Miktex Update Error Windows 7, API error 87

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joram asd
2011-04-04
2012-10-17
  • joram asd
    joram asd
    2011-04-04

    hello.
    every time I try to update miktex 2.9 on windows 7 64 bit, the installation
    cancels after some minutes of slow speed downloading packages.

    here is the log:

    MiKTeX Update Wizard Report

    Version: 2.9.3868
    Date: Monday, April 04, 2011
    Time: 17:32:05
    downloading http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/miktex-
    zzdb2-2.9.tar.lzma...

    537731 bytes, 33.95 KB/Sec
    updating package definition directory ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX
    2.9\tpm\packages")...
    installed 104 package definition files
    visiting repository http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/.
    ..

    repository type: remote package repository
    loading lightweight database...
    downloading http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/miktex-
    zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma...

    108814 bytes, 30.40 KB/Sec
    starting package maintenance...
    installation directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9"
    package repository: [http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/]
    (http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/)
    lightweight database digest: 92bae9486d377a62301f73b50c74cea7
    going to download 62561931 bytes
    going to install 1387 file(s) (36 package(s))
    going to remove 49 file(s) (1 package(s))
    unregistering C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-core-
    PS.dll
    unregistering C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-core.dll
    unregistering C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209
    -packagemanager-PS.dll
    unregistering C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX
    2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-packagemanager.dll
    downloading http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/fontspec.
    tar.lzma...

    2958562 bytes, 13.05 KB/Sec
    extracting files from fontspec.tar.lzma...
    downloading http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/hyperref.
    tar.lzma...

    3335773 bytes, 13.98 KB/Sec
    extracting files from hyperref.tar.lzma...
    downloading http://ctan.larsko.net/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/hyph-
    utf8.tar.lzma...

    1838222 bytes, 8.79 KB/Sec
    extracting files from hyph-utf8.tar.lzma...

    Error: Windows API error 87: Falscher Parameter.

    I couldn't find any answer to that problem. without the updates I can not run
    miktex for my latex compilation, as it tries to load packages and then fails.
    please give some advice.

     
  • Sandra Doelken
    Sandra Doelken
    2011-06-10

    I've been trying to get packages these last 2 weeks and get the same errors -
    does anyone know what to do? I'm virtually unable to work with latex at the
    moment...

    Please Help!

     
  • adamstuart07
    adamstuart07
    2012-03-16

    have Windows 7 Home Premium x86. While trying to update windows I am able to
    install all of the updates except one.

    I am unable to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1. It gives me an error message
    "Error Code: 800B0100"

    I searched in the Microsoft Site and it to told me to download Windows Update
    Readiness Tool which will rectify the error as 1 particular program is not
    registered properly. I did that and it updated by installing one particular
    update. The website said to run windows update again and the problem should be
    resolved but I still get the same error and it is not getting resolved.

    Can anyone help please? How do I get rid of this error and install the update.
    TIA

     
  • adamstuart07
    adamstuart07
    2012-03-16

    have Windows 7 Home Premium x86. While trying to update windows I am able to
    install all of the updates except one. I am unable to install Windows 7
    Service Pack 1. It gives me an error message "Error Code: 800B0100" I searched
    in the Microsoft Site and it to told me to download Windows Update Readiness
    Tool which will rectify the error as 1 particular program is not registered
    properly. I did that and it updated by installing one particular update. The
    website said to run windows update again and the problem should be resolved
    but I still get the same error and it is not getting resolved. Can anyone help
    please? How do I get rid of this error and install the update. TIA

    Updates To Windows 7
    || Microsoft service support