Solved: Cannot check for windows update.

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flounder77

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When I click on check for updates, (after going through the start menu access to the update site) I get this message; Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.
I have restarted several times to no avail. Also attempted system restore which says unsuccessful each time. Open for suggestions!!:confused:
 

Phantom010

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Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type services.msc

Click OK.

Locate the Windows Update service. Make sure it's Started and Automatic.
 

flounder77

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Mr. fixit ran for about 30 seconds and then gave a message that it could not continue because of an error. Did not give a code or any info about the error.
 
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