Can't install windows updates

  cdb 19:12 01 Aug 2003

Since Wednesday I have been trying to install windows updates, but they fail every time I try. I've only had a problem once before, but this is starting to get annoying. Anyone have any ideas?
I have windows xp. Thanks.

  User-312386 19:42 01 Aug 2003

go to controlpanel>administrative tools>services find cryptographic services

double click on it, from the list of start up types choose "automatic" click ok

restart and all should be well


  cdb 19:58 01 Aug 2003

fraid that maid no difference, but thanks anyway.

Maybe should have added, they download ok, but they fail to install.

  ade.h 20:16 01 Aug 2003

cdb - MS Knowledgebase articles 312955 and 319109 are two closest matches I could find for your problem. When you say they fail to install, do you get an error message?

  bvw in bristol 20:18 01 Aug 2003
  cdb 20:47 01 Aug 2003

I tried the advice in bvw's link. ie deleting (renamed for now) the catroot2 folder. It seems to have done the trick, they installed, albeit abit slower than normal. Thanks guys.

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