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e.r.lehmann 7 years ago # Nice solution… the link and soltion by Microsoft suggests that the error lies with corruption relating to the Cryptographic Services key: ‘you cannot install some updates' Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Article covers numerous and quite different errors related to updates, as well as over ten suggestions on fixing. As well, did you delete the hotfix cache %WINDIR%\$hf_mig$\KB*. http://internetmairie.com/service-pack/service-pack-2-setup-error-failed-install-catalog-files.html

Thus not being able to the installation because of missing files the windows update installer thought you already had that were good. Net stop Cryptsvc 2. As soon as I can get access again I will post the very latest log entry. I was so happy to see that your solution was easy and did the trick. https://www.rarst.net/software/failed-install-catalog-files/

I know this would have to be done after hours but it may be the quickest way forward. Contradictory to my previous experiences with installing SP3, sometimes you just have to let windows do what it thinks is best. Daniel 8 years ago # Just used above steps and it worked.

This /ER will give us a better insight into the errors occurring. /O will rewrite the oem files. Using the site is easy and fun. it's likely most of the hotfixes will be contained within sp2. Rarst 6 years ago # @symbianfreak Yep, temporary files are not necessary generate or cause the issue.

Is this something anyone would suggest avoiding or considering? 0 Message Assisted Solution by:cogentsol2007-04-30 bargefoot: move ALL the KB*.cat files (you can always put them back later as long as Worked perfectly! Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer"). http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/failed-to-install-catalog-files-during-upgrade-to/06985631-ed5c-4128-8e54-fc7901286b83 Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Windows Server 2003 SP 2 not installing due to corrupt catalogs ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ TechNet ArchiveApril 26, 20071 Share 0 0 Recently, we have been seeing a number of issues with Windows Server Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > on the left click Windows components and remove anything that's not immediately necessary 6. Help BleepingComputer Defend Freedom of Speech Back to top #3 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 50,824 posts ONLINE Gender:Male Location:Killeen, TX Local time:09:20 AM Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:10 PM LinkBack LinkBack URL About LinkBacks Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content The Elder Geek

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Thanks. this content Support After some googling I found extensive Microsoft Knowledge Base article aptly named You cannot install some updates or programs. So it was either the OEM files or something I had missed before when trying your resent suggestions. That was about 3 weeks ago. 0 Message Author Comment by:bargefoot2007-05-09 Success finally.

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. Select 'OK' to undo the changes that have been made. 485.515: Message displayed to the user: Failed to install catalog files. Or at least time saving by quickly excluding stuff that doesn't help. :) Exter 6 years ago # your a lifesaver !! weblink There is no direct relation between specific errors and fixes so I had to read everything and figure out where to start.

After the above steps, please try to install Service Pack 2 again. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 usasma usasma Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad BSOD Kernel Dump Expert Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem?

Unfortunately, after following all steps, I still get the "failed to install catalog files" error.

Shane 5 years ago # Got this problem after a Windows Repair. Deleted all oem*.* files in C:\Windows\INF folder. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter.

boot into safe mode (after POST hit F8 repeatedly) 7. Thanks again for posting fix. Good luck and I hope this is helpful to some of you 0 Message Author Comment by:bargefoot2007-04-30 darrellarbaugh - do you mean to delete all of the folders in the check over here This is really usefull information :D !

Amigo 6 years ago # I don't see the link in my post so here it is: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 Rarst 6 years ago # @Amigo my image of windows was custom made Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Similar Threads - Solved install failed Installing XP Help KazukiMatsuoka1998, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:09 PM, in forum: Windows XP Replies: 4 Views: 67 flavallee Oct 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Just curious, what type of account are you logging in with to do the update??? 0 Message Expert Comment by:cogentsol2007-04-27 Your issue is may be caused by corrupted catalog files. CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGAL DEFENSE All unused funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). as suggested above, the temp files are in C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp 2. It resides in two folders: C:\Windows\system32\CatRoot C:\Windows\system32\CatRoot2 Fixes suggested: deleting CatRoot2 (safe operation as it is re-created by Windows on next boot); manual cleanup in CatRoot (not safe to delete) and

Your solution worked like a charm. Rarst 8 years ago # @Daniel You are welcome. :) Seems my recipe is about right enough to help without tons of additional stuff MS offers to try. Vamshi 7 years ago # Hi, Its worked fine we are able to install SP2 on server 2003 also with the above concept Rarst 7 years ago # @Vamshi Win2003 is gward10 Windows XP New Users 2 01-20-2005 08:04 AM WinXP SP2 Install Failure - Catalog Files Deadlegs Windows XP Setup 6 09-01-2004 10:22 PM catalog files Deno Windows XP Performance &

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Server is in constant use so having to restore it if it goes wrong will be a major headache. Thank you again. Elvandil, Dec 17, 2011 #10 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies.

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 Try going to the website of the manufacturer of the system and updating all drivers that are dated from 2004 or later. - John Microsoft MVP - Windows Experience ( http://www.carrona.org/ Think the previous support company tried but gave up as there is an SP1 folder but no files (probably had the same issues I had). Every time, it crashes out with the 'failed to install catalog files' error.