I have been having trouble installing windows updates & the newer version of my security. I trawled forum after forum to look at these problems a software issue, tried to download Windows Installer 3.1 but that wouldn't install either. I just get this update or that update has failed to install. I also have Bullguard but this just tells me that "the installation has failed to install because the configuration is incorrect, reinstalling the application may solve the problem" Unfortunatley it doesn't.
The weird thing is that I downloaded a trial of Norton as I had no security & this installed no problem.
I have had help from people at Microsoft & Bullguard, tried this, done that etc. I have had checks for any Virus that might be lurking in my PC analysed & nothing shows.
After several days of thinking it to be a software problem or a deep routed virus, I tried these updates on the kids netbook & bingo all installed no problem.
So I think that its the internal working of my pc itself thats the problem not the software. I am thinking of resetting to the manufacturers settings, but if its shot at then so be it. What are the best diagnostic programmes? & if its gone to the big pc repairshop in the sky which programmes are the best for wiping the harddrive before I scrap it?
I have a Dell Inspiron thats about 4 years old.
Thanks to all.
Edited by sigs67, 10 March 2010 - 04:03 PM.