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Old 22-03-2007
Eric shaw
 
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WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

I keep encountering this error. no help in windows, does anyone have any
suggestions.

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Old 29-03-2007
DaveG
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

I'm getting it too. The help window within vista says "Help and Support
search term: WindowsUpdate_dt000" and when I use this nothing comes back.

At the moment Windows Vista wants the update KB929777 and can't have it.
Ends up with an 0x8000FFFF failure. Anyone know what that update is for
please? Is it urgent?

Thanks
Dave
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Old 31-03-2007
VK
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

I keep getting this error also. 8000FFFF failure. Of course, there is no
help at Microsoft as always. I also keep getting the blue screen of death.
Vista Ultimate is obviously not "Ultimate". I thought that for once
Microsoft would put out a product that may work. Obviously not!!!!
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Old 04-04-2007
Jim Preston
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

Yep, me too with Vista Basic and not much loaded on this new Dell Athlon 64
duel core yet. So far the Adobe / Macromedia products work but 3ds Max is
having UI problems.

Also, I told IE7 that it isn't my default browser and it won't boot now. It
crashes before booting. That means that Windows Help and such won't display.

Ahhh, just like the old days!

- jim
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Old 08-04-2007
tedho
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

From the KB article on this update it looks like this is to help get Vista
installed when you have more than 2gig of RAM. Since my OS came preinstalled
from Dell I'm making the leap that this is a non-issue for me. I just hid
the update.
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Old 19-04-2007
mlj
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

I'm having the same problem. The KB article looks like it is supposed to
stop a problem if I have over 2 gig of Ram. Of course Microsoft is no help.
This may be why my monitor doesn't always want to work.

Has anyone found a fix?
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Old 24-04-2007
Member
 
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To answer your questions any 32 bit OS including Vista will only reconize up to 3.25 gigs of physical ram. If you are running the 64 bit version of vista it should read the full 4 gigs. This is a microsoft OS limitation and not a Dell issue.
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Old 08-05-2007
dirthorn
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

yep i just purchased a dell xps laptop with 4gigs and yes it says only
3.25gigs but that happens to everything i dont know why. so i get the
8000FFFF ERROR. i hate it. i try everyday to see if it will work but it
doesnt. i do get the blue screen of death and i feel like i bought a piece
of crap machine but hopefully microsoft will allow us to update what they
sent us to update. i dont know.
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Old 17-05-2007
warn8r
 
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RE: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

I have a non-dell machine and run into this problem.
It has to do with have 4GBs of RAM or more.
One of the "said" solutions is to install Vista Ultimate with only 2GBs of
RAM, so I took two sticks out and re-installed. I had downloaded the update
install first, and ran the install with the two GBs...still fails. So I
re-added my other 2 GBs and just hide the update. It's a bummer to have such
a large software company put out non-tested software.
What a failure.

-Matt
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Old 15-05-2008
Tim Slattery
 
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Re: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

Mostly right. Any 32-bit OS (that doesn't use PAE, and no version of
Vista does) has a 4GB address space (2**32). That address space must
be used to access video RAM, BIOS, and a few other things. What
address space is left over after those things are taken care of is
used for system RAM. That amount can vary, but as rammy says is often
around 3.25GB.
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Old 16-05-2008
Ken Blake, MVP
 
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Re: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

Sort of, but not exactly right.

All 32-bit versions of Windows (not just Vista) have a 4GB address
space. That's the theoretical upper limit beyond which you can not go.
But you can't use the entire 4GB of address space. Even though you
have a 4GB address space, you can only use *around* 3.1GB of RAM (it
gets as high as 3.5GB on some systems).


That's because some of that space is used by hardware and is not
available to the operating system and applications. The amount you can
use varies, depending on what hardware you have installed, but ranges
from about 3 - 3.5GB--usually around 3.1GB.

Note that the hardware is using the address *space*, not the actual
RAM itself. The rest of the RAM goes unused because there is no
address space to map it too.
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Old 16-05-2008
Canuck57
 
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Re: WindowsUpdate_8000FFFF WindowsUpdate_dt000

Good answer. But it is time to dump 32 bit. For $180 I put 8GB in my
machine. (4 x 2GB). That way you have at least 80% available for
applications before generation excessive page faults or swap.
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