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Windows 7: Windows 7 update and error code: 80070003

18 Nov 2012   #21
NoelDP

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It does seem to be mostly files from 3 versions of Visual Studio?
C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\0E8BA73496BF22242B086AF4D32E5219\8.0.50727
C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\0E8BA73496BF22242B086AF4D32E5219\8.0.50728
C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\4E1DAD7D4F54B2B398A9AE271876CEF4\9.0.21022
C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed\6EA51B6D250BE3636BBB4C17C4AB5690\10.0.40219

I don't think there's anything amiss.

Since your error is a 'missing path' one, I suspect that it's the result of problems with the SoftwareDistribution folder -
please run the following command, and upload the new file ....

DIR C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution /S >%userprofile%\Desktop\SDfiles.txt


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18 Nov 2012   #22
CodeVisio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I have many VSs installed, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012.

The SDFiles.txt is in attach.

EDIT: I don't know if this helps, but in the past (4/5 months ago) Windows7 shown me a problem with
the validity of licence. I didn't know where the problem was since this is a valid copy of it from MSDN subscription. After a while the issue disappeared.
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18 Nov 2012   #23
NoelDP

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The interesting folder here is
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
note that all content is dated the same - that means that the folder must have been cleared at some point and rebuilt at that time. (this can happen if you ran a Fixit at some point in the past, but the rebuild was blocked by other errors)

We may finde the cause in the catroot2 folder.....

DIR C:\Windows\System32\Catroot2 /S >%userprofile%\Desktop\CR2files.txt
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18 Nov 2012   #24
CodeVisio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yesterday I had a problem with right bottom watch. It had a strange time.
I fixed it after I noticed it.

Thanks
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18 Nov 2012   #25
NoelDP

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That's certainly a little strange - there's an extra GUID folder (all zeroes) which I've never seen before.

I would suggest forcing a rebuild of the Catroot2 folder.


Please run the following commands in an Elevated Command Prompt
NET STOP CRYPTSVC
REN C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CATROOT2 CATROOT2OLD
NET START CRYPTSVC

wait 5 minutes (to allow the folder to rebuild) then reboot.

Note that this will delete your Update History - but all updates will remain installed, and can be viewed in the Installed Updates listing.


Please then run the following command - you should be able to copy/paste the results to your reply.

DIR C:\Windows\System32\Catroot2 /S
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18 Nov 2012   #26
CodeVisio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is that time, 5 minutes, a fixed amount or just an approximation?
After 10 minutes or more I'm still waiting for the creation of the catroot2 folder...

FYI: I've just noticed that catroot folder also has a zero GUID in it....

Let me know if I need to still waiting.

Thanks

UPDATE: after about 3 hours the catroot2 folder has been created, but it contains the zero GUID again.
Should I continue with your steps?
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18 Nov 2012   #27
NoelDP

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Yes please.
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18 Nov 2012   #28
CodeVisio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here it is

Quote:
Volume in drive C is OS7
Volume Serial Number is 6C3D-8E2A

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\catroot2

11/18/2012 04:36 PM <DIR> .
11/18/2012 04:36 PM <DIR> ..
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 174,664 dberr.txt
11/18/2012 07:45 PM 8,192 edb.chk
11/18/2012 07:47 PM 65,536 edb.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb02394.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb02395.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb02396.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb02397.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb02398.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb02399.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb0239A.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb0239B.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb0239C.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb0239D.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb0239E.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb0239F.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb023A0.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb023A1.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb023A2.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb023A3.log
11/18/2012 04:36 PM 65,536 edb023A4.log
11/18/2012 03:33 PM 65,536 edbres00001.jrs
11/18/2012 03:33 PM 65,536 edbres00002.jrs
11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> {127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}
11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> {F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}
22 File(s) 1,493,576 bytes

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> .
11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> ..
11/18/2012 07:47 PM 1,056,768 catdb
1 File(s) 1,056,768 bytes

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}

11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> .
11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> ..
11/18/2012 07:47 PM 1,056,768 catdb
1 File(s) 1,056,768 bytes

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}

11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> .
11/18/2012 03:33 PM <DIR> ..
11/18/2012 07:47 PM 148,971,520 catdb
1 File(s) 148,971,520 bytes

Total Files Listed:
25 File(s) 152,578,632 bytes
11 Dir(s) 92,231,831,552 bytes free
Thanks
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18 Nov 2012   #29
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I am very intrigued by that third GUID - but see if what we've done makes any difference to the Windows updates problem.
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18 Nov 2012   #30
CodeVisio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I am very intrigued by that third GUID
Do you mean the GUID with all zeros?
I've just given a look at the system registry and I've discovered that there are lot of places with that GUID (shell, visual studios ecc).


Quote:
but see if what we've done makes any difference to the Windows updates problem.
No difference, I got the same error.
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