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Windows update won't finish loading

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kiddetoolman, Dec 29, 2003.

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  1. kiddetoolman

    kiddetoolman Thread Starter

    May 4, 2003
    I click on windows update and when I get to the screen that is
    checking for the latest version of windows update software..

    it just hangs in limbo, it claims to say it will take a minute or two and in the past it hasalways been 10-20 seconds.

    when I click over on the left "Welcome"
    after a few seconds the screen refreshes but when I click scan for updates it says it never finished loading and click cancel to refresh and then it just hangs there again infinitly.

    Running registered windows XP pro w/sp1

    if I need to include anymore info please let me know.
    Firewall is all checked to allow internet
  2. eoJeoJ


    Dec 19, 2003
    I had the same problem before but it was with Win2K. My problem was there was some spyware that prevented the Windows Update from working correctly, so that might be your case. Have you scanned your computer for any viruses or spyware lately? Also are you running a firewall? If so try turning it off then running Windows Update. Hope this helps.
  3. snappy_31


    Dec 3, 2003
    I would try doing the spyware deal like eoJoeJ mentioned and anti virus etc. I would also go into Internet Explorer Properties and clear history and temporary Internet files there may be a partial download in there.
    Hope this helps
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