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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 2:43:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Without having the original CD that was used to install Windows?

I'm fixing a computer for a client and they don't have the original Windows
CD so I am having a hard time figuring out what might be happening with
their Windows Updates.

Can anyone help me out here? I have a huge problem with Windows Updates. I
fix computers for a living and this is for a client's PC. The client PC is
running Windows 2000 Professional Edition.



I'm having issues with Windows Updates. Prior to getting to this point I
removed a lot of spyware including Look2Me. I had to use a L2MFix remover
which did take control of some registry keys as well as deleted some
registry keys. I don't know if this is the exact cause of my current issues
but I just thought I'd throw this out there.



I've searched all of Google's Groups as well as exhausted all options on
Microsoft's Newsgroups. Whenever I attempt to use Windows Update, it will
download all available updates but as soon as it says initializing
installation, every single download fails to install. I go straight to my
WindowsUpdate.log and find that error # 0x80240020 is the culprit which
means something along the lines of there was no INTERACTIVE USER to input
data.



I've renamed and deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder, re-registered
numerous .dlls, almost everything and anything I can think of. The
administrator group includes my user name as well as test user names I
created in hopes I could get the other user accounts to do the Windows
Updates.



Now I'm wondering if anyone here has any extensive knowledge on how Windows
Updates works. I'd like to know exactly what it looks for before going
ahead with the installation of the downloads.



People are speculating that it is some type of permissions issue. I've also
had this issue come up with a Windows XP Home installation. To alleviate
the WinXP Home problem I just did an overlay of the OS. However, I do not
have a Windows 2000 Pro Upgrade CD so I cannot do an overlay at this time.



I'd love for more than anything to solve this issue. Even Microsoft
themselves cannot seem to solve this issue. I've been talking to them
through e-mails and we are still unable to resolve this situation.



I know this is long and drawn out, so here are some cliff notes:



CLIFFS:


Windows 2000 Pro installation

Removed spyware

Unable to do Windows Updates

Receiving error: 0x80240020 which means no interactive user available to
input data

Need to resolve said error

Tried numerous things and nothing has worked

I believe it has something to do with the registry permissions and or some
other type of Local Policy Settings




--
Nocturnal

More about : sfc scannow

August 16, 2005 12:38:25 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

I may be wrong but I believe you can run sfc using any win2k disk, that is
the same version as the origonal install.

"Nocturnal" <nocturnal@anonymous.com> wrote in message
news:o QklbVXoFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Without having the original CD that was used to install Windows?
>
> I'm fixing a computer for a client and they don't have the original
Windows
> CD so I am having a hard time figuring out what might be happening with
> their Windows Updates.
>
> Can anyone help me out here? I have a huge problem with Windows Updates.
I
> fix computers for a living and this is for a client's PC. The client PC
is
> running Windows 2000 Professional Edition.
>
>
>
> I'm having issues with Windows Updates. Prior to getting to this point I
> removed a lot of spyware including Look2Me. I had to use a L2MFix remover
> which did take control of some registry keys as well as deleted some
> registry keys. I don't know if this is the exact cause of my current
issues
> but I just thought I'd throw this out there.
>
>
>
> I've searched all of Google's Groups as well as exhausted all options on
> Microsoft's Newsgroups. Whenever I attempt to use Windows Update, it will
> download all available updates but as soon as it says initializing
> installation, every single download fails to install. I go straight to my
> WindowsUpdate.log and find that error # 0x80240020 is the culprit which
> means something along the lines of there was no INTERACTIVE USER to input
> data.
>
>
>
> I've renamed and deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder, re-registered
> numerous .dlls, almost everything and anything I can think of. The
> administrator group includes my user name as well as test user names I
> created in hopes I could get the other user accounts to do the Windows
> Updates.
>
>
>
> Now I'm wondering if anyone here has any extensive knowledge on how
Windows
> Updates works. I'd like to know exactly what it looks for before going
> ahead with the installation of the downloads.
>
>
>
> People are speculating that it is some type of permissions issue. I've
also
> had this issue come up with a Windows XP Home installation. To alleviate
> the WinXP Home problem I just did an overlay of the OS. However, I do not
> have a Windows 2000 Pro Upgrade CD so I cannot do an overlay at this time.
>
>
>
> I'd love for more than anything to solve this issue. Even Microsoft
> themselves cannot seem to solve this issue. I've been talking to them
> through e-mails and we are still unable to resolve this situation.
>
>
>
> I know this is long and drawn out, so here are some cliff notes:
>
>
>
> CLIFFS:
>
>
> Windows 2000 Pro installation
>
> Removed spyware
>
> Unable to do Windows Updates
>
> Receiving error: 0x80240020 which means no interactive user available to
> input data
>
> Need to resolve said error
>
> Tried numerous things and nothing has worked
>
> I believe it has something to do with the registry permissions and or some
> other type of Local Policy Settings
>
>
>
>
> --
> Nocturnal
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 12:38:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Unfortunately this unit was upgraded to 2000 and I only have a full version
of 2000.
"DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
news:o YE%23mDdoFHA.1872@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I may be wrong but I believe you can run sfc using any win2k disk, that is
> the same version as the origonal install.
>
> "Nocturnal" <nocturnal@anonymous.com> wrote in message
> news:o QklbVXoFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Without having the original CD that was used to install Windows?
>>
>> I'm fixing a computer for a client and they don't have the original
> Windows
>> CD so I am having a hard time figuring out what might be happening with
>> their Windows Updates.
>>
>> Can anyone help me out here? I have a huge problem with Windows Updates.
> I
>> fix computers for a living and this is for a client's PC. The client PC
> is
>> running Windows 2000 Professional Edition.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm having issues with Windows Updates. Prior to getting to this point I
>> removed a lot of spyware including Look2Me. I had to use a L2MFix
>> remover
>> which did take control of some registry keys as well as deleted some
>> registry keys. I don't know if this is the exact cause of my current
> issues
>> but I just thought I'd throw this out there.
>>
>>
>>
>> I've searched all of Google's Groups as well as exhausted all options on
>> Microsoft's Newsgroups. Whenever I attempt to use Windows Update, it
>> will
>> download all available updates but as soon as it says initializing
>> installation, every single download fails to install. I go straight to
>> my
>> WindowsUpdate.log and find that error # 0x80240020 is the culprit which
>> means something along the lines of there was no INTERACTIVE USER to input
>> data.
>>
>>
>>
>> I've renamed and deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder, re-registered
>> numerous .dlls, almost everything and anything I can think of. The
>> administrator group includes my user name as well as test user names I
>> created in hopes I could get the other user accounts to do the Windows
>> Updates.
>>
>>
>>
>> Now I'm wondering if anyone here has any extensive knowledge on how
> Windows
>> Updates works. I'd like to know exactly what it looks for before going
>> ahead with the installation of the downloads.
>>
>>
>>
>> People are speculating that it is some type of permissions issue. I've
> also
>> had this issue come up with a Windows XP Home installation. To alleviate
>> the WinXP Home problem I just did an overlay of the OS. However, I do
>> not
>> have a Windows 2000 Pro Upgrade CD so I cannot do an overlay at this
>> time.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'd love for more than anything to solve this issue. Even Microsoft
>> themselves cannot seem to solve this issue. I've been talking to them
>> through e-mails and we are still unable to resolve this situation.
>>
>>
>>
>> I know this is long and drawn out, so here are some cliff notes:
>>
>>
>>
>> CLIFFS:
>>
>>
>> Windows 2000 Pro installation
>>
>> Removed spyware
>>
>> Unable to do Windows Updates
>>
>> Receiving error: 0x80240020 which means no interactive user available to
>> input data
>>
>> Need to resolve said error
>>
>> Tried numerous things and nothing has worked
>>
>> I believe it has something to do with the registry permissions and or
>> some
>> other type of Local Policy Settings
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nocturnal
>>
>>
>>
>
>
August 16, 2005 11:50:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

I take it you tried?

"Nocturnal" <anonymous@anonymous.com> wrote in message
news:%23vCJYLeoFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Unfortunately this unit was upgraded to 2000 and I only have a full
version
> of 2000.
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:o YE%23mDdoFHA.1872@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >I may be wrong but I believe you can run sfc using any win2k disk, that
is
> > the same version as the origonal install.
> >
> > "Nocturnal" <nocturnal@anonymous.com> wrote in message
> > news:o QklbVXoFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> Without having the original CD that was used to install Windows?
> >>
> >> I'm fixing a computer for a client and they don't have the original
> > Windows
> >> CD so I am having a hard time figuring out what might be happening with
> >> their Windows Updates.
> >>
> >> Can anyone help me out here? I have a huge problem with Windows
Updates.
> > I
> >> fix computers for a living and this is for a client's PC. The client
PC
> > is
> >> running Windows 2000 Professional Edition.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I'm having issues with Windows Updates. Prior to getting to this point
I
> >> removed a lot of spyware including Look2Me. I had to use a L2MFix
> >> remover
> >> which did take control of some registry keys as well as deleted some
> >> registry keys. I don't know if this is the exact cause of my current
> > issues
> >> but I just thought I'd throw this out there.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I've searched all of Google's Groups as well as exhausted all options
on
> >> Microsoft's Newsgroups. Whenever I attempt to use Windows Update, it
> >> will
> >> download all available updates but as soon as it says initializing
> >> installation, every single download fails to install. I go straight to
> >> my
> >> WindowsUpdate.log and find that error # 0x80240020 is the culprit which
> >> means something along the lines of there was no INTERACTIVE USER to
input
> >> data.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I've renamed and deleted the SoftwareDistribution folder, re-registered
> >> numerous .dlls, almost everything and anything I can think of. The
> >> administrator group includes my user name as well as test user names I
> >> created in hopes I could get the other user accounts to do the Windows
> >> Updates.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Now I'm wondering if anyone here has any extensive knowledge on how
> > Windows
> >> Updates works. I'd like to know exactly what it looks for before going
> >> ahead with the installation of the downloads.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> People are speculating that it is some type of permissions issue. I've
> > also
> >> had this issue come up with a Windows XP Home installation. To
alleviate
> >> the WinXP Home problem I just did an overlay of the OS. However, I do
> >> not
> >> have a Windows 2000 Pro Upgrade CD so I cannot do an overlay at this
> >> time.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I'd love for more than anything to solve this issue. Even Microsoft
> >> themselves cannot seem to solve this issue. I've been talking to them
> >> through e-mails and we are still unable to resolve this situation.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I know this is long and drawn out, so here are some cliff notes:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> CLIFFS:
> >>
> >>
> >> Windows 2000 Pro installation
> >>
> >> Removed spyware
> >>
> >> Unable to do Windows Updates
> >>
> >> Receiving error: 0x80240020 which means no interactive user available
to
> >> input data
> >>
> >> Need to resolve said error
> >>
> >> Tried numerous things and nothing has worked
> >>
> >> I believe it has something to do with the registry permissions and or
> >> some
> >> other type of Local Policy Settings
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Nocturnal
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
!