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Windows 7: Windows Update Service not installed error: 0x80070424

04 Mar 2013   #21
NoelDP

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

'could not be done' doesn't tell me much - what exactly happens?


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04 Mar 2013   #22
NoelDP

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Why am I getting different content in my email notifications to what is posted in the forum?

PLEASE stick ONLY to what is advised - or no-one has any clue what is happening.
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04 Mar 2013   #23
Wim44

Windows7 Home Premium x64 and Ultimate x64 / x86
 
 

dir C:\w44aa
04-03-2013 11:35 <DIR> .
04-03-2013 11:35 <DIR> ..
04-03-2013 11:35 <DIR> x86_microsoft-windows-b..ding-shell-ultimate_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c475f8652bb433af
04-03-2013 11:35 <DIR> x86_microsoft-windows-s..l-wallpaper-windows_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_dae87c5811c55450

the contents: img0.jpg and shellbrd.dll are in both folders.

c:\windows\winsxs\
the folder c:\windows\winsxs\ does not contain the folder: w44aa
both folders like in c:\w44aa are also in c:\windows\winsxs\

the contents seems to be different, with the same filenames.
img0.jpg is other that original (as explained)
shellbrd.dll has same size, another date.

So not xcopy done from c:\w44aa to c:\windows\winsxs\w44aa\
No access for making new folder w44aa.

I'll wait for instr.
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04 Mar 2013   #24
NoelDP

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Now reboot to the Repair Environment....
As soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'

(If not - what happens??)


Pick that option
You'll have to log in with your username and password.
Pick the option to use a Command Prompt
At the prompt type
DIR C:\w44aa
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR D:\w44aa
or
DIR E:\w44aa


The drive letter in use when you find the folder will need to be substituted (for<drive>) into the following command...

XCOPY <drive>:\w44aa <drive>:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h

(e.g.XCOPY P:\wfire P:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h )

run the command (it should take almost no time)and when the prompt returns, type
EXIT
and hit the Enter key to exit Command Prompt - reboot to Normal Mode Windows.

Now run SFC /SCANNOW in an Elevated Command Prompt
then reboot and upload the new CBS.log file to your reply


Post your results.

If necessary, take pictures that show any error messages you get and post them
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04 Mar 2013   #25
Wim44

Windows7 Home Premium x64 and Ultimate x64 / x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Now reboot to the Repair Environment....
As soon as the machine restarts, start tapping F8 - this should bring up the Advanced Boot Menu, at the top of which should be the option 'Repair my Computer'
(If not - what happens??)
The Advanced Boot Menu does not appear.
Windows 7 is booting normally.

Quote:
Pick that option
You'll have to log in with your username and password.
Pick the option to use a Command Prompt
At the prompt type
DIR C:\w44aa
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR D:\w44aa
or
DIR E:\w44aa

The drive letter in use when you find the folder will need to be substituted (for<drive>) into the following command...

XCOPY <drive>:\w44aa <drive>:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h

(e.g.XCOPY P:\wfire P:\windows\winsxs /y /i /s /v /h )

run the command (it should take almost no time)and when the prompt returns, type
EXIT
The Repair Environment does not come up. It is Windows 7 (just as it is) booting.
So XCOPY is not executed.

Quote:
and hit the Enter key to exit Command Prompt - reboot to Normal Mode Windows.
Now run SFC /SCANNOW in an Elevated Command Prompt
then reboot and upload the new CBS.log file to your reply
SFC /SCANNOW results were provided before.
Does not make sense with respect to Repair Environment, because this environment is not executed.

Quote:
Post your results.

If necessary, take pictures that show any error messages you get and post them
No error messages.
Just normal boot, no Repair Environment on Compaq PC via F8 or any other Fn key I tried.
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04 Mar 2013   #26
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

XCOPY will not work for these folders in normal or Safe Modes - that's why we have to boot to the Repair environment.

If you're still getting Normal Mode with tapping F8, it probably means that you're either not tapping rapidly enough, or you are starting to tap F8 too late in the boot process.

You MUST start tapping while the Black/white P screen shows - before Windows starts booting.
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04 Mar 2013   #27
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

What type of Windows disk do you have? Retail, OEM, Upgrade, or Recovery? (or none)
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04 Mar 2013   #28
Wim44

Windows7 Home Premium x64 and Ultimate x64 / x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
XCOPY will not work for these folders in normal or Safe Modes - that's why we have to boot to the Repair environment.
I know and understand that.

Quote:
If you're still getting Normal Mode with tapping F8, it probably means that you're either not tapping rapidly enough, or you are starting to tap F8 too late in the boot process.
I know that.

Quote:
You MUST start tapping while the Black/white P screen shows - before Windows starts booting.
I know that by experience.
The PC just starts up in NORMAL mode, not in Repair Environment.

When I keep F8 pressed, there comes a bootup message stating the computer can not be booted.
In that case I get 2 options:
1. normal startup
2. boot system recovery
when I opt for this one the system tries to repair the PC via System Recovery and even restore points if required.

In other PC's: when pressing F8 I just get what you state.

This Compaq PC was delivered with Windows XP. American Megatrend BIOS v.3.24.
I upgraded the BIOS in the past, before installing a RETAIL version of Windows 7 Ultimate (x86).

What I get on the screen before the black screen appears before Windows is booting:

American Megatrends
[ESC] Boot - [F1] Setup - [F10] System Recovery
ESC and F1 is BIOS, bootsequence and bios setup.
F10 was for System Recovery from Windows XP on HD of the PC.
[F10] does not function because there is no System Recovery Partition.
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04 Mar 2013   #29
Wim44

Windows7 Home Premium x64 and Ultimate x64 / x86
 
 

I do have:
1/. the Windows 7 DVD for that PC.
2. System Recovery DVD (made via System Recovery) after the installation
of Windows 7
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04 Mar 2013   #30
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Compaq strike again....
The best thing in that case would be to use the Windows DVD and boot to that - pick the Repair option from that and follow the same instructions.
If the DVD is RTM and complains that the system is a later OS, then you'll have to download the ISO for that version/edition/bitness (x86/x64) and create the disk.


Download the SP1 Refresh for your chosen language and edition and bitness from the links on these pages...
http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft
The links are for downloads from the Digital River server run for MS.
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