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Thread: Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista

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    rogergh Guest

    Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista

    When I'm trying to install the updates available for my computer it gets to
    the part where it is installing, but stops at 1/5 of the process and gives me
    the error code 8E5E03FA. I've searched around the net for it, but haven't had
    any success.

    Before I had this error I used to get a error regarding .cab files or
    something like that, but that got fixed by deleting the
    "SoftwareDistribution" folder in the Windows folder.

    All the services required is running, Automatic Update is off (not the
    service, the feature), etc.

    PS: I do not want to use the "Repair Windows Installation" via the install
    DVD, 'cause it usually screws with my already installed programs and registry
    settings.

  2. #2
    Steve999 Guest

    RE: Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista

    Ditto re the above. I'm getting the same error with updates and Microsoft no
    help at all. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Steve

    "rogergh" wrote:

    > When I'm trying to install the updates available for my computer it gets to
    > the part where it is installing, but stops at 1/5 of the process and gives me
    > the error code 8E5E03FA. I've searched around the net for it, but haven't had
    > any success.
    >
    > Before I had this error I used to get a error regarding .cab files or
    > something like that, but that got fixed by deleting the
    > "SoftwareDistribution" folder in the Windows folder.
    >
    > All the services required is running, Automatic Update is off (not the
    > service, the feature), etc.
    >
    > PS: I do not want to use the "Repair Windows Installation" via the install
    > DVD, 'cause it usually screws with my already installed programs and registry
    > settings.


  3. #3
    Steve999 Guest

    RE: Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista

    Ditto re the above. I'm getting the same error with updates and Microsoft no
    help at all. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Steve

    "rogergh" wrote:

    > When I'm trying to install the updates available for my computer it gets to
    > the part where it is installing, but stops at 1/5 of the process and gives me
    > the error code 8E5E03FA. I've searched around the net for it, but haven't had
    > any success.
    >
    > Before I had this error I used to get a error regarding .cab files or
    > something like that, but that got fixed by deleting the
    > "SoftwareDistribution" folder in the Windows folder.
    >
    > All the services required is running, Automatic Update is off (not the
    > service, the feature), etc.
    >
    > PS: I do not want to use the "Repair Windows Installation" via the install
    > DVD, 'cause it usually screws with my already installed programs and registry
    > settings.


  4. #4
    Steve999 Guest

    RE: Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista

    Ditto re the above. I'm getting the same error with updates and Microsoft no
    help at all. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Steve

    "rogergh" wrote:

    > When I'm trying to install the updates available for my computer it gets to
    > the part where it is installing, but stops at 1/5 of the process and gives me
    > the error code 8E5E03FA. I've searched around the net for it, but haven't had
    > any success.
    >
    > Before I had this error I used to get a error regarding .cab files or
    > something like that, but that got fixed by deleting the
    > "SoftwareDistribution" folder in the Windows folder.
    >
    > All the services required is running, Automatic Update is off (not the
    > service, the feature), etc.
    >
    > PS: I do not want to use the "Repair Windows Installation" via the install
    > DVD, 'cause it usually screws with my already installed programs and registry
    > settings.


  5. #5
    Steve999 Guest

    RE: Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista

    I am quite impresed with myself as I have sorted this without a solution from
    Microsoft.

    The problem sits with the Catroot2 folder but in Vista you need to rename it
    the old DOS way.

    In Accessories go to Command prompt, and right click, run as Administrator.

    net stop cryptsvc

    press enter and wait for the service to stop.

    type

    cd\

    press enter.

    type

    cd windows\system32

    press enter

    type

    ren catroot2 catroot

    reboot

    Go to Microsoft download centre and manually download one problem update.
    Install this. That puts a new Catroot2 folder onto the PC.

    Window sUPdate now works properly for all other updates.

    Steve

    "Steve999" wrote:

    > Ditto re the above. I'm getting the same error with updates and Microsoft no
    > help at all. Any assistance would be most appreciated.
    > Thanks.
    > Steve
    >
    > "rogergh" wrote:
    >
    > > When I'm trying to install the updates available for my computer it gets to
    > > the part where it is installing, but stops at 1/5 of the process and gives me
    > > the error code 8E5E03FA. I've searched around the net for it, but haven't had
    > > any success.
    > >
    > > Before I had this error I used to get a error regarding .cab files or
    > > something like that, but that got fixed by deleting the
    > > "SoftwareDistribution" folder in the Windows folder.
    > >
    > > All the services required is running, Automatic Update is off (not the
    > > service, the feature), etc.
    > >
    > > PS: I do not want to use the "Repair Windows Installation" via the install
    > > DVD, 'cause it usually screws with my already installed programs and registry
    > > settings.


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    It worked for me too!!! Thanks heaps Steve999.

  7. #7
    Blazer Guest

    Re: Error code 8E5E03FA Windows Update on Vista


    I am having the same problem that you had. how did you resolve it
    :confused

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