HP Pavilion a520n with XP/SP2.
512 mem, 160 G HD, 17 G used
Have this machine for service prior to installing DSL.
Ran all anti-spyware, virus, etc, small problems, cleaned.
Hooked up to broadband to check Windows Updates, 8 failed to install. Downloaded, but failed.
Looked back at history and Updates had failed back from 4/19.
Reason for failure is Insufficient system resources .... with Error code: 0x800705aa
Did all the obvious, checked Page file, chkdsk, ....!
Customer has been running AOL 9a with AOL branded McAfee installed but not updated. Uninstalled the mcAfee, shut down everything as detailed in many of the Google post, and here.
Went to install Belarc Advisor and got the same System resource error.
SIW also would not install.
Went to check with PC Pitstop and ActiveX wouldn't load and Pitstop wouldn't run.
I made 6 Recovery CD's (stupid machine has DVD+RW, all I have is DVD-R CD's) and can do a wipeout if necessary but don't want to.
Any fix that doesn't show up in any searches? Checked about the top 700 on Google, none applied or worked.