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Unable to uninstall language pack -> Needed for SP2 RRS feed

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  • I'm running windows vista ultimate x64 sp1 and trying to install sp2. I currently a have a whole bunch of language packs installed not currently supported by sp2, so I'm trying to uninstall them. However, uninstalling them through Regional and Language settings results in error "All selected language files failed to be removed.".

    Checking the event viewer (example for Latvian Language Pack):
    CBS error 0x8000ffff reported while operating on UI Language Pack for lv-LV


    Here's the relevant snippet that points to the problem:

    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_33_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-97_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_aa3bf4d9ce57ba4147b28688be95f25d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_b0680ed3326ee3e4
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_35_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-99_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_3c70d22447aa46c74790e3c347212c29_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_1fad28657f497d6d
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_35_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-99_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_3c70d22447aa46c74790e3c347212c29_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_1fad28657f497d6d
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_36_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-100_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_9bce7465ad4d7aa2b4b3942d9f8b3bd6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_e8b5612827c89936
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_36_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-100_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_9bce7465ad4d7aa2b4b3942d9f8b3bd6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_e8b5612827c89936
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_37_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-101_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_6e39f5ccada50071c513d5f91cd461a5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_c3e4669a8ef1edb3
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_37_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-101_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_6e39f5ccada50071c513d5f91cd461a5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_c3e4669a8ef1edb3
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_38_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-102_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_36eaca9d7d1dacef702bbde30c9fd1eb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_b7d71629e0837dff
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_38_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-102_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_36eaca9d7d1dacef702bbde30c9fd1eb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_b7d71629e0837dff
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_39_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-103_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_dd8e4cbdaae009d4fa28c5539c27f5c0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_cdfd5da4aedad48f
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_39_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-103_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_dd8e4cbdaae009d4fa28c5539c27f5c0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_cdfd5da4aedad48f
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_40_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-104_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_8281158f6a2ddbda9ebea529d77e8194_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_54815a2e3fdbb9a5
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_40_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-104_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_8281158f6a2ddbda9ebea529d77e8194_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_54815a2e3fdbb9a5
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_41_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-105_lv-lv_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_c078737e72dfc38d3192ba87d28c00ca_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_3843fd3c83f04a60
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_41_for_KB937286~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.1.18000, Update: 937286-105_lv-lv_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_c078737e72dfc38d3192ba87d28c00ca_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_3843fd3c83f04a60
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-powershell-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_045e0b914af6a50f
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~de-DE~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_de-de_0ec469cfce86de2c
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~es-ES~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_es-es_b7809cacbd8bdb96
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_b7b53fc8bd64e9f1
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~fr-FR~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_5a3812abb05df1f8
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~it-IT~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_it-it_446008f2878fd776
    2009-06-13 15:57:53, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ja-JP~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_ja-jp_e68587ff7aaae951
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ko-KR~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_ko-kr_89ef64b46d1bb067
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~pt-BR~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_pt-br_b951764d2a18e790
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ru-RU~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_ru-ru_00d6577d0e69e598
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-CN~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_zh-cn_173baa36a486c403
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ar-SA~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_ar-sa_23159c48f8626011
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~bg-BG~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_bg-bg_c9557dd1e8e2b168
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~cs-CZ~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_cs-cz_745ef46cd66a8d93
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~da-DK~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_da-dk_1198d493ccb08992
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~el-GR~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_el-gr_b75a9762bd9c46ba
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~et-EE~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_et-ee_b140683cc191b825
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~fi-FI~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fi-fi_569ba159b2a5cdc0
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~he-IL~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_he-il_9e57ba4d96ccf2e6
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~hr-HR~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_hr-hr_a0746d2d95805fac
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~hu-HU~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_hu-hu_a1a892f394bdc114
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lt-LT~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_lt-lt_2dba90b55f437c04
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_lv-lv_2e87ff395ec1bcf4
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~nb-NO~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_nb-no_7281e5e94540dc23
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~nl-NL~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_nl-nl_70c13127466ce5f8
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~pl-PL~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_pl-pl_b6fd8ba92b8f53ac
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~pt-PT~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_pt-pt_ba3345b92988576c
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ro-RO~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_ro-ro_fe6e0bf10fef22c8
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~sk-SK~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_sk-sk_9ff15c2a0383d7c2
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~sl-SI~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_sl-si_9f037de2041deaa5
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~sr-LATN-CS~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_sr-..-cs_3e8cfa747d764ded
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~sv-SE~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_sv-se_9cd141f20592eff3
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~th-TH~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_th-th_41db63a4f6d7ad34
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~tr-TR~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_tr-tr_45de8c38f44ef1e4
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~uk-UA~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_uk-ua_e1be6edfeb801830
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installing Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-HK~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, InstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_zh-hk_15e6a2c4a5623693
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.6000.16386, Update: MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell, UninstallDeployment: amd64_microsoft-windows-p..oyment-languagepack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_lv-lv_2e87ff395ec1bcf4
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Error                 CSI    00000179 (F) Assembly installed and uninstalled with same reference in single transaction (id = @0x13a8d950, guid = {d16d444c-56d8-11d5-882d-0080c847b195}, ref = [107]"Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.6000.16386.MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell")
    [gle=0x80004005]
    2009-06-13 15:57:54, Error                 CSI    0000017a@2009/6/13:22:57:54.729 (F) d:\longhorn\base\wcp\servicingapi\assembly.cpp(572): Error E_UNEXPECTED originated in function Windows::ServicingAPI::CAssembly::AddUninstall expression: ((HRESULT)0x8000FFFFL)
    [gle=0x80004005]
    2009-06-13 15:58:53, Error                 CSI    0000017b (F) E_UNEXPECTED #6174088# from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction::ICSITransaction_UninstallDeployment(Flags = 0, a = Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Deployment-LanguagePack, Version = 6.0.6000.16386, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"lv-LV", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, cb = (null), s = (null), rid = [107]"Microsoft-Windows-PowerShell-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.6000.16386.MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell", disp = 0)[gle=0x8000ffff]
    2009-06-13 15:58:53, Info                  CSI    0000017c@2009/6/13:22:58:53.965 CSI Transaction @0x7efc440 destroyed
    2009-06-13 15:58:53, Info                  CBS    WER: Generating failure report for package: Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.6000.16386, status: 0x8000ffff, failure source: Execute, start state: 7, target state: 0
    2009-06-13 15:59:35, Info                  CBS    Exec: Processing complete.  Session: 30010489:610021280, Package: Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~lv-LV~6.0.6000.16386, hr: 0x8000ffff
    2009-06-13 15:59:35, Info                  CBS    Restored system sleep block state: 0x80000000
    2009-06-13 15:59:35, Info                  CBS    Session: 30010489:610021280 finalized.  Reboot required: no
    2009-06-13 16:00:56, Info                  CBS    Scavenge: Package store indicates there is no component to scavenge, skipping.



    I am quite confused why it's complaining about windows powershell - it's not installed, and actually, I've never been able to successfully install it.
    • Edited by nsx241 Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:46 PM
    Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:15 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    Before going any further, please make sure that we have logged Windows with the administrator account, which will provide us enough privilege to uninstall Microsoft package.

     

    Disable any anti-virus application or firewall on the computer temporarily.

     

    Refer to the following KB article to install the hotfix.

    A hotfix is available to reinstall a corrupted language pack and to resolve the problems that are caused by a corrupted language pack on a Windows Vista-based computer

    http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=947506

     

    Prepare the Clean Boot Environment

    1. Click the Start Pearl, in the Start Search bar, copy and paste "msconfig" (without quotation marks) and press the Enter key to start System Configuration Utility. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray).

    3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable all".

    4. Click OK.

       5. Test the issue again.
     

    Run the System File Checker

    1. Click Start button, copy and paste "cmd" (without the quotation marks); in the above Programs list, right-click the cmd icon and select Run as administrator.

    2. In the Command window, type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

    NOTE: You may be prompted for your Windows vista CD-ROM. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then click Retry.

    3. After the scan has completed, remove the Windows Vista CD-ROM from the disc drive and then restart your computer.

     

    If all the above steps do not work, I suggest you submitting a Windows Update service request to Microsoft. Unlimited installation and compatibility support is available at no charge.

    Windows update

    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

     

    Good Luck!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:51 AM
    Monday, June 15, 2009 6:16 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

     

    Before going any further, please make sure that we have logged Windows with the administrator account, which will provide us enough privilege to uninstall Microsoft package.

     

    Disable any anti-virus application or firewall on the computer temporarily.

     

    Refer to the following KB article to install the hotfix.

    A hotfix is available to reinstall a corrupted language pack and to resolve the problems that are caused by a corrupted language pack on a Windows Vista-based computer

    http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=947506

     

    Prepare the Clean Boot Environment

    1. Click the Start Pearl, in the Start Search bar, copy and paste "msconfig" (without quotation marks) and press the Enter key to start System Configuration Utility. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray).

    3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable all".

    4. Click OK.

       5. Test the issue again.
     

    Run the System File Checker

    1. Click Start button, copy and paste "cmd" (without the quotation marks); in the above Programs list, right-click the cmd icon and select Run as administrator.

    2. In the Command window, type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

    NOTE: You may be prompted for your Windows vista CD-ROM. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then click Retry.

    3. After the scan has completed, remove the Windows Vista CD-ROM from the disc drive and then restart your computer.

     

    If all the above steps do not work, I suggest you submitting a Windows Update service request to Microsoft. Unlimited installation and compatibility support is available at no charge.

    Windows update

    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

     

    Good Luck!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:51 AM
    Monday, June 15, 2009 6:16 AM
  • Here is the fix I just used from MS (italics my words). Create a system restore before starting.

    REGEDIT
    Navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, STSTEM, CurrentControlSet, Control, MUI, UILanguages.
    Delete all the Languages you do not need.
    Go back to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, STSTEM,
    Check every
    ControlSet001 to 0023 U
    nder

    Control, MUI, UILanguages.
    for any Languages that may be installed and not required. 
    Reboot your machine then check under Control panel, Regional and Language options, keyboards and languages tab,Install/Uninstall Languages button, Remove Languages button and confirm all the languages not required have been deleted.
    It has worked for me.
    Monday, June 29, 2009 6:01 PM
  • Same error on x32 Ultimate.
    SP2 is released for all languages but will not install (reverts to SP1 after step 3/3).
    I wanted to delete the language packs to eliminate possible causes of problem, but it failed with error 0x8000ffff.
    I even tried to delete only one language, uk-ua, tr-tr, or th-th one by one, same error.

    BRPJ, your solution is all dandy, but it won't get rid of the 20+GB taken by the language packs.
    But maybe I won't have any other choice. I'll try Andy's solution in the mean time and will report on my findings.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________
    My CBS log:

    2009-07-02 23:28:08, Error                 CSI    000000ef (F) Assembly installed and uninstalled with same reference in single transaction (id = @0x21460b0, guid = {d16d444c-56d8-11d5-882d-0080c847b195}, ref = [80]"Package_3_for_KB948465~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~th-TH~6.0.1.18005.948465-4_th-th_GDR")
    [gle=0x80004005]

    2009-07-02 23:28:08, Error                 CSI    000000f0@2009/7/3:06:28:08.411 (F) d:\longhorn\base\wcp\servicingapi\assembly.cpp(572): Error E_UNEXPECTED originated in function Windows::ServicingAPI::CAssembly::AddUninstall expression: ((HRESULT)0x8000FFFFL)
    [gle=0x80004005]

    2009-07-02 23:29:31, Error                 CSI    000000f1 (F) E_UNEXPECTED #2223250# from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction::ICSITransaction_UninstallDeployment(Flags = 0, a = f748ee644a420f0f850e37ed2a109dc6, Version = 6.0.6002.18005, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, cb = (null), s = (null), rid = [80]"Package_3_for_KB948465~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~th-TH~6.0.1.18005.948465-4_th-th_GDR", disp = 0)[gle=0x8000ffff]

    2009-07-02 23:29:31, Info                  CSI    000000f2@2009/7/3:06:29:31.382 CSI Transaction @0xf8fb940 destroyed

    2009-07-02 23:29:31, Info                  CBS    WER: Generating failure report for package: Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~th-TH~6.0.6000.16386, status: 0x8000ffff, failure source: Execute, start state: 7, target state: 0

    2009-07-02 23:30:57, Info                  CBS    Exec: Processing complete.  Session: 30014369:2688983085, Package: Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~th-TH~6.0.6000.16386, hr: 0x8000ffff

    2009-07-02 23:30:57, Info                  CBS    Exec: End: nested restore point - complete.
    2009-07-02 23:30:57, Info                  CBS    Restored system sleep block state: 0x80000000
    2009-07-02 23:30:57, Info                  CBS    Session: 30014369:2688983085 finalized.  Reboot required: no
    2009-07-02 23:36:35, Info                  CBS    Scavenge: Package store indicates there is no component to scavenge, skipping.

     

    Update 07/03 4:10AM - FAILURE!!!

    I tried Andy's solution by the book: Disable BitDefender Antivirus 2009 and all non essential startup apps (like AnyDVD HD and NetDrive), run KB947506, sysconfig and system file system checker (which took 2 hours and said it found corrupted files that it was able to fix, about 10,000 lines in the CBS log.)

    I then tried to uninstall the Thai language pack, exact same error. I am now escalating with Windows Update support.

    Friday, July 3, 2009 8:10 AM
  • Did you ever find the solution?
    I am having the same or a very simular problem.
    Saturday, August 15, 2009 9:57 PM