JSI Tip 5326. Windows XP 'Failed to install catalog files' from the December 17th 2001 security update?

If you experienced the subject behavior, the catalog files failed to install because the %SystemRoot%\System32\Catroot2\Edb.log  file is corrupt.

To resolve the problem:

1. Open a CMD prompt, type del /q "%SystemRoot%\System32\Catroot2\Edb.log", and press Enter.

2. Download and install the security update from http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=34951.

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