Installing Vista SP2 error: One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing

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Installing Vista SP2 error: One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing

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Hello,

Hope someone can offer some advice besides clean install.

Everything is prepared for this last step if need be but, would like to explore any alternatives first. 

When I try to install SP2 I get this message "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"

My computer is a Dell Studio 1737 laptop came with Vista Premium 64bit OS. Recieved it 3 months ago.

 

Last week I got a blue screen while making a rescue disk (I know, it's ironic), computer was slow so I tried to do system restore. It would not work(I actually installed SP2 at this time, no problems). Searched for solution, only thing I could find was to re-install OS, repair (upgrade) mode.

 Found some info on VLite (didn't know it wasn't accepted by MS). Did the repair install with VLite, added updates and drivers, only took out some of the large language files. Loaded and ran fine, ran all of windows updates. When I tried to install SP2 I got the "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing". Searched for solutions, found the MS 'this may be due to VLite installation' only resolution is to re-install with OEM disk.

So that's what I did, re-installed (Repair - Upgrade), again. Loaded and ran fine, ran all of windows updates. When I tried to install SP2 I got the "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing" - AGAIN.

I have:

-tried multiple times

-uninstalled VLite(of coarse)

-Disabled ant-virus, Norton 360

-Downloaded the standalone KB948465-X64

-ensured KB955430, and all updates were installed

-Ran 'reset windows update components'

-Re-installed 'Windows updater'

-Searched MS forum and website for help, can't find anything on the 'missing components' message

-Ran 'System readiness tool' KB947821

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Checking System Update Readiness.

Binary Version 6.0.6001.22375

Package Version 5.0

2009-06-02 23:00

Checking Deployment Packages

Checking Package Manifests and catalogs.

Checking package watchlist.

Checking component watchlist.

Checking packages.

Checking component store

Summary:

Seconds executed: 1815

 No errors detected

 

Still won't install.

Can anyone give a suggestion or somewhere to look for this problem. I have searched the MS site but, haven't found any details on this error message.

Other than this issue the computer is running great.

 

Thanks for any help,

Regards,

Dave

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Inspiron 530s, Intel Core2 E7200, 6 GB DDR2 800MHz, 500GB SATA II 7200RPM, 22" Widescreen LCD w/2 MP Webcam,Radeon HD4650, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit,  eSATA port 

Studio Laptop 1737, Intel Core2 Duo T6400 800MHz , 4GB DDR2 memory 800MHz, Intel X25-V 40GB SSD, 320GB SATA II,17" WXGA w/2.0-megl webcam, Facial recognition, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Vista Premium 64-bit,  eSATA port,  9-cell battery 
External HDD: A.C.Ryan w/500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 7200RPM w/eSATA, WD My Book 500GB 7200RPM w/USB
Custom Rig, i5-750, Gigabyte UD4P, Intel X25M 120GB SSD, 8GB Corsair Venegance CL8, XFX HD 5770, Corsair HX 650 PSU, 1TB and 500GB HDDs. Win7 Ultimate 64bit.
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  • Update,

    Just got a reply from MS.

    "Go to regedit and delete:   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\vLite " then "Install SP2"

    Success, SP2 installed.

    MS does not like VLite. If you have it on your computer you will need to 'uninstall VLite' then go to regedit and delete the above key, delete the entire folder.

    If SP2 see's this in your registry then it will not install.

     "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"

    Translation: "We do not like what we see on your computer"

    If anybody has used Vlite to slipstream a Vista installation and can't get SP2 to install, uninstall VLite and use regedit to remove the VLite Hkey solution and let us know if you can then install SP2. It might not be neccessary to re-repair (upgrade mode) from the OEM disk.

    Good luck with your SP2 install,

    Dave

     

    _______________________________

    Inspiron 530s, Intel Core2 E7200, 6 GB DDR2 800MHz, 500GB SATA II 7200RPM, 22" Widescreen LCD w/2 MP Webcam,Radeon HD4650, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit,  eSATA port 

    Studio Laptop 1737, Intel Core2 Duo T6400 800MHz , 4GB DDR2 memory 800MHz, Intel X25-V 40GB SSD, 320GB SATA II,17" WXGA w/2.0-megl webcam, Facial recognition, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Vista Premium 64-bit,  eSATA port,  9-cell battery 
    External HDD: A.C.Ryan w/500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 7200RPM w/eSATA, WD My Book 500GB 7200RPM w/USB
    Custom Rig, i5-750, Gigabyte UD4P, Intel X25M 120GB SSD, 8GB Corsair Venegance CL8, XFX HD 5770, Corsair HX 650 PSU, 1TB and 500GB HDDs. Win7 Ultimate 64bit.
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  • Update,

    Just got a reply from MS.

    "Go to regedit and delete:   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\vLite " then "Install SP2"

    Success, SP2 installed.

    MS does not like VLite. If you have it on your computer you will need to 'uninstall VLite' then go to regedit and delete the above key, delete the entire folder.

    If SP2 see's this in your registry then it will not install.

     "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"

    Translation: "We do not like what we see on your computer"

    If anybody has used Vlite to slipstream a Vista installation and can't get SP2 to install, uninstall VLite and use regedit to remove the VLite Hkey solution and let us know if you can then install SP2. It might not be neccessary to re-repair (upgrade mode) from the OEM disk.

    Good luck with your SP2 install,

    Dave

     

    _______________________________

    Inspiron 530s, Intel Core2 E7200, 6 GB DDR2 800MHz, 500GB SATA II 7200RPM, 22" Widescreen LCD w/2 MP Webcam,Radeon HD4650, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit,  eSATA port 

    Studio Laptop 1737, Intel Core2 Duo T6400 800MHz , 4GB DDR2 memory 800MHz, Intel X25-V 40GB SSD, 320GB SATA II,17" WXGA w/2.0-megl webcam, Facial recognition, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Vista Premium 64-bit,  eSATA port,  9-cell battery 
    External HDD: A.C.Ryan w/500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 7200RPM w/eSATA, WD My Book 500GB 7200RPM w/USB
    Custom Rig, i5-750, Gigabyte UD4P, Intel X25M 120GB SSD, 8GB Corsair Venegance CL8, XFX HD 5770, Corsair HX 650 PSU, 1TB and 500GB HDDs. Win7 Ultimate 64bit.
  • I can't find V/Lite. I've tried installing Vista SP2 for the past month and have followed advice from a number of forums. When I go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE tIhen I am given options including SOFTWARE. When I click on SOFTWARE a long list of various software companies installed is given. Where would VLite be? I've looked but can't find it. Perhaps it is gone already?

  • Comedyfarm,

    You posted in a thread that's more than a year old!

    Do you even know that v/lite has anything to do with your problem? Have you tried Microsoft's FREE support for security updates? I've used their support twice for update problems and it was excellent.  You can either do live phone call or email.

    Ron

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • You're Welcome,

     

    Glad it helped you, I spent a couple weeks searching and finally went directly to MS to get that solution, it wasn't easy to get it from them either.

    _______________________________

    Inspiron 530s, Intel Core2 E7200, 6 GB DDR2 800MHz, 500GB SATA II 7200RPM, 22" Widescreen LCD w/2 MP Webcam,Radeon HD4650, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit,  eSATA port 

    Studio Laptop 1737, Intel Core2 Duo T6400 800MHz , 4GB DDR2 memory 800MHz, Intel X25-V 40GB SSD, 320GB SATA II,17" WXGA w/2.0-megl webcam, Facial recognition, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Vista Premium 64-bit,  eSATA port,  9-cell battery 
    External HDD: A.C.Ryan w/500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 7200RPM w/eSATA, WD My Book 500GB 7200RPM w/USB
    Custom Rig, i5-750, Gigabyte UD4P, Intel X25M 120GB SSD, 8GB Corsair Venegance CL8, XFX HD 5770, Corsair HX 650 PSU, 1TB and 500GB HDDs. Win7 Ultimate 64bit.