11:43:29 PM »
          Check your startup services for Windows Update(Automatic) and Windows Installer(Manual)
          1.Click Start and type services.msc, hit Enter on Search programs and files box
          2.Look for Windows Update and Windows Installer startup services type as posted above.
          3.If one or both are different from the default, double-click and change as suggested and hit Apply.
          Now try again updating by Windows update. If the same error occured, try manually downloading the updates.
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          Update for Windows Vista (KB2607712)
          Link - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27236 










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          « Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 11:59:18 PM »
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          Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2536276)
          http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26390

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            Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
            « Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 01:55:29 AM »
            Check your startup services for Windows Update(Automatic) and Windows Installer(Manual)
            1.Click Start and type services.msc, hit Enter on Search programs and files box
            2.Look for Windows Update and Windows Installer startup services type as posted above.
            3.If one or both are different from the default, double-click and change as suggested and hit Apply.
            Now try again updating by Windows update. If the same error occured, try manually downloading the updates.Link - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27236 

            Thanks its very informative post. If I want to block frequently update pop-up or message, should we do same process ? Find Windows update in Service.msc and then stop them ?









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              Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
              « Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 09:52:50 AM »
              Check your startup services for Windows Update(Automatic) and Windows Installer(Manual)
              1.Click Start and type services.msc, hit Enter on Search programs and files box
              2.Look for Windows Update and Windows Installer startup services type as posted above.
              3.If one or both are different from the default, double-click and change as suggested and hit Apply.
              Now try again updating by Windows update. If the same error occured, try manually downloading the updates.Link - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27236

              Ok, I did what you told me but I have a question. Heres what happened when I looked up Windows Update and Windows Installer. For Windows Update, I changed the startup type to manual. Windows Installer's startup type was already manual. Is this what I should have done? What should I do next?

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              Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
              « Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 12:24:41 AM »
              Follow the defaults settings on startup services as posted. Have you tried installing failed updates by Windows update? If same error occured by Windows update, manually download them and install one at a time.
              Ex :
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                   Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2536276)

              http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26390

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                Re: My Computer is fixed....sort of
                « Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 10:48:30 PM »
                Follow the defaults settings on startup services as posted. Have you tried installing failed updates by Windows update? If same error occured by Windows update, manually download them and install one at a time.
                Ex :

                I tried the link above and I thought it worked but it didnt. What should I do now? Now I see on my computer that I have low disk space. Well, I clean my disk space from Disk D about 5 or 6 times now and theres nothing left to delete.
                So what should I do about the failing windows updates and the disk space problem?