unexpected problem downloading one or more components RRS feed

  • Question

  • XP SP3
    Current Comodo Internet Security Complete (2012)


        My computer has started having serious problems recently and in the course of pursuing the source of these problems i discovered that my windows has not updated in nearly 2 months. I imediatly attempted a manual update only to have it fail repeatedly over many attempts in a 3-4 day time period. At which point i fel to the last resort "automated tools" aka microsoft fixit.

    Imagine the humour i felt when running the reccomended fixit program (MicrosoftFixit.wu.Run.exe) only to recieve the error: "Fixit troubleshooting cannot continue because an error occured: We're sorry, but we encountered unexpected problem downloading one or more components and can't run the troubleshooter right now. Please try again later."

    I have repeated the process with and without many variables including /not limited to completely disabling firewall antivirus and anything else that could interfere directly with downloading and/or installing software for the last week so i am now at my very last resort .. posting in a forum!!

    How do i resolve the issue that is stopping the fixit from running properly? i have tried using other fixits to see what happens and they (apparently) worked fine. I would assume at this point the fixit problem with this one is likely directly tied to the problem i'm trying to use it to fix since other ones work and only this one (the one i probably need- go figure) fails.
    Help would be appreciated.

    Mad (unable to log on as Mad because some annoying twat hijacked my screen name)

    Saturday, December 3, 2011 4:03 AM

All replies

  • Having the same problems, and have been doing for months.

    I'm getting the same messages, and some of my updates are running close to 100 attempts to install them . . . and each one fails.

    Would love to hear of a solution to this, as Googling leads to many, many users encountering the same problem as us.

    Monday, January 2, 2012 10:40 PM
  • Sounds like it is time for a factory restore, or windows reinstall.
    Friday, January 6, 2012 7:20 PM