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Latest security XP updates fail , each patch=0 Kb

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by a_problemo, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. a_problemo

    a_problemo Flightless Bird

    Running XP-Home
    Latest security updates (2/10/2010) failed to install and all of them (when
    expanded locally) read "0 Kb" file size. i tried re-downloading and got same
    failed installation message almost instantly, and again 0 KB file sizes
    (presumably to do with each patch somehow reset to zero Kb?? )
    KB975713
    KB978037
    KB977165
    KB078251
    KB975560
    ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP
    KB978262
    KB977914
    KB971468
    KB979706
    Mal Soft Removal tool (feb 10) KB890830

    All of the above were of file size 0 Kilobytes.

    Other symptoms (XP Home) >> slower shut down++

    IE 8.06001.18702 >> Tools\ Internet Options \ Browsing history \delete
    button >> i note in the list that the "FORM" radio button is now repeatedly
    being unchecked. This has happened several times in recent days, and I
    defeinitley had form data set to be deleted. It's somehow being unchecked in
    the background, maybe either prior, during, or after using IE8, or ? during
    shut down or start up.

    Other Windows updates (set to auto) have been installing fine up until now.

    Recently have updated Flash Player from Adobe.com

    Any help would be appreciated!!
    thanx in advance for any help to resolve this! Thanx again
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    a_problemo wrote:
    > Running XP-Home
    > Latest security updates (2/10/2010) failed to install and all of
    > them (when expanded locally) read "0 Kb" file size. i tried
    > re-downloading and got same failed installation message almost
    > instantly, and again 0 KB file sizes (presumably to do with each
    > patch somehow reset to zero Kb?? )
    > KB975713
    > KB978037
    > KB977165
    > KB078251
    > KB975560
    > ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP
    > KB978262
    > KB977914
    > KB971468
    > KB979706
    > Mal Soft Removal tool (feb 10) KB890830
    >
    > All of the above were of file size 0 Kilobytes.
    >
    > Other symptoms (XP Home) >> slower shut down++
    >
    > IE 8.06001.18702 >> Tools\ Internet Options \ Browsing history
    > \delete button >> i note in the list that the "FORM" radio button
    > is now repeatedly being unchecked. This has happened several times
    > in recent days, and I defeinitley had form data set to be deleted.
    > It's somehow being unchecked in the background, maybe either prior,
    > during, or after using IE8, or ? during shut down or start up.
    >
    > Other Windows updates (set to auto) have been installing fine up
    > until now.
    >
    > Recently have updated Flash Player from Adobe.com
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated!!
    > thanx in advance for any help to resolve this! Thanx again


    0kb is how much you need to download, not install. You've already
    downloaded them.

    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    .... and click on the "Microsoft Fix it" icon. When asked, select "RUN",
    both times. Check the "I agree" box and click on "Next". Check the box
    for "Run aggressive options (not recommended)" and click "Next". Let
    it finish up and follow the prompts until it is done. Close/exit and
    reboot when it is.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    It is conceivable that the updates are/were being regulated and the OP's
    system was in a queue to download them. I wouldn't be so quick to
    recommend resetting the Updating components since the queue information
    is stored in one of the files that will be deleted during the reset
    operation.
    The system will then be pushed back in the queue line and have to wait
    longer to automatically download them.
    Just wait a day and they should start downloading.

    MowGreen
    ================
    * -343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    banthecheck.com
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked

    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > a_problemo wrote:
    >> Running XP-Home
    >> Latest security updates (2/10/2010) failed to install and all of
    >> them (when expanded locally) read "0 Kb" file size. i tried
    >> re-downloading and got same failed installation message almost
    >> instantly, and again 0 KB file sizes (presumably to do with each
    >> patch somehow reset to zero Kb?? )
    >> KB975713
    >> KB978037
    >> KB977165
    >> KB078251
    >> KB975560
    >> ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP
    >> KB978262
    >> KB977914
    >> KB971468
    >> KB979706
    >> Mal Soft Removal tool (feb 10) KB890830
    >>
    >> All of the above were of file size 0 Kilobytes.
    >>
    >> Other symptoms (XP Home)>> slower shut down++
    >>
    >> IE 8.06001.18702>> Tools\ Internet Options \ Browsing history
    >> \delete button>> i note in the list that the "FORM" radio button
    >> is now repeatedly being unchecked. This has happened several times
    >> in recent days, and I defeinitley had form data set to be deleted.
    >> It's somehow being unchecked in the background, maybe either prior,
    >> during, or after using IE8, or ? during shut down or start up.
    >>
    >> Other Windows updates (set to auto) have been installing fine up
    >> until now.
    >>
    >> Recently have updated Flash Player from Adobe.com
    >>
    >> Any help would be appreciated!!
    >> thanx in advance for any help to resolve this! Thanx again

    >
    > 0kb is how much you need to download, not install. You've already
    > downloaded them.
    >
    > How do I reset Windows Update components?
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
    >
    > ... and click on the "Microsoft Fix it" icon. When asked, select "RUN",
    > both times. Check the "I agree" box and click on "Next". Check the box
    > for "Run aggressive options (not recommended)" and click "Next". Let
    > it finish up and follow the prompts until it is done. Close/exit and
    > reboot when it is.
    >
     

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