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[Error number: 0x800703E3] during W2K update

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Old 30-04-2007
Driode
 
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[Error number: 0x800703E3] during W2K update

Hi,

I'm running W2K Pro on an old laptop Pentium 3 500MHz, 512MB RAM. The
Winsock portion of the system crashed last week, and appeared to be
hopelessly trashed (including errors in event log saying things like "error
for something that should never fail", so I reformatted and reinstalled, and
on my first attempt to use Windows Update, I get this error page with some
cryptic [Error number: 0x800703E3], and "The website has encountered a
problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options
provided below might help you solve the problem." with a red X.

I also had trouble logging into passport, since I forgot my password
briefly, and could not reset the password because the little messy picture
would not display (even though no anti-anything is installed yet), and the
audio version of the confirmation was too garbled to understand very well.
Fortunately I recalled my password!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Andy
USA

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Old 30-04-2007
Robert Aldwinckle
 
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Re: [Error number: 0x800703E3] during W2K update

"Driode" <Driode@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FE0B6031-7567-48F6-AD13-DEFA87D3F3E8@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I'm running W2K Pro on an old laptop Pentium 3 500MHz, 512MB RAM. The
> Winsock portion of the system crashed last week, and appeared to be
> hopelessly trashed (including errors in event log saying things like "error
> for something that should never fail", so I reformatted and reinstalled, and
> on my first attempt to use Windows Update, I get this error page with some
> cryptic [Error number: 0x800703E3],



<cmd_output>
>set /a c = 0x3e3

995
>net helpmsg 995


The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.
</cmd_output>


As usual a code by itself tells us next to nothing.
Hence you have to find that code used in a log to see its context.
Search all files which the update changed (e.g. all files changed
during the interval that the update was running) which contain
either 800703E3 or 995


Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
---


> and "The website has encountered a
> problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options
> provided below might help you solve the problem." with a red X.
>
> I also had trouble logging into passport, since I forgot my password
> briefly, and could not reset the password because the little messy picture
> would not display (even though no anti-anything is installed yet), and the
> audio version of the confirmation was too garbled to understand very well.
> Fortunately I recalled my password!
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
> Andy
> USA



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