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thanks again for taking the time to post such detailed steps to follow. I also struggled for over a week trying to get XP SP3 installed (after downgrading my machine from Vista to XP). All rights reserved. Time to ghost the machine while it's clean and running Win XP SP3. weblink

As well, did you delete the hotfix Go to Solution 21 Comments LVL 70 Overall: Level 70 Windows Server 2003 44 MS Server OS 30 SBS 21 Message Expert Comment Still a little scared of the long list of apps and hotfixes it says won't work after uninstall. Rename the C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32CATROOT2 folder to CATROOT2.old. DO NOT DELETE THEM! my company

Couple of things I thought I should mention: Firstly the majority of the time I have been doing this I have been using remote desktop as Administrator (don't think this is Came back some hours later to find "failed to install catalog files". Windows update error message More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Russia France Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About

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 No other solutions were working. Select 'OK' to undo the changes that have been made. 485.515: Message displayed to the user: Failed to install catalog files. log in as Administrator 3.

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I had seen many and experimented myself and I think it's hard to get right without potentially introducing issues. I went back through the article noticed something that had either been added or I had just missed. I have > just> received my MS windows XP service pack 2 update CD. 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

At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each line: net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2 net start cryptsvc exit 3. You can also see this error if you try to manually install SP2 manually. Then 'Windows Server 2003 has been partially updated and may not work properly.' before it restarts the computer. Worked great for me for getting past the "catalog files" error when updating from XP Home SP2 to SP3.

Login. have a peek at these guys Move all the files to another folder. [Note: I created a cleanup folder on my desktop prior to doing the search]. 6. That was about 3 weeks ago. 0 Message Author Comment by:bargefoot2007-05-09 Success finally. Sergey 6 years ago # Andrey, You saved my day with this advice.

I'll try the download method, and if that doesn't work I'll try the method of making a CD. If we have ever helped you in the past, please consider helping us. thx man. Using the site is easy and fun.

The update fails and gets the error "failed to install catalog files". As well, did you delete the hotfix cache %WINDIR%\$hf_mig$\KB*. Was going to tell the customer today that we would be looking at a complete reload as I was just about to lose the plot over this problem.

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I was having a really frustrating time with this. :) Rarst 7 years ago # @Kilgore Trout Heh, I so understand. :) Debbie 7 years ago # Thank you for posting As with Mike above I can only advise to go over Microsoft support article, linked to in post. Expand the More Advanced Options and verify that the Type of file says "(All Files and Folders)" and that the advanced search options for system folders, hidden files and folder and Happy Days can get paid now. 0 Message Expert Comment by:timg20062008-02-21 I just wanted to say thanks for everyone's postings.I did the same thing as bargefoot concerning step 9 of

Because you have changed the files need, your installer package downloaded from MS will cause the errors listed in your log file because the errors you are getting are file cannot Select 'OK' to undo the changes that have been made. 351.344: User Input: OK 351.344: Starting process: C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /~ -u -z 352.016: Software Update Rollback has completed with return code 0x643. Back to top Back to Other Windows Operating Systems Reply to quoted postsClear The Elder Geek on Windows → Windows Operating System Forums → Other Windows Operating Systems Privacy Policy So I tried the second proceedure also without rebooting and got the same error message.

Server is in constant use so having to restore it if it goes wrong will be a major headache. It was at that point I decided to reboot and attempt the SP2 install immediately after coming up and the installation went fine. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Or at least time saving by quickly excluding stuff that doesn't help. :) Exter 6 years ago # your a lifesaver !!

Join our site today to ask your question. I have tried to download Service Pack 2 and I get a Setup Error which reads "Failed to Install Catalog Files". Right Click on the folder and select Search. 3. This is the only thing that worked for me. :) Rarst 6 years ago # @Misty You are welcome. :) Mike Fisher 6 years ago # Boy, I followed your suggestions

I will now try Evandil's suggestion. Suggested Solutions Title # Comments Views Activity Forensic audit of SBS 2008 3 49 40d Remote access server vs NAP 4 36 34d Using SCCM 2012 R2 v1607 to deploy Office Daniel 8 years ago # Just used above steps and it worked. Jim 0 Back to top #2 Mudhi Mudhi Senior TEG Forum Member Members 13,493 posts Gender:Male Location:Taiwan Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:24 AM Try install the latest windows installer. 0

On examination the log this time stated that only 5 hotfixes failed. BleepingComputer is being sued by Enigma Software because of a negative review of SpyHunter. Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. There, I've said it!

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