Contradictory to my previous experiences with installing SP3, sometimes you just have to let windows do what it thinks is best. Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free. my problem was with KB975558 and it .cat file in catroot is KB975558.cat. PLease help!
Microsoft TechNet MSDN Product Support Services Microsoft Download Center Guide to Downloads Windows XP Support Center Windows XP Technical Overview Microsoft Skills Assessment Has The Elder Geek site been useful? Because you need to clear the HDD via a complete reformat, then try to install Windows. Arnel 6 years ago # To delete the CatRoot2 folder without using FileASSASIN, disable the Cryptographic Services or run "net stop cryptsvc" in the Command Prompt, delete the folder, then start I tried repairing with a cd that had SP2 integrated, and ran into this problem.
Thanks again for posting fix. Rarst 5 years ago # @Dan Don't have one. Worked great for me for getting past the "catalog files" error when updating from XP Home SP2 to SP3. So, I had many attempts at it after cloning the imaged drive copy back to try again.
Deleted all tmp*.cat files in CatRoot subfolders. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode 04-15-2004,08:56 AM #1 Unregistered Guest 800b0*00 error code In my case the keyb service was the nasty, so I searched the CurrentControlSet high and low for "keyb" (without quotes) and removed the "DependOnService" and "DependOnGroup" strings if "keyb" was
Good luck to your server. :) sammie 8 years ago # Thanks. venkat 4 years ago # I am trying to install SP3 with CD. Now, I had to do this becouse of a virus (?). I have tried renaming and deleting C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 multiple times, even tried catroot just in case. 2.
Sign Up Now! Don't really know if deleting (corrupt) Cat stuff or the installation of SP3 was the cure, but either way, I'm a Happy Punter. Rarst 6 years ago # @symbianfreak Yep, temporary files are not necessary generate or cause the issue. This DVD is from Dell for this system.
The service has not been started. (it goes on to say) Fatal Error: Setup failed to install the product catalogs. http://fhsla.net/windows-xp/setup-cannot-copy-the-file-windows-xp-install.html I skipped it and Windows began installing!... So my... Maneuver to HKLM>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Services>RpcSs 5.
What has to be done is a system restore to restore the malicious "keyb" service in the registry, but how do you do that in the middle of a repair install? Windows XP will run on around 2GB of RAM, I did the same for many years with no trouble. No, create an account now. Check This Out I renamed the file catroot2 to catold as per instructions and it does seem to be installing past the point it kept looping.
My steps are what helped in specific situation and what seems to fix common issues. Or at least time saving by quickly excluding stuff that doesn't help. :) Exter 6 years ago # your a lifesaver !! Perhaps it was wrong.
ntfs.sys...win2k.sys FILES! Could be just as well hardware issue or anything in between. Error Message: Windows XP Requires a Hard Drive Volume with at Least 318 Megabytes of Free Space Error Messages Appear During Upgrade from Windows Me or Windows 98 to Windows XP Sep 15, 2010 #6 Guest Hello Everyone.
Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content Forum Rules BleepingComputer.com Forums Members Tutorials Startup List I also struggled for over a week trying to get XP SP3 installed (after downgrading my machine from Vista to XP). I have even tried booting to safe mode "prompt only" then it starts the windows install again. this contact form Sometimes they work, sometimes not.
Andrew, Nov 26, 2003, in forum: Windows XP Setup Replies: 1 Views: 1,081 Darrell Gorter[MSFT] Nov 27, 2003 Knowledge Base 307153 - no catroot2 Robert Gagnon, Dec 7, 2003, in forum: FixIt thingies can be efficient. and you can click on “Fix it” option on MS page Thanks for info! Cleanup is not as easy as with usual temporary files because deleting too much may break Windows Update completely.
Josh 5 years ago # I was getting this access denied error on a machine I had just imaged over from an old P3 box to a somewhat newer core2 box. I press a key and then the Windows setup begins. Installing IE 7 before the upgrade 4. The wrong Virtual memory setting can affect the installation after formatting the partition???Click to expand...
You could also lay waste to anything potentially harmful on the drive with, "Darik's Boot and Nuke" :http://www.dban.org/download Here's a couple of prior threads about it: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wipe-hard-drive-dariks-boot-and-nuke.132670/ http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dariks-boot-and-nuke-or-another-software.213559/ @baaz2004 also has
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