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80070490 error, Updates keep failing

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#1 Diegno


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:09 AM

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on an Acer laptop. The problem constantly causes 2 updates in particular to fail (KB961501 & KB970238) with the error code 80070490. From what I've read, I must have a corrupt CBS manifest and I need to run a Repair Install with the original Vista CD/DVD, but I don't have it. My D: drive is almost completely empty (0.1gb used), so I don't think the recovery partition is there. (I can't be sure)
Steps I've taken so far include System Restore, Windows System Update Readiness Tool (the log reported no errors) and using an ISO of the Vista "Repair" CD to preform a Startup Repair during which I received this message:
"Startup repair could not detect a problem. If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer.If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance." I also ran the hardware check on the recovery CD, which found no errors.
I'm not the original owner of the laptop. Is there anything short of replacing the original OS disk, or buying a new one, that can be done to fix this issue? Would WAIK be helpful?
Any help is appreciated.

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