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Windows Update keeps on failing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stokeboy, Feb 24, 2004.

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  1. stokeboy

    stokeboy Thread Starter

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    Windows Update keeps on failing on a new XP install. The error in the log is always Cx800c0008

    I've tried all the MS Windows Update trouble shooter stuff + other things I've found, including:

    changing ssl settings
    Verify Date and Time settings
    Additional US Language settings
    renaming CATROOT directory

    Its been happening for several days and is really frustrating!

    Could it be my ADSL router stopping the communication?
    I have no Virus checker or Firewall installed, in fact I haven't installed anything at all since OS installation.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. amphibian

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    The error you listed is the fault address, and doesnt give any specific information. Is there any other errors that you get?
     
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  4. stokeboy

    stokeboy Thread Starter

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    Actrual error message in log file is:
    Querying software update catalog from https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/consumerdrivers/getmanifest.asp (Error 0x800C0008)

    The errors dispalyed in IE are inconsistent. Sometimes "an error occured whiles scanning for driver updates. We are not able to display ....." Other times it just times out.

    Is that enough info or do you need more?

    Ran Housecall virus and is all clear.
     
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