Windows 7 - Error number: 0x80248011

Asked By MichaelJohnso on 14-Nov-08 06:40 PM
I have winxp pro and I have tried the cache dump, I still get the error and
can not update windows or defender? Is there any one that has fixed this
porblem? It just started last night....

PA Bear [MS MVP] replied on 14-Nov-08 07:03 PM
Thank you for beginning a new thread.

Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
posting to this newsgroup.

You may receive an error message when you search for available updates on
the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site:

[A "cache dump" is only a preliminary step here.]

CrystalBall© sez...

Updates are not installed successfully from Windows Update, from Microsoft
Update, or by using Automatic Updates after you perform a new Windows XP
installation or you repair a Windows XP installation
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin
MichaelJohnso replied on 14-Nov-08 07:25 PM
I have micrisift Windows XP Proffessional Version 2002 service pack 3
MichaelJohnso replied on 14-Nov-08 07:36 PM
I have done the ceche dump, changed the sub folder to .old
When you try to install updates from the Windows Update Web site, from the
Microsoft Update Web site, or by using the Automatic Updates feature, you
receive a message that states that the update or the updates were not
installed successfully. However, the updates are not displayed in the Update
History part of the Web site.

You experience this problem if the following conditions are true in the
following scenarios:

Scenario 1• You try to update a computer that is running Windows XP.
• You have repaired the Windows XP installation by using the Windows XP CD.
Scenario 2• You try to update a computer that is running Windows XP.
• You have performed a new installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
• You have visited Windows Update site directly for updates and immediately
performed an update to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).

and this so far nothing has fixed the problem any other ideas?
PA Bear [MS MVP] replied on 15-Nov-08 01:29 AM
No need to quote the KB, Michael.

Have you tried Method 1 and Method 2 (if necessary) in yet?
~PA Bear
MichaelJohnso replied on 16-Nov-08 03:19 PM
Yes I just did them again and i still get the same error. I also have an
error when I reboot that says my paging file is to small but when I go into
settings advanced to change it it does not change it is stuck at 256mbs... I
also have tried to do a system restore and I also getr an error stating that
i need to restart for restore to work on this computer and I re-boot and the
same error pops up everytime...
PA Bear [MS MVP] replied on 16-Nov-08 07:25 PM
Time for Plan B:

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
( is the preferred tool to use (in
conjunction with some other utilities).  HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert.  **Post your log to,,, or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
~PA Bear