Windows Installer 3.1 update fails with error 80070003?

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Running XP with SP2 update and auto update (but choose when to install).

Windows Installer 3.1 trys to install but fails repeatedly with error code
80070003. Any ideas?
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Cheers - StewD
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=836949
    You receive error message 0x80070003 when you try to update Windows from the Windows
    Update Web site

    http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBQ/tip8000/rh8024.htm
    When you attempt to update Windows XP from the Windows Update Web site, you receive
    error 0x80070003?

    0x80070003 = COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND
    The specified path couldn't be found - ALLUSERSPROFILE Microsoft network dir doesn’t
    exist


    Make sure the following folders exist under %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\
    Note: (%windir% = C:\Windows)

    DataStore\
    Download\
    EventCache\
    SelfUpdate\
    WebSetup\
    WuRedir\

    You may need to clear the contents of the Datastore and Download folders.
    http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=11&ln=en
    “


    If the above doesn’t assist, suggestion by Torgeir Bakken (MVP)

    If the directory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network"
    does not exist, you will get this error.

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is normally "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users"

    To verify existence/create this folder, you can do like this:

    Press Start/Run, and fill in this:

    "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft"

    Press OK, and the Microsoft folder will open.

    If no Network folder is found there, create it (File\New --> Folder).

    If none of the above help, perhaps post to or search the Windows Update newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate
    or
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&lang=en&cr=US

    StewD wrote:
    > Running XP with SP2 update and auto update (but choose when to
    > install).
    >
    > Windows Installer 3.1 trys to install but fails repeatedly with error
    > code 80070003. Any ideas?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thanks for the help. Tried all your points but still hasn't worked. Have
    posted in Windows Update group as well. Cheers.

    "Taurarian" wrote:

    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=836949
    > You receive error message 0x80070003 when you try to update Windows from the Windows
    > Update Web site
    >
    > http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBQ/tip8000/rh8024.htm
    > When you attempt to update Windows XP from the Windows Update Web site, you receive
    > error 0x80070003?
    >
    > 0x80070003 = COR_E_DIRECTORYNOTFOUND
    > The specified path couldn't be found - ALLUSERSPROFILE Microsoft network dir doesn’t
    > exist
    >
    >
    > Make sure the following folders exist under %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\
    > Note: (%windir% = C:\Windows)
    >
    > DataStore\
    > Download\
    > EventCache\
    > SelfUpdate\
    > WebSetup\
    > WuRedir\
    >
    > You may need to clear the contents of the Datastore and Download folders.
    > http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=11&ln=en
    > “
    >
    >
    > If the above doesn’t assist, suggestion by Torgeir Bakken (MVP)
    >
    > If the directory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network"
    > does not exist, you will get this error.
    >
    > %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is normally "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users"
    >
    > To verify existence/create this folder, you can do like this:
    >
    > Press Start/Run, and fill in this:
    >
    > "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft"
    >
    > Press OK, and the Microsoft folder will open.
    >
    > If no Network folder is found there, create it (File\New --> Folder).
    >
    > If none of the above help, perhaps post to or search the Windows Update newsgroup:
    > news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate
    > or
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&lang=en&cr=US
    >
    > StewD wrote:
    > > Running XP with SP2 update and auto update (but choose when to
    > > install).
    > >
    > > Windows Installer 3.1 trys to install but fails repeatedly with error
    > > code 80070003. Any ideas?
    >
    >
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