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Thanks for the help. Tried all your points but still hasn't worked. Have
posted in Windows Update group as well. Cheers.
> You receive error message 0x80070003 when you try to update Windows from the Windows
> Update Web site
> 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 doesnâ€™t
> Make sure the following folders exist under %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\
> Note: (%windir% = C:\Windows)
> You may need to clear the contents of the Datastore and Download folders.
> If the above doesnâ€™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:
> 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?