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christophage

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I'm on Windows xp and I'm unable to use Windows Update for some reason. When I open it up I get Checking For Latest Version Of The Windows Update Software, and it stays there forever. It says "during this time you may receive one or more security warnings."...review each warning to make sure its made by microsoft blah blah blah...Anyway nothing comes up and it just sits there. Any help?
 

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No I don't use zonealarm. Also my temp files have been cleaned out plenty of times. This is only happening since I reformatted my computer, only I did non-destructive so it didn't destroy anything. Since then tons of stuff have been f-ed up.
 

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No, none of that worked....And no there are no yellow/red icons either...It just sits there forever. No popup blocker or anythin installed either.
 
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christophage said:
No, none of that worked....And no there are no yellow/red icons either...It just sits there forever. No popup blocker or anythin installed either.
Sorry if this has already been posted - I didnt check the other links already posted. If you havent already, try the following to fix the problem:

Delete the datastore and allow it to rebuild itself. First stop the Automatic Update Service:

1.. Click Start.
2.. Choose Run.
3.. In the Run box, type services.msc.
4.. Click OK.
5.. Right-click the Automatic Updates Service.
6.. Click Stop.

After Stopping the Service please rename the folder
c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

1.. Open Windows Explorer
2.. Navigate to the Windows folder
3.. Click on the + next to the Windows folder
4.. Navigate to SoftwareDistribution folder
5.. Right Click on the SoftwareDistribution folder
6.. Select rename from the Menu
7.. Rename the folder to SoftwareDistribution.old and click Enter

Now restart the Automatic Update Service
1.. Click Start.
2.. Choose Run.
3.. In the Run box, type services.msc.
4.. Click OK.
5.. Right-click the Automatic Updates Service.
6.. Click Start.

Try Windows Update again after this...
 
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hey... yup that was something similar to my case now that I recall... I saw that the service was stopped -inexplicably- also if i remember rightly I checked in my IE blocked sites section-I believe I found that updates site was in the list too!,,,,,,,,
 

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OMG it still doesn't work. It's still just sitting there. I checked restricted sites...only things listed there were a bunch of porn sites and cjb.net because i went to cjb hosted sites twice and both times tons of spyware pop up. Anything else I can do? This is really getting on my nerves...
 
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It could be that you have activeX disabled in internet explorer. That might be why your not seeing the security warning.
 
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when you reformatted, it may have replaced the last update file, it's v5 something, i would go to ms download site and see if that will help. and/or you may have malware on your pc thats not helping the problem any.
 

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ok I will try that. Lets see if i can find anything. So am I looking for the windows update software or what...?
 
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