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Windows 7: Updates being installed again and again

31 Oct 2010   #11
bellandbottle

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Unfortunately, the update I installed this morning has come back for a second try, so all is not quite sweetness and light.

I tried sfc/scannow, but the process will not start because "windows resource protection could not perform this task".

Does this all mean that I have some corruption in my system?

Should I consider a system restore?


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31 Oct 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This does not sound too good. There are at least some system files that are corrupted. If you have the option to restore from a restore point or an image, I would try that. I would, however, first make an image of the current system in case you lose files that you have created after your restore point time. Then you can always retrieve them. The easiest for imaging would be this: Imaging with free Macrium
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31 Oct 2010   #13
bellandbottle

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I back up every day with Norton Ghost 15 to another hard drive, so I could go back a week say, if that is appropriate.
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31 Oct 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bellandbottle View Post
I back up every day with Norton Ghost 15 to another hard drive, so I could go back a week say, if that is appropriate.
Ghost is good. I use Ghost14 on my Vista systems. You have to go back to the point where the problem did not occur. Whether that is a week or more we cannot say.
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31 Oct 2010   #15
bellandbottle

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Have just gone back 5 days, restored my email etc, and now sfc /scannow works with no problems.

Ran MSUpdate and 3 updates came down, and installed without any problems. Update is working fast now, so that is a relief!

I cannot understand what happened, but will settle for the situation now.

Phew! (for the moment)
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01 Nov 2010   #16
bellandbottle

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

This is probably my last post on this subject - my system is still solid this morning, and an update check took about 10 seconds.

Many thanks to everyone who pointed me in the correct direction for a solution - much appreciated, and I have learned quite a bit.
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18 Nov 2010   #17
Craigcu

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Go into Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Select updates to install, right click on the buggers and "hide" them. That should do it.
Sorry, not in my case.

Craig, AMTELCO
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18 Nov 2010   #18
Craigcu

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bellandbottle View Post
Unfortunately, the update I installed this morning has come back for a second try, so all is not quite sweetness and light.

I tried sfc/scannow, but the process will not start because "windows resource protection could not perform this task".

Does this all mean that I have some corruption in my system?

Should I consider a system restore?
Hi bellandbottle,
I came upon this thread because I have exact same issue with the exact same 2 updates.
The WU reset batch file did not work either for me and I am going to try the sfc scan next. I am saving Restore only as a very last resort.

Thank you for starting an interesting thread.

Craig, AMTELCO
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18 Nov 2010   #19
bellandbottle

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated!

When I analysed it all later, I am certain that the updates I downloaded on that day corrupted my system. I did some digging around the various posts here, and it is clear that quite a few people do the large updates one at a time - I do that myself now.

I think the only thing to do is to do a repair of some kind, and it was just easier for me to go back to when my system was solid. I use Thunderbird, so Mozbackup allowed me to save and restore my mails up to date.

Best of luck,
Ian
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