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64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

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no one

#1
I've been using the windows update tool to manually keep security and bug
patches current on my laptop but every time (tried four times over
several months) I install sp2 it breaks most subsequent updates. After
installing sp2 most of the subsequent updates fail with a nondescript
error code that suggests corruption in system files when I try to install
them.

I use the system restore to go back to the point before sp2 is installed
and everything is OK again.

It passes the KB947821 update readiness tool without reporting any
problems. Installation of sp2 itself never reports any errors. it's
only subsequent updates that fail.

hardware: Gateway P-78 64bit laptop
OS: vista home premium 64 bit version

supplemental software:
visual studio professional 2005 (with 64 bit updates)
directX sdk (august 2009)
ffdshow
msoffice 97 professional
.net framework 1.0 sp3 developer
.net framework 2.0 (32 and 64 bit versions)
.net framework 3.5 sp1
java 6 update 17
nvidia opengl sdk 10
nvidia Cg toolkit may 2008

updates and patches:
I'd post the list if there was a way to actually cut and paste
the list.

First question: Why does sp2 cause updates to break?

Second question: How to fix it without wiping the system disk and
restoring to delivered condition? (use restore disks and start over seems
to be a too common suggestion in problems of windows corruption)


Suggestions?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
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    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )
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#4
:) Update us on the results
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )
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no one

#5
On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:07:42 -0800, no one wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 11:13:16 -0600, Timmah wrote:
>

>> Reset Windows Update
>

>> 'How do I reset Windows Update components?'
>> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058)
>
> I'll download the msi and give it a try. Thanks.
>
> I just hope I've got enough restore space partitioned to restore to pre-
> sp2 if it blows up again. :^P
As expected: it blew up when after sp2 was installed and after 971058 was
executed, I tried to install the next group of 26 updates. 6 passed and
the rest failed with the typically MS nondescript error 80070490.
rebooting and attempting to update again just causes the same 20 patches
to fail again.
 

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