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I have > just> received my MS windows XP service pack 2 update CD. After that, I did a check disk and it didn't find > anything wrong with the computer.> After that, I discovered that can't seem to install any windows patches.> The installer Worked great on Windows Server 2003. Join our site today to ask your question. have a peek here

My guess is a previous update was required before SP3 could install successfully, though I have never seen that before when running the offline installer. Worked great for me for getting past the "catalog files" error when updating from XP Home SP2 to SP3. Thanks, mike fisher Rarst 7 years ago # @Mike Fisher I can only suggest you go through complete support article, linked to in post. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. https://www.rarst.net/software/failed-install-catalog-files/

While trying to update OS, it constantly fail to complete the installation. I guess I'll have to let it do a whole lot of automatic updates now jbuchanangb, Dec 17, 2011 #9 Elvandil Joined: Aug 1, 2003 Messages: 51,988 You did a Log from TSG Sysinfo follows: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, x86 Family File has downloaded OK, install runs OK for 2 hours, then fails as described.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you! Cannot Install XP SP2 - Failed to install catalog files Help Please Started by ChrisComputer , Jan 07 2009 11:43 AM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic Automatically Slipstream Windows XP with SP3 and All Post-SP3 Security Hotfixes with a Single Command Elvandil, Dec 15, 2011 #5 jbuchanangb Thread Starter Joined: Nov 25, 2011 Messages: 6 This PaulM 7 years ago # We used this to install updates KB961118 and KB967715.

Select 'ok' to undo the changes that have been made" From googling I have tried deleting and renaming the catroot2 file in c:windows/system32, I have looked through Hijackthis and can see flavallee replied Jan 8, 2017 at 3:10 PM "what program do you want to... Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Article covers numerous and quite different errors related to updates, as well as over ten suggestions on fixing.

Rarst 7 years ago # @Debbie It would be pure evil to not share it. :) Glad it resolved issue for you as well. Sourced > variuosly from the MS Website and from CD. Deleted all kb*.cat files in CatRoot subfolders. check in task manager and see what memory is available before you run install spk3.

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I am then forced to cancel > the> update process.>> In the past I have tried several times, without success, to update to sp2> via the web update service.>> I have navigate here Rarst 7 years ago # @Steve Berlin You are welcome. :) webster 7 years ago # Q; i have an hp nx6125 which is refusing to see the hard drive at I'll try the download method, and if that doesn't work I'll try the method of making a CD. Darren 5 years ago # Not sure when this page was created, but still working for me (25/09/11).

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  2. Bob 7 years ago # Excellent work.
  3. Do not send email> http://www.fjsmjs.com> Protect your PC> http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/default.aspx> http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/> > > AnonymousFeb 3, 2005, 2:37 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)"Andrew" wrote in messagenews:[email protected] > The fixes didn't
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  5. Steve Berlin 7 years ago # WOW!
  6. The> > update fails and gets the error "failed to install catalog files".
  7. AndrewFeb 1, 2005, 1:19 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)Does anyone know a direct resolution for this problem?Thanks,Andrew"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:> Have you used the special SP2 phone support? (888) 772-4357>
  8. TimC, Dec 10, 2003 #1 Advertisements Ken Simmons [MSFT] Guest Hi Tim, Try the troubleshooting steps in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Error Message When You Install a Windows 2000

Do not send emailhttp://www.fjsmjs.comProtect your PChttp://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/default.aspxhttp://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/ AndrewFeb 2, 2005, 8:03 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)The fixes didn't work. Rarst 8 years ago # @Travis You are welcome. :) It seems to be one of less known troubles so I am glad that my roundup works for others as well Taffycat posted Jan 8, 2017 at 9:52 AM WCG Stats Sunday 08 January 2017 WCG Stats posted Jan 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM Accumulator Needs Some Tweaking JAMHOME posted Jan 7, Check This Out I can't do a reinstall or even a repairv as I don't have any time to do so and some of my programs as online subscriptions so formatting is out of

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I> > am then forced to cancel the update process.> >> > In the past I have tried several times, without success, to update to> > sp2 via the web update Windows XP SP2. Thank you so much for taking the time to help others. Worked for me as well.

Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Good luck to your server. :) sammie 8 years ago # Thanks. Try going to the website of the manufacturer of the system and updating all drivers that are dated from 2004 or later. - John (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ ) **If you need this contact form Time taken - 1569027ms solved DirectX error : Missing many dll files but can't install DirectX and So can't run many applications solved Windows cannot install required files error 0x80070570 The

Also, an easy way to delete the windows files is to boot from the Parted Magic bootable CD. Given the length of time it takes to run the upgrade, I don't really want to start it again without first taking some corrective action which might increase the chance of