Re: Windows update Error number: 0x8007007E
- From: "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 19:23:58 -0500
"Mike C" <MikeC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thanks for the suggestion. I downloaded and reinstalled Window's installer
> 3.1 but received the same error (after rebooting to be safe).
> "thigley986" wrote:
>> Error 0x8007007E means that the specified module could not be found.
>> Which module it is looking for is anyone's guess. What I would try to
>> do is make sure you've done a cold reboot and try reinstalling Windows
>> Installer 3.1
You could also try running FileMon in case it would help detect the
Tip: if you try to use a filter to reduce the output make sure that you include
enough pattern to include your log. You can use the writes to it (e.g. matching
the length of the write with the length of the records in the log) to give you
some context. Hence rather than try to read the whole trace all you need
to do is find where the log record about the error code was written and then
look backwards for possible problems.
Supposedly you can also invoke verbose mode for the log
but so far I haven't seen it produce anything as useful as the FileMon trace.
<title>KB902093 - How to read the Windowsupdate.log file</title>
BTW in case this diagnostic fails to find anything interesting note that
it is always possible that the error code is bogus and indicating some
other unexpected condition (such as a permissions problem) which
could even be associated with a registry entry instead of a file.
For that reason it may also be a good idea to have a RegMon trace
running concurrently. For that case it is even more useful to have
the writes of the log messages to give context and in this case
what I suggest is making sure that both tools have both the
Clock Time and Show Milleseconds options checked so you can
match their respective contexts by the timestamps.
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