hi, i have just dloaded all of the critical updates for xp, but my comp froze right at the end of the dload. now if i go to update there are no more , but in history it appears that most have failed. does this mean that they wont install. or whatever it means, can you tell me?
Open Explorer and navigate to Windows/System32 and rename (delete) the folder Catroot2 to OldCatroot2. This changes the time stamps and makes Windows believe it has not tried to upload the updates before.
Type into CMD.
del /q "%SystemRoot%\System32\Catroot2\Edb.log
This was copied from a this site a while ago as I found it useful, I'm not sure of the original poster.
thnks guys i have tried what you all suggested. all has gone ok, except update is still telling me i only need one more update. i shud mention that in add/remove programmes there are a lot of hotfix installers, would this mean that they are installed after all. how can i check that they are.
the spires, this is still happening after i have changed to 'oldcatroot2'!