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RE: XP Update Fails - Error Code 0x80240016

Subject: RE: XP Update Fails - Error Code 0x80240016
From: "Robbroy"
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 06:12:03 -0800
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsupdate
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"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.
> 
> 
> 
> 

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