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Old 03-10-2004
LeonW
 
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Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
When going to Windows Update, get:
"Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.
Did a manual download and re-install of iuctl.cab. No
joy.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

L?on

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Old 03-10-2004
 
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Windows Update Error 8DDD0004


>-----Original Message-----
>Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
>When going to Windows Update, get:
>"Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
>hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
>8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.
>Did a manual download and re-install of iuctl.cab. No
>joy.
>
>Thanks in advance for your assistance.
>
>L?on


Are you using zone alarm ?
if you are
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
us;836960&Product=wupd
other than that look in the event viewer for other
details. ( administrative tools)
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  #3  
Old 04-10-2004
LeonW
 
Posts: n/a
Windows Update Error 8DDD0004


>-----Original Message-----
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
>>When going to Windows Update, get:
>>"Checking for latest version of Windows Update

Software"
>>hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
>>8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.
>>Did a manual download and re-install of iuctl.cab. No
>>joy.
>>
>>Thanks in advance for your assistance.
>>
>>L?on

>
>Are you using zone alarm ?
>if you are
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-
>us;836960&Product=wupd
> other than that look in the event viewer for other
>details. ( administrative tools)
>.
>No Zone Alarm. However I noticed that the "WUWebControl

Class" add on does not show in IE's list of "helper" add-
ons?
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  #4  
Old 04-10-2004
Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

LeonW wrote:

>No Zone Alarm. However I noticed that the "WUWebControl
> Class" add on does not show in IE's list of "helper" add-
> ons?

Hi

Take a look at this thread:

http://groups.google.com/groups?thre...0microsoft.com


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...r/default.mspx
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  #5  
Old 04-10-2004
Sky King
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Hi, Leon;

LeonW wrote:
> Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
> When going to Windows Update, get:
> "Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
> hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
> 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.


Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates to "ErrorControlFailed" which
I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the premise that it falls
into a "I can't get there from here because we don't communicate" kinda
message, here are some things to try:


Close all open applications. Then:

1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security tab, click on
Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require server
verification....." and then add the following sites to your Trusted Zone:


http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
http://download.windowsupdate.com

Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the Trusted Sites section,
click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the Scripting section and
Enable all 3 options there.

While still in the Custom Level... section, back up towards the top of the
list and check that no ActiveX option is set to Disable. If you don't want
to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.

OK and work your way back to the General tab in the Internet Options applet.
Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline files option when
presented. When that is done, and still on the General tab, click to clear
your History.

Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer, right-click to
select the drive where this version of Windows is installed and select
Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and let that complete.
Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions you may use for IE
TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.

Almost done. <g> Next go to
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
and download/install the latest VBScript engine.

Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two folders:
..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore

Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try by going directly to
http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure to allow the install
of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the yellow bar at the
top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors, do a "Custom
Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole bunch of items, you
can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must install. After
installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will work now without
further errors.

HTH ;)

--

....Sky

================



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  #6  
Old 04-10-2004
LeonW
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Please note: WUWebControl Class is ABSENT from the helper
list so I cannot enable it. How could it have been
clobbered? How do I get I back in?
LW
>-----Original Message-----
>LeonW wrote:
>
>>No Zone Alarm. However I noticed that the "WUWebControl
>> Class" add on does not show in IE's list of "helper"

add-
>> ons?

>Hi
>
>Take a look at this thread:
>
>http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=AA8E65B9-430F-

4B8B-AD52-5D25B6030479%40microsoft.com
>
>
>--
>torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn

Norway
>Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version

of
>the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...er/default.msp

x
>.
>

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  #7  
Old 04-10-2004
LeonW
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Thank you for your suggestions. Alas, problem persists.
How do I add the WUWebControl Class IE helper add-on. It
is absent from my list of add-ons. I don't think update
will work at all without it.
LW
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi, Leon;
>
>LeonW wrote:
>> Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
>> When going to Windows Update, get:
>> "Checking for latest version of Windows Update

Software"
>> hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
>> 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.

>
>Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates

to "ErrorControlFailed" which
>I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the

premise that it falls
>into a "I can't get there from here because we don't

communicate" kinda
>message, here are some things to try:
>
>
>Close all open applications. Then:
>
>1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security

tab, click on
>Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require

server
>verification....." and then add the following sites to

your Trusted Zone:
>
>
>http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
>http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
>https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
>http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
>http://download.windowsupdate.com
>
>Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the

Trusted Sites section,
>click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the

Scripting section and
>Enable all 3 options there.
>
>While still in the Custom Level... section, back up

towards the top of the
>list and check that no ActiveX option is set to

Disable. If you don't want
>to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.
>
>OK and work your way back to the General tab in the

Internet Options applet.
>Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline

files option when
>presented. When that is done, and still on the General

tab, click to clear
>your History.
>
>Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer,

right-click to
>select the drive where this version of Windows is

installed and select
>Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and

let that complete.
>Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions

you may use for IE
>TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.
>
>Almost done. <g> Next go to
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?

FamilyID=c717d943-7e4b-4622-86eb-
95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en
>and download/install the latest VBScript engine.
>
>Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two

folders:
>..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
>..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
>
>Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try

by going directly to
>http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure

to allow the install
>of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the

yellow bar at the
>top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors,

do a "Custom
>Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole

bunch of items, you
>can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must

install. After
>installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will

work now without
>further errors.
>
>HTH ;)
>
>--
>
>....Sky
>
>================
>
>
>
>.
>

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  #8  
Old 04-10-2004
Sky King
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

LeonW wrote:
> Thank you for your suggestions. Alas, problem persists.
> How do I add the WUWebControl Class IE helper add-on. It
> is absent from my list of add-ons. I don't think update
> will work at all without it.


Hi;

First, are you certain the item is missing? It normally won't show up as a
default unless you select the "Add-ons that have been used...." option.

If you verify that the item is indeed missing from the "Add-ons that have
been used...." list, can you check to see if you have a file named WUWEB.DLL
in your System32 folder; and what version of that file you have?

Please post back with the results of your investigation.

--

....Sky

================


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  #9  
Old 04-10-2004
LeonW
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004


>-----Original Message-----
>LeonW wrote:
>> Thank you for your suggestions. Alas, problem

persists.
>> How do I add the WUWebControl Class IE helper add-on.

It
>> is absent from my list of add-ons. I don't think

update
>> will work at all without it.

>
>Hi;
>
>First, are you certain the item is missing? It normally

won't show up as a
>default unless you select the "Add-ons that have been

used...." option.
>
>If you verify that the item is indeed missing from

the "Add-ons that have
>been used...." list, can you check to see if you have a

file named WUWEB.DLL
>in your System32 folder; and what version of that file

you have?
>
>Please post back with the results of your investigation.
>
>--
>
>....Sky
>
>================


Have check both add-on lists. WUWebControl Class is
missing.

WUWEB.dll found in system32 ver 5.4.3790.2180.

Could not find any WUWebControl references in the
Registry either ?!?

Thanks
LW
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  #10  
Old 05-10-2004
slator
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Hi

I too have been following your instructions. I am unsure of how to start the
computer in safe mode, though. Could you tell me how? Many thanks.

"Sky King" wrote:

> Hi, Leon;
>
> LeonW wrote:
> > Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
> > When going to Windows Update, get:
> > "Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
> > hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
> > 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.

>
> Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates to "ErrorControlFailed" which
> I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the premise that it falls
> into a "I can't get there from here because we don't communicate" kinda
> message, here are some things to try:
>
>
> Close all open applications. Then:
>
> 1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security tab, click on
> Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require server
> verification....." and then add the following sites to your Trusted Zone:
>
>
> http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> http://download.windowsupdate.com
>
> Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the Trusted Sites section,
> click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the Scripting section and
> Enable all 3 options there.
>
> While still in the Custom Level... section, back up towards the top of the
> list and check that no ActiveX option is set to Disable. If you don't want
> to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.
>
> OK and work your way back to the General tab in the Internet Options applet.
> Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline files option when
> presented. When that is done, and still on the General tab, click to clear
> your History.
>
> Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer, right-click to
> select the drive where this version of Windows is installed and select
> Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and let that complete.
> Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions you may use for IE
> TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.
>
> Almost done. <g> Next go to
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
> and download/install the latest VBScript engine.
>
> Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two folders:
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
>
> Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try by going directly to
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure to allow the install
> of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the yellow bar at the
> top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors, do a "Custom
> Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole bunch of items, you
> can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must install. After
> installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will work now without
> further errors.
>
> HTH ;)
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>
>
>

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  #11  
Old 05-10-2004
Sky King
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

slator wrote:
> Hi
>
> I too have been following your instructions. I am unsure of how to start
> the computer in safe mode, though. Could you tell me how? Many thanks.


Hi;

Restart your computer and as the restart proceeds press the F8 function key.
You will then get a menu of options and you can select Safe Mode from there.

--

....Sky

================


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  #12  
Old 18-10-2005
Olly
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Cheers for the long post Sky King, however like other readers, this didn't
solve my issue!
I eventually tracked it down to a modem driver, which I'd installed
incorrectly!
When querying the modem, it used to lock the PC for 30seconds and then
report that the modem was already in use. After trawling google, I finally
found the 'correct' driver for it, and lo the Windows Update service website
now works

HTH,

Olly.

"Sky King" wrote:

> Hi, Leon;
>
> LeonW wrote:
> > Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
> > When going to Windows Update, get:
> > "Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
> > hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
> > 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.

>
> Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates to "ErrorControlFailed" which
> I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the premise that it falls
> into a "I can't get there from here because we don't communicate" kinda
> message, here are some things to try:
>
>
> Close all open applications. Then:
>
> 1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security tab, click on
> Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require server
> verification....." and then add the following sites to your Trusted Zone:
>
>
> http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> http://download.windowsupdate.com
>
> Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the Trusted Sites section,
> click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the Scripting section and
> Enable all 3 options there.
>
> While still in the Custom Level... section, back up towards the top of the
> list and check that no ActiveX option is set to Disable. If you don't want
> to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.
>
> OK and work your way back to the General tab in the Internet Options applet.
> Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline files option when
> presented. When that is done, and still on the General tab, click to clear
> your History.
>
> Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer, right-click to
> select the drive where this version of Windows is installed and select
> Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and let that complete.
> Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions you may use for IE
> TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.
>
> Almost done. <g> Next go to
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
> and download/install the latest VBScript engine.
>
> Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two folders:
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
>
> Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try by going directly to
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure to allow the install
> of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the yellow bar at the
> top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors, do a "Custom
> Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole bunch of items, you
> can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must install. After
> installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will work now without
> further errors.
>
> HTH ;)
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>
>
>

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  #13  
Old 18-10-2005
Olly
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Cheers for the long post Sky King, however like other readers, this didn't
solve my issue!
I eventually tracked it down to a modem driver, which I'd installed
incorrectly!
When querying the modem, it used to lock the PC for 30seconds and then
report that the modem was already in use. After trawling google, I finally
found the 'correct' driver for it, and lo the Windows Update service website
now works

HTH,

Olly.

"Sky King" wrote:

> Hi, Leon;
>
> LeonW wrote:
> > Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
> > When going to Windows Update, get:
> > "Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
> > hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
> > 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.

>
> Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates to "ErrorControlFailed" which
> I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the premise that it falls
> into a "I can't get there from here because we don't communicate" kinda
> message, here are some things to try:
>
>
> Close all open applications. Then:
>
> 1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security tab, click on
> Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require server
> verification....." and then add the following sites to your Trusted Zone:
>
>
> http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> http://download.windowsupdate.com
>
> Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the Trusted Sites section,
> click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the Scripting section and
> Enable all 3 options there.
>
> While still in the Custom Level... section, back up towards the top of the
> list and check that no ActiveX option is set to Disable. If you don't want
> to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.
>
> OK and work your way back to the General tab in the Internet Options applet.
> Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline files option when
> presented. When that is done, and still on the General tab, click to clear
> your History.
>
> Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer, right-click to
> select the drive where this version of Windows is installed and select
> Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and let that complete.
> Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions you may use for IE
> TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.
>
> Almost done. <g> Next go to
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
> and download/install the latest VBScript engine.
>
> Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two folders:
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
>
> Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try by going directly to
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure to allow the install
> of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the yellow bar at the
> top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors, do a "Custom
> Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole bunch of items, you
> can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must install. After
> installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will work now without
> further errors.
>
> HTH ;)
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>
>
>

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  #14  
Old 18-10-2005
Olly
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Cheers for the long post Sky King, however like other readers, this didn't
solve my issue!
I eventually tracked it down to a modem driver, which I'd installed
incorrectly!
When querying the modem, it used to lock the PC for 30seconds and then
report that the modem was already in use. After trawling google, I finally
found the 'correct' driver for it, and lo the Windows Update service website
now works

HTH,

Olly.

"Sky King" wrote:

> Hi, Leon;
>
> LeonW wrote:
> > Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
> > When going to Windows Update, get:
> > "Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
> > hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
> > 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.

>
> Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates to "ErrorControlFailed" which
> I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the premise that it falls
> into a "I can't get there from here because we don't communicate" kinda
> message, here are some things to try:
>
>
> Close all open applications. Then:
>
> 1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security tab, click on
> Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require server
> verification....." and then add the following sites to your Trusted Zone:
>
>
> http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> http://download.windowsupdate.com
>
> Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the Trusted Sites section,
> click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the Scripting section and
> Enable all 3 options there.
>
> While still in the Custom Level... section, back up towards the top of the
> list and check that no ActiveX option is set to Disable. If you don't want
> to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.
>
> OK and work your way back to the General tab in the Internet Options applet.
> Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline files option when
> presented. When that is done, and still on the General tab, click to clear
> your History.
>
> Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer, right-click to
> select the drive where this version of Windows is installed and select
> Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and let that complete.
> Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions you may use for IE
> TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.
>
> Almost done. <g> Next go to
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
> and download/install the latest VBScript engine.
>
> Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two folders:
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
>
> Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try by going directly to
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure to allow the install
> of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the yellow bar at the
> top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors, do a "Custom
> Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole bunch of items, you
> can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must install. After
> installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will work now without
> further errors.
>
> HTH ;)
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>
>
>

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  #15  
Old 18-10-2005
Olly
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Windows Update Error 8DDD0004

Cheers for the long post Sky King, however like other readers, this didn't
solve my issue!
I eventually tracked it down to a modem driver, which I'd installed
incorrectly!
When querying the modem, it used to lock the PC for 30seconds and then
report that the modem was already in use. After trawling google, I finally
found the 'correct' driver for it, and lo the Windows Update service website
now works

HTH,

Olly.

"Sky King" wrote:

> Hi, Leon;
>
> LeonW wrote:
> > Win XP workstation with SP2 installed.
> > When going to Windows Update, get:
> > "Checking for latest version of Windows Update Software"
> > hanging for about a minute before aborting with error
> > 8DDD0004. No reference in the KB for that error.

>
> Basically, this error (0X8DDD0004) translates to "ErrorControlFailed" which
> I admit doesn't mean a whole lot. :) Working on the premise that it falls
> into a "I can't get there from here because we don't communicate" kinda
> message, here are some things to try:
>
>
> Close all open applications. Then:
>
> 1. Open Control Panel/Internet Options. On the Security tab, click on
> Trusted Sites, then Sites. Click to clear the "Require server
> verification....." and then add the following sites to your Trusted Zone:
>
>
> http://www.download.windowsupdate.com
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> https://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (note the HTTPS )
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> http://download.windowsupdate.com
>
> Then click OK to exit that portion. Still in the Trusted Sites section,
> click the Custom Level... button; scroll down to the Scripting section and
> Enable all 3 options there.
>
> While still in the Custom Level... section, back up towards the top of the
> list and check that no ActiveX option is set to Disable. If you don't want
> to blindly Enable them, at least set it to Prompt.
>
> OK and work your way back to the General tab in the Internet Options applet.
> Click the Delete Files... button, and select the offline files option when
> presented. When that is done, and still on the General tab, click to clear
> your History.
>
> Close that applet and Control Panel. Open My Computer, right-click to
> select the drive where this version of Windows is installed and select
> Properties. Then select Clean Up, pick all items, and let that complete.
> Use the same Clean Up for any other drives/partitions you may use for IE
> TIF, TEMP/TMP storage.
>
> Almost done. <g> Next go to
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
> and download/install the latest VBScript engine.
>
> Restart in SAFE mode. While there delete these two folders:
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
> ..:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
>
> Restart back into "Normal" mode and give WU another try by going directly to
> http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE. Be sure to allow the install
> of any ActiveX controls if so prompted (watch for the yellow bar at the
> top). Assuming you get into the WU site without errors, do a "Custom
> Install" scan of your system. If you get offered a whole bunch of items, you
> can decline them all EXCEPT for BITS 2.0 which you must install. After
> installing BITS, Restart the computer and see if WU will work now without
> further errors.
>
> HTH ;)
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>
>
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