Error Code 80240016

  cink2 17:56 21 Jul 08

Hi anyone come across this error code and more importantly how to resolve as i am unable to download updates for windows since May. Microsoft doesnt offer any solutions, googled it and people with similar problems but no solutions.

Running Vista home prem.

Simple answer would be appreciated!!

  aine 19:53 21 Jul 08

I dont know what it means but I googled it. A suggested solution was type in SFC/scannow and updates should work

  cink2 12:06 22 Jul 08

Thanks i have tried that once but didnt work, however will give it another go

  johndrew 14:17 22 Jul 08

Not quite sure what didn`t work `SFC /scannow` or the repair itself.

Remember when you type `SFC /scannow` there is a space as I have typed it not as shown by aine.

  johndrew 14:23 22 Jul 08

You may also find click here this of use.

  cink2 17:32 22 Jul 08

Hi Thanks johndrew just tried this again when i typed in and hit ok the box flashed up and disappeared in a split second so i cannot continue with repair or whatever option tried this several times............any suggestions

would going to system restore to earlier date help?

  birdface 18:42 22 Jul 08

If you have Windows Defender try switching it off and then try running your updates.Have you tried turning automatic updates off.and trying to install them manually.If it shows any updates ,update them one at a time.

  johndrew 09:43 23 Jul 08

`would going to system restore to earlier date help?`

If you know of a time it was `good` you could go back to it. If it fails to work you can always undo the Restore.

  DippyGirl 14:35 23 Jul 08

Have you posted it to click here

  cink2 16:36 29 Sep 08

Hi again if anyone revisits this problem has resolved itself strangely once i installed spyware doctor to remove some trojans then suddenly i could download all updates from end of april........!!! bizarre

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