repeated XP Critical Update failure (Q817287)

  Danoh 12:40 12 May 2003

After having to reformat my HDD, reinstalled XP and XP SP1, I used XP homes "Windows Update" to install the following updates;

Q329115: Security Update (Windows XP)

328310: Security Update

810565: Critical Update

810833: Security Update (Windows XP)

810577: Security Update

814078: Security Update (Microsoft Jscript version 5.6, Windows 2000, Windows XP)

Q323255: Security Update (Windows XP)

Q329048: Security Update

810030: Microsoft VM Security Update

329170: Security Update

331953: Security Update (Windows XP)

811630: Critical Update (Windows XP)

329170: Security Update

331953: Security Update (Windows XP)

813951: Update for Internet Explorer 6 SP1

816093: Security Update Microsoft Virtual Machine (Microsoft VM)

But then it came to the following update which has refused to be installed successfully, even though other updates have been installed successful since.

Q817287: Critical Update (Catalog Database Corruption in Microsoft Windows XP)

So now, Windows update keeps popping up to tell me there this Critical Update to download.

What can I do to;
a) Get rid of this Windows update pop-up
b) Instal this update successfully?

Many thanks in anticipation of any suggestions/resolution.

  pepe 13:10 12 May 2003

Try turning off the Auto Update feature. Right click My Computer, select properties/automatic updates tab and deselect Update my computer automatically..............etc.

  bvw in bristol 14:40 12 May 2003

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

del /q "%SystemRoot%\System32\Catroot2\Edb.log

  Danoh 16:53 12 May 2003

bvw in bristol

That worked perfectly! If you have time and the inclination, any chance of an explanation of what had happened and the fix please? No worries if neither.

  bvw in bristol 17:45 12 May 2003

When you use the Windows Update Web site to install updates, you may receive a 643 error message or a message indicating that Windows Update was unable to complete the operation.

This issue may occur if the catalog database (Edb.log) is damaged. The catalog database is referenced by Windows Update and Windows Media Player. If the catalog database is damaged, the update may not install correctly.

click here;EN-US;817753

Hope the above helps.

  Danoh 11:49 13 May 2003

Many thanks!! Also had a good read of the MS Knowledgebase articles.

  otubby1 14:45 13 May 2003

Don't worry about me, this is just so it goes to 'my postings'fo rfuture reference :)

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