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Old 05-12-2007
alfred njeru
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How do I fix Error number: 0x80070005

On the taskbar of my computer, a message pops that updates are ready for your
computer, click here to install these updates. When I click, choose Express
Install and click the install button, after about one minute, the following
message pops up: "Some updates could not be installed"
When I click the link to windows update web site on the automatic updates
tab under the systaem properties of my computer, it takes me to
http://www.update.microsoft.com/wind....aspx?ln=en-us and I
click install now. Downloading goes on upto 100% in less than a minute. But
the following error message appears: Error number: 0x80070005 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.
Facts. I'm logged in as administrator.

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Old 05-12-2007
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Re: How do I fix Error number: 0x80070005

I am receiving the same error message. Every time I start my computer
Windows update finds an update file for my HP w1907 monitor and calls it an
"important update". But when it attempts to install it fails and gives this
error WindowsUpdate_80070005 WindowsUpdate_dt000.
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Old 06-12-2007
Computer Nerd
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Re: How do I fix Error number: 0x80070005

I had the same problem what you can do is manually install it, and thats what
i did. all you have to do is go into c drive > Windows > Software
Distribution > Download. and than double click on it and install it manually,
than run auto update again and it will detect it already installed, and u
should no have further problems.. hope this helps -albert
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Old 12-12-2007
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I had the same bizarre problem and spent 3 full days on the phone with HP Tech
support (or lack thereof) with very little help and plenty of frustration.

I finally figured out a solution on my own:
Uninstall the "My HP Display" program.
In device manager, replace your existing monitor HP w1907 driver with the
Windows Generic PNP Monitor. Then Uninstall your video card drivers (in my
Now reboot your computer.
When it returns, Windows (Vista) will prompt you to reinstall your video
drivers. Allow Windows to automatically search for and find the correct
drivers to install. After installation is complete, your monitor and video
drivers will be correct again. You may also get a notice to update your
Nvidia drivers from Windows Update. It is OK to do so (worked for me).
Now try to play a copy-protected DVD... it WORKS !!
Also, after the reinstall, I am no longer "nagged" to update my HP w1907
driver. I hope this helps you !! :-)

I have several files in this folder, which one do I need to double click on.
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Old 22-02-2008
Moses Hull
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I have to reset the perminission on the file

SYSTEM full control
Administrator - full control
TrustedInstall - full confrol

I will receiving in the C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log
the message
{61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070005 SelfUpdate Failure

The service "Windows Modules Installer" was not starting because of the
permissions issues
It doesn't want to download the file, it just wants to open it. However, it
won't open with any of my choices. There has to be something I am doing wrong here.
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Old 03-04-2008
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After days of searching for this solution on MS vista and HP.....you solved
my problem! Thank you for helping me out. I have a brand new system
purchased 3/25/2008 ALL HP products monitor HP w2207h. I'm about to return
this whole system, will keep you informed.

ALL I want when I purchase a product is: IT ALL WORKS

What if I have a Toshiba and I'm experiencing the same problem? Any
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Old 26-05-2009
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Re: How do I fix Error number: 0x80070005

Suggest you start yor own thread and outline your problem clearly etc
You may also wish to advise what OS you're using as well.
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Old 28-12-2010
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Re: How do I fix Error number: 0x80070005

I faced the same problem with my Windows XP system and then one of my friend suggested me to have a look on It seriously worked out and helped me to fix this error.

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