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Windows 7: Win 7 home premium sucessfully installs the same updates repeatedly

06 Mar 2015   #1
dough

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 home premium sucessfully installs the same updates repeatedly

In December I noticed every time I booted my computer (Toshiba Sat A665) it had Windows updates to install. Eventually this got my attention and I found that windows update was downloading and installing the same 5 updates "successfully" over and over again. It was also downloading and unsuccessfully trying to install internet explorer 11 as well, giving error code 9C57 (I'm pretty sure that the IE 11 error is because some of the required updates needed for IE 11 are not installed, which I believe is due to my first problem, that the same updates are download over and over again). If I hide any of the updates, this causes new updates to appear, which also download and install successfully, over and over again.

I have tried many of the solutions offered by Microsoft and a few that I saw on this forum without success, such as running "Reset_Windows_Update_Full.bat". Fortunately, while I did not see the "Never, under any circumstances, follow the instructions posted to another user who appears to be having the same problem as you" warning until after I had done exactly that, I had made a full backup of my system. So I am able to revert back to a few days ago where I had only tried Microsoft solutions if necessary. Here are some pics of what Windows update shows me in a typical session, in order.

I have since followed the instructions on this forum and have run the System Update Readiness tool and the SFC scan. I will attach my logs in the next post.

If anyone can shed some light on this problem I would greatly appreciate it. Other than this one issue my laptop is running fine.

- Doug




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06 Mar 2015   #2
dough

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Here are my log files and a shot of the SFC scan results...


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06 Mar 2015   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

CheckSUR is clear - but SFC has onefailure...
Code:
 Line 15012: 2015-03-05 21:13:27, Info                  CSI    000002ec [SR] Repairing 1 components
 Line 15013: 2015-03-05 21:13:27, Info                  CSI    000002ed [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
 Line 15016: 2015-03-05 21:13:27, Info                  CSI    000002ef [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"autochk.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-Autochk, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
I'll post a fix later for that.
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06 Mar 2015   #4
dough

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank You.

I noticed the file error implies a file version that is for an AMD processor (if I understand it correctly). My processor is intel (see attached screen shot). Could this be the result of having tried "other peoples fixes" on this forum? Specifically I tried post #7 from this thread:

Windows 7 PRO SP1 - some updates will not install

I can restore from a full backup to the day before I tried that fix if you want, and then re-run System readiness tool and the file check . Just let me know.

Thanks,
Doug


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07 Mar 2015   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The AMD signifies the processor architecture, not the make -

I don't think that particular fix will have done any damage.


I've uploaded a file - dghaa.zip - to my OneDrive at Noel's OneDrive
Please download and save it.

Right-click on the saved file and select Extract all...
Change the target to C:\ and click on Extract
Close all windows (it would be a good idea to print these instructions!)

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'
Pick that
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:\dghaa
hit the enter key - if you get a 'Not Found' error try
DIR D:\dghaa
or
DIR E:\dghaa



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



XCOPY <drive>:\dghaa <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
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07 Mar 2015   #6
dough

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again for the help. So everything went well with downloading and applying the patch. The instructions were good and easy to follow, and the sfc no longer reports a problem with the autochk.exe file, so that problem is resolved. I've uploaded the log files as you requested.

Regarding windows update: If I run windows update I still get the same behavior as before (updates download and install successfully, and then are presented again as if they were never installed). I've uploaded some screen shots again. I notice the uploads don't necessarily show up in the order I've uploaded them, but if you hover over them you can see the names, and the correct order is windows update.jpg and then "windows update screen2.jpg", and so on. While the screen shots might not show it, excluding the internet explorer update does not change the behavior of the update problem. FYI Internet explorer 9.0.35 (KB3021952) is what is currently installed (I never use Internet explorer by the way). Another worthwhile thing to note is that updates such as windows defender updates do download and install only once (in other words correctly).

Let me know if there is anything else I can do on my end.

Thanks,
Doug


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07 Mar 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Next time those updates appear, right click on them and 'Hide' them. Then the circus should stop.
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07 Mar 2015   #8
dough

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I like that! It is a circus of sorts!!!

Hiding the updates makes the next set of update appear, and then those do the same thing, repeat. I have not gone beyond two sets of hidden updates but I'm pretty sure it would go on for ever.

Interesting note: If you take a repeating update, like Update KB2882822 for example, and download it yourself from Microsoft, and attempt to install it manually, the system will say it is already installed (and not let you install it). But if you then go to the control panel , Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features\Installed Updates, and search for KB2882822, it is not in the list of installed updates. This has the added effect of not letting you uninstall it and trying again.

Other info that might be pertinent:
For the longest time (almost a year) my laptop would not download service pack 1. When I looked into it it seemed the problem was an incompatible videocard driver (though I'm having to reach here to remember). After several attempts to locate the correct driver I finally gave up, though I continued to get regular windows updates (correctly) and "toshiba service station updates" which sometimes did include drivers. Somewhere along the way service pack 1 finally downloaded and appeared. I will look to see if it's installation coincides with the start of my update problem (as I had not thought of that until now).

Thank You for your input. With regards to all other things my laptop behaves normally. This is it's only bug!
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07 Mar 2015   #9
dough

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Regarding Win7 service pack 1, which you can see from post 4 is supposedly installed when I look at the properties of "my computer", when I look at the installed updates it is not listed (I did both a search for KB 976932 in the search box of the installed updates window and I manually scrolled through the list).

Also, you can see from the attached screen shot that other than the two updates installed in february of this year my updates pretty much stop on December 17th, even though my computer is used daily. The last 4 updates installed were:

KB3034196 Security Update for Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 (KB3034196)
KB3021952 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 (KB3021952)

These (above) two are interesting as i don't have windows 8 or IE10 (I'm on win7 and IE 9)

KB3008923 MS14-080: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: December 9, 2014
KB2847927 MS13-058: Vulnerability in Windows Defender could allow elevation of privilege: July 9, 2013


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08 Mar 2015   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Please post the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file

What happens if you attempt to install only the non-IE patches?
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