1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Windows error on updates? Please help.

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by dmanpsp, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. dmanpsp

    dmanpsp Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I tried a search first and came up kind of dry...I think i'm in the right forum..so here goes...I tried a windows update and I came up with and error code 8000FFFF. windows can't update and hasn't since 5/25/12...I started looking and stuff and found a bunch of incomplete updates...Does anyone know how to fix this. I know a little about pc.If you have a good link thats safe or another way? The pc is a dell running windows vista service pack 2 32 bit system
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,091
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    128
    these "incomplete updates", are they on the computer or on the net during a search for your problem? have you tried a system restore to before the last update so can retry the update downloading?
     
  3. dmanpsp

    dmanpsp Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    The updates are on the pc...about 12 of them...my system restore only dates back to july which isnt far enough to correct the problem since it started in may ive. went and deleted everyprogram that was made around that date in may under programs and features..everything on the net comes up without a solution.
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,091
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    128
    save your data on external storage device & reload windows.
     
  5. dmanpsp

    dmanpsp Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    i guess thats about my only option...ive been thinking of doing it, just wanted something else to try.
     
  6. JST1946

    JST1946 Regular member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2012
  7. dmanpsp

    dmanpsp Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    i've ran that twice now with no luck..i even tried each one individually trying to "force" them with no luck....i know its not an easy fix but there has to be something that can be done instead of wiping my hard drive back to factory setings
     
  8. aldan

    aldan Active member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    68
    what operating system are you running.if its vista or 7 chances are there is free email support.i had the same problem years ago with xp and microsoft support walked me thru it with no problems.
     
  9. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    39,091
    Likes Received:
    84
    Trophy Points:
    128
    aldan, the pc is a dell running windows vista service pack 2 32 bit system.
     
  10. aldan

    aldan Active member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    68
    no free support there.
     

Share This Page