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31-May-2006, 05:17 PM #1
Question Wuaueng.dll Errors in Application Logs
My online PC at home has been freezing for a very long time. It used to happen when I was online, but seems to happen arbitrarily. It simply stops responding and the mouse will not move. Fresh installs of Windows XP or Windows 2000 have had the same result even after deep level formatting etc. The HD is in perfect condition, there are no physical problems with the PC so I've really just lived with this problem as a great inconvenience.

I only recently decided to look into the Computer Management records, and in the Event Viewer under Applications, there is nothing but a sea of red flags; the whole damn thing!. They all (99.5%) list the "wuaueng.dll" as the problem file for many different reasons, for example:

"wuaueng.dll(784) Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error - 543"

Does ANYONE have any idea what these mean? I have very few posts here, all about this problem, and if you look at some of the earlier ones you may get a better idea of the initial descriptions I had as well as a few solutions I tried that did not work.

Bottom line:

- Physycally the computer is in great shape.

- I thought the RAM might have gone bonkers and I replaced it to no avail.

- The HD has been confirmed healthy by Spinrite and Maxtor's Powermax

- Fresh installations of Windows have not worked.

- There's no other software on it, except McAfee AV, since it's pretty unreliable so no problems stemming from that.

- There IS an IRQ conflict listed in Systems Information, but it IS NOT listed in Control Panel> System>Hardware>Device Manager like an IRQ conflict would normally show itself. I was told somewhere that sometimes it's OK for parts to share IRQ's, though I'm not sure.

- The only thing left, and last possible explanation for all this, is the completely red page on my applications history logs. This "wuaueng.dll" problem is the only bit I have to identify that something is actually wrong. This is the end....
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31-May-2006, 05:52 PM #2
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31-May-2006, 06:13 PM #3
The wuaueng.dll is a module belonging to Microsoft Windows Update. Perhaps reregistering the .dll will solve the problem.
To register the Wuaueng.dll file, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 Wuaueng.dll, and then click OK.
2. When you receive the following message, click OK:
DllRegisterServer in Wuaueng.dll succeeded.
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03-Jun-2006, 05:59 PM #4
Thank you for the input guys! I registered the dll file successfully. And I guess I'll see what happens. But jsut in case, here's what the logs look like... and this goes on for months!

Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer
Information 6/3/2006 5:21:43 PM Ci CI Service 4137 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 5:21:43 PM Ci CI Service 4144 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 5:21:43 PM Ci CI Service 4144 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:22 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:22 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:19 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:19 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:17 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:16 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:14 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:15:14 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 5:14:16 PM McLogEvent None 5000 SYSTEM BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:27 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:26 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:24 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:24 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:20 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:20 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:17 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 5:09:16 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 5:08:17 PM McLogEvent None 5000 SYSTEM BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:28 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:28 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:25 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:25 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:22 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:22 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:17 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:49:16 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 4:48:22 PM McLogEvent None 5000 SYSTEM BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:45 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:44 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:42 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:42 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:39 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:39 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:36 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:44:36 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 4:43:39 PM McLogEvent None 5000 SYSTEM BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:48 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:47 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:44 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:44 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:42 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:41 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:37 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 454 N/A BROWSER
Error 6/3/2006 4:40:36 PM ESENT Logging/Recovery 453 N/A BROWSER
Information 6/3/2006 4:39:42 PM McLogEvent None 5000 SYSTEM BROWSER

I don't know what any of this means so any ideas would be great!
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09-Nov-2006, 08:10 PM #5
thanks for the help
thanks for your help, i stumbled across the artilce about wuaueng.dll error, re-registered the dll, and windows update started to work again.


Thanks for making fixing my gf's computer quick
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