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XP Update Fails - Error Code 0x80240016

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3,867 words with 2 Comments; publish: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:45:00 GMT; (300343.75, « »)

Liveupdate and manual update for XP downloads the update files but

fails to initialize and install. I am receiving error code 0x80240016

in the log file. In researching the error code, I believe XP thinks

there is a pending install that must be completed before the update can

install. Unfortunately, I cannot find any pending installs that need

to be stopped.

This problem started with the December Critical Updates. I have tried the

solutions posed here but none have worked.

I rebooted. I also cleared my cache, deleted all temp files, deleted

the downloaded but uninstalled updates, reregistered the files

indicated in other messages posted here.

I also ran tune up utilities to see if I had any registry problems.

I have turned off live update because otherwise I end up in an endless

loop of downloading, unable to install because of this error code and

the deleting the failed install files.

I there a specific registry entry that I can change to tell XP SP2 that

there are no pending or failed installs so that maybe the updates can

be installed?

Also would a system restore help?

Thanks.

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    • bump

      "Robbroy" wrote:

      > Liveupdate and manual update for XP downloads the update files but

      > fails to initialize and install. I am receiving error code 0x80240016

      > in the log file. In researching the error code, I believe XP thinks

      > there is a pending install that must be completed before the update can

      > install. Unfortunately, I cannot find any pending installs that need

      > to be stopped.

      > This problem started with the December Critical Updates. I have tried the

      > solutions posed here but none have worked.

      > I rebooted. I also cleared my cache, deleted all temp files, deleted

      > the downloaded but uninstalled updates, reregistered the files

      > indicated in other messages posted here.

      > I also ran tune up utilities to see if I had any registry problems.

      > I have turned off live update because otherwise I end up in an endless

      > loop of downloading, unable to install because of this error code and

      > the deleting the failed install files.

      > I there a specific registry entry that I can change to tell XP SP2 that

      > there are no pending or failed installs so that maybe the updates can

      > be installed?

      > Also would a system restore help?

      > Thanks.

      >

      >

      #1; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:46:00 GMT
    • bump

      "Robbroy" wrote:

      > Liveupdate and manual update for XP downloads the update files but

      > fails to initialize and install. I am receiving error code 0x80240016

      > in the log file. In researching the error code, I believe XP thinks

      > there is a pending install that must be completed before the update can

      > install. Unfortunately, I cannot find any pending installs that need

      > to be stopped.

      > This problem started with the December Critical Updates. I have tried the

      > solutions posed here but none have worked.

      > I rebooted. I also cleared my cache, deleted all temp files, deleted

      > the downloaded but uninstalled updates, reregistered the files

      > indicated in other messages posted here.

      > I also ran tune up utilities to see if I had any registry problems.

      > I have turned off live update because otherwise I end up in an endless

      > loop of downloading, unable to install because of this error code and

      > the deleting the failed install files.

      > I there a specific registry entry that I can change to tell XP SP2 that

      > there are no pending or failed installs so that maybe the updates can

      > be installed?

      > Also would a system restore help?

      > Thanks.

      >

      >

      #2; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:47:00 GMT