no windows update

  Ozy 13:59 01 Sep 08
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ie7 works normally, i can get on any site.
i have tried by ethernet cable, and by wireless.
since installing xp3 i cannot get on to the windows update site.
i get connecting on the blue bar at the top,
nothng accross the bottom, and a white screen
that stays indefinately

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:03 01 Sep 08

check your firewall isn't blocking the address

  ambra4 14:31 01 Sep 08

Download this program Dial-a-fix v0.60.0.24

click here

Unzip and Double Click on the exe file

Click the green tick button click GO

  Ozy 22:43 01 Sep 08

i turned of my firewall, downloaded dial-a fix,
and installed it ticked the green button,
clicked go, brought up windows update on screen,
still the same as i said above

  Ozy 13:52 03 Sep 08

after trying dial-a-fix again,i now get onto windows update, but if i click custom or express
i get a message telling me to click tools,
internet options,security, custom,and tick
user data persistence, it is already ticked.
also an error number 0x800a0046.
i have been on the internet and tried many solutions,one of them 129 letters and numbers long
i still cannot get on update,
have tried to uninstall xp sp3, it wll not let me
it says it cannot find the program

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:05 03 Sep 08

Set the Security Descriptor
1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
2. Type sc sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU), and then press ENTER.

You will receive a "Success" message.
3. Type Exit to close the command prompt.
4. Try Windows Update again.

from click here;en-us;883821

  Ozy 15:26 03 Sep 08

method 1 (the long sequence)got success/failed
method 2 type secpol.msc /run said, cannot find
secpol.msc/failed
method 3 type services.msc/failed
should i gve up trying?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:46 03 Sep 08

Type

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

then try services.msc again

  Ozy 11:51 04 Sep 08

you did it! i ran sfc scannow, and services.msc
i can now get on the windows update site,
and automatic updates is working as well.
thank you

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:16 04 Sep 08

Glad its sorted, please tick as resolved.

:0)

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