all windows xp updates fail

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I re-installed windows xp on a reformatted harddrive last night. I went to
windows update to get all of the latest critical updates. They all failed
and I can't find a reason why. Anyone know what I can try?

Thanks,
Anneliese
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Try Start>Run and type in the Open box "sfc /scannow" (no quotes, space
    before the '/') to repair any corrupted system files. If the problem
    persists after that, see the following link for how to do a repair install
    of XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

    "Anneliese" <Anneliese@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D8BA7A46-D515-4404-BFCF-AEE6B72D2CB2@microsoft.com...
    >I re-installed windows xp on a reformatted harddrive last night. I went to
    > windows update to get all of the latest critical updates. They all failed
    > and I can't find a reason why. Anyone know what I can try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Anneliese
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Anneliese <Anneliese@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I re-installed windows xp on a reformatted harddrive last night. I went to
    >windows update to get all of the latest critical updates. They all failed
    >and I can't find a reason why. Anyone know what I can try?

    Try to install the SP2 at first. You can also install the Updates from
    the Windows Update Catalog. See "How to Download Windows Updates and
    Drivers from the Windows Update Catalog on Windows XP"
    (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=323166).

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  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Double-click the clock, check the date settings (in particular the year). If
    off by more than 90 days, this can cause the issue you are seeing.

    Also, go to the Control Panel/Internet Options and click languages on the
    general tab, make sure at least your default language is listed.

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Anneliese" <Anneliese@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D8BA7A46-D515-4404-BFCF-AEE6B72D2CB2@microsoft.com...
    >I re-installed windows xp on a reformatted harddrive last night. I went to
    > windows update to get all of the latest critical updates. They all failed
    > and I can't find a reason why. Anyone know what I can try?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Anneliese
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