I've been having problems with Windows Update on XP. The notifier says i've got updates, so I clicked the shield and it tells me that Windows Download Installer 3.1 needs updating. I accepted this and it downloads, but then tells me it wasn't installed. I then navigated to the Microsoft Site and downloaded the Installer 3.1 manually, it installs and then the next time Windows Update prompts me, I have 96 updates to download. It downloads these, and when I shutdown it tells me it's installing 1 of 96, but then it powers off. Powering back on, I go round the loop again, and I can't seem to get the system to install the 96 updates, it powers off before they're completed.
Thanks, but it doesn't make any difference. The system doesn't install any of the updates (it never gets past '1 of 96'). I don't think it even does the first one, as next time reboot it says it's installing '1 of 96' again.