problems with windows update

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  1. divedog

    divedog Registered Member

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    Specifically with KB929338, when I update, it installs and I see it in add remove programs but when I go back to windows update it says I need to download and install it. It would seem to be an endless loop does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
     
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    I had similar problem and used BelarcAdvisor to provide links to solve the problem. I use BA after every MS-update.
     
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    I haven't heard of that one, I will give it a try. What's weird is the update is on my computer, but windows update doesn't think it is.
     
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    The update may not be installed properly, and Belarc will identify ANY missing or improperly installed patches. It will also provide a link to MS-info about the specific patch and any issues or conflicts. This happened to me, again, this month. BelarcAdvisor will display ALL hardware/software installed on your pc (and if you have xp-pro) and benchmark your security setup, showing any weaknesses in checklist-form. You need to have IE set as your dafault browser (just during the test) so that it can display your results.....it uses your browser as a reader but doesn't "take" you anywhere.
     
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    Does Belarc mess with the master boot record? I am running FDISR.
     
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    Belarc does not affect the MBR. Depending on what security apps you run, you might see alerts related to bantext.sys (driver install) or to rundll32.exe (physical drive access).

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    Thanx I will give it a go. Microsoft said try to install the update in safe mode but that didn't work.
     
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    Belarc says the update in question is installed and good. I just can't figure out why Windows update thinks I still need it.
     
  9. lodore

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    i had that problem with one update so i just kept doing windows update till it installed properly and after about three times it did
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    Well I gave up. Rebuilt the gaming snapshot with FDISR it's all good now. I must say I was stumped I tried everything I could find on the Microsoft site, I tried installing in safe mode to no avail.
     
  11. acr1965

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    I had the same problem with this update. The update was downloaded but was not recognized for some reason. I finally just ran the MS update again and when it showed it needed to be downloaded again I put it on ignore for that particular download. That got rid of the little tray icon from issuing warnings and such.
     
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