Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Security Update for Windows could not be installed

24 Feb 2015   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There have been a few 'dodgy' updates lately - but as far as I can see, none of them have involved faulty code. The problems have involved unexpected side-effects from other installed programs. (still inexcusable, but ....)

All the errors I've seen so far tend to indicate a problem with flaky hardware at come point in the chain - either RAM, HD, Processor, or motherboard. I still tend to favour RAM as the prime cause (although a RAM problem itself may possibly be caused by flaky power supply).

I should be able to post your 'new' components hive in the morning.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Feb 2015   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I've uploaded a file - jneaa.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it to your desktop.
Right-click on the file and select Extract All, and save to the default destination (which should be a folder on the desktop)

Create a new System Restore point

Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands.

Code:
IF EXIST C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.OLD1 DEL C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.OLD1
REN C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS COMPONENTS.OLD1
COPY "%userprofile%\desktop\jneaa\COMPONENTS" C:\Windows\System32\config

.


If you get an error with any command, STOP THERE - do not reboot! - post for instructions.

Assuming all commands go OK, reboot, and run another CheckSUR scan - post the new CheckSUR.log file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2015   #13
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
There have been a few 'dodgy' updates lately - but as far as I can see, none of them have involved faulty code. The problems have involved unexpected side-effects from other installed programs. (still inexcusable, but ....)

All the errors I've seen so far tend to indicate a problem with flaky hardware at come point in the chain - either RAM, HD, Processor, or motherboard. I still tend to favour RAM as the prime cause (although a RAM problem itself may possibly be caused by flaky power supply).

I should be able to post your 'new' components hive in the morning.
Motherboard - Asus Maximus VI Formula
RAM - 16GB Mushkin DDR3-2400 CAS 10 (10-12-12-28)
PSU - Seasonic X-1250
SSD - (2) Samsung 840 Pros
SSHD - (2) Seaagte SSHDs 2TB
GFX - (2) Asus 780

Let me suggest another possible cause. The Asus Z87 / Z97 series are afflicted by a BIOS Clock Freeze Bug. When using certain BIOS functions (i.e. saving / restoring BIOS profiles) or a OC crash failure, the BIOS clock freezes. This I believe is troublesome because say it is Feb 1 when it freezes and you don't boot for 2 weeks, doing your last WU on February 13. The PC has a system date of February 13 at the time of the WU.... now you reboot and the machine is sent back in time to Feb 1 cause the BIOS clock is frozen there. You do anither WU on Feb 4, and its like.... WTH ? .... I see system updates 9 days in the future ?

Back after completing your instructions.....

Ran the SURT and when completed told me to run WU ..... but looking at the file, it still says 20 errors so I expected it not to work .... checking I got error message 8007370B

New files is up on onedrive

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=a95c5...A81FD1C5D5!105

CheckSUR-02-27.log
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Feb 2015   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

That's not too bad actually most of the errors are simple bitflips rather than bad files.

Please upload the new COMPONENTS file, and I'll get to work on it when I have the time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #15
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Again, Muchos Grassyass ....

1. Is there a source of information with which I could educate myself on the process of analyzing and repairing this type of error ?

2. Does the BIOS Clock Freeze thing and the resulting Windows Update mixup of WU trying to do an update on when the system thought it was Feb 2 when it saw files dated Feb 6 and actual date was Feb 14 a likely cause of the problem ?

3. Recently the system started "losing" some of the drives connected to the system. They just disappear tho a rescan from Disk Manager always "finds them". Is this possibly a result of this problem ? It never loses the Boot Drive, mostly the 1st SSD, once the 2nd, once the 2nd SSD

.... will be back in a bit w/ the file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Those symptoms sound more to me as if they may be the result of failing hardware - possibly low voltages on the power supply? Check the voltages using something like Speccy and see if they show anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #17
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

File is up.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=a95c5...A81FD1C5D5!105

Power Supply is 10.0 performance and build quality jonnyguru rated and I routinely check bus voltages

Right Now:

+5V = 5.040v
+3.3 = 3.328v
+12 = 12.096v
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2015   #18
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

OK - I think I got all the bitflips that show...


I've uploaded a file - jneab.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it to your desktop.
Right-click on the file and select Extract All, and save to the default destination (which should be a folder on the desktop)

Create a new System Restore point

Open an Elevated Command Prompt, and run the following commands.

Code:
IF EXIST C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.OLD1 DEL C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS.OLD1
REN C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS COMPONENTS.OLD1
COPY "%userprofile%\desktop\jneab\COMPONENTS" C:\Windows\System32\config

.


If you get an error with any command, STOP THERE - do not reboot! - post for instructions.

Assuming all commands go OK, reboot, and run another CheckSUR scan - post the new CheckSUR.log file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2015   #19
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

I put the system through heavy stress testing last night..... 3 and 5 volt rails didn't budge..... 12 v dropped to 11.88

Downloading now

You are **THE** man

SUR log says no errors detected

=================================
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2015-03-03 12:53

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Summary:
Seconds executed: 426
No errors detected
====================================

74 important updates to be installed .... Yahooooooo

Closest relative I have to you are in Ireland but if ya get close, I'll make sure a nite at the pub is on them !

EDIT: All 74 updates installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2015   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

It's nice when a plan comes together

Whereabouts in Ireland? <eg > I may be able to do it by proxy!

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Security Update for Windows could not be installed




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
cannot update kernel 1.11 and windows security update
I did a fresh install of windows 7. Everything updated fine but I am having trouble with three updates one is the kernel 1.11 and one is a security update. The last one is a windows explorer 11 update. the error code i get is 800b0100 and code 9c47. 80070bc9 is another error code that i am...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update reports installed Update as not present
I successfully manually installed update KB2810009 (Belarc Advisor reports no missing updates), I did so because Windows Update reported a failed install. Probelm is that now Windows Update will report this update as missing each time I check for updates. If I let Windows install it, it will fail...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Action Center Report Security Software NOT Installed
I've seen reports in the past where Windows users said that the Action Center in Windows 7 was showing that their security software (antivirus, anti-spyware or firewall) was not installed. However, it was installed and working normally. The following Microsoft KB article explains the reason...
System Security
Security update on windows update!
Security update on windows update! Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906) Installation date: ‎2/‎3/‎2009 12:47 PM Installation status: Successful Update type: Important A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Cryptographic API Component Object Model (CAPICOM) that allows an attacker...
Windows Updates & Activation


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App