Catalog Database Corruption in Microsoft Windows

By TS | Thomas · 12 replies
Apr 16, 2003
  1. Catalog Database Corruption in Windows

    This update resolves issues associated with the catalog database Windows uses to ensure the integrity of installed binaries. Update 817287 allows the database to repair itself if corruption occurs. This update also improves performance of the catalog database & anything using Microsoft Cryptographic Services NT Service (CryptSvc.dll), including Microsoft Windows Media Player, & Microsoft Media. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

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  2. Snead

    Snead TS Rookie

    When I tried to install this update, I got this message;

    "No Updates Were Installed

    The following items failed to install. To try installing them again, click Review and install updates, and then click Install Now again.

    Q817287: Critical Update (Catalog Database Corruption in Microsoft Windows)"

    I never had a problem before trying to install this update. I don't know how to correct this problem and could not find an answer in Microsoft's Knowledge Base.

  3. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    If you open C:\WUTemp, the update will still be in there if the installation was failed. Open it and install manually and you should be fine. Windows Update normally deletes all updates downloaded after install, failed ones will remain. Good Luck :grinthumb !
  4. Snead

    Snead TS Rookie

    Thanks for the response timmoore,
    I looked in c:\WUTemp but nothing was there. I tried to update again and got the error message "Q817287: Critical Update (Catalog Database Corruption in Microsoft Windows)" checked the database and it shows Q817287 was succesfully install and then there are several listing showing it Failed to install. I don't know if I can make correction in the data base of rebuild it.

    I'll try MS Knowledge base again but I never seem to get any where there, I do better on Google!

  5. Have the same problem.

    Would appreciate if someone could tell how to solve it.

    I have the problem not only with this update but also with another one.

  6. Same problem 814995/814033/817287

    I seem to be having the problem for the last 2 weeks. These particular updates seem to be failing. When I go the View Installtion History it say "Failed to Download". Though when I Downloaded the particular file, it give me Cryptograhic error. "Setup could not fing the integrity of the file Update.inf". However the Cryptograhich services are running. Netstop Cryptsvcs does not work, neither does renaming Catroot. I check the Xpspchk. Checked activation of XP. Everything is fine. Anybody with insight into this particular issues, do help. Thanks in Advance.
  7. Sarge

    Sarge TS Rookie

    Why is there no Security Bulliten for Q187287 (or if there is, why does searching TechNet and Microsoft for "Q187287" return nothing relevent?) Did those trained monkeys who run Microsod screw up? Again? I think so.
  8. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,319

  9. Sarge

    Sarge TS Rookie

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  10. TS | Thomas

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  11. Windows Update failure

    Does anyone know of a place to get update Q817287 WITHOUT going through Windows Update (the update is needed to make update work, a catch-22)?
    I am unable to install any updates via Windows Update. This problem only started occurring last night (8-16-2003); I previously installed many updates with no problem. In fact, I thought I had NEVER had the problem, but upon viewing the Windows Update installation history, I find that previous attempts to install XP service pack 1 failed.
    Since I purchased OEM Windows XP Professional from Fry’s Electronics at the same time I bought all the stuff to build my computer, I am (I just learned) ineligible for support from Microsoft
    After searching the Microsoft web site and the Internet for information about this problem, today I managed to install SP1a without going through Windows Update.
    The suggested solutions that I have already attempted are as follows (none were successful):
    I downloaded and ran the blaster-worm remover, fixblast.exe, from Symantec; it found NO blaster worm on my computer.
    I ran Norton WinDoctor and, according to it, have no problems.
    I disabled my Norton Antivirus.
    I performed:
    net stop cryptsvc
    rename %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 oldcatroot
    net start cryptsvc
    net start cryptsvc
    regsvr32 softpub.dll
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll
    regsvr32 initpki.dll
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll
    regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
    regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
    I ran gpedit.msc to allow end users to select trusted publishers, only to find a “no software restriction policies defined” message.
    I changed my IE settings to enable install-on-demand and to accept all cookies.
    I tried, UNSUCCESSFULLY, to find Q817287 for download without going through Windows Update.
  12. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,319

    When you load windowsupdate you can add a link to the "Windows update catalog" via the "Personalize windowsupdate" link. Do so, then click on that new link. You'll need to just select your OS as XP SP1, update type -> Critical Updates and Service Packs, contains these words -> catalog. That'll bring it up.
  13. Shrew

    Shrew TS Rookie

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