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Please run the following command to start service in the opened window. Congratulations. Good luck to your server. :) sammie 7 years ago # Thanks. Do you have any other ideas for a wayward nearly time to fresh install situation? his comment is here

Register now! Contradictory to my previous experiences with installing SP3, sometimes you just have to let windows do what it thinks is best. 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/ So what part did you resolve by yourself? https://www.rarst.net/software/failed-install-catalog-files/

Don't really know if deleting (corrupt) Cat stuff or the installation of SP3 was the cure, but either way, I'm a Happy Punter. Worked great for me for getting past the "catalog files" error when updating from XP Home SP2 to SP3. If so, you need to do that first.

is it via CD? Will have to keep looking. 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. Windows Server 2003 has been partially updated and may not work properly. 487.671: Message displayed to the user: Service Pack 2 installation did not complete.

Tried installing these five again but no difference. I know this would have to be done after hours but it may be the quickest way forward. Failed to install catalog files Want to Advertise Here? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950717 Locate C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot Folder 2.

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Stay logged in Sign up now! https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-sp3-install-failed-to-install-catalog-files.1028626/ Have been every time apart from the very first attempt which I believe was started by the auto update process. 0 LVL 2 Overall: Level 2 MS Server OS 1 flavallee replied Oct 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM PHP form, not receiving email,... 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.

Get the answer AnonymousFeb 2, 2005, 10:59 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)"Andrew" wrote in messagenews:[email protected]> I'm currently running Windows XP Home Edition SP1 Version 2002. this content Arnel 6 years ago # To delete the CatRoot2 folder without using FileASSASIN, disable the Cryptographic Services or run "net stop cryptsvc" in the Command Prompt, delete the folder, then start If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Because you have changed the files need, your installer package downloaded from MS will cause the errors listed in your log file because the errors you are getting are file cannot

my problem was with KB975558 and it .cat file in catroot is KB975558.cat. Still a little scared of the long list of apps and hotfixes it says won't work after uninstall. As in my previous sysprep articles, I've put together a simple help guide to get you through this process. http://internetmairie.com/service-pack/service-pack-2-error-failed-install-catalog-files.html Fail to install catalog files during XP SP3 upgrading 15.

Cogentsol and darrellarbaugh - tried your suggestions but still got the same errors (although didn't try darrellarbaugh / switch idea). had me stumped! It overwrites like half of OS (especially if unpatched).

The update fails and > gets> the error "failed to install catalog files".

No other solutions were working. The hotfixes don't look like they are installing properly as they finish very quickly and seem to skip the part where files are added. (seen this on at least some of jbuchanangb, Dec 16, 2011 #6 jbuchanangb Thread Starter Joined: Nov 25, 2011 Messages: 6 Downloaded 316MB of SP3 file, and set it going. Thanks again for posting fix.

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Dmitry Top SP2 installation failed: Failed to install Catalog Files by Rock » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 03:16:00 How to use the Automatic Recovery feature to recover your I had a similar hang-up. /F 0 Message Author Comment by:bargefoot2007-04-23 Have tried all 10 of the answers on the MS article (although only brushed over 6, 7, and 8). 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). Just curious.

Now all OK.