Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows Update
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



windows update does not work

Windows Update


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 16-08-2005
Jan
 
Posts: n/a
windows update does not work

I have windows XP. I have it configured for automatic updates.

Because I didn't see too many updates lately I was wondering if somethings
is wrong and I decided to check manually.

So I went to:

http://update.microsoft.com/microsof...ult.aspx?ln=en

and my browser shows me a page with this text:

Checking if your computer has the latest version of Windows updating
software for use with the website…

The website uses ActiveX controls to determine which version of the software
your computer is running. If you see an ActiveX warning, make sure the
control is digitally signed by Microsoft before installing it or allowing it
to run.

AND THAT IS IT. NOTHING MORE HAPPENS. NO CHECKING SEEMS TO TAKE PLACE AND NO
FURTHER MESSAGES FOLLOW

Does anyone know what could be wrong?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16-08-2005
Patti MacLeod
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

Hi Jan,

Give this a try.............

Go to Start>Run and key in:
net.exe stop wuauserv
Click on OK or hit ENTER

Go to Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wups.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 jscript.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 atl.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box


Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 softpub.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

Start>Run and key in:
net.exe start wuauserv

Now try the Windows Update site.

Alternatively, you could create a command script file to run the above
commands in a Command Prompt window......


Go to Start>Run
Key in:
cmd
Click on OK or hit ENTER

In the Command Prompt window, key in:
notepad registerit.cmd
Hit ENTER

A Notepad window will open with a dialogue box asking if you want to create
a new file. Click on Yes in the dialogue box.

Copy/paste the following, between but not including the asterisks, into the
Notepad window:

*********************
net stop wuauserv

regsvr32 /s wuapi.dll

regsvr32 /s wups.dll

regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll

regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll

regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll

regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll

regsvr32 /s jscript.dll

regsvr32 /s atl.dll

regsvr32 /s softpub.dll

regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll

net start wuauserv
**********************

When finished pasting the above commands into the Notepad window, go to
File>Save then File>Exit.

Back in the Command Prompt window, key in:
registerit.cmd
Then hit ENTER

When the file is done running, and you're back at the C: prompt, key in:
exit
Then hit ENTER

Now try the Windows Update site.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16-08-2005
Graziana C.
 
Posts: n/a
I hadn't checked my windows update in a couple weeks only to find out this
morning that it was no longer working. I ran Patti's script and now, "I am
good to go." :)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17-08-2005
leemay
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

Patti:
Saw your fix in the discussions group and tried it.

( Give this a try.............

Go to Start>Run and key in:
net.exe stop wuauserv
Click on OK or hit ENTER

Go to Start>Run and key in:
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
Click on OK or hit ENTER
Click on OK in the RegSvr32 dialogue box

When I tried the second entry, I get a pop up telling me it can't find "
regsvr in windows. I did a search and it is located in several places. Any
suggestions ?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17-08-2005
Patti MacLeod
 
Posts: n/a
Did you key in "regsvr32" or just "regsvr" along with the applicable .dll
file that you were attempting to register?

I keyed in : regsvr32 wuapi.dll and the pop up said windows cannot find
regsvr32.

You said that you did a search and found that it was located in several
places.....is one of these places the Windows\System32 folder? If not, where
is it located?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17-08-2005
leemay
 
Posts: n/a
Patti:
regsvr32.exe is located in C:\1386 (Created 2/18/2005)

regsvr32.exe " ' ' C:\windows\system32 ( created 8/29/2002 )

regsvr32.exe " " " C:\windows\service pack files\1386
(created 8/4/2004)

That is not so strange, because Microsoft have never released a file
with the name wucitui.dll. Where did you come over this name, I can't
see that it is posted to this thread earlier.

wucltui.dll is in 5 locations in my system ( Note: it is an L after the C
not an i )
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17-08-2005
MarkyTic
 
Posts: n/a
Hi have had the same problem as Leemay.

The fix did not work at the regsvr32 wucitui.dll stage.

Did a serch for regsvr32.exe and found it in same places as Leemay plus:

C:\Program Files\Smart Panel

HELP!!! WU still does not work, ie hanging at the 'checking for latest
version...

Didn't work for me.

i did what you suggest for updating windows system.
They're work but why web browser open to google website instead to microsoft?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17-08-2005
Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

As regsvr32.exe is located in C:\windows\system32, you have
an issue with your path setting.

I suggest you download and run Fixpath.exe, it should repair
your path setting.

Fixpath.exe is in fixpath2.zip available here:
http://internet.cybermesa.com/~bstewart/misctools.html

To see Fixpath's output, run it from a command prompt...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-08-2005
MarkyTic
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

With the upmost respect your fix did not help me. Sorry, my problem is very
slightly different from Leemay's.

I can do Patti's fix until the regsvr32 wucitui.dll

When it returns:

LoadLibrary("wucitui.dll") failed - the specified module could not be not
found.

I have tried searching for this file with no success.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18-08-2005
MarkyTic
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

thanks Leemay, my printer cartridge is running out!

Anyway, with the correct spelling I have now completed Patti's fix
instructions.

All appeared to go as expected, but, the windows update is still getting
stuck at the:

....checking for latest update software......

My PC has been spyware free for ages until this week when Spybot SD found a
W32/Lebreat variant. Spybot SD fixed the spyware and it does not find it
during scans now.

Could the worm be the root cause of my windows update problem
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 18-08-2005
leemay
 
Posts: n/a
Markytic;
I get past the: "Get the latest windows update software" and then after
the download, this message:"The website has encountered a problem and cannot
display the page you are trying to view". I wonder if the download messed it
up ?

Patti and Markytic:
I found my problem:

Disable regsvr32.exe in C:\windows\system32 (change extension to exx)

Copy regsvr32.exe from C:\windows\service pack files\1386 TO
C:\windows\system32.

Windows update works perfect now. Good luck with this fix.

Markytic:

This worked for me:

Disable regsvr32.exe in C:\windows\system32 (change extension to exx)

Copy regsvr32.exe from C:\windows\service pack files\1386 TO
C:\windows\system32.

Windows update works perfect now.

It appears that somewhere along the process, the old regsvr32.exe was left
in system32. The service pack had a newer and larger file.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18-08-2005
MarkyTic
 
Posts: n/a
Leemay

I understand what you are seeing now. Sounds slightly different to what I
have.

It sounds like you are getting further into the update than me. I do not
even download anything! It used to take less than a minute to check for
latest software as I have 512 broadband. How long does it take you?

I have tried system restore back to 10 August before I posted on this
website. Have you restored? and how far back?

I have Windows XP Professional eMachines 2.6 gig Hz 512mb, Norton firewall
have windows firewall off, ms antispyware beta, spybot SD, adware se. Been
running with this set up for 9 mths trouble free. I also run accounts 3
accounts 2 users and 1 admin. Only ever use the admin at startup to get any
updates then go into a user account to surf.

I have tried all of the fixes that both you guys have mentioned and
unfortunately they resulted in no luck.

Both scans came up clean. Trendmicro listed the 8 updates as
vulnerabilities MS05-036 to MS05043.

I have tidied up the windowupdate.log file word output so it will read easier:

Service received logon notification
AU received event of 3
Service received connect notification
AU received event of 3
AU received event of 3
WU client succeeds CClientCallRecorder::BeginFindUpdates from
AutomaticUpdates with call id {0A172166-54F7-4A66-9C33-2603CC76EC1D}

Cleared the proxy cache.
WU client executing call {0A172166-54F7-4A66-9C33-2603CC76EC1D} of type
Search Call
Checking for different Redirector at:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/ms...ir/wuredir.cab

Checking for different Redirector at:
http://download.microsoft.com/window...ir/wuredir.cab

Checking for different Redirector at:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5/redir/wuredir.cab

GetWuidentUrlFromRedirector failed due to error 0x80245003
IsUpdateRequired failed with error 0x80245003
OS Version = 5.1.2600.2.0.65792
Computer Brand = eMachines, Inc.
Computer Model = Alaska
Bios Revision = 6.00
Bios Name = Revision 1.04
Bios Release Date = 2003-10-07T00:00:00
Locale ID = 1033
ClientVersion: iuengine.dll = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuapi.dll = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuauclt.exe = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuauclt1.exe = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuaucpl.cpl = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuaueng.dll = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuaueng1.dll = 5.4.3790.2182
ClientVersion: wuauserv.dll = 5.4.3790.2180
ClientVersion: wucltui.dll = 5.4.3790.2182
Trying to make out of proc datastore active
Out of proc datastore is now active
PT: Using serverID {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
PT: Using server URL https://update.microsoft.com/ClientW...ce/client.asmx
PT: Calling GetConfig on server
Add header for accept-encoding: xpress succeeded
DetectCompressionType returning type 0, hr=0x1
GetConfig: 0x8024400a
PT: Cannot recover from fault, origin=GetConfig, hr=0x8024400a
Sync of Updates: 0x8024400a
WU client failed Searching for update with error 0x8024400a
Successfully opened event cache file at
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache\{0A9EDB44-E157-4118-9926-BAD76F28A3D3}.bin for reading.
Search Callback Failed, hr is 0x8024400a
Setting next AU detection timeout to 2005-08-19 21:29:11
PT: Using serverID {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
WU client calls back to search call AutomaticUpdates with code Call failed
and error 0x8024400a
WU client completed and deleted call {0A172166-54F7-4A66-9C33-2603CC76EC1D}
PT: Using server URL https://update.microsoft.com/ClientW...ce/client.asmx
PT: Calling GetConfig on server
Add header for accept-encoding: xpress succeeded
DetectCompressionType returning type 0, hr=0x1
GetConfig: 0x8024400a
PT: Cannot recover from fault, origin=GetConfig, hr=0x8024400a
Failed to obtain cached cookie with hr = 8024400a.
PT: Using serverID {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
PT: Using server URL https://update.microsoft.com/ClientW...ce/client.asmx
URL for server is
http://stats.update.microsoft.com/Re...ebService.asmx
Trying to upload 2 events using cached cookie.
DetectCompressionType returning type 0, hr=0x1
Successfully uploaded 2 events.
Deleted event cache file at
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache\{0A9EDB44-E157-4118-9926-BAD76F28A3D3}.bin.
REPORT EVENT: {1DD22FC5-D20B-4599-B200-FB37D1B548FE} 564 2005-08-19
17:29:05+0100 1 148 101 {D67661EB-2423-451D-BF5D-13199E37DF28} 0 80245003 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Error: Agent failed detecting with reason: 0x80245003
Reopened existing event cache file at
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache\{10F4D418-B92E-4869-80E2-9CE4817C488C}.bin for writing.
Reopened existing event cache file at
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache\{0A9EDB44-E157-4118-9926-BAD76F28A3D3}.bin for writing.
REPORT EVENT: {8122A210-C671-4103-95E1-93ECCD7B4AF8} 565 2005-08-19
17:29:11+0100 1 148 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 8024400a AutomaticUpdates Failure Software
Synchronization Error: Agent failed detecting with reason: 0x8024400a
Out of proc datastore is shutting down
Out of proc datastore is now inactive

Hope this helps you diagnose my situation.

As they say on the sitcom Friends...o my god....!

Not sure exactly what cured it but used the fix mentioned below. Then tried
the active x update site which still did not work. My autoupdate at this
point is set to 'iNFORM BUT DON'T UPDATE'. Then in desperation found a site
to manually down load KB899588. Which worked ie downloaded and installed.
Then the little update shield appeared at the bottom right of my screen.
Said KB898461 ready for download. That worked. Then shiled appeared again,
and another 7 updates, inc the malicoius software removal tool, were listed
as required upates. Selected all and ta da all updated.

So, too scard to even try the manual trigger of the active x update site!
will leave pc as it is and keep ear to ground re: updates in september and
see if the shield appears again. Is this a good idea?

I realised on my log that 1 had 2 error codes. Searched the messages here
and found a fix from a microsoft guy Joan Zhang subject 'Fix The 0x0245003
Error!!!!!' dated 6/30/2005 9.56 am pst, from Karloz. Basically stop
autoupdates and background intel transfer via services, rename software dist
and then start autoupdates and background intel trans.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 19-08-2005
Patti MacLeod
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

Sorry I wasn't able to view any of this thread (or any other, for that
matter) yesterday, as I was dealing with some home "issues". Anyhow, I'm
glad that you managed to resolve the problem :-)

If Spybot was correct in its diagnosis of a W32/Lebreat variant, I would
update my virus scan definition files and perform a full system
scan......knowing me, I would also do a free online scan

If you're still not successful with Windows Update, please post the contents
of your WindowsUpdate.log file that refer to the most recent date/time that
you tried Windows Update......there may be error codes/messages in that log
file that would help point us in the right direction for a resolution.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 22-10-2005
LTL
 
Posts: n/a
Re: windows update does not work

hi Patti this post was extremely helpful to me and seems to have resolved my
problem......but what exactly did I just do? I'm assuming I stopped and
started a process that got stuck and did some really cool things to it in
between.....but that's about the extent of my understanding of what I did.

thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 24-04-2009
MowGreen
 
Posts: n/a
Gus,

Not Patty but since you've tacked on to a *really old* thread ...
the system is infected if the browser is behaving in such a manner.
Using Ineternet Explorer, see if the system can be scanned

If malware is detected, please post which one[s] and someone will advise
you as to what the next steps should be.

Check DNS settings
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows Update
Tags: , , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "windows update does not work"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Update Error 80071a91, Get help doesn’t work Micro-Dona Vista Help 3 05-03-2012 05:39 PM
windows update won't work after using system recovery disk Gorawala Operating Systems 4 08-10-2011 07:10 PM
Windows Update Does Not Work, Windows Standalone Update Installer Stops With Error 0xc8000247 Leiff Operating Systems 4 07-04-2010 12:07 PM
Windows update stops Firefox to work Terrextre Windows Software 2 24-10-2008 06:17 PM
Windows Update does not work - Error number: 0x800704DD Caswell Windows Update 1 17-09-2008 12:37 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:46 PM.