i had to reinstall vista because of a random catastrophic crash and very recently i restored my pc to working order from a rootkit trojan with the help of _temp_ over on the hjt subforum.
the only thing i couldn't get to work is windows update. the updater installed sp1 successfully, but the 26 important updates following that refuse to install. what i get is a 100% download confirmation, then a 100% install confirmation, then an error Code 80070490 whereby none of the updates integrate. i tried installing these security updates individually and they all seem to successfully install this way except that when i go back to the list of available updates, there they are again as if nothing happened.
_temp_ suggested that this error code was caused by alcohol 120, which i have since uninstalled, but that action has not produced results. his other suggestion was that i load a system restore point, but the only ones i have in the queue are restore points from when i had a rootkit infection, therefore those are no good.
what i'd like to know is how this problem came about and if there is any other fix for it.
i found this on google, but kinda iffy on it destabilizing my os: http://blogs.msdn.com/andrekl/archive/2008...erver-2008.aspx
any pointers would be greatly appreciated, thanks!