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Windows 7: Windows instant fail update error code 800401E4

23 Aug 2013   #1
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows instant fail update error code 800401E4

Well, I click update and it fails instantly. Has only been happening since the past 2 weeks. Plenty of reboots and shut downs since then, still the same. I google the code but doesn't seem like much help, and the results are a couple years old.

Help?

I also think this is the reason when I installed Kies it doesnt launch...


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23 Aug 2013   #2
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

and I ran the updater tool
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31 Aug 2013   #3
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

anyone? I still have issue
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01 Sep 2013   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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01 Sep 2013   #5
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ok here ya go, thanks!
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02 Sep 2013   #6
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Since following those steps, my PC now shows an old looking start bar and windows, and opening any windows explorer type window results in a crash. This is def worse than before.
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03 Sep 2013   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

You have some major system corruption - your best option is going to be a repair install.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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03 Sep 2013   #8
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Gee great... it was working before doing the steps above at least. I don't even have my Windows 7 disk anymore.
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03 Sep 2013   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

If you bother to read the instructions, they tell you how to acquire the necessary reinstall disk.
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