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Update Searches Endlessly, With No Results


Whenever i start windows update, the search bar activates, but it searches endlessly - up to a half hour or more. It doesn't identify any updates needed, nor say that there are no updates. Because of this ongoing problem, i have not been able to get any updates for months. I have checked and confirmed that the windows firewall is active, and no other firewalls are active.

Right now, i'm trying to install an ocr scanning "pen. " I installed the software, but can't install the device. It says "error updating the driver (hid:*windrvr6) with the inf file. " I hope to resolve this through windows update. However, in fact, when i type windrvr6. Inf in the search box on the start menu, it finds the file. I would welcome advice both about how to get windows update working, and about how to get the software can "find" this missing file.


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Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I am getting a problem with windows automatic update kb977165. I am using windows 7 premium 32-bit os and the automatic updates keep installing the same update saying it was successful. But when i checked the log it shows that this update is not compatible for the version i have. The microsoft download page (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Familyid=e2b348f5-ec8d-4782-bb03-5de550adea77&displaylang=en) shows it is for windows xp so i cannot figure why my system is continually trying to download it?
 
Here is what the log showed, [kb977165. Log]
13. 261: ================================================================================
13. 261: 2010/04/03 09:36:01. 189 (local)
13. 261: c:5fab2a27a41857a9bf45e03fb721d708updateupdate.exe (version 6. 3. 13. 0)
13. 276: hotfix started with following command line:
13. 323: checksystem: major version mismatch:status_nt_version_mismatch
13. 323: doinstallation: checksystem failed: 0xf021
13. 323: the version of windows you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install.
20. 109: message displayed to the user: the version of windows you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install.
20. 109: user input: ok
20. 109: update.exe extended error code = 0xf021
20. 109: update.exe return code was masked to 0x643 for msi custom action compliance.


Posted On: 2010-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .