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Security Update for Windows XP (KB873339)

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I was noticing that this one microsoft update has tried to install dozens of times and has failed constantly. what does it do? Do I need it? I have SP2 already installed.

If I do need it - how can I figure out why it is not installing?

Thanks in advance for the help. :tazz:

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When it faiuls, it should give you an error message...what is it?
Just a paragraph below the note of failure

If no error, run windows update then search for

C:\windows\windows update.log

Open it in notepad, look for the error there
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Here is the error message from the microsoft website.

Installation Failure

Error Code: 80070003
Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following resources.

For self-help options:

Windows Update Response Center
Windows Update Troubleshooter
Windows Update Newsgroups

For assisted support options:

Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for Windows Update issues)

The update log is really long so I don't know if I grabbed the relevent section or not. here is my attempt.

2005-04-03 06:52:14-0500 604 c18 title = Security Update for Windows XP (KB873339)
2005-04-03 06:52:14-0500 604 c18 dumping updateId {E45B26C2-278F-48F3-97D1-AA0FD57423D5}.100 bundling 1 updates
2005-04-03 06:52:14-0500 604 c18 bundled update No. 1 is {A69C343F-C81B-47B1-887D-5005552A51B5}.100
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 Updateci: OpenFileForScan( C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\1f9b549b31aa4bd195878a487fdb1652\update\update.exe ): failed (3)
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 Updateci: WinSEUpdateHandler::_LaunchInstaller: Failed opening C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\S-1-5-18\1f9b549b31aa4bd195878a487fdb1652\update\update.exe (3)
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 Updateci: WinSEUpdateHandler::_Inventory: Installer returned 0x3 (3)
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 DM: GenerateDownloadRequest failed with 0x80070003.
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 Error 80070003 occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls.
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 WU client persisted 1 download calls
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 c18 WU client persisted 1 download calls
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 e7c Update Download failed, error is 80070003
2005-04-03 06:52:16-0500 604 e7c Download complete for all calls
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