After running Windows Update and installing about 8 updates, one of them
failed. After following the suggestions of the Help and Support Center (it
was error code 800070002 which required me to delete the Downloads folder
under Software Distributions, etc)), I still cannot get it to install.
A separate issue that just started following a blue screen (one that went so
fast after hitting 'shutdown' that I didn't have time to write it down) is
that my anti-virus (NOD 32) and Windows defender are both not found and off
respectively. When I try to enable Defender, it searches for definitions (and
of course doesn't find any) and remains off. I cannot get NOD 32 to be found
even though it's running.
What happened? Vista was running flawlessly since Februrary before this.