|I have an old PC which has been running windows 2000 quite happily for the past 6 years. As it is going to be moved into a test bed roll I decided to give it a fresh install, so I formated the disk and re-installed Win2000 with the PC's recovery disk. I had to download and install network drivers, as the windows did not setup the network card driver. Once installed I connected to Windows updates and ran the update, but it fails with the very first update (which is updating the update mechanism) with the following error 0X800703E3.|
After a bit of googling I downloaded SP4 (recovery disk was upto sp3) and installed that which went ok but when I try and run the updates it fails in the error.
Thinking there maybe a problem with the recovery disk I then tried reinstalling with a proper windows 2000 install CD (includes sp2). I installed the network drivers again, but when it goes to the update page it tells me it needs to be SP3 or greater so I download SP4 (froma MS download page) and install it but get the same error.
Further googling seem to suggest that the error is a bit of a generic error message.
Anybody got an suggestions??