automatic updates not working

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tindo

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hi there. my windows xp (sp2) automatic updates is not working and none of the remedies suggested on the microsoft site have worked. whatever i try, they remain disabled. is there any way this important feature can be fixed? thanks.
 

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Open Internet Explorer, click Tools - Windows Updates, allow the update site to load, then run a scan.

Does the scan complete and bring up a list of updates to install?

(Personally, I don't keep Automatic Updates set to automatically download and install updates. I keep it set to notify me only. I like to know what updates are available and then decide which ones get installed.)

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Can you post a HijackThis log here? It might show something that's causing the problem.

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If you come up clean on virus and spyware, I have fixed this issue with installing Sp3 believe it or not!
 
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