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cmd.exe is in use by another application


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#1 lewminous

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:00 PM

Hello. I am also trying to update my computer. Our computer had been very sluggish for a very long time, so my mom decided to do a system recovery on it. All of the programs are on the computer still but aren't accessible because from what I gather we have to reinstall the updates on the computer. When I try to install the udpates While "performing inventory check" I get the following message everytime: the file c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe is open or in use by another application. I have no idea what could be the issue because I have nothing else on at the time. Anyone? Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:59 PM

Hi, Lewminous :thumbsup:.

Rather than tag onto this post, which is really about updating critical updates to XP...I suggest that you just start a new post about your situation.

In that post, it will help a great deal if you tell us:

a. Manufacturer and model of the system.

b. Procedures used to do the recovery.

c. Current SP level on the system.

I believe that your issue is one with WinUpdate and from what I see...it's probably going to take some digging to figure out what is happening and why.

Louis

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:53 PM

Ok will do. Thanks. As you can see I just discovered this place yesterday. I'll have to wait til I get home to post the info.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:46 PM

No problem, we will be here :thumbsup:. Thanks!

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