Windows update locks up! Help

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bobber

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When I try to update windows 90% of the time my browser locks up and I have to ctr-alt-del to end the process. The very few times I get to the update page and choose express install the appropriate updates are listed. When I press the install button the little window showing downlaod and install progress comes up but nothing happens. Nothing downloads. When I try to close the window or hit cancel things freeze up again and I have to ctrl-alt-del my way out again.
Using Windows XP with 2.53GHZ P4
Any suggestions?
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bobber

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Well I managed to solve this puppy. I tried again to update and just let the PC sit there with the download screen up and apparently running but nothing happening. After about 20 minutes I saw that I had 10 outstanding downloads but all had download errors and were not downloaded. The error isted for each was 0x80246008. I searched the microsoft knowledgebase and saw that it meant that BITS was not set. When I ran services.msc I tried to enable BITS but got another error 2147024894. Checking that out I saw where I had to add a folder in my registry called 'FilesNotToBackup'. I did it and was able to enable BITS.
Well I rebooted and BINGO!! it worked and I was able to download and install all of the latest security updates.
Maybe others will solve there problem trying the above.
 
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