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Windows 7 update error 80070002, "usual" rescue options not working.

Question: Windows 7 update error 80070002, "usual" rescue options not working.

Dear Forum,

the windows update service on my laptop only returns error 80070002. It seems to be a common problem for a lot of people, however most of the standard steps to take do not seem to work for my machine.

CHKDSK is ok.

sfc /scannow however refuses to work. Even with admin privileges, it says that "resource protection" wont allow it to run. If started from windows recovery mode, sfc claims that there is another operation pending and a reboot is needed, first. Needless to say, this other operation is stuck in limbo.

All other methods of manually deleting/reseting the update logs, including the .bat from this website, have failed.

Even returning to a system restore point brought no change.

The last known update to work was for net framework.

I'm not sure where to go from here since i figure my attempts might have already made the situation worse.

Had to use a third party filesharing provider:

Logs.zip

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 update error 80070002, "usual" rescue options not working.

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Answer: Windows 7 update error 80070002, "usual" rescue options not working.

Please post the requested files anyhow.

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I have 2 Dell 780's that I would like to reset to factory using the Dell Recovery partition.  These are Windows 7 64bit Pro machines.  The units have 3 partitions, diagnostics, recovery and OS.  I have followed instructions to start the recovery process and can successfully get the units to boot to the standard windows restore options page, but the expected last item "Dell Factory..." is not present.www.dell.com/.../how-to-restore-your-windows-7-computer-to-factory-settingsI do not see Dell Backup and Recovery installed.www.dell.com/.../DriversDetailsThere is nothing on the C:\ partition I wish to retain and want to do a clean (re)install, ideally on a formatted drive.  I would like to keep the recovery partition functionality intact so this can be done again.  I rather not do an upgrade where I get left with a windows.old folder and other unused folders in the root directory.Related:1 - I think I read somewhere that recovery can only be done once.  Is this correct?2 - Does recovery also include the Cyberlink software?3 - From where is the System Recovery tools run?Also have seen this:  en.community.dell.com/.../20141229

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Windows continually fails to update this module:
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664) -I have retried over and over, it continues to fail.
Error in windows update is:
Error: "WindowsUpdate_00003701" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"
So far there has been no solution provided.

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I've installed Build 10041 and upgrade to 10049 three times now, each time I was able to do a search for Windows Update or Sound which would show me the correct results but this time, I'm not getting the right results. In the past I would do a Reset and the search results were fine but this time I did an install.

Search examples:
< "Windows Update"
> The Windows Update app would appear in the search results.

< "Sound"
> The Sound app would appear in the search results.
Plz let me know if you have any ideas on how to fix this and/or where I can find the executables.

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Hello.

Hope someone can assist me with the issue I am having in windows 10 Pro.

A few days ago my system Automatically updated to Windows Pro v1511 (OS Build 10586.14)... all went well and seemed to be OK.

Now to my Problem...

When I now go to check for updates it does its checking for updates thing then installs any available update but once it has completed this and I click on "Advanced Options/View Update History" in that all I get is a blank page and all it says is no updates have been installed yet....

But I know that it has installed windows defender updates? because I have seen it download them and complete the updates?

I have tried the reset (windows update .bat) file floating around on the forum, but all that does is clear everything and still no updates are showing in the list when I go to "Advanced Options/View Update History"...

Can anyone please help me get that all back to normal....

This has only been an issue since this update to Windows Pro v1511 (OS Build 10586.14)..

How do I know that the updates in Defender or anything else for that matter are actually installing.. seeing that they are not being listed in the "View Update History" list...

Is anyone else having this issue and if so any assistance on how to fix this will be appreciated...

cheers

Answer:Windows Update - "Advanced Options/View Update History" Problem

Hello kokakola,

You might see if resetting Windows Update may show the history of what you install afterwards.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hello.

Hope someone can assist me with the issue I am having in windows 10 Pro.

A few days ago my system Automatically updated to Windows Pro v1511 (OS Build 10586.14)... all went well and seemed to be OK.

Now to my Problem...

When I now go to check for updates it does its checking for updates thing then installs any available update but once it has completed this and I click on "Advanced Options/View Update History" in that all I get is a blank page and all it says is no updates have been installed yet....

But I know that it has installed windows defender updates? because I have seen it download them and complete the updates?

I have tried the reset (windows update .bat) file floating around on the forum, but all that does is clear everything and still no updates are showing in the list when I go to "Advanced Options/View Update History"...

Can anyone please help me get that all back to normal....

This has only been an issue since this update to Windows Pro v1511 (OS Build 10586.14)..

How do I know that the updates in Defender or anything else for that matter are actually installing.. seeing that they are not being listed in the "View Update History" list...

Is anyone else having this issue and if so any assistance on how to fix this will be appreciated...

cheers

Answer:Windows Update - "Advanced Options/View Update History" Problem

Hello kokakola,

You might see if resetting Windows Update may show the history of what you install afterwards.

Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10

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I have had the Ad Watch bug and get the "create an association in the Folder Options" error message when trying to open a program. Nothing will open and all exe.and lnk. files are missing from Folder Options. When I try to create new exe. files and new lnk files, the "apply" button is not highlighted so it will not save. I can make other changes and the button is there but it still won't save the exe changes. I am at my wits end. I have been on most forums looking for the answer. Please help.
 

Answer:"Apply" button not working in "Folder Options"

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To anyone that can help me out:

I purchased a windows anytime upgrade key and upgraded my system from windows 7 home premiuim to windows 7 ultimate now when my windows tries to update I get this: (See image titled "message")



To bring you up to speed as to what I've done so far:
I ran sfc\scannow and no errors were found
I downloaded the hotfixes and apllied them and still could not update
I tried to do a system restore to the point before I upgraded, but I could not perform one because all of my previous attempts to update windows automatically creates a system restore and all the restore points were within a 24 hour period
I installed a system update readiness tool as per "windows help and support" dialogue box

To see the updates that did not install, refer to the image titled "update"

Really, I feel like I've done my homework and I've exhausted my efforts as to how to fix this problem. I'm currently going to school for computers and so I really like to apply what I learn in real world situations, but this one has got me stumped!

I'm also attaching my checksur.log I don't understand it now and it looks like a foreign language to me, but as I progress through my information systems degree I hope one day I can become a techsupport forum partner.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance,

Techstudent36

HERE IS MY CHECKSUR.LOG


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Checking System Update Read... Read more

Answer:windows update error code "WindowsUpdate_80073712" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

Hi have you tried running a start up repair An update is not installed successfully when you try to install the update in Windows Vista and Windows 7

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I'm trying under "Windows Update" to click on "check for updates" however when I do that I get message
"windows update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controlled by your system administrator"
I am the admin on the PC however this PC points to a In-office "WSUS server" to normally get its update
Is there a work around to this that I could add to my local group policy or registry?
I have been under Group Policy Object Editor -->Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates -->
Windows Components --> Windows Update
but seen nothing that would allow to override this error
Any suggestion(s) would be most appreciated
JMurphNE

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Hi all

I just bought this computer a year ago and it has caused me a bit of trouble.

When i turn the computer on , the fans come on , but nothing appears on the screen it says "no signal" and theres no usual "beep" sound that i use to hear on my computer when it turns on. PLZ HELP! I'm pretty sure theres something wrong with the motherboard or my processor.

this is my computers specs:

Asus P5LD2-Se Motherboard
1 Gig DDR PC2-5300
ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro Graphics Card
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00 GHZ Processor
PSU @ 250 volts

Plz help , Thanks a million!
 

Answer:Computer fans working but no usual "beep" when turning on PC

It's time to take it in to a repair shop and let them fix it... It could be a bad motherboard or something simpler
 

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windows update error "WindowsUpdate_80070BC9" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"
I am using windows 7 64 bit
I cannot install any important updates and haven't been since 8/2010
 

Answer:windows update error "WindowsUpdate_80070BC9" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

These links from Microsoft Support will help you up....
Link 1
Link 2

PLZ go through these support links and do reply if the problem is solved......
 

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Please help us to troubleshoot the following problem in our Compaq NX 9000 Machine with Windows XP Professional Operating System:-

- An error shows with two options "Switch to" & "Retry" after booting the machine, which forces to press "Retry" button in the error window repeatedly and as you press this "Retry" button, "Start Menu" automatically opens and it then again asks to press "Retry" Button.
________________________________

Thanks to all helping members.

Regards,
 

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!
 

Answer:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html its a how to and also try this http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive
 

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windows update error code "WindowsUpdate_80073712" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

To anyone that can help me out:

I purchased a windows anytime upgrade key and upgraded my system from windows 7 home premiuim to windows 7 ultimate now when my windows tries to update I get this: (See image titled "message")

To bring you up to speed as to what I've done so far:I ran sfc\scannow and no errors were found
I downloaded the hotfixes and apllied them and still could not update
I tried to do a system restore to the point before I upgraded, but I could not perform one because all of my previous attempts to update windows automatically creates a system restore and all the restore points were within a 24 hour period
I installed a system update readiness tool as per "windows help and support" dialogue box
Really, I feel like I've done my homework and I've exhausted my efforts as to how to fix this problem. I'm currently going to school for computers and so I really like to apply what I learn in real world situations, but this one has got me stumped!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance,

Techstudent01

Answer:windows update error code "WindowsUpdate_80073712" "WindowsUpdate_dt00

Read this instructions carefully and proceed:






Quote:
If the System File Check tool found corruption and could not fix them, then we will do a repair install to correct this. First check if the second set of instructions (Resetting Windows Update Components) is successful.

Repair Installation:
You may reinstall your copy of Windows 7 while keeping your files, settings, and programs by performing a repair installation or an upgrade installation.
1. Insert the Windows installation disc into your computer's DVD or CD drive. You must start Windows installation while running your existing version of Windows.
2. On the Install Windows page, click Install now.
3. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.
4. On the Type your product key for activation page, we strongly recommend that you type your 25-character product key to help avoid problems during activation.
5. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.
6. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Upgrade to begin the upgrade. You might see a compatibility report.
7. Follow the instructions.
Note: If your installation disk does not include SP1, and you are updated to it, then you will have... Read more

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Orion,

was burning data on a DVD-R
i used the "like flash disc" method formatting it
then went on deleting, moving & renaming image folders..
i think that was wrong to do..
anyway
when i started the burn process it stopped responding after several minutes..
i had to force restart the machine to eject disc..
then i discovered a specific folder i put in the image is very big in size..
checked it and found the windows has created system files and folders in it
AppData, Temp, Microsoft, ..etc
it couldnt be deleted the easy way
used Unlocker, could just delete few folders then the machine stops responding..
and this repeated useless several times..
used the Safe Mode With Command: RD /S.. it deleted the folder..
but after restart windows normally the folder is still there and keeps creating system stuff..
some programs started using this location to run, like Chrome..
i discovered i lost all my history and cookies and had to reinstall it and its still sticking to the Burn Folder's infected folder..
the folder is growing fast.. i have to to wipe it using command and reinstall Chrome again and again..
i need to burn discs too..

i apologize for being too long
please help

BLKND

Answer:"Burn Folder" Disaster (not the usual "can't del" thing)

did anybody read this?

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Guys,

I am a little confused with regard to some of the mail options in Outlook Express. (I have version 6) What is the difference between the "Drafts" and "Outbox" folders?

Further how does the "Send Later" option work from the file menu? I always thought that "Send Later" was the same as using "Drafts" but what happend was that I was doing an e-mail, went to Drafts, or clicked on "Send Later" or Outbox and then after I clicked on "Send" doing a regular send, I checked my Sent folder and about 3 copies of the same message were delivered to the same person! (I only sent one message-not 3!)

What is the deal with the "Outbox" folder? Apparently that is not like the Drafts folder....correct?

What's the difference between doing a Save, Save As, and Send Later with regard to OE functions? If I want to save a message that isn't done yet, which of these 3 options should I use? (I.e, I want the message to go to the Drafts folder for example and stay there until I TELL OE to send it.) I think whatever I did above was that I modified my message and then click on where it just automatically sent next time I opened the message. A review of these features would be helpful!

Just for the record, I also use Yahoo Mail and find that so much easier!

Jack
 

Answer:Please Review OE "Send", "Drafts", and "Outbox" Options

Jack
To save an E-Mail to your Drafts folder for work on later then you use the File\Save option.
If you wish to save the E-Mail in another format such as .EML or .TXT or .HTM then you use the Save as function. You will also be required to specify a folder to save in or use its "My Documents" default.
Send later function if only one e-mail account exists will place the e-mail in the outbox and send it the next time you click on the send receive button. If you have multiple accounts then you can specify which account to send it from.

Dave
 

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

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The message "Working on updates 12%" has been hanging on the screen for the last 12 hours on my desktop pc.

I had the same problem, though at a different point in the update process, with my laptop.

I had to abandon the update on my laptop and reinstall.

Do I have to go through all that a gain with my Desktop?

I'm very frustrated and thinking of reverting to Windows 7.

Does anyone have some suggestions to correct the stalled update procedure.

Many thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Update: Update Screen Message: "Working on updates 12%"

Hi, see mine at #137, and more - maybe #160 for example.. about download issues - if that's the stage you're at.
Cumulative Update KB3189866 Windows 10 build 14393.187 - Windows 10 Forums

Some elected to download the update and install manually.

Which update is it?

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What changes when I press the "End Process" button besides the obvious stopping of the process, or likewise if I press "End Process Tree".
The next obvious question is, what is the relationship between a process and a process tree?
(I tried to take a screenshot of the context menu which contains the choices "End Process Tree" and "End Process Tree", but the menu disappears the moment I try to click on anything else.)
Background:
I drive a laptop with only a single-core processor and Win 7.  It's so overburdened that, even if I wanted to upgrade to Win 10 or better, I don't have the horsepower to do that, either.
I spend hours trying to get things done, when the CPU Usage reading is at a consistent 100% for several minutes at a time.  There are moments of desperation when I end one of the CPU hogs -- a browser... anti-browser/security package...  most frequently
one/more of the svchost.exe pieces...  by "End Process".  Otherwise I never get the point of meaningful action.  And in these circumstances, it takes even longer if I save file, shut down apps, restart, and bring up everything!
Thus this question!
Thanks. 
      Win 7 Home Premium SP1 Build 7601, licensed to me; last successful update:  4/28/2016, KB 3141092
No images attached...

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Microsoft Updater says I have a critical update (KB2286198) to install but it fails and gives the message: "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".

I've tried a couple of things that MS Support suggests but they don't work and don't seem to really apply to this particular error message. Searching for the error code 80246007 hasn't yielded anything yet that works.

Any ideas?

Gateway GT5622
x86 based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Operating System Name: Windows Vista
Operating System Platform: NT/2000/XP/Vista
Operating System Major Version: 6
Operating System Minor Version: 0
Operating System Build Number: 6002
Service Pack Description: Service Pack 2
 

Answer:Update Error Message "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

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I get an error trying to install an update: "WindowsUpdate_80070103" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".  The title of it leads me to believe it is important to security.  Information I've seen related to this starts at the 'graduate program'
level of computer ability whereas I am in Kindergarten, having taken a solemn oath to never program again back in 1977.  Will someone please give me a keystroke-by-keystroke instruction on how to get this update to work?  Thanks!

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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When trying to update with Windows update, i get a spontaneous reboot or a bluescreen-crash.
The filename "lzx32.sys" is mentioned.

The updates i'm trying to install are the following (roughly translated from norwegian):
"Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB939399)"
"Windows Tool for removal of dangerous software - march 2007 (KB890830)"
Other than that, i believe i have all other windows-updates.

I do however recall there beeing a third update on the list when i started the installation for the first time.
After the third or forth spontanous restart/bluscreen, when i figured something was wrong, it has disappeared from the list.
I do not know if it actually got installed or not.

I've been following the 5-steps-before-posting as good as possible.
From my normal startup programs msn-messenger and daemon-tools were shutted down before the dss-scan.
Here are the three logs (panda-activescan, dss-main and dss-extra attached):
PS: note that the "extra.txt" is from the first scan, which was done abit earlier than my last scan where the pasted "main.txt" is from.
This is because i was unable to get a fresh "extra.txt" from the last scan (no minimized window at all).
OK, here we go now:

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Answer:Windows Update - spontaneous reboots/bluescreens "lzx32.sys" - "Exploit/ByteVerify"

BUMP

In addition I've done some work myself (Rustbfix.exe, SpywareGuard, SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition, AVG Anti-Spyware), and it seems to be cleaner than it was (i.e. Windows Update works).

It would be nice anyways to get the facts straight, so here's a fresh log from Deckards System Scanner:

Deckard's System Scanner v20070318.32
Run by Claw_ on 2007-03-22 at 14:16:44
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis (run as Claw_.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:17:16, on 22.03.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Programfiler\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programfiler\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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After updating yesterday, explorer.exe no longer starts correctly, either on startup or manually. A windows restore to before my latest updates fixes the problem, but installing the updates causes the problem again. I do want to keep the system up to date, so I figure I shouldn't just turn automatic updates off. Some notes:
I sit on the "Welcome" screen after logging in for longer than usual before getting to the desktop.
"Personalized Settings" seems to be what's causing the issue - this is the window that freezes.
I don't have a start bar.
Everything else works fine - I can launch programs through the command line or task manager, including windows explorer.
My wallpaper no longer loads - or, to be more precise, it's just a black color.
I have DisplayFusion installed, but I uninstalled it and this had no effect.
Here's a screenshot of the symptom along with my recent update history.

I'm not totally averse to reinstalling windows, but I do want to make sure the same thing doesn't just happen again. Anyone have ideas?

Answer:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" on startup after update

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.

Or option 1 at boot might be easier for you.

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This is an on-going problem and I am at my wits end.

What I have: Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, 64bit, no additional software installed since I could never get past the update issue.

The symptom: went attempting to run windows update it says "searching for updates". It never stops "searching for updates" until I close or end the program. I have let it run for 2 days straight.

What I have tried:
1. Did the "clear the cache" fix, (stopped BITS and windows update services, deleted SoftwareDistribution folder, then restarted), no change
2. Attempted to install updates manually, it hangs on "searching for updates on this computer".

3. Even when trying to install the system update readiness tool does not work.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thank you

Answer:Windows update not working, hangs while "searching for updates"

I decided to start over, even installed a new, factory fresh hard drive (I have planned to do this in the future and thought this would be a good time to do it).
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit, SP1 from an original windows disk.
I activated windows successfully and started windows update.
It does the same thing as before, just says "searching for updates" and never does anything else.
Could it be my hardware? I have a good fast internet connection to most sites. Memory tested good.
No driver issues seen.
I did notice when I installed windows, all the window colors were set to red.
I don't remember seeing that before. I changed the color to the default blue color.

Thank you for your continued support.
-Doug

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Hi

I merged the reg file Add "Scan with Windows Defender" to Context Menu found here
Scan with Windows Defender Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
and it works well but when I run Update and scan from the context menu I get the following error in the cmd box

Signature update started . . .
ERROR: Signature Update failed with hr=80070652
CmdTool: Failed with hr = 0x80070652. Check C:\Users\xxxxx
\AppData\Local\Temp\MpCmdRun.log for more information.

The scan runs but does not update first, all the log file tells me is that the update failed with hr=80070652.

Any fix for this?

Cheers

Daniel

Answer:Update not working with Add "Scan with Windows Defender" to Context Me

Hello Daniel,

It's still working for me.

If you open Windows Defender and manually update, do you still get the same error?

Are you having any issues with Windows Update?

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Help! This annoying little problem is driving me nuts. When I right click on the mouse the options that use to appear on the screen no longer do & I cannot use ctrl c or v on the keyboard either. What can be causing this & how can I fix it?? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Mouse will not show "right click" options-keyboard ctrl c & v not working either???

Does this just affect Word, or all programs, such as Notepad?
Did you make any changes recently?

If this is just affecting Word you may need to go to the following link for additional Keyboard shortcuts for Word and support:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...CH060831551033

Character and paragraph formatting
To do this Press

Copy formatting from text.


CTRL+SHIFT+C

Apply copied formatting to text.


CTRL+SHIFT+V

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At first I completed the download and than waited for around 3 hours for "preparing for installation" and than when i again started the updating after the restart it is showing "checking for update" from past an hour.
What should i do?

Answer:Why does windows to update stuck at "checking for updates" and "preparing for installation" ?

The OS is probably missing some updates during the upgrade process. Be patient and let the process work on its own.

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

Answer:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

Answer:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

Spanker,
.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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my camera stop working after the update HP pavillion all in one 24-b017c

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Hi!

My Sony VAIO laptop computer is not feeling well.

I have Windows Vista 32 bit, which i have (presumably) upgraded to at least SP1.
As for Service Pack 2, i can not install it due to the problems i am about to describe.

When i first log into Windows, i log in as my only user account (named "Lizard"), which is also my administrator account.

Among the very first messages i get is an error from RunDLL stating that "Error loading C:\Users\Lizard\AppData\Local\Temp\ddcAsqpO.dll".

After closing that alert - everything works just fine for between 2 to 20 minutes.

Then, i get another message that says "Host process for Windows services stopped working and was closed.".
After this error message, my beloved laptop goes through a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde tranformation.
Everything related to Windows Explorer goes in slow motion, if i - for instance, want to save an image i have created - i have to wait for several minutes before the computer unfreezes. That is, if i'm lucky enough to get it back in the first place.
I have tried to get relevant updates for Windows; apart from Service Pack 2 i have also tried to use Windows Update, but i get an error message during the download procedure and then nothing is installed.

The same applies to Spyware Doctor, a program that used to run regular scans of my computer earlier, but now has been paralyzed by something.
Beeing a happy amateur, my investigations have produced very little.

I have, however... Read more

Answer:CMDS malware, blocked Windows Update and "Host process stopped working"

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Entering the bios limits me to certain options. Is there anyway to access the other options? sorry, newbie here.

Answer:No "usb legacy support" "qfan" options on my asus laptop bios.

If your BIOS doesn't include such options, then they simply are not there.

I don't know about hacking BIOS's, and I wouldn't suggest it at all. You could brick your motherboard.

However, you should check with your manufacturer's website and see if there is an update available for the BIOS that may increase available options.

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Hi All,
Is there a way to just add simple commands such as "view" &"edit" in the (right click) context menu? Id like to for instance "edit" an .htm file w/ notepad++, or 'view' it with it. I cant get in the 'new' default programs setup either. i tried adding it for txt files to 'bring it in' but no go. Just acts as an option, or I can 'choose'(LOL-no choice!) to have it be default the "open". Wow. I never realized how unuser friendly win7 is for anything "outside the box'. Thank-u & nice site (noob here
I saw the post re: icons, but thats not the same really, as I need a 'command', then an action/program, etc. (Didnt want u thinking I didnt look around
Thank u for any help/ideas,
janap85

Answer:How can I add commands such as "edit" & "view" as options on context menu (rightClick

try right click enhancer

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hello. i had 4 drivers on my laptop, one for windows(drive C) , two others for my personal files( D & E) and one with linux installed on it(L).Lately i encrypted drive E (with personal files on it, no OS) using windows bitlocker and noticed drive L icon (with Linux installed on it) turned red. sysem was working fine until i restarted it. now i get this error: "unknown file system Grub rescue". i tried reinstalling Linux using bootable USB but didn't help.then i tried windows original installation pack using bootable USB again which didn't help either. BIOS boot priority is also set to External Device. i don't know what else to do. please help me.thanks

Answer:i get "Grub rescue" error and no OS is available

Go click here Download and burn to CD or put on USB and boot from it. You may need a couple of attempts to get Windows to boot, make a note of your choices.
To change Boot priority enter Setup as laptop starts and look for Boot Options.
A bit more info about your laptop, make and model and hard drives installed would help.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi, on version 1703 the "Restart Options - Schedule a Time..." is not working. When I set a time to restart in the future there is only a "update and shutdown" option in the start menu so I can't shutdown the machine without updating...

Any suggestions?

Answer:"Restart Options - Schedule a Time..." is not working

Could you clarify- did you set active hours before the update arrived or afterwards?

You may be interested in the ability to set windows updates to notify only- so you choose when to download them.
(Don't be put off by the title of the link- search for notify)
How to disable Windows Update in Windows 10 RTM - Winaero

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

Answer:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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Hi.
Mikael Nilsen here.
When I try to use Windows update, I get the errorcode "WindowsUpdate_80246002" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"
I have not installed any new programs, only updated Adobe Air.
I tried to uninstall Adobe Air to check if it was the problem, but got the same errorcode, so why this came up I don`t understand.
I hope you can help me with this, as soon as possible.
Best regards
Mikael Nilsen

Answer:Windows update fails, errorcode "WindowsUpdate_80246002" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

Hi,
Like Gary said, you could try to reset the Windows Update components as below:
How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-usKaren Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Hello guys,

I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

View image: wtf

I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"

Hello iamnewhere,

If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 10

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I'm not sure what this is in Windows Update [and this seems to be greyed out itself too], but how is it possible to have no results in Google on this KB that's in Windows Update?

I also clicked on the "more information" for the Microsoft Knowledge Base, but nothing came up there either.

Answer:A "non-existent" Windows update ("KB3024777") even Google can't find

Also note that it can't be unchecked/deselected.

Edit: It seems this update removes kb3004394 and vanish without a trace (except in History).
Neither seems to be available in the uninstall list afterwards.

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Have a new computer which runs Windows XP 2005, and it's been a bit of a rough road.

Lately when I start up the computer, the "Windows Installer" appears every time. "Please wait while Windows configures Your Sonic Update Manager." The next window that appears is Sonic Update Manager, and it says, "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert 'Sonic Update Manager' disk and click OK." At the bottom of this same window is 'Use Source: 1'.

When I click "OK" or "cancel," a message appears, "The path '1' cannot be found. Verify that you have access to this location and try again, or try to find the installation package 'UM.MSI' in a folder from which you can install the product Sonic UPdate Manager."

If I continue to click 'cancel,' it eventually all goes away. But it's annoying and I'd like to set things straight. How do I get this to go away???

I looked on my original invoice from Dell, and yes, they did install Sonic, but I don't have a CD for it. It may also help for you to know that this began after my ten-year-old son had me install Editing Software powered by Muvee for his Vidster video camera from Mattel. Could that have something to do with it?

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Why do "Windows Installer" and "Sonic Update Manager" keep popping up?

Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter and click on the startup tab.

See if you have these processes listed "issch" and "isuspm". If so, uncheck them, click apply and restart the computer.

Steve
 

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?

RBG
 

Answer:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps

joan
 

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when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?
 

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Last night i reformatted my PC and installed all the critical updates, everything except drivers. Then when i was done with that i Installed my bus drivers, video & sound card drivers.

Then i shut down and went to bed.

Woke up this morning and im fully updated i just need to install service pack for vista 64 bit and im getting this error from windows update "error code 80072EE2 windows update encountered an unknown error".

Windows help gave this back to me "If you receive Windows Update error 80072ee2 while checking for updates, you might need to add the website addresses from which Windows Update downloads updates to your firewall exceptions or "allow" list."

And then this under that "Windows Firewall ships with this version of Windows and should already include these sites in the exceptions list."

So i dunno what to do....
 

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

Answer:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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Whenever I click "Check for Updates" in the Windows 7 update dialog, the scanning bar moves and moves, but it never passes this step. In eventvwr, there's an error with description:

"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service."

Windows updates never install. This is my laptop in my signature, so system resources shouldn't be a problem, what with 3 GB ram available, core2duo, etc. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?

Thank you!

Answer:windows 7 update hangs, "insufficient system resources" error

Hi -

How much HDD space is available?

Have you cleaned out temp file storage areas?
START | cleanmgr

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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This problem started when I accidentally agreed to upgrade to Windows 10 which put that update in my queue. I subsequently cancelled the update but the upgrade remained. This was a problem for me because Windows 7 could not update itself while the Windows 10 update is in the queue and I have important third party software that won't let itself be installed on an un-updated computer. So I am stuck.

I called Microsoft and they were able to (after much time) get rid of the Windows 10 update. However they left me in a never-ending loop of "Restart your computer to install important updates" and my software still won't install. I spent another 2 days on the phone with Microsoft techs and they exhausted their tools and told me reinstalling Windows 7 was my only choice - trying to avoid that. I do have a restore point but it's back in May which is doable I guess but I've had bad luck with restore and am looking to solve this another way.

More details:
* Restarting from the prompt in Windows Update does nothing
* Clicking on check for updates tells me I have to restart first
* I have the original Windows disc that came with the computer, but it is a recovery DVD only and did not give me the option of repairing Windows Update.
* I ran scannow and SURT. Didn't work.
* I have not got any windows error codes
* The only update in my history is the KB947821 hotfix. Something the Microsoft techs did removed the other history
* I uploaded the SFC details file. The CBS... Read more

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I am running Windows 10 64bit Home, version 1511. WU was working fine until November 7th.

Around the 10th I noticed there was a Windows Defender error - failed definition install or something - so I updated the definitions in the WD GUI which cleared the error, but then I got this one...

"There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x800705b4)"

Following advice here "https://www.thegeneralistit.com/blog/2016/03/27/recap-fixing-windows-10-update-error-0x800705b4/" I unchecked "Give me updates for other MS products when I update Windows." which cleared the error - WU downloads and installs updates with no issues.

Unfortunately, when I re-check "Give me updates for other MS products when I update Windows." again then I get the 0x800705b4 error again.

I have tried other recommendations - disable WD, Clean boot, WU Trouble Shooter... and reset WU using Shawn's .bat file found here "https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-windows-update-reset-windows-10-a.html", but nothing has helped.

It is very unlikely a compatibility issue - I have almost the the same security config on 2 other machines that haven't had any issues - the only addition here is Sandboxie which is not going to interfere with WU.

I am out of ideas - any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks

Answer:Windows Update Error (0x800705b4) with "other MS products" Checked

Have you tried grabbing the single update using windows update minitool?

Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks

I find sometimes when I have issues downloading a patch , grabbing and installing them singly using that gets past the issue , or at least helps me find out WHICH one is causing the issue.

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Hello. Recently many computers on our network are unable to search for new updates. We keep getting error code 8024402F and it says "Windows Update encountered an unknown error."

We use Trend Micro Antivirus 7 (SP 1) and do not have the Firewall enabled. I've already tried disabling it, as well as adding the Windows Update URL's to the URL Filter, but no change.

I sent a ping to update.microsoft.com and they all timed out, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

I am not quite sure how to handle this and they were all working just a few weeks ago. I've already tried the FixIt solution and resetting the Windows Update components. Here is a part from the WindowsUpdate.log file:
2012-03-07 09:44:25:059 120 168c AU Triggering AU detection through DetectNow API
2012-03-07 09:44:25:059 120 168c AU Triggering Online detection (interactive)
2012-03-07 09:44:25:059 120 d8c AU #############
2012-03-07 09:44:25:060 120 d8c AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2012-03-07 09:44:25:060 120 d8c AU #########
2012-03-07 09:44:25:061 120 d8c AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {153B85F4-7FA5-42B2-8EBC-CEEAFEFEB440}]
2012-03-07 09:44:25:061 120 af8 Agent *************
2012-03-07 09:44:25:061 120 af8 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2012-03-07 09:44:25:061 120 af8 Age... Read more

Answer:"Windows Update encountered an unknown error." 8024402F

I note the date on this report is from a while ago - or your clock is off.
Check that the time/date/region on the affected machines is correct before doing anything else

(All MS server have PING response turned off by default - ignore that)

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Hello, can someone here please kindly help me with my problems re Windows Update ---

I have tried to run Windows Update on my computer and received the following error message:

Attachment 275428

I have tried the Windows Update Troubleshooter for Windows 7 from "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates and got this as a result:

Attachment 275430

showing that "Problems installing recent updates" is "Not fixed" and "Check for missing or corrupt files" is "Detected", while all the other problems are "Fixed".

I have downloaded and tried to run the System Update Rediness Tool for "All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7" and got the error message "Installer encountered an error: 0xc8000222":

Attachment 275431

I have followed your posting instructions and performed and completed SFC scan:

Attachment 275434

and below is the CBS file from my computer:

Attachment 275435

It seems that my computer is missing Windows 7 Service Pack 1, but when I go to Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows, it reccommends automatic installation of SP1 with Windows Update - which I can't seem to get running on my computer. It seems that you can also download from Microsoft site and manually install onto your computer but I am not sure if I should proceed to do that...
Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Win7 - Windows Update Error "Service is not running"

Farbar Service Scanner

Click here Farbar Service Scanner to DOWNLOAD

Place file into your desktop

Place a check mark next to the following options
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center
Windows Update
Windows Defender
Press the Scan button

Farbar Service Scanner will create a log, called FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Upload the FSS.txt with your reply

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .

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My better half?s Toshiba Portege Z935 was slowing down, and I figured I?d do some spring cleaning by means of a clean install of Windows 10. I?ve done this tons of times before and proceeded to create bootable media on a USB stick using Microsoft?s tool, booting from said stick, removing, recreating and formatting all partitions, and installing Windows. Except that I get the following message at the end of the installation: ?Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed?.

Google tells me this is a message that happens with all versions of Windows, including those before Windows 10. Funny thing is that we used Windows 10 on this laptop for ages without any issues. Any ideas of what I could try? The BIOS is already at the latest version (6.80)

For the record, the SSD is a Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP mSATA. I don?t have an external enclosure for it, though I can pick one up if need be. I?ve tied a few installs but nothing seems to get me past the error message.

Any ideas?

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Hi, this is my first post but I have found tons of help on this forum before. My problem is that while installing windows 7 the error "windows could not update registry data in the installation" keeps poping up during the "Installing updates" step, right after the "Installing feature" is completed. I downloaded the several iso from this and this webpages. Also tried USB and DVD (at 1X speed). Found great help on the SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation and Clean Install Windows 7 guides, I follow them every time I try an installation. But doesn't matter what I do the error "windows could not update registry data in the installation" keeps poping up.

Since I have to keep using the laptop for work I installed Ubuntu 12.10 to finish some projects (worked fine for over a month, no problems) but now I have some days off and I want to fix this.

Other things I have tried that didn't worked
*Using only 1 Ram slot
*Make sure that the HDD is first in boot priority
*Install Win XP
*Iso without ei.cfg

I'm running a Dell XPS Studio 15 L502x laptop, so no RAID.

Thank in advance to anyone that can help me.

PD: I apologies for any misspell or error of any kind, English is not my first language. =D

Answer:Installation error "Windows could not update registry data"

If you haven't wiped the HD yet then run your Dell Diagnostics to check hardware condition: Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

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I have Win 7 ultimate. For the past few months my computer tries to download the updates and install them automatically, but it does not complete them. I get the error message as above and informs "Reverting the changes". What does this mean and how to fix this problem ?
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Error Message "Failure configuring Windows update"

Hi there, Welcome to Seven Forums!

Please try downloading and installing the KB2647753 update: Download

Once install you may have to reboot once rebooted try checking for Windows updates.

Let us know how you get on,

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I am running Windows 10 64bit Home, version 1511. WU was working fine until November 7th.

Around the 10th I noticed there was a Windows Defender error - failed definition install or something - so I updated the definitions in the WD GUI which cleared the error, but then I got this one...

"There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x800705b4)"

Following advice here "https://www.thegeneralistit.com/blog/2016/03/27/recap-fixing-windows-10-update-error-0x800705b4/" I unchecked "Give me updates for other MS products when I update Windows." which cleared the error - WU downloads and installs updates with no issues.

Unfortunately, when I re-check "Give me updates for other MS products when I update Windows." again then I get the 0x800705b4 error again.

I have tried other recommendations - disable WD, Clean boot, WU Trouble Shooter... and reset WU using Shawn's .bat file found here "http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24742-windows-update-reset-windows-10-a.html", but nothing has helped.

It is very unlikely a compatibility issue - I have almost the the same security config on 2 other machines that haven't had any issues - the only addition here is Sandboxie which is not going to interfere with WU.

I am out of ideas - any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks

Answer:Windows Update Error (0x800705b4) with "other MS products" Checked

Have you tried grabbing the single update using windows update minitool?

Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks

I find sometimes when I have issues downloading a patch , grabbing and installing them singly using that gets past the issue , or at least helps me find out WHICH one is causing the issue.

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Hello,
I problem I have been geting in the past 2 days is that whenever I use the search index, like for example look in my librarys, program files, or look for anything on my computer, a box pops up saying "Windows explorer has stopped working", and whatever im searching for will automaticaly close. This is very frustrating because like everyone who owns a PC I search for files and such, and I have tried many things to try and fix this, including:

-System restore
-Uninstalling windows updates
-Restarting computer
-Disabeling Index service
-Disabeling Windows search service

I have read of a solution to this problem that involves deleting files related to the index, but again I cannot do this because every time I look in search index it automaticaly closes.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Search Index "Windows explorer has stopped working" error

Try to do system file check first:
Start-->cmd (run as administrator)-->sfc /scannow (space between sfc and /)

If it does not work
Try a scan disk.
Disk Check

If it doesn't work, you might want to do a Repair Install , it will preserve your data, user account, and system driver

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I am using a WD Proxkey DSC and while signing I am getting the following error"
"The Windows Cryptographic Service provider reported an error: The parameter is incorrect. Error Code: 2148073511"

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Hi,
for half a year Windows Update doesn't find any updates on my system, I had to install them manually. I set up the system new, same problem. I installed about 170 updates manually (silent batch installation). Automatic Windows Update still searches for a
day and more, doesn't find anything and the Windows Update Service is blocking the system with constant processor usage of 50%. Now there is a rollup that shall fix this problem but it cannot be installed. I tried to install it manually. Error 2149842967 "This
update is not compatible with your computer" (translated from German). It is the correct msu-file for my system Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64 bit.
What may be the problem and what can I do to resolve it?
Thank you in advance.

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My better half?s Toshiba Portege Z935 was slowing down, and I figured I?d do some spring cleaning by means of a clean install of Windows 10. I?ve done this tons of times before and proceeded to create bootable media on a USB stick using Microsoft?s tool, booting from said stick, removing, recreating and formatting all partitions, and installing Windows. Except that I get the following message at the end of the installation: ?Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed?.

Google tells me this is a message that happens with all versions of Windows, including those before Windows 10. Funny thing is that we used Windows 10 on this laptop for ages without any issues. Any ideas of what I could try? The BIOS is already at the latest version (6.80)

For the record, the SSD is a Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP mSATA. I don?t have an external enclosure for it, though I can pick one up if need be. I?ve tied a few installs but nothing seems to get me past the error message.

Any ideas?

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when i switch on the laptop, i got "Windows Explorer has stopped working" and then it try to restart "Windows Explorer is restarting".. it happened continuously and after about 5 min, it run normally.

it always happened at the start up and seldom happened when i try to open the folder.

I'm not sure what the problem is. It started happening randomly about two days ago, and I had not installed anything that I could remember. I have since scanned my computer with Malwarebytes, and registry reviver.

plz help me

Answer:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" error repeatedly.

Welcome to our forum.

Read this tutorial by Brink and then complete the tutorial.

Sometimes it will fix the problem. It will not hurt anything.

Report back the results of the scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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When I right click on certain shortcuts or programs, I get the following error message:

"Windows Explorer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem..." and then "Windows explorer is restarting"

It only seems to happen to recently installed/created programs.

(this has been happening for about a month)

Also when I was using a compiler called Dev-C++ it gave me an error message "out of memory" after about 20 minutes, so that I had to close it using task manager.

Specs:
Dell Laptop inspiron 6400
windows vista 32-bit
2GB memory
20GB free disk
2*1.73GHz CPU
 

Answer:Vista "Windows explorer has stopped working" error

Do you get the error if you start program from the start menu or just your desktop? Have you tried deleting the shortcuts and making new ones?
 

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Hey...

Since the last 3 days...

I've been getting this error, "Windows Explorer has stopped working" for about every 6 seconds...

It is very annoying...

I can't make my projects properly...

Please help me on how to stop this...

Answer:Nonstop "Windows Explorer has stopped working" Error...

I think it may be a virus. If you can do a virus scan. If not, if you can remove the hard drive and install it into another pc as a slave and do a virus scan on it there.

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I have just bought a new laptop 2 weeks ago, pre-installed with Vista Home Premium and I haven't had any problems until just yesterday with this new OS. I've searched all over the internet for solutions, but the people who have the same problem seem to have problems with malware or spyware. Some people have suggested uninstalling programs that might have been installed on the current date, but the only program I have installed is Avast anti virus. I'm pretty sure it's not a problem with spyware but just to be sure I am running an anti virus scan again (I already did before and found nothing).
Oh ya forgot about the problem: Everytime I open my Program Files folder under the C drive a message comes up saying that Windows Explorer has stopped working, then Searching for a solution and then it just restarts windows explorer. I have checked with other folders and this doesn't happen. Weird thing is though that when I changed the way I view the folder for (previously my) documents, from details to tiles (the icons), the same thing happened. And when I open program files for a brief 2 seconds, it's in tiles mode.
Sorry the message is so long, just wanted to be exact. Anyone else have/had this problem or have a solution?

P.S. is Avast even any good of an anti virus?
P.P.S. I am able to access control panel and add/remove programs (program features) and this problem doesn't occur when I login in - as it did for some people

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Answer:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" error message

Yes I had the same problem unfortunately. I'm no computer tech, in fact, using this Vista programme seems to be a bit of a pain. But because of our problem and others, I'm learning fast. I nearly gave up hope and just before I threw the thing accross the room I thought "why not reinstall vista". It actually worked because the computer thought it was starting up for the first time. No probs. I cant say it will work for sure for you but I do no this, not meaning to scare you, I have only used this programme for 6 months and have had a great deal of hassle. Also from the feedback I have encountered, unless microsoft do something soon, you will need to brace yourself because there are too many faults with the programme. Good Luck. Z
 

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Hey guys,

When I am on my computer, I continuously get the "Windows Explorer has stopped working.." error, and then "Windows Explorer is restarting.."

It doesn't matter what I am doing, and it occurs roughly every 1 minute. Sometimes less.

I'm not sure what the problem is. It started happening randomly about two days ago, and I had not installed anything that I could remember. I have since scanned my computer with Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, Spybot Search & Destroy, and the Microsoft Malicious Malware Removal Tool.

This is the event viewer text:


Code:
Log Name: ACEEventLog
Source: ACEEventLogSource
Date: 12/13/2012 3:50:56 PM
Event ID: 0
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: James-PC
Description:
0000000205: 2012-12-13 15:50:56:194 Exception <Saving Xml Document>: Access to the path 'C:\ProgramData\ATI\ACE\Profiles.xml' is denied.
Exception Called by: System.Threading.ExecutionContext::runTryCode processID:02320 threadID:( ) domainName:(CCC.exe ) assemblyName:(mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089)
************************************************************************************************************************

Event Xml:
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Answer:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" error endlessly.

That might be the wrong error report. In fact, it probably is. This one lists a .dll file, as well as specifically naming explorer.exe


This seems to be the actual error:


Code:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 12/13/2012 4:52:12 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: James-PC
Description:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: atiumd64.dll, version: 9.14.10.926, time stamp: 0x5064fc85
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000019088b
Faulting process id: 0x23b4
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdd97baaa08b4f
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\atiumd64.dll
Report Id: 5933dcec-456f-11e2-8c2a-f04da2db527b
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>100</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-12-13T21:52:12.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>77240</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
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So I'm using my computer one day and then randomly in the middle of use this comes up-
A popup box saying "Windows explorer has stopped working" w/ cancel option
then another one saying "Windows exploring is restarting" w/ cancel option
Then any open Windows explorer windows and all desktop icons and the taskbar disappear for a second then come back. Then the process repeats again.

This happens every 2-3 seconds and loops continously. I can't open anything in explorer b/c it closes all explorer windows when it restarts, I have to go to safe mode to access my files. It's driving me insane

From looking online its not a rare problem but I've tried a lot of suggestions and none seem to work.
this is what I have tried:
-system restore from a date a month ago
-Turning User account control OFF
-Going to C:\Windows\System32 and deleting suspicious files
-Uninstalling suspicious files (WINDOWS WARNING or WINDOWS SAFETY ALERT) from programs and features in control panel
-Uninstalling programs thru C:\Program Files thru Task manager
-Deleting files on Desktop using command window
-using sfc / scannow thru cmd window>run as administrator. After I ran this scan it just says windows has found no integrity errors or something like that

Things that you may need to know-
- there is no problem when I use computer in safe mode
- whenever I restart computer there is a window that says "Windows cannot open this file ~TM68F3.tmp" (then asks m... Read more

Answer:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" popup box Error

I'm no techie... I'm just a guy who wishes someone would answer MY thread... And, I know just enough to be dangerous to myself and others, BUT...

Have you tried malwarebytes? Or have you tried any online scanners like safety.live.com?

Sounds like malware to me.
 

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While using "Windows Explorer" as an FTP client I have put the system into a state where any attempts to access an FTP folder from "Windows Explorer" produces the following dialog:
Dialog Title: "FTP Folder Error"
Dialog Icon: Information Icon
Dialog Text: "Windows cannot access this folder.  Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.  Details: No more Internet handles can be allocated"
Dialog Buttons: OK
I had used the "Add a network location" feature of "Windows Explorer" to add an FTP site.  The FTP folder appears under "Computer" in the left panel of "Windows Explorer." 
It is not mapped to a drive letter.  I then initiated a large FTP transfer operation by using drag-and-drop from the FTP folder to a local folder.  A portion of the transfer completed as expected but after some time it produced the "No more Internet
handles can be allocated" error.  When OK was clicked the transfer was terminated.  In this case I am using large to refer to many thousands of files and directories to be transferred as opposed to a small count of files having many bytes.
After the initial error dialog is cleared with the OK button and the transfer is terminated I can then reliably reproduce the dialog.  Any attempt to open an FTP network location
from "Windows Explorer" will produce a n... Read more

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Windows Error: "a problem caused the program to stop working correctly"

I get this error message within 5 minutes of starting my game Knight Online. freeze!

I have been playing Knight Online on this laptop for 1 year with NO problems then boom

My computer:
Gateway model:P-7805u
Intel Duo core 2.26GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS video card
4G RAM / 64 bit operating system ~ under resolution my choices are 16bit and 32 bit ??

I looked up the report yesterday from control panel and it had stuff I didn't understand ..numbers and ID's.. I just went back to see the report but now its turned off and I'm the administrator! ):

Any solutions/ideas for error message and why its crashing my game?

Answer:Windows Error: "a problem caused the program to stop working correctly"

Some good suggestions
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues - Windows 7 Forums

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I'm trying to access my File Explorer options so I can set "This PC" as default for File Explorer instead of Quick access, and every time I click "Options" I receive the following error: This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

I've tried looking this issue up, I've attempted both fixes in this article and for the regedit one I get to \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ and have no Explorer file after so I cannot delete a "Disallow Run" folder, and for the Group Policy fix, everything under "User Configuration"->"Administrative Templates"->"System" is already "Not configured" so the error doesn't seem to coming from there, either.

Any help is greatly appreciated as this has been bothering me for awhile now.

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Windows Update trying to install KB2976627, continually receiving error that I do not have enough disk space remaining to install the update. My OS Drive has 75 GB Remaining. Does anybody have any idea what causes this problem and how to remedy it?

Answer:Windows Update error, "not enough disk space..."

Time to do a Cleanup of your system:
Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8

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Hi all,

I have visited the Windows/Microsoft Updates site and i was prompeted to download a "critical" update for IE7 (KB947864). However i have tried installing this update 5 times and each time i get the same error message (0x8007F0F1). Windows keeps trying to install it everytime i shutdown my computer but it fails every time.

Is anyone aware of this issue, I have the latest release of XP SP3 v5512

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,


Aaron

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Update error &quot;0x8007F0F1&quot;

Hello and welcome to TSF

That error message means : Files from the package are incompatible with files on your system.

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I went to try to run some updates since I have not done so in a little while, and I kept getting an error saying "Service not running". I tried the microsoft fit program, but that did not work. Upon further investigation I found that most of the update files (the .dll) were no longer on my machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Update "Service Not Running" Error

Got the same error this morning on my netbook.
Do these: Cannot Run Windows Update on a Windows 7 PC? - Help Desk Geek

And tell if it helped.

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I am running windows 7 home premium. Windows update says the service is not running, please restart. I have restarted and the problem has persisted for over a few weeks. I have checked sevices to see if it is stopped. The windows update service doesent even show up.... Is there a way the files could have been deleted? if so how do i recover them? any help would be greatly apreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 update "Service Not Running Error"

Click on the start orb and enter services.msc

Attachesd is a snapshot of what the service should look like when it's running:

And here's a link to an MS KB Article that has a Fix-It:

Error: Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates, Because The Service Is Not Running

Hope that helps

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Hi all,

I have a SONY VGN-SZ740N and I installed windows 7 32-bit.
When I want install VAIO? Launcher Software, says "This update can only run on Microsoft windows vista".
But I downloaded VAIO? Launcher Software for windows 7 32-bit.
Can anyone help me?

Thanks & best regards,
Nima

Answer:"This update can only run on Microsoft windows vista" error

try rightclicking on the program >> properties >> compatibility tab >> try running it in one of the vista modes

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I am running windows 7 home premium. When I click "Check for updates" on Windows Update, I get this error: "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." However, the services are running (well started, not sure if that's different), see attached.


I've tried restarting my computer several times and running the fix here: "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates
I've tried manually starting the service but get this error:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>net start bits
The requested service has already been started.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.


C:\Windows\system32>net start wuauserv
The requested service has already been started.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.


C:\Windows\system32>
It looks like there was a solution here (Windows 7 update "Service Not Running Error"), but it's been removed by the poster. Any suggestions? PLEASE

Answer:Windows Update "Service Not Running" Error

Found my answer here:Win7 - Windows Update Error "Service is not running"








  
Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing


Open up an Elevated Command Prompt. Click on in type CMD . Right click on CMD under Programs (1) choose . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . Command Prompt opens up to C:\Windows\System32>_

Input the commands one at a time and press [ENTER] after each command

Net stop wuauserv press [ENTER]
cd %systemroot% press [ENTER]
Ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old press [ENTER]
Net start wuauserv press [ENTER]

Try to run Windows Update again

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Hi, I have seen searching for a long time to resolve my issue regarding windows update. Recently i formatted my hard drive. Upon installation of some software my windows update stopped working. Getting an error message "Service Not Running". I tried to fix using microsoft's "WindowsUpdateDiagnostic" software. It detected some errors and said resolved after fixing(except missing files).
I am unable to upload the log report as per posting instructions. Says "access denied" when i try to copy CBS folder.

Help will be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Update "Service Not Running" Error

OK, this isn't a fix, but it's the next steps I would take because I see no one's replied to your post or mine yet. Maybe one noob can help another.

Click Start, right-click Computer, click Manage, Services and Applications, then click Services.
Scroll down to find Windows Update and double-click it.

I presume the "Service Status" is "stopped"? What's the Startup Type set at? I think it should be Automatic (Delayed Start).
If you click the Start button for the service, what happens?
That might (hopefully!) shed a little more light on your problem.
Greg

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Long story short, Ive been attempting to install Games for Windows Live however everything I have encountered so far has led me here to ask for the help of others. You see I am running windows 7 home premium 64bit and when I attempt to update windows its states that "Windows update service is not running please restart." I have restarted and the problem has persisted and I am nearly at witts end. I have checked service to see if the problem lies there but it doesn't even show up....
Trust me I have tried everything I could find and even followed the instructions posted here in the guidelines Windows Update Posting Instructions As I proceeded to run the readiness tool the program stopped and gave me this error from the Windows Update Standalone Installer "Installer encounteered and error: 0x80070424. The specified service does not exist as an installed service" Which was to be expected seeing as it is not running under the services and several other things I tried gave me this error :/

Answer:Windows 7 update "Service Not Running Error"

try the following link; hopefully it will help ya out. If it doesnt then post here again and i will see what else i can do.
Error 0x80070424 ocurs when you use Windows Update, Microsoft Update, or Windows Firewall

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My problem is identical to kpk13's posted 1 week ago, but the solution that worked for him doesn't work for me. I'm trying to run Windows update on a Windows 7 laptop I haven't used in a while, and get the message "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running." However, both "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" and "Windows Update" services are running, as detailed in "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates". The app in .../971058 claims to have fixed the problem but I still have it. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows Update "Service Not Running" Error

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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Ive recently installed Windows XP on a second machine, but when i came to use windows update, in the windows update pane was "Undefined" written in the usual text.

Ive searched the microsoft knowledge base but came up fruitless, ive tried adding SP1 but that dindt do any good so im at a loss as to what the problem is.

Here is a rough mockup of what the screen looks like.

Please help, Luther.
 

Answer:Windows Update error, Message "Undefined"

did you try going straight to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
 

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Hi group,

I tried so many things already, and followed loads of advice from around the net. But no solution so far. The problem is that Windows update won't install 3 updates , it gives error Code 80070490. The updates it errors on are:
KB2641690
KB2620704
KB2588516

One other update keeps reinstalling on every reboot: number KB2633171

I tried so far:
standalone installation of failing updates

sfc /scannowsystem update readiness toolMicrosoftFixit50123.msiMicrosoftFixit50202.msiantivirus and malware software find nothing amiss..tried installing updates and fixes with firewall off, antivirus off etc..
I am getting to the end of what i can do here, how to preceed. I will attach the checksur. hopefully you guys can point me in the right direction?
thanks in advance
Moosey
=================================
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6002.22574
Package Version 13.0
2012-01-13 12:50

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist
(f) CBS Watchlist Package Missing 0x80070002 Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~0.0.0.0 Package_for_KB2620704~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0 Package registry presence failed, possibly an orphaned package on package watchlist
(f) CBS Watchlist Package Missing 0x80070002 Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~0.0.0.0 Package_1_for_KB2620704~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0 Package registry presenc... Read more

Answer:windows update error 80070490 and "loop"

Hello, check this out : Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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Hi there!
I've been getting this message every time I tried to do an updates;

"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer. on Windows 7 when checking for updates.

Any help would be appreciated. Also, I've "cleaned" up for some malware or viruses beforehand. So..I don't know why it's still not working.

Thank you in advance
 

Answer:Solved: "Windows Update Cannot Connect..." Error

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Can anyone tell me exactly what this program is for? I don't know if it came installed on my PC or if it was something downloaded inadvertantly with another program I've downloaded. It seems to take-up a great deal of space (about 70 MB!!) for something that I don't think I'm going to be using. I suppose there is a chance I might want it in the future (perhaps I could decide if I knew EXACTLY what it does) - but for right now, I don't connect any "Mobile" Device to this PC.

Can someone help?

Thanks,
g
 

Answer:Windows "Mobile Device Center" (& "Update")?

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/devicecenter.mspx
 

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i have a vista, i don't know much about computers but im hoping somebody could help me with this issue..
Every time i open a folder under my music folder, i get this "Windows explorer has stopped working" it then says "windows explorer restarting" then gives you the option to cancel but it still restarts.
ive tried to google it and a few others have had the same problem..
some say its a virus and others say its just vista itself and needs an update..
ive tried scanning with diff anti-virus software's and it doesnt find anything
i really would like to know what it is and how to fix it.

thank you

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Hi, a client had brought in his computer because this error was coming up. I hooked it up, and booted the computer. This is the whole error:

A dialog box comes up/says "Windows Explorer has stopped working... Checking for a solution to this problem." Then another dialog box comes up after that one closes automatically, which says, "Windows Explorer is restarting." These errors continually cycle. I cannot do anything with the taskbar/there are no icons on the desktop. I can open the Task Manager, and manually end explorer.exe/restart it back up, but as soon as I restart it back up, the error cycle continues.

I tried booting into Safe Mode, and the error also comes up there. I haven't tried repairing yet, and I know there's a recovery partition set up on the drive. I don't think I can repair from a Vista disc, because (according to what he told me over the phone/in person) all he has is a Vista Upgrade disc (he hasn't brought it in yet, he's going to bring that in tomorrow). I'd like to try to repair it first, if possible, and try to avoid reformatting if possible (because I'm not sure how I'll be able to back up his data if I can't even boot up). I'm guessing my only real option is to try to repair?

Here are the specs (this is all I could really gather from System Information/dxdiag.exe):

HP Pavilion s7700n
Vista Home Premium
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ ~2.0GHz
894MB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6150 integrated gfx 128MB

If anybod... Read more

Answer:"Windows Explorer has stopped working" error

This is a wild shot, but are there any updates for the BIOS?

Does he have any idea of what started it? ...what changed anytime recent to the incident? I know, probably not, but it's always worth asking.

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Windows Update error code 80070490 appeared on 20 September 2013 and message "Windows can't check for updates". I use Windows Vista Home basic 32 bit, Service Pack 2. I tried almost all suggestions in Internet (including these on Microsoft Web-page) about this how to fix this problem, including Microsoft Fix It, System Update Readiness Tool, Windows Update Diagnostics DIAGCAB file and etc., but the message continue to appear. The last successful update was on 13.09.2013. All updates made before and on 13 September are written as "successful" in "Update history" folder, but when I open "Installed Updates" folder, I don't see nothing and there is written "No updates are installed on this computer", which is strange, because by this moment Windows Update was made automatically without any problems. Please help me to fix the problem with this error code!

ps.: On 23 of September I reinstalled Windows Update Software from Microsoft Web Page:
Microsoft Update
and the notification message " Windows can't check for updates" from my taskbar dissapeared and never appeared again, so..i thought the problem is solved, but yesterday evening(13 October) when i opened Widnows Update in my Control Panel and pressed "Check for updates" it started to seek for updates but after some time again showed me the same error code and the same message "Windows could not search for new updates". So..it seems Windows... Read more

Answer:Windows Update error code 80070490 and message "Windows can't check for updates"

Have you run a full scan with Malwarebytes and your anti-virus to make sure that's not an issue?

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Hey guys, I'm working on my neighbor's computer that I have posted about before. The corrupted "non-system" files which were all over the HDD are now repaired after running chkdsk c:\r and the computer is running much better since I ran sfc\scannow and repaired the corrupted system files. I ran MS onecare live's virus scanner and it was able to complete now. No viruses were found. I still have a few lingering small issues it seems. The CD/DVD drive disappeared, but I got that back with a registry fix. Now the current problem is that the "view" and "general" tabs are gone from the file options window. Any idea what's causing that? I searched the web, and found some fixes, but I couldn't use them because I couldn't get gpedit.msc to run. That's my second question. I get a error saying "MMC could not create the snap-in." Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark
 

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Hi,

running ie 9 & win 7 & avg

did cmd - sfc /scannow - no errors
no virus

problem started after ie9 install , so it seems

"windows explorer has stopped working"/"windows is restarting"

after error and little time all tabs pop up good and ready to go

just annoying - like my dog barking at 4:30am thinking she's a rooster

thanks,
marcus

Answer:[SOLVED] &quot;windows explorer has stopped working&quot;/&quot;windows is restarting&quot;

Hello Marcus,

Do you get this error when opening up IE? If yes does it happen instantly? or after browsing for a little while?

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.

It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this.

I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine.

However, if I have BOTH sticks put in, the BIOS recognises that there is 8GB installed, but Windows fails to boot.

It gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I restart it asks me if I want to start windows normally or to run the Windows repair. If I try that I get the message: "Error: 0xc0000225. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried using a Windows 7 System Restore disc but that doesnt work...

If I try either of the sticks in the laptop one at a time, then Windows 7 boots up fine.

Is this just down to the laptop not being compatible with the mixture of speeds? I thought that if they were mixed it would just use the lower speed by default?

So confused

Answer:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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Hi was installing aHP deskjet380 all in one, and windows update popped up with an update. which failed."WindowsUpdate_800F020B""WindowsUpdate_dt000" did some searching with no results.Let me say this is the second time installing the software but the first time I never got an update notice.did check Compatability for vista 64bit, it does work just not all FunctionsRunning Windows 7 RC 64BitDell 670Intel Xeon CPU 3.00GHz 2.99GHz 2 ProcessorsRam 3.00GBATI 1650 Pro PCIe 512Mb4 Hard Drives

Answer:Windows update error "WindowsUpdate_800F020B"

Johnny,This just happened to me on the 64bit also, but I just hit the 'Try again' link and it worked the second time... Can you try that and let us know?

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Hi there!
I've been getting this message every time I tried to do an updates;

"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.? on Windows 7 when checking for updates.

Any help would be appreciated. Also, I've "cleaned" up for some malware or viruses beforehand. So..I don't know why it's still not working.

Thank you in advance
 

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