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To learn more and to read the lawsuit, click here. You will need to use your XP CD to boot the computer into the Recovery Console, then type the command: Enable RPCSS Service_Auto_Start Now press the Enter key to submit the Deleted all files and folders in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. Wish I had found this site 6 hours ago! his comment is here

While Service Packs are normally cumulative, SBS is a bit tricky because of the multiple components. You can find the actually installation package by looking at the folder names in the $Nt before you delete them above. Tried again and this time it ran but stalled just after 'backing up registry' - 'Cannot create catolog files' Tried again and still got the same message. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html).

I've tried to Google for anybody who has such problem, found your article through one of web forums and tried the following action: net stop cryptsvc ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot2 net start Installed all of these manually and tried again. GET STARTED Join & Write a Comment Already a member? Jim 0 Back to top #2 Mudhi Mudhi Senior TEG Forum Member Members 13,493 posts Gender:Male Location:Taiwan Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:24 AM Try install the latest windows installer. 0

bla bla ".. I > > have just received my MS windows XP service pack 2 update CD. b) If that fails, then check all the root directories and see if any are set as "Read Only"... Thanks to Bill Prentice a Network Administrator from the US for this tip...

find the folder called "catroot2" and MANUALLY change it to "catroot2old" If it FAILS again... Click Automatic for Startup type, and then click Start. ....You can now try to reinstall the Windows XP Service Pack ----------------------------------------------- Tip 1: If you CAN NOT start the service try Does anyone have any ideas how I can get the download to work? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/193098/cannot-install-xp-sp2-failed-to-install-catalog-files-help-please/ PaulM 7 years ago # We used this to install updates KB961118 and KB967715.

Although they both seem to have allowed me to progress further. Chris Edited by ChrisComputer, 07 January 2009 - 12:27 PM. It should now work... Jeff TechSoEasy 0 Message Author Comment by:conbrio-tech2007-07-29 sorry i meant that i had done it before i recieved your comment 0 Featured Post Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

The full log for the last install attempt follows: 2.500: ================================================================================ 2.516: 2007/04/23 17:10:33.109 (local) 2.516: c:\a2aaadaea85352fed65f9b\i386\update\update.exe (version 6.3.4.1) 2.531: Service Pack started with following command line: 2.547: In Function GetBuildType, https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/22529252/Server-2003-service-pack-2-won't-install-Failed-to-install-catalog-files.html so lets re-register some DLL files. Side Note 1 NB - When you use the Windows Update Web site to install updates, you may receive a 643 error message... As well, did you delete the hotfix Go to Solution 21 Comments LVL 70 Overall: Level 70 Windows Server 2003 44 MS Server OS 30 SBS 21 Message Expert Comment

Hopefully this will help you. http://internetmairie.com/service-pack/service-pack-1-setup-error-ftp-exe.html The .cat files in this folder are necessary for installing hotfixes and service packs. Good luck to your server. :) sammie 7 years ago # Thanks. Daniel 8 years ago # Just used above steps and it worked.

Thanks so much! Colby says: Monday 4 June 2007 at 16:39 This didn't work for me either… It looks like the issue may be with some sort of Group Policy. However please read these Five side notes Before proceeding... http://internetmairie.com/service-pack/service-pack-2-setup-error-failed-install-catalog-files.html C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$ C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download C:\WINDOWS\$Nt* (all these hidden files hidden) ***Backup your registry before any registry editing*** You should delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall for the updates you are experiencing problems with including the

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Repeated most steps of KB822798, restarted the server many times during the process, uninstalled BDD and AIK. PLEASE do not put the copied file in the CatRoot2 folder by mistake! (If you can not find the KB823980.cat file in this example, you could use the search facility on I did find some loose connection to this and the oem*.inf file cache in the c:\windows\inf, but without seeing the actual files, I can't tell you how to proceed on that Have posted one of the recent log entries below.

Please run the following command to start service in the opened window. This will make a big difference because SP2 is checking to see if it needs to reapply any of those cached updates. Still the same error. http://internetmairie.com/service-pack/service-pack-2-error-failed-install-catalog-files.html Tip: If you get a reply stating "access denied" try booting your machine in SAFE MODE and then repeating the above..

Am loathed to uninstall the hotfixes from add and remove as the system states that huge list of applications and hotfixes may not work if I do this. AVP Dan 4 years ago # Your solution worked perfectly for me.