strange error driving me mad !!

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  1. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi anyone experienced this fault ? HP desktop presario sr5000
    Fresh install windows 7 or vista ( tried both 32bit )
    all install fine but then constant windows update errors start with 1st batch and just keep on coming some succeed but most fail?
    I have tried several fresh installs , swapped ram , changed hard drive but still constant errors on windows updates.
    can other hardware ie. motherboard or processor cause this ?
    I am out of ideas ?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. Tito

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    Any error code??
     
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  3. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi Tito yes lots of codes will have to run again and note them down.
    However seems odd its doing this on fresh installs of both W7 & vista ?
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    What is your bios version ? Is it the last one from hp ? Did you installed also the latest drivers before doing a windows update ?
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i have seen bad ram, HDD, cpu or board chipset do same symptoms... likely if its not bios version then ram needs testing (done as u say) or hdd (done also).. or try different cpu or power supply as spikes in power can cause issues too.
     
  6. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Thanks LatinMcG
    Will try another PSU and believe I have a spare CPU that will fit somewhere?
    If its the motherboard though its had it !!:mad:
     
  7. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Ok tried cpu unfortunately although same socket 775 not a compatible processor for motherboard ! :mad: so just repasted and reseated original.
    tried another fresh vista install
    out of 88 updates 3 failed with following codes
    80070002
    800736cc
    on reboot hanging now been over 1hr on configuring updates !!!!????
    I believe the windows update errors are a by product of a more serious hardware issue somewhere lets face it with fresh installs of W7 or Vista I shouldnt be getting this hassle.:confused:
    ps.
    also updated bios to latest version
     
  8. logicwatch

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    Tried new PSU reinstall W7 ran updates 66 now failed ????????????:furious::furious:
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #9 LatinMcG, May 19, 2013
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    and u did test ram ?? or u just swap rams and hope its right ?

    how do u test hdd?

    mobo model.. bios version.. ram stick models.. vga card built in or separate ?

    usb devices ? ( had a wireless mouse act super strange once.. USB antenna was defective.)

    no dvd rom still does same ? go minimal.. board ram and mouse keyboard to try if its some other component
     
  10. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    yes tested Ram both memtest 86 and then swapped out with replacement just to be sure = same windows errors on updates
    swapped hard drive out completely and reinstalled both versions of windows vista & W7 = same windows errors on updates
    vga graphics card on board built in
    only a usb mouse and keyboard NOT wireless are attached
    Motherboard is Compaq livermore 945GCT- HM REV:1.0B
    Have not tried removing dvd rom out of equation ?
    personally I suspect either processor or motherboard I will probably order a replacement processor from ebay as one available for only £10 including postage
    as the cheaper option 1st but personally I have my doubts as the windows main installs seem to run perfectly its just the updates that go wierd ??
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    also had the odd BSOD which again on fresh installs points to Hardware either CPU or Motherboard :confused:
     
  11. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Tried again with a wireless adaptor instead of the ethernet port I had a brain wave and hoped it was just a defective socket on the motherboard for the ethernet giving some sort of corruption ?
    Unfortunately not the case, exactly the same windows update errors :mad:
    Replacement CPU ordered should be here any day however not holding out too much hope as the fresh windows installs go without fault if it was the CPU one would assume it would show faults then ?
    THIS IS DRIVING ME MAD WHAT A WIERD FAULT ??????
     
  12. EFA11

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    what OS are you installing first? Vista then Win7 would be the best choice I think. Also (and why I am posting) try installing with only 1gb of ram if possible, remove the rest.
     
  13. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi
    Installed W7 vista and for kicks XP tried fresh ram in 1GB & 2GB :(
     
  14. EFA11

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    Got a spare parts system around that can run? try installing from your same media to that. IF that messes up, media (I know again) might be at fault, although it really doesn't appear to be the case.
     
  15. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi the media I use has been used 100s of times the installations of XP / Vista / W7 all install perfectly its just 50% of all windows updates wont install , come up with errors.
    I am in the process of reinstalling W7 x64bit with new processor installed so shall see how it goes ??????????o_O
     
  16. EFA11

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    have you tried offline installation of updates. Maybe something is getting screwy during the downloads. I would think that it would verify before the installation starts though. I find it hard to believe it is hardware issue if the system is running fine before updating. More than likely some driver getting installed (optional updates perhaps), that is flaking out the system. Have you tried limiting the updates to just the important ones and leaving the rest out?

    Soon you will have a new pc. I guess that is something hehe.
     
  17. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    YIPPEE !!!!!!!!!!!!
    After fitting a replacement processor all appears good !! :clap3: :clap3:
    All updates going thru ok now no more errors !!
    What a nightmare the last few evenings have been its drove me MAD !!
    Who would have believed the CPU was in fact the rogue component what a horrible fault ?
    And yes EFA11 I had tried all offline updates as well.
    Thanks to everbody who contributed to my issue.
    regards:hug2:
     
  18. EFA11

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    wow about time huh? lol. CPU faults but seem so unusual, I almost wonder whether the CPU was bad or needed reseated. :eek:

    Care to put the old one back in and see? :kick::roflmao::wavetowel2:
     
  19. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi EFA11
    Good information but if you read earlier in the thread you will see I had tried that already !
    so result = CPU bad :biggrin:
     
  20. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i had a similar issue with a celeron 775 type.. thats why i suspected cpu.
    glad its back in business. :wheelchair: