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Old 20-03-2007
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windos update error 80080005

I try using my windows update to see if there's any update avaiable to my
Windows Vista Business. I've got a Windows update error code 80080005. I try
looking this up in help and other sections. Can't find it for windows update.
Any help or suggestions to how to resolve this issue? The version of vista
comes with my new Sony notebook and the internet connect works fine. Any
suggestions will be great. Thanks for all your help in advance.


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Old 30-03-2007
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re: windows update error 8008005

Same problem here. I've seen Peter has posted this question all over the internet with no solution. I am now on the same trail. Someone Help!

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Old 29-04-2007
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re: windows update error 8008005

I'm having the same issue. I believe my issue is related to another error
code I get from the dllhost.exe in the c:\Windows\system32 directory. It
puts out an error periodically saying:" The NTVDM CPU has encountered an
illegal instruction. CS:0011 IP:0215 OP:f0 1d 89 00 f0 Choose 'close' to
terminate the application. However, it takes maybe 8-10 clicks of the close
button because every time choose close in the error dialogue box, I get
another same message that pops up.

Not sure what this is... Msfot's own website doesn't have this error on Vista.
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Old 09-05-2007
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Re: windows update error 8008005

Hi guys, this is Peter... I try contacting my computer maker and you
know what kind of respond I've got from them?

"With regards to your concern, we have forwarded your case to our
technical department about the Windows Update Error and we have been
searching for solutions and are unable to provide a solution.
Unfortunately, Microsoft also cannot provide a solution. You may
have to wait for a Windows Vista patch from Microsoft. "

It is a crap answers that no one, not even Microsoft have any bloody
idea what's going on. So I donno what to do any more. I am just
disappointed in the way that Microsoft can't even get the basic right.
Anyway, if anyone got any solutions to this, I am happy to hear it!

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Old 17-08-2007
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Everytime I try to run Windows Update, the system pauses for about one minute
and then says Error Code 80080005. I have not been able to install any
updates. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. This is a brand new Dell
Dimension C521. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Have a look here

Most don't apply, but I will let you know if anything works.
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Old 17-08-2007
TaurArian [MS-MVP]
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Re: Windows Update Error 80080005

Also 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
scroll to: Windows could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer service on the
local computer. For more information, review the system event log. If this is a
non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor and refer to service-specific error
code -2147467243. (0x80080005)

Also This can be a temporary error and so retrying a couple of times may help
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Old 04-02-2008
Doris Donley
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Windows Update error 80080005

Please help!

I have just re-installed Vista, installed the first lot of updates ok. Now
when I try to install the next lot of updates I get this error!

I can't find any explanation for it. I have restarted the system and tried
again, but still get the same problem.

Anybody have any ideas ?

Doris Donley
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Old 02-03-2008
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I have the same problem. Did you get a solution? I would like to know. If
you did, can you let me know.

I am afraid I gave up! Re-installed Vista and started again. For some
reason I did not get the same problem. Probably not the best way to sort it
out, but it worked.
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Old 22-01-2009
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Windows Update Error 80080005

For the last two months I have not been able to use windows update. It keeps
coming up with the Windows Update Error 80080005. I am running Windows Vista
Ultimate, SP1. I have run my antivirus and spyware checker and have come up
with nothing. Help?
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Old 23-01-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: Windows Update Error 80080005

Chances are that you're seeing the affects of a hijackware infection.

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:

2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):

3. Run additional checks for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
log to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2 is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:

Support for Windows Update:

For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
security updates.
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