troubleshooting Question

Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer.

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I'm trying to run the Windows Updates on a workstation running XP Pro SP1, but I keep getting the following message:

"Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:

Click option 1: Register or reinstall the files for me now (Recommended)
Click option 2: Let me read about more steps that might be required to solve the problem."

Clicking option 1 makes out like it's doing something useful, then goes back to the Windows Update screen offering Express or Custom.  However, that screen is only on for a split second, then it goes right back to :
"Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:"

Clicking option 2 sends me to a place where I can "search for yourself".  Not any help at all.


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