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Flushing Softwaredistribution On Vista

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#1 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:48 PM

Hello everyone :huh:

I've got a user over in the HJT forum who has downloaded a corrupted windows update; or rather the download was corrupted in transit. If this was an XP or earlier machine, I could flush Windows Update's cache by running DialAFix ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/160132/how-to-use-dial-a-fix-to-repair-windows-internals-problems/ ) and pushing the "Flush SoftwareDistribution" button.

D@F does not support Vista however. Anyone know how to reliably do this on Vista?

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:17 PM

The Software Distrubution folder is located in the Windows directory. Most often it's the DataStore.edb file that's corrupted. I'd suggest experimenting with it by copying the contents elsewhere and then emptying it.

Also, sometimes the System32\Catroot2 directory is also flushed when attempting this sort of fix. I'd consult the DAF wiki for more information on it - also the Lunarsoft forums are a good place to get info on it's actions.
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