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Error number: 0x8DDD0018

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Old 11-04-2006
E-Double
 
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When attempting to run Windows Update the following message appears: 'Error
number: 0x8DDD0018.' This message states that the Automatic Updates, BITS,
and Event Log services must be started, but they are all started and
WinUpdates still fails. Zone Alarm has been installed, but no events blocking
updates show in the logs. TIA for any help on this one...

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Old 12-04-2006
E-Double
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

I still can't find anything further on this. Do you have ZoneAlarm or another
firewall installed ? Did you disable any other services ? Also, my MS Office
Update seems to work fine -just the Windows Update, which originally worked
okay when Windows was first installed, fails with the above-mentioned error.

Last edited by dr.nil : 04-01-2008 at 06:46 AM.
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Old 12-04-2006
Claude J Ortega
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

I had this problem today. I noticed that the URL that my system was connecting
to was the old v5... update site. I went the long way around, www.microsoft.com
, and followed the links there to the new update site. { I bookmarked the new
site. ] No problem after that.

Last edited by dr.nil : 04-01-2008 at 06:46 AM.
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Old 06-05-2006
Tyger
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

this works!:
run this command from a command
prompt:


regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll

and after running this and setting all of the above-mentioned services to
start automatically the WU worked okay for me.
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Old 14-07-2006
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I was having exactly the same problem. Thanks a lot!!
Does anyone what the source of this problem is?

Hi, I came up this AM with same problem. All services were running though
AutoUpdate was set to manual. Without changing the "manual", I ran the
regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll and that was all needed to get to the updates.
Thanks for the info!

There's a very strong possibility that you have a Vundo infection, which is
usually accompanied by ZLOB and/or SDBot infections, all of which are
protected by a rootkit.

I followed the steps by going to services.msc and following exactly what was
written. But when I press AUTOMATIC UPDATES to make the startup type
"automatic" and try to "start" the "service status"...... it turns into
"disabled" and the "service status" is "stopped" by itself.
Does anyone know why it does that?
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Old 07-01-2007
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fixed

[quote=E-Double;1793809]found another post on here that suggested running this command from a command
prompt:


regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll

and after running this and setting all of the above-mentioned services to
start automatically the WU worked okay for me. hope this helps ...

This fixed my error on windows xp pro. Thanks so much!!!
Antishane
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Old 10-06-2008
AVOID ADVANCED XP DEFENDER LIKE PLAUGE
 
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Error number: 0x8DDD0018

Sorry probably asked many times...
Followed all instructions but was unable to "Start" Automatic Updates
When you click start it tries to and goes back to Stop.

Background: Infected recently by nasty "anti-virus" software posing as a
Microsoft product that invaded my PC and charged me $ to boot!
ADVANCED XP DEFENDER is evil...

Anyway, obviously I'm not able to edit any behind the scenes stuff so any
help (already tried all resore points) getting back to normal is greatly
appreciated.


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  #8  
Old 15-06-2008
pepe
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

.... i don't know why but it is not working for me... it will write that
regsvr32 was successful but the update page i still working... i think that
the reason of my problem with the Error number: 0x8DDD0018 is because i had
virus - the Virtumonde trojan horse - and i had to delete some of (maybe)
important files from windows folder... so it is not still working for
me...pls help :(
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Old 24-07-2008
Linda
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

I also have this error due to malware called "vundo" that infected my pc.
I tried all what was suggested from the thread running regsvr32.exe on
different dll. It did not work, till somewhere along in the thread I saw a
suggestion to go to superantispware.com and download superantispyware
software. It is free. I did that and run and behold my problem is fix. I can
do automatic update now from microsoft.
I have another problem now. One of the file quarantine was by the software
was "rxsinevf.dll". Every time I boot my system I got error in loading as it
cannot find it on my windows/system32. I just ignore it. I can restore the
file but I am worried it might be infected. I don't know what this rxsinevf
dll function is.
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Old 08-08-2008
TaurArian
 
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Re: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

Make sure that you have automatic updates turned on.

Make sure that the Remote Procedure Call Locator is not disabled:
Click Start, select Run and type in:
services.msc
Locate " Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator".
If it is disabled, then right click on it, go to 'Properties', change to 'manual' and
Apply.
Try Windows Update Again

Otherwise see -
You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the "0x80246008"
code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from
the Microsoft Update Web site
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337
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Old 06-10-2008
jlleisis
 
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[Error number: 0x8DDD0018]

Microsoft Update was working properly up until about a month ago and now when
MU runs a scan on my computer checking to see which updates I need I will
receive the error number in the subject line.
I checked to make sure that Background Inteligent Transfer Service is
running which it was along with Event Log however when I clicked start under
Automatic Updates, List of Services I received a dialog box that states "it
is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it".

I would appreciate a reply from anyone who might have experience with this
error number or who might understand what is currently going on with my
computer.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 25-12-2008
Sandilynne75
 
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[Error number: 0x8DDD0018]

I have Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

When I boot up, I get an error message from Windows Update saying it's been
disabled and I could get viruses..... I click on Windows Update in the
tools section of Explorer and this error message displays. [Error number:
0x8DDD0018]

I have tried to do the "Run" services.msc and try to change the Automatic
Update to Startup Type: Automatic. However, when I try to start it I continue
to receive an error message that says:

Could not start Automatic Updates Service on Local Computer.
Error 1058: The service cannot be started, ether because it is disabled or
because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Can anyone help??
Thanks,
Sandi
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Old 26-01-2009
Engel
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

Hello fwrwojgd,

0x8ddd0018 1058

1058
ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED
The service cannot be started. If BITS service is disabled by the
Administrator, or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED then this error will be seen.
BITS has been disabled. Enable the BITS service.


You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the
"0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft Windows
Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site
<http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910337>
-=-

First - ensure you do not have "Vundo". Clean it up if you do.

It seems possible that your Windows installation has been deliberately
damaged by a trojan (Vundo, along any uninvited guests. (SDBot and ZLOB, all
protected by a rootkit.)) so as to prevent you updating your system or
removing the trojan.

Your first priority must be to cleanse your PC of all malware.

A very good antimalware app is SUPERAntiSpyware.

There is a free version (on demand scanning only), the paid for version
includes active monitoring, similar to Windows defender:
<http://www.superantispyware.com/>
-=-

Copied ?esponse from Robert Aldwinckle -

Robert Aldwinckle 11/19/2008 9:48 PM PST


Try searching for: 0x8ddd0018
or
Searching for: 0x8ddd0018 MVP

E.g. using the web interface that you are posting from
press Alt-7 and enter those words.

In this particular case there have been so many satisfied participants
who also use the web interface that you can even use the Answered Questions
filter to reduce the number of messages you have to read through.
E.g. press Alt-i Enter CursorDown, CursorDown, Enter
after your search returns results.

Notice though that normally you will not be able to use the filters
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enough users of the web interface bother to come back and mark posts that
they find helpful... ; }
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  #14  
Old 04-04-2009
cgb cgb is offline
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Re: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

Thanks so much for the dll reg info...that fixed it for me, on srvr 2003.
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Old 13-01-2010
Lee Cefalu
 
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RE: Error number: 0x8DDD0018

So how do I go about with this command prompt to fix this ??

"crossmr" wrote:

> Thank you for this. This problem has been driving me nuts for 4 days, and
> Microsoft has been completely useless with the support.
>
> "E-Double" wrote:
>
> > found another post on here that suggested running this command from a command
> > prompt:
> >
> >
> > regsvr32.exe wuaueng.dll
> >
> > and after running this and setting all of the above-mentioned services to
> > start automatically the WU worked okay for me. hope this helps ...
> >
> > e.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Sundown" wrote:
> >
> > > I'm also having the exact same problem. I've followed all of the
> > > instructions to no avail.
> > >
> > > Little help? Anyone?
> > >
> > > "E-Double" wrote:
> > >
> > > > When attempting to run Windows Update the following message appears: 'Error
> > > > number: 0x8DDD0018.' This message states that the Automatic Updates, BITS,
> > > > and Event Log services must be started, but they are all started and
> > > > WinUpdates still fails. Zone Alarm has been installed, but no events blocking
> > > > updates show in the logs. TIA for any help on this one...

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